We booked a trip with Drew and Ryan through the Turtle Bay Resort. My wife and I each did a single kayak with the glass bottom. They take you to a bay just west of the property, and we had a blast. You paddle around the bay looking at the turtles (there were several and they are huge)! These guys also offer facts and tidbits about the turtle's environment, habits, etc, assisted by Drew's background in environmental studies. After about 45 minutes to an hour you RACE over to the beach for a snack at which point you can check out the old WWII bunker or head out to catch some waves on the kayaks. Since we had already seen the bunker my wife and I choose some kayak "surfing" with Drew. These guys are serious about safety and keep it fun. (Side note: you WILL get dumped doing the surfing, but Drew prepares you).
After that you do a little stand-up paddling, see some more turtles, and head to shore. There they take you to the banyan tree where the show "Lost" was filmed. Again, since we had already seen it we stayed behind while "Dr. Drew" tended to our minor cuts from the rocks during surfing. Overall, a great experience!
A couple of unexpected perks: they take pictures of you during the trip and email them to you that day, and they throw in a water bottle for the trip. No charge!
Lastly, Drew runs a blog called "Aloha Update" at www.alohaupdate.com. Anyone interested in learning more about the Islands, especially adventure types, will like this page!
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