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Address: Kamehameha Hwy, Kaaawa, Oahu, HI 96730
Phone Number: +1 808-222-0500
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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.

We have now opened a new location at Haleiwa Beach Park on the north shore. This location also starts out on calm, flat water on the Ana Hulu Stream and ends in the bay. This location has many green sea turtles to paddle with. Haleiwa also has a spectacular sunset which makes for an awesome sunset paddle.

We are super stoked to spread our passion for stand up paddling, and look forward to seeing you soon! Please see our website to submit your stand up paddle lesson and tour request forms.

Mahalo nui loa and aloha!

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We had a wonderful paddle board adventure with Doug in Kaawa. We went up the lagoon and then went out on the bay it was a great experience!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
mikep46
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful paddle board adventure with Doug in Kaawa. We went up the lagoon and then went out on the bay it was a great experience!

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2 Thank mikep46
TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this review

I'm glad you guys had a good experience at Kahana Bay with Doug! More 

Kaaawa, Hawaii
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Had an amazing experience with Turtle's Paddle adventures with our awesome guide Doug. After a quick run through of the paddle board and how to ride it we were off into the freshwater jungle rivers. Doug gave us some great info of wildlife and vegetation in the area as well as some interesting local history. After the tour through the... More 

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2 Thank MAW-TFW
TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this review

I'm glad you had such a positive experience. We are lucky in that our instructors are not only knowledgeable about stand up paddle but also about the area and history. We also only offer private group lessons so there will never be groups mixed together, making it more intimate and designed just for you! Most other outfitters do not talk... More 

San Diego, California
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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2 Thank Delle W
TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this review

I'm glad I was in San Diego and able to teach you to stand up paddle Delle. You did an outstanding job, as Mission Bay is not as easy as my location of Kahana Bay Stream on Oahu. You never fell once! I was so proud of you! Even when we went by the sea lions, they did not scare... More 

Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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2 Thank Ann F
TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this review

I am so happy you guys had such a positive experience. A lot of companies offering stand up paddle lessons and tours unfortunately do not include taking pictures of their customers. However, we here at Turtle's Paddle Adventures think it is important that each person has an image to be able to remember their outstanding experience forever, and to share... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this review

I m so happy that I was able to make Wyatt feel comfortable. He did an amazing job, along with you two. I always go off the customers strengths and weaknesses to pick the best location, and the best equipment for each person. Our number one priority is SAFETY, of course. But after that, It's all about making sure that... More 

Kaneohe, Hawaii
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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3 Thank Matthew H
TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this review

I am so happy that your wife wanted to spend her 40th birthday learning to SUP! Thank you for picking us to make her wish come true! Yes, our location IS THE ONLY SPOT ON OAHU that is BLOCKED OFF BY THE WIND, making it PERFECT FOR BEGINNERS! We'd be happy to teach your children as our location is also... More 

San Diego, California, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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2 Thank MINIG8R
TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this review

Absolutely our pleasure! You are correct, as long as a person gets the correct instruction, has the correct size equipment, and is learning on calm waters, it only takes about 20 minutes to learn the basics of stand up paddling....and ANYONE can do it, no matter the age or size! This is what is so awesome about the sport of... More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 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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TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this review

This is the perfect thing about our location at Kahana Bay, as the stream is cut off from the heavy winds and there is never a strong current....making it extremely easy to learn to SUP here no matter the weather conditions. But I am glad that you noticed how safe, patient, and relaxed we are here at Turtle's Paddle Adventures! More 

Orange, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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2 Thank Mark J
TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. Yes, we do believe with our BEST instruction, our EASY and BEAUTIFUL location, along with our TOP OF THE LINE equipment, ANYONE can stand up paddle! Doug and I are very happy that you had such a great time! More 

Vancouver, Washington
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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2 Thank AngieSUPfan
TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this review

I am so happy I could help you Angie and that you have taken to paddling so much! I love to see my students take to not only recreational paddling, but stand up paddle racing like you have done. you are one of my prized pupils for sure. Keep up the great work and Aloha! More 

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