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Magic Island: Our most recommended tours and activities

Oahu: Honolulu Beginner Snorkeling Tour

1. Oahu: Honolulu Beginner Snorkeling Tour

Let your instructor guide you as you snorkel through the waters of Magic Island Lagoon. Discover the marine life under the waves and have your instructor take video clips of your adventure. Start with a quick snorkeling briefing. Be taught how to use the equipment in shallow water. Practice with the equipment until you are comfortable. Follow your instructor around the dive site. Watch as your instructor points out different sea life. Have your instructor record these moments, so you take share them or keep them as mementos. At the end of the tour, your instructor will download those videos directly to your phone.

Oahu: Honolulu Beginner Scuba Diving Tour with Videos

2. Oahu: Honolulu Beginner Scuba Diving Tour with Videos

Venture into the depths at Magic Island Lagoon in Honolulu with this scuba diving trip that is designed for those with no scuba diving experience. Follow your guide through waters teeming with life on this group tour. Get a quick scuba diving briefing from your professional scuba diving instructor. Start a tutorial on how to use the equipment in shallow water. Once you are comfortable, explore the dive site gradually. Watch as your guide points out different sea life. Take home your memories with the videos that your instructor takes of your adventure. Have all these videos downloaded directly to your phone so you can instantly share these moments.

Oahu: Luxury Gondola Cruise with Drinks and Pastries

3. Oahu: Luxury Gondola Cruise with Drinks and Pastries

Experience an unforgettable journey on the only Venetian gondola boat tour in Hawaii. Access a third and fourth passenger ride at a discounted rate. Be captivated by the most amazing views on this finely crafted Italian boat and experience for yourself the wonders of the coastline of Honolulu. Enjoy refreshing drinks and delicious pastries while cruising the calm waters and taking in the sights and famous Oahu landmarks. Your expert gondolier will guide the vessel throughout a musical ride as you sit back and relax. Gondolas provide a more intimate alternative to catamarans, perfect for guests that want a smaller group experience, being able to go where no other commercial watercraft can go. You will traverse under 3 bridges in Waikiki, glide along the harbor, and pass by Magic Island and Diamond Head. The tour never goes out into the sometimes choppy, wavy ocean so a smooth stable ride is enjoyed by all.

Oahu: Hoverboard Tour of West Waikiki & Ala Moana

4. Oahu: Hoverboard Tour of West Waikiki & Ala Moana

Your tour will begin as you climb aboard your hoverboard at the ocean side of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Kahanamoku Lagoon. You will glide past the popular local surf break Ala Moana bowls, and view some of the islands finest private yachts at Hawaii's largest boat harbor. Next, take in the natural beauty of the 100-acre Ala Moana Beach Park, where you will ride past palm tree groves, man made lagoons, and many different species of massive "exceptional" designated trees. On the developed side of the park, you'll hover by the largest outdoor shopping center in the world, and see many new stunning ultra-luxurious condo high rises. You can keep an eye open for the mega-yachts which sometimes frequent Kewalo Basin Harbor, as you cruise along the waterfront with unforgettable views of Diamond Head. You'll see stand-up paddle boarders and swimmers along the half-mile golden sand beach park, as well as beautiful views of Waikiki from Magic Island. You will then hover along the wide Ala Wai canal pathway under exceptional weeping fig trees past the back of the convention center. Next, stop at a statue of the last King of Hawaii, and ride through the expertly landscaped tropical Fort DeRussy Beach Park and Army Museum. You will also glide along the sandy beachfront boardwalk past the Hale Koa Hotel, and much more.

Oahu: Honolulu Mermaid Snorkel Adventure with Videos

5. Oahu: Honolulu Mermaid Snorkel Adventure with Videos

Start with a quick snorkeling and mermaid briefing. Walk a couple of minutes to the private Mermaid area where you can put on your mermaid tail with the help of your instructor. Watch as your instructor shows you a series of mermaid poses, including the hair flip. Keep these moments to save or share as your instructor captures it all on video. Find out how to use the mermaid equipment in shallow water. Explore the dive site and let your instructor point out all of the different sea life. Enjoy the wildlife as your instructor takes some short video clips throughout your tour of the drive site. Once the tour has concluded, your instructor can download those videos directly to your phone, so you can instantly have those memories.

Oahu: 2023 Celebration on a Gondola Cruise

6. Oahu: 2023 Celebration on a Gondola Cruise

Embark on a fun yet luxurious Venetian gondola ride through the charming canals of Waikiki. Enjoy tasty Italian desserts as you take in the tranquil views on the waterside. Experience true Hawaiian hospitality as you are greeted with a warm Aloha and adorned with a flower lei. After stepping on board the gondola, indulge in chilled sparkling apple cider poured for you in champagne flutes. Tantalize your taste buds with delicious Italian tiramisu. Float gracefully under the bridges of Waikiki's Grand Canal. Enjoy the musical stylings of a singing gondolier, who will also tell stories and share the local history of the area. Cruise in style and luxury at a slow relaxing pace on the calm waters of Waikiki up to Magic Island. If the weather conditions are right, you may encounter beautiful rainbows, turtles, and sometimes a laser show under the bridge called the "Aloha Borealis". Afterwards, you will return to the starting point.

Oahu: Fireworks Cruise - Ultimate Luxury Gondola with Drinks

7. Oahu: Fireworks Cruise - Ultimate Luxury Gondola with Drinks

Join an intimate cruise from Waikiki's Harbor on a gondola navigated by a talented gondolier. Sail along Magic Island and Waikiki’s Grand Canal on a tour designed to create beautiful memories. See Honolulu illuminated at night from the serene water. Get in the spirit with a flower lei. Sit back with a relaxed vibe and help yourself to drinks and pastries. Feel free to bring your own alcoholic drinks to have on board. Slowly cruise past yachts all lit up on the shore of this tropical paradise and enjoy the atmospheric music as you go under the 3 bridges of Waikiki's Grand Canal. See a fireworks display closer than on any other boat. We are licensed to Thrill.

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What people are saying about Magic Island

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 60 reviews

Don’t leave the island without going on this cruise. Eliot, Shantel and dad, Larry are the absolute best tour host. Doug and I were serenaded and enlightened on the rich history of the island all while enjoying refreshing drinks and tasty pastries of all sorts. I would definitely do this again. As an added treat I was able to put my cell phone away and enjoy the moment while Shantel captured all of the wonderful memories for us on their camera. Can’t wait to see the pictures.

Whew sorry for the late review. Life has been crazy. My husband and I went to the Waikiki scenic gondola cruise back in July and we loved it. It was our first time in Hawaii and attending a gondola and we’re happy we choose them. We felt comfortable and had so much fun❤️.

It was an amazing experiance, Amber was fab and made everyone comfortable in the water. it was a safe and beautiful snorkel, great for first timers as well as great for those that haven't snorkeled in awhile.

Liszt and Zola were so awesome. I’m not a swimmer but they made it possible. Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience

An unforgettable experience. Host was very professional and kind. Recommended for any couple searching for a special moment.