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Turtle's Paddle Adventures

60 reviews
Kaaawa, HI, USA
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About Turtle's Paddle Adventures
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!
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank San San B
TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

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...More

Reviewed May 28, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

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.

Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Excellent trip. Doug was very helpful explaining everything and showing us how to paddle board and he was very knowledgeable of the area.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Chris B
TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Thank you for your review. I’m very glad to hear you enjoyed Doug and Haleiwa on the Ana Hulu Stream.

Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Pollyhb
TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2017

We are so happy you enjoyed your sunset tour in Haleiwa. It is a spectacular spot!

Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Yoneshige
TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2017

Thanks for your review. We look forward to taking you guys out again on your next visit to Oahu.

Reviewed June 6, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Michmitts
TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2017

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.

Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Julie L
TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2017

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...More

Reviewed September 6, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank hintonjayb
TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2016

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.

Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time with our guide Dave. Good instructor and really friendly. Knowledgeable about the area and created a great experience!

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Ross S
TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2016

Thanks for the review. We are glad to had a good time.

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