Things To Do
If you’d love to see what’s under the sea from above it rather than below it, then the Waikiki Aquarium is a must-see attraction. Located on Waikiki Beach is a small but impressive aquarium where you can view colorful corals, South Pacific marine life, Hawaiian marine life, a Hawaiian Monk Seal habitat, and so much more!
Located at the edge of Waikiki between Diamond Head and bustling Kalakaua Avenue is 42 acres of land that makes up Oahu’s only zoo. Over 900 different animals live in this area – everything from Komodo Dragons, orangutans, elephants, primates, birds, reptiles, amphibians, a variety of African animals, and various gardens! Make a day of it and bring the whole family!
If surfing isn’t your thing, but big waves are, then you’ll love an outrigger canoe ride off Waikiki Beach! Ancient Hawaiians used outrigger canoes to travel between the islands and for fishing. Take a tour of Waikiki in a modern version of these canoes and see living reefs, a plethora of fish, sea turtles (which we call honu), and dolphins! Canoe rides are available at the many ocean activities stands along Waikiki Beach.
For the watersports enthusiast, enjoy a parasailing adventure and experience sky-high views of the beautiful Waikiki and Honolulu coastline. A parasail boat will transport you safely while using a harness method allowing you to sail through the Hawaii skies and over the Pacific Ocean. Prices vary by line footage, many activity company’s are available to provide rates and service. Parasailing is on the to-do list for any adventure junkie!
Set sail on one of Waikiki’s most popular outdoor activities. A catamaran cruise is a great way to spend some time in the open water taking in views of Diamond Head, sipping on a Mai Tai, and sunbathing. Some catamarans offer snorkeling right off the boat, whale watching, or fishing.
Aqua Pacific Monarch is just minutes away from many shopping destinations including the reopened International Market Place, Waikiki’s newest and hottest destination for shopping and dining. Also within walking distance are the Royal Hawaiian Center and Luxury Row, and a short drive will take you to Ala Moana Center – the world’s largest open-air mall with 4 levels of shops featuring local retailers and chain department stores alike. Next to Ala Moana Center are Walgreen’s and Walmart for added convenience.