Book It, Danno: Set sail from the Hilton Hawaiian Village

See Waikiki Beach during the boat ride out and tropical fish and sea turtles beneath the waves. Hope you don't find a body like they did in season 1 of Five-0.

See Waikiki Beach during the boat ride out and tropical fish and sea turtles beneath the waves. Hope you don’t find a body like they did in season 1 of Five-0.

Story and photos by Staff Writer Karen Weber 

On my vacation on Oahu, I tracked the footsteps of Hawaii Five-0, looking for locations where the show has been filmed. I didn’t have to go far from the Hilton Hawaiian Village to find them.

Out at the beach is a dock where you can catch a boat out to the Atlantis submarines (which appeared in a first-season episode of “Five-0”). The ride out is just as good as the sub ride, giving you a lovely view of Waikiki all the way to Diamond Head. Then you take a dive in a real submarine to see colorful fish and sea turtles gathered around a couple of artificial reefs.

The Spirit of Aloha catamaran also sails from the dock, offering snorkeling and scuba cruises as well as evening trips with a dinner buffet and a view of the Hilton’s Tuesday and Friday night fireworks.

Up on the roof of the Pacific Conference Center is the Waikiki Starlight Luau with a dinner buffet and terrific Polynesian music and dance.

That’s just the tip of the shaved ice at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. There’s so much to see and do there, you hardly need to go anywhere else. And yet, it was just the beginning of my Five-0 adventure.

View from the boat to the submarine shows a Five-0 set from season 2. Can you see Danny and Chin walking down to the beach at the far left?

View from the boat to the submarine shows a Five-0 set from season 2. Can you see Danny and Chin walking down to the beach at the far left?

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