Search form

Let's Talk story

Turtle Bay's blog

Meet the Pawsome Pooches of Turtle Bay Resort

Posted on Tue, 2019/08/20 - 3:14pm by Jessica Gellert

 turtle bay dogs

Turtle Bay Resort has some resident pooches that enjoy soaking up the good vibes and epic views as much as guests do.

Here’s where you can find and play with them on Oahu’s North Shore.


 Pono turtle bay alicia mccumbers


Breed: Labrador Retriever

Birthday: March 5, 2018

Favorite Food: Any Dog Treat

Hobbies: Playing Fetch and Swimming at the beach

Special Trick: He loves to play soccer and is a great defender, also does a great Hi-Five!

Favorite thing to do at Turtle Bay Resort: Visit with all his new and old friends in the lobby.

Where you can find him: Pono is usually at the Guide Post in the lobby, sometimes at the Stables.

Instagram: @PonoTurtleBay

Pono Turtle Bay Hawaii Hike

Pono loves all his friends at the resort.  He also enjoys sneaking a dip in the ocean any chance he can get and really wishes dogs were allowed in the swimming pools.

That’s right, even the Chief Canine Ambassador isn’t allowed in the pool. Sorry Pono!

 pono smile

Guests can hike with Pono every Tuesday and Thursday. Learn more about the pawsome adventure here.

Hawaii surf dogs  rocky canon turtle bay resort 


Names: Kahuna (shepherd/hound mix from Hawaiian Humane Society) and Hina (pitbull lab mix from Craigslist)

Birthday: Kahuna Nov. 2011; Hina Jan. 2013

Favorite Food: Hamburgers & French fries

Hobbies: Surf, SUP, bike pulling with harnesses, swimming, playing with their owner, Rocky Canon's, 2 & 4-year-old daughters.

Special Tricks: Kahuna barks with excitement as waves approach, cuing up spectators to get their cameras ready. Hina can swim for 45 minutes or more without taking a rest!

Favorite thing to do at Turtle Bay Resort: They both love playing in the large open spaces and the coastline of Turtle Bay, including running around with Pono!

Where you can find them: You can find the surfing duo at Turtle Bay Resort hanging ten or playing on the beaches of the North Shore.

Instagram: @hawaiisurfdogs

surfing dog hawaii turtle bay 
Hawaii Surf Dogs has been the only operation of its kind since 2011.  It is the only experience in existence where you can actually sign up to surf or SUP with a dog on board, and the pics are priceless!

Pono even learned how to surf from Hawaii Surf Dogs!

surfing dog hawaii turtle bay

 Surf with Rocky and his talented canines by calling our Guidepost at (808) 293-6020. You can also contact Rocky on Instagram at Hawaii Surf Dogs!" target="_blank">

kona turtle bay resort  


Name: Kona 

Breed: Chocolate Lab

Birthday: December 1st, 2018


kona turtle bay resort

Hobbies: Beach adventures and making people smile while they give him belly rubs.

Special Trick: High-five 

Favorite thing to do at Turtle Bay Resort: Play with his best friend Pono 

Where you can find him: Greeting guests and giving out lots of love   

Instagram: @Kona_baby3


You can play with any of these fur-friends during your stay if your own pup had to stay home or you don’t have a dog of your own.

If you want to bring your dog, you are in luck! Turtle Bay Resort is a dog-friendly hotel! That's pretty puptacular for all you dog lovers.


Here is the resort’s dog policy:

Service Pets Allowed: Yes

Pets Allowed: Yes (Dogs only)

· Turtle Bay Resort is pet friendly and allows dogs in the main building of the hotel and Beach Cottages only.

· Guests travelling with pets must notify Turtle Bay Resort at the time of booking. 

· A one-time pet cleaning fee of $300 for dogs 35lbs and less, or $500 for dogs greater than 35lbs will be applied per room and charged with full deposit. 

· Pets must be accompanied by their owner at the time of check-in.