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Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures

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Address: Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
Phone Number:
+1 808-372-9304
08:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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. Join a group with other paddlers, or take our popular private lessons.

Private 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 Twilight GLOW paddle, where the boards light up the ocean floor!

  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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Fantastic SUP lesson

Heidi and Rae for the fantastic SUP adventure. It was our first time and the twilight tour with light up boards was sweet. We saw over 15 turtles and a manta ray. Instructor Rae... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rob H
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heidi and Rae for the fantastic SUP adventure. It was our first time and the twilight tour with light up boards was sweet. We saw over 15 turtles and a manta ray. Instructor Rae was knowledgeable and guided us through a wonderful experience

Thank Rob H
Management response:

It's so great to hear you had a great time! And how amazing how much of the wildlife came out for you guys! Mahalo for coming out and hopefully we will see you guys again soon! More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a private two-hour lesson and had a wonderful time learning how to handle a stand-up paddle board. Heidi was our instructor and guide for the day and she provided easy instructions and advice during the lesson. My wife and I have never tried this before and Heidi made the day fun and provided easy to follow instructions. Heidi... More 

Thank swivel1962
StandupPaddleGirl, Owner at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this review

Yeah! Our private lessons are still our most popular option. Glad you had a great time! More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a paddle board lesson for my husband and I as I thought it would be a fun new hobby for us both! We are already surfers so feel confident out on the water but having never paddle boarded before I thought it would be a good idea to get a proper lesson. I'd definitely recommend having a lesson... More 

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

I'm so happy we got you hooked on our favorite sport! It's a blast, isn't it? Cheers! More 

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Heidi was awesome and did a great job explaining what to do on the paddle boards. She also offered a little information about the area as we were paddling and my family and I really enjoyed our day. We will definitely be going back soon for the half day adventure!

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

Woohoo! We can't wait to take you on the Coastal Eco-Adventure half-day tour! It's an experience that will stay with you forever. More 

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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Heidi and Karen were very patient and encouraging instructors! This was my first time to try SUP, and I can't wait to be out there again :) This was relaxing on the river and challenging learning to negotiate the waves. We saw several turtles and Heidi is very knowledgeable about the plant and animal life on the island. I enjoyed... More 

Thank Marcia M
Management response:

I had such a great time with you guys as well! Our goal is to foster a love for SUP and the natural beauty here, I am glad you enjoyed it! Maybe next time we can try SUP surf by the river, it will be a happy medium :)! More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

My wife and I had a great time learning how to SUP with Heidi. Heidi is a great teacher and loves what she is doing. We enjoyed our time on the water and hope to be back in the future.

Thank Clayton H
Management response:

Mahalo for coming out with us! We enjoy it just as much as you all, we hope to see you again soon too! More 

Tooele, Utah
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

We were on a couples vacation and I already knew l liked paddle boarding. So when my brother-in-law suggested it I was excited. Also, I wanted to see the turtles. Well I didn't see any turtles because I was very focused on the paddling. Some in our group had them swim right under their boards. So I do wish I... More 

Thank jcvorwaller
Management response:

Finding turtles is kind of like a game, but what a great reason to come back right? :) Its so great to hear you enjoyed all the views and learning SUP with us. Mahalo! More 

Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Husband and I decided to give this a try and so thankful that we had Heidi to show the way! Lesson was in the river for the most part. Only a small time was in the ocean that is obviously more challenging. I recommend this company!

Thank jeh910
Management response:

Heidi is the best teacher I am so glad you guys enjoyed your lesson! We only paddle through the ocean to get to the river but it is great to get a feel of different water conditions on the SUP all in one lesson! More 

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Reviewed 23 February 2017 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 

Thank Gretchen K
Management response:

Sometimes falling in makes paddling the most fun! Its so nice to hear that we were able to help end your honeymoon in such a great way. We are always happy to give recommendations about local food and sights to see! Aloha! More 

Goshen, Indiana
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 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!

Thank Tina R

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