3 hours
1:00PM, 11:00AM, 3:00PM, 9:00AM
Tour Times
Best Of Hawaii

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.


  • 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

*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.

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:

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 5 reviews
August 5, 2017

Standup paddleboarding is something that I’ve never tried before but I would love to do it again. It felt like going back in time paddling through the rain forest on top of this long board.

January 9, 2018

We took some stand up paddle board lessons earlier in our vacation and decided to try out this tour through the rainforest. Going up the river was much easier than spending time in the ocean and we saw so many sights! Thank you for offering this experience.

March 19, 2019

We live near a lake so we do this quite often. But stand up paddle boarding with the view to the rainforest is just next level.. wow! We truly enjoyed this

March 19, 2019

It may not be the most popular tour, but believe me, it’s a must do. Take advantage as it’s one of those few spots that doesn’t get crazy crowded in Oahu.

March 19, 2019

This whole experience was so peaceful and beautiful.. I don’t have the words to describe it. It was a great way to connect with nature.

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