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Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures

Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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Would like to thank Rae for taking my partner and i on a lovely lesson/tour along the river near... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Garry L
First steps SUP and turtles

Such a great experience in the morning in Haleiwa , North Shore, Hawaii. First time stand Up paddle... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Anke L
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FUN is our mission! Stand up paddle in a calm bay and a lush river, home to Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. You will learn the tips and tricks of stand up paddling from our friendly instructors -- all of whom are certified lifeguards. Private lessons are 2 hours and photos are included. Or choose to join a group lesson. We are available from 8:00am to sun-down, whenever it is convenient for you. Most popular times: Sunset paddling, TWILIGHT GLOW paddle( the boards light up the ocean floor!), and Coastal Eco-Adventure (Dolphins and more) We specialize in teaching paddlers of all abilities, experience, and ages (4 and up), and large groups. We also offer stand up paddle rentals, kayak rentals, surfboard rentals, and surf lessons. Come drink in our aloha spirit and enjoy what many visitors are calling “the best activity on the island”!
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would like to thank Rae for taking my partner and i on a lovely lesson/tour along the river near Haleiwa. She was very encouraging and a great teacher. Made us feel very comfortable and we had a great time cruising down the river.

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Reviewed April 28, 2018

Such a great experience in the morning in Haleiwa , North Shore, Hawaii. First time stand Up paddle lesson was awesome and we saw some turtles and had a good time with rainbow watersports. Next time again. Thanks.

Thank Anke L
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Rainbow W, Owner at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

We can't wait for you to come again! Many vacationers schedule a paddle board lesson with us early on in their trip, so they can return for more fun :)

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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We did the private stand up paddle boarding with Heidi and she was great. We're both first timers and she's very calm, patient and encouraging. The river is still and perfect for beginners, if I can stand up anyone can! The boards are very stable...More

Thank Bronwyn K
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Rainbow W, Owner at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2018

Thank you, Bronwyn! We designed our boards and created a teaching method that is ideal for beginner paddlers. You're right -- ANYONE can stand up paddle with these proper equipment and instruction!

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Reviewed March 23, 2018

I loved the idea of SUP and wanted to give it a go whilst on holidays in Hawaii. Entered the water as a complete novice but thanks to Mariah being an awesome instructor, paddled away for the next two hours on a beautiful sunny morning....More

Thank Darren C
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Rainbow W, Owner at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2018

Thanks, Darren! All our private lessons are 2 hours long, with a private instructor, and a guarantee to be one of your favorite activities while on the island.

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

This was an amazing experience for first-time paddleboarders! An introductory lesson on land and then a great session on the water, around the bend, and into a calm river. The instructor was so patient and encouraging, working with anyone needing help throughout the travel. I...More

Thank Linda T
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Rainbow W, Owner at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2018

Thanks for the review! You came to "Rainbow" -- of course you'll get a "Pot of Gold!" Haha! I'm glad you were delighted.

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

Great experience! Heidi was an awesome instructor and went out of her way to make sure we enjoyed our time on the water.

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Rainbow W, Owner at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2018

Thank you! I'm happy we were a highlight of your trip. Come back soon!

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

We've paddle boarded before and thought we had a good handle on it until Heidi gave us some amazing pointers in just a few minutes & we were off and paddling like pros. The river was so beautiful and relaxing and the bay opened up...More

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Rainbow W, Owner at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2018

Wow, thank you so much! I'm so happy we could add to your North Shore experience. We can help paddlers of all levels reach the next level of stand up paddling -- afterall, we wrote the book on it! Sometimes it's the little things you...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

My husband and I wanted to try stand up paddleboarding, so we called and took in a 2 hour session with two other people. We had a great time! and the instructor was very knowledgeable. We didn't see any turtles as it had rained quite...More

Thank Malinda H
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Rainbow W, Owner at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2018

Age is totally irrelevent when in comes to stand up paddling! This is where you can be like a kid again. :) Paddlers can be as young as 4 and as old as 104, and you'll still have a great time.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

I tried paddle boarding for the first time while I was in Hawaii for work, I did a 2 hr private lesson and the instructor was so friendly, and informational about our surroundings and paddle boarding, we were both shocked I did not fall once...More

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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

Great fun. We signed up for the private paddle boarding lessons. Didn’t have to know anything about paddle boarding to enjoy the experience. Ask for Mariah... she’s a great instructor. Loved it so much!

Thank Bob B
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rainbowwatersports com/pricing-and-info/lesson-pricing.html Aloha, I included the web site and we did the 2 Hour Twilight GLOW Paddle. We hooked with Heidi, who was amazing and paddle boarding at night was a beautiful... More
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