Imagine snorkeling here and having an opportunity to be up-close with turtles. Of course, you do have to keep your distance, but it is an incredible experience.
Although most people respect marine life, there are some people who may not always understand the concept. I saw a lady "accidentally" run into a turtle because she got far too close. From what I could see, it looked like she had been chasing it. Although turtles are friendly creatures, they can bite if threatened. It's also illegal to harrass turtles. They are beautiful creatures, but one's you don't want to mess with. If you visit Laniakea Beach, just remember to enjoy yourself, but be safe and treat the turtles with respect.
If you see a crowd, most likely there's a turtle around. Many of the turtles enjoy relaxing on the sand, while you can also spot several swimming in the ocean, if you are fortunate enough to be wearing your polarized sunglasses.
If you see a turtle resting, you'll notice a sign with the turtles name on it and a rope around the area to keep people from getting too close. Everyone seems to light up once a turtle hits the sand. It's pretty interesting to observe, especially because of how happy and excited people become once they see one.
As far as I remember, this turtle's name is "Whoolie Bully." We waited for quite sometime before W.B. landed on the shore to rest. I'm glad I was able to capture this memorable photo. It's one of my favorite.
I would love to spend more time here, just to snorkel or relax on the beach. It's a beautiful beach and a place you will not want to miss.