Find the best Oahu activities for you and your family
Top Oahu activities
Oahu is the most visited Hawaiian island and for good reason. There is so much to do and see here. In one day you can explore tropical beaches, hike through lush rainforests and swim with dolphins and sea turtles. No matter what you like to do you will find an abundance of Oahu activities for you and your family.
Get to know the island. Even though it is a relatively small island you will be surprised how much there is to do and see here, that’s why Oahu tours are among the most popular things to do on Oahu. Let the local tour experts take you to Oahu’s top attractions, beaches and historic locations. Hawaii Turtle Tours offers a combination of Oahu sightseeing and snorkeling tour, which takes you to scenic lookouts, a macadamia nut farm, and famous surfing beaches. For lunch, the tour stops at picturesque Haleiwa town, and after that it takes you to Turtle Beach, where you will see Hawaiian green sea turtles napping on the shore. Here you will have 60 minutes to relax or swim and snorkel among these amazing creatures.
Love food? You can taste Hawaii’s delicious cuisine everywhere on the island. Waikiki has a large selection of restaurants; some are located along Waikiki Beach, so you can enjoy great ocean views while enjoying your meal. You will also find many local mom-and-pop restaurants and food trucks where you can taste Hawaiian and international foods. What something even more local? The best way to experience a traditional Hawaiian feast is by visiting a luau. Luaus are among the most popular Oahu activities where you can sample traditional Hawaiian foods, such as kalua pork, Hawaiian sweet potatoes, lomi lomi salmon and of course poi! Many luau dishes feature a combination of Hawaiian, Polynesian and Asian-influenced flavors.
Do something local. Popular Oahu activities are surfing and stand-up paddleboarding, and you don’t need to be an expert to enjoy these water sports. Both group and private surfing lessons are offered on Waikiki Beach and on Oahu’s North Shore. Ask your hotel concierge where the closest surf school is located, and you will be hanging ten in no time!