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Kauai South Shore Sea Kayak Adventure

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USD 166.49
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    What to Expect
    Get a new perspective on the Garden Island with a full-day sea kayak voyage. Make your way to Poipu Plaza in the morning and get outfitted with a deluxe two-person sea kayak and paddles. Launch from Kukui'ula Small Boat Harbor, and begin paddling along the golden-sand beaches and volcanic shelves of Kauai’s South Shore. 

    Pass the Spouting Horn blowhole to watch geysers shoot up through a natural opening in the rock shelf. After paddling, disembark at beautiful Lawa'i Kai for a beach stroll and snack of hot coffee and muffins. 

    As you continue your journey in the open ocean, keep an eye out for passing marine life such as spinner dolphins, sea turtles and migrating humpback whales (December through April). Admire the volcanic craters of Palama’s Point and long stretches of sandy beach while you paddle downwind.

    Land at the glorious, protected bay of Wahi'awa after covering 7 miles (11 km). Enjoy a picnic lunch prepared by your guide and leisure time to explore this secluded area. Take a refreshing swim or snorkel in the calm bay waters with provided gear. Hop back in your kayak for another short paddle to a landing spot, where a driver will pick you up for the return journey to Poipu. 

    Please Note: This tour is seasonal and operates from September to May only.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    2827 Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI 96756, USA
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    8h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Deluxe two-person kayak, open-cockpit rudder sea kayak
    • Dry bag/day pack
    • Lunch, snacks and beverages
    • Local taxes
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • One guide for approximately every 4 - 6 passengers
    • Lunch and refreshments: Cold spring water and juices, Kauai Coffee, Clif Bars, a delicious picnic lunch of turkey sub sandwiches, pasta salad, and a brownie (menu subject to change without notice)
    • Sea sickness can be a consideration on this tour. It is recommended that all participants take an over-the-counter anti-motion sickness medication such as Bonine or a similar medication that does not cause drowsiness, taken at bedtime the night before and on the morning of the tour
    • Items to bring: Aqua socks or Teva-type sandals, swimwear, light shorts, T-shirt, light shorts, billed hat or visor, H2O proof sunblock, raincoat or windbreaker, sunglasses, towel, H2Oproof camera (any of these items are available for purchase). Mask, snorkel, and fins are optional
    • Minimum age is 12 years
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    My family and I just finished with the Kauai kayak trip based out of poi pou. We actually drove about one hour from Princeville on the North Shore to get to the tour. We had to wake up super early like at 5am however upon arrival, we were greeted by Adam our tour guide. Adam is
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    Response from Outfitters-Kauai, Guest Relations Manager at Kauai South Shore Sea Kayak Adventure
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Aloha Wolverine Jack, Mahalo for the excellent review and recommendation. Adam is 5 star and very memorable. We recommend a wonderful preventative called Bonine for seasickness. It's amazing!!! On a different note,we do not take anyone younger than 12 on the Souths Shore Kayak adventure. See you next time.
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    Melissa was very friendly and did all she could to help us enjoy our kayak / walking tour. Unfortunately there wasn’t much to see relative to what Kauai has to offer. Viewing from the river was just of mango swamp with mountains in the distance. The waterfall where we had lunch
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    Response from NuiL4, Director of Sales at Kauai South Shore Sea Kayak Adventure
    Responded 27 Aug. 2019
    Aloha Graham, Sorry you were disappointed in the Hidden Falls Picnic tour. It is designed to be very tame and easy. Sounds like our Wailua River Paddle Jungle tour would be a better fit. Please give it a try sometime. It's much more of a workout but the payoff is the 120 foot Uluwehi waterfall. (aka Secret Falls) Not private but still a great time. Hope to see you again.
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    We all had such an amazing kayaking adventure with Adam and Elvis as our guides! They were both so knowledgeable about kayaking and Kauai, and they made the trip so enjoyable for all of us. We had a blast at our first beach stop where they taught us to body surf and shared
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    We had a blast with Adam on our kayaking adventure. My boyfriend and I, as tour guides ourselves, admired Adam for his sincerity and professionalism. He was not only knowledgeable, but clearly has a passion for what he does. The smooth transition from the simple check-in
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    The South Shore Kayak trip is filled with fun! Bodysurfing at Allerton private beach which is idyllic, spinning dolphins and turtles, snorkel at Coral gardens which has huge beautiful blooms of coral and a lot of colorful fish. Delicious food for breakfast and lunch. Our Kayak
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: Outfitters Kauai
    2,240 reviews
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    San Diego, California
    Great 1/2 excursion!!
    Dan was great at teaching 1st time kayakers. When our steering skills failed us, he was nice enough to stay behind
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    We had a great time! Very exciting ride through Waimea canyon. Our guides Kevin and Melissa were awesome. Very
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    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Wonderful kid-friendly guides, leisurely kayaking and muddy jungle hike to waterfalls. (Less than mediocre
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    Reno, Nevada
    Rugged fun
    The kayak part of the trip was fun, lighthearted, and easy. The hike to hidden falls was less so. It’s a short
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    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Awesome activity day!
    Lovely time with family and load with activities, Our guides were amazing and took care of us and all our needs..
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    Iola, Texas
    An amazing all-day adventure!
    Our Outfitters Kauai Adventure was outstanding! We started out with kayaking up a river into the jungle, hiked a
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    Bakersfield, California
    Highly Recommended.
    Took the family on this adventure and laughed and had a blast the whole time. Started out with a paddle that took
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    Los Gatos, California
    Great trip on the river in Kauai
    We had a great kayaking experience. Matheis, our guide, was fabulous - full of stories and history of the island
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    Zip lining experience was awesome 3 young kids 8/10/12 all got to enjoy the excursion especially had fun on water
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    Melbourne, Australia
    Needed more ziplines
    We booked our trip in Australia and were told there would be at least three ziplines but there were only two. It
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    Sydney, Australia
    Amazing adventure with great guides!
    Initial thoughts were this trip was expensive, but so much included and definitely worth the money! Great day of
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    Saundra K
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    Dan and all the guides are awesome. You paddle , easy hike with lots of info about Kaua ecology and history. Zip
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    Dallas, Texas
    Would not do it again
    We read the information about the length of the hike and kayak trip, as well as were told it would be muddy. The
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    Greensboro, North Carolina
    Awesome experience, beware if you get seasick
    My family and I just finished with the Kauai kayak trip based out of poi pou. We actually drove about one hour
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    Stillwater, Minnesota
    Great way to experience the canyon.
    We took three adult children with us on this trip and had a blast. Bruce and Mattese were excellent. They made
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