North Shore Turtle Bay Experience
North Shore Turtle Bay Experience
Spend the day experiencing Oahu’s famous North Shore the way the locals do, on the beach! Your small group is accompanied by a local, knowledgeable guide for a very intimate and personal day as you make your way up the North Shore to Turtle Bay.
Start the day with a visit to the Dole Plantation and arrive early in the morning, before the large groups of tourists begin to show up. A great place to get some pineapple themed souvenirs for your friends and family back home.
Drive through the North Shore’s historic Haleiwa town, an old plantation village whose character is preserved in many of the buildings. Listen as your guide points out some of the popular attractions such as Matsumoto Shaved Ice stand and the historic Rainbow Bridge as you venture through the area and along Main Street and begin to make your way to the famous North Shore beaches.
Waimea Bay is very popular amongst locals and tourists alike and home to the infamous Eddie Aikau Big Wave surf competition. Discover one of the most famous beaches in the world when it comes to big wave surfing and a must visit when venturing up to the Oahu’s North Shore. During the winter months the waves can become massive and big wave surfers from around the world will flock to the Waimea Beach swells to give it a go. Then during the summer months, you will find locals snorkeling and doing backflips off Waimea Beach rock. A trip to the North Shore wouldn’t be the same without stopping here and seeing this beautiful place for yourself.
Make a stop to quench your thirst with a fresh coconut, try some fresh cut mangos, or a popular Hawaiian-Filipino desert called lumpia. Find a North Shore fruit stand offering an assortment of treats that will please everyone’s sweet tooth.
Next up is Sunset Beach, home to the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, the epitome of a beautiful Hawaiian beach. Just like Waimea Bay, during the summer months, Sunset Beach is also known to pump perfect waves attracting surfers from around the world.
Now that you have worked up an appetite, find what the North Shore is also famous for, shrimp stands. Italy is famous for pasta, Mexico has its tacos, and the North Shore has their famous Garlic Shrimp. Farmed fresh and sautéed in large pans daily, the North Shore Shrimp trucks do not disappoint when it comes to their shrimp delicacies. Other non-shell fish food options are available.
Arrive to Turtle Bay Resort, this 5-star gem of Oahu situated on some of the most beautiful terrain on the island. The location is surrounded by mountains, beautiful secluded beaches, and over 6 miles of walking and biking trails weaving throughout the property. Have full access to these facilities and amenities at Turtle Bay along with access to beautiful Kevela Bay as well. Just a 10-minute walk from the resort, Kevela Bay is home to a beautiful secluded beach that most can only dream of and is also known to be a great spot to see Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles lounging on the sand.
At Turtle Bay you will be given a choice of bike rental, paddle board or beach chair and umbrella. Snorkel gear is also included so take advantage of this ideal setting and make sure you see the underwater world that lies just beneath the surface. Possible upgrades to a Segway Tour and Underwater Scooter are also available.
See Chinaman’s Hat and the Kualoa Mountain Range as your day continues. Chinaman’s Hat, also known as Mokolii, is nestled right next to the Kualoa Mountain range, known for its dramatic landscape filmed in the movie Jurassic Park. The island has earned the nickname Chinaman’s Hat from its resemblance to the straw hats that the Chinese immigrants wore.
Before your day is over stop at Tropical Farms Hawaii. After a beautiful, scenic drive along Oahu’s coastline, arrive at Tropical Farms. Offering delicious coffee, chocolates, and Macadamia nut treats, you will find beautiful gift baskets and other souvenirs.
This is truly a day in Hawaii you will never forget, the magic of the North Shore and its amazing scenery and panoramic views will remain with you for the rest of your life!
Please Note: It is advised to bring cash for purchases, as many places you will stop may not accept credit cards.