Oahu Tours & Activities
Explore The Entire Island of Oahu And All Itʻs Hidden Treasures
Beautiful ocean adventures, stunning hikes, and so much more
When it comes to finding the best tours and activities to do on Oahu, look no further. Hawaii Tours has you covered.
Let us handle all the details with our all inclusive Oahu vacation package. In the span of your vacation, you can embark on a magical sunset dinner cruise for a unique view of Waikiki and Diamond Head, explore the historic Pearl Harbor, and visit the authentic Polynesian Cultural Center.
View the stunning reality behind the movie magic of our most popular TV series, Hawaii 5-0, by visiting exclusive locations. We’re also home to the famous Jurassic Park. Discover the film’s landscape by UTV, horseback, zipline, or foot with a majestic waterfall hike. All of our trails, including Diamond Head Crater, reward you with the best views of this tropical paradise.
Our ocean activities are as abundant as the creatures that swim in our waters. Try a picnic and snorkel combination of Kaneohe Bay and find a honu world. For something more active, kayak around the Bay to see unique fish and reefs up close.
You will find many activities to enjoy on the Gathering Isle. With Hawaii Tours, be ready to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Curating a list of the best things to do on Oahu is pretty hard as almost everything is super popular lately. The islands have seen a surge in popularity and with fewer things to do now than prior to the pandemic, it’s hard to find many activities available. We list our favorites that sell out months in advance. You should check them out and try to book those first.
Hawaii prides itself on being a very family friendly destination. Honolulu is a wonderfully safe city and throughout Waikiki you can be safe walking alone in the evening. Most of the resorts are located in areas with protected beaches or have great pools so everyone can enjoy a great time. We have many activities that cater to families, from infants to teenagers, we got something for everyone.
We have curated a number of tours that can help you create stronger bonds with your partner in a fun, exciting and romantic way. Let us handle everything so you can focus only on your loved one!
Visit some of the most popular locations away from the crowds with a private or small group luxury guide. We can work to make your Hawaii dream vacation come true. Talk to us about how we can make your holiday more luxurious.
Exploring the underwater world of Hawaiʻi is a must! You won’t have to go far to find colorful coral reefs, hundreds of rainbow-hued fish, and magical honu (turtles). Snorkeling Hanauma Bay is one of the most popular things to do in Oahu. We also have epic surfing, kayaking, canoeing, and whale watching during the winter! You will love being in the ocean here in Hawaiʻi.
The landscape of Oʻahu is formed by volcanoes, wind, and water, making every view dramatic. Take a sightseeing excursion across the island to glimpse the jagged cliffs and lush mountains that dominate the island skyline while you get immersed in the rich history, culture, and legend around every corner. Go sightseeing on Oʻahu to the North Shore, the Dole Pineapple Plantation, Pearl Harbor, the Polynesian Cultural Center, local farms & so much more.
There are a number of great excursions to see Pearl Harbor and the rest of Oahu too. No vacation to Oahu is complete without a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial, the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum and the USS Battleship Missouri. After that, visit the historic downtown Honolulu and Punchbowl Crater. View the options below.
The Hawaiian luau is an iconic celebration of polynesian culture that visitors to the islands have enjoyed since the mid 1800’s. Today the variety of shows and locations throughout Oahu is amazing with something for every kind of traveler and budget. Check out these great luaus or read more about this history of these celebrations that are now part of an everyoneʻs Hawaiian vacation. Aloha Nui Loa!
Adventure is everywhere on Oahu. Hikes to Diamond head, crazy cool zip lines, horseback riding and riding ATV/UTVs thru Jurassic Park are just a few of the many activities you can only experience here in Hawaii. If your an adventurous traveler Oahu has plenty to offer and we are here to help you find the perfect adventure at a great price!
These tree top tours will make you feel like Tarzan, zooming along the rainforest canopy. Zip along wires, reaching speeds that will make you scream with excitement!
Even in the big, crowded city of Honolulu there are areas to enjoy a quiet hike or an adventurous bike ride. We take our guests up into the mountains for downhill biking and along a number of choice hiking trails, both having spectacular views all along the way.
Sightseeing by helicopter is a great way to see the island of Oahu. Flying over Waikiki, Pearl Harbor, and the north shore gives visitors a breathtaking view of our beautiful islandʻs towering cliffs, beaches, and unique volcanic craters such as Diamondhead and Koko Head. You will get some memorable videos and photos that people will want to see. Just remember to bring the widest camera lens you have…there’s a lot to take in from the air!
Oahu is the most popularly visited island in Hawaii and one of the reasons for this is the wonderful amount excellent shows and entertainment to choose from. Take in a polynesian inspired magic show, a sunset dinner cruise while viewing a Friday night fireworks show or enjoy a review of Elvis Presley and the music from his various Hawaii movies! There so much here you could return time and again and never see them all! That’s why we’re here to help you narrow it down by sharing our favorite shows on Oahu below!
A private driver will recommend the best sights to see while they deliver expert narration throughout so you can learn, directly from a local expert.
We recommend going with private tours (if you are concerned about being close to others) as much as possible. Book today and have an unforgettable experience on Oahu!
Due to their different geological ages, each Hawaiian island has its own unique look, informed by millions of years of volcanic creation and erosion. Of the five major inhabited islands, Oʻahu is the second oldest of the main island chain. Its diamond shape separates it into north, south, east and west sides. With its safe harbors, expansive lagoons, soaring mountain ranges, and stunning beaches and surf made it one of the most desirable settlements in ancient times as well as today. For nearly 1,000 years Polynesians have inhabited this island and built a civilization that sustainably supported approximately 300,000 people at the time of its introduction to Westerners in 1779.
King Kamehameha conquered Oʻahu in 1795 in his attempt to unite the archipelago under one ruler. The battle between island tribes raged across the beaches and marshlands of Waikiki, culminating in a gruesome battle atop the 1,000-foot cliffs of the Nuʻuanu Pali where the Oʻahu warriors met their demise. Today, the Nuʻuanu Pali Lookout is known as one of the most breathtaking panoramas in all Hawaiʻi.
Honolulu and its harbor became an essential port-of-call for merchant ships from the early 1800s and into present-day. In 1850, the city became the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi, and eventually, Honolulu would usher in the modern age with a grand palace (Iolani Palace), a highly strategic naval station (Pearl Harbor Lagoon), and a world-recognized government and constitutional monarchy.
Today, Oʻahu is the most popular destination in the Hawaiian Islands, hosting 5.7 million of the 9.3 million visitors to the state in 2017. Three major highways circle and crisscross the island, accommodating the visitors and locals alike, making the islands easy to get around.
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