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August 20, 2020
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Maria Mancuso

Oahu Things to Do: 7 Best Oahu Tours

What is the best way to experience the Island of Oahu? In this latest Oahu Travel Blog Article, ‘Oahu Things to Do: 7 Best Oahu Tours’ we reveal some of the most exciting, fun and adventurous ways to enjoy all that Oahu has to offer!

The island of Oahu has so much to discover and it is impossible to do and see everything in 10 visits let alone on visit. You can choose to discover Oahu on your own, discover beaches, hiking, driving to the North Shore, but one of the best ways to make the most of your time on the island is to enjoy one, or two of the amazing tours designed to help you discover the island.

No matter what your interests or physical abilities there is likely a tour that will fit your needs, Pearl Harbor Memorial, Waterfall Hikes, Zip Lining, Cruises and much more.

This Oahu Travel Blog article, ‘Oahu Things to Do: 7 Best Oahu Tours,’ introduces you to just 7 of the best tours that you can choose from to make the most of your visit to Oahu. As always, you can ask our helpful Concierge for more information about any of these and other tours during your visit.

Pearl Harbor & USS Arizona Memorial Tour
Location: 1 Arizona Memorial Place, Honolulu, HI 96818
Distance from Ambassador Hotel Waikiki: 11.6 Miles

This tour of Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial takes you back to the tragic day during World War II when the islands were attacked. This a most pivotal points in the history of the United States. There are several tours available, some are free of charge, including the Visitor Center and the USS Arizona Memorial. Other tours are paid tours that include a live guide and recorded narration. This is a great tour for the entire family.

No matter what your interests or physical abilities there is likely a tour that will fit your needs, Pearl Harbor Memorial, Waterfall Hikes, Zip Lining, Cruises and much more.

Diamond Head Crater Tour
Location: Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI 96815
Distance from Ambassador Waikiki: 2.6 Miles

Diamond Head Crater is one of the most recognizable landmarks in all the Hawaiian Islands. This amazing 300,000-year-old volcano crater is located on the coast of Oahu and offers stunning views of Waikiki, Honolulu, and the coastline below. Hikers can trek to the top of Diamond Head Crater on their own or if you prefer you can take a guided tour to the top. Diamond Head is part of a 350-acre national park. The hike to the top is moderately difficult but if you take your time, almost anyone with good walking capabilities can make it to the top of Diamond Head and enjoy the trek and views.

North Shore Tours
Location: North Shore of Oahu
Distance from Ambassador Waikiki: 33 Miles

The ‘North Shore’ encompasses a loosely defined area of the North Shore of Oahu. This tour refers specifically to the historic town of Haleiwa, Waimea Bay & Falls, Kahana Bay, other beaches and most certainly the famous Kahuku Shrimp Trucks for a memorable meal. There are several great shops, galleries and eateries to enjoy in and around the town of Haleiwa – one of the most famous is Matsumoto Shave Ice – trust us on this one.

Shark Dive Tour
Location: Haleiwa Boat Harbor 66-105 Haleiwa Road, Haleiwa, HI 96712
Distance from Ambassador Waikiki: 33 Miles

Perhaps ‘Diving with Sharks’ not the first thing that comes to mind when you begin planning your visit to Oahu, but what could be more exciting than being in a cage, in the water a couple of miles off shore, surrounded by Sharks? Trust us, it is worth it and totally safe…and perhaps one of the most memorable tours on this list. You are picked up at the dock at famous Haleiwa Boat Harbor and taken by boat to the cages that are placed in the ocean where Sharks are free to swim around you.

Atlantis Submarine Tour
Location: Off Waikiki Beach
Distance from Ambassador Waikiki: 1.5 Mile

Do you want to create an experience you will be talking about for years to come? How about a leisurely cruise below the surface of the ocean in a 48-person Submarine? You’ll board a luxury Submarine off Waikiki Beach, dive to 100 feet below the surface of the ocean and witness sea life like you’ve never seen before; Sharks, Sea Turtles, Eels, Sea Rays, Yellow Tangs, and many more species of sea life. Tours leave throughout the day.

Whale Watching Tours
Location: Various locations 

Hawaii is an annual destination for migrating Humpback Whales, typically during the months of December to March. There are several great tour companies who offer a variety of tours including luxury tour boats with expansive viewing decks, guest amenities, refreshments, food and more. Other Tours offer a more active Tour that includes snorkeling opportunities among reefs that are home to amazingly beautiful tropical fish, Sea Turtles, Eels, and more. There are a variety of options, locations and prices so be sure to ask our Concierge as far in advance as you can to book the ideal Whale Watching Tour for you.

Helicopter Tours
Location: Various locations

What better way to see the beautiful Island of Oahu than from a state-of-the-art Tour Helicopter? Even if you are familiar with the island, you will see Oahu from a completely unique view, Diamond Head Crater, Beaches, Hiking Trails, Waterfalls, Lagoons, Pearl Harbor and more. There are several reputable Helicopter Tour companies offering a variety of tours of the entire island of Oahu, or shorter tours of designated areas of the island.  Be sure to contact our Concierge as far in advance as you can to book the best Helicopter Tour for you.

One of the best ways to discover more about the island of Oahu is to enjoy a tour that appeals to your interests. In this latest Oahu Travel Blog article, 'Oahu Things to Do: 7 Best Oahu Tours’ introduces you to just a few of the best tours you can enjoy along with your partner or family.

If you have any questions about the tours mentioned in this article or other Oahu Tours you may have heard of, be sure to contact our Concierge.  

You may also enjoy this article, 'Guide to Whale Watching on Oahu!'

Be sure to visit our Oahu Visitors Guide for more articles on things to do, see and experience during your next visit to Oahu.

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