Atlantis Premium and Standard Submarine Tour Waikiki Oahu
Welcome aboard one of the most popular of all Hawaii activities - Atlantis submarine tours! Right in the action of Waikiki, The Atlantis Premium Tour takes place aboard the world's largest hi-tech 64-passenger submarine. The large submarine offers an enhanced amount of personal space and large view ports (compared with other Atlantis subs) making Atlantis submarines one of the most awe inspiring Submarine and Glass bottom boat rides in our Oahu tours category. A complimentary Atlantis Souvenir Dive Log with gift shop specials is included.
The Odyssey Adventure tour takes place in our 48-passenger submarine and has been seen on National Geographic specials. Descend 100 feet below the Pacific Ocean of Oahu Hawaii as you learn about coral, reef life and submersibles while visiting our sunken shipwrecks, airplane and other artificial reefs.
Climb aboard the Atlantis XIV, the world's largest hi-tech passenger submarine. You'll descend to more than 100 feet below the surface to get an eyeful of real marine life up close, from colorful tropical fishes to turtles and bright corals. If you're lucky, you might also spot a whale or dolphin. The audio headset narration will tell you about the the coral, reef life and submersibles as you visit various shipwrecks, downed airplanes and artificial reefs. If you haven't been to the bottom of the ocean before, this tour is a "must-do"!
The Standard Atlantis Submarine Tour dives take place aboard the high-tech 48-passenger submarine, as featured in a variety of National Geographic television specials.
The Atlantis Premium Submarine Tour dives take place on the 64-passenger submarine, Atlantis XIV, one of the world's largest hi-tech passenger submarines. Viewports aboard the premium submarine tour are 27% larger than the other smaller submarines operated by Atlantis Adventures.
Here's what you'll get on the 64-passenger Atlantis XIV Submarine
A 90-minute tour
45 minutes underwater
A fun 20-minute ride on our shuttle boat, both ways
Excellent views on the sub -- every seat's a front row seat!
Plenty of sea life, including turtles, tropical fish, and corals
A close look at the bottom of the sea
Expert narration in English, Japanese, Chinese and Korean
Free transportation to and from Waikiki area hotels
Here's your route:
Scenic Shuttle Ride
Atlantis Submarines - Waikiki Tours takes you one mile off-shore on the Atlantis Discovery shuttle-boat, which offers sweeping views of Diamond Head and the famous Waikiki coastline. This 20-minute shuttle ride is followed by submarine dive, which is approximately 40 minutes in length.
Board the Atlantis shuttle Discovery at the Hilton Hawaiian Village pier in Waikiki
20 Minute ride to dive site off Waikiki Beach
At 75 feet deep you'll see the Pyramids -- the University of Hawaii's artificial reef project which established a safe breeding ground for tropical fish
80 feet deep, and you're passing the the Pali O Pono natural coral reef, formed on an ancient lava flow
At 85 feet deep you'll observe Japanese-designed and -built artificial reefs, which are now home to a variety of marine life
At 110 feet deep, you'll view remnants of two planes as you reach the deepest part of the tour
Then it's back up to 75 feet, where you'll get a good look at the tanker YO-257, sunk in 1989, and the Korean fishing vessel St. Pedro, sunk in 1996. The submarine is cleared to surface, where you will board the Discovery for a scenic ride back to Waikiki
Japanese & English Narrated Tours
Morning tours offer a live Japanese narration. Afternoon tours offer a live English narration. On all tours, each passenger has the option of listening to a pre-recorded narration in their own headset, available in Japanese, Chinese, Korean and English.
Days of Operation: 7 days a week
Time: 1½ hours (45 minutes underwater)
Children: 12 & under pay reduced rate. No infants.
Transportation: Complimentary round-trip transportation from Waikiki hotels is provided.
Please note: Passengers must be at least 36 inches tall and be capable of ascending and descending a near-vertical ladder. NO INFANTS.
The 10am Standard Submarine Tours features a live Japanese narration.
The 9am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm Standard Submarine Tours feature a live English narration.
The 9am, and 10am Premium Submarine Tours feature a live Japanese narration.
The 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm Premium Submarine Tours feature a live English narration.
*Each passenger will have the option of listening to a pre-recorded narration via their own personal headset - available in Japanese, Chinese, Korean and English.