FUN AND RECREATION
Oahu’s North Shore is world famous for its surfing, and Turtle Bay Resort’s 5-mile stretch of breath-taking coastline offers a variety of surf breaks for every level, from absolute beginner to elite wave rider. Our local community is filled with surfing legends and contemporaries, and we draw upon their expertise daily to share their experience and knowledge with you. One of those legends is Hans Hedemann, founder of Turtle Bay's very own Hans Hedemann Surf Center. It’s an ideal place to hone your skills with a wide variety of classes, equipment and instructors.
Group and semi-private lessons are available. Or hire your own professional surfer for a day and live the life as you tour famous breaks, find a few waves to yourself, and get personally introduced to the area with a top local guide.
STAND UP PADDLE
STAND UP PADDLE
Whether you’re looking to try stand up paddling for the first time, or ready to test your flat-water skills against the North Shore’s famous waves, the Hans Hedemann Surf Center has a complete offering of equipment, instruction and guides for you.
Stand up paddling is a great all-body workout that can be as intense or as leisurely as you choose to make it. Once you’ve mastered the basics, take it to the waves for a true “beach boy” experience. During the calmer summer months, exploring our gorgeous coastline, reefs and wildlife from atop a stand up paddleboard offers a vantage point that’s hard to beat. You might even cross paths with some of our locals who enjoy regular downwind coastal paddles to stay fit and ready for winter’s big surf.
Get access to the inaccessible with the Oahu’s premiere North Shore Eco-Kayak experience on a two-hour guided tour of Kawela Bay. Enjoy the safety of our professional North Shore Guides as they show you first hand the marine life through your clear bottom kayak gliding over tropical fish, colorful reefs and green sea turtles. Your expert guide will assist you on your kayak and guide you through the calm protected waters of Kawela Bay, home to over two-dozen green sea turtles. After a 45-minute paddle you will have a chance to rest on the secluded beach and learn about local flora and fauna.
Relax with light snacks and explore the surrounding trails famous for their film experience and WWII bunker. For ages 6 and older.
Enjoy a fresh water fishing experience fun for all ages on Turtle Bay Resort’s 5-mile stretch of breath-taking coastline. Go on the excursion with one of our professional local North Shore Guides where they guarantee your kids will catch a fish! Parents are welcome to fish or cheer alongside and take pictures. Our local guides will take you out to a safe fishpond where you can relax and enjoy the tropical nature North Shore has to offer.
The only resort with helicopter tours onsite, including a full replica Magnum P.I. model, Turtle Bay offers a North Shore experience like no other.
Ride our Paradise Helicopters for a stunning aerial tour of Oahu. Enjoy our peaceful countryside as you cruise over mountains, waterfalls, Pacific blue ocean and rich, verdant coastline. Treat yourself to the prettiest views of paradise that are otherwise inaccessible by land. Whether it’s an early morning flight to see the sun light up the intensely green Ko’olau mountain range, or a sunset tour towards Mount Ka’ala as the sky turns hot pink, and the ocean becomes a dark teal, it will be a sight you’ll never forget.
Unique two-way radios allow you to speak to both your pilot and to other guests during the tour.
SNORKELING & BEACH FUN
SNORKELING & BEACH FUN
Enter another dimension when you explore the tropical underwater world of Hawaii! Play hide and go seek with the Humuhumunukunukuapua’a – Hawaii’s state fish. Explore coral reefs. Swim alongside the sea turtles (but don’t touch!). Listen for the underwater sounds of the whales and dolphins. Seek treasures delivered by the sea... like precious shells. Snorkeling is one of the most accessible, inexpensive and absorbing activities for “kids” of all ages! If you feel more comfortable in shallow water, that’s OK too, there’s still plenty to see.
POOLS & HOT TUBS
POOLS & HOT TUBS
Our pool area is a great place to zoom down a slide, fit in a few casual laps, and soothe tired muscles after a long flight or a full day of activity. Or better yet, our hot tubs offer the ultimate relaxation with a full view of the setting sun each day.
Traveling length to length of our Turtle Bay Resort, between Kawela Bay and Kahuku Point, our natural biking, jogging, and walking trails can take up the better part of a full day!
Particularly if you pack a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, water and snacks and take swim or snorkeling breaks along the way.Many of our trails run close to the sand, while some will take you onto the beach. Stick to the sun protection of shoreline forests, or take your walk onto the sand.
Get off the beaten path of Turtle Bay Resort’s 5-mile stretch of breath-taking coastline on an Off-Road Segway Tour! Our professional North Shore Guide will teach you how to maneuver the two-wheeled device then embark on the adventure of a lifetime exploring Turtle Bay's exotic trails. Discover secluded beaches and connect with the tropical nature the North Shore has to offer without breaking a sweat.
Visit a WWII Air Strip and bunkers, learn the history of the land and maybe encounter a few animals who call Turtle Bay home, like a Hawaiian Monk Seal, Green Sea Turtle and numerous birds.
HORSES & PONIES
HORSES & PONIES
Stroll and trot along oceanfront trails and seaside pathways leading to Kawela Bay on our well-trained and friendly horses. On your ride, listen to the sounds of birds and breezes through Ironwood trees and the roar of crashing surf and swaying palms. Visit our famous Banyan tree, filming site for several TV shows and films including "Lost" and "Pirates of the Caribbean."
The Stables also has a “Pony Experience”, a hands-on activity for children 6 and under. Keiki will enjoy grooming, feeding, and a ride on the pony or pony drawn cart.
Explore Oahu’s Fabled North Shore by moped and see the why National Geographic calls it "one of the wonders of the world - one of Earth's most awesome places".
Head North toward Haleiwa and discover the 7-mile stretch of white sand beaches and epic waves. Head East toward the windward side for Famous Kahuku shrimp trucks, La’ie Point, Polynesian Cultural Center, Kua’loa Ranch (check out the movie sites & ranch tour), Mokoli'i island (Chinaman's hat), and miles of breathtaking ocean side cruising. Immerse yourself in the incredible natural beauty and the friendly people who have inspired a distinctive music, art, photography, filmmaking and even food that are uniquely part of the North Shore vibe. Everybody receives a road safety and moped training session prior to leaving the resort!
Onsite Tennis Center features Plexipave courts, clinics, and private instruction. The first hour of court time is complimentary for guests!