Step aboard and enjoy, ocean activity & turtle snorkel experience in front of Hawaii's most famous beach. Our three hour guided cruise to Diamond Head and Waikiki will capture your imagination and reveal many secrets of Oahu.View Tour » Iruka Waikiki »
Board Island Princess, and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the West coast of O'ahu from the top. The top is also excellent to spot dolphins and whales. (Premium Tour-Best Ocean Conditions & Water Clarity) 7:30am Departure (Motor Coach Departs Waikiki 530-630am) (Aboard ISLAND PRINCESS) (Transportation Included)View Tour » Iruka Waikiki »
Board MIRAI, our Double Decker Catamaran, to cruise Oahu's Waianae coastline to search for and swim with dolphins. (Premium Tour-Best Ocean Conditions & Water Clarity) 730am Departure (Motor Coach Departs Waikiki 530-630am) (Aboard MIRAI) (Transportation Included)View Tour » Iruka Waikiki »
Even seasoned travelers are regularly enchanted by the scenery, the warmth of the people, the warm sunshine and the hard to describe yet strong lure of Hawaii. Oahu in particular leaves visitors breathless with its stunning variety of Oahu adventure tours and all the other things to do in Oahu. With eye-popping sights and sensations like waterfalls, beautiful beaches, exotic flowers scenting the air and friendly locals, everyone finds something to love on this captivating island.
Oahu Attractions Appeal to a Wide Range of Interests
Whether you’re an outdoor person who loves surf and sporting adventures or a history buff who enjoys museums and cultural exhibits, you’ll find Oahu attractions that appeal to any muse. The best sports based attractions are Oahu surfing beaches, Lanikai kayaking, scuba diving tours, snorkeling adventures and hiking Diamond Head.
History buffs love visiting Pearl Harbour to learn about how the United States entered World War II after the sinking of the USS Arizona. The Arizona Memorial exhibits, both indoors and outdoors, provide unique glimpses into history. Attractions like the Maritime Center, Submarine Museum, Nature Center, Bishop Museum, the State Capitol, and Iolani Palace are favorites. The Missouri Memorial where the Japanese surrendered during World War II signaling the end of the war is also fascinating for history aficionados.
Oahu Points of Interest for Animal and Nature Lovers
Animal lovers enjoy attractions like the Honolulu Zoo, Sea Life Park where you can swim with dolphins, Dolphin Quest to learn about and interact further with dolphins and the Waikiki Aquarium. Nature lovers appreciate the beauty of places like Wahiawa Botanical Garden, Kahana State Park, Byodo-In Temple, Hoomaluhia Garden and Koko Crater Garden.
Oahu dolphin tours create lifetime memories, spectacular photographic moments and let you enjoy time spent among Hawaii’s Spinner and Bottlenose Dolphins. Mornings are the best time to see dolphins resting in large groups called pods off the Wai’anae Coast near leeward Oahu. Dolphin tours take you close to these playful and entertaining creatures. If you get a chance to go on Oahu Dolphin tours, it’s highly recommended and it’s one of the most beloved activities you’ll find.
Helicopter Tours and Scuba Tours
Helicopter tours provide that perfect splash of adventure and daring that makes any getaway truly memorable. Tours are available that go to volcano watching areas on the Big Island of Hawaii, or you can stay closer to Oahu and enjoy seeing the Hawaiian Islands from above. See spectacular views of green deeply carved valleys, waterfalls, lush rain forests, craters, blowholes and all the Oahu points of interest. Oahu adventure tours provide heart quickening adventure and amazing experiences that are well worth pursuing.
Scuba diving tours let you experience the stunning ocean seascape from your unique vantage point in the water. Watch as fascinating Hawaiian fish swim by including schools of multi colored Butterfly fish, Rectangular Triggerfish, Wrasse fish including the Ornate Wrasse which features phosphorescent green coloring, Moorish Idols and Angel fish. Snorkeling will also let you see amazing fish schools, along with interesting coral formations. Among fun things to do in Oahu, water centered activities are always favorites.
Oahu Surfing is some of the Best in the World
Surfers gather on Oahu’s stunning surfing beaches to experience surfing adventures found in few other places. Waves are biggest during the winter months, so this is when many surfing competitions take place. During the summer, surfers love to catch the waves on the eastern and southern shores of Oahu where they’ll find large swells that result from South Pacific storm activity.
Some of the best Oahu surfing takes place on beaches like Sunset Beach, Waikiki and Diamond Head beaches, Waimea Bay, Haleiwa’s Ali’i Beach, ‘Ehukai Beach, and on the west side of the island, Makaha Beach Park and Yokohama Bay. At Makaha Beach, you’ll find the annual not to be missed longboard surf contests. Whether you wish to take part in surfing or simply watch from the shoreline, stunning beaches provide the perfect daytime getaway.
Festivals and Cultural Sites are Other Oahu Points of Interest
Many of Oahu’s annual Aloha Festivals take place in September and they’re fascinating to attend so you can be immersed in the island culture. The Polynesian Cultural Center is another place to experience the authentic customs and foods, and to enjoy luaus and dancing displays. You can even have fun learning how to hula dance.
Visit the Dole Plantation to learn about the agricultural history of Oahu and to shop for souvenirs and sweet pineapples. Enjoy a pineapple express train tour, sample delights at the Plantation Grille, work your way through a pineapple garden maze and shop for souvenirs in the quaint gift shop. Enjoy feeding fish in the fish pond and watch free pineapple cutting demonstrations so you’ll know how to cut the pineapple you take back with you. Fun and educational Oahu attractions add an extra dimension to the already inspirational attraction of the island.