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Things To Do in Waikiki - Aqua Ilikai Lite

Surf Lessons and Board Rentals

For those who aren’t afraid to get wet, the best way to see the waves is to catch one off Waikiki Beach! Legendary surfer, Duke Kahanamoku, made Waikiki famous for surfing. With its protective bay and mellow waves, Waikiki Beach remains one of the most desired places to surf. Take a lesson and you’ll up on a board in no time!


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!

Canoe Rides

Hoe wa’a in Hawaiian means to “paddle canoe.” Paddling canoe is a great way to get out into the water and get a taste of what it must have been like to use canoes as a primary means of travel between islands and over long distances. In honor of the proud canoeing tradition in Hawaii, Oahu has multiple clubs that race outrigger canoes and celebrate the importance of canoes to Hawaiian culture.

Waikiki Aquarium

Want to learn more about what’s whirling around you when you’re surfing or taking a swim? No need to get in the water for that! Check out this family-friendly activity, right on the shoreline of Waikiki Beach. You’ll meet honu (sea turtles), Hawaiian monk seals, beautiful reef fish, seahorses, intricate corals and more!


Ilikai Lite is just minutes away from many shopping destinations including the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, Ross’ Dress for Less and a short drive to Ala Moana Center – an open-air mall with 4 levels of shops featuring local retailers and chain department stores alike. Also nearby to Ala Moana are Walgreen’s and Walmart for added convenience.