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Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures

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Address: , Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
Phone Number: 8083729304
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: FUN is our mission! Learn to stand up paddle in a calm bay and a lush...
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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Great Day SUPing with Rainbow

Heidi from Rainbow Water Sports provided a great day of fun and Stand Up instruction. We had a memorable day that improved our skills and was a highlight of our Hawaiian... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Heidi from Rainbow Water Sports provided a great day of fun and Stand Up instruction. We had a memorable day that improved our skills and was a highlight of our Hawaiian holiday. Highly recommend Rainbow. Brod and Helen, Sydney Australia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

First off, my tour guide Chris was so awesome. I had a blast!! I love going on different adventures during vacations and this is definitely something I'm going to have to do again. I saw 20+ sea turtles, which was a goal of mine, and gorgeous fish. Also, after talking to Chris, I found out different places to go snorkeling... More 

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

We are so happy to hear of your great experience! Our instructors are top notch and love to share the beauty of the island with our paddlers! Come paddle boarding with us again soon! More 

New City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We were in Haleiwa and decided to do a last minute SUPping activity and Jodi was very accomodating. We went out for a sunset trip and Jodi was our guide. We picked the 2 private package for 2 people and she was very cognizant of our (lack of) abilities and trained us on land first then on water. The experience... More 

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

We love supporting spontaneous adventures!!! You definitely picked the right place! We're glad that you got the hang of the paddling techniques and enjoyed your time with us! Our instructors do their best to make sure you feel comfortable! Come back soon!!! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I was scared and nervous that I would not be able to paddle board without making a fool of myself, but much to my surprise this was a lot easier than I thought! It was so much fun, the trip to the third bridge was just enough to get a nice tan and a workout! I wanted to go back... More 

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

Aloha! We're so happy that you were able to get a tan and workout while you were paddling with us! We're also glad we could help you ease up and not feel nervous anymore! Paddle boarding is such a fun and simple way to get fit! More 

burlingame, ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My family of four, two teenage boys and my husband and myself experienced SUP for the first time with Heidi at Rainbow Watersports. Heidi was showed such warm aloha from even our first phone calls. She taught us the basics of SUP and got us into the river quickly. She gave us challenges while we were touring and we learned... More 

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Palmdale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My husband and I did a stand-up paddle board lesson with Heidi. It was so much fun and Heidi was awesome! Once we seemed to be able to do what she was teaching us, she was really good about giving us something else to learn. The lesson culminated with her telling us to do it all at one time! Really,... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My wife and I had a memorable private lesson. We saw lots of turtles on the river and learned advanced manuevers. The staff (Heidi and Erin) were friendly, accommodating and helpful. They offered us free bottled water during and after our tour, gave us discount coupons for lunch in Haleiwa, and even emailed us free photos that they took of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We had a great lesson… booked a group lesson but it ended up only being my husband and myself, so it worked out great! The instruction was super personalized and at our own pace. Definitely recommend this company :-)

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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great time SUP down the river and out on the bay. We had turtles swimming right next to us. This company is friendly and very professional. Would absolutely rent from them again! They even held our car keys for us so we wouldn't lose them in the water.

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Aptos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

On a recent stay in the North Shore, we ended up renting SUPs 3 times from Rainbow. We did the coastal ecotour with Jody which was a highlight of our trip, and then rented boards 2 other times. Jody's tips and instruction was specific to both of our needs given different abilities; Heidi was more than welcoming and a joy... More 

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