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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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Not remotely worth the money

The tour guides are great but for $100pp this is really not worth it. You slowly go around the bay... read more

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Fun kayaking

Spouse and I had a great time. Instructors were knowledgeable and informative. Only problem is that... read more

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Paddle through Kawela Bay in an area that in ancient times was reserved for the Ali'i or hawaiian royalty. Help your guides to spot one of our many Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles for our citizen science ID project. Stop at a honu "cleaning station" and watch as some of our Honu line up to get cleaned. For adventure seekers you have the option to surf your kayaks on small 1' waves at the end of the trip or just relax and enjoy the calm protected waters of the bay. End the trip with local refreshments and a visit to the "Lost" Banyan Tree which is the site of many TV Shows and Movies including Lost, Jumanji 2, Pirates of the Caribbean IV and Hunger Games Catching Fire.
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  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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57-101 Kuilima Dr Apt 175, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2149
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Reviewed yesterday

The tour guides are great but for $100pp this is really not worth it. You slowly go around the bay in the kayak and try to see turtles at a very leisure pace and without any ability to just paddle around and explore on your...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Spouse and I had a great time. Instructors were knowledgeable and informative. Only problem is that you sometimes couldn't hear them because of the distance between the kayaks. Not sure how u fix that but they graciously repeated when u asked later. They were better...More

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

Aloha, so glad you and your spouse had a great time. Sometimes due to the wind or kayaks spreading out too far it can be a challenge for everyone to hear all the information but you did the right thing in asking later. Mahalo nui...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

In our small group with 2 guides(John & Josh) we had every level of experience. Everyone had a blast. We learned about the bay, it’s inhabitants, the north shore and area recommendations. After the training I felt confident and comfortable in the kayak. So glad...More

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha, I will let John and Josh know they did a great job making your excursion fun and safe especially since it was your first time kayaking. Mahalo nui loa for recommending our excursion for everyone. Capt. Scott

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time Kayaking with Captain Scott and his fellow employees. We saw sea turtles and some of our party even saw a baby hammerhead shark! Captain Scott is very informative and was sure to spread the

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

Aloha, I had a great time kayaking with you too. The baby hammerhead was definitely a bonus. Mahalo, Capt. Scott

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our Shaka Kayak experience! Would definitely recommend! Our guide (Scott) and his helpers were top notch...very professional and knowledgeable. Best part was seeing and being so close to the turtles, but the walking tour with a history of the bay area was...More

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

Aloha, mahalo nui loa for recommending us and glad you all had a great time. Capt. Scott

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kawela bay is Very interesting and beautiful place. Guys are gentle and professionals. I recomend the tour.

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, I agree that Kawela Bay is a very interesting and beautiful place and we do our best to keep it that way. Mahalo nui loa for recommending our tour. Capt. Scott

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I took the kayak tour with Captain Scott. We met at the hotel and were driven a short distance away to a a beautiful hidden cove/bay that was crystal clear and smoothly calm. Shaka Kayaks knew every inch of that cove and...More

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, I'm glad you enjoyed your great adventure as much as I did. Mahalo nui loa for recommending our tour. Capt. Scott

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really well guided with great local knowledge. The location was beautiful and the duration of the tour was really good.

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Ryan, mahalo nui for your review of our beautiful location. Capt. Scott

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful time kayaking with Shaka Kayaks. We booked the 7:45am tour through our hotel, Turtle Bay, and returned at about 9:55am. We were prepared with rash guards, hats, and sunglasses (with straps), but some people in our group were...More

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, thank you for sharing your fantastic kayak experience. We don't always have waves this time of year but I am glad you were able to ride some. Mahalo, Capt. Scott

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of five, ages 48-9, enjoyed this kayaking trip as one of many adventures on our vacation to Oahu. We've been on kayaking trips that exhausted the kids, but this was very easy kayaking in a calm bay, and there was lots to see,...More

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha, it was my pleasure to take your family kayaking and show them the honu. I'm very happy your family enjoyed the trip and 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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