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Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures

Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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Fantastic morning on the water

We did the private stand up paddle boarding with Heidi and she was great. We're both first timers... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bronwyn K
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Great morning out on the water

I loved the idea of SUP and wanted to give it a go whilst on holidays in Hawaii. Entered the water... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Darren C
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Melbourne, Australia
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FUN is our mission! Learn to stand up paddle in a calm bay and a lush river where you are greeted by sea turtles, fish, and peacocks. Along the way, our friendly instructors, all of whom are certified lifeguards, will teach you the skills to be confident stand up paddlers. We guarantee that you can stand up and that you'll have a great time with us. Come by yourself or with a group. Join a group with other paddlers, or take our popular private lessons. Private Lessons are 2 hours and photos are available free of charge. We are available from sun-up to sun-down. We do not have set times; we go when it is convenient for you. If your time permits, come experience our spectacular Sunset Lesson. Ready for even more paddling fun? Join us for our astounding coastal adventure (come see the dolphins!) or our Twilight GLOW paddle, where the boards light up the ocean floor! Stand up paddling with Rainbow Watersports is an ideal activity for paddlers of all abilities, experience, and ages (4 and up). 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 2 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

We've paddle boarded before and thought we had a good handle on it until Heidi gave us some amazing pointers in just a few minutes & we were off and paddling like pros. The river was so beautiful and relaxing and the bay opened up...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

My husband and I wanted to try stand up paddleboarding, so we called and took in a 2 hour session with two other people. We had a great time! and the instructor was very knowledgeable. We didn't see any turtles as it had rained quite...More

Thank Malinda H
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I tried paddle boarding for the first time while I was in Hawaii for work, I did a 2 hr private lesson and the instructor was so friendly, and informational about our surroundings and paddle boarding, we were both shocked I did not fall once...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Great fun. We signed up for the private paddle boarding lessons. Didn’t have to know anything about paddle boarding to enjoy the experience. Ask for Mariah... she’s a great instructor. Loved it so much!

Thank Bob B
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I tried stand up paddle for the first time. I was VERY nervous, and I'm not a good swimmer. We were so lucky to have Heidi as our instructor for a private lesson. She immediately made me feel reassured that I could...More

Thank travelady042
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

We had a really wonderful sunset paddle session with Heidi. My son loves the ocean but is a little nervous when he can't touch. Heidi was incredibly patient with him and got him standing up a few times. Otherwise he stayed on his knees and...More

Thank sew1979
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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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