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Turtle Cove

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It’s a cave not a cove

Unfortunately the April flood did so much damage to the right entrance of the cave, that the right... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Princeville, Hawaii
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Worth the effort...

This little known spot was worth the 20 minute narrow and slippery hike down. Because the trail... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
Princeville, Hawaii
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3800 Edward Rd, next to Queen's Bath, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5340
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

So we took the hike down the steep path, whcih compared to Hideaway beach and Queens bath was not actually all that bad. Unfortunately when we got there we didn't see any turtles. I even wased throught the water (a little sketchy) to get to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately the April flood did so much damage to the right entrance of the cave, that the right entrance is not even inviting anymore. The constant dripping mud water from the top of the cave make the beach at the entrance very dirty. It’s 2...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank nilmac2016
Reviewed October 27, 2018

This little known spot was worth the 20 minute narrow and slippery hike down. Because the trail head is on private property, I will refrain from giving the location but if you are fortunate enough to know someone who lives there, I would recommend this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Jewelofvancouver
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Who doesn't want to see endangered sea turtles in their natural environment? But please realize they are protected animals and you are not legally able to get closer than 10 feet from them. No touching, no feeding and please don't kill the coral trying to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
8  Thank ROBERT W
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Beautiful, generally not crowded. Check Ocean conditions as they vary. Great spot enjoy! Again it depends on the Ocean conditions but you can do a lot here!

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank CoeFamily
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

So there’s a reason this is not in the guidebooks and if you are thinking about going here, then please consider this: Both ways down are difficult. It’s not a “hike”, it’s a steep path with ropes. It takes 5-10 mins tops. And if it...More

Date of experience: May 2018
22  Thank Magr0ne
Reviewed May 1, 2018

Still "closed" when we tried to go last week (April 19). :( Some people are making their way down to the water but we saw pictures of the cave blocked by a fallen tree and the turtles are staying out. Locals are staying out of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
7  Thank slashby
Reviewed April 23, 2018

The floods of April 2018 wrecked havoc on Kauai and the landslides were numerous. One of the smaller events involved this turtle cave and its trail from Alii Kai I in Princeville. The cliff fell down depositing trees and red clay with boulders on the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
8  Thank JoAnne826
Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

This was a fun but slippery hike down. Going up is so much easier. The views are amazing and be sure to bring a flashlight and go all the way back into the cave to see the sea turtles.

Date of experience: February 2018
6  Thank chalseyn
Reviewed November 11, 2017

wear good shoes! You will need them, as well as an adventurous spirit and hiking ability. Prepare to get muddy and I would say wear a swim suit so you can enjoy the beach when you get there! Also- bring a flashlight so you can...More

Date of experience: November 2017
7  Thank Nadia C
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December 14, 2017|
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Response from JoAnne826 |
The surf and currents make getting into the cave dangerous. There is no beach, just a short stretch of black lava rocks that the large winter swells crash over. The turtles mate and lay eggs in the sand in the cave in May... More
July 27, 2017|
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Response from Brenda-blmhouston | Reviewed this property |
Your son is correct - if he was on the path at the end of Edward Road it's a very difficult climb down - this is not an exaggeration at all. There is a second path in Ali'i Kai as mentioned above. This is to the left as... More
July 13, 2017|
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Response from Brenda-blmhouston | Reviewed this property |
There are two on Kauai - of course Oahu is a different island