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Oahu: Waikiki Parasailing

Oahu: Waikiki Parasailing

Soar above the vibrant city of Oahu on a peaceful but exciting parasailing trip. Take off from the scenic Waikiki Beach and take in views of the island's golden sand beaches, turquoise waters, and cityscape. You'll even catch a unique glimpse of Diamond Head from a privileged perspective. Enjoy a truly introspective experience by flying away from the hustle and bustle of the area. All the noise from the boat and the city will cut away as you ascend, leaving you and your flight buddy in your own bubble of paradise. Make the most of your Hawaii holiday and experience Oahu in a unique way. Seize this incredible opportunity to go parasailing in the company of a professional team, providing all the necessary instructions and high-quality equipment to keep you safe at all times.

Honolulu: Glass Bottom Boat Tour along Oahu's South Shore

Honolulu: Glass Bottom Boat Tour along Oahu's South Shore

If adventure is what you seek, join this daily boat tour. Enjoy the beauty of Hawaii’s South Shore as you head out from the slip in the Kewalo Basin Harbor and head toward Lē’ahi. Discover the underwater world while staying dry with the glass-bottom boat. Aboard the Haleiwa Queen, enjoy the clear view of the Pacific Ocean floor as you cruise over live tropical reefs and one of Hawaii’s shipwrecks. Keep an eye out for honu sea turtles, eels, reef sharks, dolphins, and schools of tropical fish, all from the deck of the vessel through the glass bottom boat viewports. Experience a unique perspective of Honolulu, above and below the surface.

Oahu: Shark Cage Dive on the North Shore

Oahu: Shark Cage Dive on the North Shore

Swim with the sharks during this tour that offers you the unique adventure of a shark dive, while ensuring your safety at all times. Discover the wonders of the sea on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii alongside a certified guide. Bring your own masks and snorkels or use the ones provided on board. Your guide will give you a safety briefing at the start of the tour and will answer all your questions concerning this special adventure. See up to 200 feet (60 meters) in the crystal-clear, cobalt blue water. Depending on the season, you will encounter such magnificent animals as the Hawaiian Green Sea turtles, playful dolphins, and Humpback whales. Admire the sharks from the ship's deck, or experience the rush of entering the shark cage which allows you to be only inches away from sharks that can grow up to 15 feet (5 meters) in length. Capture pictures with your underwater camera of their grace and majesty in the water. Have 20 minutes to marvel at the sharks and cherish this unforgettable moment. Up to 8 people can be in the cage at the same time, so you can experience the sharks with someone you love.

Oahu: Ka Moana Luau Dinner and Show at Aloha Tower

Oahu: Ka Moana Luau Dinner and Show at Aloha Tower

Get tickets to the oceanfront dinner theatre of Ka Moana Luau and enjoy an evening of Polynesian entertainment and a tropical-themed buffet dinner. Sip on a welcome Mai Tai with the celebrity option. Upgrade your experience by choosing hotel transfers from Waikiki. After check-in, head inside the venue where you can take part in a number of cultural activities like lei making, temporary tattoos, hula, and drum lessons, coconut-headband weaving and a coconut tree-climbing demonstration. The buffet selections include: Farm-to-table buffet: • Mixed greens salad • Hapa rice (brown and white rice) • Bread rolls w/ small-batch honey guava butter • Stir-fry veggies • Mahi mahi • Guava chicken • Local kalua pork Dessert: • Haupia • Ube cheesecake Complimentary beverage options: • Fresh lemonade • Water Bar menu: Enhance your Luau experience by indulging in some refreshing Ka Moana pineapple, served in a freshly cut pineapple and filled with a signature cocktail. • Island Mai Tai’s • Tropical Cocktails • Mixed premium and well drinks • Beers: Bud Light, Stella Artois, Kona Big Wave • Soft drinks: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Passion Fruit Orange Juice, bottled water Following dinner, enjoy an award-winning production highlighting the vibrant traditions of Hawaii and Polynesia. The show navigates through Polynesia on a way-finding adventure. Your experience culminates with the Polynesian Sword of Fire dance and don’t be surprised if you find yourself as part of the experience. 

Oahu: Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona, and City Tour

Oahu: Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona, and City Tour

Spend the day visiting the most important historical sites and landmarks of Honolulu, Hawaii. Visit Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial, Iolani Palace, Kawaiahao Church, the Hawaii State Capitol, Honolulu City Hall, and more. Begin your tour with a visit to Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Enjoy the exhibits, galleries, and displays before boarding a Navy boat shuttle for a tour of the harbor along “Battleship Row.” Step off the boat to explore the USS Arizona Memorial, then continue to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl Crater. See the historical landmark against a backdrop of rolling hills and lush foliage. Wrap up your experience with a narrated tour of downtown Honolulu. Spot the impressive state buildings and learn about the Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii’s last reigning monarch and the only royal palace in the United States. Make your way to the Hawaii State Capitol grounds. See the Eternal Flame, Korean and Vietnam War Memorials, Liberty Bell, the majestic statue of King Kamehameha, and Kawaiahao Church.

Oahu: Turtle Canyon Snorkeling Boat Tour

Oahu: Turtle Canyon Snorkeling Boat Tour

Watch angelfish dart in and out of underwater coral caverns and search for sea turtles using high-quality snorkeling gear on this tour from Honolulu to Turtle Canyon. Relax in the sun on the boat's floating platforms while enjoying the provided snacks and beverages.  Be greeted by the activity provider's staff at the pier and hop aboard a comfortable boat with a captain and crew made up of certified divers, lifeguards, free divers, and surfers who familar with the waters of Turtle Canyon. They can show you where to look and what to look for. Admire views of the famed Diamond Head while you head out to the snorkeling site and be provided with new, high-end snorkel gear and floatation devices. For non-swimmers there is a swim step where they can sit and put their feet in the water. Plunge into the water, swimming through schools of tropical fish. Look for the large green sea turtles that come from deeper waters to visit the shallower turtle cleaning station known as Turtle Canyons. Back onboard seasonal fruits, snacks, juice, and water are included. Unwind with an ice-cold drink and stunning views of the shore on the way back to your meeting point. 

Pearl Harbor: USS Arizona Memorial & Battleship Missouri

Pearl Harbor: USS Arizona Memorial & Battleship Missouri

Visit Pearl Harbor and discover what really happened on that fateful day in 1941. Benefit from guaranteed access to the USS Arizona Memorial and board the Battleship Missouri on Ford Island. Start with a convenient pickup from Waikiki and travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle to reach Pearl Harbor. Once there, your guide will escort you into the Pearl Harbor Visitor's Center and give you specific instructions on how to make the best of your visit. Explore the visitor center and the accompanying “Road to War” and “Attack” exhibit galleries that display pictures and recovered items from the events which transpired at Pearl Harbor and WWII. Then, watch a short film explaining the fateful day and its significance. Followed by a boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial, the final resting place of the ship's 1,177 crewmen. Take a short break for lunch and grab some refreshments from the snack shop or food truck, then set out to discover the USS Battleship Missouri. Visit the battleship lovingly known as "Mighty Mo". After fighting in the last year of the war with Japan, Mighty Mo served as the location where Japan would sign the official surrender documents. It also offers a glimpse into what life at sea was like aboard a battleship. On the way back to Waikiki, enjoy a quick drive through the city to check out the National Cemetery of the Pacific and Historic Honolulu City.

Oahu: Waikiki Sunset Catamaran Sail and Swim

Oahu: Waikiki Sunset Catamaran Sail and Swim

Board a pink-sailed catamaran from Waikiki and head for the ocean during the stunning golden hour in Hawaii. Marvel at the beauty of the sunset around you as you watch O'ahu's shoreline light up. Embark on your sunset sail out of Waikiki and let Ka Makani - the wind - guide you on your journey. See views of the iconic Diamond Head jutting out from the shoreline and the world-famous Waikiki whir into night. Relax on board with the warm Hawaiian wind in your hair and hope into the water for a sunset swim, taking in the brilliant views of both the rugged shoreline and the expansive ocean, before heading back to land.

Waikiki: Sea Turtle Snorkeling Tour

Waikiki: Sea Turtle Snorkeling Tour

Discover the beauty of Waikiki's underwater world with this Snorkeling Tour at Turtle Canyon. Board a catamaran at the Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Statue in Honolulu, and sail to Turtle Canyon, a renowned sea turtle cleaning station. Your expert guides know the prime spots for encountering sea turtles, octopus, and starfish in their natural habitat. Gear up with the provided snorkeling equipment and immerse yourself in the vibrant marine life below. Witness the graceful movements of sea turtles, colorful tropical fish, and elusive octopuses. After an exhilarating snorkeling session, relax on the catamaran as you cruise back to shore, leaving you with unforgettable memories of your underwater adventure in Waikiki. Participants are required to know how to swim.

Oahu: Waikiki Trolley Hop-on Hop-off All-Line Pass

Oahu: Waikiki Trolley Hop-on Hop-off All-Line Pass

Your Great Hawaiian Adventure is Just A Stop Away! There’s more to Hawaii than just the sights, and the Waikiki Trolley can take you to places beloved by locals and visitors alike. From soaring mountains that meet the sea to historic landmarks and even exciting shopping and dining venues, the choice is literally up to you. Blue Line: Sights and Tastes of the Oahu. With its coastal sceneries and delicious local dining stops, the Blue Line invites you to discover the best of Waikiki’s natural beauty and culinary delights. Take a breathtaking tour of Oahu’s southwestern shore on the way to Sea Life Park and enjoy some of the island’s local favorites at Kahala Mall, Diamond Market & Grill, or the ever-popular Rainbow Red Line: A Story of Hawaii's rich cultural past and modern present Hawaii has its own story to tell those who are interested in listening. This is where the Red Line shines. This line takes you through Hawaii’s cultural and historical past, from the time of kings and queens through its importance in WWII and even the cultures that influence it to this day. Truly, a Hawaiian vacation is incomplete without jumping aboard the Red Line. Green Line: Visit Diamond Head from Waikiki. Our newest and most unique line takes you to Diamond Head and KCC Farmers’ Market from convenient stops around the Waikiki area. It’s the easiest way to visit this world-renowned landmark! Pink Line: Hawaii's Iconic Shopping and Dining Hawaii is the epicenter of the Pacific, and it shows: Asian cuisine mingling with popular American comfort food, high-end fashion alongside popular streetwear that suit everyone’s comfort and style. You can find all these throughout Waikiki, but your Hawaiian vacation isn’t complete without a visit to Ala Moana Center–Hawaii’s Center–where all things shopping and dining collide into a truly Hawaiian experience. So much so that Ala Moana isn’t just for visitors–it’s a popular shopping mall for locals as well.

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Our most recommended Oahu Nature & adventure

Oahu: Waikiki Parasailing

Oahu: Waikiki Parasailing

Soar above the vibrant city of Oahu on a peaceful but exciting parasailing trip. Take off from the scenic Waikiki Beach and take in views of the island's golden sand beaches, turquoise waters, and cityscape. You'll even catch a unique glimpse of Diamond Head from a privileged perspective. Enjoy a truly introspective experience by flying away from the hustle and bustle of the area. All the noise from the boat and the city will cut away as you ascend, leaving you and your flight buddy in your own bubble of paradise. Make the most of your Hawaii holiday and experience Oahu in a unique way. Seize this incredible opportunity to go parasailing in the company of a professional team, providing all the necessary instructions and high-quality equipment to keep you safe at all times.

Honolulu: Glass Bottom Boat Tour along Oahu's South Shore

Honolulu: Glass Bottom Boat Tour along Oahu's South Shore

If adventure is what you seek, join this daily boat tour. Enjoy the beauty of Hawaii’s South Shore as you head out from the slip in the Kewalo Basin Harbor and head toward Lē’ahi. Discover the underwater world while staying dry with the glass-bottom boat. Aboard the Haleiwa Queen, enjoy the clear view of the Pacific Ocean floor as you cruise over live tropical reefs and one of Hawaii’s shipwrecks. Keep an eye out for honu sea turtles, eels, reef sharks, dolphins, and schools of tropical fish, all from the deck of the vessel through the glass bottom boat viewports. Experience a unique perspective of Honolulu, above and below the surface.

Oahu: Shark Cage Dive on the North Shore

Oahu: Shark Cage Dive on the North Shore

Swim with the sharks during this tour that offers you the unique adventure of a shark dive, while ensuring your safety at all times. Discover the wonders of the sea on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii alongside a certified guide. Bring your own masks and snorkels or use the ones provided on board. Your guide will give you a safety briefing at the start of the tour and will answer all your questions concerning this special adventure. See up to 200 feet (60 meters) in the crystal-clear, cobalt blue water. Depending on the season, you will encounter such magnificent animals as the Hawaiian Green Sea turtles, playful dolphins, and Humpback whales. Admire the sharks from the ship's deck, or experience the rush of entering the shark cage which allows you to be only inches away from sharks that can grow up to 15 feet (5 meters) in length. Capture pictures with your underwater camera of their grace and majesty in the water. Have 20 minutes to marvel at the sharks and cherish this unforgettable moment. Up to 8 people can be in the cage at the same time, so you can experience the sharks with someone you love.

Oahu: Ka Moana Luau Dinner and Show at Aloha Tower

Oahu: Ka Moana Luau Dinner and Show at Aloha Tower

Get tickets to the oceanfront dinner theatre of Ka Moana Luau and enjoy an evening of Polynesian entertainment and a tropical-themed buffet dinner. Sip on a welcome Mai Tai with the celebrity option. Upgrade your experience by choosing hotel transfers from Waikiki. After check-in, head inside the venue where you can take part in a number of cultural activities like lei making, temporary tattoos, hula, and drum lessons, coconut-headband weaving and a coconut tree-climbing demonstration. The buffet selections include: Farm-to-table buffet: • Mixed greens salad • Hapa rice (brown and white rice) • Bread rolls w/ small-batch honey guava butter • Stir-fry veggies • Mahi mahi • Guava chicken • Local kalua pork Dessert: • Haupia • Ube cheesecake Complimentary beverage options: • Fresh lemonade • Water Bar menu: Enhance your Luau experience by indulging in some refreshing Ka Moana pineapple, served in a freshly cut pineapple and filled with a signature cocktail. • Island Mai Tai’s • Tropical Cocktails • Mixed premium and well drinks • Beers: Bud Light, Stella Artois, Kona Big Wave • Soft drinks: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Passion Fruit Orange Juice, bottled water Following dinner, enjoy an award-winning production highlighting the vibrant traditions of Hawaii and Polynesia. The show navigates through Polynesia on a way-finding adventure. Your experience culminates with the Polynesian Sword of Fire dance and don’t be surprised if you find yourself as part of the experience. 

Oahu: Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona, and City Tour

Oahu: Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona, and City Tour

Spend the day visiting the most important historical sites and landmarks of Honolulu, Hawaii. Visit Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial, Iolani Palace, Kawaiahao Church, the Hawaii State Capitol, Honolulu City Hall, and more. Begin your tour with a visit to Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Enjoy the exhibits, galleries, and displays before boarding a Navy boat shuttle for a tour of the harbor along “Battleship Row.” Step off the boat to explore the USS Arizona Memorial, then continue to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl Crater. See the historical landmark against a backdrop of rolling hills and lush foliage. Wrap up your experience with a narrated tour of downtown Honolulu. Spot the impressive state buildings and learn about the Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii’s last reigning monarch and the only royal palace in the United States. Make your way to the Hawaii State Capitol grounds. See the Eternal Flame, Korean and Vietnam War Memorials, Liberty Bell, the majestic statue of King Kamehameha, and Kawaiahao Church.

Oahu: Turtle Canyon Snorkeling Boat Tour

Oahu: Turtle Canyon Snorkeling Boat Tour

Watch angelfish dart in and out of underwater coral caverns and search for sea turtles using high-quality snorkeling gear on this tour from Honolulu to Turtle Canyon. Relax in the sun on the boat's floating platforms while enjoying the provided snacks and beverages.  Be greeted by the activity provider's staff at the pier and hop aboard a comfortable boat with a captain and crew made up of certified divers, lifeguards, free divers, and surfers who familar with the waters of Turtle Canyon. They can show you where to look and what to look for. Admire views of the famed Diamond Head while you head out to the snorkeling site and be provided with new, high-end snorkel gear and floatation devices. For non-swimmers there is a swim step where they can sit and put their feet in the water. Plunge into the water, swimming through schools of tropical fish. Look for the large green sea turtles that come from deeper waters to visit the shallower turtle cleaning station known as Turtle Canyons. Back onboard seasonal fruits, snacks, juice, and water are included. Unwind with an ice-cold drink and stunning views of the shore on the way back to your meeting point. 

Pearl Harbor: USS Arizona Memorial & Battleship Missouri

Pearl Harbor: USS Arizona Memorial & Battleship Missouri

Visit Pearl Harbor and discover what really happened on that fateful day in 1941. Benefit from guaranteed access to the USS Arizona Memorial and board the Battleship Missouri on Ford Island. Start with a convenient pickup from Waikiki and travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle to reach Pearl Harbor. Once there, your guide will escort you into the Pearl Harbor Visitor's Center and give you specific instructions on how to make the best of your visit. Explore the visitor center and the accompanying “Road to War” and “Attack” exhibit galleries that display pictures and recovered items from the events which transpired at Pearl Harbor and WWII. Then, watch a short film explaining the fateful day and its significance. Followed by a boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial, the final resting place of the ship's 1,177 crewmen. Take a short break for lunch and grab some refreshments from the snack shop or food truck, then set out to discover the USS Battleship Missouri. Visit the battleship lovingly known as "Mighty Mo". After fighting in the last year of the war with Japan, Mighty Mo served as the location where Japan would sign the official surrender documents. It also offers a glimpse into what life at sea was like aboard a battleship. On the way back to Waikiki, enjoy a quick drive through the city to check out the National Cemetery of the Pacific and Historic Honolulu City.

Oahu: Waikiki Sunset Catamaran Sail and Swim

Oahu: Waikiki Sunset Catamaran Sail and Swim

Board a pink-sailed catamaran from Waikiki and head for the ocean during the stunning golden hour in Hawaii. Marvel at the beauty of the sunset around you as you watch O'ahu's shoreline light up. Embark on your sunset sail out of Waikiki and let Ka Makani - the wind - guide you on your journey. See views of the iconic Diamond Head jutting out from the shoreline and the world-famous Waikiki whir into night. Relax on board with the warm Hawaiian wind in your hair and hope into the water for a sunset swim, taking in the brilliant views of both the rugged shoreline and the expansive ocean, before heading back to land.

Waikiki: Sea Turtle Snorkeling Tour

Waikiki: Sea Turtle Snorkeling Tour

Discover the beauty of Waikiki's underwater world with this Snorkeling Tour at Turtle Canyon. Board a catamaran at the Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Statue in Honolulu, and sail to Turtle Canyon, a renowned sea turtle cleaning station. Your expert guides know the prime spots for encountering sea turtles, octopus, and starfish in their natural habitat. Gear up with the provided snorkeling equipment and immerse yourself in the vibrant marine life below. Witness the graceful movements of sea turtles, colorful tropical fish, and elusive octopuses. After an exhilarating snorkeling session, relax on the catamaran as you cruise back to shore, leaving you with unforgettable memories of your underwater adventure in Waikiki. Participants are required to know how to swim.

Oahu: Waikiki Trolley Hop-on Hop-off All-Line Pass

Oahu: Waikiki Trolley Hop-on Hop-off All-Line Pass

Your Great Hawaiian Adventure is Just A Stop Away! There’s more to Hawaii than just the sights, and the Waikiki Trolley can take you to places beloved by locals and visitors alike. From soaring mountains that meet the sea to historic landmarks and even exciting shopping and dining venues, the choice is literally up to you. Blue Line: Sights and Tastes of the Oahu. With its coastal sceneries and delicious local dining stops, the Blue Line invites you to discover the best of Waikiki’s natural beauty and culinary delights. Take a breathtaking tour of Oahu’s southwestern shore on the way to Sea Life Park and enjoy some of the island’s local favorites at Kahala Mall, Diamond Market & Grill, or the ever-popular Rainbow Red Line: A Story of Hawaii's rich cultural past and modern present Hawaii has its own story to tell those who are interested in listening. This is where the Red Line shines. This line takes you through Hawaii’s cultural and historical past, from the time of kings and queens through its importance in WWII and even the cultures that influence it to this day. Truly, a Hawaiian vacation is incomplete without jumping aboard the Red Line. Green Line: Visit Diamond Head from Waikiki. Our newest and most unique line takes you to Diamond Head and KCC Farmers’ Market from convenient stops around the Waikiki area. It’s the easiest way to visit this world-renowned landmark! Pink Line: Hawaii's Iconic Shopping and Dining Hawaii is the epicenter of the Pacific, and it shows: Asian cuisine mingling with popular American comfort food, high-end fashion alongside popular streetwear that suit everyone’s comfort and style. You can find all these throughout Waikiki, but your Hawaiian vacation isn’t complete without a visit to Ala Moana Center–Hawaii’s Center–where all things shopping and dining collide into a truly Hawaiian experience. So much so that Ala Moana isn’t just for visitors–it’s a popular shopping mall for locals as well.

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4.8
(414 reviews)

Awesome experience! Our tour guide Schneider was amazing, very informative, made us laugh and was just a great person to show us around the island. We were a party of 10 and we all throughly enjoyed this tour. We would definitely book another tour if we get Schneider again as the tour guide.

This was a great purchase! The crew was so friendly, helpful, and fun to be around. They treated everyone well and really made this one of the highlights of our trip! Thank you!

Excellent experience, I want to thank terry and the rest of the crew for making this an amazing activity.

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D was extremely attentive and kind with good sense of humour.