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Turtle's Paddle Adventures

Kamehameha Hwy, Kaaawa, Oahu, HI
808-222-0500
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Kaaawa
Type: Water sports
Owner description: Turtle's Paddle Adventures offers Stand Up Paddle (SUP) lessons on the Island of Oahu at one of the MOST SPECTACULAR locations in Hawaii. Only 4 miles... more » Owner description: Turtle's Paddle Adventures offers Stand Up Paddle (SUP) lessons on the Island of Oahu at one of the MOST SPECTACULAR locations in Hawaii. Only 4 miles from Oahu's famed NORTH SHORE and just a short and beautiful 45 minute drive into the Hawaiian countryside from Waikiki brings you to the one of Hawaii's best kept secrets - Kahana Bay! It is here that you will begin your paddle adventure with us. Our lessons last for 2 EXCITING, FUN FILLED hours and begin with a short land lesson. Then we hit the water, launching in the CALM, FLAT stream where the instructor will continue to teach you different stroke techniques, stances, and turns while we tour the GORGEOUS stream leading into the jungle 3/4 of a mile toward the mountains... going around several bends in the stream, and ducking under tree branches. The session will end with us paddling out into the bay and landing back on the beach at the parking lot where we met. « less
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San Diego, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Let's start with AWESOME! Doug was our instructor and guide for our lesson. Before getting started Doug provided us with some very basic instructions which really is all that you need. We started on the Kahana stream, a very calm water way that meanders back through the vegetation and into the Kahana Bay. After learning the basics and getting your... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We had our first SUP lesson the day after a heavy rainfall/ flash flood warning. Our instructor, Doug, was very patient and friendly, taught us the basic essentials of SUP and made sure our safety is top priority. Thanks to his non-intimidating approach, me and my husband are now enjoying SUP. Despite the strong winds and stronger water currents, we... More

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Being blessed to visit the Islands multiple times, we search out doing "something different" each trip to push our boundaries and fill our chillaxin' days with adventurous activity days in-between, so it's usually a new hike or swimming/snorkel spot,... Turtle's offered exactly what we were looking for and the best part, since neither of us had "SUP'ed" before, was that... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I am new to stand up paddle and recently received beginning and intermediate lessons from Wendy, owner of Turtle's Paddle Adventures. Wendy is a amazing instructor! Wendy starts off the lesson by explaining the equipment and SUP vocabulary which is very helpful when on the water. Wendy understands not everyone is alike when learning the sport and recognized my strengths... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Wendy is a wonderful instructor. She showed me a lot of different techniques. I apply the everytime I paddle. Thanks Wendy for everything.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This is an activity you simply don’t want to miss and Turtle’s Paddle Adventures will deliver the experience you are looking for! I’ve wanted to try Stand Up Paddle for a few years but had been apprehensive. I finally tried a lesson on Kauai in April. It was fun and I was hooked. However, the experience was lacking something. I... More

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Geelong, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

A fantastic time paddling with Doug, in a beautiful part of the North Shore in Kahana Valley. Whilst it took me a little while to get it, Doug was very patient and helpful,and i did not fall in once!! If you are at all keen to try SUPing go with Turtle's, they are the best!!!

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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We went as a group in January this year. It was our first time doing stand up paddling, we had a blast! It is a little harder than it looks, but Doug makes you feel comfortable and helps you figure out how to stand up and hopefully not fall off. We were in a peaceful river so when some of... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We love the laid-back North and Windward shores of Oahu! My husband mentioned that he wanted to try SUP, and I saw that Turtle's company offered private lessons (no fear of embarassing ourselves in front of strangers) in the serene Kahana Valley. We were a group of 4, two couples. The location was easy to find (we were staying at... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This was our first SUP lesson. I chose this place because of the flat water and the location. We were staying in Kaaawa, so it was only 10 mins. away. Doug was great with instruction for us beginners. He watches to see how you are progressing and asks if you want to go on, where you have to duck under... More

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wendy t, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this review

I am so happy to hear that you two had such a fantastic experience with Turtle's Paddle Adventures. Doug is one of my awesome instructors and I am happy you agree. Also, our location of Kahana Bay is the safest, easiest, and most beautiful location on all of Oahu for stand up paddling. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Mahalo... More

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