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Shaka Kayaks

57-101 Kuilima Dr Apt 175, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731
+1 808-381-4121
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Wonderful Time!

Great staff, great event, solid instructions for any newB's and a awesome time on in the water... read more

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Kyle C
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Vegas
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Such a fun experience, the guide was very knowledgeable about Hawaii and had lots of fun facts to... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
zacharyjdb3
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Great staff, great event, solid instructions for any newB's and a awesome time on in the water! Highly Recommend this adventure!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Such a fun experience, the guide was very knowledgeable about Hawaii and had lots of fun facts to share. It was both a learning experience and fun experience!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

John was very knowledgeable and helpful. The day we were there, the water was murky. However, they made sure we still got to see some turtles. It was a fun morning in the bay.

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

Aloha, So glad you had a fun morning in the bay. Sometimes we actually see more turtles when it is murky because they are on the surface more. Mahalo nui loa for your review. Capt. Scott

Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw heaps of turtles and it was great for the kids to be able to sit on our single kayaks. Stunning scenery and our guide Ryan was very knowledgeable. Although pricey, it was a fantastic experience.

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

Aloha, so glad you saw heaps of turtles. For even more knowledge a group of sea turtles is called a "bale" of sea turtles. Mahalo for your review, Capt. Scott.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I stayed at Turtle Bay, and booked an early morning kayak outing through the resort with Shaka Kayaks. Our guides were so friendly and knowledgable about everything -- from kayak use and safety, to obscure facts about the island -- they were...More

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

Aloha, thank you for your review. One of the reasons the area is clean is because our guides always pick up any trash they find and it is wonderful to see how many guests are willing to help us on the tour so we can...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an amazing time kayaking, Brian is very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw a couple of sea turtles and tried our hand at surfing some of the smaller waves.

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

Aloha, I'm very happy you had an awesome time kayaking with Brian. I'll make sure to let him know. Mahalo, Capt. Scott

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall the experience was very pleasant. Our guides were cordial, informative, and helpful in regards to everything that we did. Admittedly, we chose a day where weather did not favor us in the most sight-filled view of the water. But with that said, the guides...More

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

Aloha, mahalo nui loa for your detailed review. Normally we get blamed for the bad weather so thank you for realizing we try to turn even a bad weather day into an enjoyable experience. Capt. Scott

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brian and Zach were great: excellent organization, stories about the island, kayaking tips. Also caught some great waves!

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

Aloha, thank you for your review. Sometimes the waves catch you and sometimes you catch the waves so I'm glad it was the latter for you. I'll make sure to let Brian and Zach know they were great. Mahalo, Capt. Scott.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went while on a "no-kids" vacation - we had a great time but this is less for "adventurers" and more for families & beginners. It's a very safe environment with guaranteed turtle sightings and super nice guides! Scenic and relaxing, which...More

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

Aloha, while we do offer stand up kayaking and kayak surfing for the more advanced kayakers the majority of the tour is focused on an educational turtle watching trip. I'm glad you had a great time and found it scenic and relaxing as that is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I really enjoyed our kayak tour with Shaka Kayaks. We saw many turtles and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our guide was outstanding. Highly recommend!

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

Aloha Gary, so glad you loved your kayak tour and mahalo nui loa for recommending us. Capt. Scott

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LeahR2013
30 January 2015|
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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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