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Join Pono for a Pawsome Adventure

Posted on Fri, 2019/03/15 - 8:08pm by Jessica Gellert

Pono hiking with friends Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay Resort’s Canine Ambassador Pono wants to take you on one of his pawsome adventures!

Starting March 19, Pono will be going on hiking excursions with guests every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m.

“Pono loves being outdoors on the trails and I know he’s going to love sharing Turtle Bay with new friends every week,” said Pono’s mom and Turtle Bay’s Director of the Guidepost Alicia McCumbers.

Pono hiking through forest Turtle Bay

All ages are invited to have a pawsitively good time with Pono. The hike is a mile and a half round trip and isn’t “ruff” at all. It is suitable for all ages and the path is stroller friendly. You’ll enjoy breathtaking ocean views, local wildlife and native plants. Local wildlife includes Hawaiian Monk Seals, Sea Turtles and Humpback whales (during whale season January - March). The trek will start at the Guidepost in Turtle Bay Resort’s lobby. Guests will then join Pono on a leisurly and beautiful stroll to Keiki Beach. You may want to wear your swimsuit! If Pono feels like it, which is likely, he may jump in the ocean for a swim!

After some time at Keiki Beach, hikers will return back to the GuidePost. The hike will take about 60 - 90 minutes to complete.

Pono hiking by ocean Turtle Bay

Pono has been Turtle Bay Resort’s Canine Ambassador since the summer of 2018. Since then, he has been a visitor favorite.

“Guests come looking for Pono at the Guidepost all the time. He enjoys the extra belly rubs and scratches behind the ears,” said McCumbers. “We are excited to be able to start offering hiking excursions with Pono to visitors.”

The activity is complimentary, but guests are welcome to make a donation to Hawaii Fi-Do Service Dogs. Hawaii Fi-Do is a non-profit organization on Oahu which trains and provides service dogs to people with disabilities, and assists with the training of Pono. Donations can be made at the Guidepost.

Reserve your spot at the Guidepost today.

Pono Hiking View

Hike with Pono!

When: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m.
Where: Meet at the Guidepost in Turtle Bay Resort’s Lobby.
Distance: 1.5 miles round trip.
Tip: Wear your swimsuit and walking shoes.
Cost: Free, but you are welcome to give a donation to the non-profit Hawaii Fi-Do. Donations can be made at the Guidepost.


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We would love to hike with Pono on June 6th ,2019