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Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures

Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
8083729304
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Ranked #3 of 36 activities in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Fayetteville, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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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

Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My wife and I were pleased to discover that the Eco Tour was a private SUP experience. We were expecting to be part of a group. Heidi and Jodie met us at the bay in Haleiwa and drove us up the coastline. The two quickly moved the boards to the water's edge. Jodie gave us a quick lesson in the... More

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

WOo Hoo!! The Eco Adventure is great for getting away from the crowds on the beach or the river, and the stop for lunch on the secluded beach is one of my favorite parts! Thank you for coming out and adventuring with us! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My wife and I had a wonderful time learning SUP. Heidi was excellent. She made it fun to learn and gave us enough confidence that we decided to take up SUP as a sport/activity. They are responsive and easy to deal with. Highly recommend Rainbow Watersports Adventures!

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

Wow!! We love it when our paddlers that come out with us take it to the next level for their own sport and entertainment. So glad you had a wonderful time learning! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I found Rainbow watersports as highly recommended in a local brochure so I signed up online for a lesson for my daughter and I. The instructor, Mariah, was very relaxed and professional. She made my 9 y/o daughter feel comfortable throughout despite being on the open water for the first time. Would totally recommend it for the great times and... More

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

Awesome!! We loved going out with you and your daughter! Sweet, hope to see you out on the water again (on your own board!!) More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My husband and I did a two hour SUP Lesson with Heidi and Michael and we loved it! It was an excellent way to practice our paddling, in a very very safe environment, and absolutely beautiful scenery. The sea turtles were abundant, as well as lots of other birdlife and a lovely river to paddle along. Heidi and Michael were... More

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

We love taking out beginners to show them how safe and wonderful this sport is!! Thank you for coming out and experiencing the river with us! More

Greeneville, Tennessee, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

First let me tell you all the things we did this week on our first trip to Oahu: Waikiki Beach; Hanuama Bay; Lyon Arboretum; Makapuu Lighthouse hike; Pearl Harbor; Ko Olina Lagoons; Fireworks at the Hilton Hotel; Tropical Farms(macadamia nut farm); Dole Plantation; Waimea Bay beach (Cliff Jump); Dolphin/Turtle Snorkel Adventure; Chief's Luau; Waimea Valley Waterfall; PCC; SUP-rainbow Watersports; Diamond... More

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

Probably the best vacation ever!! You guys fit as much as you could into your trip on Oahu. Jodi is wonderful at emphasizing SAFETY is #1.. so we can have as much FUN as possible! So happy you were able to use those skills later on in your trip as well and show them how Stand Up Paddleboarding is done:)... More

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