Kualoa Ranch's Easter Island moai (stone head) that was created for a documentary. The 4000-acre private nature reserve is a working cattle ranch, as well as a movie filming location and popular tourist attraction that won Best Guided Tour, Best Land Activity or Adventure Tour Co. and Best Zipline this year. 

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Best of Oahu 2018: Activities

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Dinner Cruise or Sunset Sail

1. Star of Honolulu Cruises & Events 

2. Atlantis Cruises 

3. Maitai Catamaran  

4. Makani Catamaran 

5. Holokai Catamaran  

Extreme Tour

1. North Shore Shark Adventures  

2. Kualoa Ranch  

3. Climb Works Keana Farms  

4. One Ocean Diving  

5. Xtreme Parasail  

Golf Course

1. Ko Olina Golf Club  

2. Turtle Bay Resort  

3. Koolau Golf Club  

4. Waialae Country Club  

5. Royal Hawaiian Golf Club  

Guided Tour 

1. Kualoa Ranch  

2. Roberts Hawaii  

3. Pearl Harbor Historic Sites 

4. Polynesian Cultural Center  

5. USS Battleship Missouri Memorial 

Helicopter Tour

1. Blue Hawaiian Helicopters  

2. Paradise Helicopters  

3. Makani Kai Helicopters  

4. Magnum Helicopters  

5. Novictor Oahu Helicopter Tours  

Land Activity or Adventure Tour Co.

1. Kualoa Ranch  

2. Roberts Hawaii  

3. Pearl Harbor Historic Sites  

4. Polynesian Cultural Center  

5. Oahu Nature Tours  

Live Show

1. “Ha: Breath of Life”  

2. Rock-A-Hula by Legends in Concert Waikiki 

3. Blue Note Hawaii  


1. Paradise Cove  

2. Alii Luau at Polynesian Cultural Center  

3. Germaines Luau 

4. Chiefs Luau at Sea Life Park  

5. Hale Koa Luau 


1. Bishop Museum  

2. Pearl Harbor Visitor Centre 

3. Honolulu Museum of Art  

4. Iolani Palace 

5. U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii 


1. Kualoa Ranch  

2. Climb Works Keana Farm  

3. Coral Crater Adventure Park  

Snorkeling/Scuba Rental or Instruction Co.

1. Snorkel Bobs  

2. Snorkelfest Snorkel Hanauma Bay Tour  

3. Ike Hanauma Bay Tour  

Fishing Charter

1. Hawaii Deep Sea Fishing  

2. Maggie Joe Sport Fishing  

3. Oahu Charter Sport Fishing  

4. Ruckus Sportfishing and Diving  

5. Strikeology Sports Fishing  

Surfing Instruction Co.

1. Ty Gurney Surf School  

2. Uncle Bryans Sunset Suratt Surf Academy  

3. Hawaii Surf Lessons 1o1 

4. Faith Surf School 

5. Hans Hedemann Surf School 

Beach Gear or Water Gear Rentals

1. Hawaii Beach Time 

2. Snorkel Bobs 

3. Surf N Sea  

4. Waikiki Beach Services  

5. Uncle Bryans Sunset Suratt Surf Academy  

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