Best North Shore Surfing Beaches
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Ocean Activities

In ancient times, the coastline surrounding Turtle Bay was reserved for the Ali'i, or Hawaiian royalty. Today it’s a place of fresh perspective, rich in marine life. Spot sea turtles or have a chance encounter with a Hawaiian Monk Seal or baby Hammerhead Shark. Glide along the protected waters of Kawela Bay on a kayak or dive deep below it. These Hawaiʻi ocean water activities connect you to the motion and rhythm of our extraordinary North Shore.

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Stand Up Paddling Only at Turtle Bay

SUP Lessons | JOB

Go stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) in the protected waters of Kawela Bay. Grab your 'ohana, join a group session, or take a private lesson with our exclusive surf partner, Jamie O'Brien Surf Experience. All ages and skill levels welcome. 

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Group SUP Only at Turtle Bay

SUP Squatch Adventure | JOB

Come and experience stand up paddle boarding (SUP) in a whole new way. Your certified surf instructor of the Jamie O'Brien Surf Experience will take you and your crew on a ride atop a XXL inflatable board. For groups of 3-4 people. 

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SUP Yoga Only at Turtle Bay

SUP Yoga | JOB

Start your day on the calm waters of Kuilima Cove. This class is the perfect way to introduce anyone that's never been on a paddleboard or taken a yoga class, as well as anyone with yoga and/or SUP experience. All ages and skill levels welcome. 

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Shaka Kayak Only at Turtle Bay

Turtle Tour | Shaka Kayaks

Take a kayaking tour across the calm waters of Kawela Bay to spot honu (Hawaiian green sea turtles). Hear stories from your local guide and gain a deeper connection to this special place and the vibrant marine life below it. Families, couples, and adventure-seekers are all welcomed. 

Save by purchasing the Nature Lover's Package, a deal to experience all "Shaka" tours on sea, land and air.

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Surf with a Pup Only at Turtle Bay

Surf with Pup | North Shore Ocean Guides

Catch a wave with Rocky and his friendly surfing dogs on this fun and unique experience. Families and keiki will enjoy spending time in the water with the company of man's best friend.

To Book Experience, Call 808.293.6020 or Email Concierge 

Outrigger Canoe Tour

Kawela Canoe Tour | North Shore Ocean Guides

If you're looking for activities with family and friends, take a group outrigger canoe ride off of Kawela Bay. Paddle across the calm waters as you spot honu (Hawaiian green sea turtles) and other marine life. 

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live like a local adventure

Live Like a Local Adventure | North Shore Ocean Guides

Kids ages 7-17 can do as locals do. Venture on an outrigger canoe ride to see honu (Hawaiian green sea turtles). Take a beachside ʻukulele lesson. Go crab hunting. All within the spectacular setting of Kawela Bay.

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Jr. Waterman Adventure

Jr. Waterman Adventure | North Shore Ocean Guides

The calm waters of Kawela Bay is the perfect spot for keiki (children) to play. For ages 7-17 years old, this epic adventure includes an outrigger canoe ride, swimming, tandem surfing, and stand up paddle boarding (SUP).

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Dolphin Excursions

Led by seasoned island naturalists, travel along the scenic west coast in search of dolphins and sea turtles in their natural habitat. During the winter season you might catch a glimpse of humpback whales.

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Shark Tours Hawaii

Listen to Hawaiian legends and learn more about sharks as your local guide takes you 3-4 miles offshore to their shark cage. Dive into the deep blue ocean and see sharks ranging in size from five to 15 feet from a safe distance. 

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shark dive cage

Haleiwa Shark Tours

This authentic adventure is the North Shore’s only shark cage diving experience owned and operated by native Hawaiians. Understand the sacred and cultural significance of sharks with a small group tour.

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diver and a sea turtle

No Experience/Refresher | Banzai Divers Hawaii

Whether this is your first time experiencing SCUBA, you’re an uncertified diver, or it’s just been a while, this is the perfect choice for you. An experienced, professionally certified PADI instructors will guide you through your first breaths underwater, or reintroduce you to your passion.

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divers in lava tubes

Lava Tube Dives | Banzai Divers Hawaii

Known to locals as "Sharks Cove," Pupukea Marine Life Preserve offers a beautiful and unique setting for diving. Encounter underwater topography such as lava tubes and tunnels, trenches, arches and an abundance of protected marine life.

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