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Besides some serviceable accommodation, Makaha is known for excellent beaches and pounding surf.

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$149 Outdoor Activities

Oahu West Side Jeep Tour

Aulani Taro Patch and Secluded CovesThe tour begins at 8:00am with a trip to the taro ponds at Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa, where guests will learn about the sacred and vital tradition of taro that sustained native Hawaiians for hundreds of years. Guests will also view Aulani’s exquisitely curated art collection.The tour then meanders along secluded covers for photographs and, often, encounters with green sea turtles, or “honu”, considered by many to be a sign of good fortune. It’s important to keep your distance from the gentle creatures, as they are protected by law.Yokohama BeachThe West Side Tour then continues to remote and vast Yokohama Beach, known officially as Keawa’ula Beach. It translates to “red bay”, so named for the schools of squid that can still be found in the area. Visually stunning, the area can produce dangerous currents and high surf year-round. It was an influx of Japanese fishermen to the area decades ago that gave the area its more familiar name of Yokohama Beach.Makua CaveAfter a visit to Yokohama Beach, the West Side tour then ventures to Makua Cave, one of Oahu’s most stunning and storied geological features. The cathedral-like cave towers far overhead and extends more than 450 into darkness (don’t worry, we have powerful flashlights). It is estimated by researchers at the University of Hawaii to have formed over 150,000 years ago.There are many legends associated with Makua Cave, known originally as Kaneana, or the “cave of Kane.” Kane was a shape-shifting demigod who could assume the form of a shark. Legend holds that when the people of the area learned of his sinister ways, the hunted and destroyed him.Makaha Beach West Side Tour guests are then treated to a visit to world-famous Makaha Beach, home for generations to legendary surfers. The surf at Makaha can be very dangerous, with a strong rip-tide when high surf arrives. If conditions permit, guests may want to take a refreshing dip under the watchful eyes of the lifeguards there.Pokai BayThe 5th stop on the West Side Tour is at Pokai Bay. Vast, calm and clear water is an off-the-beaten path beach destination that is beloved by locals, and by the visitors savvy enough to find it. Ideal for sunbathing, swimming, and picnicking, Pokai Bay is the perfect way to wind up a day full of sights and sounds on the West Side Tour.Lunch/A&G Steaks (Optional, not included in price)By now, most guests will be ready for lunch, and the West Side Tour does not disappoint. A&G Steaks is a favorite among residents from all over Oahu. And while the steaks are delicious, A&G also features fresh seafood and salads, and much of the fare is sourced locally.

$300 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Oahu Sunset Romance VIP: 45 Minute Guaranteed Private Helicopter Tour

Our VIP Oahu Sunset is our most romantic helicopter tour of Oahu  It is perfect for anniversaries, proposals or photographers who wish to bathe in the glory of Oahu and all it’s beauty. For the romantics, we offer our assistance in making your special moment more memorable. Customized music and narration is available upon request. This is your moment – let’s make it happen! Watch the sun set into the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean on the leeward side of Oahu. Gaze in wonder at the skyline’s beautiful hues of pink, orange and red. Your VIP Private Helicopter Tour will depart from Honolulu Airport, pass over Pearl Harbor and cross to the Western shoreline and the Waianae Mountain Range. You will witness the sun setting as we fly from Ma’ili and Makaha up to Ka’ena Point. The twilight skies will amaze you as the pink, red and golds fade, night falls, and the twinkling lights from above and below take center stage. And did we mention that moon?! Capture the magical views of  Honolulu at night and the illuminated beaches and ocean waters as we slowly head back to Honolulu airportThis is the perfect proposal tour. Why not take advantage of our "Will you Marry Me?" sign in the sand on one of our secret beaches? Add champagne , flowers and your own special music.  We will work with you to make this a truely unforgettable flight!

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