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Oahu: Ka Moana Luau at Sea Life Park with Dinner & Show

1. Oahu: Ka Moana Luau at Sea Life Park with Dinner & Show

Get tickets to the oceanfront dinner theatre of Ka Moana Luau and enjoy an evening of Polynesian entertainment and a tropical-themed buffet dinner. Sip on a welcome Mai Tai with the celebrity option. Upgrade your experience by choosing hotel transfers from Waikiki. Get access to Sea Life Park Hawaii. After check-in, head inside the venue where you can take part in a number of cultural activities. Enjoy some lei making, temporary tattoos, a hula lesson, coconut-headband weaving, and a ukulele lesson. The dinner selections are from Sea Life Park's executive chef. The buffet selections include: Greens and Salads: • Island greens with mandarin oranges, radish sprouts crisp rice noodles and Asian dressing • Fruit salad • Lomi lomi salmon Starch options • Fresh taro rolls • Poi samples • Crisp vegetable stir-fry • Sweet potatoes • Steamed white rice Main Dishes: • Fresh grilled mahi mahi with macadamia nut crème sauce • Chicken yakitori with teriyaki sauce • Kalua pork Dessert: • Pineapple cake Beverage Options: • Coffee • Hot tea • Fruit punch Bar menu: • Island Mai Tai’s • Salmon Creek Chardonnay, Merlot and White Zinfandel • Domestic Beers: Budweiser and Bud Light • Soft drinks: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite You can also purchase additional drinks at the discretion of Sea Life Park. Following dinner, you will enjoy an award-winning production highlighting the vibrant traditions of Hawaii and Polynesia. The show navigates through Polynesia on a way-finding adventure. Your experience culminates with the Polynesian Sword of Fire dance and don’t be surprised if you find yourself as part of the experience. 

Honolulu: Queens Waikiki Luau

2. Honolulu: Queens Waikiki Luau

A Luau is an elaborate Hawaiian feast that features traditional foods and entertainment. Take this opportunity to enjoy cultural activities, performances, and a buffet dinner right in the heart of Honolulu. Sit back and relax as you go on a journey through Polynesia. This spectacular event includes unique cultural activities where you can learn the hula, delicious Hawaiian food, and an authentic Polynesian show. Begin with some cultural activities before you taste traditional flavors and finish by watching a Polynesian performance including the fireknife dance. Menu Rice Macaroni salad Tossed green salad with lilikoi dressing Kalua pig cabbage BBQ shoyu chicken Long rice noodles with garlic Steamed vegetables Cake with haupia drizzle

Oahu: Coral Crater Zipline Tour

3. Oahu: Coral Crater Zipline Tour

Feel your adrenaline pump while flying through the air on a zipline experience at Coral Crater Adventure Park. Have a memorable time as you glide through the air and select to ride 3 or 6 times. Follow your guides as they lead you through 3 or 6 ziplines ranging from 300 to 900 feet. This tour is for those looking to experience a safe, thrilling, high-flying experience. The ziplines feature a modern braking system, which means that zipliners do not need to control their speed or stop themselves, allowing all ages and abilities to participate in this activity. Your expert guides will be with you throughout the adventure.

Oahu: Sea Life Park General Admission Ticket

4. Oahu: Sea Life Park General Admission Ticket

Spend a day surrounded by marine wildlife at Sea Life Park, nestled between the majestic Koʻolau mountain range and Makapu’u Point, only a short picturesque ride away from Waikiki. This attraction is a place to marvel at marine mammals, sea lions, rays, sharks, native fish and more. With a focus on educational and interactive programs, don’t miss the numerous feedings, shows, and trainer talks held throughout the day. Explore the Humboldt Penguin habitat, where you can watch these South American birds swim, waddle, and dive. Get up close and personal at the Discover Reef Touch Pool, where you can encounter sea stars, urchins, and even baby honu (Hawaiian green sea turtles) at the only active breeding colony in the United States. Crawl into the tunnel and watch native Hawaiian fish swim by. Head over to the dolphin show to see their incredible abilities, and check out the Hawaiian Reef Aquarium to see sharks and stingrays. Stroll through the aviary with its free-flying birds and experience feeding cockatiels or lovebirds during your stay. Observe sea-life in action during daily trainer talks sharing insights on the behaviors of sea lions, dolphins, penguins, and other awe-inspiring animals.  

Honolulu: Waikiki Sunset Luau

5. Honolulu: Waikiki Sunset Luau

Enjoy a completely intimate Luau experience in Wakiki of just 40+ people, rather than a crowded 500. Experience various cultural activities, an authentic Luau Dinner, and a Polynesian show, with a Mai Tai cocktail as your partner. Conveniently located in Waikiki, arrive at Oahu’s only penthouse luau dinner show at the Imperial Hawaii Resort. Get settled as the doors open, and participate in some fun cultural activities like shell necklace making. Sit down for your traditional Luau dinner, with delicious Kalua Pig cabbage, BBQ Shoyu Chicken, Macaroni Salad, Chicken long rice, and much much more. Partake in a piece of cake with Haupia drizzle, before the Polynesian Show begins. Watch the stunning mix between culture, dance, and presentation as the show unfolds. Sip on a Mai Tai, or cocktail of your choice, with a buy one get one offer to make it a double.

Oahu: Aerial Adventure, Climbing, & Freefall Experience

6. Oahu: Aerial Adventure, Climbing, & Freefall Experience

Take on the challenge on the Adventure Tower at Coral Crater Adventure Park. Have access to the Aerial Challenge Course, freefall tower, and climbing wall for a thrilling experience. Explore the 2-level jungle gym Aerial Challenge Course that measures 60 feet in height. Climb, abseil, and jump along the course which features 18 obstacle elements. Try the freefall tower and take a leap from the 50-foot tower. Showcase your Ninja skills on the climbing wall and impress your friends by being the fastest one to the top. Get tips from instructors to help rope you in and give you some pointers to get you going. Improve your climbing skills and get stronger from the wall's different ability levels.

Waikiki Beach: 1-Hour Surf Lesson for 2 People

7. Waikiki Beach: 1-Hour Surf Lesson for 2 People

Whether you’re a complete beginner or looking to perfect your existing skills, experience the thrill of catching a wave on your trip to Hawaii. In the company of a professional big-wave surfer, enjoy a 1-hour semi-private surfing lesson on the world-famous Waikiki Beach and benefit from the instructor's undivided attention on you and your partner. Waikiki's slow-breaking waves make it the perfect spot to learn how to surf and you are guaranteed to stand up by the end of your lesson. Kick off your lesson on the sandy shoreline where you’ll learn all the basics, as well as special techniques, so you can stand up on your board. After a few demonstrations, head into the water and let the fun begin. In the warm tropical waters, put your newfound skills to the test in the company of your instructor who will target areas to help enhance your technique and progress.

West O'ahu: Swim with Dolphins Catamaran Cruise

8. West O'ahu: Swim with Dolphins Catamaran Cruise

Go on an exciting cruise on the lookout for dolphins. Board a double-hulled catamaran and enjoy a comfortable and stable ride as you enjoy the scenery and look for the sea creatures. Relax aboard the vessel and take in the breathtaking views of the ocean and the mountains. Luxuriate on the clear waters of West O’ahu, and look for the wild dolphins swimming gracefully in small or large groups Search also for Hawaiian green turtles, tropical island fish, and other rare wild sea creatures. During the winter months, you also might catch sight of the annual migration of humpback whales as they playfully swim the West O’ahu ocean waters. On your return journey, view the majestic cascading views of the Waianae Mountain range as you voyage back towards port.

Waikiki: Eco-Friendly Afternoon Whale Watching Trip

9. Waikiki: Eco-Friendly Afternoon Whale Watching Trip

Every December through to April, thousands of Humpback whales migrate to the warm waters of Hawaii. Come along and catch these beautiful mammals at their best on an exciting eco-friendly whale watching excursion.   Set sail on a 53-foot sailing catamaran, passing the Waikiki coastline on your way. Enjoy soda and snacks on board as you search for these majestic creatures.  

Oahu Island: The North Shore Dole Pineapple Day Trip

10. Oahu Island: The North Shore Dole Pineapple Day Trip

With exclusive access to the Dole pineapple fields, follow the Dole's process from planting to packaging pineapples on this day trip to Oahu's North Shore. Also, enjoy visits to GreenWorld Coffee Farms, Waialua Sugar Mill, Old Haleiwa Town, and the King Kamehameha Statue. Start the day with a quick trip to GreenWorld Coffee Farms for a local cup of coffee before heading to the Dole pineapple fields. At Dole, see the field workers planting, picking and processing the pineapples with a local guide. Enjoy a pineapple straight from the fields and receive a complimentary one to take home. After lunch at a local food truck, visit the historical Waialua Sugar Mill and stop for photos at the North Shore Beach. To wrap up the day trip, learn about Hawaii's agricultural history at the statue of King Kamehameha.

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What people are saying about Oahu

I can’t remember all of our guides names, but I wish I could because all of them were so kind, informative, funny, helpful, and make you feel safe. I had the best time on this tour. Our boat got to snorkel with pilot whales (!!!!!!!), turtles, and we even got to hold on octopus and take photos with it. Dolphins were swimming with our boat on the way back to the dock. Michael, one of the guides, was hilarious, full of energy, and made sure we all had a chance to see the animals. He was also snapping away at photos for us if we decided we wanted to buy the pics at the end of the tour (I did, because, well, whales!!). The owner of the company (Julie or Julia, I can’t remember), was amazing too. Dave, Ricky, JB, and I believe her name was Laura (or maybe Lauren), were all wonderful. I loved the tour so much I’m going again during my stay here. Everything about it was amazing, but the crew really made the trip special for us. 10/10 would recommend :)

The entertainment was outstanding and very enjoyable. The food great tasting and plentiful. Extremely satisfied with my choice. Highly recommended I would go again.

What a fun night! From pre-dinner music, dancing, cultural activities, great food, and awesome entertainment, this luau was a blast.

Truly a highlight of our honeymoon! This was an INCREDIBLE experience that shouldn’t be missed!

Had a really good tour guides!! And really good time doing the zip line !!!