Oahu Resort Offers New Family Events

On Oahu's North Shore, the Turtle Bay Resort is now offering three new outdoor guided adventures for families.

The newly launched Hawaiian Cultural Excursion is a 60-minute beach walk that explores Turtle Bay's shoreline and its hidden coastal gems. Guests can learn about the history of the Hawaiian Islands and Oahu's North Shore from a local historian; observe unique plants and animals which call this area their home (some of which are endangered and found no place else on earth); and listen to ancient stories and chants that were handed down from generation to generation. The Hawaiian Cultural Excursion is $35 per person and offered daily at 5:30 pm.

Kids (keiki) can go on a freshwater fishing excursion, where they are guaranteed to catch a fish. Mom and Dad can join in or drop the kids off, and if they don't want a guide, the resort can drop them off at the special fishing site and pick them up. Lunch can also be provided for an additional fee. Reservations required.

• Guided Fish Excursion: $50 per person per hour; $10 rider fee for non-fishing participants; Includes all fishing supplies and bait; Beverages and snacks available for purchase in Adventure Center.
• Non-guided fish Excursion: $30 per person per hour + $10 shuttle service for up to six people.

Kahuku Farms
welcomes visitors for a guided wagon ride of its family farm. Learn their history and discover all the fruits and veggies “the country” has to offer. On the tour, groups will learn about apple-banana, papaya, taro leaf, long eggplant and cacao (chocolate) when in season plus much more. Tours are available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 am for groups of four-18 people.

• Tour and Lunch Package: 30 minute tractor ride & tour with lunch of mango iced tea, 1/2 Panini, side salad, papaya, apple banana, lilikoi sorbet for $35.50 each.
• Keiki Tour and Lunch Package: 30 minute tractor ride & tour with lunch of lemonade, 1/2 farm pizza, side salad, papaya, apple banana, lilikoi sorbet for $26.50 each. Farm Goodie Bag: Kahuku Farms eco bag, two papayas, one bag of apple bananas for $10 (One goodie bag per family or voucher).

The Hele Huli Adventure Center is Turtle Bay Resort's activities headquarters. Call 808-293-6024 for reservations and more information about all three new family friendly activities. Visit www.TurtleBayResort.com.


Photo courtesy of the Hawaii Tourism Authority.