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West Oahu great snorkeling at Pokai bay

I cannot believe what i saw today during snorkeling with Hawaii Real Nature west Oahu tour at pokai bay west Oahu! it’s Hawksbill sea turtle which is Critically Endangered.

Hawaii turtle
Hawaii turtle

Hawaiian word, honu ʻea

This is first time I have seen in 20 years my diving history.  In Hawaii, we usually meet the Hawaiian green sea turtles. Some of them are friendly, some of them are very shy. Please, even you find friendly sea turtle don’t touch the sea turtle that is prohibited. Like what would you do or feel if while you are relaxing on the beach and bunch of stranger come up to you start touching you. Would you like that that happen? Sma as the turtle, some of them they don’t mind to be staring, some of them don’t like it so please KOKUA (respect) the wildlife. Do not bother them, do not chase them.

Hawaii turtles
Hawaii turtles

Hawksbill turtles are found throughout the tropical waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. They avoid deep waters, preferring coastlines where sponges are abundant and sandy nesting sites are within reach.

Not particularly large compared with other sea turtles, hawksbills grow up to about 45 inches (114 centimeters) in shell length and 150 pounds (68 kilograms) in weight. While young, their carapace, or upper shell, is heart-shaped, and as they mature it elongates. Their strikingly colored carapace is serrated and has overlapping scutes, or thick bony plates. Their tapered heads end in a sharp point resembling a bird’s beak, hence their name. A further distinctive feature is a pair of claws adorning each flipper. Male hawksbills have longer claws, thicker tails, and somewhat brighter coloring than females.

Like many sea turtles, hawksbills are a critically endangered species due mostly to human impact. Hawksbill eggs are still eaten around the world despite the turtle’s international protected status, and they are often killed for their flesh and their stunning shells. These graceful sea turtles are also threatened by accidental capture in fishing nets.

From National Geographic

Hawaii Real Nature-Snorkeling adventure take you to the right spot to for everyone can enjoy safely snorkeling but we are not only for water activity. We stop several Hawaiian sacred, historic places and talk about Hawaiian legend. see Hawaii Real Nature-West Oahu Tour

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Naupaka the Hawaiian legend

Naupaka, Hawaiian legend
Naupaka, Hawaiian legend

There is several legend about this flower NAUPAKA.

This is one of them.

There was a beautiful Hawaiian princess Naupaka.

One day, her friends noticed that Naupaka looked very sad. They wanted help her and asked what was wrong with you?.

“I have fallen in love with a man named Kaui but Kaui is not of noble birth—he is a commoner.” According to Hawaiian tradition, it was strictly forbidden for members of royalty to marry people from the common ranks.

Distressed, Naupaka and Kaui traveled long and far, seeking a solution to their dilemma. They climbed up a mountain to see a kahuna who was staying at a heiau (temple). Alas, he had no clear answer for the young lovers. “There is nothing I can do,” he told them, “but you should pray. Pray at this heiau.”

So they did. And as they prayed, rain began to fall. Their hearts torn by sorrow, Naupaka and Kaui embraced for a final time. Then Naupaka took a flower from her ear and tore it in half, giving one half to Kaui. “The gods won’t allow us to be together,” she said. “You go live down by the water, while I will stay up here in the mountains.”

As the two lovers separated, the naupaka plants that grew nearby saw how sad they were. The very next day, they began to bloom in only half flowers.

Would you like to hear more Hawaiian legend? We are only one tour goes to west Oahu on land tour. Best things to do in Oahu! Please read our review on tripadvisor. Some of the reviews make me cry! (in good way)

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Never been to snorkeling? no problem we can help. Most of our guests have never been snorkeling before but please read our review! yes we are here for help to share this beautiful Ocean underwater!

We can pick up at Ko Olina area too! Please don’t hesitate to contact us. Any questions, concern!

Mahalo nui loa.

Chief guide Akima

Oahu Hawaii tour, Discover west Oahu and snorkeling!

Swimming with dolphins in Hawaii
Swimming with dolphins in Hawaii

Today’s crew we saw dolphins and turtle in water during snorkeling and we found ALOHA cucumber. We had so much luck at west Oahu Hawaii today.

Hawaiian green sea turtle we saw today was, maybe about 20 years old maybe less?? It is hard to tell but it was still small sea turtle. The turtle in Hawaiian call, HONU. You can see lots of Honu pictures in souvenir.

Honu is good luck in Hawaii also led to the God. The Hawaiian sea turtles are also Aumakua which is ancestor of some of the Hawaiian.

When you see the Honu, sea turtles, PLEASE DO NOT BOTHER THEM. Please give them enough space all the time. Don’t chase them PLEASE!!! Do not touch!!! There is Hawaiian state law and if you touch the turtle there is FINE too.

I mean, if when you are on the beach, group of stranger come up to you start touching you. What would you do!? Would you like it? NO right? so please don’t do wildlife too.

Respect the nature, respect the wildlife.

Our fun part is NOT only snorkeling. We discover the hidden coast west Oahu.

makaha valley
makaha valley
kaneana cave
kaneana cave

Please KOKUA when you visiting Hawaiian special place!

We are the only one tour company doing west oahu land tour with snorkeling. If you are looking for things to do in Honolulu, or waikiki. Visit our website.

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Hawaii West Oahu Things to do. Discover Hawaii, Hidden Coast of Oahu

Hawaii West Oahu Things to do. Discover Hawaii, Hidden Coast of Oahu

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snorkel with turtle
snorkel with turtle

Are you looking for things to do in Honolulu?
We will pick you at Waikiki and take you to Oahu hidden coast, west Oahu!
We are not Circle island tours. They don’t even go to west Oahu but we do. This is things to do in Oahu.
Adventure tour goes to hidden coast and snorkeling Oahu blue water.

Welcome to our beautiful Island of Oahu.
Have you ever had the chance to snorkel with and discover all the magnificent creatures Oahu has to offer? Here is your chance! Hawaii Real Nature Discover West Oahu Tour recently purchased brand new snorkeling equipment and safety floats to better accommodate our guests and would love for you to have a wonderful snorkeling experience. we are professionals and are here to help you if it is your first time.
This is a great way to get out and really see the beauty of west Oahu close up. Why don’t you join us?

Highlights is not only snorkeling.
There are still sites remain with Hawaiian mythology, one of the rare historic site on shore, visit the place was “kapu” (taboo) ancient times.
This must places to see in Hawaii on your list visiting island of Oahu.
What sets West Oahu apart from the other snorkeling beaches is it’s isolation from the crowds. You’ll be hard pressed in Oahu to find so much white sand beaches with so few people. This is our strong recommendation things to do on Oahu Hawaii.

west oahu tour
west oahu tour
things to do in oahu
things to do in oahu

Oahu tour, things to do, snorkeling in Oahu

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