Are you planning a trip to Hawaii? Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, there are plenty of things to do on the islands. From snorkeling and surfing to exploring volcanoes and visiting local attractions, this blog post will give you some ideas for making the most of your Hawaiian getaway.
1. Helicopter Tours
Amongst the many great things to do in Hawaii, taking a helicopter tour is a unique and thrilling experience. Get an aerial view of some of the most stunning sights on the islands, such as Diamond Head, Waikiki, and Hanauma Bay. You can also soar over incredible valleys, waterfalls, and volcanoes. Blue Hawaiian Helicopters offer tours of Oahu, Maui, Kauai or the Big Island.
To make your experience even more special, you can even land at Ulupalakua Ranch on the slopes of Haleakala volcano on Maui. On an Oahu Sunset helicopter tour you’ll have the opportunity to take in a breathtaking view of the sun setting over the islands. Hop on board and soar above Hawaii’s beauty!
2. Snorkeling with Sea Turtles
For an unforgettable experience, you can’t miss out on snorkeling with sea turtles in Hawaii! Whether you prefer to explore the beautiful waters of Maunalua Bay, Laniakea Beach, Poipu Beach, Lawa’i Beach or Turtle Canyon, you’ll be sure to come across some majestic sea turtles. Summer months are the best time to swim the turtle reef, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying this incredible experience year-round. Hanauma Bay is also a great spot for snorkeling and offers stunning views of reefs and abundant fish.
Be sure to also check out Ke’e Beach for a chance to see sea turtles in their natural habitat. Snorkeling with sea turtles is a must for any nature and wildlife enthusiast, so make sure to include it in your Hawaiian getaway!
3. ATV Riding and Zipline Courses
For a unique and exciting adventure in Hawaii, ATV riding and zipline courses are the perfect way to explore the islands. There are plenty of places to find thrilling ATV rides and zipline courses, including Kualoa Ranch, which offers e-bike tours, ziplining, horseback riding and more. Gunstock Ranch is also home to Oʻahu’s first Hawaiian Legacy ATV tour. On Maui, you can join an 8 Line Jungle Zipline Tour and get a bird’s eye view of the island.
Oahu also offers a 1-Hour ATV Adventure, with rides taking guests through scenic valleys and remote locations. For an even bigger adventure, Coral Crater Adventure Park features zipline rides, off roading ATV tours, and an aerial high ropes obstacle course in Oahu.
4. Luau Shows and Street Art Tours
Take your pick from a variety of Honolulu sunset cruises, and choose from Oahu boat tours that include a smooth sailing catamaran, a fun booze cruise, or even a romantic dinner cruise. Or, experience a traditional Hawaiian luau with sunset coastal views at Paradise Cove.
Enjoy a welcome Mai Tai and authentic Hawaiian fare, including fresh seafood, while being entertained by the best of Hawaiian dance and music – all while taking in the beautiful scenery of Hawaii. Then, head to Honolulu’s Kaka’ako neighborhood to see some amazing always-free-to-see street art. The excellent Honolulu Museum of Art also has monthly free days, often featuring some incredible exhibitions.
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