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Three Friends Stand Up Paddle Adventures

Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816
808-286-0309
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Ranked #24 of 264 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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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Salt Lake City
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I found V here on TripAdvisor and it was an awesome experience. V selected the Hawaii Kai location for my adventure, which was perfect. The access to the location was easy to find and parking was easy (as a bonus, Costco is nearby for a snack after my lesson). The water in the bay was super smooth and easy to... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I had a great time paddling with Vanya of Three Friends. She is a great instructor and guide as well as a very friendly, and fun person. She pays attention to the little details too -- making for a terrific experience. If I get to Oahu again, I will most definitely paddle with Vanya. Highly recommended.

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I finally learned to SUP while in Hawaii last week. I found Three Friends through Trip Advisor. Vanya was a fantastic instructor, and she is very organized and prompt with making arrangements. The basics are straight forward, and she is more than capable and helpful during the trek. I fell in the water once, but you can't be afraid to... More

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Prairie Village, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I found ThreeFriends SUP on Trip Advisor when I was looking for a fun adventure to do by myself while my husband was at work all day in Honolulu. Vanya emailed me back the same day I inquired about SUP lessons. I did the Kahana River and Bay paddle. Vanya emailed me thorough driving directions from Waikiki to Kahana Bay.... More

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Boise, Idaho, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

When I asked my 12 year old daughter what one thing she wanted to try in Hawaii, she said stand up paddling. So after a little searching, I found Vanya and Three Friends SUP, and I couldn't be happier! This was our first time doing this, and Vanya very patiently instructed us. It was definitely worth it to pay extra... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

SUP with Vanya (or "V" for short) was just such great fun! I'd been wanting to try it for ages and V made it all so easy - she promptly returned my call when I wanted to book, had all the gear we needed (and a cold bottle of water and homemade cookies once we were done). We saw 3... More

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This was the highlight of our Hawaii visit! I am so glad I found a Trip Advisor review for 3 Friends, as I was trying to schedule a SUP lesson, but could not get a return call from anybody. Vanya not only returned my call, but was able to schedule us for a lesson that day. Vanya is a great... More

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