Spring is only a about month away, but some of you may not wait until then to experience sunny days and warm temperatures. If you have some free time coming up and want to spend your break under blue skies and having fun in the water, then we recommend booking a vacation for Oahu, Hawaii.
This spot is home to a variety of activities that range from relaxing to exciting, all while you enjoy the cool water of the ocean at the beach. Here are the best water activities to try in Oahu so that you have a memorable time off.
You may be looking for an opportunity to re-enact your favorite scenes from the movie Point Break or are in search of the biggest waves to help you perform the best stunts. In this case, we recommend finding time to go surfing in a place that is a site for shore eyes, and Oahu’s beaches have no shortage of spots designed specifically for this activity. If you don’t already have a GoPro camera, buy one while you’re there so that you can prove to your friends that you performed your tricks.
Plenty of spots provide custom surfing lessons in case you are new to the game and want to avoid falling off your board. We still advise keeping the camera going so that you and your friends can enjoy a funny blooper reel.
One of the best parts of spending time by the ocean is getting to run into a variety of wildlife that you won’t be able to check out on land without going to an aquarium. Snorkeling makes it that much easier to discover some of the more pleasant creatures that reside in the shallow parts of the ocean, which will save you the trouble of having to travel too far out.
You may be lucky enough to run into some large sea turtles, stingrays, crabs, and even dolphins if you’re out far enough. This is also an opportunity for you to get some exercise by swimming around different obstacles in the sea, as well as improve how long you can hold your breath underwater.
If you’re feeling a little risky, then Oahu has plenty of ways to interact with more dangerous sea creatures in a way that keeps you safe. When it comes to water activities, there is no better example than shark-diving, which allows you to re-enact scenes from Jaws without having to become a snack for these vicious beasts. This also gives you the chance to see what sharks are like when they’re not trying to eat things.
Such services provide professionals who will train you on what you should and shouldn’t do while underwater with these creatures. The cages are designed to keep sharks from reaching you, and you get equipment that lets you record your time with sharks.
In case you want to take a break from the more exciting water activities, then we recommend taking some kayaking lessons in the shallower parts of the ocean. This is a chance to get some exercise while enjoying great scenery, which is even more beautiful if you decide to do it at sunrise or sunset.
Services in Oahu provide kayaks that can hold a number of people, or just you if you’re on a solo adventure. If you decide to kayak with friends or family, then it’s best to get a kayak for each person so that you can race from one end of the beach to the other.
Lying in the beach can give you a beautiful view of the water and surrounding land no matter the time of day. However, you can take that view to another level when you go parasailing. This activity can be exciting and relaxing at the same time, because you’ll be high up in the air but moving at a pace to enjoy the breeze if it’s too hot outside.
The tours available in this town provide parasails of different designs so that you and your friends have different photos to take and share with everyone back at home. They are safe for both kids and adults, providing you with different heights to fly at in case you’re a little more daring than others in your group.
Consider trying out these activities for an unforgettable time in Oahu.