Things To Do

The MANY things to do in Kaneohe, HI


You can’t go on vacation without picking up a few souvenirs.

Specialty Boutiques

At BikiniBird, Guava Shop, and more find precious, unique pieces produced and sold only in Hawaii.

Surf Shops

Aspiring and avid surfers can find all the gear they need and more.

Art Galleries

Paradise is the inspiration for great local imaginations and art work that make for special keepsakes.

In the Water

Surf, sea, and sand right at your doorstep.

Snorkeling & Swimming

Don’t be surprised if you see a Honu (Hawaiian sea turtle) while flipping your fins in the blue waters. For unbeatable snorkeling head to Hanauma Bay and experience a gorgeous reef abundant with sea life.

Kayaking & Stand Up Paddle boarding

Head out to the famous Mokulua Islands, a designated bird sanctuary, host to intriguing sea birds, where you will find a gorgeous white sand beach. You may even see a monk seal basking in the sun.

Windsurfing & Kiteboarding

Steady trade winds, turquoise water and a gentle beach make for a windsurfing paradise in Hawaii. Windsurfers in Kailua Bay get the best of both worlds, with waves on the outer reef and cleaner slalom conditions inside.

Whale Watching Tours

Sail in search of majestic winter visitors, the humpback whales!

Deep Sea Fishing, Diving & Shark Cages

Adventurous visitors can tell the “tail” of a lifetime after experiencing the deep waters of hawaii.


Have an experience of a lifetime and learn how to surf or stand up paddle board on gentle clear waters. Kaneohe is famous for the Banzai Pipeline, drawing big wave competitions like “The Eddie”.


Breathtaking landscapes, minutes away.

Historic Dole Plantation

Attracts families with a train ride, garden tour and world’s largest maze. Visit the Country Gift and Refreshment store to enjoy a Dole Whip and of course purchase a pineapple to bring home with you.

Natural Wonders

Take a casual walk through world renowned botanical gardens at Waimea Valley learning about Hawaiian history, spirituality and traditions.

Hiking Trials

Among many awesome hikes, experience the Kaneohe Pill Box hike at sunrise. When you reach the peak you will feel like you are on top of the world admiring a sweeping view of the windward side.


Biking is a great vehicle for exploring the rolling hills and miles of bike paths Kailua has to offer. Check out a marsh front levy-trail, offering great bird watching and wetlands.

Tourist Attractions

Sea Life Park and Chief’s Luau are in close proximity. Horse back riding and ATV adventures are about a 30 minute drive away at Kualoa Ranch, located between Kailua and the North Shore. Hit the greens at the many lush public golf courses on the windward side.

Polynesian Cultural Center

Home of the famous Alii Luau and world’s largest Polynesian revue. Featuring seven native pacific island villages and the daily traditions of their people. Explore everything the park has to offer, from fun activities and music to entertainment
including an exciting fire-dancing show.


Enjoy ono (delicious) island grinds at a variety of family style restaurants to satisfy any palate.

Farmers Market

Enjoy local produce, plate lunches, floral and many other local specialties at the Longs parking lot Farmers market every Thursday at 5:00–7:30pm and on Sundays 8:30–noon at Kailua Elementary.

Haleiwa Farmers Market

Offering local produce and organic meats every Thursday 2:00-6:00pm

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