Oahu, Hawaii Vacation
Oahu is the third largest of the islands of Hawaii (the Big Island and Maui are both larger), located in the United States of America, and the most popular tourist destination. As the location of Honolulu, the state capital, and as home to over 85% of the state's population, the island is appropriately nicknamed "The Gathering Place."
Oahu Hawaii Attractions
Natural beauty can be found in the two mountain ranges (the Koolau and Waianae ranges) that make up Oahu...some great hikes are located just a 15-minute drive into the mountains from Waikiki. Secluded white sand beaches, funky beach towns, pounding winter surf on the North Shore...all of this can be found on the other parts of Oahu.
If you don't see the North Shore during the winter when monster waves pound the shore, if you don't take a drive through miles of pineapple fields, and if you don't take time to visit some of the white sand beaches outside of Waikiki, then you really haven't seen Oahu. < Dolphin Swim Price Information >
Getting to Oahu By Plane
Honolulu International Airport (Airport Code: HNL), is the main aviation gateway for the Hawaiian Islands. The main terminal is served by most major American airlines from the mainland U.S., and by many international airlines from other countries around the Pacific Rim. Its Inter-Island Terminal is the home base of Hawaiian Airlines which offers frequent local service to the other Hawaiian islands. It is quite a walk between terminals, so be sure to take the free Wikiwiki Shuttle that runs every few minutes. It's easy to miss it so be sure to ask somebody where it is.
Outside of Honolulu and Waikiki there are very few hotels on the island. Island wide there are at least 1500 condos, vacation homes, 'Ohanas' (a unit attached to a home) and B&Bs. Recent enforcement of vacation rental zoning regulations has resulted in many rentals shutting down or only accepting stays of 1 month or longer.
Getting Around Oahu Hawaii
The best way to get around Waikiki and the island is by rental car. Most major streets in Honolulu run 'Ewa–Diamond Head (as described in the preceding section, roughly east-west). There are two main highways in Honolulu: Nimitz Highway (Hawaii 92) which runs from Pearl Harbor past Honolulu Airport to downtown Honolulu and Waikiki; and Interstate H-1 which runs mauka (mountain-ward) of downtown.
Paddle out into a Pacific Island Adventure on Oahu Hawaii
- Up Close and Personal with the Dolphins
- Fun and Eductional for Everyone
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- Small Groups with the Dolphins
- Open 365 Days a Year
- Professional Photography Available
- Lockers and Shower Available
- Located on the North Shore of Oahu
- 30 Minutes from Waikiki Beach
- 45 Minutes from Honolulu Cruise Port
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Map of Oahu - Swim with Dolphins Oahu is close to Waikiki Beach, Honolulu Airport, Honolulu Cruise Port, and North Shore