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“Great day with Sage the river, falls and mud!”
Review of Kayak Kaua'i

Kayak Kaua'i
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US$88.59*
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Wailua River Kayak and Hike Adventure
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US$98.99*
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Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour
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US$57.29*
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A Hui Hou Wailua River Paddle and Swim
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Owner description: Rentals and Tours: Kayaking, hiking/trekking, surfing/stand up board lessons, snorkeling,bikes, and camping equipment support. Vacation Rentals.
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We were three adults and 2 kids age 11 and 14, all somewhat outdoorsy. This was a great way to spend our limited time in Kauai. The kayak down the river was a challenge because of wind, but we made it and the hike although muddy and slippery, (beware of wet Kauai!) we had a great time. Sage, our guide, was a local boy who knew a lot about the local plants and terrain, pulling off fruit for us to try, making hand made rope as he hiked (barefoot!). It was felt very real and unforced, unlike the red kayak guided groups we saw whose guides seemed to be trying a little too hard. The falls was worth the hike and we felt like we got a glimpse of a real Kauai.

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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Recently called Kayak Kauai at 3-5971 Kuhio Highway, Kappa, several days ahead for a Kayak tour along the Wailua river. I couldn't commit to a reservation as my wife and I were sailing to Nawiliwili on a cruise ship but was told by a Kayak Kauai employee "no problem....we are flexible and will make things happen for you". Following a $30 cab fare from Nawiliwili Harbor to Kappa at 9am, we arrived and were told "sorry, no guides for the day". After several uncomfortable moments, the gal at the front desk started making phone calls and said maybe she could round up a guide but the quoted price would not include a lunch because it was too late to pick something up". Huh?

Ultimately, the place seemed unprofessionally run and the gal at the front desk felt to not know what she was doing. We made a few phone calls and made our was across the marina to Ali'i Kayak at 174 Wailua Road, Kapaa (877) 246-2544. I put their information in because they were friendly, professional and made us tourists feel welcome AND we enjoyed the Kayaking experience along the Wailua River and the hike to the Wailua Falls. Shame on Kayak Kaui for behaving unprofessionally and tailing to take better care of visitors.

1  Thank j f
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

Kayak Kauai must have at least 2 location. this tour is called Sacred Falls Paddle and Hike at Wailua River Marina 3-5971 Kuhio Highway, Kapa’a, HI 96746 on east side of island.

Includes 2 mile kayak, 1 mile hike to very nice waterfall. About 5 hours. I consider this a moderate adventure in terms of difficulty. Doable by anybody in good health but can be difficult for people out of shape. You do have to walk through some mud, slippery areas, cross creeks up to your knees. But it is all fun. Easiest way is to get your feet dirty in the mud. It all washes off. People swim in the pond at the bottom of falls. Good deli type sandwich, drinks and cookie provided.

1  Thank Dan M
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

We recently went on the Blue Lagoon Tour with Kayak Kauai. First the good parts:

The tour is an amazing one. We are relatively new kayakers and first time snorkelers. The kayak ride up the river and then to the Hideaways beach was a wonderful one. The weather was perfect and the sea on Hanalei Bay was beautiful that day. The snorkeling was very close to the shore and in a safe environment. Jesse, our guide, was very helpful and knowledgeable. He helped us be very comfortable with snorkeling by providing extra floats. The sandwiches they provided us for lunch were also good. We enjoyed the tour a lot.

The reason, I am not giving them a 5 star review is for the following reason:

We had read some negative reviews about the punctuality of the organization, and sure enough, they were late. Our email said a checkin time of 7:30am. We arrived at the shop at 7:25m and no-one was there until about 8am. The tour that was about to start at 8am started only at around 8:25 am after we had packed our things in dry bags and signed the required paper work. The folks are all helpful, and gave us a complimentary gift to make up for the lost time. But I hope they stick to the times they promise.

Finally, as a few of the previous reviewers said, this tour is excellent for beginners. If you can read the sea, just rent a kayak/boat from them and head into the bay.

2  Thank SKN L
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Micco_Godinez, Owner at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2014

Thanks....timelines is next to Godliness.

No excuse for being late. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
Will be getting the "whip out". 8^)

You seem to have gotten Hanalei Bay in a benign winter window calm. Generally
we are not able to make it to Hideaways during the winter.

Don't recommend going into the Bay any time of the year..un guided unless you have some time in the cockpit under your belt.

We are here for the novice who needs to be guided and there for those who want to
to venture the rental route.

Keep paddling and thanks for taking the time. Until our wakes cross.

Happy New Year.

...bucking for that 5 star review...next time.

Micco

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Reviewed 26 December 2013

Recently called several days ahead for a Kayak tour along the Wailua river. I couldn't commit to a reservation as my wife were sailing to Nawiliwili on a cruise ship but was told by a Kayak Wailua "no problem....we are flexible and will make things happen for you". Following a $30 cab fare from Nawiliwili Harbor to Kapa at 9am, we arrived and were told "sorry, no guides for the day". After several uncomfortable moments, the gal at the front desk started making phone calls and said maybe she could round up a guide but the quoted price would not include a lunch because it was too late to pick something up". Huh?

Ultimately, the place seemed unprofessionally run and the gal at the front desk felt to not know what she was doing. We made a few phone calls and made our was across the marina to Ali'i Kayak at 174 Wailua Road, Kapaa (877) 246-2544. I put their information in because they were friendly, professional and made us tourists feel welcome AND we enjoyed the Kayaking experince along the Wailua River and the hike to the Wailua Falls. Shame on Kayak Kaui for behaving unprofessionally and tailing to take better care of visitors.

Thank j f
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