Swim with the Green Sea Turtles

Great view looking up at the snorkeler, the turtle, and the sunburst.  Photo by John Thompson.

Do you want to witness a green sea turtle up-close and personal?  Maybe one that is right on the beach in front of you?  The experience is absolutely incredible. We know the best locations around the island where turtles can be seen to give you the best chance of having this joyful and natural wonder experience.

Note here how the fish are cleaning the turtle ... everyone gets along.

Note here how the fish are cleaning the turtle ... everyone gets along.

Hanauma Bay

Hanauma Bay on the East End of Oahu

Hanauma Bay on the East End of Oahu

Hanauma Bay, on the East End of our island, is part of the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Park and is both a Nature Preserve and a Marine Life Conservation District. These provisions help the Hawaiian government protect the natural wildlife and natural area. Even though Hanauma Bay and the surrounding nature preserve are popular, the Hawaiian government has taken measures to limit accessibility, e.g., they are closed all day Tuesdays to give the fish and coral a rest  ;-)   Also, be SURE to get there very early in the morning as it fills up fast with guests and they often close the parking lot entrance during the day for hours at a time.  We will help you plan a visit as part of your tour, just ask ... (808) 636-4965 or KeanuBruner47@gmail.com 

Byodo-In Temple

The Byodo-In Temple is located on the Windward Side of Oahu at the foot of the Ko'olau Mountains in Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. It was established on June 7, 1968, to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. The Byodo-In Temple in O'ahu is a smaller-scale replica of the over 950-year-old Byodo-in Temple, a United Nations World Heritage Site in Uji, Japan.

The Temple grounds are a lushly landscaped paradise nestled in a cleft of the pali and are home to wild peacocks and hundreds of Japanese koi carp. The beautiful grounds include a large reflecting pond, meditation niches, and small waterfalls. Visitors describe this destination as beautiful, peaceful, and restful.

The Byodo-In Temple is a Hawaii State Landmark. When you visit the Byodo-In Temple, you are truly experiencing one of Hawaii’s best kept secrets.   KeanuBruner47@gmail.com  or  (808) 636-4965.