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Sunset SUP with Photos and Turtles

Haleiwa, United States

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Experience hosted by Heidi & Nate

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Your PRIVATE 2- hour paddleboard session begins with a brief lesson on land before entering calm water. We travel up the Anahulu river, home of the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. Sunset is the PRIME TIME to see turtles, since they meander back up river at the end of the day. These gentle giants grace the river, coming up occasionally to say "hi".

You will learn the skills and techniques of stand up paddling as you travel along the calm river. No mosquitos or flies, no currents, just fish, turtles, and lush banks.

Paddle against an awe-striking Hawaiian sunset as the clouds change from pink to purple. You will be stand up paddling at a location known by photographers as ideal for sunset photo taking.

Photos will be taken throughout your session, including with the sunset, and shared directly with your phone at the end of your session.



Copy and paste to take a look at some of the other activities we offer!
GLOW Stand Up Paddle at Twilight : bit.ly/2VJetWU
Yoga on Stand Up Paddle Boards: bit.ly/30lawGB
GROUP Lesson: Paddle in Hawaiian Sea Turtle Country: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/252179
Other things to note
Your guide is a Red Cross certified lifeguard, with extensive stand up paddle training. Lifejackets are available upon request, and required for non- and weak swimmers. No mosquitoes, flies, or strong current in the river. Since we are paddling in a bay and river, we are rarely affected by waves.
Your PRIVATE 2- hour paddleboard session begins with a brief lesson on land before entering calm water. We travel up the Anahulu river, home of the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. Sunset is the PRIME TIME to see turtles, since they meander back up river at the end of the day. These gentle giants grace the river, coming up occasionally to say "hi".

You will learn the skills and techniques of stand up paddling as you travel along the calm…

Heidi & Nate's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Water and juice will be provided after your lesson. Water will also be pro...
  • Equipment
    Photos are included, as well as boards and paddles, and lifejackets are ava...
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Mon, Jan 25
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
$99 per person
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Tue, Jan 26
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
$99 per person
$99 per person
Wed, Jan 27
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
$99 per person
$99 per person

Meet your host, Heidi & Nate

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 6 Reviews
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Heidi and Nate are one of the first stand up paddlers on the North Shore, and started "Rainbow Watersports", North Shore's original stand up paddle school, shortly thereafter to share the love of the sport with others. They developed a unique way of teaching stand up paddling to paddlers of all ages and abilities, creating an experience that is both super fun, relaxing, and challenging. They also designed their own line of stand up paddle boards so their paddlers can enjoy stable boards that were not available in the market. 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", the first book on the subject.
Heidi and Nate are one of the first stand up paddlers on the North Shore, and started "Rainbow Watersports", North Shore's original stand up paddle school, shortly thereafter to share the love of the sport with others. They developed a unique way of teaching stand up paddling to paddlers of all ages and abilities, creating an experience that is both super fun, relaxing, and challenging. They also designed their own line of stand up paddle boards so their paddlers can enjoy stable boards that w…
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Where you'll be

Join us as we travel along the Anahulu River, Haleiwa's "Backyard", considered one of the most beautiful rivers on O'ahu. This was home to a native village that flourished along the riverbank prior to the introduction of westerners. Hawaiian Green Sea turtles and fish swim underneath. You will also paddle across the Waialua Bay, with a view of coral reef below and North Shore's extensive landscape beyond

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Elaine
January 2021
Excellent, safe, fun and beautiful! Mike was a fantastic guide, was super fun and took great photos of all of us. I would highly recommend!
Marina
January 2021
Our experience with Heidi was unforgettable! For beginner paddle boarders, we were very comfortable on the boards especially because of her awesome tips and lessons to make us basically professionals. Heidi took us down such a populated turtle area and we were lucky enough to see soooo many of these awesome sea creatures. Many of them were actually swimming right next to our boards as we paddled down the river. Heidi also provided us with so much knowledge about the area's different species and facts. It was an overall an amazing experience and I would recommend it 10/10!
Our experience with Heidi was unforgettable! For beginner paddle boarders, we were very comfortable on the boards especially because of her awesome tips and lessons to make us basi…
Joseph
December 2020
This was so much fun. Thank you for such a pleasant experience. Very friendly instructor. Saw some turtles 🐢 one turtle swam under my paddle board.
Emelly
December 2020
Awesome experience, especially for first timer. Melody was my instructor, and she was wonderful- she gave clear instructions about how to paddle and get on/balance/move around on the board, and she pointed out a lot of trees and marine life along the route, giving me many fun facts about them. The route was beautiful, the sea and the sunset were beautiful. I recommend this experience- lovely way to end the day.
Awesome experience, especially for first timer. Melody was my instructor, and she was wonderful- she gave clear instructions about how to paddle and get on/balance/move around on t…
寿史
February 2020
丁寧に教えてくれて初心者でも安心です。ウミガメを間近でたくさん見ることができて大満足です!!
Ryan
November 2020
We had so much fun! Definitely want to paddle board now. Our host had great tips and made the experience very enjoyable!

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    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Activity advisory

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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

Reef-Safe Sunscreen

Re-usable waterbottle