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Rentals and Tours: River and Sea Kayaking, hiking/trekking, and stand up board. Na Pali camping equipment support and logistics. Vacation Rentals.
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3-5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1435
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mike was fantastic!! We both had a blast in this trip, the waterfall was beautiful and the hiking and kayaking were fun. However, the highlight of our day was definitely how much we learned from Mike throughout the trip. Mike gives an amazing and authentic...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank L2fish
Micco_Godinez, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, Mike does it again...and again. Having been raised on Kaua'i, Mike brings a local perspective to his river and Na Pali sea kayak tours. Your review was a nice way to start the morning. Will share with Mike your very nice review. We are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aloha My husband and I (ages 65 and 71) did this activity and it was super fun and very doable.Brandon was our guide, and he was approachable, accessible and knowledgable. He had lots of stories and facts to share along the journey and made sure...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Micco_Godinez, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Gail, Glad to hear that Brandon is doing a good job but if truth be told, he is not in our employ. The many guides from most companies, do an excellent job sharing the beauty of the Wailua River area complex and often work...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide Josh was wonderful. I highly recommend this activity. Josh was very knowledgeable and friendly to all. One person in our group did have some difficultly with endurance, and Josh was very helpful and patient with that individual.More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Micco_Godinez, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, Josh is another of our wonderful, patient and knowledgeable guides that grace the waterways and trails of Kaua'i. We are blessed to have Josh and our other fine guides working with us. I can safely say, our present pantheon of guides are the best...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the kayak and hiking tour with our fabulous guide Mike. He was very knowledgeable about the fauna of the island. As well as sharing the stories of the folklore of Hawaii. The hike was great (a little muddy), but that was what made...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Micco_Godinez, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha; Thanks for sharing. Good to know that you enjoyed Mike as you wallowed through the mud. More mud...translates to a more gushing waterfall. Mike grew up on Kaua'i and imparts and shares his love of the island while still making it fun and safe....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a family with 2 teens this was awesome. Some kayaking with a great guide Mike. Than the hike was not to much . It was in spots a bit muddy but with the great guide Mike leading the way it was spectacular. When you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Micco_Godinez, Head Guide. at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha Wander, We missed Mike for a few months. Mike left us to go surfing on the mainland and now is back with us in full force. We are so glad to have him back to compliment our other fine guides. What is nice about...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Trip started almost 1 hour late, so time available at waterfall was reduced to only 20 mins, considering all the rowing upstream and mud hiking, it wasn't worth it. When hiring the excursion nobody told us we needed shoes so we had to do the...More

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Micco_Godinez, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha Pedro, A journey of a thousand mile begins with the first step and hopefully depending on geography, …with the proper footwear. Thanks for the 3 “star” review. I was able to re-construct your tour from staff and other guests. There were some inaccuracies in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked spur of the moment with Groupon. It turns out the price was the same had we booked directly with the company. We had an amazing adventure. The kayaking was spectacular. The hike was quite difficult. The mud was up to our knees and...More

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Micco_Godinez, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Stefanie, Rumors persist that Josh's dog Kamea is really who is guiding and that it is Josh who is following in his wake. Kamea is really a cool dog and extremely well trained; not like any dogs I have ever had. Thanks for warning...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anyone with little experience can do this without a guide. Relativity easy, safe and cannot get lost. We went up the river but did not make it out to the coast. Good equipment. River is along the highway which is why I gave it 4...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Micco_Godinez, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Alka, We are there for both folks who want to go with the convenience and safety of a guide and for those who want to strike out on their own. We are one of the State sanctioned outfitters permitted to rent for the river....More

Reviewed 26 January 2019

Be careful who you choose to go with. Our tour guide was polite, but otherwise unhelpful and completely disinterested in the group. We had children and he was OK with us being left behind. The guide set a fairly fast adult pace and then left...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Micco_Godinez, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Rebecca, Wise council and thanks for not only sharing with all but bringing the conduct of your guide, i.e. ours, to my attention. Reviews as such as yours “keeps us honest” and helps maintain quality. That said, we usually get very good and consistent...More

Reviewed 21 January 2019

We had a very enjoyable time with our group Kayaking on the river and hiking to the sacred falls. Our guide, Doc, was very helpful and shared interesting facts and stories while we paddled and hiked. It was a wonderful way to start our Kauai...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hal H
Micco_Godinez, Head Guide at Kayak Kaua'i, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Hal, Sorry for delay in getting back to you. Truth be told been trekking in Patagonia. Glad you enjoyed Doc. When someone ask in the crowd asks, “Is there a Dr. in the audience?”, we can sincerely say we do have one in our...More

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KellyN1435
28 April 2017|
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Response from Lynda P | Reviewed this property |
Hanalei Bay is on the other side of the island, no that's not accurate.
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yinle
28 May 2016|
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Response from Arnixon | Reviewed this property |
You won't get dirty necessarily. However, we went to the Marriott and they let us use a hospitality suite for $30 to shower and change. There are other hotels close by that may have the same deal.
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Response from Micco_Godinez | Property representative |
Cliff jumping is precarious on all Hawaiian waterfalls. Rotten rock and shallow pools. If you do ...make sure you buy a wheel chair in case you survive. Micco
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