Some people might think that the term “surf tours” means that only catching waves, but if you’re looking for water sport activities in Hawaii, it can mean a whole lot more. There’s as many ways to enjoy the water as there are people in it. Therefore, you’ll find no shortage of methods to enjoy your sunny days at the beach!
Parasailing Surf Tours
If you’re an adrenaline junkie, parasailing is absolutely the best way to go. Most tours offer a variety of flight options depending on your comfort level, and if you have enough gumption, you can actually take flight from an astonishing 1200 ft in the air! Some parasailing tours combine the flight with a boat trip, snorkeling and/or scuba diving, making it that much easier to find something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Snuba Surf Tours
What’s snuba, you ask? It’s a clever way of letting you get a taste of scuba diving without all the gear or need for certification. A tour guide will take you out into the clear Hawaiian water where your air tank will float on a raft above you, following wherever you go. This affords you the opportunity to dive all the way to the bottom or splash around on the surface – whatever your comfort level may be. Boy let me tell you, you haven’t seen the real Hawaii until you’ve hung out underwater!
Jet Ski Surf Tours
If being neither in nor over the water is your method of choice, then a jet skiing tour may be the way to go. This option affords you speed, adventure AND sightseeing all rolled into one. Don’t worry if you’ve never run one before – your trusty tour guides will provide you with all the training you need.
Fishing Boat Tours
For a laid-back way to experience the ocean with the hidden potential of big excitement when you pull in that monster catch, consider taking a bottom fishing or deep sea-fishing excursion around any of the islands. This way, you not only get to see the sights and explore the marine life; you get to eat what you catch too, a true Hawaiian cultural experience!
Scuba diving, Snorkeling and Windsurfing Tours
Just because these activities are “stereotypical surf tours” doesn’t mean there isn’t a dang good reason they’re popular. There is nothing in the world like swimming with a school of fish, getting within arm’s reach of a sea turtle or bouncing over the waves as they were full of trampolines. So if none of these other options appeals to you, at least get a feel for enjoying the water in a more “traditional” way.
The whole point of playing in the surf is to give yourself adventure, excitement and relaxation, so the next time you head to Hawaii, make sure you’ve got surf tours in the books!