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Great outing!

We were picked up in the lobby of the hotel (very convenient) and shuttled over to the kayak launch... read more

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Reviewed yesterday
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Fun kayaking

Spouse and I had a great time. Instructors were knowledgeable and informative. Only problem is that... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
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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...more
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57-101 Kuilima Dr, #175, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2149
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Reviewed yesterday

We were picked up in the lobby of the hotel (very convenient) and shuttled over to the kayak launch area. The kayaks, paddles and life vests were all in great condition. Prior to boarding the kayaks, we were (twice) provided with safety tips. Our guides...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour guides are great but for $100pp this is really not worth it. You slowly go around the bay in the kayak and try to see turtles at a very leisure pace and without any ability to just paddle around and explore on your...More

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha, it sounds like you might be a hard core kayaker who wanted to rent kayaks and go out and explore on your own. If so this was not the tour for you and all of our tour details clearly state that it is a...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Spouse and I had a great time. Instructors were knowledgeable and informative. Only problem is that you sometimes couldn't hear them because of the distance between the kayaks. Not sure how u fix that but they graciously repeated when u asked later. They were better...More

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha, so glad you and your spouse had a great time. Sometimes due to the wind or kayaks spreading out too far it can be a challenge for everyone to hear all the information but you did the right thing in asking later. Mahalo nui...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

In our small group with 2 guides(John & Josh) we had every level of experience. Everyone had a blast. We learned about the bay, it’s inhabitants, the north shore and area recommendations. After the training I felt confident and comfortable in the kayak. So glad...More

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha, I will let John and Josh know they did a great job making your excursion fun and safe especially since it was your first time kayaking. Mahalo nui loa for recommending our excursion for everyone. Capt. Scott

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time Kayaking with Captain Scott and his fellow employees. We saw sea turtles and some of our party even saw a baby hammerhead shark! Captain Scott is very informative and was sure to spread the

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, I had a great time kayaking with you too. The baby hammerhead was definitely a bonus. Mahalo, Capt. Scott

Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our Shaka Kayak experience! Would definitely recommend! Our guide (Scott) and his helpers were top notch...very professional and knowledgeable. Best part was seeing and being so close to the turtles, but the walking tour with a history of the bay area was...More

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, mahalo nui loa for recommending us and glad you all had a great time. Capt. Scott

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kawela bay is Very interesting and beautiful place. Guys are gentle and professionals. I recomend the tour.

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, I agree that Kawela Bay is a very interesting and beautiful place and we do our best to keep it that way. Mahalo nui loa for recommending our tour. Capt. Scott

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I took the kayak tour with Captain Scott. We met at the hotel and were driven a short distance away to a a beautiful hidden cove/bay that was crystal clear and smoothly calm. Shaka Kayaks knew every inch of that cove and...More

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, I'm glad you enjoyed your great adventure as much as I did. Mahalo nui loa for recommending our tour. Capt. Scott

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really well guided with great local knowledge. The location was beautiful and the duration of the tour was really good.

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Ryan, mahalo nui for your review of our beautiful location. Capt. Scott

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful time kayaking with Shaka Kayaks. We booked the 7:45am tour through our hotel, Turtle Bay, and returned at about 9:55am. We were prepared with rash guards, hats, and sunglasses (with straps), but some people in our group were...More

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, thank you for sharing your fantastic kayak experience. We don't always have waves this time of year but I am glad you were able to ride some. Mahalo, Capt. Scott

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LeahR2013
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If you are staying at Turtle Bay, doubt booking ahead is necessary, especially if you are staying a number of days, which gives you options. Best to go in the morning. Waves come up in the afternoon this time of year. Oh and... More
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