Getting to the Turtle Bay
Turtle Bay is situated in Oahu’s North. You can easily reach there by bus within two hours from Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii. But if you ask me, I will suggest you take a rented car or bring your own. In the case of rentals, you can find local vehicles at the most affordable rate in Honolulu that you can book for a couple of days and return it before leaving.
Renting the car is better because you would get to see the amazing views of Turtle Bay. I loved it, and I am sure that you would love it too. Just take the Kamehameha Hwy East and then turn on the right side towards Kuilima Drive. After reaching here, you will see Kuilima Cove first. If you just want a short trip, this beach is also an excellent place to explore.
But you might not see any turtles here, and for that, you have to explore the area more. For that, go back to the place where you turned here and take the right turn on the first road that would take you to Shaka Kayaks. You can park your car here and make your way ahead.
Can you actually find turtles at Turtle Bay while snorkeling?
Let’s just accept that anyone who thinks about Turtle bay vacation secretly hopes to see the turtles here. But not all people know that these green sea turtles are endangered now. The local green turtles are called “Honu,” and unlike before, they are not commonly seen on North beaches now.
Only a few snorkelers and scuba divers can sometimes find them in Turtle Bay, Lanikai Beach, and sometimes at Hanauma Bay too. Sometimes these turtles come out of the water to soak the sun. But other times you may find them swimming near the beach. During my both trips to the North Oahu, I didn’t get to see any turtle, despite looking hard for them. That made me unhappy for some time, but guess what; it has also given me the motivation to explore this area for the third time. See, Turtle Bay has all the reasons to captivate you.