Off the shore of Waikiki Beach awaits Turtle Canyon where snorkeling tours are available for you to swim with green sea turtles and beautiful tropical fish. Equipment is provided for you and your guide will show you other interesting sea life and also provide complimentary snacks. The Holokai catamaran is a favorite. Book ahead due to limited space. Oahu has many choices. Hanauma Bay State Park is another place with gorgeous scenery that offers snorkeling and other activities. Check times and availability before going there.
From Honolulu airport head to Waikiki Beach where you will find a relaxing escape to beautiful scenery as well as an opportunity to see Waikiki from the water aboard the Holokai catamaran leaving right from the beach just a very short walk from Waikiki Shore. There are morning snorkeling cruises, afternoon scenic cruises, sunset booze cruises and even fireworks cruises. This might just be the highlight of your trip to Waikiki. Highly recommended for all! www.sailholokai.com
Going to a luau is a lifetime experience that you don't want to miss. The island of Oahu has numerous luaus at various locations where you can experience some authentic Hawaiian food, dancing, music and costumes. Be sure to plan ahead so that you don't miss a luau that only takes place on certain nights and is subject to availability.
For a fun Friday night outing in Waikiki, there are fireworks to watch on Friday nights at Hilton Hawaiian Village located on the famous Waikiki Beach with a Hawaiian show just before the fireworks including flame throwers and hula dancers and beautiful Hawaiian music. This attraction has been temporarily closed due to coronavirus, so watch for reopening.
A trip to Honolulu on the island of Oahu would not be complete without a visit to Pearl Harbor to explore its five museums and memorials and learn the historical background of this memorable place in history. A tour is highly recommended to get the most out of your visit. Plan ahead and make sure that there are no temporary closures.