One way to gain a diff erent perspective on Waikīkī — and life in general — is to go sailing in a catamaran. You can take a sunset jaunt, a dinner cruise or a leisurely midday sail in waters off Waikīkī beach or the Hale‘iwa shoreline.
Other cruise catamarans dock at Kewalo Basin and also set sail for Diamond Head.
Don’t let the North Shore’s renowned big waves dissuade thoughts of going for a sail on that side of the island. NANI KAI OCEAN ADVENTURES (nanikaioceanadventures.com) takes guests aboard the Kama Hele Kai, a 32-foot “ocean traveler” lightning power catamaran, out of Hale‘iwa Small Boat Harbor on journeys along O‘ahu’s North Shore. Glimpse dolphins, humpback whales (during season), and even sharks in their natural habitat. See Ka‘ena Point, Waimea Valley and Sunset Beach from a diff erent vantage point: the Pacifi c Ocean. Choose from sunrise, midday and sunset cruises. NANI KAI OCEAN ADVENTURES 808-690-3475