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Named the Gathering Place of the Hawaiian Islands, the Island of Oahu with the city of Honolulu is the exciting center of the Aloha State.

Famous Waikiki Beach, the heart of Oahu and a world class resort area, offers outstanding dining, entertainment, shopping, attractions of many kinds, and hotel accommodations to fit any budget.

Down the shore from Waikiki Beach is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Hawaii, Diamond Head. This extinct volcano crater sits solemnly above another fabulous beach filled with sun worshippers and surfers.

Beyond Waikiki, Oahu becomes a quietly enchanting island. There are 23 state parks on the ocean and throughout the interior. On the North Shore, the Pacific Ocean's deep strength is shown where massive waves pound the shore in an unforgettable rhythm.

History buffs can trace the million year story of the islands on Oahu, or relive more recent history at the US Navy Base in Pearl Harbor.

Oahu's Best Attractions

Waikiki Beach
Waikiki Beach

Take a stroll on the world's most famous beach! Waikiki is the one place you definitely don't want to miss while visiting Oahu. You can splash in the warm tropical waters, body surf, windsurf, rent a water cycle and pedal through the waves, learn to ride a surfboard, or simply walk barefoot and feel the sand between your toes. If that sounds too much like work, why not rent a beach chair and work on your tan? And remember, there are plenty of shops and bars right on the beach to meet your every need, from refreshment to suntan oil.
Society of Seven

In search of entertainment to engage your senses and thrill your artistic palate? The Society of Seven fits the bill, and how. Oahu's most spirited performing arts group has headlined at the Outrigger Waikiki Hotel for more than 30 years, and once you experience their show you'll understand why. Vastly talented and more than a little zany, these seven performers pile it on thick: they play just about every musical instrument available, parody famous celebrities, delivery Vegas-style dance numbers, belt out show tunes and modern hits, pull outrageous gags, spout hilarious ad libs, and generally offer an all-around performance of a lifetime. Here's a chance to enjoy their spirited combination of comedy, music, dance, and celebrity impersonation in style No performing group on Oahu entertains like the septet known as the Society of Seven, headliners at the Outrigger Waikiki Hotel. Afterwards, the group will do its best to assuage your hunger for great entertainment.
Dolphin Excursions

If you're like many people, you've dreamed of swimming with dolphins in their natural habitat. Why not become one of the select few to fulfill that dream? Oahu's west coast teems with colorful fish, curious Hawaiian green sea turtles, and plenty of wild spinner dolphins. Captain Victor Lozano knows exactly where they are, and takes small groups of lucky adventurers out to their playground on a daily basis. Once in the midst of a pod (group) of dolphins, you'll be able to jump in and snorkel with these magnificent creatures. All equipment is provided on this fun, safe once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
Diamond Head Snorkel & BBQ

Swim and snorkel next to picturesque Diamond Head, splash into the ocean from the water slide, bounce on the giant trampoline, sail on a windsurfer, or simply float your cares away on a comfortable raft - fun for everyone! After a scenic cruise to Diamond Head, the Starlet will anchor at Kewalo Reef for some fun in the crystal clear waters off Waikiki and Diamond Head. Activities include snorkeling (all gear and instruction provided), water trampoline, water slide into the ocean, and use of kayaks, windsurfers, water toys and rafts. When you want a break from the water activities, enjoy the sunbathing deck or relax in the shade of the cabin.
Atlantis Submarines Oahu

Climb aboard an Atlantis Submarine, the world's largest fleet of hi-tech passenger submarines. Your adventure begins with transportation from the to Waikiki's Hilton Hawaiian Village where you will be escorted to the Atlantis Pier. Here you will board the Atlantis transfer vessel for a 15-minute boat ride with scenic views ofWaikiki and Diamond Head. Upon arrival at the Atlantis dive site you will transfer to the submarine. The AtlantisWaikiki dive site is home to many Hawaiian fishes, coral and turtles. Known for its quality and safety, Atlantis Submarines is an eye-opening experience that takes you beyond the classroom as you learn about coral, reef life and submersibles while visiting our sunken shipwrecks, airplane and other artificial reefs. The friendly crew will share their love of the ocean with you. With a spacious airconditioned interior, large view ports and comfortable seating, this one-of-a-kind submarine allows you access to Hawaii's sea life. If you haven't been to the bottom of the ocean before, this tour is a "must-do."
Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Located on Waikiki Beach, the pink stucco Royal Hawaiian has been attracting celebrities and discriminating travelers since it opened in 1927. World-class shopping begins in the hotel's shops and continues right outside the entrance. Air-conditioned rooms provide 21st-century comfort and convenience. Carved-wood doors, dark-wood Queen Anne decor, high ceilings, and wide hallways return guests to an era when leisure was an art. The hotel's unique Spanish-Moorish architecture promises something different, and the Royal Hawaiian delivers with attentive service, relaxing tranquility, and modern amenities unobtrusively blended with traditional delights, such as the fresh banana bread delivered to each guest upon arrival.
Star Of Honolulu Dinner Cruise

Here's the ultimate romantic luxurious cruise, with your own private limousine! The limo picks you up at your hotel and transports you in style to the Star of Honolulu, returning you after the dinner cruise is over. Once you arrive you'll be swept off to the Captain's Welcome Party and served a sumptuous dinner followed by live jazz music, as you enjoy dancing and breathtaking views of Oahu. If you're thirsty, you'll be able to grab a drink from one of the handy lanai bars. It all adds up to a golden evening you'll remember for many years to come!
Polynesian Cultural Center

Visit the Polynesian Cultural Center just once and you'll know why they call it Hawaii's Favorite Visitor Attraction! You'll explore seven Polynesian villages on 42 beautiful tropical acres. See islanders reenact war dances and wedding ceremonies, rub sticks to create fire, carve tiki figures, wield fire knives, and climb four-story trees in bare feet. When the sun sets, the spectacular Horizons night show begins the largest Polynesian revue of song and dance in the world, featuring over 100 native performers from all corners of the Pacific. The fire knife champions and firewalkers offer dramatic accents to an unforgettable evening. Choose from a variety of full-day or twilight packages, including the award-winning Ali'i Luau package -- considered Hawaii's most authentic luau, and winner of the coveted Kahili Award for preserving Hawaiian culture. Reservations are required, and seating for the Horizons night show is determined by the order in which reservations are made, so book early to get the best seats!
Hawaii Shark Encounters

Here's an excursion definitely not for the faint-of-heart. Hawaii Shark Encounters offers what it calls "experiences of a lifetime," and they've got that one pegged. Their shark-boat, the Kainani, departs twice daily for a three-mile cruise out to the "shark grounds," where you'll get up-close-and-personal with these prehistoric monsters of the deep. Their Plexiglas cage lets you view the sharks in perfect safety, and there's no diving involved. Most of the visitors are Galapagos and Sandbar sharks, though Tiger, Hammerhead, and Gray Reef sharks show up occasionally. The best part is, they guarantee a shark encounter -- or you don't pay.
Hawaii Duck Tours

Oahu-based Hawaiian Duck Tours offers one of the most unique touring experiences in Hawaii. The tour vehicle is a restored, brightly-painted World War II military vehicle, a "Duck", that can travel on both water and land. The tours take full advantage of the Duck's amphibious capabilities, visiting points of interest on the shore before driving right into the water for both a new vantage point on these attractions and a close-up view of the sparkling Hawaiian sea. If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind tour than combines the best of driving and boat tours, look no farther than the Duck.



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