Tours in 'Ewa Gentry

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Big Wave Dave Surf Co.'s staff of experienced wave riders hits the shores of Waikiki Beach for private and small-group lessons in surfing, standup paddleboarding, and outrigger canoeing. Each instructor's résumé boasts at least 10 years of teaching experience, an extensive knowledge of first aid, and at least one semester as Poseidon's college intern. During classes, first-time surfers learn the basics on land before heading into the warm waters to hang their first 10, whereas advanced riders barrel out into the waves atop fiberglass and epoxy boards. Outrigger canoes recall ancient Hawaiians' exploration of Oahu's colorful reefs, and standup paddleboards combine an intense workout with clear views of the pristine waters below. The shop also offers daily and long-term rentals of equipment, with complimentary delivery and pickup from local hotels.

2410 Koa Ave.
Honolulu,
HI
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The water churns along the length of The Treasure Seeker, as the 83-foot galleon slices its way out of storybook pages and into the waters of Waikiki. Crewed by a team of salty dogs, the ship specializes in pirate-themed cruises, with other boats sometimes appearing to do water-cannon battle. Passengers man the enormous squirt guns to help fend off these foes.

The crew of The Treasure Seeker also conducts more adult-oriented excursions, including evening cruises that adopt a club-like feel complete with flashing lights, music, and BYOB adult beverages. Still clad in their pirate garb, the crew leads a bit of themed skullduggery or joins in a dance or two. After de-boarding and becoming a landlubber once more, revelers can visit The Groove Hawaii for go-karting, pizza, and other pirate-free fun.

1085 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu,
HI
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On Pedal Bike Tours' guided Hidden Honolulu tour, Waikiki isn't the main attraction—instead, bikers depart from Waikiki to adventure down hidden paths with no car traffic, check out local beaches, and even pedal past the Royal Palace. The team also offers a North Shore tour, with a customizable length that ranges from 2.5–15 miles, and general rentals, which allow bikers to explore the area sans guide.

150 Kapahulu Avenue
Honolulu,
HI
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Established: 2011
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Average Duration of Services: 30 Minutes or Less
Pro Tip: Happy driver [in a] new van

1325 Aala Street #205
Honolulu,
HI
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West Oahu SUP's staff of professional surfers and lifeguards rent out equipment, lead tours, and conduct lessons on a secluded beach flanked by mountains on both sides. Their passion for the region’s natural splendor defines their tours. The guides can pinpoint the best times of day to spot sea turtles or take advantage of the calmest breezes; lead groups to their favorite lava formations for midday dives; and remember the satisfaction of discovering the sea by paddleboard and kayak for the very first time.

84-1170 Farrington Highway
Waianae,
HI
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Falling in love with Hawaii is easy—for some, all it takes is the first breath of balmy air after stepping out of an airplane or homemade rocket ship from the mainland. But Pat and Lisa Christian, the married couple behind Home Tours Hawaii, help people to deepen their love of the big island by offering a glimpse into its heart. They take groups beyond main streets and hotels, leading them into private homes and gardens to enjoy progressive brunches. While munching on multiple courses made with Big Island ingredients and sipping estate-grown Kona coffee, guests feast their eyes on stunning views of nature and architectural features such as ohia posts, lanais overlooking the ocean, and indoor koi ponds.

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Hickam Afb,
HI
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