Paddle in Hawaiian Sea Turtle Country

Haleiwa, United States

Experience hosted by Heidi

2 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

Begin your session with a brief lesson on land, then it's paddling time! Join a certified lifeguard, trained stand up paddle instructor on an experience you are guaranteed to love. Paddle across a beautiful calm bay and up a lush river, home of the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle. These amazing creatures are very passive, and also very big (up to 500 lbs!) Though we cannot guarantee sightings, it is very common to see them. Your friendly instructor will teach you stand up paddling techniques and skills as you travel along, so you can paddle like a pro!

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Other things to note
This activity is great for all ages and abilities. Children ages 4-6 share the board with an instructor. Paddlers 7+ may paddle their own boards. No max age limit. Board weight limit= 220lbs. All head instructors are certified lifeguards, so you are always in safe hands. Non-swimmers welcome.
Begin your session with a brief lesson on land, then it's paddling time! Join a certified lifeguard, trained stand up paddle instructor on an experience you are guaranteed to love. Paddle across a beautiful calm bay and up a lush river, home of the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle. These amazing creatures are very passive, and also very big (up to 500 lbs!) Though we cannot guarantee sightings, it is very common to see them. Your friendly instructo…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Water and juice
  • Equipment
    lifejackets upon request, Required for weak or non-swimmers, and young chi...

Meet your host, Heidi

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 206 Reviews
  • Identity verified
We, Rainbow Watersports, are the original stand up paddle school on Oahu's North Shore, making people happy for 11 years now. :) Come “Stand Up” for a great cause: A portion of our profits go toward Ourrescue.org to help rescue children from sex slavery.

Rainbow Watersports has been highly recognized in Rachel Raye's Every Day, Lifestrong, Huffington Post, and Concierge.com. We've been awarded TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence for the last 6 years, and have 5-stars on Yelp.

Heidi was featured in SUP Magazine as "one of the top 10 instructors for beginning stand up paddlers", and Nate wrote "The Stand Up Paddle Book". Your guide will be either Heidi, Andrew, Kezia, Christiana, Vivi, Molly, or Michael. Each guide is super friendly, loves stand up paddling and connecting with guests, and are certified lifeguards. Let's go have fun!
We, Rainbow Watersports, are the original stand up paddle school on Oahu's North Shore, making people happy for 11 years now. :) Come “Stand Up” for a great cause: A portion of our profits go toward Ourrescue.org to help rescue children from sex slavery.

Rainbow Watersports has been highly recognized in Rachel Raye's Every Day, Lifestrong, Huffington Post, and Concierge.com. We've been awarded TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence for the last 6 years, and have 5-stars on Yelp…
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Where you'll be

Join us as we travel along Haleiwa's "Backyard", considered one of the most beautiful rivers on O'ahu. We travel under the iconic "Rainbow Bridge" down the Anahulu river. This was home to a native village that flourished along the riverbank prior to the introduction of westerners. Along with turtles, tilapia, rays, and occasionally ocean fish are also visible.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 206 reviews.

Mariah
September 2021
very cool. hosts were awesome and they told as lots of stories and made sure to tell us everything we need to know
Frankie
September 2021
Fun time on the river for all ages. The girls that work and own it were very informative and kept you entertained the whole ride. It’s was I credibly easy to do and was a lot of fun. The river was flat and an easy paddle. We will be back to do it again :)
Austin
September 2021
Kate was awesome! She was very professional and great company. We paddled around for a few hours, and the water was super smooth. Saw a few turtles too! 🐢
Yesenia
September 2021
It was our second time paddle boarding here and we really enjoyed it. Our first experience was 3 years ago, so I forgot how much of a workout it was, but our instructor Vivianne was very patient and took the time to help us maneuver our way through. Loved it!
Cindy
August 2021
The location is a lovely place to paddleboard even for beginners. Our guide was patient and we did see a couple of turtles.
Kai
August 2021
Had a great time! If you're intrepid about paddleboarding, they gave a quick and easy how-to right before heading out. Loved hearing about the taro farms, the fruit trees growing alongside the river, floating down the river, and of course the turtles. 10/10

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  • Tue, Sep 28
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $89 per person
  • Wed, Sep 29
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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  • Thu, Sep 30
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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  • Fri, Oct 1
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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  • Sat, Oct 2
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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  • Mon, Oct 4
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Join 4 other guests
    $89 per person
  • Tue, Oct 5
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $89 per person
  • Wed, Oct 6
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Activity advisory

Expert industry partners
We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, experts in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 4 and up can attend.

What to bring

Optional items to bring to give aloha to our ocean as well as our instructors: *Waterbottle, *Reef-safe sunscreen, *Gratuity