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Oahu: Shark Cage Dive on the North Shore

1. Oahu: Shark Cage Dive on the North Shore

Swim with the sharks during this tour that offers you the unique adventure of a shark dive, while ensuring your safety at all times. Discover the wonders of the sea on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii alongside a certified guide. Bring your own masks and snorkels or use the ones provided on board. Your guide will give you a safety briefing at the start of the tour and will answer all your questions concerning this special adventure. See up to 200 feet (60 meters) in the crystal-clear, cobalt blue water. Depending on the season, you will encounter such magnificent animals as the Hawaiian Green Sea turtles, playful dolphins, and Humpback whales. Admire the sharks from the ship's deck, or experience the rush of entering the shark cage which allows you to be only inches away from sharks that can grow up to 15 feet (5 meters) in length. Capture pictures with your underwater camera of their grace and majesty in the water. Have 20 minutes to marvel at the sharks and cherish this unforgettable moment. Up to 8 people can be in the cage at the same time, so you can experience the sharks with someone you love.

Oahu: Waikiki Turtle Canyons Cruise and Snorkel Excursion

2. Oahu: Waikiki Turtle Canyons Cruise and 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 immersive 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.

Oahu: Diamond Head Cruise with Drinks & Appetizers

3. Oahu: Diamond Head Cruise with Drinks & 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 delicious local food and the fresh ocean air as you sail on a 65-foot catamaran.  Board the Honu Lani and sail out into the water. Enjoy unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and 2 alcoholic drinks. Take in the breathtaking landscape of the Hawaiian coast as you cruise along the shores of Waikiki.  Admire views of the Diamond Head volcanic cone and savor a delicious bento-style dinner with chilled beverages. 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 Sunset and Cocktail Cruise

4. Oahu: Waikiki Sunset and Cocktail Cruise

Admire a spectacular sunset and take in the beautiful cityscape aboard a cruise with a full-service bar and a spacious lounge. Feel the Hawaiian breeze on your face from the open-air top deck. Travel along the striking Waikiki coastline all the way to Diamond Head and enjoy a welcome drink. Board your boat and receive your welcome drink before heading out to sea. Depart from the harbor and see iconic Oahu landmarks as you travel along the Waikiki coast toward Diamond Head and back. Watch the passing landscapes from the air-conditioned lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows. Sit back as you observe the colorful sunset from the water. Make the most of your experience by purchasing additional drinks and snacks from the onboard bar.

Oahu: Morning Snorkel Sail along Waikiki Beach

5. 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 65-foot sailing catamaran, complete with a 80-passenger capacity.

Oahu: 3-Hour Waikiki Snorkel & Sailing Adventure with Lunch

6. Oahu: 3-Hour Waikiki Snorkel & Sailing Adventure with Lunch

Guests hop aboard the Gold Coast Catamaran, a 80-passenger vessel, to see some of the best of the Waikiki ocean. This excursion offers turtle-watching, and whale-watching (depending on the season), along with snorkeling and sailing. On-board the catamaran, spray from the warm blue water mists over the nets and seats at the front of the boat. Enjoy the smooth, quiet, stable ride that the large sailing catamaran provides. In addition to peaceful sounds of the ocean and the wind, this trip includes lunch, along with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks. There are also 2 convenient restrooms large enough for a change of clothing on-board the vessel.

Oahu: Molii Fishpond and Kaneohe Bay Catamaran Tour

7. Oahu: Molii Fishpond and Kaneohe Bay Catamaran Tour

Take an ocean tour around Kualoa Ranch and explore an ancient fishpond and the seas beyond. Begin your tour with a 20-minute voyage to Moli'i fishpond. Learn ancient about Hawaiian aquaculture and sustainable fishing practices. Head to Secret Island and board the catamaran for a tour of Kaneohe Bay. See the spectacular views of Kualoa Ranch, and keep your eyes open in the waters below for turtles and other marine life.

Oahu: Waikiki Friday Night Fireworks Cruise

8. Oahu: Waikiki Friday Night Fireworks Cruise

Admire the iconic Waikiki Friday night fireworks display from a unique perspective on a 1.5-hour circular journey around Waikiki Beach aboard a modern boat, which features a glass-bottom viewport. Feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks onboard as you admire the best views of the Hilton Hawaiian Village firework display along the shorelines of Honolulu. Peer through the glass-bottom viewports as fish and other sea animals are drawn towards the boat's bright lights, making the Pacific Ocean’s reefs and creatures viewable even at night. Explore the open decks that allow you to feel the cooling sea breeze and see the display from many vantage points that provide perfect photo opportunities.

Oahu: Waikiki Turtle Snorkeling Adventure

9. Oahu: Waikiki Turtle Snorkeling Adventure

Have you ever wondered about what wanders beneath the waves of Waīkikī? Come aboard the Island Princess Catamaran and join our Deep Discoveries (‘Ike Hohonu) to learn about the unique and fascinating marine life Hawai‘i has to offer! Led by naturalist guides and experienced crew, guests may choose from a variety of topics focused on ocean life and health. Guests will also be able to snorkel in pristine Hawai‘i waters with vibrant coral reefs, use scientific equipment to view marine life, and touch and hold real life replicas of the marine life they will be viewing and learning about! For a once in a lifetime learning excursion, book Deep Discoveries (‘Ike Hohonu) today!

Oahu: Hilton Hawaiian Village Afternoon Snorkel Tour

10. Oahu: Hilton Hawaiian Village Afternoon Snorkel Tour

Hawaii is a paradise unrivaled by any other on the planet. The grand mountains, the azure ocean, and the incredible snorkeling and scuba make this the outdoor retreat of a lifetime. Today, we'll take you on a snorkeling adventure you'll never forget as we fly you to your own snorkeling platform that is inaccessible from the beach, making it one of the best places to see the bright and colorful fish of the sea! Spirit of Aloha has an exclusive access point to this island, and as it's inaccessible from the beach, you'll have unrestricted views of all the sea here has to offer. Your day will include unlimited snacks and nonalcoholic beverages from our extensive bar, and 2 free drinks with alcohol!  Come and experience the magic and beauty of Hawaii's underwater treasures with Spirit of Aloha.

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What people are saying about Honolulu

Awesome crew! 10/10 recommend anyone going! We lucked out and had a small group on the boat which was nice and more private and the crew adjusted really well and made the most out of it for us!

Great experience! Got to swim with the fish and see turtles. Definitely recommend buying a cover to take pictures under water!

Loved every minute of this experience! Nice small group, adequate time in water with sharks, super nice guides!

Great crew, clear instructions and a really fun time with the turtles!

Amazing service, on time and great staff Landazuri Family