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Our most recommended Oahu Sunset Tours

From Honolulu: Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Sunset Cruise

1. From Honolulu: Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Sunset Cruise

Experience the beauty of Oahu's south shore as you sail towards the volcanic tuff cone of Lēʻahi (Diamond Head) at the end of the day. Climb aboard the spacious Haleiwa Queen, a 50-foot catamaran with 49 seats, an onboard restroom, and shaded deck for your comfort.  Enjoy a comfortable ride as the crew shares their knowledge about Waikīkī, the thriving farm productions, and royalty that have frequented the area throughout history. Learn about its transition into an urban society. Leave with a newfound appreciation for the people and marine life of Hawaii, and then gaze in awe as the sun reflects off the city skyline, overlooked by the towering peak of Diamond Head, at magical sunset hour.

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Oahu: Waikiki Sunset and Cocktail Cruise

2. Oahu: Waikiki Sunset and Cocktail Cruise

See a spectacular sunset and beautiful city lights views aboard Hawaii's only full-service bar and lounge on the sea. This will be an unforgettable yacht cruise experience with a spacious open-air top deck to experience Waikiki's lovely sea breeze and picturesque skyline. You will receive a complimentary welcome drink upon boarding. Additional drinks and packaged snacks are available for purchase. See iconic Hawaii landmarks, such as Honolulu Harbor, Diamond Head, and the Waikiki coastline from a unique vantage point. You can also sip on a cocktail in the modern air-conditioned lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, perfect for taking in coastline views.

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Oahu: Waikiki Sunset Cruise with Live DJ + 21 y/o

3. Oahu: Waikiki Sunset Cruise with Live DJ + 21 y/o

Board a modern boat at the Kewalo Basin Boat Harbor to begin your journey into the sunset. After a safety briefing and a group toast, you can explore the boat's two decks, wraparound seating, and Titanic-style front bow. Alcoholic drinks are available to purchase onboard and IDs will be checked prior to boarding. Take in the beauty of the iconic Diamond Head State Monument at the golden hour. Watch surfers glide along coastal waves and keep your eyes peeled for sightings of sea turtles, dolphins, and humpback whales. After the sun dips below the horizon, the boat lights up in a vibrant purple hue with twinkling lights overhead. A live DJ will entertain you with contemporary beats over the surround-sound speakers as you dance to the onboard light show. The unique Honolulu skyline will glitter for you in the warm twilight breeze. Finally, head back to the harbor where you will do one last group cheers with your new ohana.

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Waikiki: BYOB Sunset Cruise with Snacks

4. Waikiki: BYOB Sunset Cruise with Snacks

See a majestic Hawaiian sunset from the comfort of a boat on a sunset cruise out of Waikiki. Bring your own drinks and sip on a cold one as you see Honolulu's city lights twinkle and Diamond Head proudly standing in the distance. Sit back and relax, enjoying the warm breeze and good company onboard. Depart Kewalo Basin and glide across the ocean's blue waters with beautiful views of the coastline. Watch as the sky turns from light blue to vibrant orange, red, and golden hues. During the summer months, see the sunset at the end of the cruise, and in winter, enjoy it at the beginning, marveling at Waikiki's twinkling lights for the remainder of your cruise.

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Oahu: Waikiki Sunset Doors On or Doors Off Helicopter Tour

5. Oahu: Waikiki Sunset Doors On or Doors Off Helicopter Tour

Would you like to experience the island’s famous skyline, but with the evening glow of the Hawaiian sun in the background? On this spectacular 20-minute helicopter tour you’ll soar through the beautiful sunset, gliding over the outstretched shadows on Diamond Head and the surrounding deep blue waters. As you make your way towards the city, you’ll witness one of the world’s most energetic sunsets fill the sky with roaring light from the retreating sun. Hints of orange, red, yellow and pink with infuse the evening skies as it turns from blue to darkness. Wrapping up the tour, you’ll make a twilight pass of Pearl Harbor and the world-famous USS Arizona Memorial, ending yet another perfect day in paradise.

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Oahu: Waikiki Beach Hoverboard Tour to Diamond Head

6. Oahu: Waikiki Beach Hoverboard Tour to Diamond Head

Start your hoverboarding adventure in front of Honolulu Zoo, where you will meet your local guide. After a safety instruction and practice session you will be able to start exploring the island. Put in your wireless audio receiver to learn about Hawaii's nature and history, and listen to traditional Hawaiian music as you hover from place to place. Start at Kapiolani Park and learn to recognize some of the most popular island trees. Take in the impressive beach views while learning about ancient Hawaiian and modern surfing on Oahu, the birthplace of surfing. Stop at a little known human sacrificial temple location and learn about Hawaii's ancient gods, kings, queens, and priestly Kahuna. Listen to Hawaiian instruments such as the slack key guitar and ukulele as you explore the bandstand, then take a profile picture-worthy photo at Diamond Head's most photogenic location. Hear about the island's volcanic birth, and learn how the fire goddess Pele created it all. Look for fish at a popular snorkeling and scuba location, then hover to the Waikiki War Memorial and Natatorium. Glide along a walkway to San Souci beach as you take in the charming historic cottages and multi-million dollar mansions. Then you'll ride up to Diamond Head Lighthouse to marvel at the panoramic ocean vistas. Stop to listen to tiki pop culture comedy songs, ride through an Indian banyan that is over a century old, and learn about Hawaii's first and last kings. See the palm tree-lined Kaimana Beach. Return to the start location listening to famous Hawaiian music.

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Oahu: Half-Day Sunset Photo Tour from Waikiki

7. Oahu: Half-Day Sunset Photo Tour from Waikiki

Starting in the early afternoon before the magic light appears your guides will pick you up at your Waikiki Hotel five hours before sunset to take guests on an enchanted visual road trip around half of the island. Guides have carefully picked several locations where guests create stunning images of coastal vistas, tropical lush valleys, dramatic waterfalls, ancient ruins, and a scene from ancient Hawaii. When the magic light arrives they have three different locations you'll go to depending on the weather and light. Sometimes you'll be on top of a mountain overlooking Diamond Head and the Pacific coastline other times you find yourselves close to the ocean near the beach with silhouetted palms for the classic Hawaii shot. Learn to photograph a waterfall with your DSLR or iPhone. Then guides will drive guests back to Waikiki in time for dinner. The itineraries vary with each tour but here are some spots the guides might include depending on time of year and current weather Lanai Point, Sandy’s beach, Makapu’u point and beach, Ulupo Heiau, Pali Lookout, and one of the sunset locations.

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Honolulu: Morning Polynesian Canoe Voyage

8. Honolulu: Morning Polynesian Canoe Voyage

Sail along the beautiful Waikiki coastline, becoming immersed in the stories and history of the area. As you travel, learn about both the land and ocean from your classroom on the sea. Your cultural practitioner and crew will involve you in hands-on activities, using native materials to make food, clothing, tools, and other traditional items. Feel free to ask questions, explore the deck, nets and hulls, and take part in poi pounding. Alternatively, just relax and enjoy your experience out on the water. Enjoy local ukulele music and traditional chants accompanied by locally-sourced traditional food and drinks. At the conclusion of your day out on the water, your boat returns you back to your starting location.

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Oahu: Sunset Photography Tour with Professional Photo Guide

9. Oahu: Sunset Photography Tour with Professional Photo Guide

Perfect for photography enthusiasts and those who love a sunset... not only does this tour position you in perfect timing to capture the brilliant colors of a Hawaiian sunset, but you get to take pictures of the sunrays as they touch and graze the topography of Oahu Island’s windward side. Enjoy cool breezes on top of mountains, the calming effects of a Buddhist temple, delicious local food not found in Waikiki, paragliders flying over lighthouses and sea cliffs on the water’s edge. Begin your journey high above the clear waters of Hanauma Bay. Ask your guide to discuss the feature of this world-renowned bay, then drive to the Lana'i lookout. The blue colors of the Kawai channel are both breathtaking and overwhelming. Depending on the time of year, you may spot the Hawaiian-born hump-backed whale. A stop at Koko Crater Botanical garden is next on the list. Beautiful and intricate groves of plumeria will have you stopping to smell and photograph these bright tropical flowers. The spirit of this location is pleasing and benefits all visitors with a sense of inner peace, serenity and, of course, by providing the gift of beautiful images. Centered and inspired, you’ll be brought up close and personal with the Ko’olau Mountains at the Makapu'u lookout for an unforgettable experience in this protected landscape. You’ll understand why this location was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1972 because preserving the pure quality of this natural place is worth appreciating. Anyone looking for memorable things to do in Oahu will feel the value in sharing space with the majestic Ko’olau Mountains.  Watch the Halona Blow spout. You could be really lucky to see the water shoot up over your head at this movie location and favorite photo spot. After snapping the shots of the Blow Hole and Eternity Beach, you’ll prepare to photograph Hawaii’s most epic sunset on the eastern tip of Oahu, where you’ll capture the sun dropping down the sky along the sea cliff walls. 

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Oahu Night Dive: Adventure for Certified Divers

10. Oahu Night Dive: Adventure for Certified Divers

As the sun dips below the horizon and the beautiful colors of dusk begin to fade away, you will embark on a nighttime adventure to two dive locations off Oahu's south shore. Ride in comfort and style on a fully equipped charter with both a sun deck and shaded deck, plenty of space to move around, and a restroom on board. As a certified diver, you will get to experience Hawaii’s unique seascape during an evening excursion outfitted with premier gear and all necessary equipment. For your first dive, dive at twilight on one of Hawaii’s famous dive sites with a PADI certified guide. Explore reefs in transition as some marine life are off to rest and nocturnal species come out to play. You are likely to encounter sharks, turtles, eels, rays, octopus, starfish, crabs, Hawaiian endemic fish, dolphins, and other marine life. Enjoy snacks and refreshments during a relaxing surface interval at sunset. Then, embark on your second guided tour of oceanic nightlife on the south shore of Oahu, and marvel at the different creatures that come out in the dark. Outfitted with complimentary dive lights, you will experience Hawaii’s unique seascape underwater in great detail. Alongside your knowledgable instructor, plunge into complete darkness and experience the ocean like never before!

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What people are saying about Oahu

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 37 reviews

The staff was warm and welcoming. The duet singers sounded amazing and the boat took us on a picture perfect view of Waikiki Beach and the Diamond Head Mountain. We had a great night.

This was so amazing Our captain and his wife are just to sweet. I would do this is again and advise anyone to not pass up on this amazing sunset.

We enjoyed our time on the sunset cruise and would recommend it to others. The crew was very friendly and welcoming.

Everything was great. My partner and I went on trying other boat tours, and this one’s the best. Thank you

Absolutely top notch, knowledge and accommodating.