Water sports in Honolulu

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Water Sports in Honolulu

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  • Jose C
    1 contribution
    My wife and I (Jose and Vanessa) absolutely loved this experience! We ended our honeymoon with this activity. Definitely recommend it for any love birds out there.
    It’s definitely beginner friendly as it was my wife’s first time paddle boarding and she had lots of fun.
    Chad was a great guide for this experience! We did the Friday fireworks (with an amazing front row seat) but he also gave us the chance to spot turtles that night.
    10/10 recommend!
    Written 19 September 2022
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  • Tiffany M
    Saint George, Utah, United States11 contributions
    Booking a private sailboat with Captain Gaeyln on the Kaikiwi, was the highlight of our trip to Oahu! There are several sailing excursions to choose from but you are packed on a catamaran with 50 other people, with load music. If you want to experience true sailing along the beautiful coastline with cobalt blue blue waters book with Captain Gaeyln, you will be blown away. Captain Gaeyln helped us customize our sailing trip and took us out for 7hs, so we could experience the trade winds and end our trip with a beautiful sunset.
    Written 16 September 2022
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  • amyerin123456789
    Chicago, IL8 contributions
    Our family of 4 took a semi private lesson. The staff was fun to hang with very helpful instructors…. We all got up! Love that they caught it all on camera - we had to buy the pics as this was was one of the highlights of our trip.
    Written 30 July 2022
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  • Failo
    Toronto, Canada316 contributions
    Honolulu is not really a great place for Scuba Diving, however, I just needed to get brined. Found Rainbow Scuba on TripAdvisor, easy booking on line, reasonable fee. Dive guy Ken was very friendly, knowledgeable and informative! Would have been a so so dive was a lot more enjoyable with him conducting. Yes, he will be my dive guy for Honolulu for sure!
    Written 5 March 2020
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  • Elizabeth M
    Kansas City, MO51 contributions
    This is a great place to learn to surf. They break surfing down into 4 easy steps and everyone in our class stood up by the end of the session. That provide everything you need, you just need to show up. I highly recommend.
    Written 26 April 2019
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  • Carolyn B
    Oklahoma City, OK6 contributions
    The service was great but they wouldn't let you reserve and pay in advance resulting in having to be there at at 7 AM to get umbrella/chairs.
    Written 29 July 2021
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  • Jon R
    2 contributions
    We booked a fishing charter with Captain John. We had a great time and caught one of the biggest Wahoo's (Ono's) Captain John had ever taken in the boat. He was friendly and attended to every need. Fish catch custom's are different than anywhere I'd taken fishing charters before. Island Water Sports filleted our fish for a small fee and we took home many meals of fish. Do check that wherever you book a fishing charter in Hawaii if that is something that interests you. Will book again when we come back.
    Written 20 February 2022
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  • John D
    London, UK3 contributions
    We are on a family reunion with 6 adults and 4 kids under 12 and did the outrigger canoe experience with Big Wave Dave at Waikiki, which was simply awesome. We split into 2 groups and all caught waves from out the back nearly to the shore. Dave and his mate were excellent at managing the craft and making sure we were all safe, but still had heaps of fun. We even saw a turtle from the canoe. I recommend the outrigger experience to anyone!
    Written 29 September 2022
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  • Joseph Y
    1 contribution
    Awesome, friendly staff who were extremely experienced and very helpful. They were very patient to help us descend in the beginning. We even saw two turtles and a shark!
    Written 2 August 2022
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  • kvu205
    1 contribution
    Over all it was a nice & fun experience for me & my family, most of the staff were very friendly & professional except for one that was very rude when made the command (& I'm much older than him). Customer not always know exactly what to do but a friendly reminder would do instead of acted like a cop talking to the criminal.
    Written 8 December 2021
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  • Steve Goad
    Burnaby, Canada1 contribution
    Aloha Beach Services was a fantastic experience. We rented beach chairs and umbrellas for multiple days. We rented body boards, floaties, and took surfing lessons. Lumpy and the boys were helpful, witty, and kind.

    I can see how some people may not love these guys.
    If you are looking for a “bend over backwards to kiss your ass” customer service experience, this is not it. These guys are locals. They have been on this beach for 60 years. They have been dealing with kooks like us all that time. Realize that you are in their home, on their beach, asking for their help. If you come at it from that angle, this is the absolute best place on the beach. But if you are “that guy” that rolls up like he’s the only one with $$ and they should blow you for the privilege of renting you a chair? Yeah, it’s not going to go well.

    Personally, I wouldn’t go anywhere else on that beach.

    Mahalo boys!

    Steve from Vancouver
    Written 20 March 2022
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  • pmahalepage
    Clinton, NJ10 contributions
    The staff is really great but the package is totally OVERPRICED. We did Parasailing ....EXCELLENT!!! The staff was kind, professional and did a wonderful job (would give them 4 stars). Water can be rough for those staying the the boat and they transfer you to a dingy to get back to the store which is SUPER dangerous (hence 4 not 5 stars). They should reconsider doing that when the surf is rough. My husband fell in the transfer and his shoulder got hurt. Thank god our little ones were ok. We also did Hanumuma bay for snorkeling. They make you drive by taxi, stand in line for entrance fee, snorkel on your own and drive back to return the equipment. Not sure what we were paying them for outside of renting snorkeling equipment. If I look back, we were WAY better off to get snorkeling gear and go ourselves (probably would have spent $50 per person versus $200 for the package). The bay is beautiful but is wreaked by the tourism and the reef and fish sightings are not as great as the Carribean. It’s nice but if you can find a better smirking destination, it is likely worth it. Seabreeze charged us for 3 activities but we ended up only doing 2 as the jet skiing was unavailable. They have ALOT of Fine print...so buyer beware. Pay attention to all the caveats of days when activities are unavailable as they will NOT Refund you.
    Written 21 April 2019
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  • jrbeebe
    Dayton, OH32 contributions
    We went on a snorkeling tour at Magic Island Lagoon with Ryan as our guide. He was attentive and knowledgeable and ensured our safety and comfort throughout. We haven't been snorkeling in over 10 years, but it all came back quickly. Ryan pointed out the sea life, including numerous fish, crab, sea urchins and coral formations. Overall excellent experience!

    Jim
    Written 6 June 2019
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  • phuhiep2000
    Dong Nai Province, Vietnam1 contribution
    it was wonderful. I have not come to this place ever but feel this place is great if if were coming here on holiday, or have fun with the family. if there are conditions to make sure that I will come to this place.
    Written 22 February 2016
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  • Daniella
    1 contribution
    This was one of the funnest experience ever and a memory to never forget. Our guide amber was the best and she was super sweet and very informed. And this is something I would recommended to anyone. Amber made our trip the best. Prepare to laugh.
    Written 28 August 2022
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