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Ten Thrilling Things for Couples on Oahu’s North Shore

Posted on Sat, 2019/04/06 - 11:26pm by Jessica Gellert

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Beach picnics, couples massages and cuddles on the beach are all romantic ways to make memories at Turtle Bay Resort. But why not take your time together up a notch with these heart pumping adventures on Oahu’s famous North Shore? 

We’re telling you to get active to activate your love life and make your bond even stronger. Couples who share new experiences together, stay together. A study published in 2000 in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, demonstrated that sharing in new and exciting activities is consistently associated with better relationships.


Here are ten thrilling things for couples to do together on Oahu’s North Shore.

One Ocean Diving
Photo: One Ocean Diving

1. Swim with sharks - cage free

Location: Haleiwa - 15 minute drive from hotel
Vendor: One Ocean Diving

Yes, you read that right. We want you to swim with dozens of sharks without a cage. Join shark experts at One Ocean Diving for a swim with an array of shark species! You will learn about the biology, physiology and behavior of sharks and how to safely interact with them.

Mike Escamilla Chopper Turtle Bay Resort
(Photo: Mike Escamilla with a GoPro)


2. Fly in the Chopper - with the doors off

Location: Turtle Bay Resort
Vendor: Paradise Helicopters

Take your love to new heights with a helicopter ride through cloud 9. Get your hearts pumping even faster with the doors off! If you are still up for a romantic picnic, Paradise helicopters offers a whimsical landing on top the Ko’olau mountains overlooking Kualoa Ranch.


Turtle Bay Sunset Horseback U2Girl(Photo: @U2girl on Instagram)

3. Ride off into the Sunset

Location: Turtle Bay Resort
Vendor: Turtle Bay Stables

Can anything be more romantic than riding off into the sunset on horseback? It sounds like the end of a romance movie. Roll the credits! All we can say is that if you take your special someone on a sunset horseback ride on the oceanside trails at Turtle Bay Resort, you’ll get your lover feeling giddy.


Keana Farms Zipline Climbworks
(Photo: Climbworks Keana Farms)

4. Zip Through the Sky Together

Location: Kahuku - 5 - 10 minute drive from Turtle Bay Resort
Vendor: CLIMB Works Keana Farms

Your hearts will race while you race side by side through the air on a zipline.

CLIMB Works Keana Farms is only a ten minute drive from Turtle Bay Resort. You’ll embark on a 3-hour guided zipline tour together.  Hold hands while you tour a working agricultural farm on 8 world class dual lines, 2 rappels, 3 sky bridges, a fun ATV adventure to the ridgetop, and other unique surprises. Along the way you’ll learn about Hawaii’s rich history and culture while taking in constant panoramic ocean and mountain views of Oahu’s famous North Shore.


hiking turtle bay resort

5. Take a Hike - in a good way!

Location: Turtle Bay Resort

Traverse beautiful Oahu while breaking a sweat together.  Turtle Bay Resort offers more than 12 miles of trails you can hike or run together. We recommend you hike to Kahuku Point to enjoy the sunrise together, or Kawela Bay to watch the sunset hand in hand. Both locations are only about a mile from the main hotel in either direction. Interested in leaving the resort to try out a different trek? Here are some nearby hikes we recommend.



6. Segway by the Sea

Location: Turtle Bay Resort
Vendor: The Outpost

Zooming through nature on two wheels could be a new experience for both of you. Turtle Bay Resort is home to the only Off-Road Segway experience on Oahu. You’ll receive one-on-one training with an instructor then venture out on the Turtle Bay Resort trail system. About 65% of the tour is along the coastline with excellent ocean views and 35% is through wooded areas or dense foliage. You will learn about Hawaiian culture, Turtle Bay Resort history and facts, movie set locations, World War II history and landmarks. Seals and turtles are often seen. Mongooses, feral pigs and birds are also common wildlife.


Shaka Kayaks Turtle Bay Resort sea turtle

7. Kayak with Sea Turtles

Location: Turtle Bay Resort
Vendor: Shaka Kayaks

Revel in the best of Oahu's secluded North Shore on an Eco-Kayak tour featuring the Green Sea Turtle ID project. View and learn about Honu (sea turtles) up close as you help your professional guides spot and ID this once endangered species. Our Oahu kayak rentals feature new technology which improves buoyancy and balance. Plus, enjoy a chance encounter with a Hawaiian Monk Seal, or baby Hammerhead Shark!


hans Hedenman Surf couple radicalrp(photo: @radicalrp on Instagram)

8. Learn to Surf

Location: Turtle Bay Resort
Vendor: Hans Hedemann Surf School

Make epic memories together learning how to surf on Oahu’s famous North Shore. Your instructor at Hans Hedemann Surf School is a certified professional. You’ll be standing up on a surfboard in no time! Just come eager to learn. The Hans Hedemann Surf School provides you with reef walkers, a rash guard, a leash, and a surfboard. Our surf instructors will inspire you with the confidence, motivation, and knowledge needed to stand up on your first surfing experience.


outrigger turtle bay resort

9. Surf in an Outrigger Canoe

Location: Turtle Bay Resort
Vendor: Hans Hedemann Surf School

Join the Hans Hedemann team in the stunning surroundings of Kawela Bay. Along with an 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, tropical fishes and colorful coral below you.


wet sweat turtle bay resort(Photo: @wetseat on Instaram)

10. Workout Together

Location: Turtle Bay Resort
Vendor: Nalu Kinetic Spa
Break a sweat together to make your bond even stronger. Our fitness center offers great group exercise classes, including HIIT, TRX, Spinning, beach bootcamp, and more. Want to be alone? Take a run on our more than 12 miles of scenic trails.


Which adventure do you want to experience with your love? Let us know in the comments below.

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