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Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures

Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
8083729304
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Ranked #4 of 41 Activities in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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”! « less
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Centennial, Colorado, USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Mariah and Heidi are amazing! I was afraid but excited for the adventure of a lifetime. Mariah was professional, warm, and an expert in paddle boarding. She helped me feel safe. I LOVED seeing and swimming with the MANY turtles as we paddled in the river. WOW! I highly recommend Rainbow Watersports!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Jody made our first experience with stand up paddle boarding a great one. She knew I couldn't swim and even though I wore a life jacket my knees were still wobbly. She was attentive to my safety needs yet kept it relaxed and fun.

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San Rafael, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My wife and I loved learning how to SUP under Jodi's instruction. She was professional, yet warm and engaging, and a great teacher. We felt well taken care of while having more fun than we've had in quite a while (including my frequent swims with the curious green sea turtles when I fell off my board!). Communications with Jodi's employer... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I went twice, the first time was on the coastal ego adventure which is paddling down the coast and the other time we went up the river! Both times I saw sea turtles! I had excellent instruction so I was able to learn fast and have fun! I would recommend Jody or Mariah as your guide, they were amazing!

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

It is so great you were able to go on the Coastal Eco adventure before the summer ends! Lots of turtles in the river now because the famous North Shore will start peaking in wintertime! Come check out all the adventures we offer! More

South Pasadena, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We chose Rainbow Watersports for a family outing in the North Shore based, in part, on he overwhelmingly positive Trip Advisor reviews which were spot on! Our family of 5 (3 young adult children) had a fantastic time during our 2-hour paddle boarding lesson in Haleiwa. The instructor, Jody, was outstanding and super nice. Tina also accompanied us and could... More

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

Woo hoo!! So glad you guys had such a positive experience with all of our accommodations and the instructors! Thanks for adventuring with us! More

Fayetteville, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We used Rainbow Watersports in April 2014 for paddle boarding. My husband and I had never done this before and were excited but anxious. The instructors were beyond helpful!! They were good at what they did and were willing to help and explain any issues we had. They started out with a brief explanation on the sand and then we... More

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

We absolutely love what we do as instructors! We love the water, and want to share this love by teaching others how to be confident on Stand Up Paddlebaords. Thank you for coming out with us and sharing your experience! More

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I had an excellent time, and my constructor was very nice and clear. I had a private lesson with him and we first started on the sand to show how to paddle and paddle away from other people, so we wouldn't run into them. We also saw about 8 huge turtles that weighed about 300 pounds and I got a... More

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

July and August are perfect times to come out and see not only TURTLES.... but also DOLPHINS!! Especially on our Coastal Eco-Adventure:) So glad you saw those huge animals in their natural habitat! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I had a morning SUP lesson with Chris, and we had a great experience. It was our first time doing SUP, and the instruction was very helpful and I didn't fall once! We saw a bunch of sea turtles, and had a relaxing time. Chris made sure that we were safe throughout and that we didn't get... More

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

Woo-hoo! Good job standing on the boards in the open ocean next to the jetty and in the river! We love taking those people who have never before to experience the ocean with us and fall in love! More

Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I did the private sunset SUP lesson and it was awesome! My instructor (sorry I forgot the name, Marion maybe?) was great fun, enthusiastic, funny and very professional. All in all the service is fantastic, the instruction is top notch (didn't fall once!) and just so much fun. I completely recommend this company. Oh yea and this is the first... More

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

We have 100% Record of having EVERYBODY stand up on our boards because of the unique instruction and professionalism combined with fun and more fun!! Thank you for writing this wonderful review! Come back next time you visit the states again! More

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We signed up with Rainbow Watersport after reading about them on the "Off the Beaten Path" page on Trip Advisor. My family and I had a blast. Rowan, our instructor, made the lesson fun, safe and enjoyable. I personally have very little swimming experience but I did not feel scared during the lesson or when paddling through the river. Heidi... More

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

So glad we were able to help you out with the good instructions from Waikiki without a car... and on the Anahulu River with a paddle! Come out with us and adventure again! More

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