The view from the house we rented in Kona, Big Island.
View from the pier, Waikiki Beach, Oahu.
Crazy huge tree in downtown Honolulu. The beach in Waikiki literally butts up directly to the sidewalk and across the street is the highest end shopping imaginable.
USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu Oahu.
Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu. You could go out where the furthest people are and it would still only be about 6 ft deep.
View from part of the way up Diamond Head, an extinct volcano just South of Waikiki, Oahu. There is a marked trail and took about 45 minutes to get to the top. The view was insane. You can see the rim of the crater going all around here. The buildings were built right in the middle of the volcano.
Higher up on Diamond Head.
Very top of Diamond Head. There was a 360 degree view.
Top of Diamond Head. That is Honolulu. That little Pink hotel down there on the coast can be seen in a previous picture to give you an idea of where Waikiki is compared to Diamond Head.
View of a rocky shore on the North Shore, Oahu.
North Shore, Oahu. This was a place called Sharks Cove which is part of the Pupukea Beach Park. There were no sharks.
Sharks cove is a highly touted snorkeling destination but we didn't know that. We just drove up on it and saw it looked cool and went and checked it out. There were tons of people snorkeling. I explored the rocks and jumped off one into the water and swam around for a while. I did NOT have a snorkel yet, and bought one about 30 minutes later.
Pupukea Beach Park. The darkness in the water are rocks and coral. I swam out over all that to the rocky islands just out there…it was very cool.
This is a view from the other side of the last picture, and where those kids are standing is where I jumped in from. They copied me cause when I did it none was up there.
This was probably my favorite beach that we went to. This is Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Oahu. Kids were jumping off both sides go these rocks and of course I had to do it too. The water is probably around 10 ft deep on either side. It was awesome.
Same place, Waimea Bay.
View of the North Western point of Oahu from the central part of the North Shore called Haleiwa.
Haleiwa, North Shore Oahu.
Wailua Valley, Kaua'i.
Same, Wailua Valley, Kaua'i.
Really cool cave on the way to Ke'e Beach, North Shore Kaua'i.
Ke'e Beach, North Shore Kaua'i. This is the last beach you can drive to on the North Shore. It goes right up against the Na'Poli Coast which is an amazing 14 mile or so stretch of sheer cliffs and ravines that are absolutely spectacular.
Ke'e Beach and the Na'Poli Coast in the background.
A super deep cave on the side of the road, North Shore, Kaua'i.
Opakae Falls, Easter Kaua'i near Wailua.
This is the Wailua River, Wailua, Kaua'i. We took a Kayak tour on the last day and paddled right past this point.
Poipu Beach, South side of Kaua'i.
Wailua Falls, Eastern Kaua'i near Lehu'e and Wailua.
Up 2.5 miles on the Wailua River. We paddled up and got out and hiked another mile to a secret waterfall.
End of the line. The water here was really cold but I still went swimming.
This is a screen shot of the Na Pali Coast from the video that I shot of the entire helicopter tour. I'm gonna edit it and post it when I can.
(Screenshot) This is an overhead shot of Ke'e Beach. The picture 2 back is from the left side of this picture looking towards the mountains. Because of that reef that encompasses the beach and the fact that it dips in a bit it creates a natural barrier from the wind and made a sandy bottom lagoon.
(Screenshot) The beginning of the Na Pali Coast from the other end as Ke'e Beach. You cannot even see it as it is far around that point in the background.
(Screenshot) This is the waterfall that was featured in the movie Jurassic Park.The only way to see it is by air.