Swimming with turtles was high on my things-to-do-in-Hawaii list.
I had looked into a few specifically turtle spotting boat trips but then one day while walking along Laniakea Beach in Haleiwa, we found 'em in the wild.
We were so enthralled by our first spotting that we stayed for hours walking along the beach, spotting turtles napping on the sand.
Walking along the beach, we spotted more and more washed upon the shore. And then we came back day after day, to swim with them in the ocean.
So, if you ever find yourself on the island of the Oahu... skip the $80 "swim with the turtles" boat tour and just hang with them at Laniakea Beach.