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Address: Kamehameha Hwy, Kaaawa, Oahu, HI 96730
Phone Number: +1 808-222-0500
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Turtle's Paddle Adventures offers Stand Up Paddle (SUP) lessons on the...

Turtle's Paddle Adventures offers Stand Up Paddle (SUP) lessons on the Island of Oahu at one of the MOST SPECTACULAR locations in Hawaii. Only 4 miles from Oahu's famed NORTH SHORE and just a short and beautiful 45 minute drive into the Hawaiian countryside from Waikiki brings you to the one of Hawaii's best kept secrets - Kahana Bay! 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 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. 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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Had a great time with our guide Dave. Good instructor and really friendly. Knowledgeable about the area and created a great experience!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2016
Ross S
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5 of 5 stars 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!

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Had a BLAST! This is a "must do" activity. Doug is great and made our experience memorable. If Doug can teach me to SUP he can teach anyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful time with Doug on our paddle tour! He was very informative about the foliage and surrounding Eco system. He gave us great advice for the rest of our trip for hiking and eating suggestions. Would definitely recommend this tour!

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Thank Carol A
TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this review

I'm so happy to hear that you all had a wonderful time. Love the picture of you guys taking advantage of playing in the rope swings. Glad Doug was able to give you guys some good advise and suggestions for the rest of your trip. Mahalo & aloha! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

We had such a great experience on our paddle board lesson! Our guide Doug was awesome! Not only did he give us our lessons and watched over us but he gave us slight history about the area we were paddling through and about the islands. We will definitely be recommending Turtle and her staff to our friends back home who... More 

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TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this review

I am so happy to hear that your family enjoyed our NEW LOCATION in Haleiwa up the Ana Hulu Stream. Doug is very knowledgeable and passionate. We value him here. Mahalo nui loa for your business. Aloha. More 

Hastings, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

I decided to do something a little different for my bachelorette party and go stand up paddling. We had a party of 10. Some of us had paddled before and some had not. We could not have gotten a better instructor than Turtle. She taught those of us with a little experience new things to do, like walking on our... More 

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TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this review

We are so happy you decided to have your bachelorette party with us! I'm glad I was able to teach a few of you some new things to try out. You all did a fabulous job! Mahalo but loa for spending your special occasion with us, and congratulations again! Aloha. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

We had a challenge of meeting the needs of a multi-family vacation in Hawaii with children ranging in age from 6-16. This SUP private lesson with Doug was the perfect solution! The youngest among us could ride tandem and the older teens could still enjoy! Everyone had a fantastic time and Kahana Bay was beautiful and exactly what this Midwestern... More 

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TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this review

I am so happy to hear that everyone in your famy was happy with their SUP lesson and tour. Doug is a great instructor and guide. And Kahana Bay is the safest, easiest, and most beautiful spot in all of Oahu for stand up paddling. So you guys picked the best company and location for your family. Mahalo nui loa! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We had a wonderful paddle board adventure with Doug in Kaawa. We went up the lagoon and then went out on the bay it was a great experience!

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TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this review

I'm glad you guys had a good experience at Kahana Bay with Doug! More 

Kaaawa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Had an amazing experience with Turtle's Paddle adventures with our awesome guide Doug. After a quick run through of the paddle board and how to ride it we were off into the freshwater jungle rivers. Doug gave us some great info of wildlife and vegetation in the area as well as some interesting local history. After the tour through the... More 

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2 Thank MAW-TFW
TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this review

I'm glad you had such a positive experience. We are lucky in that our instructors are not only knowledgeable about stand up paddle but also about the area and history. We also only offer private group lessons so there will never be groups mixed together, making it more intimate and designed just for you! Most other outfitters do not talk... More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Today I took a paddling lesson with Turtle and then a tour around Mission Bay. She made it so easy! Just a few minutes of clear instruction and we were off. She made it so easy we were able to paddle and talk at the same time. Looking forward to another paddle soon!

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TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this review

I'm glad I was in San Diego and able to teach you to stand up paddle Delle. You did an outstanding job, as Mission Bay is not as easy as my location of Kahana Bay Stream on Oahu. You never fell once! I was so proud of you! Even when we went by the sea lions, they did not scare... More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We met Doug at the entrance to Kahana Bay on the North Shore of Oahu for our beginner paddle board lessons. He was early and ready to give us our instructions for the two-hour lesson. Doug was fantastic: patient, informative, efficient, and he took pictures of us once we looked proficient and relaxed. He emailed the pics immediately too. Kahana... More 

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TurtleTrout, Owner at Turtle's Paddle Adventures, responded to this review

I am so happy you guys had such a positive experience. A lot of companies offering stand up paddle lessons and tours unfortunately do not include taking pictures of their customers. However, we here at Turtle's Paddle Adventures think it is important that each person has an image to be able to remember their outstanding experience forever, and to share... More 

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