Hanalei Blue Lagoon X-tra

Every day of the week except Sundays

** Free shuttle pick up for points North.

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5 hour Exploration of the Hanalei River, Bay, and Estuary

CHECK IN:

At our Wailua River Marina Shop.

A 4 person minimum opens a tour.

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*Time Schedule: (Tours are more or less 5 hours)

  • —Check In Wailua River Marina: 9:00 a.m.
  • —Shuttle to Hanalei
  • —On Water: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
  • —Out Water: 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • —Shuttle back to Wailua River Marina: 4:30 p.m.

 *Times are variable, i.e., longer or shorter and subject to the vagaries of group and weather dynamics.

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Departing from the convenience of our Wailua River Marina Shop; after checking in a 30-45 shuttle will head up to the beautifully verdant North Shore and to our “launch  and lunch” on the Heritage River of Hanalei.

We paddle up the calm idyllic and scenic Hanalei River and depending on ocean conditions (high surf) we will spend more or less time up this tranquil and panoramic river

Especially during the summer and other times of the year, we will spend more time exploring Hanalei Bay with its magnificent panoramic views to the west of Makana Peak (better known as Bali Hai).

To the South, views of the fluted ridges of Namolokama, Mamalahoa, and Hihimanu peak, which lie like silent sentinels whose waterfalls, drop gourds of water into the verdant valley of Wai'oli, which lies behind the town of Hanalei.

As you paddle out the Hanalei River mouth you will pass the historic Hanalei Pier, so important to the early agricultural economy of the North Shore.

Depending on sea conditions (generally summer) and group dynamics, we can paddle west along the perimeter of the sandy shores of Hanalei Bay and portage and paddle into the lovely waters of Wai'oli stream.

Given time or inclination, we can also/instead venture to the East and paddle towards distant  Ani'ni and land at the picturesque sandy beach of Hideaways, for some great snorkeling or surf kayaking off shore.

We 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 seen as well.

With lunch included we 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 that combine 3 hour of intermittent sea and river kayaking within the enchantment of Hanalei.

NOTE:

During winter sometimes part of the Bay can be off limits to paddling due to high surf; during those occasions we will spend more time exploring the upper reaches of the Hanalei River.

Rated:

Family friendly for the bit hardier family, couples and others.

When And Where:

Check in at our Wailua River Marina Shop on the East Shore

Staging area  is the Hanalei River and Bay on the North Shore.

--Offered All Year--(except Sundays)

*Reservations should be made at least a day in advance.

Included:

  •  Guide(s) State certified and trained in water safety.
  • Personal Flotation Devices (PFD's) i.e. life preservers.
  • Choice of double kayaks
  • Snorkel gear
  • Water resistant bags
  • Lunch (ham, turkey, roast beef, salami, or vegetarian)
  • Refreshments of tropical juices and bottled water

 What To Bring:

  •  Sun protection
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Light shirt
  • Bathing suit
  • Footwear for the beach (tabis, aqua socks or tennis shoes)
  • Towel and change of clothes

Physical Requirements:

This tour is more challenging. Participants should be comfortable in the water and up for a workout. Perfect for the adventure paddlers, active couples, and families. Participants should be comfortable in the water , in good physical condition, and not prone to sea-sickness.

 Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel 24 hours or more prior to the date of the event, you will receive a full refund If you cancel within 24 hours for any reason, you will receive no refund. If Kayak Kaua'i cancels due to inclement weather conditions, you will receive a full 100% refund.