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Mt. Tantalus Tours

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Mt. Tantalus
A not-so-well-kept local secret, Mt. Tantalus (Puʻuohiʻa) looms behind Honolulu offering stunning skyline panoramas. The nine-mile Round Top and Tantalus Drive loop snakes up its side with attractive pull-offs overlooking the city’s high rises, Punch Bowl Crater, iconic Diamond Head, the homes dotting Manoa Valley, as well as the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in the west.

The scenic drive to the top drive lingers in lush forests but is not for the faint of heart—steep and narrow passages are frequent and sheer drops loom around abundant curves. Trailheads for a handful of hikes begin along this route and lead into valleys often shrouded in mist and topped by Honolulu’s famous rainbows. At the summit, Pu'u Ualaka'a State Park has a small cement walkway with commanding views of all of southern Oahu. There’s also a grassy lawn popular with picnickers. Though the drive is equally spectacular when buildings cast shadows and city lights glow at night, the summit park closes at sundown.

Tantalus is the first in a series of peaks that form the imposing green wall of the Koolau range, which hugs the Windward coast. Near the mountain’s base on Makiki Heights Drive, the Spalding House museum and galleries features local and international artists and boasts similar views from its trellised café.

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Tantalus Drive is accessed via Makiki Street, two miles inland from Waikiki. The road becomes Round Top Drive halfway up amid a residential neighborhood. Numerous land-based Honolulu tours include the drive. Pu'u Ualaka'a State Park is open from 7am-6:45pm. If you visit in your own vehicle, it’s best not to leave valuables in your car.
Address: Makiki Street, Oahu, USA
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Beautiful Colors of Hawaii Photo TourDay Trips

Beautiful Colors of Hawaii Photo Tour

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Take postcard-worthy pictures of Hawaii on this half-day Oahu photography tour. Travel with a small group around the island and learn techniques from a professional photographer who serves as your guide. Capture popular sights with your camera, including Hanauma Bay, Halona Blowhole, the Nu‘uanu Pali lookout and more. Round-trip transport by minivan is included from Waikiki hotels.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Half Day Oahu Combo Adventure: Bike, Sail and SnorkelSailing

Half Day Oahu Combo Adventure: Bike, Sail and Snorkel

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On this exciting Oahu combo tour, start the day with a downhill bike ride with epic views of the coastline, before boarding a comfortable catamaran for a two-hour snorkeling adventure.  On this Oahu biking and sailing tour, all the necessary equipment is provided along with professional guides, as is round trip transportation and a deli-style lunch.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Sunrise Photo Tour Adventure of OahuDay Trips

Sunrise Photo Tour Adventure of Oahu

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This sunrise photo tour ensures you'll leave the big island of Hawaii with the best pictures of iconic tropical sunrises around. Meet your friendly guide an journey to some of the top spots to catch epic images of the sun creeping up over the Pacific Ocean. It's a not-to-be-missed experience that's sure to be a memorable part of an Hawaii adventure.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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ETOHI: Oahu Exclusive Circle Island TourDay Trips

ETOHI: Oahu Exclusive Circle Island Tour

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This is your tour! Exclusive, customizable and flexible. Perfect for first time visitors or anyone wanting to experience the island of Oahu with genuine Aloha and local authenticity. Your happiness and joy are of the utmost importance. So, get ready for an awesome and amazing day. Stop and get out to take memorable pictures of iconic statues and historical landmarks. Walk down mountain paths or hike up mountain trails to some of the most breathtaking panoramic ocean views. Swim at some of the most famous and beautiful sandy beaches in the world with the chance of seeing Hawaiian Sea Turtles or Monk Seals lounging. Or, simply relax with a nice cold beverage while soaking up the hot Hawaiian sunshine.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private South Shore Sunrise Photo TourDay Trips

Private South Shore Sunrise Photo Tour

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Explore the Southern East Coast of Oahu, this unique part of the island is a photographer's dream come true, from stunning white sand beaches to jaw dropping lush green mountain peaks and lava formations it has everything Hawai'i has to offer including sunrise. Receive a free photo session with purchase. Our tours are strictly private, we implement CDC guidelines through out the experience for safety while having fun, perfect for post Covid travel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private South Shore Sunset Photo TourDay Trips

Private South Shore Sunset Photo Tour

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Combine sightseeing and photography during this sunset excursion around the southern east coast of Oahu and see the area in a new light that most travelers miss. Benefit from the help of your guide to snap great photos of lush mountains, sandy beaches, and lava formations with the help of the tripod provided and take home more than memories from Hawaii.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Bike Tour of Mount TantalusMountain Bike Tours

Bike Tour of Mount Tantalus

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Towering up over the hills behind Honolulu, Mount Tantalus rewards those willing to make it to the top with some of the most fabulous views on the island. With this guided bicycle tour, you'll climb around 1500 feet to the summit of the hill, making your way through switchbacks and canopy-lined roads.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Personalized Private Tour of O'ahuDay Trips

Personalized Private Tour of O'ahu

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See the Oahu you want to see with a private tour that can be personalized to match your interests. Plan your day around the attractions you want to visit or the activities you want to try out, and the private guide will take care of the details. You can even add on other tours or activities you book, if the timing works.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
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  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Your Private Mix Plate (Combination) ToursDay Trips

Your Private Mix Plate (Combination) Tours

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This private tour of Oahu lets you completely customize your sightseeing experience to include hiking, swimming, shopping, and more. From Pearl Harbor to off-the-beaten-track vista points to family favorites like Dole Plantation, let your guide know what you want to see, and then arrive with the comfort and efficiency of private transportation.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
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  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Circle Island TourDay Trips

Private Circle Island Tour

This is a private and customized tour. If it’s not on the list then you can add it on if it’s legal lol.
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  • 7 to 10 hours
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  • 7 to 10 hours
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Honolulu Instagram Photo Tour with Kaka'ako Street ArtDay Trips

Honolulu Instagram Photo Tour with Kaka'ako Street Art

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Visit all of Honolulu’s most-photographed spots in just one day on this super Instagram-ready tour of the city. Your photographer guide drives you and a small group of just six other participants to must-see sights such as Eternity Beach and Lulumahu Falls for photoshoots that capture the best of the island—and your best side. Take home photos snapped by pros at the end of the tour.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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South Shore Sightseeing TourHalf-day Tours

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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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Your Private Pearl Harbor ToursDay Trips

Your Private Pearl Harbor Tours

Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour of Pearl Harbor in Honolulu. With a guide leading you through a carefully curated itinerary, you'll be sure not to miss a thing on this tour that includes tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial (if booking for early morning pickup times). Other activities and entrance fees are to be purchased by guests separately.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
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  • 6 to 12 hours
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eBike Tour Honolulu RainforestNature and Wildlife

eBike Tour Honolulu Rainforest

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We pride ourselves on 20-years in the bicycle tour business here in our home state of Hawaii. It is our mission to share the very best of Oahu with our guests while exploring remote areas away from the hustle and bustle of the city traffic. We have very busy roadways here in Honolulu, but on this guided tour, you will hear the natural sounds of our forest birds, wind through the trees, and the cooler temperatures and beautiful views from our elevated mountains perched 2,000ft above Honolulu.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Honolulu Heights TourDay Trips

Honolulu Heights Tour

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Enhance your experience of Honolulu and go beyond city borders during this nature-based tour. A guide interprets Oahu’s volcanic landscape during a morning hike to the summit of Diamond Head. Afterward, explore to the Nuuanu Pali Lookout and Lyon Arboretum in the Manoa Valley. Backpacks and walking sticks are provided so there’s no need to bring hiking gear. A breakfast picnic is provided with your bird’s-eye view over Waikiki.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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ETOHI: Oahu Exclusive Town & Country TourDay Trips

ETOHI: Oahu Exclusive Town & Country Tour

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Exclusive Town & Country Tour of Oahu takes you on a journey through downtown Honolulu on your way to your desired destination or attraction. You will ride along amazing scenic routes. Stop and get out to take memorable pictures of iconic statues and historical landmarks. Walk down mountain paths or hike up mountain trails to some of the most breathtaking panoramic ocean views. Swim at a few of the most beautiful sandy beaches in the world or simply relax with a nice cold beverage while soaking up our Hawaiian sun. This is your tour!
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Photo Tour of Hawaii & SunsetsDay Trips

Photo Tour of Hawaii & Sunsets

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Leave the crowds of tourists in Waikiki and get an amazing opportunity to capture the brilliant colors of the Hawaiian sunset. Your guide gives you the best tips to photograph windward Oahu's beauty – even those who only have a phone camera will take great pictures.  On your way to the sunset view, your guide takes you to Oahu’s most beautiful landmarks and places only the locals go for Hawaiian plate lunch.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Hawaiian Style Moped Rental for the DayVespa Rentals

Hawaiian Style Moped Rental for the Day

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Our standard basket moped allows you to be ready for any activity while exploring O'ahu. Plenty of storage for your helmet, beach gear or shopping bags the standard basket is our most easy to ride moped with plenty of performance to explore the south and east shores. Easily navigate our scenic coastal roads toward Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, the Blowhole, Sandy Beach, Waimanalo and Kailua. Our staff will teach any rider, so there is no concern if this is your first time riding a moped in Hawaii.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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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  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Eastside Tour For 1-3 people Day Trips

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Private Eastside Tour For 1-3 people

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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, snorkel with turtles. All of our activities are family friendly.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$83.00 savings
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Eastside Tour For 4-6 people Day Trips

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Private Eastside Tour For 4-6 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, snorkel with turtles. All of our activities are family friendly and fun!
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Tour to Oahu’s most beautiful sitesDay Trips

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Private Tour to Oahu’s most beautiful sites

Your own customized and private tour to Oahu's most beautiful sites 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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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$850.00
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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