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TripAdvisor Insider – December 2015

Hawaii Turtle Tours on TripAdvisor Hawaii Turtle Tours has recently been given the Bravo! reward by TripAdvisor and rated “excellent” by 431 travelers. We thank you all for your feedback and for sharing your experience on our TripAdvisor page. As part of our commitment to be the best Hawaii turtle tour we will continue providing…

The Best Oahu Snorkeling Spots

The best Oahu snorkeling spots give you access to some of this island’s most fascinating underwater sights. And you don’t have to be an experienced scuba diver to see the wealth of creatures and fish that live in and around the island. You can strap on a mask, flippers, and mask, then hit the water….

When and Where to See Hawaii’s Green Sea Turtle

Want to learn more about Hawaii’s green sea turtle? The best way to find out about this amazing, iconic animal is to visit Hawaii and see it for yourself. Oahu’s North Shore is one of the best places to meet this endangered sea creature face to face. About the Green Sea Turtle Green sea turtles…

Shark’s Cove

By Jonathan Howery A great photo op on the Hawaii Turtle Tour is on the North Shore of Oahu to see Shark’s Cove. This spot is rated by Scuba Diving Magazine as one of the “Top Twelve Shore Dives in the World.” This petite rocky bay forms part of Pupukea Beach Park on the North…

Oahu’s North Shore

Visiting Oahu’s North Shore is one of the highlights of this Oahu tour. Home of world-famous surfing beaches such as Banzai Pipeline, Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay, Oahu’s North Shore hosts one of the most popular surf competitions in the world, the Triple Crown of Surfing. During the winter months (October to February) waves heights…

Diamond Head

By Jonathan Howery The Hawaii Turtle Tours takes you to a stop to view Diamond Head Beach and Crater. A majestic crater along the Honolulu skyline is the 760 foot tuff crater of Diamond Head State Monument. On the most south-eastern point of Oahu, this is one of Hawaii’s most famous landmarks. Diamond Head was…

The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle

By Jonathan Howery An amazing occurrence that the Hawaii Turtle Tours nearly guarantees every time on their tour is to see The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle. Found throughout the world, green turtles primarily enjoy tropical waters. The Hawaiian green turtle, known as “Honu” in Hawaiian, is naturally different from other green sea turtle populations by…

Da Kine of Surfboards

By Jonathan Howery The Hawaii Turtle Tours is all about the surf competitions when they go off. With various and diverse shapes and types of surfboards, the surfer’s own ability and their surfing style decides what board to ride. Length affects a surfer’s performance in the water and most modern surfboards are made out of…

The Hawaiian Monk Seal

By Jonathan Howery A large yet gentle creature you may encounter on the Hawaii Turtle Tours is the The Hawaiian Monk Seal. As one of the most endangered marine mammals in the world, The Hawaiian monk seal is the rarest seal or sea lion in US waters. In the late 19th century these seals were…

Laie Point

By Jonathan Howery Hawaiian myths and legends happen to captivate the minds and imaginations of visitors to the islands. They are full of struggle and peril and happen to feature stories beyond belief. One of the stops that the Hawaii Turtle Tour makes is out to Laie Point. You can’t see this place from the road as it is tucked away behind a neighborhood in the small town on Oahu’s north shore. At some point this must have been a secret spot among locals as it is great for cliff jumping into the ocean. A scene from the movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall was filled there, its where the two jump off the cliff and share a first kiss in the sea. Now the point of land that extends out into the ocean used to be called Laniloa but was renamed…

Chinaman’s Hat

A great stop and picture opportunity along the way on the Hawaii Turtle Tour is to Chinaman’s Hat, also known as Mokoli’i in Hawaiian. Chinaman’s Hat is a basalt islet in Kaneohe Bay on Oahu. It is part of Kualoa Regional Park near the Kualoa Ranch and is located about a third of a mile…

Haleiwa Town

By Jonathan Howery Snorkeling in the ocean and seeing all kinds on Hawaiian fish and sea turtles is an amazing experience on the original Hawaii Turtle Tour. The snorkeling takes place at a secret spot out in Haleiwa. All of the gear is included and a safety instruction is given before you take to the…

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