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5 MORE OPEN Attractions on Oahu, RIGHT NOW!

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You might have checked our first article about the “TOP 5 OPEN Activities on Oahu, RIGHT NOW“. If not, well, you should check it out right after you read this article here with “5 MORE OPEN Attractions on Oahu, RIGHT NOW!”

Open Attractions on Oahu during Covid-19

Waterfalls? Hawaiian Museums? Snorkel with Turtles? Hanauma Bay? What’s OPEN and what is NOT? Check out this short Video and read our other blogpost about Open Attractions on Oahu. Subscribe to our Hawaii YouTube Channel to always get the latest updates straight from Hawaii!

1. Waterfalls in Hawaii – OPEN

With more than 100 waterfalls in Hawaii, you have a good chance to explore at least one during your stay. Kauai has the most waterfalls of the Hawaiian islands. But don’t worry, even Oahu has some pretty amazing ones. Some of them are closed to the public – such as Sacred Falls. You can’t hike there, but you can check it on a 60 minute helicopter flight over Oahu.

If you like to hike to a waterfall, we recommend Manoa Falls, close to Waikiki or Waimea Falls at Waimea Botanical Garden on North Shore of Oahu.

  • Waimea Valley & Botanical Garden is OPEN (Fees)
  • Manoa Falls Botanical Garden is CLOSED

As of October 26 Manoa Falls are closed due to hazardous conditions (More Info).

Waterfall on Maui
Waterfall on Maui

Covid-19 regulations at Waimea Valley & Waimea Falls

  • Wear a face mask at all times (available for purchase in gift shop)
  • Social Distancing Required

2. Hanauma Bay Snorkeling – CLOSED

Hanauma Bay is one of the most visited attractions on Oahu. But is it one of the OPEN attractions on Oahu, right now? This bay is one of the easiest places to snorkel on Oahu. Since it is a national park, there is a entrance fee ($7.50 per Person). Every year thousands of people enjoy the beautiful cove and snorkel over the reef. Colorful fish everywhere and sometimes you can even spot some turtles.

Hanauma Bay is not a beach park and therefore you can’t play volleyball or do any other beach activities. You can however lay in the sun and explore the beauty of the ocean.

You want to snorkel on Oahu? Another famous spot for snorkeling on Oahu is Sharks Cove. Despite it’s name, Sharks Cove got its name from the rock formation that outlines a shark… when you look at it from a helicopter, not from the cove’s inhabitants. Close to Sharks Cove are many food trucks and shops to rent snorkel gear, but if you want to make sure you are Covid-19 safe, just go ahead and buy your own snorkel gear.

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is CLOSED.

Sharks Cove Beach Park on the North Shore is OPEN.

Snorkeling in Hawaii
Snorkeling in Hawaii – Open Attractions on Oahu

Covid-19 regulations at Sharks Cove

  • Wear a face mask at all times
  • Social Distancing Required

3. Bishop Museum – Not just perfect on a rainy day! OPEN

One of the most amazing museums when it comes to Hawaiian history is the Bishop Museum. It is about 20 minutes drive from Waikiki. At this time our Planetarium and interactive displays are temporarily closed. Due to capacity restrictions, access to indoor galleries and exhibits and the Science Adventure Center are limited. Details about the Covid-19 restrictions at Bishop Museum

Bishop Museum is OPEN.

Bishop Museum Covid-19 Regulations

Covid-19 regulations at Bishop Museum

  • Temperature Check Upon Entry
  • Five Persons or less per group
  • Wear a face mask at all times
  • Social Distancing Required

4. Private Custom Island Tour | Safe & FUN – OPEN

Turtles, Whales, Local Food & Lots of ALOHA! Explore the REAL Hawaii! Lean back and enjoy a luxury private island tour. Our professional guide will take care of you and just you and your group all day. This 6-7 hour island tour is 5-STAR rated on TripAdvisor, GetYourGuide, Google and also Facebook. Your personal guide knows the open attractions on Oahu!

Your private custom island tours starts in Waikiki around 9am. Get comfortable in our luxury Mercedes van. Explore Waikiki and also learn about some hidden gems in the most touristy part of Oahu. Additionally, you can seeForgotten Memorials, secluded beaches and stunning views.


From late October until April, thousands of humpback whales are coming to Hawaii. You stop at several lookouts on your private custom island tour, so there is a good chance to see them spout or even breach.

Enjoy local food on the North Shore of Oahu, before you stop at turtle beach. This beach known as “turtle beach” because the chances of seeing green sea turtles relaxing on the sand are very high. The turtles sleep on the sand or swim in the only knee deep water close to shore. Snap a picture, but please make sure to keep 10ft distance. No, this time not because of Covid-19, but because the green sea turtle is an endangered species.

Daniels Hawaii Tours & Activities is OPEN.

Covid-19 regulations on Private Island Tour

  • Wear a face mask at all times
  • Social Distancing Required

5. Jet Ski – OPEN

Attention! FREE Hotel pickup! Yes, you can indeed get picked up at your Hotel in Waikiki and head out to the beautiful South-East Side of Oahu! You can ride the Jet Ski Solo or Tandem. You will certainly enjoy 30 minutes of pure fun! Leave your mask on land and ride a powerful pro Jet Ski.

Jet Ski action is OPEN.

Covid-19 regulations for Jet Ski Action

  • Social Distancing Required

Bonus: Whale Watching Cruise

Want to get even closer to the humpback whales in Hawaii? Go on a Whale Watching Cruise!

Whale Watching Cruise soon to be OPEN.

Please check with our activity desk for availability! Call: 808 797-3662