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.