THE KAHUKU POINT WALKING TOUR

About the tour

  • Tours are held Saturday at 4:00 PM and Monday at 9:00 AM
  • Visitors meet at the Turtle Bay Guidepost 
  • Booking fees are $35 per person, or $25 per person for Kamaʻaina with a valid Hawaiʻi ID. Visitors can pay in advance electronically using our online reservation system, or in cash on site
  • Kids 12 and under walk free
  • FREE local Mochi Ice cream, FREE sticker and FREE Animal ID and History Card with every purchase!
  • Gratuity accepted at the end of the tour, but is not required
  • Bring comfortable shoes, hats, and adequate sunscreen
  • A maximum 15 people per tour
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Meeting Location

Our Hawaii Walks Kahuku Point Walking Tour meet up spot is the Guidepost Activity Desk inside of the Turtle Bay resort in the main lobby.  The location of the Turtle Bay main lobby can be found here and below on the embedded google maps page. Your tour guide will be there with a hat and shirt that says “Hawaiʻi Walks.” Call or text us as 808-927-8149 or email info@hawaiiwalks.org if you would like custom walking directions to be emailed to you ahead of time.

Tour Itinerary

  • Our tour leaves from the Turtle Bay Guidepost Activity Desk inside of the Turtle Bay Resort main lobby. We then travel through the ironwood forest along Kaihalulu Beach and learn what makes this stretch of beach significant in Hawaiian culture and history.
  • Visit an ancient Hawaiin Ahu (alter) that serves as a demarcation of the ahupua’as (land divisions) that used to make up this historic area.
  • Make a stop at Keiki beach, a famous natural cove that was formed after a tsunami moved giant pieces of reef along the shore in 1946.
  • From here we explore more ironwood paths, using our Bird and Animal ID cards to identify and tally exotic seabirds, invasive mammals, and endangered waterfowl.
  • We pass Elbow Beach and look for the rare and endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal that is known to frequent this area.
  • Arrive at Kahuku Point, the site of an ancient Hawaiian Heiau (temple). Learn about why this area has significant meaning to Native Hawaiians while observing restoration efforts in the area to plant indigenous plants.
  • Enjoy an ice cream break while we watch waves roll in on the most rural and wild stretch of beach on the island
  • Head back the way we came, using our Hawaii Walks provided binoculars to keep eyes on the horizon for visiting Humpback whales breaching in the water.

Things to bring

The equitorial sun is serious so please plan accordingly! Even in winter months, temperatures can easily top 80 degrees. You are required to bring the following:

  • Comfortable walking shoes that can protect your feet for walking in sand, on concrete, and in grass for up to 2.5 hours
  • Adequate sun protection. We provide reef-safe sunscreen to use if you forget, but we recommending applying adequate sun protection before the start of the tour.
  • A reusable container of water with at least 20 ounces of water inside. It is easy to become dehydrated when walking outdoors. If you do not have a reusable water bottle, please let us know ahead of time and we will provide one for you filled with cold water.
  • A camera for pictures. We will be passing by many amazing sights. Be sure your camera or phone is fully charged!
  • NOTE: THERE ARE NO BATHROOMS ON THIS WALK. WE RECOMMEND VISITING THE BATHROOMS WITHIN THE HOTEL PRIOR TO LEAVING THE PROPERTY.

Cancellation Policy

All tours are refundable up to 24 hours prior to arrival. Cancellations within 24 hours are granted on a case-by-case basis. We understand emergencies and changes happen. Email us at info@hawaiiwalks.org if you need to discuss a late cancellation.  Check out our FAQ page for more info. If you booked your tour through a different operator or concierge, please contact them to process your cancellation. We can only provide cancellations booked through our site directly.

Accessibility

The Kahuku Point walk involves a moderate walking pace along sand, gravel, and pavement. If you have accessibility concerns, please contact us at info@hawaiiwalks.org. We can arrange for assistance via golf cart for those who may have mobility differences. We work to be inclusive of all levels of physical ability, but please contact us ahead of time so we may provide necessary accommodations.

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