Turtle Beach │Laniakea Beach
Summer is the best time of year to spot green sea turtles at Laniakea Beach, thanks to calmer waters. Sea turtles prefer calmer water and may come ashore to sun themselves during ideal conditions.
The best time time of day for spotting sea turtles at Laniakea is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
You can find the more rare Hawksbill Turtle in the water but not basking on the beach. Sea turtles almost never bask on the beach. Several species of green sea turtles do this but only at a few locations worldwide. Hawaii is one of those.
Sea turtles in Hawaii are protected by federal and state law. They are also protected under the Endangered Species Act and their well-being is highly valued by the locals. Please take the following rules to heart if you are close to a turtle:
Never try to touch a turtle.
Do not feed the turtles.
NOAA and DLNR recommend that everyone stay at least 10 feet (3 meters) from all sea turtles.
If maintaining 10 feet distance isn’t possible, keep safety in mind and move away from the animal as carefully as possible.
And, most importantly, enjoy seeing these beautiful creatures.