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About Shaka Kayaks
Paddle through Kawela Bay in an area that in ancient times was reserved for the Ali'i or hawaiian royalty. Help your guides to spot one of our many Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles for our citizen science ID project. Stop at a honu "cleaning station" and watch as some of our Honu line up to get cleaned. For adventure seekers you have the option to surf your kayaks on small 1' waves at the end of the trip or just relax and enjoy the calm protected waters of the bay. End the trip with local refreshments and a visit to the "Lost" Banyan Tree which is the site of many TV Shows and Movies including Lost, Jumanji 2, Pirates of the Caribbean IV and Hunger Games Catching Fire.
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Carolyn S wrote a review Oct 20
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What a fabulous day. We kayaked in calm waters and watched the green sea turtles poke their heads up all around us. It was peaceful and perfect. We also took their KUKAKUKA BIRD WATCHING TOUR. We learned so much abut the birds of Oahu including some endangered species. My favorite was the Stilt Bird.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks
Responded 2 days ago
Aloha Carolyn, mahalo nui loa for joining us on both of our eco tours and being our first official guests on our Kukakuka bird watching tour. I'm glad your really enjoyed them. Capt. Scott
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Laguna Kat wrote a review Sep 2021
Laguna Beach, California2 contributions
We had a great time searching and viewing turtles with Shaka Kayaks. Tommy and Zack were great and we enjoyed learning about the turtles while we floating around on the kayaks. The equipment was perfectly sized for my husband and myself. Early morning trip recommended.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks
Responded 2 weeks ago
Aloha Kat, mahalo nui loa for recommending our early morning trip to view the turtles. I will let Tommy and Zack they did a great job. Capt. Scott
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drskarda wrote a review Sep 2021
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The trip to the state park was fun, our driver, Jim, shared lots of local information about the area. Our snorkeling gear was very good, the instructions on use and safety, excellent. Easy to hop on their hotel pick up/deliver van (right on time) to head out to a great adventure for family, couples or like myself singles, too.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks
Responded Sep 13, 2021
Aloha, I believe you reviewed the wrong tour. I hope you get a chance to review Jim as it sounds like he did a great job or maybe he got a great kayak review instead. Capt. Scott
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Ren_Mcb wrote a review Sep 2021
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We had a great time! The guides made it so fun and interesting. I was a little nervous about kayaking in the ocean, rather than a lake, but the tour was done at a good speed, and they even provided info on how to manage small waves. My partner and I were on our honeymoon. But we toured with a family with children of different ages. The younger teens had their own boat. And the younger kids rode with parents. The guides were great, pointing out tutrles (you could actually see), and even providing interesting information on the animals. My partner and I definitely found it interesting and fun. It was so cool to see turtles so up close! We saw 20+ turtles easily, if not more. We'd both absolutely go again and recommend it to others!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks
Responded Sep 13, 2021
Aloha, yes we are seeing on average over 20 turtles in an hour. So glad you had a great time and mahalo nui loa for recommending Shaka Kayaks to others. Capt. Scott
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blp3000 wrote a review Aug 2021
Wichita, Kansas1 contribution
We booked on short notice and the Shaka team made it a great experience! Our son loves turtles and they guaranteed we see turtles. We saw many of them, got some great views, and had a wonderful time on the kayaks. We were beginners and had no trouble at all. The guides were so kind, patient, fun, and knowledgeable. One of the best things we did on Oahu! Mahalo!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks
Responded Aug 29, 2021
Aloha, mahalo nui loa for reviewing Shaka Kayaks as one of the best things you did on Oahu! So glad your son enjoyed all the turtles. Capt. Scott
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