Kewalo Basin Harbor, Honolulu

Kewalo Basin Harbor: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Honolulu: Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Sunset Cruise

1. From Honolulu: Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Sunset Cruise

Experience the beauty of Oahu's south shore as you sail towards the volcanic tuff cone of Lēʻahi (Diamond Head) as the sun dips below the horizon on this tour from Honolulu. Hear about Waikīkī with fascinating commentary from the local crew. Climb aboard the spacious Haleiwa Queen, a 50-foot catamaran with 49 seats, an onboard restroom, and shaded deck for your comfort. Have the chance to bring your own food and drink to enjoy while you sail. Enjoy a comfortable ride as the crew shares their knowledge about Waikīkī, the thriving farm productions, and royalty that have frequented the area throughout history. Learn about its transition into an urban society. Leave with a newfound appreciation for the people and marine life of Hawaii, and then gaze in awe as the sun reflects off the city skyline, overlooked by the towering peak of Diamond Head, at magical sunset hour.

Oahu: Honolulu Parasailing Experience

2. Oahu: Honolulu Parasailing Experience

Soar above the vibrant city of Oahu on a peaceful but exciting parasailing trip. Take off from the scenic Waikiki Beach and take in views of the island's golden sand beaches, turquoise waters, and cityscape. You'll even catch a unique glimpse of Diamond Head from a privileged perspective. Enjoy a truly introspective experience by flying away from the hustle and bustle of the area. All the noise from the boat and the city will cut away as you ascend, leaving you and your flight buddy in your own bubble of paradise. Make the most of your Hawaii holiday and experience Oahu in a unique way. Seize this incredible opportunity to go parasailing in the company of a professional team, providing all the necessary instructions and high-quality equipment to keep you safe at all times.

From Honolulu: Turtle Snorkeling Tour

3. From Honolulu: Turtle Snorkeling Tour

Enjoy a peaceful cruise off the coast of Honolulu complete with a snorkeling experience where you'll get the chance to swim with sea turtles. Water, soft drinks, and snacks are provided on board. Board your catamaran at the Kewalo Basin Harbor and set out to explore the waters off the coast of Oahu. As you cruise, sit back and relax on the multi-level deck and admire panoramic views of Hawaii's tropical scenery. Then, hop into the water and swim within a safe viewing distance of the tropical fish and turtles that regularly frequent these waters. If you visit between December and April, you may even be lucky enough to spot humpback whales and dolphins.

Oahu: Morning Snorkel Sail along Waikiki Beach

4. Oahu: Morning Snorkel Sail along Waikiki Beach

Embark on a sailing tour, absorbing from a distance the Waikiki sights. Once far enough out at sea, you will have the opportunity to partake in a thrilling snorkeling experiences where you will be able to see Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. If you don’t see turtles, you will be invited to come back and redo the tour free of charge. During whale season (December through April), you will also stop to watch these majestic mammals in their natural environment. Your guides will be onboard to facilitate your experience every step of the way. Departing from Kewalo Basin Harbor, Waikiki, you will board your 65-foot sailing catamaran, complete with a 80-passenger capacity.

From Honolulu: Diamond Head Sunrise Tour & Turtle Snorkeling

5. From Honolulu: Diamond Head Sunrise Tour & Turtle Snorkeling

Discover the beauty of Diamond Head with an early morning sunrise hike, followed by a snorkeling cruise where you can spot sea turtles in their natural habitat. Start with pickup from one of the selected meeting points in Honolulu. Begin the tour with an early morning mountain hike on Diamond Head. The 30-minute one-way hike offers the best 360-degree panoramic view of Waikiki and the vast ocean from the observation deck at the top of the mountain. Following the hike, enjoy a 2-hour catamaran cruise. Snorkel off the coast of Waikiki and discover the vibrant underwater world. In addition to swimming with native sea turtles, discover a variety of tropical fish species. Afterward, enjoy some soft drinks and snacks. After snorkeling, hop back on the catamaran for your return journey to the island. Then you will be dropped off at the starting point.

Honolulu: Private Catamaran Sunset Cruise with A Guide

6. Honolulu: Private Catamaran Sunset Cruise with A Guide

Discover Oahu with a guide on a private catamaran sunset cruise. Head to Diamond Head to spot marine wildlife and cruise past Waikiki. Jump into the turquoise waters to swim or snorkel with the gear provided or relax in the cabin with your own music playing via the onboard Bluetooth sound system. Depart from Kewalo Basin Harbor and make your way up the coastline to the iconic Diamond Head. Take your time and stop along the way if you spot any sea turtles, spinner dolphins, or whales (January to March). Marvel at these sea animals in their natural habitat. Move onward to take in striking views of the deep blue ocean and the lush south coast of the island. Once at the top of the route, discover a calm anchorage to relax at. Dive into the water to snorkel and swim or just dip your toes in the water as you soak in this relaxing end to the day. Best of all, make the most of your private charter by playing your own music on the catamaran's speakers and bring any drinks and food you would like to enjoy during your time at sea. Learn about the island's history and culture from your local guides as they share their knowledge, passion, and skill en route. Head back to the harbor as you watch the sun set in the sea.

Honolulu: Guided Oceanfront Sidewalk Surfing E-Scooter Tour

7. Honolulu: Guided Oceanfront Sidewalk Surfing E-Scooter Tour

Hop onto a state-of-the-art electric scooter and embark on a guided tour through Honolulu's oceanfront parks. Your e-scooter adventure begins at Kakaako Waterfront Park and takes you all the way to the Kahanamoku Lagoon boardwalk and back again. Start your street surfing tour with a safety briefing and learn how to ride the Cycleboard scooter. These state-of-the-art e-scooters are designed for ease of use and are fitted with 2 front wheels and 1 rear wheel, making them self-balancing. The handlebar is fixed and used for acceleration and braking, so you'll steer your scooter by shifting your weight left or right, kind of like riding a surfboard. Various speed levels mean that you can travel at a speed that you feel comfortable at. Once you're fitted with your helmet and feel comfortable riding your scooter, set out to explore Oahu's south shore in style. Surf along paved beachfront paths and access areas that you may otherwise not see. Cruise through Kakaako Waterfront Park and Ala Moana Beach Park. See the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon and admire views of the iconic Diamond Head Crater in the distance. Stop along the way to take photos, enjoy a quick water break, and listen to fun stories and interesting facts told by your guide. Wind your way along the carefully designed route, ending your tour back where it began, at the Kakaako Waterfront Park.  

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What people are saying about Kewalo Basin Harbor

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 328 reviews

Really laid back and relaxing. Did the sunset tour. Didn't see many fish - but it was really about the sunset! It was beautiful. Yes, you could see it from shore, but there would be obstructions. My photos only have the ocean, sunset, and sky!

Daniel and Jason were great. They made the experience real fun and lively. Felt like a good local experience. Parasailing was a blast

Amazing experience!! Mike & RJ were so welcoming and personable! Very organized and new-user friendly! Thank you!!!

This was such a fun experience! Super punctual, funny! They definitely want you to have a great time while on board

We got to see dolphins and sea turtles. It was excellent. The captains were friendly and very informative.