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Ala Wai Boat Harbor

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Oahu: Luxury Gondola Cruise with Drinks and Pastries

1. Oahu: Luxury Gondola Cruise with Drinks and Pastries

Experience an unforgettable journey on the only Venetian gondola boat tour in Hawaii. Access a third and fourth passenger ride at a discounted rate. Be captivated by the most amazing views on this finely crafted Italian boat and experience for yourself the wonders of the coastline of Honolulu. Enjoy refreshing drinks and delicious pastries while cruising the calm waters and taking in the sights and famous Oahu landmarks. Your expert gondolier will guide the vessel throughout a musical ride as you sit back and relax. Gondolas provide a more intimate alternative to catamarans, perfect for guests that want a smaller group experience, being able to go where no other commercial watercraft can go. You will traverse under 3 bridges in Waikiki, glide along the harbor, and pass by Magic Island and Diamond Head. The tour never goes out into the sometimes choppy, wavy ocean so a smooth stable ride is enjoyed by all.

Oahu: Hoverboard Tour of West Waikiki & Ala Moana

2. Oahu: Hoverboard Tour of West Waikiki & Ala Moana

Your tour will begin as you climb aboard your hoverboard at the ocean side of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Kahanamoku Lagoon. You will glide past the popular local surf break Ala Moana bowls, and view some of the islands finest private yachts at Hawaii's largest boat harbor. Next, take in the natural beauty of the 100-acre Ala Moana Beach Park, where you will ride past palm tree groves, man made lagoons, and many different species of massive "exceptional" designated trees. On the developed side of the park, you'll hover by the largest outdoor shopping center in the world, and see many new stunning ultra-luxurious condo high rises. You can keep an eye open for the mega-yachts which sometimes frequent Kewalo Basin Harbor, as you cruise along the waterfront with unforgettable views of Diamond Head. You'll see stand-up paddle boarders and swimmers along the half-mile golden sand beach park, as well as beautiful views of Waikiki from Magic Island. You will then hover along the wide Ala Wai canal pathway under exceptional weeping fig trees past the back of the convention center. Next, stop at a statue of the last King of Hawaii, and ride through the expertly landscaped tropical Fort DeRussy Beach Park and Army Museum. You will also glide along the sandy beachfront boardwalk past the Hale Koa Hotel, and much more.

From Honolulu: Private Catamaran Cruise with Captain & Crew

3. From Honolulu: Private Catamaran Cruise with Captain & Crew

Enjoy sailing, wildlife viewing (whale season December - April), Friday night fireworks, swimming and relaxing in the nets of your own luxury catamaran. A private charter allows you to customize your experience for up to 6 passengers. Sailing on a catamaran is so smooth! Take a seat in the large shaded cockpit as we depart from the conveniently located Ala Wai Boat Harbor and head out along the Waikiki coastline toward Diamond Head. Your guides will be looking for marine life such as turtles, dolphins, schools of fish over a sunken barge and humpback whales. You might decide to move to the front of the boat and lay in the nets or look out from one of the bow seats for the best views. If you're in the mood for sailing, we will continue on to Diamond Head or you might be in the mood to drop the anchor and roll out the magic carpet for a swim and snorkel in the turquoise blue water. You can rinse off with a hot shower as you come out of the water and take a nap in the nets to dry off. You'll enjoy a downwind sail back into the sunset on our way back to the marina. The best part of taking out your own yacht is that you can experience Oahu exactly like you want to. You can listen to your own music, bring your own food and drink and take the pace that you want. Settle in and relax into your own perfect day on the water.

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What people are saying about Ala Wai Boat Harbor

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 17 reviews

Don’t leave the island without going on this cruise. Eliot, Shantel and dad, Larry are the absolute best tour host. Doug and I were serenaded and enlightened on the rich history of the island all while enjoying refreshing drinks and tasty pastries of all sorts. I would definitely do this again. As an added treat I was able to put my cell phone away and enjoy the moment while Shantel captured all of the wonderful memories for us on their camera. Can’t wait to see the pictures.

We had an amazing experience on the Gondola. We were greeted with the classic Hawaiian lei necklace. Took a few pictures with our very knowledgeable and pleasant gondolier. He gave us a history lesson about the gondola and also the city’s sites and sounds. The drink was cold and refreshing considering the warm weather. Locals waved as we passed by. We had a great time. I will definitely recommend this ride. Very relaxing and private.

Whew sorry for the late review. Life has been crazy. My husband and I went to the Waikiki scenic gondola cruise back in July and we loved it. It was our first time in Hawaii and attending a gondola and we’re happy we choose them. We felt comfortable and had so much fun❤️.

This was a fun romantic adventure on the canals. The gondoliers are very knowledgeable about the local history. Beverages were a nice touch. And great photo opportunities.

An unforgettable experience. Host was very professional and kind. Recommended for any couple searching for a special moment.