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Kayaking in Kauai

By Viator, February 2018

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As the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands, Kauai is known for its rugged natural scenery and lush greenery from heavy rainfall. It also has Hawaii’s most navigable rivers, and thus offers the state's best kayaking. Here are the best kayak tour options on the island.

Highlights
  • Paddle down the Wailua River on a guided kayaking tour, surrounded by tropical rain forest, stopping at tall waterfalls (such as Uluwehi or Secret Falls) and natural pools along the way.
  • Take a sea kayak to the open waters to see the stunning Na Pali Coast or access hard-to-reach coastal spots near Poipu on the south shore.
  • Take a river kayak down the Hanalei River to reach Hanalei Bay, home to some of the most beautiful waters and sea life on Kauai's north shore, including Hawaiian sea turtles.
  • Add a hiking tour or snorkel tour to your kayak adventure. The Huleia River is a great place to combine a few activities and learn about the history and culture of Kauai. If river kayaking is not your thing, you can also take in the sights from a motorized canoe.
  • Participate in a variety of outdoor activities on land, river, or sea with a knowledgeable guide.

Tours & Tickets

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Wailua River Kayak and Hike Adventure, Kauai, null
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Wailua River Kayak and Hike Adventure

4.5 star rating: Recommended 66 Reviews

Enjoy an idyllic kayaking and hiking adventure on Kauai’s Wailua River. Paddle down the tranquil river and admire the lush jungle landscapes on shore. Your ...  Read more

Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.59
Paddle Kauai Jungle Streams, Kauai, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Paddle Kauai Jungle Streams

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Paddle down the Wailua River, a beautiful and historic jungle stream, deep into the heart of the island on a kayaking Kauai day trip. This Kauai hiking tour ...  Read more

Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $112.50
Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour, Kauai, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

During your time on Kauai, enjoy a three-hour guided kayak and snorkel tour along the picturesque Hanalei River and in Hanalei Bay, which is home to the ...  Read more

Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.99
Hidden Valley Falls Kayak and Kauai Hike Adventure, Kauai, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Hidden Valley Falls Kayak and Kauai Hike Adventure

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

For a fun kayaking Kauai activity, paddle tandem kayaks along the Hule'ia River and travel deep into the heart of the Kauai island jungle. Then, go Kauai ...  Read more

Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $122.92
Kauai South Shore Sea Kayak Adventure, Kauai, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Kauai South Shore Sea Kayak Adventure

This 7-mile (11km) kayak tour is a day packed full of fun, excitement and adventure. Savor the magnificent views, breathtaking scenery, and hidden beaches of ...  Read more

Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $164.58

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