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Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures

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Address: Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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+1 808-372-9304
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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FUN is our mission! Learn to stand up paddle in a calm bay and a lush river...

FUN is our mission! Learn to stand up paddle in a calm bay and a lush river where you are greeted by sea turtles, fish, and peacocks. Along the way, our friendly instructors, all of whom are certified lifeguards, will teach you the skills to be confident stand up paddlers. We guarantee that you can stand up and that you'll have a great time with us. Come by yourself or with a group. All groups are private – we do not join you with strangers. Lessons are 2 hours and photos are available free of charge. We are available from sun-up to sun-down. We do not have set times; we go when it is convenient for you. If your time permits, come experience our spectacular Sunset Lesson. Ready for even more paddling fun? Join us for our astounding coastal adventure (come see the dolphins!)or our fitness paddle. Stand up paddling with Rainbow Watersports is an ideal activity for paddlers of all abilities, experience, and ages (4 and up). Come drink in our aloha spirit and enjoy what many visitors are calling “the best activity on the island”!

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Perfect end to Honeymoon!

We were given this as one of our gifts on our wedding registry and we were lucky enough to fit in the Twilight SUP on one of our last evenings of our honeymoon. Heidi was a really... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Gretchen K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were given this as one of our gifts on our wedding registry and we were lucky enough to fit in the Twilight SUP on one of our last evenings of our honeymoon. Heidi was a really good instructor & we had a great evening with her chatting away while she reminded us of the basics and showed us some... More 

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Thank Gretchen K
Goshen, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an incredible experience. This took some practice to stand. But once I did it was awesome. Mariah was anot excellent teacher. She was so patient and so friendly. Highly recommended this. We saw a giant turtle. That made the falls practicing so worth it!

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Thank Tina R
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was easily the highlight of my week in Hawaii, with the exception of my best friend's wedding which was the reason my friends and I were there. Do it! A great way to hang out with your friends and figure out who has the best balance (first one in the water buys the first round... which was me!). The... More 

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Thank Robby N
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Fiance and I had booked a two person twilight paddle board lesson. Heidi helped us set up the session and was very friendly and flexible. Our instructor Mariah was awesome - super friendly and helpful with learning the basics. She gave us a tour around the bay before the sun went down, then handed out some glow lights to... More 

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Thank josh f
Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Stand up paddle was great fun. Mariah is an excellent guide and taught us well. Easy to make arrangements. Very highly recommended.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I arranged this for my daughters-in-law and granddaughters. They loved the experience. The instructors were outstanding, patient, and enthusiastic. Our younger granddaughter is 10 years old, and they had her standing up and paddling in no time.

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Thank Hawaii-Biker
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

One of the best things to do if visiting the North Shore. This was the most exciting activity whilst holidaying in Hawaii. Our guide Heidi was so lovely and full of energy giving us our lesson. Paddle boarding down the river with friends was a memory that won't be forgotten. Such an amazing location, witnessing the beauty of turtles that... More 

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Thank Brooke E
Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Heidi is an excellent instructor. She did not just give us the basics and let us go but gave tips, added new skills and increased the difficulty as we paddled. Customer service was super. We called at the last minute and got a confirmation call back in minutes and when there was a minor snafu with our photos, they rectified... More 

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Kilgore, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We easily found the Rainbow Van by the Haleiwa Beach Park. My husband and I had never SUPed before, so we went in as total newbies. Our guide Christiana was great! We were up and paddling down the Anahulu in no time! We had a great time getting to know eachother and even got to see some turtles! We will... More 

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StandupPaddleGirl, Owner at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this review

You guys were so much fun -- and no worries -- most people who come our way are newbies! I'm glad the turtles put on a good show for you! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

What an awesome first time SUP'ing. My whole family had a blast. My 10 yr old daughter had her own board and my 7 yr old daughter had the option of joining the instructor on her board or join me (she opted to go with me). Started the day with learning the basics on shore. Then took to the water... More 

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StandupPaddleGirl, Owner at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this review

I'm glad you observed that safety is our first priority! That's why all our head instructors are certified lifeguards. Just as a clarification, we cross the bay toward the river mouth, but do not paddle into open ocean or into waves. The day you went out was a tad more choppy in the bay than usual, but we always start... More 

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