3 Hours

Chief’s Luau at Wet’n’Wild (Kapolei)

Experience Hawaii’s top-rated luau featuring the legendary Chief Sielu and an extraordinary fire-knife performance. Transportation available.

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Trip Advisor’s top-rated Hawaiian Luau
Cultural activities and an imu demonstration
AYCE Hawaiian luau buffet
Luau show with a spectacular fire-knife finale

Activity Times

5:30 PM

What's included?

Kukui Nut Lei Greeting
Two (2) complimentary drinks
Pre-dinner cultural activities
Paradise section seating
AYCE Hawaiian Luau buffet
“Journey through the Polynesian Islands” show
Champion Fire-knife dancers performance
Royal Experience ($45 Upgrade): Choice of Flower or Kukui Nut Lei Greeting, (1) Mai Tai Greeting, (3) Drink Tickets, Hawaiian Luau Buffet (1st section to buffet), Seating in Front Royal Section, Souvenir Gift
Round-trip Transportation from Waikiki ($39 per person)


Chief’s Luau is the top-rated luau in Hawaii, renowned for its impressive, over-the-top fire-knife performance and stage production.  You may be so busy being entertained at this luau that you might not even realize how much you are learning about Polynesian culture.

However, the main attraction at Chief's Luau might just be the Chief himself.

Chief Sielu Avea, is a real Samoan Chief and the world's first ever champion fire-knife dancer. He's been entertaining and educating visitors to the islands for over thirty years and has been featured in film and on popular television programs around the world. He even recently he became an unexpected viral TikTok sensation!

Chief Sielu has inspired and mentored several generations of fire-knife dancers. As a result, Chief’s Luau attracts the top talent and has the largest and most elaborate fire-knife performance around.

The spectacular fire-knife champions performance at Chief's Luau, Oahu.

Guests are welcomed with a lei and the opportunity to take photos with the cast. Before dinner service begins, there is about an hour or so dedicated to cultural activities. Guests can enjoy some tropical cocktails, try out a weaving or hula lesson, and watch the coconut husking and fire-starting demonstrations. 

After a short imu ceremony about the traditional luau practice of slowly roasting a pig in an in-ground oven, it is time to eat. The buffet features many traditional luau foods such as roasted Kalua pork, lomi lomi, and poi, as well as other Hawaiian regional favorites. This is an all-you-care-to-eat buffet, so feel free to help yourself to a second trip through the buffet line – this is a feast after all!

Sunset view from Chief's Luau, Oahu, Hawaii.

After dinner, Chief’s talented cast of dancers, performers, and musicians will take you on an exciting journey through the Pacific Islands. Enjoy Hawaiian hula, Tahitian and Tongan dancing, Māori haka, and much more. All of these acts are of course building up to the show-stopping Samoan Siva Afi, or fire-knife dancing as it is more commonly known. Chief’s Luau is renowned for their spectacular fire-knife performance, which can feature as many as twelve dancers at once!  

As the night winds down, couples celebrating special occasions are invited on stage to enjoy a sweet, slow dance as the Chief himself serenades them.

Celebrating couples dance while being serenaded at Chief's Luau, Oahu.

The Venue:

Chief’s Luau is located at the Wet & Wild Waterpark in Kapolei, which is about a forty-five-minute drive from Waikiki and only about ten minutes away from the resorts located in Ko Olina.

The easiest and most convenient way to get to Chief’s Luau from Waikiki is to use their roundtrip shuttle service. This service has seven designated pick-up locations in Waikiki, so there is a stop within walking distance of most of the main hotels in the area.

Chief's Luau is an outdoor, uncovered event that is held on a flat, grassy lawn.  Occasionally luaus must be canceled due to weather. In the rare instances when this happens, the reservation staff work with guests to either reschedule or issue a refund.

Although Chief’s is generally considered a mid-sized luau venue, like all luaus on Oahu, it can grow exponentially during peak travel periods (holidays, spring break, and during the summer months). If attending during peak season you may want to consider the upgraded Royal Experience package.   

Chief Sielu sets a coconut husk ablaze at Chief's Luau, Oahu.

The Royal Experience Upgrade: $45.00

  • Choice of Fresh Flower Lei or Kukui Nut Lei Greeting 
  • Royal Section Seating closest to the stage
  • Welcome Mai Tai
  • Three (3) Complimentary Drink Tickets
  • Priority dining at the Hawaiian Luau Buffet 
  • Souvenir Gift

Luau buffet and ambiance at Chief's Luau, Oahu, Hawaii.

Chief's Luau Buffet Menu:

  • Starters: Mixed Island Greens, Taro Rolls, Poi, Lomi Lomi Salmon
  • Entrees & Sides: Slow Roasted Kalua Pork, Tropical BBQ Chicken, Sautéed Asian Style Island Fish, Chow Mein Noodles with Char Siu Pork, Vegetable Stir Fry, Steamed White Rice, Purple Okinawan Sweet Potatoes
  • Desserts: Pineapple Cake, Fresh Pineapple
  • Beverages: Passion Orange Guava Tropical Punch, coffee, tea, soft drinks. Cash bar serving beer, wine, and liquor. (Chief's is famous for its tropical cocktails served in real pineapples.)

Know before you book:

  • Reserve early, this a popular attraction which fills up quickly.
  • Dress code is casual.
  • Menu items are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Guests 21 and over must present a picture ID to order or consume alcoholic beverages.
  • Admission to Wet n’ Wild Waterpark is not included with luau admission. The park is closed during the luau.

Operating Hours & Schedule:

Chief’s Luau operates five or six nights a week, depending on the time of year. They are closed on Tuesdays (year-round) and on Saturdays (August through February).  

5:30 pm – Check in table opens

6:00 pm – Cultural activities & demonstrations

6:30 pm – Imu Ceremony, Luau Feast Begins

7:00 pm – Chief’s Journey Through the Polynesian Islands Show

8:15 pm – Luau Ends, Shuttles Depart


For full refunds, cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to your reserved date.

Getting There

Wet 'n' Wild Hawaii, 400 Farrington Highway Kapolei, Hawaii 96707. Parking is available onsite for $10 per vehicle (cash only).

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