Turtle Bay Tour $100 plus tax. Pickup time 7:45am (to take advantage of the best turtle viewing conditions)
Shaka Kayak's tours depart daily from the Turtle Bay Resort's Guide Post located in the lobby of the hotel. You tour guide will greet you and assist you onboard our luxury transportation van for a short 5 minute ride out to your kayaks. During this time you will be able learn about kayaking from the onboard DVD player. Once you have arrived at the kayak launch site your guide will spend some time equipping you with the proper kayak, paddle and life vest. After a brief demonstration on proper kayaking techniques, your guide will assist in launching your kayak from the beach. From the launch site you will have time to practice kayaking and become familiar with the equipment as we paddle through Kawela Bay to our first rest stop in the middle of the bay. At this point we will take a break to enjoy the view and your guide will snap photos of you on your kayak. This is your chance over deeper water to view larger marine life.
Once we are at the entrance to Kawela Bay you will have the opportunity to view the beautiful coral reefs and tropical fish just 3 feet below the Peekaboo™ window on your kayak. Keep a look out for the WWII wreckage that your guide will point out to you. The adventure seekers will have an opportunity to surf their kayaks on small 1' waves while the rest watch from the calm protected waters in the middle of the bay. Your guides have invented the newest kayak sport at Shaka Kayaks called Stand Up Kayaking and they will teach anyone who wants to learn how to do it. After some more clear bottom viewing your guide will assist you off your kayaks onto the secluded Kawela Beach.
Your guide will offer to take you on a nature hike through the jungle tunnel to explore the WWII bunker at Protection Point. Optionally you can take this time to swim in the calm waters of the bay, bird watch for endangered species on one of the many hiking trails through the forest, beach comb the half mile of sand on Kawela Beach or just relax and enjoy the refreshments provided for you by your guide. Your keiki will want to take this time to search for the buried treasure with the map they found. After a half hour break your guide will assist you back on your kayak for the return trip to the launch site. This portion of the tour will be another Peekaboo™ viewing area in shallow water around the turtle feeding grounds. *Tour Tip: Most guests find themselves looking down through the window a lot. Remember to look up from your window occasionally so you don't run into other guests or turtles.* Along the shore you can see lava tubes, small sea caves and blowholes. While kayaking watch out for the many turtles the bay is named for. Your guide will point out turtle cleaning stations, feeding grounds and haul-outs on the way back.
Once back at the landing beach, your guide will assist you off your kayaks and guide you back to your luxury transportation van via the "Lost" Banyan Tree. Here you can take a few pictures at one of the set locations actually used during the filming of the hit TV show Lost and Pirates of the Caribbean 4. Your transportation will then return you back to the Guide Post in the Turtle Bay Resort lobby. Optionally you can decide to stay longer at Kawela Bay and your guide can provide you with a walking map of the 2 mile trail back to Turtle Bay Resort.
Luxury Transportation from Turtle Bay Resort's Adventure Center to and from the kayak launch area
Treasure hunt surprise (for the keiki)
Digital email souvenir photo
Expert local guide
Special rates available