Oahu is the most frequently visited Hawaiian island, with a yearly influx of over five million visitors from all over the world. But don’t think it’s an overrated tourist trap. Far from it: despite its popularity, Oahu has lost none of its authentic spirit and unique charm. As long-time Oahu locals, the team at Flyer Sportfishing Oahu can attest to the beautiful beaches, historic sites, and adventurous sports that the island has to offer. Read on to learn why you won’t regret booking a trip to this island paradise right now.
Culture and History
Oahu is rich with historical sites that span the island’s rich past. The Iolani Palace encompasses a wide swath of Oahu history. Not only does the palace’s history begin over 200 years ago as the residence of the Kamehameha Dynasty, but it is currently the residence of the island monarchs, the only house of royalty in the United States. Make your way through history by visiting the Chinatown district and Bishop Museum, and pay your respects at the Pearl Harbor Historic Site and USS Arizona Memorial.
Nightlife, Shopping, and Leisure
Waikiki is Oahu’s luxurious leisure district, with sugar-white beaches and world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment. Despite its popularity, Waikiki has never lost its appeal as the ultimate tropical playground. Oahu is also home to Kailua and Lanikai Beaches, renowned as some of the most beautiful beachfront in the world.
Surfing and Sportfishing
No trip to Oahu is complete without a visit to its North Shore. Once you get your fill of Hawaiian history, dining, entertainment, and boutique shopping, it’s time for adventure. The North Shore of Oahu is famous for being the home of some of the most exciting surfing and best sportfishing in the world. The towering waves off the coast draw droves of surfers to competitions each year. Oahu’s North Shore waters are also well-known for ideal fishing conditions for catching hauls like Pacific blue marlin. The temperate weather and extremely deep water close to shore mean sport fishers have a greater chance of catching that prize fish than anywhere else.
An experienced captain can give you an unforgettable, hands-on fishing experience off the North Shore of Oahu. Call Flyer Sportfishing to learn more about how you can get the most out of your Oahu visit.