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Adventures & Tours

Looking for things to do on Oahu? Whether you’re looking for relaxation or adventure, Oahu activities range from surfing to spas and everything in between. Be sure to experience authentic Hawaiian culture with our amazing restaurants on the island or get a local’s perspective on sights and history with a guided tour.

Paradise Cove Luau

“From the moment you set foot upon our 12 oceanfront acres, you’re our special guest and treated to the finest Hawaii has to offer.”

Immerse Yourself in Hawaiian Culture

Live Hawaiian music sets the festive mood of the evening. Casually stroll through the Hawaiian village and learn the arts and crafts of the islands or test your skills at our Hawaiian games.

After the delightful Shower of Flowers, participate in the Hukilau on the beach and learn the traditional net fishing techniques of old Hawaii. Witness the pageantry of the royal court procession and the time-honored techniques of underground oven cooking at the Imu Ceremony.

The evening continues with a feast in the company of friends, old and new. Bring your appetite to fully enjoy Paradise Cove’s extensive menu which tastefully blends the best of traditional Hawaiian dishes, local favorites, and continental cuisine.

With a spectacular Hawaiian sunset as a backdrop, their award-winning performers will entertain and amaze you with an unforgettable display of songs and dances of Hawaii and Polynesia at the incomparable Paradise Cove Extravaganza.

Enjoy an unforgettable evening of fun activities, delicious island cuisine and spectacular entertainment at Hawaii’s Best Luau!

Paradise Cove’s Deluxe Luau Package

Paradise Cove’s Deluxe Luau Package offers extraordinary service and unrivaled entertainment.

  • Optional Transportation available for an additional fee
  • Fresh Flower Lei Greeting or Kukui Nut Lei Greeting upon Arrival
  • Mai Tai Greeting Cove Card ($24 Adults / $18 Child)
  • Deluxe Seating
  • Hawaiian Luau Menu
  • Table Service (Versus Buffet)
  • Arts & Crafts Demonstrations
  • Hawaiian Storytelling
  • Games of Skill and Daring in the Hawaiian Village
  • Shower of Flowers
  • Hukilau on the Beach
  • Royal Court Procession
  • Imu Ceremony
  • Paradise Cove Extravaganza
  • Souvenir Arrival Photograph (One Per Person)
  • Souvenir Gift from Paradise Cove

 

Call us to discuss various packages options.
Ph: (808) 726-2875

 

Dolphin Snorkel Tour

Many dream of the ultimate experience of swimming in the natural environment with wild dolphins. On Ko Olina Ocean Adventures’ Dolphin Snorkel Tour that dream can come true. Our leeward shore is home to Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins year round. By the lucky chance that guests are willing to relax and passively view the dolphins, we are able to slip on our snorkels, glide into the water and see pods of 20, 40, and sometimes as many as 100 dolphins swimming beneath us.

 

The adventure does not stop there. Their aquatic safari takes you to a snorkel at two of their top fish and sea turtle sites. “Turtle Town” is a cleaning station for sea turtles where guests can see as many as a half a dozen sea turtles getting their shells cleaned. While “Sand Pukas” and “Electric Beach” are home to Oahu’s second largest living reef and “millions” of colorful tropical fish. Last but not least, whale sightings are an added bonus in the winter months (December to March), – which guests can hear with board hydrophones.

 

Ko Olina Ocean Adventures’ Dolphin Snorkel Tour is for aquatic enthusiasts who are willing to be more wet than dry, see more sites than any other snorkel tour, and are open to be amazed by Hawaii’s special marine life.

 

Highlights:

A wild, in-water dolphin experience!
2-3 additional snorkel sites!
Whale sightings (seasonal)
Snorkel guides and instruction
A comfortable, family friendly and safe way to experience Oahu’s best snorkeling

 

Included:

• On board bathrooms
• Fresh water shower
• Bottled water
• Soda, coffee, tea, hot cocoa
• Check in snacks of muffins, cereal bars
• Lunch
• Snorkel gear
• Snorkel instruction
• Life jackets
• Fins

 

Additional Information:

Please remember to bring your bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, hat, light cover up, and change of clothes. Camera, wetsuit, and fishfood rentals are all available for additional purchases so you may want to bring a credit card or additional money for upgrades.

 

Call us to discuss various times and/or packages available.
Ph: (808) 726-2875

 


Pearl Harbour Tour

Be ready for spur-of-the-moment stops, unexpected views and special sightseeing along the way! Immerse yourself in Oahu’s wartime history, visiting important sites and listening to personal stories.​ See battleships that represent the start and end of US involvement in World War II, along with other poignant sites.

Directions:

  • Take the H-1 Freeway to the National Cemetery of the Pacific. Located at Punchbowl Crater, the cemetery honors men and women who have served in the US armed forces, drawing millions of visitors each year.
  • Continue toward downtown Honolulu, where a fascinating tour will take you to historic points of interest in the city.

On this adventure you will 

  • B​oard a US Navy shuttle boat that will take you out to the USS Arizona Memorial, a reverent, open-air structure built across the width of the sunken USS Arizona. There, you will also see the marble wall carved with the names of the 1,178 young men who lost their lives on the ship.
  • View the nearby USS Missouri, the site where Japan signed the Instrument of Surrender to end World War II. Together, the Missouri and the Arizona have often been referred to as symbolic “bookends” of the war.
View important additional information to help you prepare for this exciting adventure.
  • The order of sites visited may vary, subject to traffic and safety conditions.
  • We encourage Guests to dress comfortably, keeping in mind that shirts and shoes are required on the USS Arizona Memorial; swimsuits are not permitted.
  • Security restrictions at Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam will be enforced. Please do not bring large bags or any containers that could conceal contraband. Storage will be available in the Pacific Visitors Center at Pearl Harbor at a cost of $3.00.
  • Snacks will be available at the USS Arizona Memorial Visitors Center and the USS Missouri gift shop.
Call us for more information 
Ph: (808) 726-2875


Helicopter Island Tours

This activity is one of our most popular tours. This grand adventure includes is perfect as either your first or last activity. Either preview all the adventures you’re about to take, or summarize your vacation by seeing all that you accomplished from a bird’s eye view. You will also see Turtle Bay, the aquaculture farms and Kahuku Point.  And on a lucky day you may even see humpback whales offshore here during the winter months.
The tour continues along the storied North Shore, with a dramatic view of world-renowned surfing spots including Sunset Beach, Pipeline and Waimea Bay.  On your way over Oahu’s Central Plain, you’ll see the Dole Pineapple maze and the “birthing stones” of Hawaiian royalty.  Your tour concludes with a panoramic vista of Pearl Harbor.

Tour Includes:

  • 60 minute flight over the island of Oahu
  • Sweeping views of Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial and USS Battleship Missouri
  • Keehi Lagoon  Honolulu Harbor to Aloha Tower
  • Hanauma Bay, Halona Blowhole, Makapu’u Point
  • Sacred Falls, a shear and splendid 1,000-foot cascade
  • Storied North Shore, Pipeline and Waimea Bay
  • Dole Pineapple Plantation
  • Sweeping views of Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial and USS Battleship Missouri
Check-In at Ko Olina’s Marina Store at 8:00 am for a 8:30 am departure.
Call us for more information 
Ph: (808) 726-2875

 

 

 

 

Atlantis Submarine

Climb aboard one of our Atlantis 64-passenger premium submarines. Being in a submarine and descending to 100 feet underwater is an adventure in itself. You will also get to see real marine life up close. The Atlantis Waikiki dive site is home to many Hawaiian fishes, coral, and turtles. Known for its quality and safety, Atlantis is an eye-opening experience that takes you beyond the classroom as you learn about coral, reef life and submersibles while visiting our sunken shipwrecks, airplane and other artificial reefs. Atlantis Premium submarines offers larger View Ports, Individual Seating, and a spacious fully air-conditioned interior. Atlantis Odyssey Submarine tours depart at 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm or 3:00pm, weather permitting. Total tour time from the Hilton pier is approximately 90 minutes. Actual underwater tour time is 45 minutes. Shuttle boat ride, from the pier to the submarine plus transfer, is 20 minutes each way. Children must be a minimum of 36″ in height to ride the submarine. Each guest is required to independently navigate a nearly vertical 7-step ladder into and out of the submarine.

No pickup available, check in 30 minutes prior at the Atlantis Submarine Hilton Hawaiian Village. Children under 16 yrs old must be accompanied by an adult on tour. Drive time to the Hilton Hawaiian Village can vary based on the time of the day but can take over an hour, especially during rush hour.

 

Surfing Lessons

Only a 20-minute drive from the Ko Olina Resorts is our beautiful secluded surf spot! Great conditions for beginners and intermediate surfers! Learn the basics or master more surf skills. Surf breaks closer to the shore allows our media team out west to capture your surf adventure! Bring the whole family for a beach day!

Kalaeloa Beach Park is a secret gem on the west side of Oahu, where the waves are warm and inviting and there’s never a crowd! Lessons include round-trip transportation from Ko Olina hotels.

Water Activities

Whether you take in a romantic sunset dinner cruise or take the whole family to swim with the dolphins, Ko Olina Resort has an incredible amount of water related activities to choose from. There are four man made lagoons that keep our families safe. Three of the four lagoons have a limited amount of parking spaces, giving beach goers a semi-private feel. Each lagoon offers a different personality and may offer scuba and paddleboard, or just peace and serenity.

Ko Olina Marina is located at Lagoon 4. Often nicknamed as “the Chanel of marinas” Ko Olina Marina is Oahu’s premier location for boats and marine activities. With over 40-acres of crystal clean waters this marina features 330 slips with state of the art floating docks.

If you love the ocean, or just want to splash around, let our Vacation Specialists in our “Ola Guest Services” help you make the most of your activities.

Golf

Ko Olina Golf Club & Other West Oahu Courses
Ko Olina Golf Club, home of the LPGA LOTTE Championship by Hershey, is Ko Olina Resort’s pride. Designed by the renowned course architect Ted Robinson, this course has been named Golf Digest’s “Top 75 Resort Courses in the US”, Star Advertiser’s “Best Golf Course in Hawaii”, Association of Golf Merchandiser’s “Best 100 Golf Shops in the US”, Hawaii Magazine’s “Best Golf Course in Hawaii”, Play Golf America’s “Top 100 Performers”, and Honolulu Advertiser’s “Best of the Best Award for the #1 Golf Course on Oahu”.

TaylorMade Golf Clubs can be rented at $55. These clubs feel brand new, as they are actually replaced bi-annually.
Golf Academy offers a variety of classes from private to (small) group, from the curious to the professional, and even have an established clinic for kids.
Driving range has both natural grass and artificial turf
Dedicated short game area with bunkers and chipping areas
Challenging practice green
Other Courses in the area range from Municipal (public) courses like Ewa Villages Golf Course and West Loch Golf Course, Semi-Private courses like Kapolei Golf Course and Waikile Country Club, Military courses like Barbers Point Golf Course and Navy Marine Golf Course, and Private courses like Hoakalei Country Club and Oahu Country Club.

Luau

Take a musical journey through Hawaii’s history and culture through song, dance, and food. Explore a festival of Polynesian cultures, including Hawaiian,Tahitian, Samoan, Maori and more. While there are many Luau to choose from, there are three fantastic shows located in Ko Olina Resort.

Paradise Cove is located at Ko Olina Resort’s entrance, before the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina. We encourage you to arrive early to engage in the pre-show activities. Learn ancient arts and crafts, or compete in Hawaiian games. Learn how the Hawaiians cook their meals, techniques that are still used today, then enjoy a buffet of traditional Hawaiian foods blended with island dishes and continental favorites.

Ka Waa is located at the Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. Just recently opening in November 2016, this is one of the island’s newest Luau. Pre-show activities include demonstrations of cloth (kapa) and tatoo printing, flower arranging and taro pounding (into poi). Each dance performance will tell you a story meant to take you on a journey. Buffet includes suckling pig and prime rib, local seafood and island favories, and an array of Asian delights.

Fia Fia is located at the back end of Ko Olina Resort, at Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club. This Polynesian Dinner Show takes you on a jouney through the South Pacific. Shows are available on Tuesdays only.

Other Luau outside of of Ko Olina Resort would include Germain’s Luau, located just outside of Ko Olina Resort, the Polynesian Cultural Center, an all day affair located on the North Shore of Oahu, Waikiki Starlight Luau located on Oahu’s South Shore, and the Chief’s Luau at Sea Life Park located on Oahu’s east end.

Transportation

Distance from the Honolulu International Airport to Ko Olina is a little under 20- miles. There are several ways to get to Ko Olina:

Municipal Transportation (TheBUS): Cost is $2.50 per person, should take about an hour and a half, and would require one transfer. You are allowed to bring a bag onto the bus as long as it fits on your lap or under the seat in front of you. Busses do not have any baggage storage areas available anywhere, and you are not allowed to store any bags on the seat beside you.
Technology Transportation (Uber / Lyft): This is fairly new to our city, and there are many laws that are constantly changing. If you already use Uber or Lyft you should inquire what current restrictions may affect you. The most current ruling that is being enforced is regarding your pick-up. Uber / Lyft drivers are not allowed to pick anyone up at the airport. If you are scheduling a ride you must order your pick-up in an area outside of the airport.
Airport Shuttle (SpeediShuttle): If you don’t mind sharing a ride with other exited vacationers you may consider jumping on SpeediShuttle. Cost is $15 per person, one way and may have multiple stops. Cost includes two bags, each additional bag is $8 each.
Taxicab: If you have four or more people in your party a taxicab is probably your best value. At $65 per cab, one way, you can get a cab in the airport and have the whole vehicle to yourself. There are no “number of bags per person” restriction, in fact the number of bags are restricted to what fits in the trunk. If it does fit you will need to order a second cab and pay for it.
Sedan: Sedans make a luxury start of your vacation. For $175 per vehicle, one way, you can ensure a larger vehicle and a driver with a clean professional look.
Limousine: Start your vacation in style. Drivers will meet you at the gate, take you to baggage claim, help you with your luggage. At $220 per vehicle, one way, there’s nothing like starting your luxury vacation feeling like a rock star.