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Honolulu and Oahu Travel Guide

Honolulu and Oahu Sports & Activities

Uncover sports & activities in Honolulu and Oahu with our insider's guide.

Volleyball

With no shortage of sand, beach volleyball is an extremely popular sport on the Islands. Both the men's and women's volleyball teams of the...

Surfing

Perhaps no word is more associated with Hawaii than surfing. Every year the best of the best gather on Oahu’s North Shore to compete in their...

Whale-Watching

December is marked by the arrival of snow in much of America, but in Hawaii it marks the return of the humpback whale. These migrating behemoths...

Windsurfing and Kiteboarding

Those who call windsurfing and kiteboarding cheating because they require no paddling have never tried hanging on to a sail or kite. It will...

Animal Encounters

Pods of dolphins surround the Islands, and spotting them can be as easy as just getting yourself out in the ocean. They are wild animals, of...

Aerial Tours

Taking an aerial tour of the Islands opens up a world of perspective. Look down from the sky at the outline of the USS Arizona where it lies...

Deep-Sea Fishing

Fishing isn’t just a sport in Hawaii, it’s a way of life. A number of charter boats with experienced crews can take you on a sportfishing adventure...

Jet Skiing and Waterskiing

Aloha Jet Ski. Skip across the surface of the immense Keehi Lagoon as planes from Honolulu International Airport soar above you. After an...

Golf

Unlike on the other Hawaiian Islands, the majority of Oahu's golf courses are not associated with hotels and resorts. In fact, of the island...

Kayaking

Kayaking is an easy way to explore the ocean—and Oahu’s natural beauty—without much effort or skill. It offers a vantage point not afforded...

Boat Tours and Charters

Being on the water can be the best way to enjoy the Islands. Whether you want to see the fish in action or experience how they taste, there...

Biking

Oahu's coastal roads are flat, well paved, and unfortunately, awash in vehicular traffic. Frankly, biking is no fun in either Waikiki or Honolulu...

Body Boarding and Bodysurfing

Body boarding (or sponging) has long been a popular alternative to surfing for a couple of reasons. First, the start-up cost is much less—a...

Scuba Diving

Not all of Hawaii’s beauty is above water. What lurks below can be just as magnificent. While snorkeling provides adequate access to this underwater...

Snorkeling

If you can swim, you can snorkel. And you don’t need any formal training, either. Snorkeling is a favorite pastime for both visitors and residents...

Hiking

The trails of Oahu cover a full spectrum of environments: desert walks through cactus, slippery paths through bamboo-filled rain forest, and...

Going With a Guide

Hawaii Nature Center. A good choice for families, the center in upper Makiki Valley conducts a number of programs for both adults and children...

Horseback Riding

A great way to see the island is atop a horse, leaving the direction to the pack while you drink in the views of mountains or the ocean. It...

Jogging

In Honolulu, the most popular places to jog are the two parks, Kapiolani and Ala Moana, at either end of Waikiki. In both cases, the loop...

Submarine Tours

Atlantis Submarines. This is the underwater adventure for the unadventurous. Not fond of swimming, but want to see what you've been missing...

Tennis

While tennis has given way to golf as the biggest resort attraction, and many of the hotel courts have closed, there are still locations in...

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