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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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Excellent guide and gorgeous location. Felt safe and secure and with the tour guide we had. Very... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
ettozil
Our first kayak adventure!

We were in good hands on this trip. Novice to more experienced all had a good experience. We saw... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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57-101 Kuilima Dr Apt 175, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2149
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent guide and gorgeous location. Felt safe and secure and with the tour guide we had. Very knowledgeable And determined to help us find turtles

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha, thank you for your review of Shaka Kayaks and yes it is a gorgeous location and we want to keep it that way. Capt. Scott

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in good hands on this trip. Novice to more experienced all had a good experience. We saw some turtles and rode some small waves. Only one kayak turned over and they were able to get the kayak righted without help.

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Aloha Karen, so glad you had a good experience on your first kayak adventure. Mahalo nui loa Capt. Scott.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a blast kayaking and looking at Sea turtles. Our guides were wonderful and made the experience that much better. Scott was very knowledgeable. I'd do it again in a heartbeat!!!

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mahalo nui loa Krista and we would love to take you out again. Capt. Scott

Reviewed 30 December 2017

This outing so exceeding our family's expectations! Our guide John was amazing - friendly and helpful and great with kids. I thought this was going to be a leisurely activity but we surfed the waves and found time to see some sea turtles up close...More

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

Aloha Lisa, I'm glad we exceeded your family's expectations. We try to cater to the activity level of the group when conditions allow it and looks like you had some nice kayak surfing. Mahalo nui loa, Capt. Scott

Reviewed 25 December 2017

Shaka Kayaking provided excellent instruction, including appropriate safety tips, for beginning kayakers. The guides stayed close enough to the kayaks to make you feel secure while at the same time giving you enough freedom to really enjoy the experience. Our guide, John, was extremely knowledgeable...More

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Aloha, Thank you for choosing Shaka Kayaks to learn how to kayak and I'm glad you got to meet some of our "locals". Mahalo nui loa, Capt. Scott

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

This was really fun and the guides are great. Got to see sea turtles and hear a little more about the history of the island. Totally worth checking out!

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

Aloha Alex, Mahalo nui loa for your review and glad you checked us out. Capt. Scott

Reviewed 25 November 2017

Good guide, warm water, easy paddling, turtles below and on the surface. A chance of kayak surfing if you wanted. Tranquil bay with swells. Worth it!

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Aloha Barry, I agree it is fun on the sea. Mahalo nui loa for your review. Capt. Scott

Reviewed 22 November 2017

Great staff, great event, solid instructions for any newB's and a awesome time on in the water! Highly Recommend this adventure!

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

Aloha Kyle, Mahalo nui loa for highly recommending our adventure! Capt. Scott

Reviewed 20 November 2017

Such a fun experience, the guide was very knowledgeable about Hawaii and had lots of fun facts to share. It was both a learning experience and fun experience!

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

Aloha, Mahalo nui loa for joining us at Shaka Kayaks for an amazing learning and fun experience. It was our pleasure. Capt. Scott

Reviewed 18 November 2017

John was very knowledgeable and helpful. The day we were there, the water was murky. However, they made sure we still got to see some turtles. It was a fun morning in the bay.

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

Aloha, So glad you had a fun morning in the bay. Sometimes we actually see more turtles when it is murky because they are on the surface more. Mahalo nui loa for your review. Capt. Scott

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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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