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Waikiki: Sea Turtle Snorkeling Tour

1. 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.

Waikiki: Sunset Catamaran Cruise

2. Waikiki: Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Experience the quintessential Hawaiian sunset aboard this catamaran cruise departing from Waikiki Beach. Glide over the crystal-clear waters, stop for a swim, and relax on deck with your own drinks as the sun dips below the horizon and the sky erupts into a mesmerizing display of colors. Make your own way to the launch point on Waikiki Beach, then check in with the crew at the catamaran. Once on board, set off into the ocean and marvel at the panoramic vistas of Waikiki Beach and the iconic Diamond Head as you sail. When the sun begins to cast an ethereal glow over the tranquil seascape, savor the moment with a refreshing drink in hand (this is a bring-your-own booze cruise). Lounge on deck, soak in the sea breeze, or take a dip in the inviting waters teeming with vibrant marine life. Capture every moment with your camera as you witness a spectacular sunset against the backdrop of the Hawaiian skyline. Your experience includes onboard music to enhance the ambiance and a cooler to keep your drinks chilled throughout the journey.

Honolulu: Waikiki Fireworks Catamaran Cruise

3. Honolulu: Waikiki Fireworks Catamaran Cruise

Grab your favorite drinks and make your way to the starting point to set sail into an enchanting Friday evening. Navigate along the Waikiki Coast as the sun sets. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the moon illuminating the Hawaiian sky, casting a mesmerizing glow over the shore. Take in the striking coastline with its modern buildings as you glide through the waters, soaking in the tranquil ambiance. Culminate your night with a breathtaking fireworks spectacle, offering unrivaled views from the deck's prime seating. Finally, make your way back to the starting point.

Oahu: Highlights of Oahu Small Group Tour

4. Oahu: Highlights of Oahu Small Group Tour

Enjoy a pick up from your hotel early in the morning and pass the Duke Kahanamoku Statue in Waikiki. Learn more about where the sand on the beach comes from, and which movies were set in front of the scenic city. Hear stories about the formation of the island, its discovery, and see historic pictures. See the volcanic craters of Diamond Head and Koko Head. Pass Khala and head to the incredible Hanauma Bay. Look out for whales from the Makapu'u viewing platform and visit Halona Blowhole and Sandy Beach, one of the most dangerous beaches of Oahu. Discover where the movie "50 First Dates" starring Adam Sandler was shot. Stroll through a macadamia nut farm and see the small islet of Chinamans Hat. Drive by the filming locations of Jurassic Park and Jurassic World, as well as the location for the Spartan Race, the Polynesian Cultural Center and the Laie Hawaii Temple. Then, you will enjoy lunch in a local food truck. Along the north coast of the island you can see the beaches of Pipeline, Sunset and Waimea. Hear the sad story of Eddie Aikau and learn more about the surfing tournament The Eddie. Drive by Haleiwa and the Dole Plantation. Learn interesting facts about pineapples and get more insider tips for an incredible trip.

Oahu: Private Custom Island Tour

5. Oahu: Private Custom Island Tour

Tailor your Oahu experience with our fully customizable private tour. Ideal for families, couples, or private groups. Contact our local partner to craft your itinerary or trust the guide to unveil the best spots. Enjoy the journey in a private luxury vehicle—ultimate relaxation awaits! Free Pick Up in Waikiki, Spacious Luxury Vehicle, Cold AC, Experienced Guide and lots of ALOHA. Possible Stops • Pearl Harbor Visitor Center - The guide shows you around the Pearl Harbor Museum • USS Arizona Memorial - Resting place of 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives during the attack • Turtle Beach Laniakea - High chance of Green Sea Turtles lounging on the beach • North Shore beaches and surf spots - See the big waves during surf season • Dole Plantation - Learn about Dole and the success of pineapple in Hawaii • Kualoa Ranch - Movie location for Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, Pearl Harbor, Jumanji 2, Hawaii Five-0, Godzilla, Elvis Blue Hawaii etc • Haleiwa Town Shopping - Stroll the streets of the famous surf town • Aloha Tower - The Statue of Liberty of Hawaii • I'olani Palace - Only royal palace in the US • King Kamehameha Statue - First King of all of Hawaii and a famous spot in the Hawaii Five-0 TV show • Downtown Honolulu - Drive through the most important business district of Hawaii • Ala Moana Shopping Mall - Biggest outdoor shopping mall in the USA • World War I Memorial - Salt water swim stadium • Secluded Beach in Waikiki - Home of Hawaiian Monk Seals • Diamond Head Beach Lookout - Whale watching during the season • Hawaii Five-0 Movie Spots - Different spots along the route • Most expensive neighborhood on Oahu - mansions and Japanese Mafia • Military in Hawaii - Schofield Barracks • Sunset Beach - Visit one of the most popular spots for surf competitions • Shrimp Farms - Where the famous North Shore Shrimp are raised • Lunch (not included in the cost of the tour) for example at Kahuku local food trucks - Variety of freshly prepared Hawaiian food, Korean BBQ, poke bowls, vegetarian, North Shore Shrimp, and more • Chinamans Hat - Basalt island off the coast • Macadamia Nut Farm - Free coffee and macadamia nut tasting • Makapu'u Lookout - WWII bunkers and whale watching during season • Sandy Beach Lookout - Most dangerous beach in the USA • Halona Blowhole - Volcanic lava tube spouting water • Eternity Beach - Movie spot for Pirates of the Caribbean and From Here to Eternity • Hanauma Bay - Great snorkeling spot for beginners • Koko Head Lookout - Diamond Head and Koko Head crater view Seize the moment! Customize your Oahu adventure with our exclusive private tour. Perfect for families, couples, or groups. Don't miss out—book now before this sought-after experience sells out! Create lasting memories in paradise.

Oahu Circle Island Tour - Best Spots & Beaches

6. Oahu Circle Island Tour - Best Spots & Beaches

Enjoy a semi-private tour with a maximum of 14 guests in a spacious van Enjoy a funny and knowledgeable tour guide, learn about the Hawaiian history and stop at secret spots where none of the big tours can stop. Visit a Macadamia Nut Outlet and try Macadamia Nut Coffee and Macadamia Nuts. Try local food at the famous Food Trucks on Oahu's North Shore. See some of the most beautiful beaches Hawaii has to offer and explore popular and secret spots all around the island. This is the best tour on Oahu for families, friends and even large groups! This day trip around the beautiful island of Oahu is interesting, funny and will give you insights that you will not get anywhere else! You will see more than 30 hot spots on Oahu. The private tours are held in English or German. You will learn interesting facts about the history of Hawaii, the life on the islands and you hear facts no travel book has. Here are some of the famous tour stops and spots you will see: • Duke Kahanamoku Statue (drive-by) • World War I Memorial • Diamond Head Beach Lookout • Hanauma Bay (drive-by) • Whale watching at Makapu'u Lookout (during season) • Macadamia Nut Farm • Chinamans Hat (drive-by) • Shrimp Farm (drive-by) • North Shore Beaches • Haleiwa Town (drive-by) • Dole Plantation (drive-by) Interested in a private tour? Feel free to contact Daniels Hawaii Customer Service to learn more about private tours on Oahu.

Honolulu: Marine Life Boat Tour on Waikiki Catamaran Charter

7. Honolulu: Marine Life Boat Tour on Waikiki Catamaran Charter

Enjoy a mesmerizing boat tour from Waikiki Coast to Diamond Head on a Waikiki catamaran charter and admire marine life. Witness the enchanting sight of playful dolphins racing alongside the boat, and be the first to spot Hawaiian honu (sea turtles) guaranteed to grace your journey. From November to April, marvel at the spectacle of migrating humpback whales and their calves breaching and tail slapping on the horizon. A commitment to responsible tourism ensures a respectful distance, prioritizing the well-being of these majestic creatures. Immerse yourself in Hawaii's vibrant marine world, where unforgettable encounters with dolphins, sea turtles, and humpback whales await, creating a captivating experience suitable for all ages.

Oahu: North Shore Circle Island Small-Group Tour

8. Oahu: North Shore Circle Island Small-Group Tour

Circle Island Tour - Unveil the Beauty of Oahu! Embark on a captivating journey through the diverse landscapes of Oahu with our Circle Island Tour. Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of Hawaii as you discover iconic landmarks, local gems, and the rich history that shapes this tropical paradise. Convenient Pick-up and Start - Begin your adventure with a hassle-free pick-up at around 9 AM from your Waikiki hotel. - Step into a spacious, air-conditioned van, ready to transport you to the wonders of Oahu. North Shore Odyssey - Delve into the world-famous North Shore of Oahu, renowned for its breathtaking scenery and surf culture. - Explore the iconic DOLE pineapple plantation, a symbol of Hawaiian sweetness and hospitality. - Pass by the laid-back historic Haleiwa, a charming surf town with unique shops and local charm. Local Flavor at Food Truck Paradise - Indulge your taste buds in a culinary adventure at the North Shore's famous food trucks (lunch not included). - Discover the vibrant flavors of Hawaii through local dishes and exotic treats. Surfing Wonders - Witness the thrill of the world's most famous surf spots, including Sunset Beach, Waimea Bay, and iconic Waikiki. - Hear tales of legendary surfers and feel the energy of the waves that have shaped the island's identity. Discover Hidden Treasures - Uncover both must-see attractions and lesser-known, local spots that showcase the authentic beauty of Oahu. - Your experienced guide will narrate captivating stories, providing insights into Hawaii's history, culture, and traditions. Beach Bliss - See pristine beaches with golden sands and crystal-clear waters, soaking in the sun and the aloha spirit. - Capture Instagram-worthy moments against the backdrop of Hawaii's stunning coastal scenery. Family and Friends Adventure - Bring your loved ones along for a day of exploration and bonding. - Learn intriguing facts about Hawaii, fostering a deeper connection with the island and its people. 6-7 Hours of Pure Enjoyment - Lean back, relax, and savor every moment of this 6-7 hour tour that showcases the real essence of Hawaii. - Create lasting memories as you traverse the island's landscapes, guided by our knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. This immersive experience promises a day filled with adventure, discovery, and the vibrant spirit of Aloha!

Waikiki: Tradewind Sail Catamaran Adventure

9. Waikiki: Tradewind Sail Catamaran Adventure

Embark on an exhilarating catamaran adventure off the coast of Waikiki, Oahu, for an experience you won’t soon forget. Cruise swiftly towards the iconic Diamond Head, venturing into deeper waters where humpback whales frequent during their seasonal migration (available seasonally). Thrill-seekers can grab hold of the cargo net for a wet and wild ride as you navigate the picturesque waters surrounding Oahu. Throughout the journey, keep your eyes peeled for sightings of the famous green sea turtles, known to grace these waters regardless of the season. Concluding the adventure, soak in the stunning coastal views as we sail back to port, leaving you with memories to cherish.

Oahu: Active Circle Island Tour

10. Oahu: Active Circle Island Tour

Step into a unique tour around the island to explore the best of Hawaii. Early in the morning, you will be picked up from your accommodation to start the adventure in the Diamond Lookout and Halona Blow Hole. Don't forget to take a picture of the Duke Kahanamoku statue on the way! Head to the Makapu'u lighthouse for a hike and pass by the Pali Lookout for amazing landscapes. Before a tasty lunch at Giovanni's shrimp truck, you will stop at a macadamia nut farm and China Man's Hat. Later on, the adventure continues at Sharks Cove for a snorkeling session, some relaxing time at Turtle Beach, and if you are in for more, a hike to Moanoa waterfall.

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5.0
(18 reviews)

This trip was awesome. This was my first time in the ocean and it was a great experience. Once I got past the nerves of being in the food chain, it was great. Also, Never mind the fact that a giant sea dragon (Sea turtle) decided to pop up between my legs. And though the crew briefed us, if you see a turtle “don’t scream”… yeah… I yelled like a 6 year old seeing Michael Myers for the first time!! After I got past the sight of that sea dragon (turtle) staring me awkwardly in the eye, salt water in my lungs and eyes, and a school of fish at my feet …(remember, this is my first time in large body of crystal clear beautiful blue water) some random guy in another group yelled “SHARK”… back to the boat I went. After about 5 mins of my wife and a crew laughing at me, I decided to toughen up and head back in. And I’ll tell ya what, it was a great experience. Best money spent on the trip yet. So good that we are booking it again. The crew was great. Spent extra time chasing a pod of dolphins!!

Modest price point but the experience was very good. Staff were friendly, courteous and helpful. Two lifeguards on site for safety and on the lookout for turtles. Even got a ride towards diamond head at the end of the trip.

So much fun! Saw a lot of turtles and fish. The crew was amazing. Would definitely recommend and will go back to the same company in the future!

Awesome guides. Super easy and we saw some fishes and turtles. Overall, good value for the money.

The water was kind of murky, but we did see several turtles and some good fish