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Shaka Kayaks

57-101 Kuilima Dr Apt 175, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2149
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Relaxing and interesting

Not only did we get to learn about the turtles and their habitat, we learned of Hawaiian history of... read more

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Shaka Kayaks

We had such a lovely morning with Shaka Kayaks! The paddling was not too hard, and best of all, we... read more

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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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Hours Today: 07:00 - 13:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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57-101 Kuilima Dr Apt 175, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2149
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Reviewed yesterday

Not only did we get to learn about the turtles and their habitat, we learned of Hawaiian history of Turtle Bay, the houses on the bay and the Pill Box! It was a great time and our guide was excellent.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had such a lovely morning with Shaka Kayaks! The paddling was not too hard, and best of all, we saw turtles! Our guides, Cash and Johnny were great and very knowledgeable. After the kayaking, we went for a walk to see the

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Capt Scott and his team's impeccable service was top notch. We were impressed with the way they individually catered to all of us. Very personal! My family and I will be back again!

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha, I would love to take your family out again. Thank you for your review and I will see you next time. Capt. Scott

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great time. There was something for everyone on the tour. Don’t get to excited about the glass bottom boats, it was very difficult to see through them; however it did not take away from the fun.

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha Robert, mahalo nui loa for your review and I love how you added the Shaka emoji in the title. Capt. Scott

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were collected at the resort transported to the Bay and we had a great guide who was knowledgeable and caring it was well worth the cost, we would highly recommend it.

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha Mick, mahalo nui loa for highly recommending Shaka Kayaks in your review. Capt. Scott

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Grandkids wanted to kayak while we were Hawaii. They had a blast. Great scenery and saw many turtles. Tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable.

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Aloha, so glad your grandkids had a blast and saw lots of turtles. Mahalo nui loa for your review. Capt. Scott

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did the early morning tour. Guides were friendly, accommodating, and very knowledgeable. They offered interesting local lore and ecological info. Would definitely recommend!

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Aloha Cindy, were glad you made the early morning drive up too. Mahalo nui loa for your review. Capt. Scott

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun experience, we saw lots of sea turtles! We would definitely love to go kayaking again with Shaka kayaks!

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Diana, mahalo nui loa for your fabulous review of Shaka Kayaks and we would love to take you again. Capt. Scott

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guides were friendly, wonderful, fun, and informative. They really knew what they were doing. We saw sea turtles, got to kayak surf and they taught us how to stand up on our kayaks! Very cool! Would definitely recommend this to anyone. We could...More

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, thank you for recommending Shaka Kayaks as your favorite part of your trip. We had fun taking you. Capt. Scott

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic time on our tour. The guides were fun and very knowledgeable. They gave us some great tips on good restaurants as well. Over all we had a fantastic experience.

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Melvin, I am very happy you had a fantastic time on your first kayaking tour. Mahalo nui loa for your review. Capt. Scott

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LeahR2013
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Response from tellurideinside | Reviewed this property |
If you are staying at Turtle Bay, doubt booking ahead is necessary, especially if you are staying a number of days, which gives you options. Best to go in the morning. Waves come up in the afternoon this time of year. Oh and... More
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