rent the kayak (single or double) and paddle into the Hanalei river. It is
recommended to go right, upstream, all the way under the large car bridge and
from there into the narrow section of the Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge.
back is easier because it is with the current.
also turn left from the rental point all the way to the ocean, do not get into
the ocean, turn around and go back to where you started from.
this activity can take few hours, plan your turning point according the length
or time you want to paddle (bring enough water and sunscreen with you).
approaching Hanalei on hwy 560 there are 2 nice viewpoints, one is just after
passing Foodland Princeville store center (on the other side of the road) and
the other point is Hanalei Bay lookout on your right. Worth stopping at one of
them and take pictures of the below valley flooded rice fields. Soon after
going down the road you will cross the Hanalei river over large narrow metal
way to the north side you can visit the nice Kīlauea Lighthouse that is located
on the northern tip of Kauai.