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Kona: Afternoon Catamaran Cruise with Snorkel and Snacks

1. Kona: Afternoon Catamaran Cruise with Snorkel and Snacks

Embark on a snorkeling adventure on a catamaran cruise out of Kona, Hawai'i. Marvel at the brilliant underwater world surrounding the coastline as you swim and snorkel in blue waters. Sit back and relax on the cruise, feeling the salty breeze and the sun on your skin. Head out from downtown Kailua Kona Pier on Hawai'i's west coast. Marvel at the coastline's diverse landscape, from black lava flows to lush mountain scenes. See pristine white sand beaches from the water and enjoy the vastness of the Pacific Ocean going on for miles. Once the catamaran has stopped, embark on your underwater snorkeling adventure. Use the wide steps to enter the water calmly, jump from the 15' high platform, or glide down the 20' waterslide for a more thrilling entry to the ocean. Once you've enjoyed snorkeling, try out a stand up paddle board or simply lounge onboard under the sun or in the shade, sipping on cool drinks and tucking into light snacks. Then head back to your starting point.

Hawaii: North Shore Adventure with Waimea Waterfall Hike

2. Hawaii: North Shore Adventure with Waimea Waterfall Hike

Spend the day away from busy Honolulu and surround yourself in the beauty of Hawaii’s North Shore. Start the day with pickup from your accommodation, then head off on your adventure. Choose between two amazing options: Activity Option #1: Paddleboard or Kayak in Haleiwa on the North Shore with all equipment included. Activity Option #2: Enjoy a guided hike to one of the region’s most beautiful waterfalls, Waimea, and feel immersed in the gorgeous greenery that surrounds you. Then, cool off with a refreshing dip in the water. After the activity of your choice, enjoy a stroll along one of the North Shore's many white sandy beaches, sample some local coffee, and more.

From Honolulu: West Shore Dolphins, Rum, and Caves Tour

3. From Honolulu: West Shore Dolphins, Rum, and Caves Tour

See the highlights of Oahu's western shore, also known as the Leeward Coast, on a tour departing from Honolulu. Relax on picturesque beaches, take scenic photos, and learn about local rum production in a lesser-visited area of the island. Start with pickup from your accommodation in Honolulu. Travel towards Electric Beach and Makua Beach for some scenic photo stops. Try to spot dolphins who can often be found frolicking offshore, and admire the beautiful ocean views. Next, visit the ancient Makua Cave and admire its immense size. Hear of the legends and stories associated with this eerie location. Continue the tour to Ko'olina beach. Enjoy some free time for lunch at your own expense. After lunch, take some time to relax on the beach, as you top up your tan or do some swimming. After some beach time, embark on an Agricole rum tour with your guide. Learn about the history and production of Agricole rum on the tour, with tastings of some of the finest samples. Afterward, relax on your return journey to Honolulu.

Haleiwa: Paddleboard Rental with Private Launch Site

4. Haleiwa: Paddleboard Rental with Private Launch Site

Discover the stunning beauty of the lush Anahulu river with this paddle board rental in Haleiwa. Beginners can benefit from detailed paddle boarding guidance. Have help with launching and landing your paddleboard from the exclusive launch site. Get set up with your well-maintained paddleboard, paddle, leash, and lifejacket. Learn the basics of how to control your paddleboard with step-by-step instructions. Let your instructor help you to launch your paddleboard and set off on your paddle boarding adventure. Keep an eye out for wildlife like brightly colored birds and Honu (sea turtles) as you glide down the tranquil waters of the Anahulu River. Have the option of going out to Haleiwa Bay. Make use the of the shower, storage, and bathroom facilities at the rental shop. Return your paddle boarding equipment to the rental provider at the end of your rental period.

From Oahu: Wild Dolphin and Wildlife Watch with Snorkeling

5. From Oahu: Wild Dolphin and Wildlife Watch with Snorkeling

Discover what more than 300,000 guests have experienced and share an unforgettable encounter with dolphins in their natural Hawaii habitat on Oahu's west shore. Take a cruise along the stunning west coast of Oahu, and take in views of wild spinner dolphins in crystal clear ocean waters. Participate in a traditional Hawaiian ceremony and snorkel with tropical fish and sea turtles. Relax and enjoy the trip while trained guides, lifesavers, and free divers make sure everyone is safe and comfortable in the water. Enjoy included access to kayaks and SUP boards or relax on the boat after snorkeling, and be entertained with hula dancing and ukulele performances from staff or as they answer questions on Hawaiian culture and history.

Oahu: North Shore and Hanauma Bay Sightseeing Tour

6. Oahu: North Shore and Hanauma Bay Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a fun and relaxing day on Oahu with a sightseeing tour to the North Shore and Hanauma Bay. See the famous Banzai Pipeline where pro-surfers ride the waves. Head to Waimea Bay Beach Park and Waimea Falls (optional) to hike and see some gorgeous waterfalls.  For lunch, dig into some of the best shrimp on the island. Grab a plate, relax, and enjoy yourself. The next step includes the Dole Plantation for a serving of tasty pineapple ice cream. End the day with a ride south on the H3 Highway where you will enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet. Along the highway, you will see where great Hollywood productions such as Jurassic Park and Lost were filmed.

Waikiki: SUP Yoga Class

7. Waikiki: SUP Yoga Class

Enjoy Waikiki from the water as you take part in a SUP yoga class. Meet your instructor at Kuhio Beach early in the morning while the beaches are still free from crowds and distractions. Learn how to paddle and receive a brief introduction to SUP yoga before taking your board out onto the water. The board will be anchored about waist deep. Find your bliss as you start the class with an opening meditation and begin a full vinyasa practice followed by a restorative savasana. Make the most of your time at the end of the class by trying some more advanced poses and capture this special experience by taking a few photos

Maui: 2-Hour Stand-Up Paddleboard Surfing Lesson

8. Maui: 2-Hour Stand-Up Paddleboard Surfing Lesson

Meet the instructor who will set you up with the proper surfing equipment. Begin your lesson with a safety briefing and basic instruction before heading into the clear waters of Maui. Starting with a first few waves in waist-deep water our instructor will provide you with useful tips and information on how to stand up on the surfboard. Feeling confident and excited, it’s time to paddle along the coastline while enjoying the beautiful views of South Maui. At the end of the lesson return the equipment to the instructor and have a quick clean up. Finally, some refreshments will be available to finish off this memorable experience.

Kauai: Personalized Standup Paddle and Yoga Session

9. Kauai: Personalized Standup Paddle and Yoga Session

Whether you are gliding on the quiet Kauai bay waters or floating along the tranquil Wailua River, your stand up paddleboarding (SUP) and yoga adventure will offer a tranquil experience for body and mind. SUP, said to have originated in Hawaii centuries ago, is a growing water sport that provides a relaxing experience while challenging your body. Your seasoned instructors will customize your day to your experience level, guiding you safely to the most serene waters for an SUP tour followed by a hatha yoga flow and meditation session. Soak up the breathtaking setting and learn to embrace the element of water surrounding you while you focus on your balance, core, and serenity.  Feel the ebb and flow of the water underneath you as you start with a leisurely paddle to warm up your muscles. Along the way, you might even encounter turtles, dolphins, and whales in the beautiful waters of Kauai (for ocean lessons). Next, get ready to take your yoga practice offshore and settle into a hatha yoga flow while you skim the surface of the water. Your instructor will guide you through poses that will help you enhance your balance and strengthen your muscles. Sync your movements with each breath and begin to wind down with a meditation session on your board. Finish your experience with a peaceful meditation to calm your mind and expand your consciousness.

Maui: Makena Bay Stand-Up Paddle Tour

10. Maui: Makena Bay Stand-Up Paddle Tour

See Maui the adventurous way with a stand-up paddling (SUP) lesson or tour. Make the most of your private guide, who will lead small groups along the idyllic coastline in Makena Bay for a 2-hour tour or lesson. Enjoy an unforgettable experience getting up close to nature in Maui’s warm, clear blue waters. Start with an early check-in where you will get all the paddling equipment you will need. Your guide will plan out the ideal route based on your interests. Let your guide know ahead of time if there is anything you want to see so the tour can be customized especially for you. Paddle along the coastline, where you will get great views of the bay. Make sure to look out for green sea turtles, manta rays, tropical reef fish and fantastic coral reef. If it’s the right season, be sure to look out for whales and dolphins, too.

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What people are saying about Hawaii

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

It was a very fun and unique experience to be in the water able to see Diamond Head & the beaches & doing yoga. I have never done SUP before and am a very beginner at yoga but it was still enjoyable and the instructor was very friendly and encouraging throughout the class. It was also a smaller class so very personal

It was a really good experience, Chase our tourist guide show us secret places from Oahu that just locals knows also he was willing to go the extra mile for us. I highly recommend this tour and I hope to be back and book it again Mahalo Chase!!!!

Topaz is the sweetest, most kind and fun instructor I’ve had for any yoga activity! I had a hard time keeping up cause I’ve gotten out of shape due to health issues, but she made me feel so at-ease. 10/10 would participate again.

I enjoyed our trip over the weekend. I love to comeback in Honolulu next year. Our bus driver/ tour guide is very friendly and knowledgeable in the places we’ve visited.

All the staffs were so passionate!!! Loved it!!! Great experience! And Jeremy is the best!!