• Kaloko fishpond wall is over 800 ft long and spans a natural cove

    Kaloko-Honokōhau

    National Historical Park Hawai'i

Reptiles

Green sea turtles
Green sea turtles can usually be seen basking along the park's shoreline.
Bryan Harry photo
 

Our most visible reptile is the green sea turtle which can be seen swimming offshore feeding on seaweed or basking on the rocks or sand. The green sea turtle is a threatened species and is protected by both state and federal regulations. Avoid disturbing them by remaining at least 15' away at all times. Learn more about green sea turtles by clicking here...

If you look on the tree trunks or plant leaves, you may spot one of several species of geckos found in the park. Most of the geckos found in the park were introduced in recent times.

Did You Know?

pohuehue growing along the shoreline

Did you know the pohuehue is the beach morning glory native to Hawaii. It was used for fishing and medicines. Its lavender flowers open each morning and close by the afternoon.