The Ultimate Oahu Family Guide
The Atlantis Submarine is a unique experience for tourists to Waikiki and a fun outing for residents of Oahu.
The submarine's dock is accessible from the beach outside of the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The Hilton's address is 2005 Kalia Rd., Honolulu. After booking the submarine trip, Atlantis offers a complimentary shuttle to the dock from your hotel in Waikiki or Honolulu.
There are multiple tours every day of the week, some are narrated in Japanese, so
if you don't understand that language you would need to wear headphones for translation.
Also, there are two kids of tours. One boat has smaller viewing windows, holds 48
passengers and is less expensive at $89 for adults and $40 for children ages 2-
We took a 2 pm Premium Submarine Tour. While we waited for the boat that would take us to the submarine site, we were handed a dive tour guide pamphlet. Inside, it showed pictures of all of the fish we were likely to see. We eagerly awaited the boat and then boarded once it got there. The boat had an upper deck so we decided to go upstairs to see the view. I also made sure to have the kids go to the bathroom because there is no bathroom on the submarine! We had to walk down a tiny staircase single file into the submarine but once inside I wasn't as claustrophobic as I feared I might be.
We got seats and then started off on the journey. The narrator was friendly, knowledgeable
and tried to be funny too. We gradually went down, eventually reaching 100 feet below
sea level. The University of Hawaii collaborated with Atlantis to create a pyramid
sculpture at the bottom of the sea to attract reef fish and sea turtles. There were
also salvaged Pan-
We eventually came back up, boarded the boat that would take us back to the dock and enjoyed the view of the water and hotels on the shore. Once we got back, my son and husband made a keepsake penny with a picture of the Atlantis on it to commemorate the occasion. We had a fantastic time and I highly recommend the Atlantis.