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The Guidepost - Turtle Bay's Experience Center


Oahu’s North Shore is world famous for its surfing. 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.

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.


Get access to the inaccessible with Shaka Kayaks, Oahu’s premiere North Shore Eco-Kayak experience, on a guided tour of Kawela Bay. Our professional North Shore Guides will show you first hand several of the resident green sea turtles known locally as Honu, and you will help in the research to ID them. For ages 4 and older.

Sunset Experiences

While nothing beats a perfect sunset on the beach, we've gathered some of our top sunset watching experiences that make that moment the sun dips into the ocean that much more special. Check out these unique ways to watch the sunset.


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.

Snorkel & 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.

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 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.

Segway Tours

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 Guide will teach you how to maneuver the two-wheeled device then embark on the adventure of a lifetime exploring exotic trails.

Horseback Riding

Horseback ride along oceanfront trails and seaside pathways leading to Kawela Bay on our well-trained and friendly horses. Ask about our Pony Experience or unique Paniolo Pony Parties for kids!


Located just steps from your hotel room, the North Shore Bike Park features professionally developed mountain bike trails along with wide ocean-side trails for the leisure rider. Twist and turn through the lush jungle vegetation or cruise along to find gigantic banyan trees, secluded beaches, and much more!


Onsite Tennis Center features Plexipave courts and the first hour of court time is complimentary for guests!


From Golf Digest to the Champions Tour to the LPGA Tour to the Hawaii State Open to Golf Channel’s The Big Break, those who make their living seeking out the world’s best golf destinations have consistently chosen to golf with us.

Disc Golf & Foot Golf

Fun and challenging for all ages, this activity is guaranteed to excite! With breathtaking views of the ocean, golf course and stables you will discover your new favorite past time!

Fitness Classes

Get motivated and fit with others in our group wellness classes. Challenge your Core, Strength or Mind/Body with our nationally certified fitness team. Our wellness programs include H.I.T.T, Beach Boot Camp, TRX Suspension Training, Pilates Reformers, Yoga, Pound Fit, Hiva (Tahitian Dancing), Barre, Spin and more.

Slingshot Rentals

Explore Oahu’s North Shore in style 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.

Outrigger Canoe

Join the Hans Hedemann team in the stunning surroundings of Kawela Bay. Along with a experienced guide steering the Outrigger Canoe, glide across this secluded bay located along Turtle Bay Resort's 5 miles of coastline, as you marvel at honu (Hawaiian sea turtles), tropical fishes and colorful coral below you.

Off- Property Adventures

Swim with dolphins, sharks and sea turtles. Explore a local family farm and savor freshly-picked lunch, or sail off into the sunset from Oahu's North Shore.

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