Turtle's Paddle Adventures
Turtle's Paddle Adventures
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Stand Up Paddleboarding
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Turtle's Paddle Adventures offers Stand Up Paddle (SUP) lessons on the Island of Oahu at two of the MOST SPECTACULAR locations in Hawaii. Both are just a short and beautiful 45 minute drive into the Hawaiian countryside from Waikiki. Kahana Bay is known as one of Hawaii's best kept secrets. 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 the historic 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. You will paddle under the famous double rainbow bridge that has been in many movies. 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!
Kaaawa, Hawaii

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clarice264
Concord, CA1 contribution
Aug 2018 • Family
This was the first stand up paddle boarding experience for my kids, ages 15 and 11. Doug was a great instructor, very patient and informative. He put them at ease and in no time, they were up and paddling with confidence. The river is very calm and is a perfect spot for beginners. The scenery is stunning! Overall, I am very happy with their experience and would highly recommend to others.
Written August 8, 2018
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San San B
2 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
My friend from out of town and I had a blast paddling in Mission Bay. Wendy gave us a tour and directed us to the highlights. We enjoyed seeing the wildlife from the water. We felt very safe, secure, and relaxed. It was a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend it to anybody looking for an adventure on the water in beautiful San Diego. Photo credit goes to Wendy.
Written June 5, 2018
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I always enjoy seeing people’s faces when they realize how friendly the sea lions are in this area and how close one can get. It’s fun when they swim all around us too. And of course I would take pictures to capture it all. Only the best for my customers. 🤙👍😎
Written June 7, 2018
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escribano2018
Washington DC, DC2 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
My friend San San and I enjoyed a wonderful morning of StandUp Paddleboarding with Wendy. She made everything easy for us and knew just where to go to see sea lions and pelicans. We got quite close to the sea lions, which was amazing. It really helped to have a knowledgeable guide with us so we didn't waste time trying to figure out where to go. Since Wendy knew what to do and where to go, we could just relax and enjoy the paddle. Wendy was open to our suggestions as well, so we got a customized trip. It was a great trip!
Written May 28, 2018
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It was truly a pleasure taking you guys for a SUP tour in San Diego. The sea lions are the best part of Mission Bay. I’m happy you enjoyed them. Thank you very much.
Written June 5, 2018
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Chris B
1 contribution
Sep 2017 • Friends
Excellent trip. Doug was very helpful explaining everything and showing us how to paddle board and he was very knowledgeable of the area.
Written October 1, 2017
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Thank you for your review. I’m very glad to hear you enjoyed Doug and Haleiwa on the Ana Hulu Stream.
Written June 5, 2018
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Pollyhb
London6 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
My husband and I enjoyed a sunset paddle board adventure with Doug. We were taken through the basics and were quickly in the water and mastering the skills.
We paddled down the river which was quiet and really pleasant. Doug snapped away and got some good photos.
We then headed back up the river and out on the open water for a bit more of a challenge and watched the sun go down as we returned.

Doug was a great teacher and really set us at ease. It was also good to learn a bit more about the area and the sport from him.
I would highly recommend for anyone visiting Oahu.

Thanks
Written September 28, 2017
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We are so happy you enjoyed your sunset tour in Haleiwa. It is a spectacular spot!
Written September 29, 2017
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Yoneshige
Japan1 contribution
Sep 2017 • Family
An Excellent support by the guide Doug .
We had a wonderful moment .
We really hope that we would be able to come back and do that again someday .
Thanks Doug
Written September 18, 2017
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Thanks for your review. We look forward to taking you guys out again on your next visit to Oahu.
Written September 29, 2017
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Michmitts
Calgary, Canada12 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Our first time and what a treat to get to see the jungle from the river. We had spent all of our time on the beach, so it was amazing to get to see Hawaii from another perspective. Doug is a great teacher and we learned a lot from him; not just about paddling, but also about the plants, birds and ecosystems on Oahu.
We will be back!
Written June 6, 2017
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This is why we feel Kahana is the best location for paddling on Oahu. The jungle is absolutely amazing and this location is the only spot on Oahu that is like that. So happy you guys enjoyed your lesson & tour with Doug.
Written September 29, 2017
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Julie L
1 contribution
Nov 2016 • Business
Today I was excited to have my first lesson on a SUP from Wendy Trout. Very knowledgeable in the sport. She answered all my questions. After learning proper stance, postitioning of paddle, stroke, and the basics of manuvering the board, we set off around Sail Bay. San Diego is a beautiful town and to view the Bay via SUP is a great experience. We went in the morning, great conditions. I even got a few photos. Yes, I will be back.
Thank you for the Adventure.

Written November 3, 2016
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I am so happy you enjoyed your lesson and tour of Mission Bay in San Diego Julie. And I love hearing how you now have your own equipment and paddle on a regular basis. That's why I started this business....to share my passion for this most amazing sport. Thank you for your kind review.
Written May 31, 2017
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hintonjayb
Glen Rose, TX1 contribution
Sep 2016 • Couples
It was an awesome experience. We had a lot of fun ... We went for 90 minutes. My wife rocked it, me not so much I knelt on the board for most of the time despite encouragement from Doug and my wife to try to stand. Kneeling on the board worked out just fine for me ... Doug was cool and helpful. He was telling us all about the area and even gave us some pointers on where we should go while here in Hawaii ... We're both pretty tired so we'll sleep great tonight!
Written September 6, 2016
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I'm so glad to hear you guys enjoyed it. Women tend to have better balance than men so don't take it too hard.
Written September 8, 2016
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Ross S
1 contribution
Jun 2016 • Family
Had a great time with our guide Dave. Good instructor and really friendly. Knowledgeable about the area and created a great experience!
Written June 24, 2016
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Thanks for the review. We are glad to had a good time.
Written September 8, 2016
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