Sea AdventuresSee all 101 Things To Do on O‘ahu!

Go Snorkeling

SNORKELING is a great way to get a glimpse of the incredible underwater world surrounding the islands without having to go through training or cash out. To snorkel, all you need is a mask, snorkel and fins; however, tours also offer lessons, factoids, gear, transportation to snorkeling hot spots and sometimes, even lunch. If HANAUMA… Continue »

Meet Hawaii’s Sea Turtles

The gentle, lumbering PACIFIC GREEN SEA TURTLE makes its home in hawaiian waters. These huge, threatened creatures, which can grow to 4 feet and weigh up to 400 pounds, feed on limu (seaweed) that grows on rocks in shallow areas. The turtles, known as honu in Hawaiian, are referred to as green not for the… Continue »

Dive O‘ahu’s Crystalline Water

Thanks to the lava that has poured into the ocean for centuries, hawai‘i’s underwater landscape is a fascinating place to explore. With the advantage of warm water and high visibility, divers can discover a world of lava tubes, arches, caves and caverns, canyons, crevices and pinnacles. Add the occasional sunken vessel, an abundance of reef… Continue »

Get Acquainted with Dolphins

It’s easy to romanticize any encounter with dolphins. With mouths shaped in a perpetual smile, these graceful mammals click and whistle through the water, beckoning the adventurous to come along. Though not considered endangered, dolphins are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which dictates that humans and vessels maintain a distance of at least… Continue »

Try Ocean Encounter of a Different Kind

You’ve tried surfing, body-boarding and SUP. And while snorkeling was great, you just want more. From scuba diving and parasailing to flying in a jet pack, riding in a speedboat, jumping on a water trampoline or riding a banana sled, outfits around the island have made it easy for you to get creative with your… Continue »

Go Underwater Without Getting Wet

A vast technicolor wonderland waits in the coral reefs below the surface of the pacific. This is the kingdom of sea creatures, reefs and underwater gardens, a subterranean view available to snorkelers and divers who have no qualms about traveling underwater. However, if you really don’t want to get wet, don’t sweat it. There are… Continue »

Charter a Fishing Boat

Imagine yourself a few miles off the O‘ahu shoreline on a boat trailing colorful lures. The morning sun is rising as the captain heads toward his favorite fishing grounds. No reason to daydream about deep-sea fishing when you can charter a boat and experience the real thing. There are a number of fishing charters to… Continue »

Paddle a Kayak

Paddling a KAYAK is a good way to leave the world behind and work off some stress. The world moves in slow motion from a seat in a kayak, and all a paddler has to do is concentrate on the rhythm of paddles dipping in and out of the water, squint lazily into the sun… Continue »

Hang Ten In Hale‘Iwa

Life on O‘ahu’s North Shore is centered on its lively surf town with a colorful past. Once the playground of Hawaiian royalty, HALE‘IWA is a picture of the past, with rustic buildings set against the backdrop of picturesque beaches. In fact, these very beaches and their big winter waves are the major draw for this… Continue »

Stand-Up Paddle

Want to walk on water? Try the hottest new water sport: stand-up paddle surfing or SUP. The concept isn’t new. Stand-up paddling originated in Waikiki about 60 years ago, when beach boy surfing, as it was known then, was commonly used to get past the occasional flat-surf day. With the help of a lightweight paddle… Continue »