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Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures

Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
+1 808-372-9304
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Sunset glow paddle

We did a last minute paddle board excursion. None of us had ever been paddle boarding. Raye and... read more

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Chad M
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What a blast! If you are looking to learn how to do Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), look no further... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Daniel M
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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FUN is our mission! Stand up paddle in a calm bay and a lush river, home to Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. You will learn the tips and tricks of stand up paddling from our friendly instructors -- all of whom are certified lifeguards. Private lessons are 2 hours and photos are included. Or choose to join a group lesson. We are available from 8:00am to sun-down, whenever it is convenient for you. Most popular times: Sunset paddling, TWILIGHT GLOW paddle( the boards light up the ocean floor!), and Coastal Eco-Adventure (Dolphins and more) We specialize in teaching paddlers of all abilities, experience, and ages (4 and up), and large groups. We also offer stand up paddle rentals, kayak rentals, surfboard rentals, and surf lessons. Come drink in our aloha spirit and enjoy what many visitors are calling “the best activity on the island”!
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did a last minute paddle board excursion. None of us had ever been paddle boarding. Raye and Ivey had us up in no time. Would recommend them to anyone.

Thank Chad M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a blast! If you are looking to learn how to do Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), look no further. The best experience in my life! I felt like I made life long friends and found a place that really cares if you have fun.

Thank Daniel M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jennilyn is an awesome teacher! We paddleboarded for an hour or so. I pretty much stayed on the board the whole time. When I did fall, thankfully, I was taught the correct way to do it.

Thank jowalth
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had taken personal lessons at Turtle Bay for our honeymoon and didn't get to stand up once. It was so difficult!! BUT taking this lesson with Rainbow was a snap!! Me and my 16 year old son and my 72 year old father did...More

Thank Rockinroxie
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Would like to thank Rae for taking my partner and i on a lovely lesson/tour along the river near Haleiwa. She was very encouraging and a great teacher. Made us feel very comfortable and we had a great time cruising down the river.

Thank Garry L
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Such a great experience in the morning in Haleiwa , North Shore, Hawaii. First time stand Up paddle lesson was awesome and we saw some turtles and had a good time with rainbow watersports. Next time again. Thanks.

Thank Anke L
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Rainbow W, Owner at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

We can't wait for you to come again! Many vacationers schedule a paddle board lesson with us early on in their trip, so they can return for more fun :)

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We did the private stand up paddle boarding with Heidi and she was great. We're both first timers and she's very calm, patient and encouraging. The river is still and perfect for beginners, if I can stand up anyone can! The boards are very stable...More

Thank Bronwyn K
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Rainbow W, Owner at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you, Bronwyn! We designed our boards and created a teaching method that is ideal for beginner paddlers. You're right -- ANYONE can stand up paddle with these proper equipment and instruction!

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

I loved the idea of SUP and wanted to give it a go whilst on holidays in Hawaii. Entered the water as a complete novice but thanks to Mariah being an awesome instructor, paddled away for the next two hours on a beautiful sunny morning....More

Thank Darren C
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Rainbow W, Owner at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thanks, Darren! All our private lessons are 2 hours long, with a private instructor, and a guarantee to be one of your favorite activities while on the island.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

This was an amazing experience for first-time paddleboarders! An introductory lesson on land and then a great session on the water, around the bend, and into a calm river. The instructor was so patient and encouraging, working with anyone needing help throughout the travel. I...More

Thank Linda T
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Rainbow W, Owner at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thanks for the review! You came to "Rainbow" -- of course you'll get a "Pot of Gold!" Haha! I'm glad you were delighted.

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Great experience! Heidi was an awesome instructor and went out of her way to make sure we enjoyed our time on the water.

Thank jakobmweisser
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Rainbow W, Owner at Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you! I'm happy we were a highlight of your trip. Come back soon!

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rainbowwatersports com/pricing-and-info/lesson-pricing.html Aloha, I included the web site and we did the 2 Hour Twilight GLOW Paddle. We hooked with Heidi, who was amazing and paddle boarding at night was a beautiful... More
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