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Things to Do With Kids in Oahu

By Viator, November 2017

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Despite Oahu’s reputation as a surf mecca and a honeymooners’ paradise, its year-round sunshine, non-stop activities, and dozens of white-sand beaches make this tropical outdoor playground well-suited for the whole family. Here are some ways to make the most of a trip to Oahu with the kids in tow.

  • Check out marine life at the Waikiki Aquarium and Sea Life Park. Both offer different experiences—the aquarium, within walking distance of most Waikiki hotels, hosts a bevy of colorful reef residents, while Sea Life Park, further afield, focuses on larger creatures like dolphins and seals.
  • Get out on the water to see some sea creatures in the wild—head to the protected Hanauma Bay for some of the best snorkeling on the island, or set sail on a whale-watching tour between November and April.
  • Learn about local culture at the Polynesian Cultural Center on the North Shore. Living exhibits showcase different facets of life in cultures throughout Polynesia. Their elaborate nightly luau—complete with in-the-ground-steamed pig—is a must-see.
  • Spend a day immersed in the outdoors of Kualoa Ranch, where you can go hiking, kayaking, and ziplining, or take an ATV-based movie tour to see filming locations from Jurassic Park, Hawaii Five-0, and 50 First Dates.
  • Get lost at the Dole Plantation's huge hedge maze and discover the former pineapple plantation's history.
  • Take a family surf lesson or rolling outrigger canoe ride at the gentle breaks in Waikiki.

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Waikiki and Diamond Head Segway Tour, Oahu, null
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Waikiki and Diamond Head Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

See the best of Waikiki and Diamond Head, and experience it all in an exhilarating way on a Segway tour! On your own Segway Personal Transporter, you can enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Waikiki, Oahu
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $178.01
Oahu Grand Circle Island Day Tour with Dole Plantation, Oahu, Segway Tours
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Oahu Grand Circle Island Day Tour with Dole Plantation

4.5 star rating: Recommended 667 Reviews

From jagged green mountains to sparkling ocean and pristine beaches, there are plenty of stunning sites on this full-day circle island tour of Oahu. Visit the ...  Read more

Location: Waikiki, Oahu
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $80.31
Oahu Atlantis Submarine Adventure, Oahu, Plantation Tours
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Oahu Atlantis Submarine Adventure

4.5 star rating: Recommended 176 Reviews

Dive below the surface of Hawaii's blue waters on an Atlantis Submarine Oahu tour! You'll have a unique chance to observe marine life up close without getting ...  Read more

Location: Waikiki, Oahu
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $123.86
Germaine's Luau on Oahu, Oahu, Submarine Tours
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Germaine's Luau on Oahu

4.5 star rating: Recommended 170 Reviews

Can you picture yourself on a secluded beach, with a beautiful Hawaiian sunset as your backdrop and the tantalizing aroma of a Hawaiian barbeque sizzling ...  Read more

Location: Waikiki, Oahu
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $101.00
Rock-A-Hula, Oahu, Cultural Tours
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Rock-A-Hula

4.5 star rating: Recommended 129 Reviews

Soak up the excitement of Las Vegas while in Hawaii! The Legends in Concert Waikiki® 'Rock-a-Hula' show brings together tribute artists like Elvis, Celine ...  Read more

Location: Waikiki, Oahu
Duration: Varies

From USD $69.00
Wet 'n' Wild Hawaii Water Park Admission, Oahu, Theater, Shows & Musicals
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Wet 'n' Wild Hawaii Water Park Admission

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 13 Reviews

Enjoy a fun day of waterslides and wave pools at the Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii water park on Oahu. Ride exhilarating waterslides, relax in the wave pool, or take the ...  Read more

Location: Kapolei, Oahu
Duration: Flexible

From USD $49.99
Waikiki Banana Boat Ride, Oahu, Water Parks
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Waikiki Banana Boat Ride

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Get ready for a wet 'n' wild banana boat ride that the whole family can enjoy! This banana boat adventure from Honolulu takes you on a fun-filled ride along ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Oahu
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $55.50

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