Today Bruce and I shoot the shit about what’s been going on in Hawaii this week, CRAZY ASS VIDEOS, WWH TOURS, Tipping in Hawaii as well as your Guides and other venting and nonsense…We next cover all the great Q & A we got from our members, fans, friends and Ohana. We cover best Sunset and Sunrises on Oahu…People living in the rainforests and woods along with the homeless situation. What kind of income you need to make it in Hawaii and on Oahu. Fishing in Hawaii…Gambling in Hawaii…Hiking, snorkeling…Laws on smoking, alcohol, seatbelts and speed limits…The Best Hawaiian Plate lunches in Waikiki, where to get Hawaiian Coffee and other local items shipped to your home around the world and the issues concerning Hawaii and where they are getting their energy.
Now we jump into the MUST DO’S while on OAHU…First up is: KAYAKING: One of the first places people think of is Kayaking to the Mokes in Lanikai, to Chinaman’s Hat or even the Kaneohe Sandbar…each one is more extreme…There are many Kayak rental spots on Oahu, too many to count….The most famous located in Kailua near the Mokes of Lanikai: KAILUA SAILBOARDS & KAYAKS INC.
SWIM WITH DOLPHINS: on the WEST SIDE…DO NOT visit or give your money to locations that house Captive Dolphins who are brought in from outside Hawaii. The parks who house Dolphins house Atlantic Bottle nose Dolphins, like Sea Life Park and Dolphin Quest at the Kahala Resort…NOT HAWAIIAN Spinner Dolphins. So you have DOLPHIN EXCURSIONS and EO WAIANAE TOURS. Also you can see them freely out at Electric Beach and POIKAI Bay, West Side.
CAGE DIVE WIH SHARKS: There is one Shark Cage dive we recommend only: NORTH SHORE SHARK ADVENTURES. Remember, take the meds and chew on Ginger root…It could be a bumpy ride out there till you get in the water!
TAKE A SURF or PADDLE BOARD LESSON: in WAIKIKI or find a private surf Tour that will take you out to Kuilei cliffs at diamond head or to Haleiwa Town on the North Shore. You can hit up John at YOLO SURF which is a very private locally run business who doesn’t advertise much, but I am pushing them to do so and Bruce will be offering their surf and paddle board lessons soon on the North Shore. Also Uncle Bryan at SURFNORTHSHORE.COM or hit up Sunset Suzy at SUNSETSUZY.COM…As for Surf lessons in Waikiki…just step onto the beach…there are a million to choose from.
GO DEEP SEA FISHING: (if you have a little money to spend) or KAYAK FISHING: (if you want to do it old Hawaiian style, in a more raw and much cheaper way)…There are many Boat and Kayaking tours that do fishing tours on Oahu.You can head up NORTH SHORE FISHING ADVENTURES which has a NO CATCH NO CHARGE Policy or go on a top notch fishing Charter with Capt. MICK at KANALOA SPORT FISHING where he’ll bring your catch back to his beach house on Pipeline and cook the catch for you with some beers. If interested in Kayak fishing you can do it with Isaac of AQUAHUNTERS ON the WEST SIDE or with David of Coastal Kayak Tours on the EAST SIDE.
TAKE AN OFF ROAD ADVENTURE out to KA’ENA POINT: Rent a 4 door Jeep (STAY ON THE MAIN ROAD or DESIGNATED Fishing areas, but NEVER drive over native plants or go off the main paths. At the end you will park and walk to the point where you will see the West and North shide of the island and many local species such as Hawaiian Birds like the Albatross, Monk Seals and Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles.
Go to TROPICAL FARMS: located in Kualoa…Here they grow local Hawaiian coffee and Mac nuts… you can these great produce and many other locally grown products not found anywhere else. I buy all my coffee and nuts here…the GEM…Coconut Peanut Butter!!!
GO SNORKELING: You have the top places on Oahu: For overall sea life:
HANAUMA BAY, KUILIMA COVE, SHARKS COVE, THREE TABLES, and ELECTRIC BEACH (advanced). For swimming with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles: KAIONA BEACH, LANIAKEA BEACH, ALI’I BEACH and PAPA’ILOA BEACH (Lost beach, Police Beach)
GO HIKING: if you want to choose from HIKES and 3 WATERFALLS: Hikes would be: KULIOUOU RIDGE, LANIKAI PILLBIOX TRAIL and KOKO CRATER. Waterfall Hikes would be: HAMAMA FALLS, LIKEKE FALLS and WAIMANO FALLS.
The LOCO MOCO or TERI BEEF, BBQ CHICHEN or GRALIC AHI with 2 scoops rice and Hawaiian Mac Salad.
GO CAMPING: either at HO’OMALUHIA GARDENS, MALAEKAHANA, BELLOWS BEACH or CAMP MOKULE’IA
HIT UP A SHIRMP TRUCK: on the North Shore: THE SHRIMP SHACK which is the first on the Far East side before La’ie Point, where the North Shore starts (My Fav) or, GIOVANNI’S and MACKY’S. Taking the Senic route from East side to the North Shore is best, don’t forget…Skip H1 to H2…you can see the Highway on the way home!
Go to the ALOHA STADIUM SWAP MEET: for the best deals and finds on Ohau for cheap.
That ends this weeks Podcast on all the best of Oahu’s MUST DO’S while vacationing here…We’ll cover each island as we continue our Podcats, but if there are future Podcasts you would like us to do we are taking ideas of what to base our future shows on…it’s about you guys…so let us know!