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Popular Ocean Adventures on Oahu

Scuba Diving

The calm and clear blue waters with great visibility make Oahu an ideal destination for travelers looking for scuba diving opportunities. In addition to amazing variety in sea life, Oahu waters are also the sunken shipwreck capital of the region. It's easy to rent scuba gear and take to one of the many beaches on Oahu. You'll be sure to a closer look at tropical fish, sea urchins, and coral reefs.

Swim With Dolphins

If you’re hoping to see dolphins during your stay on the islands, then Oahu is a great destination. With numerous beaches from which they can be viewed, sea parks that offer swimming with these intelligent creatures under trainers' supervision, and exciting tours in the Pacific Ocean, your wish just might come true.

Snorkel with Turtles

Start your day on the south coast at Hawaii’s first Marine Life Conservation District, Hanauma Bay. Once a volcanic crater, today the crescent-shaped bay is Oahu’s most popular snorkeling destination. Learn about ocean preservation at the Marine Education Center then explore the bay’s lively reefs full of colorful fish and sea turtles.

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Catamaran Sailing

Catamarans offer fun and exciting adventures on the open water. Choose a sailing catamaran or motor-powered catamaran that offer a variety of activities like sunset cruises, whale watching scuba diving, and snorkeling. Many catamarans launch from Waikiki or the dock at Kewalo Basin, located next to Ala Moana Beach Park.

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Boat Tours

You don’t have to be an eco-tourist to appreciate the natural beauty of Oahu. One of the best ways to experience the island’s marine wildlife is by taking a boating tour around the island. See birds, waterfalls and more as you circumnavigate Oahu. Several boat tours leave from Waikiki’s shore, and combine a day of fishing as well.