This is a common question that we hear. It can be easy to fill your days on Oahu with various tours, activities, shopping and soaking in the sun on the beach. But what can you do in the evenings, other than eat at a restaurant or relax at a bar? Here are some of the most popular alternatives:
We’ve gone over the luaus in detail in previous posts, so if you would like more information please check out the Polynesian Cultural Center, Chief’s Luau, Germaine’s, Paradise Cove and Waikiki Starlight Luau posts.
One of the most romantic dining experiences you can have on the island isn’t on the island at all – it’s at sea! There are a few different ships offering fantastic dinner cruises that include a delicious meal plus a Polynesian show, not to mention unbelievable sunset views. These cruises tend to go from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, although on Friday nights, some companies will stay out later to allow guests to watch the fireworks display at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, which takes place at 7:45 PM.
Sunset Cocktail Cruise
These are perfect if you’re looking for something a little less structured than a full-on dinner cruise. Some companies include a light dinner, but others just serve drinks. These are typically 2-hour catamaran sails, going from about 5 PM to 7 PM.
Waikiki boasts a diverse array of evening shows, including the Magic of Polynesia (a magic show, just as the title implies), the Vegas-style “Rock-a-Hula” show with Legends in Concert, a Beatles show called Fourever Fab and the newest addition, Te Moana Nui, which is a Polynesian show. For any of these, you may either choose to attend just the show itself, or add a dinner option.
Picnic at Tantalus Lookout
You’ll be driven up the scenic, curving Tantalus Road to your own personal picnic at the beautiful lookout point. Enjoy a 360-degree view of Honolulu and marvel at the sunset before watching the magical city lights come on. This is an incredible evening tour, perfect for couples celebrating a special occasion.
Pirate Ship Adventure
This is for 21+ only, but it’s just so much fun! Read about it in our previous post here.
If your nerves can handle it and you’re up for a truly unique experience, there are two different night-time ghost tours. The first is a 3.5-hour walking tour of downtown Honolulu. You’ll visit the area’s most haunted spots and listen to the stories of the terrible events that have taken place at each location. If you want to see more of the island, the other tour is a 5-hour driving tour that takes you halfway around Oahu to explore supernatural hotspots.
Interested in booking any of these awesome evening tours and activities? Have questions? Contact Elite Concierge at 808-971-1943 or firstname.lastname@example.org