Sunset SUP with Photos and Turtles

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

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…

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...

Accessibility

Mobility / physical

Adaptive equipment

Sensory

Break times
Quiet retreat space

Meet your host, Heidi

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 35 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 35 reviews.

Beni
September 2021
We were first timers and Kate was very friendly. The river was calm and we saw many turtles. We appreciated the relaxed setting and the photos she got were very cute. Highly recommend this experience.
Karley
September 2021
We enjoyed our experience with Megan as our guide! She was very personable and easy to be around. We immediately felt comfortable, and we chatted with her and the other two on the tour the entire time we paddled the serene river. It was great interaction in a beautiful setting! Highly recommend!
Paley
August 2021
Had a great experience. Megan and Eden were wonderful guides. Got to learn about the sea turtles, the trees, and the neighborhood. We got to see some sea turtles when they come up for air. We got to paddle at our own pace. and ended the evening with the sunset. My now fiancé wanted to proposed at the beach during sunset, so we did not get to watch the sunset on the water. But it was still beautiful none-the-less. Would definitely recommend!
Katy
August 2021
My husband and I had a blast on our sunset paddle boarding adventure. Megan was so friendly and taught us a lot about the area and of course, the turtles! We saw several turtles and ended our time with an amazing sunset. Thank you so much for a great time!
Kristin
August 2021
Excellent Airbnb Experience!!! My husband, nine-year-old son, and I had a wonderful time paddling the Anahulu River with several sea turtles at sunset. It was a magical experience and we highly recommend it! Our personal local guide, Kezia, added to the experience by being incredibly helpful, kind, and knowledgeable about the area, and about stand-up paddle boarding. We learned a lot and look forward to exploring the area even further. The photos taken during the excursion are a really nice touch. Thanks again!
Kc
July 2021
My group of four, with two teens, had a fantastic time. This was one of the most relaxing activities of our Hawaii vacations. Our guide was fantastic and chill and gave us time to reflect on our trip and the day. The paddle was easy and smooth, we saw so many turtles, and enjoyed the sunset on the ocean. I highly recommend this experience to anyone looking to slow down and just enjoy the island for a few peaceful hours.

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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