Oahu is also known as the gathering place, and you'll soon discover why. With lush scenery and a temperate climate, Oahu is also home to such famous sites as Waikiki, Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, Kane'ohe Bay, Kailua Bay, and the North Shore. Diamond shaped Oahu is also the third largest Hawaiian Island and the most populous. You'll find urban settings, but they are nestled in the rainforest with deep valleys and spectacular beaches and all with a view of both the ocean and an impressive mountain range. There is much to do here, and we'll have the Oahu Excursion to fit your needs and wants, check out our Oahu Honolulu North Shore and Polynesian Cultural Center Excursion.
Oahu has 227 miles of shoreline so you know there are a wide variety of water sports activities. But this volcanic island, which is part of what's called the Pacific Ring of Fire, has so much more that you're sure to enjoy your stay! While visiting Oahu, don't forget to keep an eye out for the rainbows that make this island famous. Due to frequent warm rainfalls on various parts of the island, it is a common occurrence to spot one over the mountains and valleys.
Oahu has something for everyone. History buffs will enjoy a visit to Pearl Harbor while on our Oahu Honolulu City and Pearl Harbor Disembarkation Excursion, Pearl Harbor was made infamous for the only attack that's ever occurred on U.S. shores. There is also a wide variety of museums to choose from as well as the beautifully maintained Iolani Palace, check below our list of Oahu Shore Excursions in Hawaii!
Photo buffs will be sure to enjoy the wide variety of scenery available just about anywhere you go, whereas film aficionados will enjoy spotting famous locations used for both films, Jurassic Park, and Jaws, as well as popular television shows such as Hawaii Five-O and Lost.
Nature lovers can enjoy a hike through a tropical rainforest as they head towards the mountains. See first-hand the rich tropical flora and fauna as you get away from the crowds and enjoy the best that Mother Nature has to offer. Snorkeling is offered on our Oahu Honolulu Snorkel Cruise with Dolphins Excursion and swimming with sharks is possible while on our Oahu Honolulu Shark Cage Excursion.
Naturally there are gorgeous beaches that are often ranked as some of the best in the world for both their natural beauty as well as the scenic backdrop. In addition to the beaches, there is world class shopping, a vast array of restaurants, historical locations and so much more. This is truly considered by many as a heaven on earth. Aloha!
Fun fact: residents here call themselves locals regardless of their heritage.