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Oahu, Hawaii Vacations

O'ahu, "the Heart & Soul of Hawaii," is not your grandfather’s Hawaii anymore. World famous Oahu has been transformed. Cement has given way to trees. High-rise hotels (in some cases) have disappeared in favor of parks and shopping areas with treasures from around the world. Even Don Ho’s renowned showroom made way for Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber. Oahu has evolved. One of the best ways to experience all of the charm and adventure Oahu has is to consult with an Oahu expert. Our own Justin French is that and them some. Justin has earned the designation of Master Oahu Destination Specialist after touring Oahu with the Visitors Bureau several times over the years, participating in regular conference calls and increasing his visitors to Oahu annually.


A perfect example of Honolulu change is Waikiki Beach Walk, an outdoor entertainment plaza with restaurants, shops, and hotels to eight acres along Lewers Street.




Honolulu, the trendiest and most cosmopolitan city in Hawaii will energize you; and restored Waikiki is still a world famous beach. But there is much more to O'ahu, an island that will invogorate you. Hanauma Bay is a pristine sanctuary for sea life. There is a lush tropical rainforest within Oahu’s two mountain ranges. The picturesque Windward coast resembles any other Hawaiian island not named O'ahu. The laid back North Shore serves as the polar opposite of Honolulu, inviting you to surf, hike and explore. Some of the world's best surfers can be seen challenging the blue crush at Sunset Beach and the Banzai Pipeline. At ULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION we know where the hidden treasures of Hawaii are. Want to swim with the dolphins? We know where ... but these dolphins are uninhabited. Where else will you find that?


On January 23, 2012 Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources began work on a 60-day, $2.4 million sand-replinishment project at Waikiki Beach. Restoring the beach to a width not seen since 1985, the work will replinish sand along more than 1,700 feet of coastline, stretching from the west end of the Kuhio swim basin, near the Duke Kahanamoku statue, to the Sheraton Waikiki hotel.


Work to recover about 24,000 cubic yards of sand deposits located 1,500 to 3,000 feet offshore will take place during daylight hours, and closures will occur through March 20 where active sand placement is being done. Except for the 200-foot sections undergoing sand replinishment, Waikiki Beach will remain open during the project. To follow the progress visit http://oceansafety.ancl.hawaii.edu.


Surprisingly, many of O'ahu's most memorable activities are free or inexpensive, including visiting the USS Arizona Memorial, hiking Diamond Head, snorkeling Hanauma Bay, or tasting local produce and other culinary creations at a local farmers market. Plus O'ahu has more than 125 spectacular beaches waiting for you, and unlike Waikiki, most are uncrowded.



As it is both cosmopolitan and native Hawaiian, O'ahu offers diverse shopping options. No trip to Hawaii is complete without an aloha shirt and two of the best choices for that are Hilo Hattie and Bailey's Antique and Aloha Shirts, with more than 15,000 in stock - used, new, vintage and specialty. For handcrafted items made in Hawaii check out Shop Pacifica, located inside the worthy Bishp Museum. And of course in Honolulu explore the famous International Market Place, a hodge-podge of open-air kiosks and shops offering an assortment of souvenirs and gifts.


Beyond the Honolulu area you will find roadside stands that sell fresh fruit and often more exotic items like starfruit, guava, apple-banana, avacado and the famous Kahuku sweet corn. Up north on the North Shore we recommend you visit Haleiwa Farmers Market in Haleiwa Town for locally made products and fresh island produce.


O'ahu has created the creature comforts you require. From modest hotel rooms several blocks from the beach, to high-rise condominiums, to opulent luxury, and even private homes ... O'ahu has it all. We know where to find the ultimate Oahu accommodations for you. It’s our job.


O'ahu is the perfect starting point for a Hawaii vacation. Part of the reason is O'ahu delivers such a good value. And here's why - because there are so many boutique hotels in Waikiki (many recently renovated with top-end technology) prices are reasonable, often $100-$200 per night. Also, many of O'ahu's most memorable activities are free or inexpensive, including a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial, hiking Diamond Head, surfing the waves of Waikiki Beach or tasting Hawaii's local produce and other culinary creations at a local farmers market, or a tour of local restaurants. It's also easy to find a quality meal with local tastes for $15 to $20. Just ask Justin - he has done all of the above.

Pearl Harbor Hero’s Adventure

This adventure of Pearl Harbor includes it all! Immerse into WWII and experience history as you walk in its exact footsteps. You will be taken on the most fantastic historic journey of your life from the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to the signing of the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri. You will see real artifacts of the attack at the Visitor Center then board the navy launch across Pearl Harbor to the Arizona Memorial. Following, a guided tour onboard one of the world's most significant submarines, the USS Bowfin. You'll then be shuttled on to Ford Island, an active Navy base under federal protection, to the Pacific Aviation Museum for a guided tour of the exhibits. Lastly the memorable day will culminate on the historic decks of the world's last and most famous battleship the - USS Missouri, which served proudly from World War II through Desert Storm. Prices from $97.


Paradise Cove Royal Alii Luau

This interactive luau will give you the chance to try your skills at spear throwing, relax with an Outrigger canoe ride, get a temporary tattoo and take hula and lei making lessons. Located on 12 oceanfront acres, with a private beach and spectacular Hawaiian sunsets, guests learn history at a genuine Hawaiian luau. A wonderful experience for the entire family, you will play island games and learn island crafts; take part in a Hukilau, pulling fish nets from the sea to the rhythms of a conch shell and island chants; and, enjoy preferred seating, cocktails as well as a traditional Hawaiian feast served to you while you watch as music and dance bring the story of Hawaii to life, ending with a heart-pounding fire-knife dance. Tour includes roundtrip hotel transportation, fresh flower lei greeting, mai tai on arrival, 4 standard drink coupons, preferred luau buffet seating. Prices from $80.



Hawaii Dolphin Encounter
With a marine biologist crew, experience dolphins in depth, not in tanks - but as nature intended them to be, wild and free. Gain first-hand knowledge about dolphin behavior, their ocean environment, companions, and predators, and pressing conservation issues. These crew members have been researching, living, and playing with these dolphins for over 10 years. Prices from $105.


Bike & Hike Adventure
Take a journey with a professional nature guide to a private 75-acre property in Manoa Valley for an exclusive 2-mile hike to a 200-foot waterfall. At the trailhead, you'll be issued snacks and water bottle with optional rubber boots and rain jacket. The narrated 2-mile hike leads you past a jungle stream and a mountain pool before reaching the magnificent falls. Take a rest at the falls before a short hike back over a scenic ridge-top viewing the valley's tropical flowers and fauna. Back in the van you'll travel through tropical rainforests, to the top of Pu'u'ohia (Tantalus). Get fitted to your bike and gear with instruction for a 5-mile descent on a paved jungle road. Along the way you'll stop at Manoa Lookout for scenic views before reaching a grassy park at the end of the descent. Enjoy a delicious deli-style lunch before returning to Waikiki. Hike is rated moderate.


Tour Inclusions: Roundtrip Waikiki transportation, professional nature guide, access to private land, morning snack, water bottle, deli-style lunch (choice of sandwich), chops and cold beverages. Trek mountain bike w/front suspension and disc brakes, Bell helmets, rain jacket/poncho, rubber boots (optional) for hike and mosquito repellant. Wear closed toe shoes w/traction, socks that cover ankles, bring extra pair, and dress comfortable. Prices from $99.


Grand Island Circle Tour
This tour is a great way to see many of Oahu highlights and experience the diversity of Oahu. Journey 120-miles around Oahu while visiting the Dole plantation, Pali Lookout, the North Shore's best surfing beaches, the Halona Blowhole and more of Oahu's attractions. Price from $77.


Ali'i Kai Catamaran Dinner Sail
Soak in Honolulu's natural landmarks and incredible skyline aboard the world's largest Polynesian catamaran. Enjoy cocktails during the famous Hawaii sunset as you cruise along Waikiki's historic coastline before seeing a Polynesian dinner show and dancing yourself. Price from $94


Learn to Surf

The surf lesson starts with a land lesson 20 minutes: Learn proper paddling technique, turning the surfboard, maneuvering over waves and positioning to stand up and ride your first wave. You will also learn proper water safety and etiquette. The rest of the time is spent in the water learning to stand and ride waves!

Justin took this class and was successfully surfing early and often. Prices from $75 plus tax.

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