Oahu sightseeing is a great way to explore this beautiful island.  To truly appreciate all this gem has to offer, you MUST get away from the high rise hotels of Waikiki. The island’s north shore offers scenic beaches with impressive winter swells and world-class surf. Kaneohe Bay’s miles of offshore reef and sand bars paint a unique oceanscape. The spires of the Pali cliffs on the windward side are reminiscent of Hawaiian postcards from days of old. Central Oahu features miles of pineapple fields and gives you the opportunity to enjoy a sample of this sweet, mouth-watering field-ripened fruit!
Hollywood loves Kualoa Ranch! An impressive list of movies and TV shows have been filmed in this scenic area. The majestic cliffs and spires of the Kualoa Mountains, the lush greenery of the Ka’a’awa Valley, the ancient fishponds on the south side of the property, the quintessential view of Chinaman’s Hat (Mokolo’i Island) … all these features and more have attracted production companies and will continue to do so as long as the cameras continue to roll.
The island of Oahu offers a unique environment for helicopter tours, combining stunning ocean vistas, lush emerald green valleys, waterfalls, as well as vistas of the historic city of Honolulu and Pearl Harbor. Magnum Helicopters invites you to see the “hidden faces of paradise” in a way that you will never forget.
Capture the beauty of Hawaii and memories for a lifetime with Oahu Photography Tours!  These guided tours welcome photographers of all levels.  You will spend the day taking fantastic photographs, and also learn about Oahu’s history, wildlife, and culture!
KAUAI is known as the “Garden Island” … it is arguably the most beautiful island in the world! It is the oldest member of the major Hawaiian Islands, and the winds and rains and surf have sculpted this land into a tropical oasis of waterfalls, rainforests, and miles of beaches with no hotels in sight! From the rugged red cliffs of Waimea Canyon to the green taro fields of Hanalei, this island will blow you away with its beauty. A short flight from Oahu, you will feel like you landed in another world!
The Hana day tour from Oahu to Maui, includes a full-day tour of the Hana Rainforest, waterfalls, black sand beaches, and Hana town. This is a great way to get out and enjoy the REAL Hawaii
Travel 45 minutes from Oahu to the Big Island, and experience a very different landscape. The vast & expanse lava fields resemble the surface of the moon.

The Hilo Volcano tour is a unique way to spend you day. You will visit the Hawaii Volcanoes Nation Park and learn about the seismic activity and culture built around it. Explore Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano, and Kilauea,the world’s most active volcano.

During the the Big Island Circle tour, you will stop at a variety of sights including the Royal Kona Coffee, Kealakekua Bay, lava fields, Punaluu Beach, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Escape the hustle and bustle of Oahu, and discover what Hawaii was like 50 years ago in Molokai.  Learn about the unique history and culture of the island.
ancient hawaiian fishpond
Visit an ancient Hawaiian fishpond
Oahu Helicopter
Helicopters are the best way to see the island

COahu Sightseeingruise Ship Passengers

If you are cruising on the Pride of America and spending the night at a hotel in Waikiki prior to your cruise, you can do any of of the Circle Island Tours on the same day that you board your NCL cruise ship. If you are on a cruise that visits Honolulu just for the day, these tours may work for your itinerary if your ship docks early enough. Call us for details.

 

Kualoa Ranch events may be available for cruise ship passengers who are in port for the day in Honolulu. Please call us for details and transportation options.

 

Magnum Helicopters provides complimentary transportation from the cruise ship dock. We also recommend that you consider a helicopter tour of Kauai if your cruise ship includes Kauai in its ports of call. See the following link for more information on Kauai Helicopter Tours.

 

We do not recommend this Day Trips for cruise ship passengers.

Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

A surprising number of Oahu visitors spend the vast majority of their vacation in Waikiki. Yes, it is a scenic beach with its iconic view of Diamond Head. But it is located in the Honolulu metropolitan area close to downtown and feels very much like a concrete jungle. Oahu is truly a spectacular gem, but you have to get away from the high rise hotels and shopping malls to really experience it. Do yourself a favor … spend a few days getting away from the hustle and bustle and seeing the beauty that this island has to offer.

We’ve got a variety of sightseeing tours available … everything from scenic air tours to circle island motorcoach tours to day trips to outer islands. The sightseeing options listed here are low impact, “sit back and enjoy the ride” kind of tours. For those who want more adventure or physically demanding activities, also check out the “Oahu Adventure Tours” section of our website.