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Stand Up Paddle Lessons -- Rainbow Watersports Adventures

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Address: Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
Phone Number:
+1 808-372-9304
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

FUN is our mission! Learn to stand up paddle in a calm bay and a lush river...

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. All groups are private – we do not join you with strangers. 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 fitness paddle. 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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Absolutely awesome!

I booked a paddle board lesson for my husband and I as I thought it would be a fun new hobby for us both! We are already surfers so feel confident out on the water but having... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Laura H

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked a paddle board lesson for my husband and I as I thought it would be a fun new hobby for us both! We are already surfers so feel confident out on the water but having never paddle boarded before I thought it would be a good idea to get a proper lesson. I'd definitely recommend having a lesson... More 

Thank Laura H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heidi was awesome and did a great job explaining what to do on the paddle boards. She also offered a little information about the area as we were paddling and my family and I really enjoyed our day. We will definitely be going back soon for the half day adventure!

Thank Maddie P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Heidi and Karen were very patient and encouraging instructors! This was my first time to try SUP, and I can't wait to be out there again :) This was relaxing on the river and challenging learning to negotiate the waves. We saw several turtles and Heidi is very knowledgeable about the plant and animal life on the island. I enjoyed... More 

Thank Marcia M
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

My wife and I had a great time learning how to SUP with Heidi. Heidi is a great teacher and loves what she is doing. We enjoyed our time on the water and hope to be back in the future.

Thank Clayton H
Tooele, Utah
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

We were on a couples vacation and I already knew l liked paddle boarding. So when my brother-in-law suggested it I was excited. Also, I wanted to see the turtles. Well I didn't see any turtles because I was very focused on the paddling. Some in our group had them swim right under their boards. So I do wish I... More 

Thank jcvorwaller
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Husband and I decided to give this a try and so thankful that we had Heidi to show the way! Lesson was in the river for the most part. Only a small time was in the ocean that is obviously more challenging. I recommend this company!

Thank jeh910
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We were given this as one of our gifts on our wedding registry and we were lucky enough to fit in the Twilight SUP on one of our last evenings of our honeymoon. Heidi was a really good instructor & we had a great evening with her chatting away while she reminded us of the basics and showed us some... More 

Thank Gretchen K
Goshen, Indiana
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This was an incredible experience. This took some practice to stand. But once I did it was awesome. Mariah was anot excellent teacher. She was so patient and so friendly. Highly recommended this. We saw a giant turtle. That made the falls practicing so worth it!

Thank Tina R
Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

This was easily the highlight of my week in Hawaii, with the exception of my best friend's wedding which was the reason my friends and I were there. Do it! A great way to hang out with your friends and figure out who has the best balance (first one in the water buys the first round... which was me!). The... More 

Thank Robby N
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

My Fiance and I had booked a two person twilight paddle board lesson. Heidi helped us set up the session and was very friendly and flexible. Our instructor Mariah was awesome - super friendly and helpful with learning the basics. She gave us a tour around the bay before the sun went down, then handed out some glow lights to... More 

Thank josh f

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