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Coastal Kayak Tours

59-444 Makana Road, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
(808) 638-9100
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Ranked #13 of 36 activities in Haleiwa
Type: Tours
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Canberra Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

As others have noted, David is an experienced and knowledgeable guide. Our group of 6 were experienced, but David took time to go over the basics and made sure we were set before heading of on our 3 hour tour around Haleiwa. We were guided to secluded beach spots where we saw plenty of turtles and other sea creatures. Dave... More

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Abilene, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Our family of four signed up for a tour with David and Trina with Coastal Kayak Tours. The day came and it was not safe for us to be out on the open seas. They met us anyone to help give us ideas on what other things we could do with that day and rescheduled our kayak adventure. From the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

My hubby, 2 daughters and I went on a kayak tour with David from Coastal Kayak Tours. We did the 3 hr Kahana Bay tour and had a blast! David is very fun and laid back but you can feel his passion about his sport and his home in Haleiwa. We learned a ton of local history and really loved... More

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Deerfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

One of the highlights of our recent trip to the Hawaiian islands was our kayak trip to Chinaman's Hat with Coastal Kayak Tours. David our guide led us on a five hour excursion that was truly memorable. Our group included 2 people in their 50's and three teenagers, none of whom had any kayaking or climbing experience. David calmly and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

My parents had very little experience kayaking and were a bit hesitant, so I wanted to choose a guide who would really hone in our preferences and needs. My parents and I went on a 3-hour tour of Kahana Bay. David's wife spoke with my mom on the phone several times before we booked, to make sure we selected the... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I went on a 5 hour tour of Kahana Bay. David, our guide, emailed us beforehand so we could pick exactly the right trip. We found a couple of huge sea turtles. When I got seasick(forgot my Dramamine !)David helped me get to shore quickly. I hung out on the beach while my husband happily continued on... More

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Sacramento, California, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

My family never kayaked before and my husband is like a cat in water. He had open heart surgery a few years ago and was concerned about his improving but still relatively weak shoulders. I looked for a tour that provided some water safety/ paddling instruction for beginners; education about the local ecosystem and history; a personal guide for just... More

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Spring, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

My family of four (kids, 19 & 16) did the 5 hour Chinaman's Hat tour back in August. It was so cool to be on the island and looking back at Oahu. A beautiful sight! David helped to navigate my husband and son to the top of the Hat. My daughter and I went halfway. I can't imagine doing it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Really enjoyed the three hour kayak tour around Haleiwa with our guide, David. We loved seeing all the wildlife and very much enjoyed his stories about the history of Hawaii. He took care of all the kayaking equipment as well as snacks and sunscreen, so all we had to do was show up and go!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We had a great time with David on a kayak tour to Chinaman's Hat. It was just my partner and I on the trip and the personal attention was great. He knows a lot about the islands and was thrilled to share it with us. It was great getting outside and being active -- made me feel a lot less... More

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