Waikiki Beach

Enter your dates to find available activities

Waikiki Beach: 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) at the end of the day. Climb aboard the spacious Haleiwa Queen, a 50-foot catamaran with 49 seats, an onboard restroom, and shaded deck for your comfort.  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.

    Breath taking views and friendly service felt the love and dedication they had for their guests

  • Oahu: Waikiki Sunset Cocktail Cruise

    2. Oahu: Waikiki Sunset Cocktail Cruise

    What better way to take in Hawaii's legendary sunsets than from the deck of a catamaran, gently rocking in the waves of the Pacific? Treat yourself to an evening on the Honi Olani, our 53- by 30-foot sailing catamaran, and enjoy delicious "pupus", appetizers such as avocado poke, pipikaula (Hawaiian beef) and Maui Onion salad, penne pasta, tortilla chips with pineapple salsa, crudités platter (assorted vegetables), and taro rolls with lilikoi butter. Also enjoy a cheese, grape and cracker plate, a selection of white wines and two free bar drink tickets per adult as you take in the breathtaking landscape of the Hawaiian coast. 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.

    The sunset cruise was excellent. The crew were just great, friendly, engaged and made the experience a lot of fun.

  • Waikiki Trolley Hop-on Hop-off 1, 4 or 7-Day All-Line Pass

    3. Waikiki Trolley Hop-on Hop-off 1, 4 or 7-Day All-Line Pass

    Experience Hawaii from Waikiki Trolley. Cruise the streets, see the cliffs of Oahu’s east shoreline from the top of a double-decker or take an air-conditioned minibus up the Pali Highway to the Nu’uanu Pali Lookout. The Waikiki Trolley also takes you to some of the best sightseeing and scenic spots around the southeast part of Oahu. Hike up Diamond Head via the Green Line, or have an unforgettable dolphin experience at Sea Life Park via the Blue Line. And with the Waikiki Trolley’s unique hop-on, hop-off system, the possibilities for planning your stay in Honolulu are limitless. The Waikiki Trolley is a fun way to discover the highlights of Honolulu. Choose which attractions to explore with five different routes and 43 stops that allow you to experience the unique history and beauty of Oahu. Schedules and timetables can be found on WaikikiTrolley.com Blue Line highlights: Scenic drive...

    The Waikiki Trolley is a great way to get around town and learn a little history from the drivers. Visited in late January 2020...would definitely use again if I return!

  • Oahu: Majestic Full-Day Circle Island Tour

    4. Oahu: Majestic Full-Day Circle Island Tour

    Experience this majestic island tour. Join an adventure and discover all of Oahu’s majestic grandeur. Be captivated by the unique beauty and the dramatic history found at every turn. The morning sun slowly warms the sandy beaches of Waikiki as your guide takes you on a journey through the history of the island. History comes alive before your eyes as you weave up the Koʻolau Mountains to the Nuʻuanu Pali Lookout where King Kamehameha I battled to unite the Hawaiian Islands. Shortly after, gaze at the beautiful Byodo-In Temple, a replica of the Byodo-in Temple in Japan, built to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants in Hawaii. Cruise along seven miles of world-famous surfing beaches on Oahu’s north shore and sample the local flavors along the way. Waimea Valley and its waterfalls await you, discover this beautiful place steeped with history, spirituality ...

    Tour was good, a lot of visited places around the island. Tour guide with experience of island history. Lunch area not in compliance with Covid requirements.

  • Oahu: Premium Waikiki 64-passenger Submarine Tour

    5. Oahu: Premium Waikiki 64-passenger 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 ...

    Submarine tour is amazing! Leaving right at Waikiki Beach, I enjoyed the boat ride first, watching the Waikiki, Diamond Head and our submarine coming out. Cruising under the water was very relaxing and interesting! Guides narrated the whole time telling so many exciting facts. Saw plenty of fish It's a must do during your visit!

  • Hidden Gems of Oahu Tour with North Shore Turtle Snorkeling

    6. Hidden Gems of Oahu Tour with North Shore Turtle Snorkeling

    Take a full-day tour to visit all of Oahu’s major landmarks and hidden spots. This tour includes a special stop to snorkel with the giant Hawaiian green sea turtles.

    Your local guide will talk to you about the history and culture of Hawaii while taking you to some of its lesser-known gems. Experience Hawaii as the locals know and love. Stops also include lots of the major sights such as Chinaman's Hat and Oahu's famous North Shore. Visit sites such as Diamond Head, Halona BlowHole, Makapuu Pt. Macadamia Nut Farm, ChinaMan’s Hat, North Shore Shrimp Trucks, North Shore Fruit Stand, Sunset Beach, Turtle Snorkeling, and Dole Pineapple Plantation. This tour will have you saying "Mahalo" like a local, as you absorb the local saltwater and dine on local cuisine offered by the authentic local food trucks.

    Had an overall pretty good time. Wasn’t impressed with the snorkeling. I was really looking forward to that. That was one main reason I scheduled this. It rained the day before and the waters were super cloudy. Couldn’t see anything and didn’t get to see any sea turtles. So if you’re wanting to snorkel with turtles I wouldn’t recommend this trip.

  • Waikiki: Turtle Canyons Snorkel Excursion

    7. Waikiki: Turtle Canyons Snorkel Excursion

    Experience the magical underwater world of sea turtles. Dive under the waves with a snorkel and see the rainbow of tropical fish. Connect with the wide array of stunning marine life on this two-hour tour.

    Start off with a cruise along the coast, where you can potentially spot spinner dolphins and humpback whales during the wither months. Once at the Turtle Canyons, you’ll get a brief lesson on snorkeling and your snorkeling equipment. 

    Snorkel alongside the sea turtles and tropical sea life under the supervision of a certified lifeguard, returning to the boat whenever you please to relax with complimentary refreshments.

  • Oahu: North Shore Zip Line Adventure with Farm Tour

    8. Oahu: North Shore Zip Line Adventure with Farm Tour

    Take an ATV to the top of the mountain to start 410 feet (125 meters) above sea level. Enjoy constant panoramic views overlooking the North Shore’s famous beaches, lush mountains, and picturesque farms.

    Pass by farms, go through the jungle, and up the mountainside, seeing all the different inland landscapes Hawaii has to offer. Experience 8 side-by-side zipline runs on some of Oahu's longest, highest, and extra-quiet zip lines that range from 500 to 2,400 feet (150-730 meters).

    Along the tour, encounter rappels, sky bridges, scenic boardwalks, and a couple of surprises for some fun activities that challenge you in a safe and controlled way.

    Explore Keana Farms, a working farm that produces over a million pounds of produce each year. See papaya, apple bananas, taro, eggplant, cherry tomatoes, and mor...

    One of our favorite activities that we did in Hawaii. The staffs were friendly and funny making the time fun. I felt comfortable and safe. We would do it again when we come back again. 100% worth the money.

  • Oahu: 3-Hour Dolphin Watching & Snorkel Excursion in Waianae

    9. Oahu: 3-Hour Dolphin Watching & Snorkel Excursion in Waianae

    Climb aboard the luxury 34-foot state-of-the-art cruise vessel “Nai’a I,” and see dolphins and whales playing in the lovely waters of Oahu. The 3-hour excursion will get you close to spinner dolphins and other colorful marine life of the Pacific Ocean. A friendly and experienced team will make sure you have the time of your life, with opportunities to snorkel among some of the best reefs in Hawaii. You will travel in small groups to ensure everyone gets a great view of the sea life. Choose from 2 daily excursions, departing at either 07:00 or 10:30, from the westside of Oahu. Dolphin sightings and swimming in the water with the dolphins is a daily event; although the captain reserves the right to have the final word on letting guests in the water for the safety of you and the dolphins. Snorkel among clear, protected bays that are teeming with sea life. During the winter months of Decem...

    We saw so many dolphins! The guides did a fantastic job making the experience perfect. The snorkeling spot at the end of the trip was also great - there were lots of fish and at least two turtles.

  • Oahu: Morning Snorkel Sail along Waikiki Beach

    10. 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 53-foot sailing catamaran, complete with a 49-passenger capacity.

    fantastic staff who were friendly, helpful, and accommodating. a wonderful experience worth every cent! very safe and a really relaxing way to spend the morning

Other Sightseeing Options in Waikiki Beach

Want to discover all there is to do in Waikiki Beach? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Waikiki Beach

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,343 reviews

Amazing experience overall. It was a group of 4 first time surfers and it couldn't have been a better experience. We all stood up multiple times and our instructors were so patient and encouraging and get amazing shots of us. Can't say enough good things

Amazing experience with the doors off! Beautiful scenery and you get to see a lot of the island. We got a little more than the 45 mins :) Cat, our guide was wonderful. If you’re afraid of heights and don’t like turbulence, I wouldn’t recommend.

One of our favorite activities that we did in Hawaii. The staffs were friendly and funny making the time fun. I felt comfortable and safe. We would do it again when we come back again. 100% worth the money.

We flew doors off and it was really cool, a little terrifying when the helicopter turned and you're looking straight down but still awesome. Highly advise wearing a jacket for doors off.

We had a real awesome and fun time! Would definitely do the whole experience again!