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Shaka Kayaks

57-101 Kuilima Dr Apt 175, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2149
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I finally got to see a turtle.

After a thorough kayak useage and safety briefing we set off and almost immediately were kayaking... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
HappyMum1999
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Fabulous time with Shaka Kayaks!

Our family got busy on the water with Shaka Kayaks Tour on the north shore of Oahu at Turtle Bay... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
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Paddle through Kawela Bay in an area that in ancient times was reserved for the Ali'i or hawaiian royalty. View beautiful coral reefs, tropical fish, and WWII wreckage just 3 feet below the Peekaboo™ window on your kayak. Stop at a honu "cleaning station" and watch as some of our green sea turtles get cleaned. For adventure seekers you have the option to surf your kayaks on small 1' waves or try out the sport your guides invented: Stand Up Kayaking! Explore the secluded Kawela Beach and hike through the jungle tunnel to explore the WWII bunker at Protection Point. Swim in the calm waters of the bay or bird watch for endangered species on one of the many hiking trails through the forest. Relax and enjoy the local refreshments provided for you by your guide. Your keiki will help you search for the buried treasure with the map they find on the trip. Along the shore you can see lava tubes, small sea caves and blowholes. While kayaking, watch out for the two dozen resident sea turtles the Turtle Bay is named after. Visit the "Lost" Banyan Tree where the hit TV show Lost, Pirates of the Caribbean IV and Hunger Games 2 were filmed. Optionally you can decide to stay longer at Kawela Bay and your guide can provide you with a walking map of the 2 mile trail back to Turtle Bay Resort.
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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 3 days ago

After a thorough kayak useage and safety briefing we set off and almost immediately were kayaking amongst turtles. It was awesome. Our guides were so lovely and great at spotting all the turtles and taking photos which were emailed to us later that day. They...More

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

Aloha, so glad you finally got to see turtles at Turtle Bay. Mahalo nui loa for your review. Capt. Scott

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our family got busy on the water with Shaka Kayaks Tour on the north shore of Oahu at Turtle Bay Resort. Thank you Captain Scott and crew! Very informative and easy time of it in the water... although I did get dunked by a small...More

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Aloha, thank you for your review and so glad your son enjoyed the treasure hunt. Capt. Scott.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent tour by Scott and his team. The bay was protected and the high winds and surf that cancelled other ocean events did not stop Shaka. Very informative, fun, and well organized.

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Aloha Jolly, mahalo nui loa for your review and it was a pleasure taking you. Capt. Scott

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time with tour guides Cash and Johnny. Went out of their way to show us everything. The turtles are just amazing. A great value and tons of fun.

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Aloha, yes there are turtles at Turtle Bay and we love showing them to our guests. Mahalo nui loa for your review. Capt. Scott

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The crew there was excellent John and Cash did a fantastic job lots of fun Turtles everywhere got to do some kayak surfing overall great time

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Aloha Jason, thank you for your review and I will let John and Cash know they did a fantastic job. Capt. Scott

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Please be sure to make time for this while staying in Oahu. A quick shuttle from Turtle Bay Resort and you are one with the sea turtles!

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

Aloha, thank you for your review of having and amazing adventure at Shaka Kayaks. Capt. Scott

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took kayak trip on slightly overcast day with light wind. Excellent conditions! Saw 3 turtles that seemed very mellow and not startled by our presence. The walking tour on the beach was also unique offering insight on efforts to keeping the islands in their natural...More

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

Aloha! John, Cash and I are very happy you had a fantastic experience. Mahalo nui loa for your review. Capt. Scott

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

on 12th of March I had a wonderful kayaking experience with excellent guidance by John, Mia & Sean, got to see a turtle or two and also walk out to the Pillbox. I really enjoy kayaking here in Australia and am glad I was able...More

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Amanda, thank you for your review and recommending us to your family and friends. Mahalo, Capt. Scott

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Reviewed March 10, 2018

I did one of the short (2 hour) "ecotours" of Kawela Bay. The best part of the tour was that the guide was great at finding the sea turtles and educating us on how to see them without disturbing the turtles. The staff were knowledgable...More

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2018

Aloha Kim, Mahalo nui loa for your review and thanks for adding a picture the guide took of you and a honu. We love those turtles too!!! Capt. Scott

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Reviewed February 21, 2018

We had an great time paddling among the turtles. Our guides were very knowledgeable especially Karen. Well worth your time.

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shakakayaks, Owner at Shaka Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2018

Aloha, thanks for sharing you had an awesome time paddling among the turtles. I will let Karen know she did a great job. Mahalo, Capt. Scott.

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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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