Best Oahu Excursions for Your Last-Minute Trip – Island Water Sports Hawaii
April 5, 2024

Best Oahu Excursions for Your Last-Minute Trip

Two kids crossing a big puddle in Oahu.

Booking a last-minute trip can be a whirlwind of to-do lists and planning that can leave you feeling like you didn’t have time to actually prepare. Whether you’re visiting a new place or returning to a favorite destination, making sure you get the most out of your vacation is paramount. From relaxation to exciting activities, the perfect trip will have a blend of both. As you get ready to embark on your Hawaiian vacation, we’ve prepared a list of the best Oahu excursions to help take some guesswork out of your plans. Check them out below and book your favorites so you can turn your last-minute trip into a vacation you’ll remember forever.

Sub-Scooter Snorkeling Tour

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When you’re visiting Oahu, whether you’ve had the trip planned for months or it’s a last-minute getaway, time on the water is a must! From surfing and kayaking to fishing or just floating, there are lots of ways to enjoy our beautiful ocean. For one of the best Oahu excursions you can experience during your stay, check out Island Water Sports Hawaii’s Sub-Scooter Snorkeling Tour! With no experience necessary, this tour lets you dive into the magic of the underwater world like no snorkel trip you’ve ever been on before.

We’ve traded traditional goggles and snorkels for eco-friendly underwater scooters so you can breathe freely under the surface as you gently float on your self-propelled electric cruiser. Your trip will take you to the crystal-clear waters of Maunalua Bay, where you’ll marvel at brightly colored tropical fish, sea turtles, sea stars, octopi, and more! In addition to your time on the scooter, you’ll also enjoy a beautiful boat ride and light refreshments. Perfect for everyone ages 10 and up, this is one activity you have to try during your last-minute trip to Oahu.

Sea-Bob Super Dolphin Adventure

For even more fun at Island Water Sports Hawaii, you can try our Sea Bob Underwater Adventure! Perfect for those looking to add a bit more adrenaline to their underwater excursion, this two-hour tour (with a 20-minute SeaBob ride) lets you rip through the water and ride the waves like a super-dolphin. From incredible jumps to wild turns, your self-propelled, eco-friendly device can go up to 12 miles per hour, making this a heart-racing, one-of-a-kind activity. So, if you’re looking for something a bit more daring, this is the one for you!

Horseback Riding on North Shore

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Horseback riding on Oahu is a truly mesmerizing experience, and at Hawaii Polo Oceanfront Trail Rides, you’re guaranteed an adventure the whole family will love. Whether you’re a horseback riding pro or a total novice, their skilled guides will help you find the right horse for you and will lead you along some of the most incredible trails on the island. Choose from their Oceanfront, Mountain Vista, or Surf and Turf tour and enjoy one and a half hours of incredible views whether you’re riding with a group or taking a private tour. Be sure to pack your camera so you can capture all the Instagrammable moments during one of the best Oahu excursions you’ll find.

Final Day Tour of Oahu

image of landscaping at the Dole Plantation on Oahu

If you’re like most people who have a long flight ahead of them, you’re probably traveling in the evening, so you can sleep through most of it. The only issue is most hotels, and vacation rentals require you to be out of your unit by 11 a.m. Rather than hauling luggage around town for hours before a flight, folks usually opt to spend their last day at the airport eating overpriced sandwiches and wandering through touristy stores.

Wouldn’t you rather squeeze every drop of fun out of your trip? At Tropical Hawaiian Tours, you can reserve their four-hour Last-Minute Tour of Oahu and spend your final day sightseeing at some of Oahu’s most iconic locations. Choose from two or three locations on their list and enjoy a guided excursion to places like Makapuu Lookout, Pearl Harbor, or the Dole Plantation! With options to store your luggage and even drop you off at the airport in time for your flight, it’s a great way to end your Oahu vacation.

Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute to Book Your Tours!

As with any last-minute trip, planning can feel rushed, and it can be hard to know what’s a must-do activity. Our hope is this list of the best Oahu excursions has helped you find some things to add to your itinerary that will enrich your time while you’re here.

To make sure your vacation is as stress-free as possible, don’t wait until the last minute to reserve your spot on these epic excursions. Space fills up quickly, and many travelers have had their tours booked for months. Reserve your spot in our Seabob or Sub-Scooter Tour today, and let us introduce you to a world of adventure and fun in Oahu

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