|Since 1997, TryKauai.com has
provided visitors, as well as local residents
with information about Kauai, whether it is
booking just one activity or complete vacation
itineraries before your arrival or while you are
on island. There are no fees for our services.
We promote reputable and experienced vendors on
Kauai who over the years have received wonderful
feedback. Our service offers honest ratings from
a local's perspective, taking into consideration
the feedback we've received, ultimately giving
you the special attention you deserve. Mahalo
Please feel free to leave a voice message for Jennifer: (808) 652-9417 for any activity reservations. Mahalo
Visit the All Links page below to review ALL the most current Kauai Activity Vendor Rates and Offerings along with Free Island Info.
Go Here for: Kauai Kayak Rentals
Imagine a day peacefully paddling down a calm serene river with not a care in the world. Kauai has four peaceful rivers that you are allowed to kayak through.
Ocean kayaking is also possible on both ends of the island defined by seasonal ocean conditions.
You may rent a variety of craft but the most common used by our visitors and locals are the rigid single or double self bailing kayaks. A few vendors rent aluminum type canoes but they are not as stable and fill with water if tipped. There are multitudes of rental outfits, as well as a full range of prices. Your choice will be dependent on whether you want the ease of not having to haul it to your destination and haul it back after a long fun day! See below almost to the end of this page if your interest is for renting Kayaks only.
The Wailua River is the most popular river due to its central location. It is an adventure well suited for the entire family, as well as a single visitor. The scenery is magnificent; there is a waterfall that you can hike to if you wish, and a rope swing along the way. Most rentals will provide you a cooler and a good map, but you must provide the ice, drink, and sandwiches. It can be a relaxing way to spend a day on your vacation. The Wailua River is 5 miles round trip and will take you about 2.5 hours even adding a few stops for hiking.
The Hanalei River on the north shore is the longest river. Recently named an American Heritage River is a bit quieter. It will take you about 3 to 3.5 hours and is 7.5 miles round trip. The waterfalls are spectacular after a heavy rain.
The Huleia River in Lihue is 5 miles round trip and will take you about 2 hours to paddle. The water flow is not great and you will find the water to be more swamp like. The vegetation is quite thick. You will pass the Menehune Fishpond. It is on this river that a scene from Raider's of the Lost Ark was filmed. The river does travel through a wildlife refuge. The paddle back will be against the wind. This is probably why there is a guided tour up the river that picks you up by van, so you don't have to paddle back.
The Kalihiwai River is the shortest adventure and for many visitors just perfect. You can paddle this one in just one hour. If you decide to hike to the Kalihiwai Falls, it will take a bit longer. Be aware that the falls is located on leased land and this may be a problem. Best recommendation here is to book a Jungle Valley Adventure.
5 hour Sacred Falls Waterfall Adventure Wailua River
You can paddle west along the perimeter of the sandy shores of Hanalei Bay or across the bay and explore the sea stack and little known sea caves between Wai'Koko and the beautiful cove of Lumahai. If sea conditions allow, a little further around the corner, we can land at the classic beach/cove of Lumahai made famous in the movie, South Pacific.
Given time or inclination, we can also/instead venture to the East and paddle towards Ani'ni and land at the picturesque sandy beach of Hideaways, for some great snorkeling or surf kayaking off shore.
You often see sea turtles and dolphins accompanied often by the avian antics of such birds as the Boobie and Layson Albatrosses. Shore birds and river birds such as the Wandering Tattler, Gallinule and Black Capped night heron are often seen.
With lunch included you have time to do it all: from blue water paddling to snorkeling, bird watching, beach combing, exploring some tide pools and caves, ...all during a memorable day of sea kayaking.
WAILUA WATERFALL KAYAKPaddle. Hike. Experience. Wailua River State Park is a lush jungle river famed for gorgeous scenery and history-rich past Kayak 4 miles r/t,
and 2 ½ mile r/t nature walk to swim and picnic at 100 Uluwehi Falls Hearty picnic lunch and drinks incl Moderately strenuous 7hr tour Waterproof backpack provided $108 adults / $88 kids age 5-14
HIDDEN VALLEY FALLS KAYAK ADVENTUREPaddle. Explore. Cruise. A fun half-day adventure perfect for kayakers of all ages and abilities 2 mile Huleia River NWR downwind
kayak trip 1 mile r/t jungle walk to swimming hole with rope swing Picnic lunch (incl) at small cascading waterfalls Return by motorized canoe 5 hr tour $118 adult / $98 kids age 3-14 Toddlers welcome
NA PALI SEA KAYAK ADVENTUREPaddle. Explore. Discover. An unforgettable day of wonder along a breathtaking wilderness coastline. This is real adventure kayaking.
17 miles paddling One-way trip- circle Kauai by van and kayak in about 12 hours Tandem open-top kayaks with rudders Beach landing for picnic lunch (provided) at Milolii (mile 13) Not for those prone to seasickness Runs May 15-Sept 15 15 yrs min. age $238 adults
POIPU WHALEWATCH SEA KAYAKPaddle. Snorkel. Marvel. A day of discovery on Kauais rugged southern shoreline 8 mile downwind paddle from Poipu to Port Allen Watch for
turtles, dolphin, and humpback whales (seasonal) 2 landings at secluded beaches Coffee, banana bread, lunch, and beverages incl Optional snorkel (equipt not provided) and bodysurf 8 hour tour Runs Sept 15- May 15 $158 adult / $128 kids age 12-14
Click Here to Check Availability and Reserve your Kalapaki Canoe Surfing Today
Paddle and surf Kalapaki Bay with an expert waterman skilled in the sport of traditional canoe surfing.
Check their Website directly for the most current rates or call them directly today.
Check their Website directly for the most current rates or call them directly today.
the same canoe paths of old taken by early Polynesians and whaling captains. We will begin the day's journey on the Golden coast of Kaua'i at Po'ipu and paddle west along the rugged and scenic shoreline that is home to the Spouting Horn, the remote Lawai Valley, the unusual Nomilo Pond, and the cove of Wahi'awa. Winter is the season for Humpback Whales and often the highlight of the voyage. After their long journey from Alaska each year, these gentle giants delight themselves in the warm Hawaiian waters for a season of birding and frolicking. Delight yourself likewise, as these whales breach before you , or more likely spot spinning dolphins, flying fish, and sea turtles. With luck we sometimes see the endangered Monk Seal in the water or a sunny beach. Bird watch for Boobies, Frigate , and Tropic birds from your cockpit. Get wet and snorkel off one of Kauai's finest shores, where the sea and bird life compliments a day of splendid paddling. When the Humpback whales are back we do less snorkeling and more whale spotting. At day's end we will have you back to your hotel or Kapa'a by late afternoon. For paddling speed, ease, comfort, and safety, we use solely "sit-on-top" two person plastic sea kayaks with foot controlled rudders and equipped with comfortable and ample back rests that offers good back support.
Click here for: Kalalau Trail Shuttle and Camping gear Rentals
|Cancellation Policies for most vendors & TryKauai.com: 24 - 48 hours (up to 5 bookings - may vary per vendor), 72 hours (6 or more bookings, and 7 days (10 or more bookings) prior to check-in time. The policy is in place to protect you in the event that a reservation needs to be canceled or altered. Please note that you must alert the vendors within these cancel windows in advance should you need to cancel or alter your dates, otherwise you may be charged 100% if you no show. Your payment will be made at the time of check-in to any activity, unless you are gifting a friend or wish to make payment in advance. Privacy Notice|
Na Pali Boats
Na Pali Rafts
Stand Up Surf
Family Nature Hike
YMCA of KAUAI
Kalalau Trail Shuttle
Discount Car Rental
Eco Sporting Clays
Kauai Photo Tours
Summer Kids Art
Recipes of Aloha
SUP & Surf Board Rentals
Kauai Kayak Rentals
Kauai Rental Gear
|A Tip for the Novice: Just click the arrow forward or back to return to pages that you want to review again. Note: A few of the direct links to other web sites open a new browser window. You will not need to arrow back to Try Kauai, just close the window when you are done.|
P.O. Box 670
Anahola, Kauai, Hawaii 96703
Mahalo for your kind support all these many years.
Please feel free to leave a voice message on this number: (808) 652-9417