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Address: 57-101 Kuilima Dr Apt 175, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2121
Phone Number: +1 808-381-4121
07:00 - 13:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 13:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Paddle through Kawela Bay in an area that in ancient times was reserved for...

Paddle through Kawela Bay in an area that in ancient times was reserved for the Ali'i or hawaiian royalty. View beautiful coral reefs, tropical fish, and WWII wreckage just 3 feet below the Peekaboo™ window on your kayak. Stop at a honu "cleaning station" and watch as some of our green sea turtles get cleaned. For adventure seekers you have the option to surf your kayaks on small 1' waves or try out the sport your guides invented: Stand Up Kayaking!

Explore the secluded Kawela Beach and hike through the jungle tunnel to explore the WWII bunker at Protection Point. Swim in the calm waters of the bay or bird watch for endangered species on one of the many hiking trails through the forest. Relax and enjoy the local refreshments provided for you by your guide. Your keiki will help you search for the buried treasure with the map they find on the trip. Along the shore you can see lava tubes, small sea caves and blowholes. While kayaking, watch out for the two dozen resident sea turtles the Turtle Bay is named after.

Visit the "Lost" Banyan Tree where the hit TV show Lost, Pirates of the Caribbean IV and Hunger Games 2 were filmed. Optionally you can decide to stay longer at Kawela Bay and your guide can provide you with a walking map of the 2 mile trail back to Turtle Bay Resort.

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Great experience well worth it

Such a great time with Scott and Bryan. Great guys and very well educated about the bay, turtles and hawaii. Saw so may turtles. It's best to go out when it's sunny and calm... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
David C
Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a great time with Scott and Bryan. Great guys and very well educated about the bay, turtles and hawaii. Saw so may turtles. It's best to go out when it's sunny and calm waters.

Thank David C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used Shaka Kayaks on Wednesday 16th and loved it!! We drove up to the North Shore from Waikiki and it was definitely worth the drive. The guides were really friendly, approachable and knowledgable and made the effort to introduce themselves and make sure everyone was having fun! The experience was suitable for all levels as the group split in... More 

Thank Becky D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had such an amazing time out on Kayaks with this tour! We were staying in Honolulu, at the opposite side of the island and travelled up in the morning. Both our guides, Sean and Ryan, we so friendly and were like old friends! I'm 3 months pregnant and so was very nervous about going however they put me at ease... More 

Thank holidayobsession
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want something fun, pretty easy, very interesting to do while on the north shore, do this! We were a group of 6 traveling together, with a range of skill, experience and interest. Each one of us loved the challenge, the scenery, the education, the fresh pineapple and of course the turtle sightings! The team at Shaka is well... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We had a blast on our kayak your! The guides were great and very knowledgable about the turtles! They were also very patient as we all figured out how to make our kayaks go. We saw 5 sea turtles during our trip and then had a blast surfing the waves! They take pictures for you and serve you a snack!

Thank JaciGillette
Atlanta, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Our guides Darrin and Kaleo were awesome! They made sure the equipment was ready, they were light-hearted and made the morning so much fun! We took an easy tour around Kawela Bay and pulled up in the beach for a short break where the guys cut up a fresh pineapple for us and provided water. We then took a short... More 

Thank Dave C
Oakland, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We were unlucky, only had two short turtle sightings but appreciate that the tour company has no control over that. That aside: Pros Beautiful bay, fun and knowledgeable guide (Parker), no hassle, easy to book and execute, guides picked us up from Turtle Bay and after a 5 minute van ride, had us in the sit-on-top kayaks in a very... More 

Thank Oakland_Gal
Irvine, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Scheduled through the GuidePost at the Turtle Bay Resort. Prompt pick up at the Turtle Bay Resort the morning of the tour. Comfortable van ride over to the bay. Darin and Brian did an excellent job getting everyone set up in their Kayaks. I was literally out in the water less than 3 minutes before a turtle swam up to... More 

Thank morrison6
West Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We had the most enjoyable time kayaking the bay and even spotted a sea turtle along with a rare monk seal. Our guide Scott was very knowledgable and Charlie was more than friendly to coast the waves with.

Thank lizzydostos
Maui, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Spent the morning on a very gentle kayak tour seeing Turtles and kayaking around the bay. Sean our guide was terrific. He has a great disposition for this type of thing. He was so helpful when one older couple turned over. We had two kids (10 and 12) one has an injured leg and she went with my husband in... More 

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this review

Aloha, So glad your family and kids had a good time joining us to see the turtles. June is one of our 3 calmest months so you had the easiest conditions for kayaking but this is not always the case and is the reason we have 2 guides on every trip to ensure everyone is safe. Shaka Kayaks price is... More 

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