Top Oahu Activities

Top Oahu Activities

Whether its epic surf spots, historic sites like Pearl Harbor, jaw-dropping vistas and truly unique one-of-a-kind activities like Jurassic Park tours, there is no shortage of things to do on the most populous Hawaiian Island.

Here are some of the top activities on Oahu.

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Jurassic Valley Kualoa Ranch ATV Tour Adventure

Location: Kualoa Ranch
Price: Starting at $144

Jump in a multi-passenger off-road UTV, and venture across the iconic Jurassic Valley to visit a number of famous Hollywood blockbuster film locations, and you will see why the Kualoa Ranch ATV tour is said to be one of the best things to do on Oahu.


Kaneohe Bay Sandbar Kayak & Snorkel Self-Guided Tour with Kayak Rental

Location: Heeia Kea State Park
Price: Starting at $59

Embark on an unforgettable snorkel and kayak adventure to one of windward Oahu’s most beautiful snorkeling sites. Explore Kaneohe Bay on a self-guided kayak and snorkeling adventure and paddle to the sandbar with an affordable kayak rental.


Mana Kai Catamaran Waikiki BYOB Sunset Sail

Location: Waikiki Beach (Duke’s Statue)
Price: Starting at $42

Set sail from Waikiki Beach on a relaxing sunset sail aboard Mana Kai Catamaran, the best value sunset cruise on Oahu! Cruise out for panoramic views of Diamond Head and the Honolulu skyline. You are welcome to bring food and drinks of your choice.


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One-Day Passport to Pearl Harbor — Official Full-Day Ticket

Location: Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
Price: Starting at $80

Get tickets to Pearl Harbor for one low price. Passport to Pearl Harbor gives you access to all of the National Memorial’s historic sites including USS Arizona Memorial, USS Battleship Missouri, USS Bowfin Submarine & Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. 


Dolphin Watching & West Oahu Snorkeling Cruise with Kayak, SUP & Water Slide

Location: Waianae Boat Harbor
Price: Starting at $187

See wild spinner dolphins in their natural habitat on a half day West Oahu dolphin watch, snorkeling and ocean adventure tour. Enjoy aquatic activities, like snorkeling, waterslide, and standup paddling (SUP), and there will be hula performances too.


Kailua Beach Adventures — Guided & Self-Guided Kayaking Tours with Snorkeling

Location: Kailua Beach Adventures Kayak Shop
Price: Starting at $104

See why kayaking is one of the most popular things to do on Oahu, and join a beginner guided kayak tour, an advanced paddle and snorkel adventure to the twin islands, or explore the waters of Kailua beach on your own with the self-guided adventure.


North Shore Beach Horseback Ride — Daytime & Sunset Tours

Location: Hawaii Polo Trail Rides
Price: Starting at $124

Enjoy beautiful scenery along North Shore beaches as you ride with Hawaii Polo Trail Rides on their Oceanfront trail. Small group and private tours available daily. For a romantic experience with stunning sunset views, book the private sunset ride.


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. 


Honu Lani Waikiki Whale Watching Sailing Cruise (Dec – Apr)

Location: Kewalo Harbor
Price: Starting at $75

See Humpback Whales in Hawaii aboard the Honu Lani Catamaran and cruise with Hawaii Nautical on a top rated Honolulu Whale Watching Sail. Two daily departures from Kewalo Harbor available from Dec – April with whales sightings guaranteed.


Manu Kai Waikiki Snorkel with Turtles Cruise with Beers & Cocktails

Location: Waikiki Beach (next to Duke’s restaurant)
Price: Starting at $66

Join Manu Kai Catamaran on a fun-filled family-friendly morning snorkel! With snorkeling cruises departing daily from Waikiki Beach in front of Duke’s Restaurant, you’ll have a great time with complimentary alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. 


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