Oahu Tours and Activities

Add more to your trip to Oahu with our favorite tours and activities. From surfing on Waikiki Beach to a sunset sail on the Waianae Coast to a private tour of Pearl Harbor, here are the best tours for your Hawaii vacation.

Each activity listed here is from a company we know, respect, and love. We’ve hand-picked these based on our experiences, reviews from others, and the quality of the tour. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

🍍 Luaus

🍍 Guided Tours

🍍 Snorkeling Tours

🍍 Sunset Sailing Tours

🍍 Surf and SUP Lessons

🍍 Outrigger Canoe and Sail

🍍 Cooking Classes

🍍 Adventure – Zipline and UTV

🍍 SCUBA Diving Tours

Luaus

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Polynesian Cultural Center Packages

While there are a plethora of luaus in Hawaii, none stand out quite like the Ali’i Luau. Hawaii Tours’ most popular luau package, this tour includes a visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center, a musical performance, and a traditional luau. Roundtrip, narrated transport is available from Waikiki. You don’t want to miss this!

Polynesian Cultural Center Packages

Location: La’ie (North Shore), hotel pickup available

Tour operator: Hawaii Tours with Polynesian Cultural Center

Guided Tours

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Pearl Harbor All-Day, All Sites Tour

This is our favorite Hawaii Tours package, learn the complete history of Pearl Harbor including the USS Arizona Memorial. USS Bowfin Submarine, the USS Battleship Missouri, and more.

Pearl Harbor All-Day, All Sites Tour

Location: Pickup at your resort

Tour operator: Hawaii Tours

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Grand Circle Island Guided Tour

Escape from Waikiki for a full island sightseeing tour. Waimea Valley waterfall, Byodo-in Temple, lunch included, and so much more as you take a 120-mile sightseeing tour of Oahu. Let a guide do the driving as you experience much of what Oahu has to offer.

Grand Circle Island Guided Tour

Location: Pickup at your resort

Tour operator: Hawaii Tours

Private Oahu Guided Tour Pali Cliffs

Oahu Private Guided Tour

An all-day private guided tour for any size group for 8 to 9 hours, customize your island circle tour as this is your day to sightsee. Pearl Harbor reservations for the USS Arizona included.

Oahu Private Guided Tour

Location: Pickup at your resort

Tour operator: Hawaii Tours

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Inter-Island Day Trips – Maui, Big Island, Kauai

Jump over to another island during your Oahu-based vacation. Go explore the volcano on Big Island, take the road to Hana on Maui, or visit the most popular sites on Kauai. The choice is yours. Hawaii Tours inter-island day trips are the perfect solution. They handle all the arrangements for you.

Inter-Island Day Trips: Maui, Big Island, or Kauai

Location: Maui, Big Island, Kauai

Tour operator: Hawaii Tours

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Hawaiian Foodie Bike Tour

The diners, drive-ins, and dives are all in the foodie paradise of Kaimuki and Kapahulu neighborhoods of Honolulu, below Diamond Head. Take in the history and culture of the area through food and a neighborhood bike tour. Food and drinks are included in the price. The biking is easy to moderate on mostly flat terrain and expect to travel five to seven miles.

Hawaiian Foodie Bike Tour

Starting Location: Waikiki (Kuhio Beach)

Tour operator: Bike Tour Hawaii

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Honolulu History Tour by Bike

Experience the history of Hawaii with a professionally guided bike tour of Honolulu’s famous spots, including Aloha Tower, ‘Iolani Palace, Kaka’ako murals, Chinatown and the Arts District, and more.

 

Honolulu History Tour by Bike

Starting Location: Waikiki (Kuhio Beach)

Tour operator: Bike Tour Hawaii

Snorkeling Tours

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Picnic Sail to the Kaneohe Sandbar

Captain Bob’s is your ticket to the paradise on the Kaneohe sandbar off Oahu’s windward coast. The 4-hour tour will take you to two locations on the sandbar with their spacious twin hull catamaran. Play water volleyball, swim, and snorkel for some fun on famous Kaneohe sandbar.

Picnic Sail to the Kaneohe Sandbar

Departs from: Heeia Kea Small Boat Harbor (Windward)

Tour operator: Captain Bob’s Picnic Sail

Ko Olina Adventure Snorkel and Sail

Catamaran Snorkel & Sail – Sunrise

Board a 53-foot catamaran to sail the leeward coast in the morning. Snorkel with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles (honu), see spinner dolphins, and so much more marine life on the beautiful coral reefs along Oahu’s coast. Enjoy lunch, three complimentary alcoholic drinks, and transportation from Waikiki. Humpback whale watching is possible during their migratory season from December through March.

Catamaran Snorkel & Sail – Sunrise

Departs from: Ko Olina Marina

Tour operator: Ko Olina Ocean Adventures

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Catamaran Snorkel & Sail – Afternoon

Board a 53-foot catamaran to sail the leeward coast in the afternoon. Snorkel with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles (honu), see spinner dolphins, and so much more marine life on the beautiful coral reefs along Oahu’s coast. Enjoy lunch, three complimentary alcoholic drinks, and transportation from Waikiki. Humpback whale watching is possible during their migratory season from December through March.

Catamaran Snorkel & Sail – Afternoon

Departs from: Ko Olina Marina

Tour operator: Ko Olina Ocean Adventures

Kepoikai Waikiki Sunset Sail

Waikiki Beach Day Sail

When staying in Waikiki, Erica. and I love hopping on one of the beach loading catamarans for a day sail. Na Hoku II, Manakai, and Maitai’i are all great but the best is Kepoikai II in front of the Royal Hawaiian. Grab some sun, sea air, marine life, and views. of Waikiki and Diamond Head.

Waikiki Beach Day Sail

Departs from: Waikiki Beach (The Royal Hawaiian)

Tour operator: Kepoikai II

Sunset Sailing Tours

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Ko Olina Sunset Sail

Board a 53-foot catamaran from Ko Olina Marina for.a leisurely sunset sail along Oahu’s leeward coast. Enjoy pupus (appetizers) and drinks as the tropical sunset dips into the Pacific. That sounds nice.

Ko Olina Sunset Sail

Departs from: Ko Olina Marina

Tour operator: Ko Olina Ocean Adventures

Waikiki Sunset Sailing Tour

Waikiki Beach Sunset Sail

The Waikiki sunsets are legendary. Load from Waikiki Beach for a sunset sail with Diamond Head as a backdrop. Na Hoku II, Manakai, and Maitai’i are all great but the best is Kepoikai II in front of the Royal Hawaiian. Grab some sun, sea air, marine life, and views. of Waikiki and Diamond Head.

Waikiki Beach Sunset Sail

Departs from: Waikiki Beach (The Royal Hawaiian)

Tour operator: Kepoikai II

Surf and SUP Lessons

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Surf Lessons on Oahu’s North Shore

North Shore Surf Girls provide group, semi-private, and private surf instruction to get you standing up and surfing during your 1-hour or 2-hour lesson. With a 4:1 student to instructor ratio, you will get the attention you need. If you are going to learn to surf, learning on the famous North Shore is worth the tale. North Shore Surf Girls love teaching surfing! Their goal is to get you to love surfing as much as they do.

Surf Lessons on Oahu’s North Shore

Location: Haleiwa (North Shore)

Tour operator: North Shore Surf Girls

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Surf Lessons in Waikiki

You know you’ve always wanted to try it. Surfing is an important part of Hawaii’s culture dating back to the 4th century. And now with your trip to Hawaii, you can take part in this time-honored tradition with the Ohana Surf Project, on the famous Waikiki Beach!

Surf Lessons in Waikiki

Location: Waikiki (Kapi’olani Regional Park)

Tour operator: Ohana Surf Project

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Standup Paddleboard Lessons on Oahu’s North Shore

North Shore Surf Girls provides private, semi-private, family, and group SUP instruction to get you standing up and paddling comfortably on Oahu’s famous North Shore in a 2-hour lesson.

Standup Paddleboard Lessons North Shore

Location: Haleiwa (North Shore)

Tour operator: North Shore Surf Girls

Hawaiia Outrigger Canoe and Sail

Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Tour by Kailua Ocean Adventure

Hoe Wa’a (Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Paddle)

Jump into a Hawaiian outrigger canoe (wa’a) with a local waterman to leave Waikiki far behind. Along the way, you will learn the Hawaiian and Polynesian voyaging history, explore the coral reefs with honu (Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles) and other native marine life, and walk Na Mokulua bird-sanctuary. On the way back, expect to catch some waves for outrigger canoe surfing.

Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Paddle

Location: Kailua (Windward)

Tour operator: Kailua Ocean Adventures

Kailua Ocean Adventure Canoe Sailing

Huaka’i Wa’a Pe’a (Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Tour)

Sail beautiful Kailua on a Waʻa Peʻa (Hawaiian Sailing Canoe); a cultural craft designed and used by the Hawaiians to navigate and sail the ocean. Join local watermen, learning about the history and cultural significance of the canoe and Kailua to the Hawaiian and Polynesian people, as you journey to offshore islets. It’s a Hawaiian experience unlike any other!

Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Sail

Location: Kailua (Windward)

Tour operator: Kailua Ocean Adventures

Hawaiian Style Cooking Class

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Hawaiian Style Cooking Class – Standard Class

Hawaiian Style Cooking Classes are held in a beautiful home on the Diamond Head coast of Honolulu, Hawaii. Your menu, recipes, and all cooking equipment will be awaiting you and you’ll jump into a full hands-on cooking experience. After cooking, enjoy the fruits of your labor with a communal meal with beverages.

Hawaiian Style Cooking Class – Standard

Location: Waikiki (Diamond Head)

Tour operator: Hawaiian Style Cooking

Hawaiian Style Cooking Class Lunch Drinks

Hawaiian Style Cooking Class – Premium Class

Cook 5 to 6 dishes over a 4 hour period, more cooking than the standard class! Hawaiian Style Cooking Classes are held in a beautiful home on the Diamond Head coast of Honolulu, Hawaii. Your menu, recipes, and all cooking equipment will be awaiting you and you’ll jump into a full hands-on cooking experience. After cooking, enjoy the fruits of your labor with a communal meal with beverages.

Hawaiian Style Cooking Class – Premium

Location: Waikiki (Diamond Head)

Tour operator: Hawaiian Style Cooking

Adventure – Zipline and UTV

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Jurassic Valley Zipline Adventure at Kualoa Ranch

This amazing Jurassic Valley Zipline Adventure begins at the top of Ka’a’awa Valley with seven thrilling tandem sections, two suspension bridges, and finishes with three five-minute hiking trails through the lush jungle landscape… be sure to look out for the dinosaur skeletons!

Jurassic Valley Zipline at Kualoa Ranch

Location: Kaneohe (Windward)

Tour operator: Kualoa Ranch

Jurassic Park UTV Ride Kualoa Ranch

UTV Tour in Jurassic Valley at Kualoa Ranch

You will drive a 5-6 passenger ultra terrain vehicle (UTV) along a saddle trail that traverses remote areas and stunning scenery in this lush 1,000-acre valley.

Jurassic Valley UTV Tour at Kualoa Ranch

Location: Kaneohe (Windward)

Tour operator: Kualoa Ranch

SCUBA Diving Tours

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No Experience/Refresher Dive

For uncertified or rusty divers, let the team at Banzai Divers Hawaii get you started SCUBA diving or get you comfortable underwater again during your Hawaii vacation. They pick the location based on the conditions and get you to a max depth of 40 feet. Have fun!

No Experience/Refresher Dive

Dive Locations: Waikiki (South Shore) or North Shore

Tour operator: Banzai Divers Hawaii

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Lava Tube Signature Dive

This is Banzai Dive Hawaii’s signature tour offered from April through September. The owner gets giddy about this one. Explore lava tubes at the world-renowned Pupukea Marine Life Preserve.

Lava Tube Dive

Dive Locations: Pupukea (North Shore)

Tour operator: Banzai Divers Hawaii

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Two Tank Shallow Reef Boat Dive

A diving tour that is perfect for all experience levels, let Banzai Divers Hawaii give you a tour of Oahu’s best reefs. Have fun!.

Two Tank Shallow Reef Boat Dive

Dive Locations: Waikiki (South Shore)

Tour operator: Banzai Divers Hawaii

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Shipwreck and Reef Dive

Oahu wreck dives may be the reason you are visiting Hawaii. From fishing trollers to WWII planes, explore Oahu’s deep with this SCUBA tour.

Shipwreck and Reef Dive

Dive Locations: Waikiki (South Shore)

Tour operator: Banzai Divers Hawaii