Oahu Activities and Oahu Tours
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At forty miles long and 26 wide,
Oahu's not the biggest island in the Hawaiian archipelago, but it serves as the
seat of government and is home to the state's largest city. You can find a bit
of everything on Oahu, ranging from timeless to the high-tech allure of downtown
Honolulu. The third largest of the four major islands.
addition to being one of the top all-around beaches in the world, the hotels
and businesses crowding the waterfront at Waikiki offer cultural activities and
entertainment venues unequaled anywhere in the world. The city of Honolulu is itself a tourist
mecca, offering exotic historic sites like Iolani Palace and the famous statue
of King Kamehameha, as well as the kind of shopping you can only dream of
on the mainland.
The island is split from northwest
to southeast by twin mountain ranges, the Waianae range to the west and the
Koolau range to the east, providing plenty of opportunities for adventure on
the slopes and in the associated valleys. Between the ranges is a fertile
central plain, bracketed by Pearl Harbor on the south and the famous surfing
area, North Shore(on the north, oddly enough). The less-developed leeward
(western) side of the island hosts the lovely towns of Waianae and Mahaka. Honolulu,
which means "protected bay" in native Hawaiian) is on the south end
of the island and, if you're like most visitors, that's where you'll begin your
the top sites on the island is historic Pearl Harbor, where World War II began
for the United States; located just a few miles to the west of Honolulu, this
is a site no one should miss. If it's
surfing and other water sports you're interested in, try the incomparable North
Shore of the island; you'll also find opportunities there to experience ocean
kayaking, windsurfing, swimming, and just about any water-based activity you
can imagine! The Waikiki area, including fabulous Kewalo Reef near Diamond Head, and the
Leeward Coast are the best locations for both snorkeling and scuba diving,
whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro.
The Leeward Coast also offers some of the finest golf courses in the
world, if you're of a mind to hit the links.
As the center of the tourism industry in Hawaii, a wide variety of
tours is available on Oahu. You'll have
the option of circumnavigating the entire island, hitting certain hotspots, or
traveling to neighboring islands for day tours.
You can even tool around in a vintage World War II amphibious vehicle
called a "Duck," going from land to sea with no trouble at all. If you prefer to cover the maximum amount of
ground in the minimum amount of time, you have the options of air tours in both
helicopters and seaplanes. At sea and during
the appropriate season (from December to April), you can even get up close and
personal with the largest animals on the planet: whales. The waters between Oahu and Maui have been
designated as the "Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine
Sanctuary," and every winter they host the Islands' best known repeat
tourists for a well-deserved winter break.
Then there's the unique experience for which Hawaii is famous: the
sunset dinner cruise. You'll find a
variety of vendors offering these fine combinations of ocean excursions and
dining, mostly from docks near Waikiki.
Up for a little adventure?
The island is host to a variety of vendors who'll be glad to give you a
taste of the exciting and unusual, from the tame to terrifying! The
world-famous Kualoa Ranch offers both horseback and ATV riding into lush
mountain valleys well known for their appearances in Hollywood movies like Jurassic
Park. The west side of the island is
host to the only water park in Hawaii, Hawaiian Waters, where you can choose
from three different water sports packages.
Care to dive deep below the sea in a submarine? With Atlantis Submarines, which operates a
big 60-passenger boat out of Waikiki, you can.
Or you can head out to sea to frolic with inquisitive spinner dolphins
and watch as they live their passionate lives.
If you're really brave, take a trip out to the deep waters off Oahu's
North Shore with Hawaii Shark Adventures, then climb into a giant Plexiglas
cage while curious sharks press their noses against the windows.
Here are some other Oahu Activities to choose from. Choose from
the activity types on the right of the page. Again, here are just some of the
activities and tours offered in Oahu.
Polynesian Cultural Center - Explore 7 distinct villages
representing Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, Tahiti, and more! Take part in traditional
activities, and check out the largest Polynesian revue in the world with over
100 native performers from across the Pacific!
Sea Life Park Hawaii - Known as one of Oahu's top tourist hotspots, Sea
Life Park Hawaii accommodates thousands of visitors and locals every month.
From dolphins to turtles to sea lions, Sea Life Park Hawaii has a wide
selection of the marine animals you want to see!
Wet N Wild Hawaii - Wet'n'Wild Hawaii is the perfect place to go on a
hot, Hawaiian day! With over 15 different water slides and attractions to
choose from, it's no wonder the Waterpark was voted one of Hawaii's top
Kualoa Ranch ATV Adventure - Explore the beauty of Ka'a'awa Valley on
your own All Terrain Vehicle! Kualoa Ranch guides will escort you up the
mountainside on trails that pass World War II bunkers and then down into a
lush, green valley surrounded by the dramatic Kualoa Mountains.
Alii Kai Dinner Cruise - You'll be picked up from your hotel in Waikiki
and transported to the dock where an amazing 170-by-50-foot catamaran called
the "Ruler of the Sea" awaits you! Jump on board and prepare to sail
away to another world filled with entertainment and food.
Navatek Sunset Dinner Cruise - Enjoy a gorgeous sunset while dining at
sea on the Navatek I! The Sunset Buffet is perfect for those who prefer a fun,
romantic, and informal atmosphere - the party begins once the sun sets!
Star of Honolulu Sunset Dinner Cruise - Ocean view dining and more!
Choose from the Star of Honolulu's packages from original Pacific Rim cuisine
at your own private table with live contemporary entertainment to a 7-course
french style dinner in the Art Deco Super Nova Room.
Magic Of Polynesia – The sights and sounds of Polynesia surround you.
Stars and waterfalls come to life. A volcano erupts right on stage. Fireknives
dance. Chanters chant. And blasts, flares and lasers spontaneously appear. And
this is just part of the magical experience.
Diamond Head Crater Adventure - Enjoy a guided walk to the 760 foot
summit of the world's most famous crater where breathtaking 360 degree views
await you. On this adventure you'll learn insider information about the
crater’s geology, history, archeology, flora and fauna.
Famous North Shore Adventure - An exciting journey of discovery to the
famous North Shore of Oahu. Over the Ko’olau Mountains to the windward side,
then onwards to the North shore featuring Byodo Temple, Wetlands, Banzai
Pipeline, historic village of Haleiwa and much more.
Lost Coast of Oahu Adventure - Escape the hustle bustle of Waikiki and
journey with us to the lost coast of O’ahu, a place where your fantasies of a
tropical island paradise come true. Our first stop is Lanikai, the most
beautiful beach in the world.
Manoa Waterfall Hike - This adventure will fulfill all your fantasies about
Hawaii’s lush rainforests, giant ferns, cascading tropical waterfalls,
picturesque streams and unique species that can be found nowhere else on Earth.
Kualoa Ranch Horseback Rides - Kualoa's unforgettable horseback rides
combine that special bond with horses with the most spectacular scenery on
Oahu. On horseback, riders take a different variety of trails beneath the
cliffs and overlooking the ocean.
Traditional Lei Greeting in Oahu - Want to make your trip to Hawaii
extra special? Arrange a traditional lei greeting for your arrival at the
airport on Oahu! Your friendly island greeter will welcome you with warm
"Aloha" and present you with a beautiful fresh flower lei.
Germaines Luau - Recapture the “Spirit of Old Hawaii" with
Germaine's Luau! Acclaimed as America’s Best Luau in “America’s Best 100” and
filmed by ABC’s “Good Morning America," there's no doubt about the quality
of this luau! Eat, enjoy, and experience the excellence!
Polynesia Cultural Center Luau Show - Pig out at the Polynesian
Cultural Center Luau, then enjoy the "crowning moment" of the PCC
experience - the Horizons evening show featuring a huge cast of talented young
entertainers from all over the Pacific!
Oahu to Hawaii Grand Cricle Island Tour - Interested in visiting
another of Hawaii's beautiful islands? Well here's your chance. Get picked up
from your hotel to go to Honolulu airport and fly to the Big Island of Hawaii.
Once there, enjoy a 260 mile sightseeing tour that you'll never forget.
Oahu to Hawaii Volcano Adventure - There's no active volcanoes on Oahu!
The solution ... take a one day trip tour to the Big Island of Hawaii! Join
Polynesian Adventures for a all day Volcano tour that includes stops at the
Volcano House and Volcano National Park.
Oahu to Kauai Waimea & Wailua Tour - Staying on Oahu, but Waikiki's
a little too busy? Spend a day on the island of Kauai where you'll enjoy peace,
serenity, and an amazing tour of Waimea Canyon and Wailua River. See beautiful
waterfalls, views of the coast, and the Fern Grotto.
Oahu to Maui Haleakala Lahaina Tour - Book a one day trip to Maui and
see all its sights! From Haleakala to Iao Valley to Wailuku to Lahaina, this
tour will keep you busy the whole day! Also included is round trip flights from
Oahu and transportation from your Waikiki Hotel.
Oahu to Maui Hana Tour - Hana is known as Maui's most beautiful area.
Hana's attractions include a black sand beach, a small country town with
several eateries, and a state park with amazing caves. Make sure to reserve a
day out of your Oahu vacation for this heavenly tour.
Hawaii Shark Encounters North Shore Oahu - Go below the water's surface
(in a protected cage, of course) and come face-to-face with the most lethal
underwater predator known to man! Shark sightings are guaranteed or your money
Sea Trek Underwater Safari at Sea Life Park - If encountering only one
marine animal is not enough excitement, the Sea Trek Adventure is the perfect
activity for you. Gear up and submerge to the bottom of a Hawaiian Reef Tank
where you'll encounter sea turtles, exotic fish, stingrays, and more!
Swim with Dolphins at Sea Life Park - Have you ever seen a dolphin
dance? Well, here's your chance! Visit Sea Life Park on Oahu and choose from
three different interactive dolphin programs designed to educate and entertain
you! Treat yourself to a day of dolphin fun!
Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour - Enjoy a 120-mile trip around the
beautiful island of Oahu from Hanauma Bay, Diamond Head, and the North Shore,
to Dole Plantation, where you can enjoy a Train Ride and the strategic
Pineapple Maze with all admissions included!
Oahu Hummer Movie Set Tour - This exciting one-of-a-kind adventure
takes you from the City to the Jungle. Take a tour in a Hummer and maneuver
through streambeds, muscle up hills, and tackle rough terrain. Explore Ka'a'awa
Valley and enjoy awesome scenic views of East Oahu!
Hawaii Duck Tours - Enjoy a fully narrated tour in an authentic World
War II vehicle nicknamed the "Duck" that travels on land and water
too! Choose between a sightseeing tour through Hanauma Bay and Diamond Head or
Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial!
Pearl Harbor Tours - Re-live that moment in history that entered
America into World War II when you visit Pearl Harbor, the Arizona Memorial and
Visitor Center. Watch an exhilarating film of the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack and
board the Navy launch to the Memorial itself!
Atlantis Submarine Adventure in Waikiki - Climb aboard an Atlantis
submarine and dive down 100 feet below the water's surface! At the Atlantis Waikiki
dive site you'll encounter tropical fish, beautiful coral formations, and
Hawaiian sea turtles.
Oahu Shuttle Service - Plan your vacation early and reserve a
transportation shuttle from Honolulu airport to your hotel in Waikiki or
Kahala, or pier on Aloha Tower.
Navatek Whale Watch Lunch Cruise - Humpback whale enthusiasts will
enjoy our 2 ½ hour cruise aboard the high-tech 140’ Navatek I. With its sleek
design and engineering, it’s one of the only vessels that can actually cruise
past Diamond Head or other areas in search of humpback whales.
These are just some of the activities offered by BuzzHawaii! Cus at 866-482-9775 with any questions or just choose an activity on the right and order online.