Paddle in Hawaiian Sea Turtle Country

Haleiwa, United States

Experience hosted by Heidi

2 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

Begin your session with a brief lesson on land, then it's paddling time! Join a certified lifeguard, trained stand up paddle instructor on an experience you are guaranteed to love. Paddle across a beautiful calm bay and up a lush river, home of the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle. These amazing creatures are very passive, and also very big (up to 500 lbs!) Though we cannot guarantee sightings, it is very common to see them. Your friendly instructor will teach you stand up paddling techniques and skills as you travel along, so you can paddle like a pro!

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Other things to note
This activity is great for all ages and abilities. Children ages 4-6 share the board with an instructor. Paddlers 7+ may paddle their own boards. No max age limit. Board weight limit= 220lbs. All head instructors are certified lifeguards, so you are always in safe hands. Non-swimmers welcome.
Begin your session with a brief lesson on land, then it's paddling time! Join a certified lifeguard, trained stand up paddle instructor on an experience you are guaranteed to love. Paddle across a beautiful calm bay and up a lush river, home of the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle. These amazing creatures are very passive, and also very big (up to 500 lbs!) Though we cannot guarantee sightings, it is very common to see them. Your friendly instructo…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Water and juice
  • Equipment
    lifejackets upon request, Required for weak or non-swimmers, and young chi...

Meet your host, Heidi

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 169 Reviews
  • Identity verified
We, Rainbow Watersports, are the original stand up paddle school on Oahu's North Shore, making people happy for 11 years now. :) Come “Stand Up” for a great cause: A portion of our profits go toward Ourrescue.org to help rescue children from sex slavery.

Rainbow Watersports has been highly recognized in Rachel Raye's Every Day, Lifestrong, Huffington Post, and Concierge.com. We've been awarded TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence for the last 6 years, and have 5-stars on Yelp.

Heidi was featured in SUP Magazine as "one of the top 10 instructors for beginning stand up paddlers", and Nate wrote "The Stand Up Paddle Book". Your guide will be either Heidi, Andrew, Kezia, Christiana, Vivi, Molly, or Michael. Each guide is super friendly, loves stand up paddling and connecting with guests, and are certified lifeguards. Let's go have fun!
We, Rainbow Watersports, are the original stand up paddle school on Oahu's North Shore, making people happy for 11 years now. :) Come “Stand Up” for a great cause: A portion of our profits go toward Ourrescue.org to help rescue children from sex slavery.

Rainbow Watersports has been highly recognized in Rachel Raye's Every Day, Lifestrong, Huffington Post, and Concierge.com. We've been awarded TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence for the last 6 years, and have 5-stars on Yelp…
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From £52
/ person
Sat, 24 Jul
£65 per person
10:00 - 12:00
Join 3 other guests
£65 per person
Mon, 26 Jul
£65 per person
10:00 - 12:00
Join 5 other guests
£65 per person
Tue, 27 Jul
£65 per person
10:00 - 12:00
£65 per person

Where you'll be

Join us as we travel along Haleiwa's "Backyard", considered one of the most beautiful rivers on O'ahu. We travel under the iconic "Rainbow Bridge" down the Anahulu river. This was home to a native village that flourished along the riverbank prior to the introduction of westerners. Along with turtles, tilapia, rays, and occasionally ocean fish are also visible.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 169 reviews.

Jacklyn
July 2021
BOOK THIS EXPERIENCE NOW! SUP with Kezia was the best part of our trip to Hawaii. kezia was attentive and kind, can’t ask for a better host, she is the best. My family and I are first timers and she made us feel comfortable and safe. The river was relaxing and challenging at the same time. We will definitely book again since my daughter ended up loving SUP
BOOK THIS EXPERIENCE NOW! SUP with Kezia was the best part of our trip to Hawaii. kezia was attentive and kind, can’t ask for a better host, she is the best. My family and I are fi…
Jennifer
July 2021
This experience was equally great for beginners and seasoned paddleboarders. My family doesn’t have much experience, while I have my own board and go regularly. We all had so much fun, met great people, and saw tons of turtles! The hosts were very friendly and helpful. Definitely worth it!
This experience was equally great for beginners and seasoned paddleboarders. My family doesn’t have much experience, while I have my own board and go regularly. We all had so much…
Mel
July 2021
This was my favorite part of our trip. I was a novice paddle boarder and my 7 yr old was scared to get out on the water (it was rather windy) but Kate gave a quick but deeply informative lesson on shore and got us out in the bay and round to the river seamlessly, with my kiddo riding shotgun on her board! It was a beautiful paddle, we loved getting to know the area and chatting with Kate, and I didn’t fall in even once (though my husband can’t make that claim, lol). I can’t recommend it enough and we are so grateful to Kate for her time and care.
This was my favorite part of our trip. I was a novice paddle boarder and my 7 yr old was scared to get out on the water (it was rather windy) but Kate gave a quick but deeply infor…
May
July 2021
Heidi's daughter Kezia was so sweet and thoughtful in leading us with the tour. She made my friend and I very comfortable on the water. The paddling location was perfect, so peaceful and beautiful. highly recommend!
Paulette
July 2021
It was fun, my husband saw at least 3 turtles. I saw one, but I never stood on the paddle board. The guides were fun and held great conversations.
Quan
July 2021
Our first time on stand up paddles and it was a great experience! Our guide, Andrew, was very friendly and helpful. Our four year old stayed with him on the same board and she had a good time too. Saw many sea turtles!

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  • Sat, 24 Jul
    10:00 - 12:00
    Join 3 other guests
    £65 per person
  • Mon, 26 Jul
    10:00 - 12:00
    Join 5 other guests
    £65 per person
  • Tue, 27 Jul
    10:00 - 12:00
    £65 per person
  • Wed, 28 Jul
    10:00 - 12:00
    Join 2 other guests
    £65 per person
  • Fri, 30 Jul
    10:00 - 12:00
    Join 4 other guests
    £65 per person
  • Sat, 31 Jul
    10:00 - 12:00
    £65 per person
  • Mon, 2 Aug
    10:00 - 12:00
    £65 per person
  • Tue, 3 Aug
    10:00 - 12:00
    Join 4 other guests
    £65 per person

Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 4 and up can attend.

What to bring

Wear what you feel comfortable wearing in the water. We'll provide the rest!