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Three Friends Stand Up Paddle Adventures

Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816
808-286-0309
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Ranked #39 of 297 Activities in Honolulu
Type: Water sports
Owner description: Stand Up Paddle Lessons and Tours.Learn to SUP in a laid-back environment.Explore the coast line doing an easy down-wind run.Enjoy the beautiful... more » Owner description: Stand Up Paddle Lessons and Tours.Learn to SUP in a laid-back environment.Explore the coast line doing an easy down-wind run.Enjoy the beautiful ocean, get a little exercise and have lots of fun! « less
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English first
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

First time SUP + Hawaii + 3 friends SUP Adventures = AMAZING! I signed up with 3 friends via email before my trip to Hawaii. Vanya brought all the necessary equipment and arrived promptly at our agreed upon meeting place. Before we headed out onto the gorgeous water, Vanya provided a quick lesson on the beach. The first timer nervous... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was my third "excursion" out with Three Friends (first with Vanya) & I cannot recommend them enough. It really was like a day out with a friend. Vanya really knows her stuff and shares her knowledge in a relaxed and easy going manner. I really can't say enough good things about Vanya. You MUST use Three Friends Stand Up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My husband and I went paddling with Vanya on 9/2. Not only was the pre-tour communication fantastic, but the entire lesson and experience was awesome. While we were limited in where we could go due to not having a rental car, we found a location that would work and while it might not have been the most scenic spot.. it's... More

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Vacaville, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My grandson, Andrew and I took a SUP lesson with Vanya on 7/28/2014. Andrew had paddled before, and was standing and paddling right away. This was my first time trying to SUP. I was excited about paddling, but also a little nervous. Vanya quickly put me at ease and a few minutes into the lesson, I was standing and paddling... More

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P Town
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My wife and I went paddling with Vanya in June. She took us up the Kahana River from Kahana Bay. The experience was less than thrilling and just OK. Nothing really to see. Less scenic than the Hanalei river on Kauai which we happened SUP in Sept without having a guide or paying for an excursion. The excursion was just... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

A last minute call to Vanya for SUP lessons for our family became an amazing sunset experience! Ron and Ray met us at Ala Moana beach at 5 pm. They gave us instructions on different paddling strokes and of course how to get back on when you fall off! Turned out falling off was no big deal and getting back... More

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Salem, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My husband and I took SUPing lessons with Vanya from Three Friends Stand Up Paddle Adventures. It was a perfect day and so much fun. Vanya was an excellent instructor and we had a blast. If you're headed to Honolulu and are considering taking paddle lessons I highly recommend Vanya from Three Friends. Lessons were secured via emails.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The two-mile downwind run with Vanya was the highlight of my activities on Oahu. I love being outside in the sun and on the water and while I had SUPed before on a freshwater delta, the ocean was new. Vanya gave great instruction on how to stand on the board and the different strokes and we got the chance to... More

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

My husband and I booked our paddleboard lessons online for our trip to Honolulu and I was a little nervous because a) we had never paddleboarded before and b) we really didn't know what to expect, but Vanya was such a treat and we wound up having the time of our lives on the water! Vanya was super professional and... More

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Golden, Colorado
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Vanya gives simple instructions and has the patience of a sage. It was just me solo, and I had a lovely time paddling along and chatting even though we'd just met. She's also quite open about assessing the weather/where you should go/Plan B in case the weather isn't as expected. As a bonus, she also brings fresh baked cookies (her... More

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