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Address: Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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$51*
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Oahu North Shore Adventure Half-Day Tour

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Prime spot to view turtles

We were getting a bit tired of the rude and aggressive touts on Kalakaua Avenue and Seaside Avenue, Waikiki trying to sell us expensive tours where they would "guarantee" turtle... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We were getting a bit tired of the rude and aggressive touts on Kalakaua Avenue and Seaside Avenue, Waikiki trying to sell us expensive tours where they would "guarantee" turtle sighting. Toward the end of our trip we decided we should try and see some turtles but, instead of paying anywhere from $25 to $75 each for a tour, we... More 

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Yes there will be turtles! Please, don't touch them! Touching turtles is bad for 3 reasons: 1. We have oils on our skin that is harmful to them 2. They are a protected species by law and you aren't allowed to touch them 3. If you touch them and they don't like it, they might stray away from humans in... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We were so lucky to see several large sea turtles. It was a memorable day. I'm so glad we took the time to visit this special beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We hired a car and drove here - you'll know you've arrived as there are so many cars parked on the side of the road. We walked down to the beach and straight away could see a turtle lying on the sand and there would have had to have been 7 turtles in the water. They surf the waves and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

There are many turtles around in the beach.it's very easy to find them. And you may snorkel around them. It is a wonderful morning.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Laniakea Beach is a well known surfing spot on Oahu's North Shore. The beach offers great sand and an opportunity to relax. So, bring your swim wear and snorkel gear to enjoy a day at the beach. But the best thing about Laniakea Beach is the green sea turtles. These green sea turtles (honu) at Laniakea not only come close... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is the most beautiful beach I have ever been. The water is the most beautiful color blue. This is a must go to place on Oahu

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Trenton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Worth the stop - we had a lot of fun viewing the turtles at the cove. We saw one giant turtle sunning itself on the lava rocks. Parking limited

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We stopped hoping to see turtles, and we were not disappointed. Even though they were not on the beach, they were casually swimming very close to the shore. Must have been 6 to 8 turtles

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

To find this beach just look for a bunch of people standing near the edge of the water and pointing into the water. Parking is limited. We got there early, met the Turtle Watch Lady, and set up in the limited area for shade. The Turtle Watch Lady is part of a volunteer group that watches over the turtles, provides... More 

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