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Address: Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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Oahu North Shore Adventure Half-Day Tour

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Turtles!

We had been desperate to find a sea turtle and were recommended to go to Laniakea beach. It was a little hard to find, but some locals pointed us in the right direction (just past... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We had been desperate to find a sea turtle and were recommended to go to Laniakea beach. It was a little hard to find, but some locals pointed us in the right direction (just past Chun's beach). Sure enough there were 3 turtles beached. Volunteer staff had them roped off but were friendly and informative. This is not a beach... More 

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Kingscliff, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Nice little beach. But if your specifically coming to see turtles find out if they will be there. They are only there for a period of time during the year. Make sure you do your research before you go, so you won't be disappointed.

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A friend told us about this beach and we had to check it out -- we were lucky enough to see a sea turtle on the beach when we visited. I appreciate all the wildlife people there who are able to provide information and are also there to make sure that the turtles are safe. We only stopped for 10-15... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

After some looking, we finally found several green turtles eating near the beach. Our guide told us that they eat only algae off the rocks, and you can often find them doing that. They can be difficult to see, as they look like the rocks in shallow water. Watch closely and you'll see a flipper come out of the water.... More 

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Pittsburg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

We stopped to see if we were lucky to see any sea turtles, and amazingly there was 5 turtles resting on the beach! It was a great experience to see them up close. My kids loved it! They couldn't believe it!

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Blaine, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My wife and I stopped here in the early evening and took a walk along the beach as dusk was coming. The beach was nice to walk along. There were a fair amount of large rocks along it as well. As we were about to leave my wife spotted one of the "rocks" move. Sure enough there were two turtles... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is worth driving all the way from Waikiki to see animals only found in Hawaii. What a great way to experience the islands. We saw two turtles while we were there, and there are some volunteers who had information about these turtles, in general and the two specific turtles that we saw while we were there. It's interesting to... More 

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Iselin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a small bay on the North Shore where giant turtles are regularly seen. On our first day we stopped here at mid-day during high tide. We saw a couple giant turtles in the water close to shore. The waves were too rough for them to come ashore, so we only got glimpses of their shells, flippers, and heads.... More 

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Weare, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My wife and I traveled to the North Shore looking for places to find some giant sea turtles. Trip Advisor directed us to Laniakea. We arrived mid-afternoon and asked two tourists if they had seen any turtles. They had, and in the immediate area of where we had stopped... but, we had to make four passes of the area before... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Definitely you must stop here if you are in North Shore. We were here in the night. In the beginning it was hard to find parking spot in exact their sleeping place, but they were amazing.HUGE turtles were sleeping in the beach. We tried not to wake them up with flashlights, but I guess in the day time it is... More 

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