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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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We rented kayaks with Shaka Kayak and did a tour of Kawela Bay on the North Shore. The Shaka team was awesome! My husband and I were on our Honeymoon but we were grouped with a family of 10 that had people of all ages....More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My favourite tour from our trip to Hawaii, so much that I booked to go a second time. Our guide was very knowledgeable of both the area and green sea turtles. It was great to see the turtles swimming underwater, as well as their heads...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So knowledgeable about the turtles and the entire area. Guide was so nice and cute and so fun to be with!Area is beautiful and we saw lots of turtles even though water happened to be a little murky due to the bigger surf.

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Date of experience: January 2019
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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, mahalo nui loa for calling Shaka Kayaks soooo good! Capt. Scott

Reviewed 1 week ago

Kayaking was the highlight of our trip to Turtle Bay. The paddling was easy, the weather great, and we saw lots of turtles! Scott and the team were very knowledgeable and fun too!

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Date of experience: December 2018
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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, I don't get out on the bay as much as I like running the business now but when I do I still enjoy educating the guests about the turtles and I have fun too. Mahalo nui loa, Capt. Scott

Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a pair of grandparents with a teen grandchild. We wanted her to have the new activities while we had the relaxation. In kayaking at Turtle Bay we found our needs met in many ways. The kayaking on the bay was both exciting and...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, thank you very much for your review of Shaka Kayaks. Our turtle tour is definitely an experience that can be enjoyed by all ages. Mahalo, Capt. Scott

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I accidentally booked the wrong day and discovered it 2 days before our day and they were so nice to adjust my day to the one I meant to book. We all had such a great time. Seeing the turtles was fantastic and the pictures...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in the water shortly after several days of enormous waves, so the water was rather cloudy and it wasn't easy to see many turtles. We did see a few though, and it was very cool to see them pop up right around our...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour was a lot of fun. It was my first time kayaking and the guides were very helpful with their instructions. We also saw a lot of turtles and learned a lot about how they lived in the bay. Bravo!

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw so many turtles it was an incredible morning and the two guides were very knowledgeable and engaging. Great value for money highly recommend

Date of experience: December 2018
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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, I am very glad you had an incredible morning. Mahalo nui loa for recommending our tour as great value for your money and will let the guides know they did an outstanding job. Capt. Scott

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a great activity for kids. The bay is amazing so are the green turtles. The team was very nice as well. Friendly, easy.

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Date of experience: December 2018
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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha Meral, so glad you and your kids had a great time with our guides and green sea turtles. Mahalo nui loa for your review. Capt. Scott

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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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