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Macadamia Nut Farm

Hawaii Turtle Tours take you to many parts of the Island of Oahu and a great stop they make along the way is to Tropical Farms Macadamia Nut Farm. Tropical Farms initially began as a roadside outlet for macadamia nuts in 1987. It was a very convenient spot as there was a lot of traffic…

Endangered

By Jonathan Howery Hawaii Turtle Tours takes you for a tour around the island of Oahu to see some pretty amazing things. However, most people don’t know about the trouble that the islands face. The islands are home to some amazing and unique plants and animals. Yet, today it is estimated that there approximately 9/10…

The Islands of Hawaii

By Jonathan Howery History about the Islands of Hawaii is a large part of what you will be hearing while on the Hawaii Turtle Tour. In fact you will learn all about Hawaii’s 137 islands in all. Just kidding, but you will learn the names of the Big 8. Most of these islands are actually…

Waikiki History

By Jonathan Howery Hawaii Turtle Tours takes the scenic route through this district of Honolulu while it drives to sightseeing destinations. One thing you will learn is about Waikiki history. The word Waikiki means spouting water in the Hawaiian language. This is in reference to the springs and rivers that flowed into the area from…

The Hawaiian State Fish

By Jonathan Howery One of the cool things that you’ll get a chance to see while snorkeling with Hawaii Turtle Tours is the Hawaiian State fish, the the Humuhumunukunukuapuaa. It is also known as the Hawaiian triggerfish or rectangular triggerfish. Hawaii’s State Legislature asked the Waikiki Aquarium and the University of Hawaii at Manoa to…

Oahu Tour to Waimea Bay

An awesome view is granted by Hawaii Turtle Tours while passing the legendary spot of Waimea Bay. Waimea Bay used to be a significant surfing spot during the 1950s at the beginning of big wave surfing. Daring surfers started to challenge the winter waves of Waimea, making big wave-riding a world-wide sensation. From November through February, the big wave season hits Hawaii. Waimea Bay attracts the best surfers in the world. Along with other famous spots including Ehukai Beach, aka Banzai Pipeline, Sunset Beach and Haleiwa Beach host world-renowned surf competitions. The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing on Oahu is actually also known as the Super Bowl of Surfing, which happens annually between November and December. A legend on North Shore, Waimea Bay is also home to the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau surf competition. Honoring Eddie Aikau, is…

Pipeline Beach and Surf

The Hawaii Turtle Tour makes time to pop on by Beach! Locals insist that the wave was surfed long before the 1960s, the first recorded surfing at Pipeline took place in 1964. Beyond the third reef, Greg Noll rode one of the most famous waves ever caught at. By 1971 the first Pipe Masters was held even though Pipeline was already legendary in the surfing sphere. The Pipe Masters is a contest that is still a major event in the surfing world today. The most deadly and perfect waves in the world have only increased Pipeline reputation. As the final stop of the ASP World Tour, Pipeline is home to the final event of the Vans Triple Crown. Also Pipe Masters, as the event is normally called, has taken place for decades at Pipeline. Other events happen each year, like…

The Dole Plantation

By Jonathan Howery Hawaiian pineapples are widely known by all the visitors coming to the islands. So it comes as no surprise that a visit to the Dole Pineapple Plantation is on the list for the stops on the Hawaii Turtle Tour. The Hawaiian Pineapple Company was founded in 1901 by James Dole, who opened his first pineapple plantation in the central area of Oahu. His cousin Sanford happened to be the governor of the territory after the US annexed the islands. This made exporting products to the mainland much more profitable. Including the original pineapple produced on the plantation, Dole also distributes fresh whole fruits, vegetables, and berries. With over 300 products in 90 countries its safe to say that business is good for the company. The pineapple ice cream is a favorite as well as a must try…

Halona Blowhole

By Jonathan Howery One of the stops along the way on the Hawaii Turtle Tour is to Halona Blowhole on the east side of the island of Oahu. The blowhole is a natural formation created from molten lava tubes during volcanic activity and eruptions. Thousands of years ago when Koko Crater was formed, lava poured…

Makapu’u

By Jonathan Howery Another one of the great stops that your guide will make along the way on the Hawaii Turtle Tour is to Makapu’u. Makapu’u is the most eastern end of the Island of O’ahu in the Hawaiian Islands chain. The cliffs at Makapu’u Point form that very eastern tip of the island and…

Proper Use of Snorkeling Equipment

By Jonathan Howery Snorkeling is one of the fun activities you can do with Hawaii Turtle Tours. Safety is a factor that plays a part as well as how to properly use the equipment while you are exploring the open ocean. To comfortably mold to the contours of a face, the skirt or face seals…

Top Oahu tours and things to do for first-time Hawaii visitors

Oahu tours Are you a first-time visitor to Oahu? If so, you will soon find that there is an overwhelming choice of Oahu tours and things to do here. As you are getting out of the airport you will already notice hundreds of brochures of Oahu activities and things to do. So what to do…

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