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Honolulu: Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona, Might Mo, and City Tour

1. Honolulu: Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona, Might Mo, and City Tour

Be picked up from a select number of locations in Honolulu and spend the day exploring a part of US history in Honolulu. See Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona, Battleship Missouri, and Honolulu. Arrive at Pearl Harbor and be transported back in time with an audio guide tour of the USS Arizona Memorial. See footage and memorabilia from the attack on Pearl Harbor as you admire the final resting place of the sunken ship. See Mighty Mo, the Battleship Missouri, up close, and walk the decks while you listen to its storied history from your guide. Visit the Battleship Missouri, also known as Mighty Mo, and walk the decks of the battleship. Learn about the history of the ship and its role in ending WWII. From Pearl Harbor, head to Honolulu. Pass Hawaii icons like the King Kamehameha Statue, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Punchbowl, the Hawaii State Capitol, City Hall, and Kawaiahao Church.

Oahu: Waikiki Undersea Adventure Submarine Tour

2. Oahu: Waikiki Undersea Adventure Submarine Tour

Climb aboard Atlantis XIV, the world's largest hi-tech passenger submarine which holds a whopping 64 passengers—that's 16 more people compared to the smaller 48-passenger submarines. Dive 100 feet below the surface and experience Waikiki’s marine mysteries. Being in a submarine and descending to 100 feet underwater is an adventure in itself. Also get to see real marine life up close. The Atlantis Waikiki dive site is home to many Hawaiian fishes, coral, and turtles. Known for its quality and safety, Atlantis is an eye-opening experience that takes you beyond the classroom as you learn about coral, reef life, and submersibles while visiting sunken shipwrecks, airplanes, and other artificial reefs. Atlantis has a spacious air-conditioned interior, large viewports, and comfortable seating. The hi-tech 64-passenger large submarine offers an enhanced amount of personal space and viewports. 

Oahu: Waikiki Sunset Cruise with Live DJ

3. Oahu: Waikiki Sunset Cruise with Live DJ

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.

Oahu: Self-Drive Sightseeing Road Trip

4. Oahu: Self-Drive Sightseeing Road Trip

Combine the convenience of a tour with the flexibility of a road trip. This app will take you to O'ahu's best beaches and landscapes, as well as off-the-beaten-path gems. Explore the gorgeous and green Manoa Valley before driving to Tantalus Mountain for some breathtaking city views. After, visit the Punchbowl Memorial Cemetery and learn about its unique significance. Experiences you can have on the tour are: •⁠ Watch surfers at Banzai Pipeline •⁠ Hike to a waterfall at Waimea Valley •⁠ Eat garlic shrimp in Kahuku and shave ice in Haleiwa •⁠ Snorkel at Shark’s Cove (no sharks) •⁠ Grab a Dole Whip at the Dole Plantation •⁠ Hike Diamond Head Crater •⁠ Snorkel at Hanauma Bay •⁠ Hike Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail •⁠ Relax at Lanikai Beach •⁠ Grab lunch in Kailua Town •⁠ Explore Manoa Valley before driving to Tantalus Mountain

Hawaii: Self-Guided Driving Tours Bundle

5. Hawaii: Self-Guided Driving Tours Bundle

Access this bundle of self-guided driving tours around the Hawaiian islands of O’ahu, Maui, and Kauai. Discover the islands on your own personal adventure, and see the unique charms and beauty of each. On O’ahu, begin in the city of Honolulu and get your first taste of local culture, revisit the events of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and see the former royal palace. Continue towards some stunning beaches followed by a stop at a giant volcanic crater. At all locations, admire the fantastic scenery. As you drive, hear learn about the power struggle between Kamehameha’s and his rival Kalanikūpule, which reached its crescendo on the towering cliffs of O’ahu. Spot some tranquil waterfalls and pass through a sleepy town where a former president used to spend his winters. On Maui, immerse yourself in Hawaiian history, culture, and legends, including the myth of the demigod who pulled the island out of the ocean. Drive to some of the most demanding surfing destinations on the island. Hear about the ancient traditions of Hawaiian society and changes in modern times. Explore the coastal Road to Hana, featuring astonishing bays and beaches, as well as some scenic hiking trails like the Waikamoi Ridge Trail. After you pass the sparkling Waikani Falls, you’ll also have the chance to visit the village where Beatle George Harrison chose to retire Discover the island of Kauai that has for a long time been one of Hawaii’s hidden gems. This island is home to a strange blend of pristine wilderness and remnants of a bygone era. One moment you’ll be watching sea turtles bask on a beach or snapping photos of a tunnel made of dense trees, and the next you’ll find yourself in an old, restored sugar mill town or looking at the remains of a Russian fort. You’ll also get a glimpse into Kauai’s equally peculiar history, full of twists and turns you might not expect. To add that extra eclectic flavor to your Hawaiian vacation, Kauai is a must-visit.

Oahu: Grand Circle Island Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

6. Oahu: Grand Circle Island Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

With an app that functions as your guide, audio tour, and map all in one, explore Oahu and the vibrant city of Honolulu that offers a little bit of everything, from lush greenery to the most stunning beaches in the world. Cruise around this tropical paradise, hike its best trails, and learn about its incredible conflict-strewn history, all from the comfort of your own vehicle. As an added perk, enjoy animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms, along many of the tour stops. After downloading the tour app (download instructions sent via email after booking), start your Oahu adventure at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial where you’ll begin to learn about the unexpected history of Honolulu. Next is Aloha Tower, one of the city’s most iconic attractions. Continuing on, see Iolani Palace, the extravagant former home of Hawaii’s monarchs, as well as a statue of King Kamehameha the Great. The first beach on the Oahu tour is Ala Moana Beach, a pristine stretch of sand that was once used for something else entirely. Then, visit Waikiki Beach, where surfing superstar Duke Kanahamoku got his start before he transformed the world of surfing forever. Leaving the beaches for a moment, get an up-close look at Diamond Head State Park, an enormous volcanic crater and Hawaii’s most popular park. Head toward the volcanic China Walls next, where you’ll hear the dramatic tale of Kamehameha’s rise to power and his rival, Kalanikūpule, who was willing to do the unspeakable to take control for himself. At the Hanauma Bay Lookout, find some of the most spectacular views; be sure to have your camera at the ready. For a less crowded spot, follow the route to the next lookout, which most visitors miss. After passing some seriously scenic shoreline, spot Rabbit Island just off the coast and learn about the utterly failed rabbit farm that once operated here. Then come to Waimānalo Beach, the perfect stop for anyone seeking a little seclusion. As you approach the town of Kailua, hear a dramatic account of the Battle of Nu’uanu. If you’re a kayaker, you won’t want to miss Kailua’s beach. Up next, catch a glimpse of the last remaining Heiau on Oahu. These ancient temples were deeply sacred to the Hawaiians and still hold a great deal of significance today. Find a trail to one of Oahu’s famous waterfalls. If you’re craving more nature, the Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden will be just ahead, offering a staggering 400 acres of carefully cultivated flora. You might not expect a huge Buddhist temple in Hawaii, but that’s the next stop! After checking out the Byodo-In Temple, reach the Kualoa Ranch that’s become a Hollywood favorite. Wildlife enthusiasts will love what comes next: a huge wildlife refuge and Turtle Beach, frequented by the enormous Hawaiian green sea turtles. Then, head to Sunset Beach, the perfect spot to catch the day’s final rays of light. Later, head to the historic Dole Plantation, where the tour concludes.

Oahu: Friday Night Waikiki Fireworks Dinner Sail

7. Oahu: Friday Night Waikiki Fireworks Dinner Sail

Hawaii is a magical place, and the perfect place for lovers, families or business meetings. Whatever your purpose here on our special islands, we strive to bring you the best and most exciting food that Hawaii has to offer in a spectacular Fireworks dinner perfect for your trip! Menu: Marinated chicken w/soy sake glaze (2 pieces w/lettuce), 2 slider rolls (taro & whole wheat slider rolls), pineapple relish, 1 best foods mayo packet. Gluten free: (advance notice needed) Steamed rice & chicken (no sauce). Vegan/Vegetarian: (advance notice needed) Tofu & veggie w/garlic sauce, steamed white rice, green salad w/lemon miso dressing. Unlimited non-alcohol beverages. Two free bar drink tickets per adult; $1 beer/$2 wine/mixers for extra. Enjoy a peaceful night mingling with your friends and family before the spectacular Fireworks display at the end of the evening. We have the best seats in the house, so sit back and enjoy the show!

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What people are saying about Honolulu

My partner and I came, and from the start, it felt so welcoming they made sure we were all there and ready to party! The sunset was so worth it, and meeting new people drinking, and letting loose it was the best energy. I had so much fun the Dj was playing great music we danced and had so much fun. Melanie Rachel, Natalie, tiana captain Matt Were the best ! I can’t wait to come back !

Very happy that the tour covers so much. The downtown Honolulu and Chinatown viewing was just enough that it saved us from giving up another day to sightseeing. I highly recommend this tour as it includes The Mighty Mo as well as the Arizona Memorial. Our guide, Kobo, was professional, personable and taught us a wee bit of Hawaiian.

As a visitor from England and from a Royal Navy family who’s Father served as a 16yr old The Japanese gave Churchill what he wanted the Americans In the war with their industrial might.. The USS Missouri is American industrial might.

It was an awesome experience, great music & just enough time & the fireworks were a bonus!

It was an amazing experience. Definitely a must try activity!