Best Activities for Teenagers on Oahu

Best Activities for Teenagers on Oahu

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Have you traveled with teens? The cliché of eye-rolling, moody, perpetually starving, self and phone-obsessed mini-human rings true. As we have learned from interesting exposés featured in National Geographic magazine — amongst many other scientific journals — the teenage brain is doing its best to be reasonable, but at any given moment the surge of hormones can and will overwhelm.

That said, here are some activities that even the pickiest adolescents will enjoy.

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Get High!

Hawaiian Parasail — Top Oahu Parasailing Tour & Adventure from Waikiki Beach

Location: Ala Wai Boat Harbor
Price: Starting at $74
Take the thrill ride of your life on this Oahu parasailing experience. Soar through the air on lines up to 1,000 ft. and enjoy views of Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach and the Koolau Mountains. Kids as young as 5 years old are allowed, so bring the whole family.

North Shore's Best Zipline Tour by CLIMB Works — Oahu’s Longest Zip

Location: Keana Farms
Price: Starting at $181
Make your way to the best zipline on Oahu with CLIMB Works at Keana Farms. Enjoy panoramic ocean and mountain views of Oahu’s North Shore. This 3-hour adventure features 8 zip lines, 2 rappels, 3 sky bridges, and an ATV adventure to the ridge top.

Honolulu Flyboarding Adventure with Hydroflight Aqua Jet Propulsion Technology

Location: Keehi Lagoon
Price: Starting at $241
Experience the thrill of Oahu’s most extreme water activity on a Hawaii Flyboard adventure. Fly high over and zoom under the warm water at Keehi Lagoon is this unique and must-try tour.

Paradise Helicopters Oahu Scenic Doors Off Flights from Turtle Bay Resort

Location: Turtle Bay
Price: Starting at $390
Experience the natural beauty of Oahu’s North Shore from the sky. Paradise Helicopter offers 6 different doors off flight packages departing from Turtle Bay Resort.

Beats TV!

Ko Olina Ocean Adventures Dolphin Watching & Snorkel Sail

Location: Ko Olina Marina
Price: Starting at $169
Sail along Oahu’s West Coast with Ko Olina Ocean Adventures. A family-friendly dolphin watch and snorkel cruise great for all ages. Snorkel at two different spots, swim with turtles, reef fish, and tropical corals. SNUBA diving upgrade recommended.

Haleiwa Shark Tours — Best Shark Cage Dive in Hawaii

Location: Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor
Price: Starting at $145
See sharks up close and personal in their natural habitat. This North Shore shark cage adventure is limited to small groups, which means less time waiting for your turn and more time in the cage.

Jurassic Valley Horseback Riding Tour at Kualoa Ranch

Location: Kualoa Ranch
Price: Starting at $144
Experience the scenic natural beauty of Kualoa Ranch on a guided horseback ride tour. Expert horse wranglers will ensure you a safe and fun ride through the iconic Ka’a’awa Jurassic Valley. Morning and afternoon tours available daily.

Better Than A Book!

E Noa Pearl Harbor Tour with Reserved Tickets to Arizona Memorial & USS Missouri

Location: Pearl Harbor
Price: Starting at $108
Dive deep into the history of World War II and reserve tickets to experience Pearl Harbor. Visit the USS Missouri and Arizona Memorial and explore the historic downtown of Honolulu.

Polynesian Cultural Center All-Day Pass Experience with Dinner & Show

Location: Laei
Price: Starting at $152
Take a trip to the Polynesian Cultural Center with an all-inclusive full-day package that includes interactive activities, canoe rides, a dinner buffet, and an evening luau show.

Be a Star! (Movie Tours)

Kualoa Ranch Experience - Movie Tour, Jungle Jeep Expedition & Farm Tour

Location: Kualoa Ranch
Price: Starting at $152
Experience a full-day of tours through one of Hollywood’s most popular filming destinations for movies and TV shows including Jurassic World, 50 First Dates, and King Kong.

Hawaii Five-0 Tour with Lunch at McGarrett's House with Cast Member!

Location: The Bayer Estate
Price: Starting at $208
If your teen is a fan of the hit TV show Hawaii Five-0, this behind the scenes tour takes you to see film locations featured in the show and a lunch at Steve McGarret’s house.

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