How hard is kayaking the Napali Coast?

Trip details: This is a strenuous 17-mile paddle. On the one-day tour, kayakers paddle for 5-6 hours, with a one-hour lunch break. Check-in is at 6 a.m. at the Hanalei shop.

How long does it take to kayak to Kalalau Beach?

about 3 hours
Kayakers reach Kalalau in about 3 hours and Miloli’i in about 4 hours. One-day tours stop at Miloli’i for lunch around noon.

What do you wear kayaking in Kauai?

Kayaking Tips

  • Wear your life jackets while you’re on the river.
  • Keep to the north shoreline.
  • Depending on your pace, and how many photos you take, give yourself three to five hours to paddle the Wailua River to Uluwehi Falls and back.
  • Wear sunscreen and water shoes and bring a hat, water and snacks.

What Rivers can you kayak in Kauai?

Best Locations for Kayaking in Kauai

  • Wailua River Kayak and Hike to Secret Falls. Wailua River is Kauai’s largest navigable river and the most sacred one too.
  • Huleia River Kayak Tour.
  • Hanalei River and Bay Kayak Tour.
  • Kayaking the Napali Coast.
  • Conclusion.

How long does it take to kayak the Napali Coast?

Day trips that compress the paddling into about six hours are also on offer. If the trip from Haena Beach to the first campground at Kalalau goes smoothly, the guide may allow kayakers to continue on their own down the coast.

Can you kayak to Kalalau Beach?

Delaying your trip by a day to wait for smaller surf is a small price to pay to avoid a potential disaster. There are two legal kayak landing areas along the coast. The first is Kalalau Valley, where landings are allowed with a valid camping permit issued by State Parks. The second legal kayak landing is at Miloli’i.

Can you kayak Waimea river?

Launch from verdant river mouth, paddle up 2.5 miles, then hike 1 mile including wading across a stream into Secret Falls.

What do you wear kayaking in Hawaii?

Always wear a life jacket. Also known as a PFD (personal flotation device), a life jacket is a must-have part of your paddling adventure. While it’s likely you’ll be using a very stable sit-on-top style kayak in Hawaii, remember that accidents can happen to even the most experienced kayakers.

Can I Kayak the Napali Coast?

The adventure of a lifetime begins at the end of the road. Napali Kayak invites you to join us for a sea-kayaking adventure along the emerald cliffs of Kauai’s Na Pali Coast. We use the highest quality sit-on-top tour kayaks with rudders, Werner paddles and cozy seat backs.

Can you get to Kalalau Beach by boat?

The only way to access the valley is either by boat or hiking the 11-mile Kalalau trail – there are no roads or airstrips here and only government helicopters are authorized to land. Most of the year the high surf prevents boats from accessing the shore, which means the only way in is to make the trek by foot.