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Our most recommended Honolulu Family-friendly Activities

Honolulu: Queens Waikiki Luau

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

2. 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: Waikiki Sunset Luau

3. 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.

Honolulu: Diamond Head Sunrise & Parasail (Standard)

4. Honolulu: Diamond Head Sunrise & Parasail (Standard)

Experience a Hawaiian sunrise at Honolulu's iconic landmark, Diamond Head, and have an unforgettable experience parasailing in the sea. Experience Oahu from mountain to ocean on this tour. Begin your morning with a pickup from your hotel and hike up Diamond Head. Reach the observation deck at the top of the mountain and enjoy panoramic views of Waikiki and the vast ocean from the observation deck. Wake up with the sun and experience a refreshing morning. After your Diamond Head sunrise, make your way back down the mountain towards the sea. Get ready to parasail and choose from 3 heights to fly at. As you glide through the sky, feel like a bird while looking down at the emerald blue sea. Your tour concludes in the late morning when you will be dropped back off at your hotel so you have the rest of the day to spend at your leisure.

Oahu: Kids Surfing Lesson in Waikiki Beach (up to 12)

5. Oahu: Kids Surfing Lesson in Waikiki Beach (up to 12)

Whether surfing is something the kids have been begging to try forever, or you simply want something to enhance their time on Oahu, this 2-hour surf lesson should be just the ticket. Available for “keiki” (Hawaiian for “child” or “little one”) aged between 4 and 12 years old, lessons are carried out by professional, patient surf instructors that provide young surfers with the optimal surf experience and the greatest level of care. Watch as the little ones accelerate their confidence, learning surfing tips and techniques via 1-on-1 instruction. All lessons include at least 20 minutes of beach technique, how to stand up your surfboard proper way, safety and etiquette instruction, and more than an hour of open-ocean instruction. You will leave with a Surfer Girl Academy original gift sticker and surf pictures service (optional) to remember the day your kid caught a break, and you can rest assured that the surf academy comes with the best customer service reputation in the industry.

Waikiki Beach: 1-Hour Surf Lesson for 2 People

6. 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.

Honolulu: Diamond Head Hike and Sunrise Parasail(Deluxe)

7. Honolulu: Diamond Head Hike and Sunrise Parasail(Deluxe)

A half-day tour of Hawaii's oceans, mountains, and popular gourmet food! First of all, climb the mountain like a hike with Diamond Head first thing in the morning. A 30-minute one-way hike offers the best 360-degree panoramic views of Waikiki and the vast ocean from the observation deck at the top of the mountain. The daytime scenery is beautiful, but the sunrise and scenery on a refreshing morning look even brighter. After the hike, eat the Hawaiian snack Leonard's Malasada and be satisfied with your stomach ♪ And finally from the mountain to the sea! Feel like a bird while looking down at the emerald blue sea with parasailing that you can choose from 3 heights Please enjoy. Since the tour is only in the morning, you can spend the afternoon shopping and relaxing effectively. ・ Standard: 700 feet 7 minutes ・ Deluxe: 850ft 8 minutes ・ Extreme: 1000 feet 11 minutes ・ Observation only (* Children under the age of 7 are not allowed to participate in parasailing.)

Honolulu: Diamond Head Morning Hike with Breakfast & Pickup

8. Honolulu: Diamond Head Morning Hike with Breakfast & Pickup

Enjoy a calm morning at Diamond Head as you make your way to the summit on an easy hike and take in the spectacular panoramic views of Waikiki. Join this guided trip and see one of the highlights of Oahu before enjoying a delicious breakfast to unwind. Get picked up from your accommodation in Honolulu early in the morning and head over to Diamond Head with the hopes to reach the summit before sunrise. Walk up a sturdy staircase on a lovely hike that's suitable for beginners and take some time at the top to admire the scenery. Climb down and relax at Il Lupino, a popular restaurant around Royal Hawaiian Center. Enjoy a delicious breakfast of eggs benedict, perfect for a fresh Hawaiian morning. Delight your palate with crispy English muffins, topped with ham and melted eggs, and creamy Hollandaise sauce on top.

Waikiki Beach: Eco-Friendly Whale Watching Cruise

9. Waikiki Beach: Eco-Friendly Whale Watching Cruise

Enjoy a catamaran tour departing from Kewalo Basin Harbor and discover Humpback whales frolicking in their natural habitat on this cruise. Discover the Hawaiian Islands and enjoy snacks and drinks as you sail. Explore the shores of the main Hawaiian Islands, which are a favorite destination for humpback whales. See families of whales breach the water's surface, a spectacular sight to behold. As you ride along the waves, enjoy sodas, cookies, and chips as you watch for the whales. Enjoy the views from the double-deck power catamaran, a great vantage point for whale watching.

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 Honolulu

Great Performance, dinner was delicious well organized event and the decoration was incredible sweet and inspiring with the amazing view in the background of the stage of the beautiful Manana Island. Charming show very interactive with audience. Super fun! Definitely I will come back again and refer this phenomenal experience!

Great experience for my son, he loved every minute of this lesson. We just booked another lesson for another day.

Intimate gathering in the heart of Waikiki! Organized well, great food and amazing entertainment!!!!! Loved it!!

Such an amazing experience! Loved every minute of it. Has to be the luau with the best view!

Great 1 on 1 training. Worked great for 2 people and one instructor.