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“kawela bay”(15 reviews)
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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57-101 Kuilima Dr, #175, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2149
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Reviewed yesterday

Mike is an excellent instructor and guide. The groups are kept small for the best overall experience and safety of the turtles. They were on time (a bit early to get things started) and very knowledgeable. They were patient with first timers in a kayak....More

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Reviewed yesterday

Our guide, Mike, and his partner made for a great experience and a fun time. Mike was very knowledgable, funny, and patient. We were a large group of 10 with ages ranging from 5 to 68. Everyone enjoyed the experience. The children loved the treasure...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Our guide, Mike and his partner were fantastic. Mike was knowledgeable, funny, and patient. He was excellent with the children. Their were 10 of us ranging from 5 to 60, so it was a bit challenging. The treasure hunt was greatly enjoyed by my grandchildren....More

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Reviewed yesterday

Very friendly staff and was a lot of fun. Got to see many turtles and had fun on the water. Not hard physically to handle the kayak

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This kayak trip was the best thing I did on my vacation. My guide Mike was excellent! He pointed out all of the turtles to us and even knew their names. I never thought I'd get so close to a sea turtle. The water was...More

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

Aloha Sheila, I agree Mike is an excellent guide and he really enjoys protecting the turtles and sharing his knowledge with the guests. Mahalo nui loa for your review. Capt. Scott

Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids (8) and (10) enjoyed the kayaks so much.. great adventure and we seen some Turtles! The instructors were incredible and super nice and understanding

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

Aloha, so glad you and your kids enjoyed the great adventure. We love showing the turtles especially to the next generation. Mahalo nui loa for your review. Capt. Scott

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful excursion on kayaks by Shaka Kayaks! Guide was wonderful and also able to meet the owner as he was checking on his guide team. Will look to them again on another vacation experience in Hawaii!

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

Aloha, I am very happy your guide was wonderful and you had a great kayaking experience with Shaka Kayaks. Mahalo nui loa for your review and look forward to seeing you again on your next vacation. Capt. Scott

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The area was so calm and it was fun to learn the history and to see the turtles. The whole experience was great!

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

Aloha, mahalo nui loa for your review of a fun and great experience with the turtles. Capt. Scott

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you wanna see turtles, do this tour!!!! My husband and I saw at least 6 turtles! Such an amazing experience!!

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

Aloha Samantha, thank you for your recommendation to do our tour. I'm so glad you had an amazing experience and you and your husband enjoyed seeing the turtles. Capt. Scott

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're visiting the North Shore, you must try Shaka Kayaks. Mike and Josh are the best guides, very knowledgeable, fun loving, and always on the look out for your safety. Being a novice on a kayak, I truly appreciated that they assisted me but...More

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

Aloha, I will let Mike and Josh know they did a great job. Mahalo nui loa for your review of your fantastic kayak experience. 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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