Hawaii Family Activities to Familiarize Yourself With!
Ohana means family, which in Hawaii means no one gets left behind on the family activities. With so much to do in the islands you and your family will never get bored. Whether it’s wowing the kids with an authentic Hawaiian luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center, taking in a frighteningly fun evening exploring Honolulu’s most popular haunts or making waves with new finned friends.
Don’t delay! Book your Hawaii family activity today! Some great options for keiki-friendly tours that will appeal to three-year-olds to teens include…
Sea Life Park and Dolphin Adventures (Oahu)
You and your family won’t be able to stop spouting off about this once-in-a-lifetime aquatic activity that gets your keiki (kids) swimming alongside real live bottle nosed dolphins! Make sure to pack a waterproof camera and lots of sunscreen for a day at Sea Life Park – a popular Oahu attraction featuring underwater exhibits including stingrays, sea turtles, sea lions, tropical fish, dolphins and much more!
With the dolphin swim adventure you and your family will dive into a new dolphin world. Learn interesting details about dolphins, participate in a training session with park trainers and learn the hand signals they use to communicate with our finned-friends. The 45-minute session includes an orientation and 30 minutes in the water where you’ll swim alongside of and even ride on the dolphins back! It’s an afternoon activity you and your children will never forget.
Perfect for family members of all ages, admission to the park provides access to see all the sea life you can handle! Touch, feed and snorkel with Hawaiian manta rays, watch performances by trained dolphins, sea lions and penguins, and get face to fin with hundreds of underwater friends at the 300,000-gallon Hawaiian reef tank, home to stingrays, turtles and schools of tropical fish.
Polynesian Cultural Center (Oahu)
The whole family will have a hula-tta fun spending the day exploring the Polynesian Cultural Center. A cultural treasure on the island of Oahu, PCC as locals fondly refer it to is the ideal family activity, for parents looking to expose the kids to the people and cultures of the Pacific.
You will be lei-mazed by the variety of keiki (kid) friendly activities available including canoe rides, spear throwing, tree climbing, coconut husking, fire walking and so much more. Taking a walk on Hawaii’s wilder side has never been so exhilarating or educational!
This family package includes admission, transportation and entrance to the Polynesian Cultural Center’s popular show, “Ha: Breath of Life” which tells of the ancient story of Mana combining singing, drumming, dancing and special effects. And while entrance to the park provides access to the Polynesian Cultural Center’s myriad of concession stands and restaurants you can wow your family with a luau. Either the Alii Luau Package or Ambassador Luau offer dining options fit for royalty!
Honolulu City Haunts Walking Tour (Oahu)
For a spook-tacular family outing, the Honolulu City Haunts Tour is the perfect activity for older, teen-aged children. The family is in for a frighteningly good time, as you explore haunted Honolulu sites after dark, listen to spine-tingling stories and maybe even get up close and personal with some unexplained phenomena.
The two-hour tour takes particip ants on a spooky, 1.2 mile stroll through Chinatown and Downtown Honolulu with stops including Iolani Palace and the Hawaii State Capital.
The perfect family activity to spend the night on the town, make sure to schedule this tour into your vacation calendar since its only available Thursdays through Sundays. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and bringing a light jacket and umbrella in case you’re treated to one of Hawaii’s passing showers.
Body Glove Cruises – Deluxe Morning Snorkel Cruise (Hawaii Island)
Splash out for a Hawaii sunrise snorkel off Hawaii Island. You and your family will sail away aboard the luxurious Kanoa II, a 65-foot catamaran, to explore popular water spots including Fantasy Reef, Red Hill, Turtle Heaven and Dolphin Cove – all teeming with fish friends. Accessible only by boat, these world-class, crystal clear waters are home to hundreds of species of Hawaiian ocean wildlife and regularly frequented by honu (green sea turtles) and dolphins who call the Pacific Ocean home.
You and the ohana (family) will be equipped with Rx masks, snorkel gear and close instructions before pushing off for 2.5 hours of snorkeling shenanigans. Get face to fin with Hawaii’s underwater animals, slip and slide down the catamaran’s 20-foot water slide or simply take advantage of the many water toys available.
Your family can take advantage of the catamaran’s many amenities including a fresh water shower, continental breakfast buffet and barbeque lunch. For your family’s safety the Kanoa II’s crew includes a U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captain and first mate, licensed bartender and a team trained in first aid and CPR.