Hawaii is home to an abundance of sea turtles, and there’s no better way to experience these gentle giants than by getting up close and personal with them on a Turtle Safari.
Oahu is one of the best islands for turtle sightings, with several beaches and coves where these magnificent creatures like to hang out. Here’s everything you need to know about taking a Turtle Safari on Oahu:
What to expect on a Turtle Safari
A Turtle Safari typically involves taking a paddle board or personal inflatable craft out to where the sea turtles like to hang out. You’ll be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who can tell you all about the turtles and their behavior.
What to bring on a Turtle Safari
When you’re preparing for your Turtle Safari, there are a few things you’ll want to bring along. Here’s a checklist of essential items:
Swimsuit: You’ll be snorkeling, so make sure you wear a swimsuit or other appropriate swimwear.
Reef Safe Sunscreen: The Hawaiian sun is strong, so make sure you apply plenty of reef safe sunscreen before you head out on your Turtle Safari.
Towel: You’ll want to dry off after your swim, so bring a towel with you.
Waterproof camera: You’ll want to capture the memories of your Turtle Safari, so bring a waterproof camera or a camera with a waterproof case.
Hat and sunglasses: Protect your face and eyes from the sun by bringing a hat and sunglasses.
Tips for a successful Turtle Safari
Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your Turtle Safari experience:
Respect the turtles
Remember that the turtles are protected by law, so don’t touch or disturb them. Keep a safe distance and let them go about their business.
Listen to your guide
Your guide is there to help you have the best experience possible. Listen to their instructions and follow their lead.
Activities in the ocean can be dangerous if you’re not careful. Make sure you follow all safety guidelines.
Finally, remember to have fun! A Turtle Safari is an unforgettable experience, so relax and enjoy every moment.
Discover the magic of Oahu’s sea turtles on a Turtle Safari today!
An abundance of sea turtles
Ages: All ages
Duration: 1.5 hours
Location: North Shore
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