7 Ideas for a Sensational Father’s Day in Hawaii

Father’s Day in Hawaii falls on the third Sunday of June, which for 2024 is Sunday 16. Whether you’re planning a trip to the islands or are already here. Hawaii is a spectacular destination to celebrate the father in your life. There’s something for all types of dads — from ones who love to explore the air to those who prefer their adventures on water. If you’re looking for some inspiration, make it a day to remember with these seven wonderful activities.


Attend an Authentic Luau Dinner

  • Experience aloha alongside the cultural traditions and festive spirit of Polynesians at Waikiki Queens Luau

  • This 2.5-hour event features a farm-to-table feast of typical Hawaiian dishes like Kalua pig and macadamia nut brownies, plus three complimentary drinks (Mai Tai or soft drink). 

  • You’ll learn how to dance hula and experience a Polynesian song and dance show, including fire knife dancing. 

  • Location: International Market Place (2330 Kalākaua Avenue, Waikiki), less than a 10-minute walk from Waikiki Resort Hotel

  • Price: Adults from $109 and children (ages 2 to 11) from $89. Prices vary depending on seat location.


Discover Oahu’s Brewery, Distillery and Winery Scene

  • Leave the car behind and join Island Tropic Tours on a guided trip to sample some of the island’s finest beers, wines, and whiskies. 

  • The full-day tour visits Winery OenoKo’olau DistilleryInu Island Ales, and Waikiki Brewing Company

  • Tastings are included at each of the stops, thus guaranteeing a merry Hawaii Father’s Day.

  • Location: Tour starts and ends at Giovanni Pastrami (227 Lewers Street, Waikiki), located 15 minutes by foot from the hotel. 

  • Price: $195 per person (attendees must be aged 21 or over)


Enjoy an Island Helicopter Tour

  • Spend your Hawaii Father’s Day marveling at the jaw-dropping natural landscapes of Oahu from a bird’s-eye perspective with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

  • Varied tours range from 30 to 65 minutes and offer a glimpse at island wonders such as Diamond Head, Mount Olomana, the rainforest of Nuuana Valley, and the North Shore beaches. 

  • Location: Tours depart from Honolulu Heliport (99 Kaulele Place, Honolulu), which is a 25-minute drive from the hotel. 

  • Price: $289 to $455 per person


Go on a Scenic Hike

  • For the active dad in the family, a hike to one of Hawaii’s many beauty spots provides a rewarding experience. 

  • Just a 15-minute drive from the hotel, Diamond Head State Monument is one of Hawaii’s most emblematic sites. A 0.8-mile trail leads from the car park to the summit for exquisite coastal and city views.

  • Price: $5 per person and $10 for parking

  • Other noteworthy hikes include the Lanikai Pillbox Trail, in Lanikai and Koko Crater Arch Trail, in Hawaii Kai, which are both about a 30-minute drive from the resort.


Learn to Surf on Waikiki Beach

  • Few places in the world are as synonymous with surfing as Waikiki Beach. So what better way to celebrate Father’s Day in Hawaii than learning to ride the same waves as legendary beachboy Duke Kahanamoku?

  • Moniz Family Surf is a surf school operated by one of Hawaii’s most well-known surf families and offers 1.5-hour group and private classes.

  • Location: 101 Uluniu Avenue, Waikiki, just a 2-minute walk from the hotel

  • Price: Group lessons (up to 4 people) $100


Sip Rum on a Distillery Tour Tasting

  • Exploring Hawaii in the summer sunshine can be thirsty work, so book your dad a tour and tasting at Kō Hana Distillers

  • Guided tours visit the farm’s sugarcane garden, barrel house, and distillery room before finishing with a classic rum flight. 

  • Location: 92-1770 Kunia Rd, Kunia Camp, around a 50-minute drive from the resort

  • Price: Distillery Tour $35 per person and Farm Tour $50 per person. Upgrade from classic to aged rum for an extra $15.


Take an Immersive Flight Tour

  • Make this Father’s Day in Hawaii the most memorable one yet with a thrilling flight with Pearl Harbor Tours.

  • Dads can take to the Oahu skies in the cockpit of a vintage 1944 T-6 WarBird aircraft and soar over Pearl Harbor and historic World War II airfields. 

  • The 60-minute flight replicates the experience of a trainee cadet and includes an authentic pre-flight briefing.

  • Location: Kalaeloa Airport (300 Midway St, Kapolei), about a 50-minute drive away

  • Price: $1,645 per person