If you know me then you know that I am a lover of the ocean and the beach! There is nothing better than being by or in the sea. Growing up in a small fishing village on the coast in Atlantic Canada has made me extremely passionate about being close to the water. The four weeks previous to Hawaii I hadn’t been swimming in the ocean. I don’t often travel too far from the coast and even if I do it’s not long before I find myself back on a beach. I was lucky enough to spend a week in San Francisco close to the coast, but I had been longing to be in the ocean. Arriving in Hawaii has made the wait worth it; Hawaii is one of the best destinations to be if you are a lover of the sea. With two weeks in Hawaii I am sure I will get my beach fill. Most of my time in Hawaii will involve being in the water. I’ve planned as many water sports as I can to get the best turquoise experience Hawaii can offer. I’ll also be trying in Hawaii for the first time two items on my 2013 bucket list: kite surfing and paddle boarding. There aren’t many water sports left that I haven’t tried. I’m bound and determined to eventually try them all. I’m hard pressed to choose which water sport is my favourite.
Here are the tours I have booked during my time in Hawaii thus far:
-3 hour kite surfing lesson in Kailua with Endless Adventures Hawaii LCC
-2 hour sunset paddle boarding in Haleiwa when the sea turtles are active
with Rainbow Water Sports
-Half day sea cave kayaking tour from Kailua with Twogood Kayaks
-Half day hiking tour to Lulumaha Waterfall and traditional Hawaiian ceremony with Keawe Adventures
– “Best of the West” swimming with wild dolphins tour off the coast of Waianae with Wild Side Specialty Tours
-Premium Submarine Tour from Waikiki with Atlantis Adventures
-Underwater adventure catamaran and snorkelling tour with Maitai’i Catamaran from Waikiki
-An evening stay on the stunning Lanikai beach at the Lanikai Studios
-Hiking Diamond Head State Monument and Memorial Park
-Shark tank with Galapagos sharks with North Shore Shark Adventures in Haleiwa
I’m excited to see what other adventures I get up to in Hawaii. The options are endless. I’m overwhelmed with ideas. I’ll never have enough time to do everything I want to do, but I will be busy doing all that I can. My hyperactive-tourist travel style will do me well in Hawaii. I’ll never run out of things to do. I’ll be sure to take a day to relax on one of Oahu’s beautiful beaches. I can’t wait to share my experiences with you. Life’s a beach, enjoy the ride.