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The Best Adventure Activities in Oahu

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So you have decided to go to Oahu on vacation and you’ve chosen your Oahu vacation rentals, but how can you be sure that you’re going to have a lot of fun while you’re away?

Well, it’s actually quite simple, you can have a lot of fun if you participate in some of the best adventure activities in Oahu.

Read on for more information about some of the very best things you can do while you’re in Oahu, Hawaii:

Safari Jeep Circle Island Tour

Safari Jeep Circle Island Tour

Enjoy a tour of Oahu, and make your way around the island, stopping off at a few different points of interest.  On this six hour tour you will visit Chinaman’s Hat, Diamond Head, Laie Point and the Pali Lookout. You will also get the chance to see some of the world’s most iconic and beautiful beaches, giving you a trip to remember. Every single landmark that you visit will be the ideal location for some stunning photographs so make sure you have your camera at the ready.

When it’s time for lunch stop and enjoy some of the finest shrimp in Hawaii. If you have the time, your guide may be able to take you to one of the local temples, and you may even get the chance to see some monk seals and turtles at home in some secret spots.

If you want to enjoy a safari tour, you need to participate in this tour that leaves from many Waikiki hotels at 9 am.

Diamond Head Crater Adventure

Diamond Head Tours

Take a walk to the stunning Diamond Head Crater on a 3-hour tour, and enjoy being led by an experienced guide who will make sure you have all of the equipment you need. The Diamond Head Crater is Hawaii’s most famous volcano, and you will learn all about its history and its geology too. When you reach the top of the crater you will have some incredible views, so once again it will be time to get your camera at the ready.

The tour begins from a Waikiki Hotel and will involve ascending to an impressive 228 metre summit, so you will need to make sure you’re fit enough to join the adventure. On your way up to the crater, you will not only learn about its history but you will also learn about the local and quite diverse plant life and species of bird that call the area home. You will need to reserve your place on the tour, and you will have to book it at least a day before you walk up to the crater. When you have climbed up to the crater you will be given a certificate to prove that you made the walk, and you’ll be taken back to your hotel so you can rest your weary legs.

Kaneohe Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Kaneohe Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour to Coconut Island

Setting off from your hotel, you will be taken to He’eia State Park where your kayak and snorkel tour will begin. The beaches in this part of Hawaii are a lot less developed than many others which gives them a special feel. As soon as you reach Kaneohe Bay you will be given life jackets, snorkelling equipment, and dry bags. It will then be time for you to head off on your tour.

You will also be given a map that will help you to explore the local area, and everyone will receive a kayaking lesson. When it’s time to head off you’ll get into a kayak that is tied up to a boat, and you will be towed towards Kaneohe Bay.

Once you have arrived at the Bay you’ll have the chance to paddle towards Coconut Island, a place that’s also known as ‘Gilligan’s Island’, and you’ll learn all about the local environment. As soon as you’ve reached Coconut Island, it will be time to start snorkelling, and you may even see some eagle rays, turtles, and manta rays. Spend a bit of time on the island and enjoy a snack before paddling back to the bay. This tour lasts approximately 6 hours and is a lot of fun for anyone who enjoys time on and in the water.

Oahu Party Bike Bar Tour

Oahu Party Bike Bar Tour in Kaka’ako

Why not enjoy a bike tour with a difference? Hop on board a bike that has been built for 15 people, and make your way around Honolulu on the tour that lasts 2 ½ hours. Stop off at different bars and a few clubs, and enjoy a few drinks along the way. You won’t actually have to do very much pedalling as the ‘Bike’ is powered by 14 other people and pulled by a guide who will take you to some of the best places on the island.

Sample different types of beer, learn about how the island was affected by World War II and take a sip of some locally produced alcoholic drinks before being transported to Cafe Duck Butt for some tacos and a spot of karaoke. If you want an adventure that’s a whole lot of fun and includes a few drinks, this is the tour to go on. Depart from 311 Keawe Street, and make your way around the island while you taste some fine beers and cocktails.

There is so much to do in Oahu and you can make your vacation here extra special by participating in one or more of the above adventure activities. Go on the Safari Jeep Circle Island Tour, take a bike ride around the island, do a spot of snorkeling, and head to the Diamond Head Crater. With so much to do you are sure to have a vacation of a lifetime!