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Turtle's Paddle Adventures

Kamehameha Hwy, Kaaawa, Oahu, HI 96730
+1 808-209-3853
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Loved the paddle on the river!

Our first time and what a treat to get to see the jungle from the river. We had spent all of our... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michmitts
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Calgary, Canada
SUP Lesson/ Guide of Sail Bay

Today I was excited to have my first lesson on a SUP from Wendy Trout. Very knowledgeable in the... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2016
Julie L
via mobile
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Turtle's Paddle Adventures offers Stand Up Paddle (SUP) lessons on the Island of Oahu at two of the MOST SPECTACULAR locations in Hawaii. Both are just a short and beautiful 45 minute drive into the Hawaiian countryside from Waikiki. Kahana Bay is known as one of Hawaii's best kept secrets. It is here that you will begin your paddle adventure with us. Our lessons last for 2 EXCITING, FUN FILLED hours and begin with a short land lesson. Then we hit the water, launching in the CALM, FLAT stream where the instructor will continue to teach you different stroke techniques, stances, and turns while we tour the GORGEOUS stream leading into the jungle 3/4 of a mile toward the mountains... going around several bends in the stream, and ducking under tree branches. The session will end with us paddling out into the bay and landing back on the beach at the parking lot where we met. We have now opened a new location at the historic Haleiwa Beach Park on the north shore. This location also starts out on calm, flat water on the Ana Hulu Stream and ends in the bay. This location has many green sea turtles to paddle with. You will paddle under the famous double rainbow bridge that has been in many movies. Haleiwa also has a spectacular sunset which makes for an awesome sunset paddle. We are super stoked to spread our passion for stand up paddling, and look forward to seeing you soon! Please see our website to submit your stand up paddle lesson and tour request forms. Mahalo nui loa and aloha!
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 18:00
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Kamehameha Hwy, Kaaawa, Oahu, HI 96730
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first time and what a treat to get to see the jungle from the river. We had spent all of our time on the beach, so it was amazing to get to see Hawaii from another perspective. Doug is a great teacher and we...More

Thank Michmitts
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Today I was excited to have my first lesson on a SUP from Wendy Trout. Very knowledgeable in the sport. She answered all my questions. After learning proper stance, postitioning of paddle, stroke, and the basics of manuvering the board, we set off around Sail...More

Thank Julie L
TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am so happy you enjoyed your lesson and tour of Mission Bay in San Diego Julie. And I love hearing how you now have your own equipment and paddle on a regular basis. That's why I started this business....to share my passion for this...More

Reviewed 6 September 2016

It was an awesome experience. We had a lot of fun ... We went for 90 minutes. My wife rocked it, me not so much I knelt on the board for most of the time despite encouragement from Doug and my wife to try to...More

Thank hintonjayb
TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

I'm so glad to hear you guys enjoyed it. Women tend to have better balance than men so don't take it too hard.

Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Had a great time with our guide Dave. Good instructor and really friendly. Knowledgeable about the area and created a great experience!

Thank Ross S
TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Thanks for the review. We are glad to had a good time.

Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Had a BLAST! This is a "must do" activity. Doug is great and made our experience memorable. If Doug can teach me to SUP he can teach anyone.

Thank karensauer
TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

I'm happy to hear you guys enjoyed your SUP lesson & tour with Doug. He is pretty amazing, ya.

Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful time with Doug on our paddle tour! He was very informative about the foliage and surrounding Eco system. He gave us great advice for the rest of our trip for hiking and eating suggestions. Would definitely recommend this tour!More

Thank Carol A
TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2016

I'm so happy to hear that you all had a wonderful time. Love the picture of you guys taking advantage of playing in the rope swings. Glad Doug was able to give you guys some good advise and suggestions for the rest of your trip....More

Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

We had such a great experience on our paddle board lesson! Our guide Doug was awesome! Not only did he give us our lessons and watched over us but he gave us slight history about the area we were paddling through and about the islands....More

Thank Dorena H
TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2016

I am so happy to hear that your family enjoyed our NEW LOCATION in Haleiwa up the Ana Hulu Stream. Doug is very knowledgeable and passionate. We value him here. Mahalo nui loa for your business. Aloha.

Reviewed 30 March 2016

I decided to do something a little different for my bachelorette party and go stand up paddling. We had a party of 10. Some of us had paddled before and some had not. We could not have gotten a better instructor than Turtle. She taught...More

Thank bwalburg10
TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2016

We are so happy you decided to have your bachelorette party with us! I'm glad I was able to teach a few of you some new things to try out. You all did a fabulous job! Mahalo but loa for spending your special occasion with...More

Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We had a challenge of meeting the needs of a multi-family vacation in Hawaii with children ranging in age from 6-16. This SUP private lesson with Doug was the perfect solution! The youngest among us could ride tandem and the older teens could still enjoy!...More

Thank Kathy R
TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2016

I am so happy to hear that everyone in your famy was happy with their SUP lesson and tour. Doug is a great instructor and guide. And Kahana Bay is the safest, easiest, and most beautiful spot in all of Oahu for stand up paddling....More

Reviewed 6 January 2016

We had a wonderful paddle board adventure with Doug in Kaawa. We went up the lagoon and then went out on the bay it was a great experience!

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TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2016

I'm glad you guys had a good experience at Kahana Bay with Doug!

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