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.
While in downtown Honolulu visiting the Atlantis Submarine, there are many other attractions within a short distance that are worth exploring. Making the most of your day downtown by seeing some of Oahu’s other exciting sites!
The famed Waikiki Beach is practically right next door, stretching for two miles of golden sand across Oahu’s southern coast. Waikiki Beach is a happening place, and a stroll down its sandy shoreline or on the paved path that backs it is a great way to take it all in. The shoreline is packed with sunbathers, swimmers, boogie boarders, and surfers. In fact, the waves are often gentle here, so those interested in trying out surfing may consider taking a lesson in these famed waters.
At the opposite end of Waikiki Beach sits Waikiki Aquarium, and here you’ll find an up-close look at many of the ocean plants and animals that live in the surrounding Hawaiian waters. Particularly exciting is the Hawaiian Monk Seal exhibit, a creature that is found only in the Hawaiian Islands and is one of the most critically endangered species in the world. The aquarium’s Edge of the Reef exhibit introduces you to some of the fish that may be seen on a snorkeling excursion in Hawaii’s waters, perfect for those who are interested in viewing these creatures while remaining dry! Kids will also enjoy the hands-on element here.
Moving further southeast along Oahu’s coastline, you’ll reach Diamond Head State Monument, a dormant volcano that seems to loom over downtown Honolulu. The peak of Diamond Head offers stunning views of Honolulu and the Pacific for those who are able and willing to make the trek to the top! Formerly used by the military, you’ll find remnants of that use today with several old bunkers dotting the landscape. The Diamond Head hike is about 1.6 miles roundtrip. Although the length is rather short, almost the entire route is filled with stairs. Stairs, rocks, a narrow tunnel, and more stairs make up the terrain to the top. But when you’ve reached the summit, you’ll be rewarded with magnificent views! Be sure to bring along plenty of water for this hike.
After spending some time in Honolulu and Waikiki, it’s a nice breath of fresh air to retreat to the slower-paced western coast, where you can enjoy an idyllic view of Hawaii. Consider making Ko Olina your home base for your upcoming Oahu vacation!