Things to Do in Oahu in August 2018

Oahu is considered to be one of the most beautiful destinations in the United States, take advantage of the breathtaking landscapes and sights this August.

If you’re looking for things to do in Oahu in August 2018, check out our list of the best local activities and attractions, including…

  • Semi-Private Surf Lesson
  • Makani Catamaran Sail
  • Polynesian Cultural Center
  • Hanauma Bay Snorkel
  • and more…

Save on Attraction Admission

Regular admission to a number of these popular Oahu attractions are included on the Go Oahu® Card.

Choose as you go from dozens of top attractions and save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.

See all available passes, attractions & prices – Learn more.

Please note, the seasonal events taking place at these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included on the Go Oahu Card.

If you want a bigger list of seasonal events, then check out our suggested things to do in Oahu in the summer.

Semi-Private Surf Lesson

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Learn how to surf in Hawaii with a 2-hour semi-private lesson. You will learn the basics safely and have a fantastic time creating memories you’ll never forget.

Getting In: Semi-Private Oahu Surf Lessons are included as an option on 3, 5, and 7-Day Go Oahu Cards.

Makani Catamaran Sail

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This is the #1 sailing adventure, so get out on the open water of the Pacific Ocean.

This luxurious catamaran is stocked a full bar, surround sound, LCD TVs and much more. While on the cruise, keep an eye out for dolphins, flying fish and sea turtles!

Getting In: Makani Catamaran Sail tickets are included on the Go Oahu Card.

Polynesian Cultural Center

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Learn about the culture of 1,000+ Pacific Islands that make up Polynesia at the Polynesian Cultural Center.

There is a huge host of attractions and things to do at the Polynesian Cultural Center, you could easily spend the whole day there.

Getting In: Polynesian Cultural Center tickets are included on the Go Oahu Card.

Hanauma Bay Snorkel

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Get an up close view of a coral reef while snorkeling in Hanauma Bay. In the clear water you can see the reef teeming with rays, turtles and species of tropical fish.

Getting In: Hanauma Bay Snorkel rentals are included on the Go Oahu Card.

Kualoa Ranch Movie Site Tour

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TV shows and movies such as Jurassic Park, Hawaii-Five-O, Lost and many more have been filmed in scenic Ka’a’awa Valley.

On this tour you will see some amazing sights that have been the backdrop for a multitude of big and silver screen productions.

Getting In: Kualoa Ranch Movie Site Tour tickets are included on the Go Oahu Card.

Hawaiian Style Rentals: Moped and Bike Rentals

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Getting around on a moped is one of the best ways to get around on Oahu, on a moped you can stop and explore where you want to without a tour guide leading you around.

The moped rental is for four hours and the bicycle rental is for 24 hours.

Getting In: Hawaiian Style Rentals: Moped and Bike Rental tickets are included on the Go Oahu Card.

Makapu’u Lighthouse Hike

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The Makapu’u Point trail offers outstanding views of Oahu’s southeastern coastline, including Koko Head and Koko Crater. The hike is moderately difficult, about 500 feet and 2 miles long round trip.

Getting In: Makapu’u Lighthouse Hike tickets are included on the Go Oahu Card.

Hike the North Shore of Oahu

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If you want to try a different hike then there are options on the North Shore, where you’ll find incredible wildlife native to the area.

There are two trails; one tailored towards beginners along the ocean and one tailored to intermediate hikers which will be under a tree canopy for most of the excursion.

Getting In: North Shore Tour Guide Hike tickets are included on the Go Oahu Card.

Remember to Save on Attraction Admission

There you go – plenty of fun ideas for things to do in Oahu in August.

Remember, many of these great attraction options are included on the Go Oahu Card, where you can save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.

Please note, the seasonal events taking place at some of these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included with the Go Oahu Card.

Consider adding a few of these fun options to your August vacation itinerary.

The information contained in this post, to the best of the author's knowledge, was accurate at time of publishing. We do our best to ensure and maintain the accuracy of this information.

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