Popular Oahu eco tour destinations and things to do
Explore a beach
Oahu is the perfect beach destination. Here you will find all sorts of beaches that are perfect for a variety of activities, such as swimming, snorkeling, surfing, scuba diving, windsurfing, and kite surfing. One of the most popular and visited beaches on the island is Hanauma Bay, which sees an average of 3,000 visitors daily. The bay has crystal clear waters where you can snorkel and find yourself surrounded by unique tropical fish you will see nowhere else in the world! Other popular beaches are Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay, both located on Oahu’s North Shore. Most of the Oahu eco tour companies visit these North Shore beaches and spend around 10 minutes at each. The Oahu eco tour offered by Hawaii Turtle Tours is different that most other Oahu eco tours. We take you to Turtle Beach where we spend around 60 minutes of exploring, swimming and snorkeling with Hawaiian sea turtles. So not only will you get to see this beautiful beach, but experience it.
Stop at a scenic lookout
You will discover the beauty of Oahu not just on beaches, but at many other spots, including on the road where you can stop and visit numerous scenic lookout points. Our Oahu eco tour takes you to the south shore of the island where you will visit a lookout point located at the foothills of Diamond Head. It overlooks Diamond Head Beach Park, and on a clear day, you can see all the way to the neighbor island of Molokai. In the winter months, it’s a great spot for whale watching.
Visit a waterfall
Two of the most popular waterfalls on Oahu are Manoa Falls and Waimea Falls. Manoa Falls, located in Honolulu, is easily accessible from Waikiki with a bus or a car, which makes it a popular Oahu eco tour. It is a 0.8 mile trail that takes you through a lush rainforest offering numerous photo opportunities along the way. The trail takes around 45 minutes one way and ends at the base of the falls. Waimea Falls is located in Waimea Valley on the North Shore of the island. The falls is located within a botanical garden, and it takes about 30 to 45 minutes to get to it. Waimea Falls cascades into a pool, which is frequently open for swimming. Along the way you will enjoy unique Hawaiian flora and fauna, and you can see numerous archaeological and cultural sites.
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