Things to do in Kapolei

Our most recommended things to do in Kapolei

Oahu: Coral Crater Zipline Tour

1. Oahu: Coral Crater Zipline Tour

Feel your adrenaline pump while flying through the air on a zipline experience at Coral Crater Adventure Park. Have a memorable time as you glide through the air and select to ride 3 or 6 times. Follow your guides as they lead you through 3 or 6 ziplines ranging from 300 to 900 feet. This tour is for those looking to experience a safe, thrilling, high-flying experience. The ziplines feature a modern braking system, which means that zipliners do not need to control their speed or stop themselves, allowing all ages and abilities to participate in this activity. Your expert guides will be with you throughout the adventure.

Oahu: Eco-Friendly West Oahu Snorkel Sail with Dolphins

2. Oahu: Eco-Friendly West Oahu Snorkel Sail with Dolphins

Experience Hawaii's unparalleled snorkeling with this cruise from Oahu. Look for Hawaiian spinner dolphins and tropical fish. Savor a mouth-watering breakfast and lunch onboard and relax with two beverages from the bar and unlimited sodas and juices.  Board the boat and set sail for the turquoise waters of the Ko Olina coast. Keep your eyes open for playful dolphins that like to jump and play in the wake of the boat. Enjoy a tasty continental breakfast on your way to your snorkeling spot. Ride on an eco-friendly sailboat, geared towards dolphin preservation and equipped with the finest of amenities, including 2 large restrooms and a fresh-water shower. There's plenty of shade on the deck, as well as tables and seating at the bar. Sip on two complimentary drinks from the bar and have the chance to purchase more as you go. Stay hydrated with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks all day long. Hop into the crystal-clear water and uncover a hidden world of vibrantly colored fish and corals. Work up an appetite and sit down to a picnic lunch on the boat's comfy deck tables. Return to your meeting point at the end of your cruise.

Oahu: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Experiences

3. Oahu: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Experiences

The Oahu All-Inclusive Pass provides free admission to the island's top activities, attractions, and tours, offering the ultimate in convenience, savings, and flexibility. Choose between a 1- to 7-day pass at a low, pre-paid price and pay nothing at the gate. Save up to 60% compared to full retail admission prices. The more you do, the more you save. When you buy a 3-, 4-, 5-, or 7-day pass, you’ll also receive free admission to one premium activity. Simply check your digital guide for any instructions, including how to make advanced reservations for selected activities, then show your pass on your mobile device or in printed format at each attraction for admission. Included activities, attractions, and tours with the Oahu All-Inclusive Pass (for all pass durations): Cultural and Historic Sights • Polynesian Cultural Center • Battleship Missouri Memorial at Pearl Harbor • Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum at Pearl Harbor • USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour at Pearl Harbor • Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum • Bishop Museum • Iolani Palace • Honolulu Museum of Art • Queen Emma Summer Palace Tours and Cruises • Makani Catamaran Sail • Secret Island Beach Activities at Kualoa Ranch (choice of 1 Kualoa Ranch activity per day) • Ocean Voyage Adventure at Kualoa Ranch (choice of 1 Kualoa Ranch activity per day) • Aloha Aina Tour at Kualoa Ranch (choice of 1 Kualoa Ranch activity per day) • Malama Experience at Kualoa Ranch (choice of 1 Kualoa Ranch activity per day) • Pearl Harbor & Honolulu City tour (including tickets to Arizona Memorial) • Guided Hike on the North Shore • North Shore Soap Factory Tour • Taste of Hawaii: two bars of delicious Manoa Chocolate Outdoors • Diamond Head Hike: Shuttle & Self-guided Hike • Rainforest, Waterfalls, and Movie Sites: Shuttle & Self-guided Hike • Makapuu Lighthouse & Halona Blowhole: Shuttle & Self-guided Hike • Waimea Valley • Wet ‘n Wild Hawaii including Da Flowrider • Sea Life Park Hawaii • 3-Hour Kayak Rental • Stand Up Paddle Board 3-Hour Rental • Full-day snorkel rental near Hanauma Bay • SUP Morning Yoga by Yoga Floats • Morning Yoga under the Palms • Shoreline Fishing Experience on the North Shore • 8-Hour Bike Rental (choice of 1 rental per day) • 3-Hour Moped Rental (choice of 1 rental per day) • 3-Hour E-Bike Rental (choice of 1 rental per day) • Coconut Palm Basket Weaving on Sunset Beach • Shell Pendant Making on Sunset Beach • Hawaiian Lei Making on Sunset Beach • Lyon Arboretum • Waikiki Surfboard Rental Premium Activities (3+ day passes only) (choose 1): • Makani Catamaran Sunset Sail with Drinks • Private Group Surf Lesson (for 2+) • Hidden Gems, Byodo-In Temple & Turtle spotting • North Shore Dole Pineapple Farm Tour • Moana Splash Luau + Sea Life Park Admission • Dolphin Aloha + Hawaiian Reef Encounter + Sea Life Park Admission Please note attractions and tours are subject to change. Check your digital guide for an up-to-date attraction line-up including instructions before you go.

Oahu: Mele Luau Standard Ticket

4. Oahu: Mele Luau Standard Ticket

Visit Coral Crater Adventure Park and get a taste of a traditional Hawaiian luau. Watch a Hawaiian cooking demonstration, feast on an all-you-can-eat buffet, and delight in a show featuring hula. fire knife, and Tahitian dancing — and many other Polynesian dance styles. After arrival, enjoy local pupus (appetizers) and cocktails while you experience fun interactive pre-show activities, including a demonstration of imu, a traditional Hawaiian cooking method. Depending on your chosen option, enjoy an included welcome drink and a $10 or $20 drinks voucher. Before you know it, it’s time to gather for the traditional celebratory feast, featuring authentic Hawaiian luau cuisine including favorites such as Kalua pig, lomi lomi salmon, locally caught fish, poi, delicious vegetarian and vegan options, and some child-friendly favorites. Following the feast, prepare to marvel at the thrilling Mele Luau show. Admire the combination of awe-inducing Polynesian dancing, ancient legends, and a sweet love story that creates an interactive experience full of humor and energy.

From Honolulu: West Shore Dolphins, Rum, and Caves Tour

5. From Honolulu: West Shore Dolphins, Rum, and Caves Tour

See the highlights of Oahu's western shore, also known as the Leeward Coast, on a tour departing from Honolulu. Relax on picturesque beaches, take scenic photos, and learn about local rum production in a lesser-visited area of the island. Start with pickup from your accommodation in Honolulu. Travel towards Electric Beach for some scenic photo stops. Try to spot dolphins who can often be found frolicking offshore, and admire the beautiful ocean views. Next, visit the ancient Makua Cave and admire its immense size. Hear of the legends and stories associated with this eerie location. Continue the tour to Ko'olina beach. Enjoy some free time for lunch at your own expense. After lunch, take some time to relax on the beach, as you top up your tan or do some swimming. After some beach time, embark on an Agricole rum tasting experience. Afterward, relax on your return journey to Honolulu.

Oahu: Mele Luau Performance at Coral Crater VIP Entry Ticket

6. Oahu: Mele Luau Performance at Coral Crater VIP Entry Ticket

Witness a traditional Hawaiian luau at Coral Crater Adventure Park. Watch a Hawaiian cooking demonstration, feast on an all-you-can-eat buffet, and enjoy a show with hula, fire knives, and Polynesian dancing. Get a $20 drinks voucher, front-stage seating, and priority dining with your VIP ticket. Upon arrival, be greeted by the talented cast of dancers and entertainers. Receive a deluxe shell lei necklace to wear and take with you as a souvenir. Enjoy local pupus (appetizers) and cocktails while you experience fun interactive pre-show activities, including a demonstration of mu, a traditional Hawaiian cooking method. Quench your thirst with an included welcome drink and a $20 drinks voucher. After, it’s time to gather for the traditional celebratory feast, featuring authentic Hawaiian luau cuisine including favorites such as Kalua pig, lomi lomi salmon, locally caught fish, poi, delicious vegetarian and vegan options, and some child-friendly favorites. Enjoy premium seating and dining with the VIP Option. Following the feast, prepare to marvel at the thrilling Mele Luau show. Admire the combination of awe-inducing Polynesian dancing, ancient legends, and a sweet love story that creates an interactive experience full of humor and energy.

Oahu: Aerial Adventure, Climbing, & Freefall Experience

7. Oahu: Aerial Adventure, Climbing, & Freefall Experience

Take on the challenge on the Adventure Tower at Coral Crater Adventure Park. Have access to the Aerial Challenge Course, freefall tower, and climbing wall for a thrilling experience. Explore the 2-level jungle gym Aerial Challenge Course that measures 60 feet in height. Climb, abseil, and jump along the course which features 18 obstacle elements. Try the freefall tower and take a leap from the 50-foot tower. Showcase your Ninja skills on the climbing wall and impress your friends by being the fastest one to the top. Get tips from instructors to help rope you in and give you some pointers to get you going. Improve your climbing skills and get stronger from the wall's different ability levels.

Ko Olina Resort: Stars Above Hawaii Polynesian Star Voyage

8. Ko Olina Resort: Stars Above Hawaii Polynesian Star Voyage

Join people of all ages from around the world on the beach under starry skies and tour the galaxy with a powerful laser and giant telescopes. Learn the latest NASA information on space, astronomy discoveries, and cultural mythologies of the constellations from around the world. See inside the craters of the moon and galaxies millions of light years away. Depending on time of year, you can also see the clouds of Jupiter, in color, and its moons; Saturn and its rings and moons; all the planets in the solar system from Mercury to Pluto; star clusters in the hundreds; multi-colored stars systems; stellar nurseries and newborn baby stars to stars the have blown out and died; as well as passing comets. Take part in an experience that’s fun for the whole family or a perfect romantic date night. Learn about cultural mythologies of the stars, Polynesian star navigation, and the Hawaii star line that is up that evening.

Oahu: Doors-Off Circle Island Helicopter Experience

9. Oahu: Doors-Off Circle Island Helicopter Experience

Covering the island of O‘ahu from above, this is the only full circle tour of O‘ahu by a doors-off helicopter. You'll see incredible aerial views, starting with a glimpse of history as you fly over Pearl Harbor, WWII Arizona Memorial, and Battleship Missouri. Next, soar above the bustling Honolulu harbor, beautiful Waikīkī, and the iconic Diamond Head Crater. Heading further east, you’ll overfly Koko Head Crater and Hanauma Bay before seeing Sandy Beach and Makapu‘u Lighthouse. Heading north, you will come across the fantastic coral formations of Kāne‘ohe Bay, Mokoli‘i (Chinaman’s Hat), and take a peek into “Jurassic Park” — or, as it has been known locally for hundreds of years, Ka‘a‘awa Valley. The thousand-foot cascade of Kaliuwa‘a (Sacred Falls) is a stunning view and is accessible only by air. Then you’ll see the Polynesian Cultural Center, Turtle Bay Resort, and world-famous surfing spots of the North Shore: Sunset, Pipeline, Waimea Bay, and more. As you round Ka‘ena Point you get a glimpse of the serene Wai‘anae Coast, a hidden gem of the island. Uncrowded and glorious white sand beaches such as Yokohama, Mākaha, and Pōka‘i lace the coast. Historic Mākaha Valley comes into view on the return back to Ko‘olina.

Oahu: Sunset Zipline, S'mores, & Freefall Adventure

10. Oahu: Sunset Zipline, S'mores, & Freefall Adventure

Discover a new unique evening adventure and try ziplining at night. Watch the sunset as you fly through the sky on 3 ziplines around the park. Gather around a campfire and snack on s'mores with your friends and family. Kick-off your adventurous evening by getting geared up and heading to the ziplines. Zip through the golden Hawaiian sky and as the sky becomes darker each walkway and platform will be lit. Join the special event that includes the signature full zipline tour and King Swing. After your first ziplines, relax and hang out with your friends by a campfire and make some s'mores. Be daring and try 3 more ziplines as the night darkens. Race each other on the racing zipline. Finally, face an adrenaline rush and jump off the 50-foot freefall tower.

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What people are saying about Kapolei

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 120 reviews

Guide, Mike was excellent, really knowledgable and engaging, tour covered a lot of ground but didn’t feel rushed and we got to see areas that you just don’t have time to explore on a circle island tour. Rum tasting was great! Would thoroughly recommend!

It was a great time! We got lucky and there was only 6 of us on the boat, plus the captain and the other two workers. We got to see pilot whales and snorkel. Unfortunately no dolphins, but that happens.

Many thanks to our guide Mike. He performed the lead very well and added a few specials. We found the rum tasting a bit spartan. But the rum was very good and a new experience in terms of flavors.

Polynesian cultural center is a "Must Do!" Be entertained by natives of the different islands, the 15 minute movie of the Beauty of Hawaii, the Buffet and the "HA" show, It's Awesome!!!

Jose and Roger were wonderful guides and made our day even better than expected! Both were super knowledgeable and a joy to be around!