Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour: Experience Hawaiian History & Abundant Marine Life
417 Ratings
Immerse yourself in Hawaiian history and explore the abundant marine life of Hanalei Bay on our kayak and snorkel tour. Perfect for families and adventure seekers!
Duration: 5 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Hanalei Bay - Slip into Hanalei River from our own private dock. We will head down stream sharing history of the Hanalei river & getting comfortable in our kayaks before heading out into Hanalei Bay where we spend the majority of our time. There we check out our Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles (Honu) before heading over to the beach where we will land our kayaks and take everyone out snorkeling (45 mins). Guides will share modern day reef ecology and point out what to look for while snorkeling. After snorkeling we provide a full deli style lunch, sit, hang out, & answer any questions you may have about our island. Our guides are born and raised here and take pride in sharing their island knowledge.
    This tour has an 8am check in time and runs from 8:30am-1pm. We will fit you for snorkel gear (you are welcome to bring your own full set of gear or a full set will be provided(no mix & match of gear). Full face masks not permitted on tour.
What's Included
  • Bottled water
  • Water resistant dry bags
  • Snacks
  • Double/Tandem Kayaks Required (Single kayaks provided for odd numbered groups)
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Lunch
What's Not Included
  • Full Face Snorkel Mask NOT Permitted
Additional Information

We are a family from Hawaii, deeply invested in imparting the profound heritage and traditions of Hanalei to you. Join us on our exclusive river-ocean combo tour, which starts from our private pier and leads you to an undiscovered beach. Discover the art of snorkeling in the pristine blue waters of the Pacific, encircled by an array of sea creatures. Alternatively, you can partake in interesting conversations, unwind on the beach or enjoy a meal or some snacks. This tour is ideal for families with children aged 5 and above.

  • Must be at least 5 years of age to participate
  • Free & ample public parking available
  • 1:1 adult to child ratio required for children under 12
  • Participants are welcome to use their personal snorkel gear with the exception of full face snorkel masks. Full Face Snorkel Masks are not permitted on tour. All participants are required to use a traditional 2 piece snorkel and mask set.
  • Pregnant travelers 30 months or less are welcome to participate
  • All participants must be in good physical health, can paddle on their own, & get in/out of kayak on their own without assistance
Kayak Hanalei
Kuhio Highway
Kayak Hanalei will be the second building on your right as you enter into Hanalei Town; just after The Dolphin Restaurant. There is ample parking in the front and back parking areas.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(417 Ratings)
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Feb 24, 2024
Kayak and snorkel tour - What a great tour! Our tour guides were amazing! It was a great kayak tour and we saw sea turtles when snorkeling!
Review provided by Viator
Feb 14, 2024
Our guide Kolo made our... - Our guide Kolo made our experience - he was friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining. The tour was the perfect length, allowing for ample time snorkeling and relaxing on the beach between kayaking to and from the starting point.
Review provided by Viator
Feb 13, 2024
Kayak tour, ask for Kolo as a guide - Kayak and snorkeling is a beautiful experience at a beautiful location. You get the most of river, ocean, reef and sand beach for snorkeling. The guide Kolo is well informed, he knows the history and plant and marine life so well. Loved his singing with his ukulele
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Feb 11, 2024
Hawaii Kayak & Snorkel. - Lots of fun! Kolo our guide was great. He ensured everyone was having a good time. He provided us a lot of information about the island.
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Jan 7, 2024
Great guides - Great excursion! Tour guides were very knowledgeable and fun to be with. We had just the right amount of time snorkeling in this amazing place. Loved it!
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Jan 2, 2024
Excellent! - A great experience. Tons of information on local history and beautiful vistas.. would recommend to anyone who loves the North Shore.
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Jan 1, 2024
Great time - Our two guides were fantastic and very knowledgeable! Although we didn't get to go snorkeling due to the weather and the clarity of the ocean, we had a wonderful time kayaking up the river then to the ocean! 10/10 would do it again, thank you!!
Review provided by Viator
Dec 27, 2023
Enjoyable Afternoon - We had an enjoyable day with the Kayak Hanalei tour group. Each kayak had enough room for our bags and snorkel gear. We experienced a yummy lunch, authentic Hawaiian music played on a ukulele, beautiful scenery, and the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. We saw lots of fish and big turtles while snorkeling. Although our original tour had to be cancelled due to flooding, the Kayak Hanalei team was quick to keep us informed and to rescheduled us for the next day.
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Dec 27, 2023
Enjoyable Experience - Our family had an enjoyable day with the Kayak Hanalei tour group. The double kayak’s had plenty of room for our bags and snorkel gear. We were treated to lunch, music played on a ukulele, and gorgeous views of the mountains. We snorkeled with several turtles and saw lots of fish. The reef in that area is shallow in many parts. Great time and experience overall. Also, our original tour was cancelled due to flooding/rain. The Kayak Hanalei team was quick to reach out and make us aware of the situation. They were also able to get us rescheduled for the next day.
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Feb 5, 2024
Survey NA - This survey is N/A Never happened. Cancelled due to high seas I’ve said ever thing needed What would you like me to say? Don’t send irrelevant emails?
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Select Date and Tickets
up to 15 guests
1 Adult
April 2024