Best Oahu Tours
best oahu tours
Oahu Tours, Attractions & Excursions
Do you need a vacation? Getting ready to take a trip? Our authentic Oahu Tours, activities, attractions, and excursions can help you get the most out of your upcoming trip to the islands of Hawaii.
There is something truly special about every single one of Hawaii’s main islands. Even though 137 islands make up the Hawaiian archipelago, there are really only 8 main islands that are referred to when talking about Hawaii.
Out of those 8 main islands, Oahu is certainly the most popular to visit. Oahu has been nicknamed “Gathering Place” because of all the people who live there and visit every year.
With roughly 70 percent of Hawaii’s population living on Oahu, this island is considered “the heart of Hawaii”.
Since Oahu is the heart of this beautiful group of islands, it makes sense that this is where visitors and tourists love to come to get an authentic taste of Oahu attractions, activities, and exciting excursions.
Our Best Oahu Tours & Activities
Best Island Tours On Oahu
beauty and the feast
This intimate, small group tour offers guests the opportunity to not only see the beauty and highlights of Oahu, but taste them as well!
exclusive circle island tour
This experience is one for the whole family to enjoy, step out of Waikiki and explore the beauty this island has to offer.
grand circle island tour
Discover Oahu’s scenic natural beauty and Hawaiian lifestyle on this educational and fun all-day tour of the island’s most prized attractions.
Best cultural Tours On Oahu
pearl harbor tours
Pearl Harbor is known as a beacon for American Pride and triumph as well as a reminder of what we can overcome as a nation. Take a closer look at the history of this incredible monument that stands here in remembrance of our fallen Americans.
Enjoy a relaxing horseback ride through one of Oahu’s hidden treasures—the Hawaiian countryside of Gunstock Ranch. Travel through shady forest trails and trek across open pastures, spotting a variety of Hawaii culture and wildlife.
This Luau shares the true Hawaiian culture with you. We go from strangers to family within the few hours at our luau. Quickly setting the new standard for a backyard style luau. A unique, hands on, intimate and truly magical 5-Star experience.
Best ocean Tours On Oahu
Experience and swim with dolphins in their natural habitat. Dolphins are incredibly smart, talented, and playful creatures. They are certainly one of the most beautiful creatures that live here so don’t miss your chance to swim with the dolphins.
This tour consists of an hour and a half excursion in which you get to spend about 20 minutes in the ocean with these beautiful and majestic creatures. While the tour is guaranteed to be exhilarating, you will also learn about the importance of sharks.
Come join us on our fully-catered Turtle Snorkel Cruise as we cruise the Waikiki coastline and venture off to find not only sea turtles but a variety of Hawaiian Ocean Wildlife. Immerse in the magnificent crystal clear waters and relax on our semi-private charter.
What Our Oahu Tours Will Provide You
Our goal at Real Hawaii Tours is to ensure that you get the most exciting, and memorable experience of our incredible home. Not everyone is lucky enough to live in Hawaii, but we want to make you feel at home while you are here.
Creating a relaxing, exciting, and authentic environment for our visitors is what we aim to do with every single one of our Oahu tours, activities, attractions, and excursions. It doesn’t matter if you are here on a family vacation, or a romantic honeymoon, we offer something that everyone can be excited about.
In the morning you can go snorkeling with majestic sea turtles, then go horseback riding down the beach in crystal clear water, and then experience an authentic Hawaiian luau all in the same day.
Or you can take it easy and relax while whale watching, or fly around the island on one of our Oahu helicopter tours seeing the stunning sights from the most incredible bird's eye view.
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Oahu Circle Island Tour
One of the most popular tours is the Circle Island Oahu tour, with tons of sights, Oahu attractions, and activities the entire family will love. During this tour, you will spend the day driving around the entire island and experience all of the best spots.
You will be able to enjoy and experience some of the most beautiful and fun places here on Oahu. You can crack open macadamia nuts at Tropical Farms and taste them straight from the shell.
the famous dole plantation
Witness Hālona Blowhole Lookout in all of its beautiful glory when water shoots out of the ground. We’ll stop by the Dole Plantation where you can check out the farm and purchase a pineapple straight from the source.
Try a taste of the best coffee and tea Oahu has to offer at Green World Coffee Farm with freshly roasted coffee every single day. These are just some of the fun things that you can experience on our Circle Island Tours.
Depending on the time of year, some of the spots are subject to change on our tour, however, this is usually what you will see on one of our exclusive Circle Island Oahu tours. (Check out our tour page to see the updated list of sights that we are currently offering on our Circle Island Tour)
- Diamond Head
- Hālona Blowhole Lookout
- Sandy Beach
- Makapuu Lookout
- Waimanalo Beach
- Mokolii - Chinaman's Hat
- Sunset Beach
- Banzai Pipeline Beach
- Waimea Bay
- Laniakea Beach
- Haleiwa North Shore
- Dole Plantation
- Green World Coffee Farm
- Fruit Stands
- Tropical Farms Macadamia Nuts
Pearl Harbor Tours
Out of all the tourist destinations on any island in Hawaii, Pearl Harbor attracts the most visitors every year. Pearl Harbor is known as one of the most memorable attacks on America and pretty much anyone you ask knows the story of that day.
That is why so many fellow Americans choose to come here during their visit to pay their respects to the amazing heroes that gave their lives for our country. The Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum and the USS Arizona Memorial really help to paint a haunting yet admirable picture of the attack that happened here so many years ago.That is why Pearl Harbor is a must-see stop while you are visiting Oahu. This is one of many interesting and historical Oahu activities you can explore while here in Hawaii.
You can’t visit Hawaii without an authentic Hawaiian Celebration! Traditional dancing, as well as food, are a great way to experience an authentic Hawaiian Luau. Every Hawaiian Luau is different but is based on the same traditions.
Good food is a must for a Luau. Typically you will see things like Kalua Pua (roasted pig), Haupia (a desert food), and Hawaiian sweet bread (among other traditional foods). Since a Luau is one of many traditional Oahu activities, it only makes sense that the food is prepared traditionally.
Using an Imu (an underground oven) to cook some of the food is a fun touch for visitors to experience. Not to mention the entertainment. Hula dancing is a beautiful show to enjoy with all of that food.
Check out our traditional Hawaiian Luau activity page to learn more about what our current Luau package is offering!
Swimming with Dolphins
Who doesn’t love these incredibly fun and beautifully playful creatures? Dolphins are a part of the stunning marine life that calls Oahu home. Sharing their beauty and magnificence with visitors has been a long-time tradition for native Hawaii.
That is why it is one of our most popular Oahu Tours.
Out of all of the Oahu excursions and activities available to you, don’t pass up the opportunity to snorkel with dolphins. Getting to see spinner dolphins playing with each other happily in their natural habitat is a completely unique experience.
We will also most likely see some sea turtles swimming around. Depending on the time of year we might see some bottlenose or spotted dolphins. During the winter months, we could even see some humpback whales if we are lucky.
Check out our Oahu Dolphin Excursions page to see what we are currently offering in our tour package.
Snorkeling with Turtles on Oahu
Snorkeling is a magnificent experience if you have never done it before. If you have, then you know just how amazing it truly feels to swim with stunning sea creatures and to see them in their natural habitat.
Even if you have been to an aquarium and have seen the tropical fish and marine mammals, there is no comparison to the mesmerizing experience of seeing them firsthand in the water.
When snorkeling with sea turtles it is important to follow whatever rules that the guide gives you in order to keep these gentle giants safe and relaxed. Make sure to keep your distance, and never touch or feed one of the sea turtles.
They are a federally protected species so we need to always remember to be mindful when in the water with them.
Depending on the time of year or weather conditions our tours are subject to change to ensure you are provided with the best possible experience. If you want to see our current turtle snorkeling package check out our Oahu Snorkeling Tours page.
Oahu Shark Excursion
Do you love Shark Week? Who doesn’t? Sharks are fascinating and have been given a really bad reputation over the years.
Now we know that sharks aren’t for everyone, however, they are a vital part of our underwater ecosystem. During this amazing Oahu excursion, you will learn more about these misunderstood creatures and get to swim in the water with them to experience them firsthand.
Watching them effortlessly glide through the water is breathtaking and magical exposure to what the life of a shark is actually like.
There is no need to be worried. We make sure that your guide will help keep you safe and protected during this gentle shark dive.
Depending on the time of year and the weather, our tour packages and activities are subject to change (to ensure that you get the best possible experience). To see what our current Oahu Shark Excursion is or to learn more take a look at our Oahu Tours page.
Horseback Riding on Oahu
Horseback riding is always a fun and family-friendly activity. But what makes our Horseback Riding Tour so special? You will be able to see some of the most beautiful sights while riding your horses through scenic Oahu.
While horseback riding, we will be able to reach places that you can’t with your car. Hidden sights that are calm, quiet, and tranquil. And it wouldn’t be a real Oahu Horseback Riding Tour without getting to see the ocean.
One key point during our tour is to take the horses to the shoreline. This is the best time to get some beautiful pictures to remember this amazing experience for years to come.
All of our tours and activities are subject to change depending on the time of year or due to weather or time of year. We do this to ensure that you are always getting the best possible experience while visiting us here on Oahu. Check out our Horseback Riding Tour page to see what we are currently offering.
Oahu Helicopter Tours
This is by far the best way to see Oahu all at once. Getting up in a helicopter and looking around the entire island from up in the sky is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Out of all of our Oahu attractions, activities, tours, and excursions, a helicopter tour is one of the most memorable tours you will have the chance to be a part of. Looking down on Oahu and seeing all of the lush green tropical forests, landmarks, and shorelines is a sight that brings many to tears.
Oahu isn’t the most popular island of Hawaii for no reason. The incredible hidden beauty of this island is brought to life for everyone when soaring overhead. Just relax and let the magic of this tropical island paradise wash over you like a gentle wave.
Our helicopter tours are subject to change depending on certain factors. If you want to get more details and information about our current helicopter tour package take a look at our helicopter tour page.
Whale Watching on Oahu
Whales. These are some of the most majestic creatures known to mankind. They have been depicted for thousands of years in folklore and ancient stories around the world including right here in Hawaii.
A long time ago, whales were believed to be Kanaloa, the Hawaiian god of the ocean. Because of all the legends surrounding whales they have been considered sacred creatures with mythological or ‘divine’ properties.
It is easy to understand why whales have been depicted this way throughout history, especially with how much we know about them today. Although whales aren’t seen anymore as scary sea monsters but more like gentle giants, seeing one in real life is a truly magical experience.
If you want to learn more about our current Whale Watching Adventure, take a look at our whale watching tour page. There you will find an up-to-date package of our whale watching tour with all the information you will need.
Waikiki Trolley in Honolulu
Staying in Waikiki and need a fun means of transportation in and around Waikiki? The Waikiki Trolley is an affordable and easy hop and hop off option that allows you not only to get to your favorite destinations within Waikiki but also the eastern shoreline of East Honolulu.
When it comes Waikiki transportation this is the best shuttle Oahu has to offer. With three exciting routes and an endless amount of stops you'll be able to view the East Oahu shoreline, visit historic downtown Honolulu, and enjoy some of Waikiki's top shopping options. You can learn more on about the lines, routes, stops, maps and more information on our Waikiki Trolley Guide page.
The trolley has 3 lines (routes) that stop at the top Oahu attractions and historical locations throughout Waikiki and Honolulu. Below are some of the Waikiki Trolley routes and Waikiki/East Oahu destinations:
Waikiki Trolley Line & Routes
- Waikiki Shopping Plaza
- Duke Kahanamoku Statue
- Aston Waikiki Beach
- Honolulu Museum of Art
- I'olani Place (State Capitol)
- Punchbowl Crater
- China Town
- King Kamehameha Statue
- Salt at Our Kaka'ako
- Ward Centre
- Ala Moana
- T Galleria Hawaii
- Duke Kahanamoku Statue
- Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
- Courtyard by Marriott
- Hotel La Croix
- Saratoga Road (Post Office)
- Hilton Hawaiian Village
- Aqua Palms Waikiki
- Ala Moana Center
- 'Ilikai Hotel
- Saratoga Road (Trump Hotel)