Oahu — Ocean Activities
Oahu is a water paradise just waiting to be enjoyed, with lots to do above, in and around Oahu's pristine waters.
Surfing was a favourite past time of Hawaiian royalty. Oahu is the best place in Hawaii to learn to surf, to
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Oahu's windsurfing spots include Kailua Beach, Kalaeloa and Diamond Head Beach. To rent or learn, try world pro Robbie
Windsurfer off Kailua Beach
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Snorkeling & Scuba
Oahu has abundant snorkeling and diving spots for beginners and pros — one of the best is Hanauma Bay marine preserve, where you can rent equipment. For dive lessons and boat dives, call Aloha Dive Shop or Aaron's Dive Shop while for personal guides and tours contact Clark's Diving Adventures.
There's excellent deep-sea fishing to be enjoyed. Boat captains down by Kewalo Basin charter fishing tours, while shore fishing is also on offer. For those who don't want to actually fish, the early morning fish auction is open on weekdays in Kakaako or tour the Garden & Valley Isle Seafood processing company.
Star of Honolulu
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Oahu offers a variety of boat excursions — including seasonal whale-watching, fun cruises, sunset sails, Friday firework cruises, dinner/entertainment cruises and personal cruises - smooth rides, good food and family fun. Royal Hawaiian Cruise's Navatek 1, Dream Cruises, Paradise Cruises offer a variety of excursion or why not jump on board one of the catamarans on Waikiki Beach for a quick sail.
Kayaks & Canoes
An invigorating experience coupled with incredible views of Oahu's shoreline and marine experiences. Rentals and/or tours available from Kailua Sailboards & Kayaks, Kayak Oahu, Kualoa Ranch and Primetime.