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Great river to SUP or kayak

I recommend getting there early. We rented our SUP early and headed out. Beautiful and easy paddle... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Salt Lake City, UT
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Beautiful drive, Beautiful View.

You will be glad you drove up to this site. Looks down on the beautiful river where others are... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I recommend getting there early. We rented our SUP early and headed out. Beautiful and easy paddle river. Beautiful views. Paddled as far as the river let us. Keep going a bit past the bridge to the end and sit and relax and let the...More

Thank Darcie1129
Reviewed 26 July 2017

You will be glad you drove up to this site. Looks down on the beautiful river where others are Kayaking and the tiny village below.

Thank jscriv2017
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Great location for Kayaking or Standup paddling. Traverses nice scenic areas of the local area. Calm river requiring minimal effort for kayaking or stand up paddling.

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We parked in the Hanalei beach park and put our kayak in the river near where it empties into the ocean. We then paddled upstream (gentle river, little current) for 45 minutes to reach the bridge over the river. There are some trees providing shade,...More

Thank fuzzyfred
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The river flows from the headwaters on Mt. Waialeale through the Hanalei NWR under the Kuhio highway, then alongside the road into Hanalei, on into the ocean close to Hanalei Pier. In the town of Hanalei, numerous kayak and paddleboard rentals allow you to explore...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

From the Hanalei Lookout in Princeville you can see the waterfalls in the mountains towards the interior of the island. As you travel down the steep grade of the twisting roadway into the Hanalei valley below, you can see the river carrying water away from...More

Thank thaward
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

This is. Beautiful river in the heart of Kauai. Do not swim in any of the rivers, but paddle boarding and kayaking are both just fine!

3  Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 6 August 2015

So much fun to kayak and paddle board on this smooth river. Beautiful setting and easy to get to from the St. Regis beach. Definitely do it at least once. We went twice because we were board at the St. Regis pool.

2  Thank PerfectionistHunter
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Rented kayaks & SUP & paddled up Hanalei River. Return trip we were able to pull out kayaks & SUP, have lunch in Hanalei Town, then finished the day paddling out to the mouth of the river at Hanalei Bay. Beach/Bay was super nice, small...More

Thank KittyKat1020
Reviewed 21 January 2015

The possibility of Leptospirosis aside, the Hanalei River is amazing and worth spending a couples hours paddling on. There are a few rental places at the mouth of the river near the Hanalei beach park. $40-50 for the day. I paddle somewhat fast and went...More

3  Thank Dan T
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