Padaloha
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7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Your local guide to Okinawa's hidden gems. We craft private, personalized experiences for every adventurer. Kayak through crystal-clear waters, snorkel vibrant coral reefs, navigate mangroves, discover secret beaches, and trek through lush jungle rivers. Explore Okinawa offers experiences for all skill levels, from a few hours to a full day. Immerse yourself in Okinawa's natural beauty with a knowledgeable, native English-speaking guide, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Nakijin-son, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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Laura V
Puerto Nuevo, Mexico16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
Everything about our kayaking trip with Nik was on-point, and he captured it all in photos for us! We enjoyed a beautiful day out on the ocean paddling along the coast of Motobu to Bise Point. The weather was spectacular, but Nik still took the time to assess the sea conditions and our skill levels/experience. With that in mind, he customized the perfect trip for our group of three. Nik is a conscientious and easygoing guide whose knowledge of the sea and and attention to detail put everyone at ease. We will cherish the memories and photos for many years to come!

Laura
Written January 16, 2023
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Thank you so much for sharing your kayak experience with us, Laura! At Padaloha we're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience along Motobu coast and out to Bise point, and appreciate your kind words. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back one day!"
Written April 30, 2023
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John W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Our tour guide Nik turned a fun experience into a magical adventure. We loved it; kayaking through the trees, around the rocks, and out to a private island (where he treated us to tea). It was better than we imagined, would highly recommend specifically Nik and his kayaking trip.
Written March 24, 2023
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Thank you so much for sharing your kayak experience with us, John! At Padaloha we're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience across Haneji Inland Sea in the Nakijin/Nago area, and appreciate your kind words. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back one day!"
Written April 30, 2023
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TAMARA K
Tel Aviv, Israel162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
We had an amazing private trip with Nik. We started with a sup tour to an amazing snorkeling spot. We saw the most impressive view from a high mountain. We finished in the most magical fall. Nik was very nice and polite (a true English gentleman…).
Written September 27, 2023
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Thank you for the 5-star review for this customised trip, Tamara! It was a delight to include the 360 view of the island, in-between snorkelling and the waterfall visit. As with all our guests, we take pleasure in curating an experience to suit the group's needs and the preferences. At Padaloha, we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back one day! Thanks again, Nik.
Written October 1, 2023
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Lara-Noon
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
This was such an amazing experience. Since I am a solo traveler I didn’t find many offers on the island for people to book alone. Most tours are only for bigger groups or just super expensive when going alone, but with Nik it wasn’t a problem at all. Also the fact that I don’t drive by myself wasn’t a problem and he picked me up in the morning at my hotel. He made me feel comfortable at all time and created an amazing experience for me. The Kayaks are super fun to ride and the landscape is just stunning. The Mangroves are beautiful and just so interesting trees. Nik knew a lot about them and the nature of Okinawa. He also showed me some graveyards and could tell me quite a bit about them. I think the coolest part is that he brings amazing snacks and some great tea with him for a little picknick at a remote beach. I really enjoyed myself in his company and on this adventure. Also the restaurant he picked for lunch was super cool and exactly my vibe. The whole morning was an amazing experience and I am super glad I booked this adventure. I can really recommend Padaloha and Nik as a tour guide.
Written April 9, 2024
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Thanks so much for the super review! It was a great pleasure to take you on this kayak adventure in Yanbaru. All the best, Nik
Written April 11, 2024
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Lara-Noon
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
This Tour was so amazing. Nik is a great guide and guy and he has a lot of knowledge about Okinawa and its nature. It was really nice to hangout with him for a day and get to know him. The trek was a super cool adventure and nature was impressive. I got a pair of neoprene boots that made it much safer to walk on the wet stones and kept the feet quite warm. On our way up to the waterfalls we saw a couple of interesting animals and beautiful trees. Nik was super kind to take some awesome photos and videos of me and we even climbed on top of the first waterfall to look down, which was really impressive!
He also brought some delicious Okinawa treats and hot Roibosh tea, which was super nice. Overall this was a super cool day and I am so glad I booked this tour. I can’t recommend this enough!
Written April 9, 2024
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That's a fantastic review, thank you, it's really appreciated! It was great getting to know you, too. All the best, Nik.
Written April 11, 2024
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alexred
Chuo, Japan8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We had great time with Nik , he took us to lovely hidden waterfall and river tour followed by short ride to the beach where we sup to snorkeling spot and saw tons of underwater wildlife, and a beautiful sunset.
Highly recommended tour and a great guide.
Written August 17, 2020
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2010TravelMonkey
Anchorage, AK56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
A few friends, my husband, and myself enjoyed a trip to Zamami Island in Nov with Padaloha. It was a beautiful trip with camping right next to a beach where we could snorkel & go paddle boarding. We happened to be there during a local festival so we had some amazing food & enjoyed some hilarious entertainment. Nik & Geoff set up all the camping stuff before we arrived, cooked breakfast in the morning, and had gear for the water sports on hand. We have also done multiple kayaking trips around Okinawa with them. They are well-equipped, experienced guides, and really nice guys.
Written February 21, 2020
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Allicatpt
Okinawa41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a fantastic day kayaking at the Nakijin mangroves with Nik and Geoff! Three families with 8 kids ranging from 8-14yrs old. We were given good instruction and they were with us at all times to assist and guide us. Beautiful day at the beach, I’d do it again!
Written April 9, 2019
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ElisaRoselli
Cambridge, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We went to Japan on our honeymoon and booked the Kayak and River Trekking experience for our final days in Okinawa. Nick was our private guide. He was friendly, welcoming and so much fun! The places he’s shown us were stunning, and the stories he told us were super interesting. We wished to push our boundaries during the river trekking to be able to experience something special, and Nick certainly delivered! He brought hot tea and amazing japanese sweets for a couple breaks throughout the day, and he recommended an amazing place for lunch. He even went the extra mile by helping us choose a Sake for the evening. We would highly recommend this experience to anyone going to Okinawa, especially if in the Nakijin area! Thank you Nick, now we can tick this off our bucket list! :)
Written June 12, 2024
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Austin S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
An amazing experience, beautiful views with an insightful guide, and some delicious tea. All that I would recommend to anyone!!
Written June 2, 2024
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Thank you so much for a 5-star review! It was a pleasure to meet you. The inland sea was the perfect place to take you on a peaceful, relaxing tour for your first experience of kayaking. All the best and safe travels, Nik
Written June 2, 2024
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