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Shaka Kayaks

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Address: 57-101 Kuilima Dr. Apt 175, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731
Phone Number: +1 808-381-4121
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7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Paddle through Kawela Bay in an area that in ancient times was reserved for...

Paddle through Kawela Bay in an area that in ancient times was reserved for the Ali'i or hawaiian royalty. View beautiful coral reefs, tropical fish, and WWII wreckage just 3 feet below the Peekaboo™ window on your kayak. Stop at a honu "cleaning station" and watch as some of our green sea turtles get cleaned. For adventure seekers you have the option to surf your kayaks on small 1' waves or try out the sport your guides invented: Stand Up Kayaking!

Explore the secluded Kawela Beach and hike through the jungle tunnel to explore the WWII bunker at Protection Point. Swim in the calm waters of the bay or bird watch for endangered species on one of the many hiking trails through the forest. Relax and enjoy the local refreshments provided for you by your guide. Your keiki will help you search for the buried treasure with the map they find on the trip. Along the shore you can see lava tubes, small sea caves and blowholes. While kayaking, watch out for the two dozen resident sea turtles the Turtle Bay is named after.

Visit the "Lost" Banyan Tree where the hit TV show Lost, Pirates of the Caribbean IV and Hunger Games 2 were filmed. Optionally you can decide to stay longer at Kawela Bay and your guide can provide you with a walking map of the 2 mile trail back to Turtle Bay Resort.

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A Fun Experience

My husband and I really enjoyed kayaking with Sean and Kanisha. They were friendly, knowledgeable and made the perfect guides. We saw lots of turtles which made it such am amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I really enjoyed kayaking with Sean and Kanisha. They were friendly, knowledgeable and made the perfect guides. We saw lots of turtles which made it such am amazing experience. There were some waves that were fun to kayak over (only if you wanted to). It was the perfect way to spend a morning. Had a wonderful time.

Thank janeclare05
Brisbane, Australia
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237 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

My mother and I did a Shaka Kayaks tour today and it was fantastic! Kerry and Sean were awesome guides, they knew how to find turtles and were very knowledgeable about the area. We saw at least half a dozen turtles and they swam right up by the kayak which was an amazing once in a lifetime experience. I would... More 

Thank Angela R
Hamilton, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Kyeisha and Carrie were awesome guides. Kayaking in the bay was really fun with some waves and plenty of sea turtles poking their heads up and swimming under the kayaks.

2 Thank Luke C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

The girls at Shaka were awesome!!! The two hour Kayak tour was a great experience! Friendly and professional service. Able to see a large amount of turtles even though it was an overcast day. Recommend to all levels of fitness as you can use the two person Kayaks if needed.

3 Thank Ben G
Surrey, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

There're a fair few reviews with a 'not for experienced Kayakers' vibe - I would say that this is a Turtle viewing tour facilitated by the use of kayaks, definitely not some kind of 'awesome kayaking spots' adventure so know what you're getting into! For us, we had never kayaked before but the brief tutorial at the beginning saw us... More 

2 Thank ukiwik
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went on a kayak tour on our honeymoon at Turtle Bay and we completely loved it. More than suitable for beginners as the guides are wonderful and teach you exactly what to do - our guide Kanisha was so lovely and such an expert that we felt safe for the entire time. She even taught us... More 

1 Thank FSA12
Mooloolaba, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

We signed up for a kayaking tour, $100 per person for two hours. We are given the impression you kayak between the different bays around Turtle Bay Resort.. Definitely not the case!! You don't really need to paddle & if your expecting a kayaking tour, this is not for you. Great for families with young kids, people that are not... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

We went on this tour for my boyfriends birthday and it was great! Our guides were great and we saw turtles and had a great time paddling around the bay. Highly recommend!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I have never been in a kayak before, and I cannot swim. So if you fit either of those categories, do not let it deter you from enjoying this tour. Kenesha (I hope I'm spelling it right) and Aaron are friendly and patient guides. I couldn't get the hang of back-paddling for at least 20 minutes, and they never got... More 

1 Thank AnneGG_901
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We were a group of 2 families and ended up being the only group on the morning tour. We all had a Single Kayak each and 2 doubles. Through our single kayaks we could see through and saw turtles under the water as we were kayaking. We were all given a take home water bottle and snacks after the kayaking.... More 

1 Thank Monica C

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