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Hawaii travel tips - sights and activities in Waikiki, on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii



Activities - Fun in the Sun


BikingFun in the sun. Fun in the water. Snorkel, bodyboard or even try your hand at surfing. Just be sure to heed warning signs and better yet, speak with the lifeguard before entering the ocean. Hawaii's visitor guides include a wide selection of activities for you to enjoy--snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, biking, fishing, windsurfing, kayaking, waterskiing, parasailing, and more.

On Oahu

Hawaii Water Sports Center. Located on the water in Koko Marina, just minutes from Hanauma Bay, Hawaii Water Sports Center offers a full line up of water activities.

Helicopter Tours. Several companies offer spectacular aerial tours of Honolulu, Waikiki, and the entire island of Oahu. Whichever you choose, it's sure to be memorable. Makani Kai Helicopters. 834-5813.

Koolau Golf Club. Experience perfect golf at the world's most challenging golf course, which offers breath-taking views along cascading cliffs and waterfalls. 236-4653.

Kualoa. Explore four thousand acres of Hawaiian culture and beauty. ATV tours take you through lush, green valleys. Horseback tours follow trails winding beneath cliffs and overlooking the ocean. Movie sites, ocean voyaging and more. 1-800-231-7321.

Maggie Joe Sportfishing. Experience first class comfort aboard the Maggie Joe with 1/2-day, 3/4-day and full-day fishing charters. They catch the big ones and have a 95% success rate. The back deck is great for fishing or sunbathing. Or you can relax in the air-conditioned cabin, complete with kitchen, TV and stereo. 877-806-FISH (3474) or 591-8888.

Maita'i Catamaran. Aboard Waikiki's fastest, sleekest, and coolest catamaran you'll find a terrific crew, CD sound system, comfortable seats, safety nets for sunbathing, and a restroom. Three daily sails, plus a sunset sail which includes maitais and other refreshments. 922-5665.

Seabird Tours. Take a snorkeling tour to Hanauma Bay, home to hundreds of species of tropical reef fish. Includes roundtrip transportation from Waikiki, snorkeling gear, and safety and equipment instruction. 220-3968.

Sky Dive Hawaii. The thrill of free-falling towards the earth from high above the North Shore is exhilarating. This company offers tandem and single parachuting as well as training. Your jump can also be videotaped to play back for your friends at home. 637-9700.

ParasailingSea Breeze Watersports. Fly with Sea Breeze, where all parasailing is done from KrantzKraft fleet of ocean vessels that are factory designed and U.S. patented exclusively for commercial parasailing. 396-0100.


Hawaii Helicopter Tours. Safari Helicopters offers Kauai helicopter and Big Island helicopter tours. See the Na Pali Coast by air or view the lava on a Hawaii volcano tour. Toll Free: 1-800-326-3356.

Kauai Vacation Explorer. For people who love the outdoors. The info is real, visitors and locals add comments, and Kauai experts share their trusted knowledge.

Kauai Water Ski & Kauai Surf Co. Rent surfboards, bodyboards, snorkeling equipment, or kayaks and check out the waterways on your own. This company also offers waterskiing on the Wailua River.

Napali Coast Tours. Capt. Andy's and Captain Zodiac have been offering Napali boat tours since 1974. Let their knowledgable staff take you on an adventure of a lifetime. Nobody has more fun! Toll Free: 1-800-535-0830.

Paradise River Rentals. For the adventurous, this company offers self-guided tours with specially designed topographical maps, safety equipment, cooler, picnic tarp, and beach mats. Explore rivers, beautiful waterfalls and lush vegetation by kayak or power boat.

Sunrise & Nitrox Scuba Divers of Kauai. Cruise through Kauai's best dive sites with an Underwater Scooter! Beginners can try scuba in a swimming pool. Unique PADI certifications, such as Scooter/DPV, Kayak, Cavern, Enriched Air Nitrox and Spare Air. Tuition ranges from $98 for first-timers to $298 for Nitrox. All dives include gear, wetsuit, a warm shower, fish food, lunch and drink! Underwater camera rentals, custom t-shirts, caps and dive computers available! For more information, E-mail: doctrox@aloha.net, or call toll free 800-695-DIVE (3483).

On Maui

Scuba DivingDive Maui. This internationally renowned diving school offers PADI, NAUI, and SSI three- and four-day classes at great prices. Dives include spectacular views of coral reefs, sea turtles, lava formations, and shipwrecks.

Maui Downhill. Experience sunrise from high atop Haleakala Crater, then coast 38 miles down with expert mountain guides through Haleakala National Park, fragrant forests, and expansive ranch lands. Enjoy breakfast midway down at a quaint mountain lodge on the sunrise tour, or a gourmet picnic on the day tour.

Molokini Snorkel. Complete your Hawaiian vacation with a Maui snorkel and boat tour. Venture from Maui to Molokini; one of the best snorkel destinations on the globe. Expert boat captains, informative crew, adventure of a lifetime.

Pride of Maui. Premier Maui snorkeling and diving tours to Maui's most popular underwater destinations. Majestic sunset cruises and exclusive private charters also available.

Pukalani Golf Course & Country Club. Enjoy a magnificent upcountry setting with a cool climate and panoramic views. Golfing Maui-style offers panoramic displays of volcanic islands, borders of native trees and brilliant bougainvillea.

The Big Island

Fallbrook Trail Rides. Located near Kailua-Kona on the slopes of Hualalai Volcano, Fallbrook offers affordable horseback rides. A grass bridle path takes you through a rainforest with wildlife, fruits, and ocean views.

Omega Sport Fishing. Available for half-day or full-day charters, the Omega can be booked privately or shared with other fishermen. Captain Klaus had become famous for his ability to land "the big one".

Sea Quest Rafting Adventures. Access marine lava tubes, caves and reefs on comfortable, safe and large craft created by Zodiac of France. Includes time for snorkeling, necessary gear, and snacks.

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