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Address: Kamehameha Hwy, Kaaawa, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: 808-222-0500
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Description: Turtle's Paddle Adventures offers Stand Up Paddle (SUP) lessons on the...
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.
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Paddling with Turtle

Today I took a paddling lesson with Turtle and then a tour around Mission Bay. She made it so easy! Just a few minutes of clear instruction and we were off. She made it so easy we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Today I took a paddling lesson with Turtle and then a tour around Mission Bay. She made it so easy! Just a few minutes of clear instruction and we were off. She made it so easy we were able to paddle and talk at the same time. Looking forward to another paddle soon!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We met Doug at the entrance to Kahana Bay on the North Shore of Oahu for our beginner paddle board lessons. He was early and ready to give us our instructions for the two-hour lesson. Doug was fantastic: patient, informative, efficient, and he took pictures of us once we looked proficient and relaxed. He emailed the pics immediately too. Kahana... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The owner "Turtle" provided a most enjoyable learning experience. The lesson was for three of us, one being my nine year old grandson. He was very unsure if he even wanted to try SUP and had very little confidence at first. Turtle picked an appropriate location, provided detailed and very understandable instructions before taking us in the water, worked independently... More 

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It was amazing. This is the one activity that my wife wanted to do for her 40th birthday and since she was a beginner, I thought the river/bay route would be best...and we were not disappointed. It was a bit of a windy day with hurricane Ana bearing down on us, but the location was perfect and my wife loved... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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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

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
1 review
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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