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Shaka Kayaks

57-101 Kuilima Dr Apt 175, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2149
+1 808-381-4121
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I always wanted to try kayaking, and I'm so glad I did! Great staff, good instructions, patient... read more

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Reviewed 22 September 2017
Susanbayonne
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Bayonne, New Jersey
We had a great time

Thanks for Scotts positive attitude, great instructor team and knowledge it was a bliss to get to... read more

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Reviewed 16 September 2017
Michael A
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Vienna, Austria
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Paddle through Kawela Bay in an area that in ancient times was reserved for the Ali'i or hawaiian royalty. View beautiful coral reefs, tropical fish, and WWII wreckage just 3 feet below the Peekaboo™ window on your kayak. Stop at a honu "cleaning station" and watch as some of our green sea turtles get cleaned. For adventure seekers you have the option to surf your kayaks on small 1' waves or try out the sport your guides invented: Stand Up Kayaking! Explore the secluded Kawela Beach and hike through the jungle tunnel to explore the WWII bunker at Protection Point. Swim in the calm waters of the bay or bird watch for endangered species on one of the many hiking trails through the forest. Relax and enjoy the local refreshments provided for you by your guide. Your keiki will help you search for the buried treasure with the map they find on the trip. Along the shore you can see lava tubes, small sea caves and blowholes. While kayaking, watch out for the two dozen resident sea turtles the Turtle Bay is named after. Visit the "Lost" Banyan Tree where the hit TV show Lost, Pirates of the Caribbean IV and Hunger Games 2 were filmed. Optionally you can decide to stay longer at Kawela Bay and your guide can provide you with a walking map of the 2 mile trail back to Turtle Bay Resort.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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57-101 Kuilima Dr Apt 175, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2149
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

I always wanted to try kayaking, and I'm so glad I did! Great staff, good instructions, patient, and informative!

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Aloha Susan, I'm so glad you tried kayaking and no you can "Do it" again!

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Thanks for Scotts positive attitude, great instructor team and knowledge it was a bliss to get to know kayaking at the North Shore.

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Aloha Michael, I had a great time kayaking with you too. Mahalo nui loa for your review.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

We had a really great time on this excursion. The guides (Brian and John) were friendly and helpful. They made the kayaking easy and guided us to interesting spots on the bay.

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Mahalo Jon for your review and I will let Brian and John know they did a good job.

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

The location was good, and our guide Aaron was awsoum, definitely recommend this tour and look out for sea turtles!!

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Aloha, mahalo nui loa for your review and yes we are lucky to work in paradise.

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Our guide was helpful, very knowledgeable, and super nice. We had an absolute blast kayaking! First timers but definitely felt safe. He was great!!

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Aloha, Thank you for your review and we are so happy you had a blast kayaking for the first time. Mahalo Capt. Scott.

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

My family and I did the early morning kayak trip. We all Enjoyed it and would highly recommend it. Captain Scott was well-informed and fun. We learned a lot about the area from him and saw many turtles. The kids particulalry liked surfing the waves...More

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Aloha Alicia, Mahalo for your recommending us. I really enjoyed taking your family kayaking. Captain Scott

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We really enjoyed our outing with Shaka Kayaks. The bay was beautiful and plenty of turtle sightings. Very fun and relaxing!

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Aloha Marshall, Thank you for your review. So glad you had a fun and relaxing time.

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Liked the short nature walk and snack that was part of the tour. Easy to book and sign waivers prior to the tour

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Aloha Heidi, mahalo nui loa for your review.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The guides were very friendly and enthusiastic. They did a nice job of making it fun for the young children (ages 6-10). They also took nice photos to share with us, so that we did not have to bring cameras onto the kayaks. We saw...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

It was beautifull. Dolfins were swimming along and under the kayaks. To snorkel was great. The water was very clear and Joe and Dylan made sure we had a great time.

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LeahR2013
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Response from tellurideinside | Reviewed this property |
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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