Rainforest Stand Up Paddle Board Self-Guided Tour

Fun for the whole family

Oahu Stand up Paddle boarding is one of the best ways to experience Oahu's Windward Coast and especially the secluded Kahana Valley River. Our Paddle boards are stable and made for beginners, you will be standing in no time. After a quick land lesson to show you the correct techniques, you'll head out on your own to try it out on your self-guided* experience.

*No tour guide provided. You will need a vehicle to transport the equipment about 1 mile. We provide foam pads and straps that fit most vehicles.

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3 Hours
  • $80 – Visitor
  • $70 – Kama'aina / Military
  • $70 – Children (12 to 4 years old)
Stand up paddle boarding in Oahu
  • Best Oahu Stand up Paddle boarding experience on the island for beginners and families
  • Great for anyone, easy to learn, relaxing and beautiful.
  • Scenic views and plenty of green.
  • Perfect place for beginners to learn.
  • Optionally head out into Kahana Bay for some ocean paddling and an expansive view of the area.
How to prepare
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a swimsuit
  • Please leave valuables at home
  • Life vests, leashes and all other tour equipment will be provided

“My 1st time SUP experience was a blast. Overall – a highly recommended adventure on the beautiful Kahana River.”

Kasia W.
San Fran,CA

“I booked back-to-back activities, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking to Chinaman’s Hat. Both were fantastic. Would highly recommend both tours to anyone visiting Oahu!”

Lauren Martin

“We had an excellent time with Mike and Bobby! We did the 3-hour surfing/paddle board package, which left us tired, but extremely satisfied in the end. I would definitely recommend these guys to people of all levels! Thanks again guys.”

Tokyo, Japan
Activity Overview

Experience Oahu Stand up Paddle boarding (SUP) in the Kahana River. SUP is safe and perfect for paddling on inland rivers like this one in Kahana Valley. There is always a new adventure waiting for you.

You will be paddling through a picturesque landscape of river, mountains and jungle. You’ll have a chance to make a stop at a rope swing or two or try your hand at SUP yoga. This lush valley is culturally and historically significant.

You will get to explore the rain forests of Oahu’s Windward Coast where you get a hidden Amazonian-like feel without the dangers of Anacondas or Piranhas. If you are attentive you will often see wetland birds in the trees and schools of fish rippling under the water.

This is a Rain forest Valley and one of the wettest parts of the island, so there is a high probability of rain. We do not cancel bookings for rain. Rain just makes the experience more refreshing and adventurous. When else can you say you’ve paddled through a Hawaiian Rain forest in the rain? Although, if conditions are dangerous we will notify you as soon as we know to re-schedule the booking.

Needless to say, Oahu remains one of the best places to have a family vacation, Stand up Paddle boarding trip or do some SUP Surfing.

We will include directions and more detailed info about your self-guided experience in the confirmation email after you book.

We provide foam pads and straps to help you transport the Stand up Paddle boards to the paddling location.

Here is some more info about the meeting location and other helpful links:

The parking lot we will be meeting you at is:
Keneke’s Grill at Punaluu
53-138 Kamehameha Hwy Kaaawa, HI 96730

Try the Google Maps link:

It’s in front of a local restaurant called Keneke’s Grill. There is plenty of room to park before you continue to the kayaking location.

The driver will be there with the equipment at or a little before the reservation time. Our drivers often use personal vehicles for the tours, so keep an eye out for a vehicle with Standup Paddle Boards (SUPs).

It’s a short drive around the corner to your destination, so we will loan you pads and straps to transport the boards to the launch location.

The valley you will paddle in is a rain forest and has all sorts of hiking trails and rope swings. It’s one of our favorite locations on the island. The whole area is surrounded by epic mountains. It’s a cool place.

The best place to park is in the State Park parking lot. Here is the google maps link for that location:
Ahupuaʻa ʻO Kahana State Park

From there, you carry the boards to the grassy area and launch the boards straight into the river. Please handle the boards with care, do not drag the boards on the asphalt and please do not sit or stand on the boards while on land.

Here are photos and a diagram of where to launch the boards:

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