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Waikiki Beach: Our most recommended tours and activities

Waikiki: Turtle Canyons Snorkel Excursion

1. Waikiki: Turtle Canyons Snorkel Excursion

Experience the magical underwater world of sea turtles. Dive under the waves with a snorkel and see the rainbow of tropical fish. Connect with the wide array of stunning marine life on this two-hour tour. Start off with a cruise along the coast, where you can potentially spot spinner dolphins and humpback whales during the wither months. Once at the Turtle Canyons, you’ll get a brief lesson on snorkeling and your snorkeling equipment.  Snorkel alongside the sea turtles and tropical sea life under the supervision of a certified lifeguard, returning to the boat whenever you please to relax with complimentary refreshments.

Honolulu: Diamond Head Cruise with Drinks and Appetizers

2. Honolulu: Diamond Head Cruise with Drinks and Appetizers

Discover the beauty of the Diamond Head volcanic cone from the water on this sailing catamaran cruise from Honolulu. Watch the sunset and delight your senses with fresh, local cuisine, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, and 2 bar drinks. Treat yourself to an evening on the Honi Olani, a 53- by 30-foot sailing vessel. Try authentic Hawaiian appetizers such as avocado poke, pipikaula (Hawaiian beef), Maui onion salad, penne pasta, tortilla chips with pineapple salsa, a vegtable platter, and taro rolls with lilikoi butter. Savor a cheese, grape and cracker plate, a selection of white wines and two free bar drink tickets per adult as you take in the breathtaking landscape of the Hawaiian coast. Sailing south toward Diamond Head, you may even be so lucky as to glimpse the green flash as the sun slips below the horizon. Enjoy this peaceful evening with the ocean breeze in your hair for an authentic Waikiki experience.

Oahu: Waikiki Undersea Adventure Submarine Tour

3. Oahu: Waikiki Undersea Adventure Submarine Tour

Climb aboard Atlantis XIV, the world's largest hi-tech passenger submarine which holds a whopping 64 passengers—that's 16 more people compared to the smaller 48-passenger submarines. Dive 100 feet below the surface and experience Waikiki’s marine mysteries. Being in a submarine and descending to 100 feet underwater is an adventure in itself. Also get to see real marine life up close. The Atlantis Waikiki dive site is home to many Hawaiian fishes, coral, and turtles. Known for its quality and safety, Atlantis is an eye-opening experience that takes you beyond the classroom as you learn about coral, reef life, and submersibles while visiting sunken shipwrecks, airplanes, and other artificial reefs. Atlantis has a spacious air-conditioned interior, large viewports, and comfortable seating. The hi-tech 64-passenger large submarine offers an enhanced amount of personal space and viewports. 

Oahu: Group Surfing Lesson in Waikiki Beach

4. Oahu: Group Surfing Lesson in Waikiki Beach

Join us for Surfer Girl Academy's most popular surf lesson. Get the best value for top-notch instruction and supervision from lifeguard-certified instructors. The group lesson pairs individuals in a ratio of no more than 4:1 for every surfer to surf instructor. The lesson is for those who simply want to feel the thrill of surfing. The lesson entails a 20-30 minute dry land instruction on the basics of surfing along with general ocean safety and directions on how to stand up on the surfboard properly. Actual water time will consist of over 70 minutes after the land instruction is complete.

Waikiki: BYOB Friday Night Fireworks Cruise

5. Waikiki: BYOB Friday Night Fireworks Cruise

Embark on a relaxing 2-hour cruise along South Oahu’s glimmering coastline. Be welcomed by the friendly captain and crew as you step aboard a spacious charter for an evening of smooth sailing on Hawaii's crystal clear waters.  Savor the opportunity to break away from the Waikiki crowds and take in the Honolulu skyline from afar.   The crew will provide you with an array of light bites and refreshments, but you are also welcome to bring your own food and beverages aboard. Feel the aloha spirit as you celebrate the end of another day in paradise. As the sun sets, marvel at the sparkling city lights and watch an impressive firework show with unobstructed views. Enjoy plenty of space on this fully equipped charter to lounge and indulge in food and drinks with good company.

Oahu: Morning Snorkel Sail along Waikiki Beach

6. Oahu: Morning Snorkel Sail along Waikiki Beach

Embark on a sailing tour, absorbing from a distance the Waikiki sights. Once far enough out at sea, you will have the opportunity to partake in a thrilling snorkeling experiences where you will be able to see Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. If you don’t see turtles, you will be invited to come back and redo the tour free of charge. During whale season (December through April), you will also stop to watch these majestic mammals in their natural environment. Your guides will be onboard to facilitate your experience every step of the way. Departing from Kewalo Basin Harbor, Waikiki, you will board your 53-foot sailing catamaran, complete with a 49-passenger capacity.

Oahu: Diamond Head Hiking & Breakfast at Eggs'n Things

7. Oahu: Diamond Head Hiking & Breakfast at Eggs'n Things

Start your day with a refreshing early morning hike at the Diamond Head. From the observatory at the top, you can enjoy unparalleled views of both Waikiki and the vast ocean stretching out in all directions. You’ll then be taken to Eggs'n Things for a hearty breakfast next to the water.  A driver will take you from your hotel to Diamond Head where you can explore the short but steep trial to the summit unaccompanied. From there, you'll be driven down to your breakfast reward of pancakes with sausage and bacon or Hawaiian Locomoco with eggs. Finally, you're driven back to your hotel.

Waikiki Trolley Hop-on Hop-off 1, 4 or 7-Day All-Line Pass

8. Waikiki Trolley Hop-on Hop-off 1, 4 or 7-Day All-Line Pass

Experience Hawaii from Waikiki Trolley. Cruise the streets, see the cliffs of Oahu’s east shoreline from the top of a double-decker or take an air-conditioned minibus up the Pali Highway to the Nu’uanu Pali Lookout. The Waikiki Trolley also takes you to some of the best sightseeing and scenic spots around the southeast part of Oahu. Hike up Diamond Head via the Green Line, or have an unforgettable dolphin experience at Sea Life Park via the Blue Line. And with the Waikiki Trolley’s unique hop-on, hop-off system, the possibilities for planning your stay in Honolulu are limitless. The Waikiki Trolley is a fun way to discover the highlights of Honolulu. Choose which attractions to explore with five different routes and 43 stops that allow you to experience the unique history and beauty of Oahu. Schedules and timetables can be found on WaikikiTrolley.com Blue Line highlights: Scenic drive around Diamond Head State Monument and the beautiful East Oahu shoreline. Red Line highlights: Drive through historic downtown Honolulu and make time to visit the museums, eat local favorites in Chinatown, and get lost wandering around the wall art district.

Oahu: North Shore Zip Line Adventure with Farm Tour

9. Oahu: North Shore Zip Line Adventure with Farm Tour

Take an ATV to the top of the mountain to start 410 feet (125 meters) above sea level. Enjoy constant panoramic views overlooking the North Shore’s famous beaches, lush mountains, and picturesque farms. Pass by farms, go through the jungle, and up the mountainside, seeing all the different inland landscapes Hawaii has to offer. Experience 8 side-by-side zipline runs on some of Oahu's longest, highest, and extra-quiet zip lines that range from 500 to 2,400 feet (150-730 meters). Along the tour, encounter rappels, sky bridges, scenic boardwalks, and a couple of surprises for some fun activities that challenge you in a safe and controlled way. Explore Keana Farms, a working farm that produces over a million pounds of produce each year. See papaya, apple bananas, taro, eggplant, cherry tomatoes, and more. With years of experience building and operating courses around the country, this zipline tour is built upon the belief that customer experience trumps everything.

Waikiki: Shared Airport Shuttle

10. Waikiki: Shared Airport Shuttle

Take the hassle out of traveling with this easy and convenient airport shuttle. You will be picked up from arrivals by a professional and friendly driver and then taken directly to your accommodation. Relax and enjoy a stress-free journey with a courteous driver, minimal wait times, a luggage compartment and air conditioning inside the vehicle.

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What people are saying about Waikiki Beach

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,893 reviews

We had a great tour guide and the food afterwards was really good ! We had tuna sandwiches. The hike was beautiful and somewhat difficult on our feet due to the rocks you have to walk on to climb to the falls. You will need a walking stick so you don't slip and fall on the wet rocks and mud. Be prepared for rain....mud and slippery walking trail. We enjoyed ourselves with our group!!

Perfect in every way. Captain and his crew were friendly attentive responsible and knowledgeable. We saw turtles, spinner dolphins and many shoals of colorful fish. Drinks and snacks were provided. A must for your stay at Waikiki, Oahu.

Absolutely amazing. Not over crowded. Comfortable boat. Drinks were great staff was great. They even gave a curtesy call to make sure we were on out way and didn’t miss it. Definitely would recommend and we even saw dolphin

This was definitely worth it! I am a 50 yr old who had no surfing experience and I was able to stand up on a board and coast on a wave soon into the lesson. Catching waves on one's own is another story but this was perfect.

My 7yr old dud the class this morning it was amazing.. K was really attentive of him, he wants to do it again