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Below is a list of some suggested things to do in the Honolulu Area, with links to more details when available.

Alii Kai Dinner Cruise
A two-hour cruise with a live band and island dancers includes tasty meal options -- beef sirloin, grilled chicken, sautéed mahi-mahi, pasta, or steamed crab legs -- while providing spectacular views and plenty of fun.
Alii Kai Dinner Cruise + Show Combo
Smart savings can be enjoyed by combining the Alii Kai Dinner Cruise, including spectacular views, live entertainment, and tasty meal options, with the Magic of Polynesia show featuring dangerous escapes, astonishing levitations, and other razzle-dazzle entertainment.
Creation: A Polynesian Journey
This theatrical sojourn takes audiences through mythical creation of Polynesian man and woman and their subsequent voyage across the Pacific, with the show presenting cultural music and dance of Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa, Hawaii and more. Enjoy either a cocktail show or a buffet dinner show with prime rib, baked chicken, or sautéed mahi-mahi.

Dolphin Adventures
Participants enter dolphin territory during a deep water encounter to learn about anatomy, physiology, training, and conversation of these marvelous creatures. Bring a swim-suit and towel, and prepare to be photographed with a dolphin during this in-depth interactive experience.
Dolphin & Snorkel Adventure Escape to Paradise
From Ko Olina Marina up the entire Walanae coast to the northernmost tip, Dolphin & Snorkel Adventure Escape to Paradise provides camera-ready views of dolphin, whales, green sea turtles, and flying fish. Top-grade equipment is provided for an hour of snorkel fun off the Kaena Cliffs in an off-the-beaten track area accessible only via hiking or boat.
Dolphin Discovery Swim -- Honolulu
Touching dolphin from a platform in waist-deep water or swimming along with these magnificent creatures in deeper water highlights this 45-minute adventure.
Grand Circle Island Bus Tour -- Honolulu
Breathtaking highlights from Diamond Head to Haleiwa are part of this day-long tour including admissions to selected attractions and a hosted lunch. Stops include Pali Lookout, Halona Point and Byodo-In at the Valley of the Temples.
Hawaiian Ray Encounter -- Honolulu
Swim in a special lagoon and savor thrills of swimming with stingrays in this family-oriented adventure. Float vests, snorkel and mask are supplied. Kids under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Kauai, The Garden Isle Inter-Island Tour
Following a flight to Kauai, adventure continues with a scenic ride up the Waimea River to the romantic Fern Grotto. Stops along the route include Opaekaa Falls Lookout and Hanapepe Valley Lookout.
Magic of Polynesia -- Honolulu
Crossing language barriers and captivating all ages, Magic of Polynesia at the Waikiki Beachcomber is much more than a mere magic show. Dazzling lasers, pyrotechnics and other special effects accompany the death trap escape scene and other illusions that defy imagination. Dinner variations include top sirloin, chicken, and lobster.
Maui Hana Inter-Island Tour -- Honolulu
History and splendor of Maui come alive on this guided tour of lush forests, waterfalls and coastal scenery. Air-conditioned mini-buses with friendly, skilled drivers add to the comfort of this tour including stops at Keanae Look-Out, Waianapanapa State Park, Heavenly Hana Town, Palikea Stream, Charles Lindbergh's Grave and Tedeschi Winery.
Maui, The Valley Isle Inter-Island Tour -- Honolulu
After a flight to Maui, air-conditioned mini-buses provide transport to the top of the world at Mt. Haleakala, a dormant volcano doubling as high point of the island, and other wonders of a picturesque valley. Stops also include a 1,200-foot stone needle, Lahaina Town for shopping, and Haleakala National Park.
Oahu Grand Circle Inter-Island Tour -- Honolulu
From a volcano to black sand beaches, the Big Island mesmerizes. Stops include Rainbow Falls, Hawaii Volcano Observatory, Big Island Candies, Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum, Thurston Lava Tube, with the route passing through Fern Tree Jungle, Parker Ranch acreage and more.
Pearl Harbor Museum
Pearl Harbor Museum, created as a memorial to those who died in the Dec. 7, 1941 surprise attack by Japanese forces, spans the mid-portion of the sunken USS Arizona. This tour includes a narrated ride through the National Cemetery of the Pacific and historic points through downtown Honolulu.
Polynesian Cultural Center -- Honolulu
Design your own tour to explore the islands of Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, the Marquesas, Aotearoa and old Hawaii through cultural games, demonstrations, and other presentations including a Polynesian review of song and dance featuring more than 100 native performers. Choose the show only, or combine with Ali'I Luau or Prime Rib / Seafood Dinner packages.
Polynesian Sunset Dinner Cruise -- Honolulu
Departing from Pier 8, this cruise aboard a 340-passenger motor vessel packs in plenty of Aloha spirit as the sun slips over the horizon. Three-course dinner choices include steak, chicken, or fish with a welcome Mai-Tai or a cocktail of choice and a contemporary Polynesian review.
Premiere Whale Watch -- Honolulu
Departing from Pier 8, this 1,500-passenger cruise vessel designed for Hawaiian waters comes equipped with wheel-chair accessible ramps and elevators, and is ADA compliant. Whale sightings are virtually guaranteed from December through April, and briefings from the crew enhance the experience.
Royal Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise -- Honolulu
Dine in regal elegance aboard Navetek 1, a sleek 140-foot vessel hailed by Forbes magazine. In addition to sailing along Waikiki beach, Navatek 1 goes beyond Diamond Head to the shores of the Kahala coastline, home to Hawaii's rich and famous. Buffet menu includes smoked salmon, steak, Maine lobster, sweet bread rolls with macadamia nut butter, chocolate mousse cake and more, and there's also a contemporary show featuring lively dancers and musicians.
Royal Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise in the Ali'i Club -- Honolulu
With Ali'i being Hawaiian for “royal” or “kingly,” this package allows guests to experience red carpet-style treatment for a royal dinner cruise with limo service, traditional lei greeting and private table seating. The Navatek I is designed for smooth sailing during dinner, with spacious windows to enjoy remarkable sites including Diamond Head. The buffet menu includes smoked salmon, steak, steamed Maine lobster, all in the Ali'i dining room. Duration of the cruise is about two hours and 40 minutes, with two sailings per evening.
Sea Trek -- Honolulu
This underwater safari provides for descending three fathoms into the Hawaiian Reef Tank to become a photographer of the depths, capturing through a lens various eels, sharks, eagle rays and a sea turtle. Participants must be at least age 12. Photographs taken by guests become part of complimentary souvenirs.
Seaplane Air Tour and Catered Dinner -- Honolulu
After a 30-minute flight tour, a catered dinner is served buffet-style with Hawaiian music as a background on the dock with seaplanes taking off and landing for visual spectacle. Buffet menu includes Huli-Huli Chicken, pasta salad, rolls, rice, dessert and Mai-Tai punch. Air-tour highlights include the site of Jurassic Park and Godzilla movie filming, the BYU Hawaii campus, Mormon Temple, Polynesian Cultural Center, and Kahana Bay.
Seaplane Air Tour and Pupu Party
After a 30-minute flight tour, it's pupu party time with a buffet-style meal of sausages, cheese, egg rolls, pot stickers and more taste treats. The flight tour provides eye-popping views of film sites for Jurassic Park and Godzilla, plus Kahana Bay, the Polynesian Cultural Center, Mormon Temple and the BYU Hawaii campus.
Seaplane Half Hour Aloha Flight -- Honolulu
Soaring out over Honolulu Harbor, fabulous views of Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head Crater, Koko Head Crater, Hanauma Bay, Pali Pass, the Arizona Memorial and more are part of this seaplane adventure creating lasting memories.
Seaplane Islander One Hour Flight
This seaplane adventure takes in all the sights of the Half Hour Aloha Flight -- Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head Crater, Koko Head Crater, Hanauma Bay, Pali Pass and the Arizona Memorial -- and then continues over Kaneohe Bay along the windward coast to include famed surfing areas, pineapple fields, remains of old sugar cane fields, the Battleship “Missouri” and Pearl Harbor, Hickam Air Force Base before landing at Keehi Lagoon.
Snorkel, Sail and BBQ -- Honolulu
A cruise on the elegant Starlet, snorkeling at famed Kewalo Reef, the chance to see porcupine fish, puffers, manta rays and more, and opportunity to baskn in the sun are part of the fun, capped off by lunch with sodas available all day long at the bar. Hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, pasta salad, fresh fruit and dessert top the menu.
Star of Honolulu
Aboard the four-deck, 1,500-passenger Star of Honolulu, the Five Star Sunset Dining option provides the ultimate in luxury and romance with stretch limo transportation accessing the ship, a Captain's welcome reception, seven course French style dinner served in the Art Deco Super Nova Room, four super premium cocktails, and live jazz show with dancing. For more casual elegance, the Three Star Sunset Dinner and Show includes a five-course whole Maine lobster and tenderloin steak dinner and champagne toast with two premium cocktails and live jazz. The Star Sunset Dinner and Show provides a crab and filet steak dinner by a “My Hawaii” revue with a welcome hula and more. The Pacific Star Sunset Dining option provides a four-course Pacific Rim menu with live contemporary entertainment and after-dinner dancing to accompany ocean and city lights vistas from deck. The vessel has two elevators and is wheel-chair accessible.
Stars & Stripes
Brimming in patriotic history, Stars & Stripes starts with the Arizona Memorial commemorating the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor that pulled the U.S. into WWII, and moves on to the battleship USS Missouri, remembered for involvement in the invasion of Iwo Jima and Okinawa and for Korean War and Persian Gulf service. Then it's on to the national Cemetery of the Pacific where American Legion veterans provide exclusive tours and insights. The final stop takes in downtown Honolulu and landmarks including Iolani Palace. Strollers are not permitted on the naval launch.
Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise -- Honolulu
Aboard the 130-foot Navaek 1, this dinner cruise provides opportunity to sail along Waikiki Beach on what's billed as the smoothest dinner cruise in the islands. Buffet guests dine in the Blue Hawaiian room on the first deck, also featuring music, song and dance. In addition to one premium cocktail, coffee and tea, menu highlights include Chicken Kahala, Mahi Mahi Navatek, vegetables, rice, mashed potatoes, sweet bread, fresh fruit, salad and coconut cake.
USS Arizona & Keehi (Lagoon) City Tour -- Honolulu
From the vantage point of a fully restored authentic World War II amphibious vehicle called the Duck, navigating both land and sea with up to 30 passengers, this tour heads out into Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial where WWII era many soldiers and sailors remained entombed. It then moves on to see three islands with added historical intrigue. Other highlights include Diamond Head, Waikiki and downtown Honolulu.
Waikiki Premium Submarine Tour -- 64 Passenger
Descending up to 100 feet aboard a 64-passenger submarine offering enhanced personal space and comfort, this tour at a Waikiki dive site provides spectacular views of Hawaiian fish, coral and turtles. Audio headset narrations are available in English, Japanese, Mandarin and Korean. Children must be 36 inches or taller to board.
 
Waikiki Submarine Tour -- 48 Passengers
From the vantage point of a 48-passenger submarine that has been seen on National Geographic specials, guests have opportunity for fabulous views of Hawaiian fish, coral and turtles amid Waikiki waters.
Waikiki Submarine Tour & Buffet Dinner Cruise
After a submarine tour of spectacular underwater vistas off shores of Oahu, the tour continues aboard the Navatek I vessel setting sail for a journey toward a Hawaiian sunset. Dining options include the Sunset Buffet with Chicken Kahala and one premium cocktail, the Royal Sunset Buffet with steamed Maine Lobster and three premium cocktails, and a child's menu with chicken.
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Honolulu: A view of the beach and Diamond Head