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Diamond Head Tours

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Diamond Head
Arguably Hawaii's most well-known sight, Diamond Head Crater is more than just a famous Waikiki backdrop but also an entire attraction unto itself, featuring one of Oahu's best hikes for a panoramic view. From atop the 760-foot (231-meter) summit, visitors can gaze out from Koko Head Crater to the Honolulu skyline and down on Waikiki Beach, where surfers, paddlers, sailboats, and canoes all splash through the tropical waters.

The Basics
The Diamond Head trail is 1.6 miles (2.6 kilometers) round-trip, gaining over 550 feet (168 meters) from the trailhead to the summit and affording amazing views of the island and the Pacific Ocean. Unless you're trying to be the first one up to the Diamond Head summit in the morning, enjoy the hike at a steady pace and take in the views on the way—travelers usually allot one to two hours for the Diamond Head crater hike. This crater adventure is often included on Oahu city tours or circle island tours that take in a number of Hawaiian landmarks and historic sites such as Manoa Falls, Pearl Harbor, and the North Shore. Consider taking a guided Diamond Head tour to learn the history and local stories surrounding the popular crater. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • An admission fee of $5 per car or $1 per pedestrian is required.
  • Hiking up Diamond Head involves numerous steep stairs and isn’t accessible for travelers in wheelchairs. The trail also includes a 225-foot (68-meter) tunnel that is well lit but can feel a bit tight.
  • Restrooms and water are located at the trailhead, but there are no facilities on the trail.
  • Be sure to wear proper walking shoes.
  • On tours of the crater with a tour guide, hotel transport is often included and reduces the need to find parking.

How to Get There
The best way to reach Diamond Head Crater hiking trail is by foot, bike, guided tour, car, or the local bus. There is limited parking if you choose to drive; many travelers opt to take The Bus to the Diamond Head State Monument bus stop.

When to Get There
Diamond Head State Monument opens at 6am and closes at 6pm daily, with last entry at 4:30pm. Considering over 2,000 people hike up the famous volcanic crater each day, you'll never have the trail completely to yourself, unless you start your day with a race to the top. Though crowds are heavy almost every day, Tuesdays tend to be especially heavy since one of Oahu's most popular sights—Hanauma Bay—is closed. The best time to beat the heat is early in the morning, and there's usually a line in front of the gate for the 6am opening. Diamond Head tours also arrive pretty early, so hiking late in the day may sometimes help you beat the crowds. If you plan to hike up Diamond Head in winter, keep an eye out for humpback whales that leap from the waters offshore.

Diamond Head History
In Hawaiian, the mountain is known as ‘Leahi’—the name Diamond Head comes from British sailors who found calcite crystals embedded in the mountain and falsely claimed they were diamonds.
Address: Diamond Head Road, Waikiki 96816, USA
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Private Eastside Tour For 7-10 people Day Trips

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Private Eastside Tour For 7-10 people

Sit back, relax and see the island exactly as you wish. Easily choose from our selections of Oahu’s most beautiful not-to-be-missed sites. Your own customized tour awaits you. This tour is ideal for couples, groups, families, and those craving a more personalized island tour experience at the most affordable prices. We firmly believe that if you are going to connect with Hawaii and create lasting memories of your family vacation, you've got to get outside and experience the natural beauty that Hawaii provides. Enjoy an authentic Hawaiian Experience hiking through a dense tropical rainforest to a cascading waterfall, swimming in the most beautiful beach in USA. All of our activities are family friendly and fun!
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2:15 PM Glass Bottom Boat CruisePrivate and Luxury

2:15 PM Glass Bottom Boat Cruise

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Don't miss the chance of seeing some of Oahu's most exciting marine life. This tour takes you out onto the water and over tropical reefs and one of Hawaii’s popular shipwrecks. As you sail, leep an eye out for honu (sea turtles), eels, reef sharks, dolphins, and schools of tropical fish, all visible from the deck of our vessel through the boat's glass bottom.
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Diamond Head Running TourHiking

Diamond Head Running Tour

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Jog through Waikiki and Diamond Head's tropical environs during this 2- to 2.5-hour running tour on Oahu. With a running guide, depart from the famous Waikiki Beach and trek up to Diamond Head Lighthouse on foot. Run through the Diamond Head Crater and hike up to Diamond Head for panoramic views of the entire Honolulu downtown. Be sure to bring your camera for fantastic photo ops; listen to your guide's commentary about the area while you jog. The run covers 6-6.5 miles (9.5-11km) of hilly terrain both over pavement, trail and stairs .
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East Oahu Shoreline Drive Audio TourBus Tours

East Oahu Shoreline Drive Audio Tour

Combine the convenience of a guided tour with the flexibility of independent exploration. This audio tour turns your phone into your tour guide with narration points that play automatically as you drive. Enjoy the freedom to explore at your own pace.
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URB-E Hawaii - Diamond Head Ride & HikeMountain Bike Tours

URB-E Hawaii - Diamond Head Ride & Hike

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Capture the beauty of Oahu and Honolulu with the Diamond Head Ride & Hike! The hike takes a little over an hour and can be done by hikers of all experience levels. Experience amazing scenery from Hawaii Kai and Kahala up to the West short of Oahu. This is one of our most popular rides and definitely one of the best ways to experience Diamond Head and the beautiful surrounding areas. We like to keep our groups small to enhance the experience. Our rides have a maximum of 6 people and consist of two tour guides per ride. **PLEASE NOTE** This ride is not recommended for riders over 65 years old unless participants are active, have better than average balance and are in good physical shape. URB-E's do NOT have pedals and require good lateral balance. Previous experience riding an e-bike, scooter or motorcycle is recommended.
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Ultimate Pearl Harbor Circle Island

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Maximise your time on Oahu with a tour that checks off all the highlights in just one day. Start by visiting Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, then take the Circle Island Drive, stopping at attractions such as the Dole Plantation, Halona Blowhole, Hanauma Bay Lookout, Hukilau Marketplace, and the North Shore beaches.
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Half Day Eastern Oahu Shoreline TourNature and Wildlife

Half Day Eastern Oahu Shoreline Tour

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Enjoy a day on the eastern shores of Oahu with this popular tour that kicks off on the slopes of Diamond Head. Wind along the shoreline from Hanauma Bay to Halona Blowhole. Learn about local myths, ancient legends and fascinating history as you travel alongside your expert guide. This tour concludes with incredible views atop the Nu'uanu Pali overlook.
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Private 60 Minute Helicopter Tour with Romantic LandingCity Packages

Private 60 Minute Helicopter Tour with Romantic Landing

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Let us whisk you away to an exclusive landing spot at a stunning and private valley on the Windward coast of O'ahu. This beautiful, 4000-acre paradise boasts lush, green landscapes, mountains that reach to the clouds and gentle trade winds that reach from the nearby coast. Your private helicopter tour begins over the island’s South Shore for a chance to see a birds-eye view of the famous Waikiki skyline and Diamond Head crater. After cruising over Hanauma Bay, the Windward coast and the famed Kualoa Ranch, you'll begin your graceful decent to land. Your 15 minute stay inside a private and lush oasis, away from the crowds and tourist attractions, includes Wailua chocolates, a champagne toast, leis and memories that will last a lifetime. Rising back into the blue sky, your helicopter takes you to explore the lush forests and emerald cliffs of the Ka’a’awa Valley and fly in close for a view of Oahu’s highest waterfall, Sacred Falls.
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Majestic Circle Island Eco Tour from Ko OlinaDay Trips

Majestic Circle Island Eco Tour from Ko Olina

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Waikiki Panorama Sail

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Set sail for beautiful Waikiki, the beachfront neighborhood of Honolulu, on this guided, 90-minute tour along the south shore of the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Beginning from the Kewalo Harbor waterfront, head down to Ala Moana Beach Park to Waikiki and the volcanic tuff cone Diamond Head. Along the way, look for Hawaii’s famous green sea turtles and other marine wildlife. Snacks, two free bar beverages and unlimited non-alcoholic drinks are provided. Local hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Local Expert Private Tours

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Make the most of your precious time in Hawaii with a private Oahu tour that you can customize to your own interests. Whether you want to see beaches, go for a hike, or check out historical attractions, you can enjoy a day the way you want with a private guide. Possible things to see and do include Diamond Head, Manoa Falls, Hanauma Bay, Kualoa Ranch, a coffee farm, the North Shore, or downtown sites.
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Beach and Sunset Yoga on Waikiki Oceanfront with Diamondhead Backdrop

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Marry Me in the Sand - Helicopter Proposal FlightPrivate and Luxury

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Imagine a private helicopter flight soaring over a beautiful Hawaiian beach with the love of your life. As you take in the beauty of the sugar white coastline and turquoise waters, your sweetheart spots a message in the sand… “Marry Me?” Imagine the unforgettable moment they realize it was written there by YOU. Your new fiancé won’t be able to stop telling friends and family about this unique and special proposal, one that you both will definitely remember forever. Depending on the duration of the tour you choose, you'll see many breathtaking sights on Oahu from the white sands of Waikiki to the epic big waves of the North Shore on this incredibly romantic circle island tour. Enjoy spectacular views of Waikiki, Diamond Head, Haunama Bay, Waimanalo Beach, the Ko'olau Mountains and Pearl Harbor. The 45 minute tour option extends to Sacred Falls and Ka'a'awa Valley and the 60 minute tour extends to the North Shore and Dole Plantation. Choose doors on or doors off at no extra charge.
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Grand Circle Island Tour Plus Hike & Swim At Waimea WaterfallsDay Trips

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Oahu 1 Day Island Tour & Kualoa Ranch Hollywood Movie Site Tour with LunchDay Trips

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South Shore Sightseeing Tour

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The Best half day Tour Experience to famous landmarks of East & South shore side of the Oahu Island. Visit Koko Marina for Local Donuts (Malasada), Mochi Ice Cream, Shave Ice. Grab food at Ono Steaks and Shrimp Shack. Long walk or Swim one of the longest famous white sand beaches for a short time. Hanauma Bay Lookout* (Closed on Tuesday). • The Best Guided island tour on the south shore of Oahu • Enjoy a half-day Circle Island tour from Honolulu & Ko-Olina • Visit some of Hawaii’s most popular beaches & landmarks • See some of the most breathtaking views in the world • Small group ensures personal attention
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Magical Windward Oahu Private TourDay Trips

Magical Windward Oahu Private Tour

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Your Private Circle Island ToursDay Trips

Your Private Circle Island Tours

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Your Private Community ToursDay Trips

Your Private Community Tours

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Give back to the community with a hands-on, authentic travel experience and save money in exchange on this private Oahu community service tour. Spend up to 90 minutes volunteering with activities like beach clean ups—the discounted rate is automatically applied to your chosen Pearl Harbor, North Shore, or Circle Island private tour, which is minimally modified to accommodate your volunteer experience.
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Morning Wildlife Cruise Private and Luxury

Morning Wildlife Cruise

Take advantage of calm ocean conditions and crystal clear waters on the perfect trip for any wildlife enthusiast. Explore tropical reefs and shipwrecks that are home to honu (sea turtles), eels, reef sharks, dolphins, and schools of tropical fish. The mornings on Oahu's South Shore offer are perfect for looking through glass-bottom boat viewports. This is the most peaceful time of day to cruise on the Pacific Ocean and see the iconic Waikiki beach boardwalk. Perfect for large or small groups, book a fun-filled tour with Hawaii Glass Bottom Boats for your family or friends while visiting Hawaii. It’s a great activity for convention groups, employee appreciation days, military group outings, and local school field trips. We also offer wedding photo tours showcasing you on your wedding day against the beautiful backdrop of Oahu’s coastline.
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Mahina Hawaii Full Day AdventureHiking

Mahina Hawaii Full Day Adventure

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