Water sports in Honolulu

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Water Sports in Honolulu

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  • Chris & Pam Travel Buddies
    Cologne, Germany31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great fun, nice staff. Overall, it was a really fun activity. Time flies, but it feels that you have the right amount of time on the scooter. While you wait for your turn, or even after, you can swim or snorkel (goggles and fins are there for you, free of charge)
    We really recommend the tour.
    Absolutely worth the money
    Written 20 September 2023
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  • Happiness06522986852
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was honestly one of our favorite things we did in our entire trip. Chad was so sweet and helpful. Friday night fireworks make it so much more memorable. Would definitely do it again and 100% recommend.
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • Christine S
    Saint Augustine Beach, FL9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We used Big Dave Wave services for their outrigger tour. This was such an amazing experience with John Paul, our tour guide. The water was so clear, we could see the reefs, turtles, and many fish. And, the waves were the best for our rides. If you want to experience the waves on an outrigger, ask for John Paul!
    Written 9 January 2024
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  • amye123456789
    Chicago, IL8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Erick B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had a great time. Ken was patient with my nerves on the initial ship dive. Saw turtles, sharks, and octopus. It was nice to go on a dive with less people.
    Written 20 December 2023
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  • Ann W
    San Francisco, CA38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great boat, great captain, wonderful sail. Will go again when in HI. An amazing sailing experience. I saw a whale breach on our middle day sail.
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • Elizabeth M
    Kansas City, MO52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Quest819659
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everyone from checkin onward was exceptionally kind. The outrigger canoe experience of scattering my sister’s ashes was a special event. The three guys in the canoe were so caring and considerate. This was a wonderful tribute to my sister.
    Written 25 October 2023
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  • Turaga N
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great diving experience and really good instructor (Greg). The locations were stunning. I highly recommend Big Kahuna water sports!
    Written 29 December 2023
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  • Explore567683
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did the banana boat ride at the Hawaii Water Sports Center. It was a great family activity. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • Elisabeth H
    Ontario9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Booked this through concierge at my hotel, and am so glad I did! Amazing experience, so much fun! I went by myself, and was told in advance that they might have to send me up with someone else, depending on conditions. I was absolutely fine with that - figured I'd be able to convince someone to go up again for free!

    Two people in my group did not speak English, but the instructor was fluent in their language, and was able to communicate easily with everyone, so that we all knew what to expect. Incredible views, friendly and FUN instructors/boat captains, and an all-around good time.
    So why only 4 stars instead of 5?
    The lady who greeted me at the front desk was not very friendly. She seemed irritated, like my presence was preventing her from beating the next level of Candy Crush or something. First impressions are important, and if I hadn't already made the booking through the hotel, and just been looking to book when I walked in, I likely wouldn't have booked based on my interaction with her.
    Written 1 January 2023
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  • Vin
    Sydney, Australia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took the outrigger ride and it was tge best experiences. Highly recommend these guys for value and service. Catching waves on the outrigger was amazing thanks to the perfect surf break in Waikiki and entertaining staff who took us out. It helped that the spotted a turtle swimming next us too :-)
    Written 5 November 2023
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  • Janis F
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aidan, Nicole, and Hunter were so helpful and really made the experience feel safe and informative. Great experience.
    Written 30 May 2023
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  • phuhiep2000
    Dong Nai Province, Vietnam1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Molly The Traveler
    Vancouver, Canada35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is our second time using South Pacific Water Sports. When you get their ask for the Special! It is also featured in their brochure where you get 3 activities for $99 + tax If you book online at southpacifichawaii.com it's only $89 + tax. This is a best deal in town. My son is 17 so we spent the entire day on the water. The skipper for bumper tubing was awesome and my son had an amazing time bumper boating and tubing.

    I was up next for Jet Skiing and I was able to hit maximum speed on the jet skis. I love to jet ski! I stay in Hawaii Kai when I visit Oahu so there are no issues with transportation getting to and from the Marina. If you are visiting, I recommended a car rental. There is plenty of free parking at the Marina. If you have to wait there are plenty of shops, Coconuts Shave Ice and Leonard's Malasadas at Koko marina.

    I highly recommend this place for families and singles and plan on coming back again next year!
    Written 18 April 2019
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