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Honolulu: Waikiki Sunset and Whale Watching Cruise

1. Honolulu: Waikiki Sunset and Whale Watching Cruise

It is finally that time of year where the beautiful humpback whales make their return to the Hawaiian islands after migrating from Alaska! Step aboard the Island Princess and catch the beautiful sunset on the Waikiki horizon while searching for our seasonal humpback whales! Explore the bay of Waikiki and see Diamond Head Crater (Lē‘ahi Crater), check out the gorgeous turquoise waters, and learn about the majestic creatures and the local area with our experienced and knowledgeable crew! Bring your own beverages, sit back, and enjoy the view!

Waikiki: Sunset Party Boat Cruise (Live DJ with Dance-floor)

2. Waikiki: Sunset Party Boat Cruise (Live DJ with Dance-floor)

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: Helicopter Tour with Doors On or Off

3. Oahu: Helicopter Tour with Doors On or Off

Take a scenic helicopter flight over Oahu and marvel at the island's highlights from the air. Choose between a shared or private tour option to best suit you. See Waikiki Beach, Makapu’u Lighthouse, the Chinaman's Hat, and much more. Begin the helicopter adventure with a flight over Honolulu Harbor. See the Aloha Tower, which has been welcoming ships into the harbor for nearly a century. As you soar down the coast, go past the Waikiki beaches, looping around Diamond Head. Shortly, witness Maunalua Bay open in front of your eyes, revealing the island's world-renowned reefs. Be greeted by Makapu’u Lighthouse after the rocky cliffs before you travel up Windward Coast. Pass Lanikai Beach and then see the appropriately named Chinaman’s Hat, the island’s iconic monument. But it’s not all beach and coastline on your tour. Get a chance to experience the lush tropical landscapes of the Ka’a’awa Valley and see the beautiful Sacred Falls. On your homeward journey, catch sight of the Dole Pineapple Plantation. Get an emotional flyover of Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial. The top sights include Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, Makapu’u Lighthouse, Lanikai Beach, Chinaman’s Hat, Ka’a’awa Valley, Sacred Falls, and Dole Pineapple Plantation.

Honolulu: Diamond Head Cruise with Drinks and Appetizers

4. Honolulu: Diamond Head Cruise with Drinks and Appetizers

Discover the beauty of the Diamond Head volcanic cone from the water on this sailing catamaran cruise from Honolulu. Watch the sunset and delight your senses with delicious local food and the fresh ocean air as you sail on a 65-foot catamaran.  Board the Honu Lani and sail out into the water. Enjoy unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and 2 alcoholic drinks. Take in the breathtaking landscape of the Hawaiian coast as you cruise along the shores of Waikiki.  Admire views of the Diamond Head volcanic cone and savor a delicious bento-style dinner with chilled beverages. Sailing south toward Diamond Head, you may even be so lucky as to glimpse the green flash as the sun slips below the horizon. Enjoy this peaceful evening with the ocean breeze in your hair for an authentic Waikiki experience.

Oahu: Twin Islands Guided Kailua Kayak Tour

5. Oahu: Twin Islands Guided Kailua Kayak Tour

This kayak tour is led by certified lifeguards and true watermen and women, ensuring that your activities for the day go off without incident. During the day you will kayak to some of your guide's favorite spots, including secret, secluded locations throughout the bay where you can discover marine life, great snorkelling spots, a place to kayak surf, discover hidden tide pools, secluded coves, and visit a sea-bird sanctuary.  You will have the opportunity to snorkel with your guide in a live coral reef inside Kailua's turtle feeding grounds and enjoy the idyllic, tropical paradise settings. During your tour, you will collect marine plastics and learn how to positively interact with local wildlife. The local partner is a leader for sustainable tourism and incorporates eco-friendly practices into their tours such as eliminating single-use-plastics from their lunches.

From Honolulu: Waikiki Sunset and Cocktail Cruise

6. From Honolulu: Waikiki Sunset and Cocktail Cruise

Admire a spectacular sunset and take in the beautiful cityscape aboard a cruise with a full-service bar and a spacious lounge. Feel the Hawaiian breeze on your face from the open-air top deck. Travel along the striking Waikiki coastline all the way to Diamond Head and enjoy a welcome drink. Board your boat and receive your welcome drink before heading out to sea. Depart from the harbor and see iconic Oahu landmarks as you travel along the Waikiki coast toward Diamond Head and back. Watch the passing landscapes from the air-conditioned lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows. Sit back as you observe the colorful sunset from the water. Make the most of your experience by purchasing additional drinks and snacks from the onboard bar.

Oahu: Path to Pali 30-Minute Doors On or Off Helicopter Tour

7. Oahu: Path to Pali 30-Minute Doors On or Off Helicopter Tour

Take in the beautiful island of Oahu from thrilling heights on this 30-minute helicopter tour. Select between private or shared tour options. Your tour begins on the island's South Shore where you can see the Waikiki skyline and beaches from a new perspective. After taking in the iconic Diamond Head, approach the magnificent Hanauma Bay and its glorious waters and cliffs. Makapu’u Point and its lighthouse will appear before you as you head down the Windward Coast, one of the world’s most scenic coastlines. Admire the island's crystal-clear waters and white sandy beaches before you turn inland for a jaw-dropping glimpse of Mt. Olomana. Next, see the Nu’uanu Pali cliffs, carved from the volcanic fires of the island, now lined with lush rainforest. Last, but most certainly not least, come home to the famous Pearl Harbor, home to the USS Arizona Memorial.

Waikiki: Scenic Gondola Cruise with Drinks and Pastries

8. Waikiki: Scenic Gondola Cruise with Drinks and Pastries

Experience an unforgettable journey on the only Venetian gondola boat tour in Hawaii. Access a third and fourth passenger ride at a discounted rate. Be captivated by the most amazing views on this finely crafted Italian boat and experience for yourself the wonders of the coastline of Honolulu. Enjoy refreshing drinks and delicious pastries while cruising the calm waters and taking in the sights and famous Oahu landmarks. Your expert gondolier will guide the vessel throughout a musical ride as you sit back and relax. Gondolas provide a more intimate alternative to catamarans, perfect for guests that want a smaller group experience, being able to go where no other commercial watercraft can go. You will traverse under 3 bridges in Waikiki, glide along the harbor, and pass by Magic Island and Diamond Head. The tour never goes out into the sometimes choppy, wavy ocean so a smooth stable ride is enjoyed by all.

Oahu: Friday Night Fireworks Cocktail Cruise

9. Oahu: Friday Night Fireworks Cocktail Cruise

Experience an unforgettable evening with Friday fireworks and cocktails on the sea aboard "The Majestic." Cruise in comfort aboard a sleek, modern ship, as Waikiki’s skies soften to peaceful twilight-colored hues. Grab a hand-crafted cocktail from the full-service bar and cocktail lounge on the sea while you soak in breathtaking views from the air-conditioned lounge. Don’t miss this top-level deck which offers 360-degree, open-air views of Waikiki’s famous coastline as the city comes to life with its glimmering evening lights. Feel free to roam all three levels of our spacious ship to get a front-row seat to Oahu’s stunning fireworks show. See this vibrant display from a whole new perspective as the colorful lights reflect off the sea. Kick back and enjoy live entertainment too.

Oahu: Friday Night Waikiki Fireworks Dinner Sail

10. 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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This was a great experience for a great price. I was a little skeptical at first that we would see any whales, as the ocean is so large and there’s no knowing when and where exactly they will show, but I booked anyway to see the beautiful Hawaiian sunset on a boat. We ended up seeing a couple of whales tails come above the water 4 different times! I appreciated that the boat captain would quickly drive the boat to any location that we saw whales off in the distance. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to see whales and a beautiful sunset at the same time!

great evening with Greg and crew. sunset was awesome and we got to see a whale. only shortcoming was the food. Though good, it was not what we perceived as advertised.

We saw the whale that was awesome, the sunset was amazingly beautiful, and the staff were so friendly and professional, we love it!

An unforgettable experience. Host was very professional and kind. Recommended for any couple searching for a special moment.

Very enjoyable and relaxing. Great service and view.