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Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures

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Address: Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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+1 808-372-9304
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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FUN is our mission! Learn to stand up paddle in a calm bay and a lush river...

FUN is our mission! Learn to stand up paddle in a calm bay and a lush river where you are greeted by sea turtles, fish, and peacocks. Along the way, our friendly instructors, all of whom are certified lifeguards, will teach you the skills to be confident stand up paddlers. We guarantee that you can stand up and that you'll have a great time with us. Come by yourself or with a group. All groups are private – we do not join you with strangers. Lessons are 2 hours and photos are available free of charge. We are available from sun-up to sun-down. We do not have set times; we go when it is convenient for you. If your time permits, come experience our spectacular Sunset Lesson. Ready for even more paddling fun? Join us for our astounding coastal adventure (come see the dolphins!)or our fitness paddle. Stand up paddling with Rainbow Watersports is an ideal activity for paddlers of all abilities, experience, and ages (4 and up). Come drink in our aloha spirit and enjoy what many visitors are calling “the best activity on the island”!

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Stand up paddle was great fun. Mariah is an excellent guide and taught us well. Easy to make arrangements. Very highly recommended.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
AH N
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Columbia, Maryland
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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stand up paddle was great fun. Mariah is an excellent guide and taught us well. Easy to make arrangements. Very highly recommended.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arranged this for my daughters-in-law and granddaughters. They loved the experience. The instructors were outstanding, patient, and enthusiastic. Our younger granddaughter is 10 years old, and they had her standing up and paddling in no time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best things to do if visiting the North Shore. This was the most exciting activity whilst holidaying in Hawaii. Our guide Heidi was so lovely and full of energy giving us our lesson. Paddle boarding down the river with friends was a memory that won't be forgotten. Such an amazing location, witnessing the beauty of turtles that... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Heidi is an excellent instructor. She did not just give us the basics and let us go but gave tips, added new skills and increased the difficulty as we paddled. Customer service was super. We called at the last minute and got a confirmation call back in minutes and when there was a minor snafu with our photos, they rectified... More 

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Kilgore, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We easily found the Rainbow Van by the Haleiwa Beach Park. My husband and I had never SUPed before, so we went in as total newbies. Our guide Christiana was great! We were up and paddling down the Anahulu in no time! We had a great time getting to know eachother and even got to see some turtles! We will... More 

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StandupPaddleGirl, Owner at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this review

You guys were so much fun -- and no worries -- most people who come our way are newbies! I'm glad the turtles put on a good show for you! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

What an awesome first time SUP'ing. My whole family had a blast. My 10 yr old daughter had her own board and my 7 yr old daughter had the option of joining the instructor on her board or join me (she opted to go with me). Started the day with learning the basics on shore. Then took to the water... More 

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StandupPaddleGirl, Owner at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this review

I'm glad you observed that safety is our first priority! That's why all our head instructors are certified lifeguards. Just as a clarification, we cross the bay toward the river mouth, but do not paddle into open ocean or into waves. The day you went out was a tad more choppy in the bay than usual, but we always start... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

When you ask our 11 and 8 year old boys what their favorite thing they did on our week long Oahu vacation they both say paddle boarding. My 8 year old got scared and ended up not going on his own board, turned out great. He went on one of the instructors boards and we didn't have to worry about... More 

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StandupPaddleGirl, Owner at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this review

We LOVE kids!! I'm glad your 8 year old ended up loving it; sometimes it just takes a moment to get into the water before the enjoyment begins! It's funny how often the kids are the ones leading the group by the end. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of fun and very safe experience. Heidi took all the precautions to make sure we had a great time. Thanks for all. -Sam and Shauna

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StandupPaddleGirl, Owner at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks, Sam and Shauna! I had a great time with you as well!! More 

Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic. Booked on the spur of the moment as I was nervous about taking out a paddle board for the first time from our hotel on Waikiki Beach and the thought of lessons on the completely calm inlet really appealed. I'm so glad that I did, and that I chose this firm - well worth the short drive. They made... More 

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StandupPaddleGirl, Owner at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this review

Yes, compared to Waikiki, we offer less crowd, less choppy conditions, and, if I may say so, some really cool guides ;)...you'll just have to come back to the island for another paddle! More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Oh my goodness what a great time ! SUP with Rainbow Watersports and instructor/owner Heidi was a blast. Who ever thought a 60 year old could have so much fun with her family in Haleiwa! Kiddos to Raindow Watersports.

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StandupPaddleGirl, Owner at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this review

60?!? Nah, that's still young!! The oldest we have taken out was 78 --- and she had a BLAST!! Grandparents are so much fun. It's like the inner child gets to come out and play! Sitting on the board is always an option, too. More 

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