A FEW OF THE SIGHTS OF OAHU AVAILABLE DURING THE ULTIMATE TOUR AND SIGHTSEEING TOUR
The famous Waimea Bay is a natural wonder and is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The bottom contours of the this vast bay makes the large waves of the Winter perfect for big wave surfing. Visiting from October until March and you may get a chance to see this adrenaline filled spectacle as brave watermen take off on 50ft walls of water. Visiting from April to September and you will be bathing in warm tranquil turquoise water with barely a ripple to disturb your peace. There is even a 25ft Jump Rock pictured in the left corner of the bay which locals and tourists alike practice their swan dives and belly flops into the bay.
GREEN SEA TURTLES
Green sea turtles grace the beaches and waters of Oahu on a daily basis. With some well known, and some lesser known areas to view, there is a good chance of seeing these mystical creatures lounging happily in their natural environment.
WAVES OF THE NORTH SHORE (BANZAI PIPELINE)
The North Shore of Oahu is known as the Mecca of the Surfing World. Every winter hundreds of talented surfers from around the world flock to our 7 mile miracle to test their mettle and set their skills on our powerful ocean swells. Many of the beaches are perfect for viewing as the house sized waves break only 15 feet from the safety of the sand. It can really get the heart pumping!
70 FT SEA CLIFFS
Cruise the East side and stand out on volcanic sea cliffs that literally drop straight off into the rough wind whipped ocean. The combination of waves crashing, wind howling, and black rock formations will grab hold of you and allow you to feel the spirit of Hawaii and all it's power.
The offshore, Mānana island, better known as Rabbit Island, is a bird sanctuary and home to over 100,000 of Hawaii's indigenous seabirds. The nickname rabbit island came to be for two reasons. If you look from right to left you can picture the nose and head of the rabbit with ears down gradually sloping into his back as it swims in the ocean. There was also a rabbit population on this island at one point which has since been eradicated.
Shore pumping, water dumping, sand spitting waves is what Sandy Beach is known for. Be entertained as local bodysurfers and bodyboarders polish their antics as they crash and slam their way into these hollow waves. Laze in the sun and watch, or if calmer, go for a dip yourself, just use caution as the nickname for Sandy's is Break-Neck Beach.
SOUTH SHORE LOOKOUTS
All along the Adventure there are numerous pull offs and overlooks that are perfect for photo opportunities and chances to soak in the landscape so don't forget your camera!
Located in the Valley of the Temples the Byodo-In Temple is a non-denominational Buddhist Temple. It is a replica of the 900-year old place of worship found in Uji, Japan. Come walk the grounds, appreciate the architecture and feel the spirit of the valley fill you as koi fish and black swans splash in the ponds surrounding the property.