Honu swimming in Turtle Bay photo credit:
Turtle Bay is home to and visited by several endangered species, mammals and other animals. Hawaiian Monk Seals come to shore to give birth annually, while others just drop by to sun bathe. Humpback Whales migrate by every year. Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles or "Honu" frolic off our shores and several types of endangered birds enjoy our marsh and coastline.
Respect the Animals: The North Shore Ocean Education Coalition
We are dedicated to protecting and respecting our animal friends while they visit our shores. Turtle Bay is proud to partner with several organizations to educate our guests on proper animal etiquette as well as work to keep the wildlife safe and thriving at our resort.
The mission of the North Shore Ocean Education Coalition is to increase awareness and knowledge about the ocean, marine life and ecosystems in order to protect, restore, and manage the use of ocean resources and inspire local and global conservation.
Inspired by Hui O Hau’ula, a project that includes many Native Hawaiian community members, there is a strong connection with Hawaiian culture. Local Hawaiian traditions remind us of the time-honored value of kuleana (responsibility) to care for this unique, fragile place and its many resources through strong conservation and protection principles. By honoring the past and in looking to the future we know we must malama ka pae ‘aina (care for the archipelago).
Turtle Bay is proud to work with these organizations and community groups:
NOAA Fisheries Service – Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO), Hawaiian Monk Seal Response Team Oahu, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, Malama Pupukea-Waimea, Navigating Change, Hui O Hau’ula and Dolphin Smart.