• Soar in Silence in a Glider: Soaring in silence on gossamer-like wings, with a panoramic view of Oahu, is an unforgettable experience. Glider rides are available at Dillingham Air Field, in Mokuleia, on Oahu's North Shore. The glider is towed behind a plane; at the right altitude, the tow is dropped, and you (and the glider pilot) are left to soar in the thermals.
  • Surf Waikiki in a Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe: It's summertime, and there's a South Pacific swell rolling into Waikiki from Tahiti; here's your chance to try surfing — in a Hawaiian outrigger canoe. Numerous beach concessions on Waikiki Beach offer the chance to paddle an outrigger canoe and surf back into Waikiki. You get a great view of the beach from offshore — and the thrill of actually catching a wave and gliding back into shore.
  • Float on the Thermals on a Tandem Hang Glider: See things from a bird's-eye view (literally) as you and an instructor float high above Oahu on a tandem hang glider.
  • Leap into the Ocean: Even though all the signs say DANGEROUS, STAY OFF THE ROCKS, a favorite pastime on Oahu is climbing the stone precipice at Waimea Beach Park and leaping into the ocean. This is for experienced swimmers in summer only, as the thundering winter waves drive everyone from the sea, except the professional surfers and the very, very stupid.
  • Venture into the Deep: It's Hawaii — you have to see what's under the waves. Try scuba diving; you can enjoy a "scuba experience" with absolutely no previous diving experience. Here's your opportunity to glide weightlessly through the ocean while you admire the multicolored marine creatures.
  • Go Eyeball-to-Eyeball with a Shark: You're in the water surrounded by sharks (and the experts from One Ocean Diving, who will keep you safe). Crazy? Maybe a little. Memorable? You betcha.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.