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Waikiki Beach Tours

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Waikiki Beach
For decades, Waikiki Beach has been Oahu’s tourist mecca thanks to its palm-fringed white-sand beaches and high-rise luxury hotels that stretch from downtown Honolulu east toward the towering Diamond Head. Here all the spoils of Hawaiian beach life—from sunbathing and swimming to snorkeling and fruity-cocktail sipping—are within steps of world-class shopping and dining.
 
The Basics
Waikiki Beach is one of the best spots on Oahu to get out on the water with a surfing lesson or stand-up paddleboarding tour. It’s also possible to check out the beach aboard a duck or catamaran sunset tour, or gaze into the ocean on a submarine excursion. If you’d rather relax, soak up the sun on the sandy beach. The site is visited on most Oahu tours, including those that also hit other Honolulu highlights like the Bishop Museum, Iolani Palace, and Chinatown before heading farther afield to the Polynesian Cultural Center on the North Shore, Hanauma Bay, and Sea Life Park Hawaii on the east side of the island. Visitors who want to cram in the most sites on Oahu can even book helicopter or circle-island tours, both of which depart from Waikiki and showcase the entire island.
 
Know Before You Go
  • Waikiki Beach is a must-see for first-timers to Oahu and beginning surfers.
  • If you’re not staying in one of the Waikiki hotels—and even if you are—parking can be expensive and hard to find. If possible, leave the driving up to tour companies and bus drivers.
  • Waikiki is warm and sunny year-round. Don’t forget your sunblock, hat, sunglasses, and bathing suit—though if you do, rest assured you can find a shop with replacements.
  • Lifeguards are staffed at lookouts along Waikiki Beach. Though conditions are usually calm and great for swimming year-round, heed the lifeguard’s warnings and exit the water if necessary.
 
How to Get There
Waikiki is just east of downtown Honolulu on Oahu’s southern shore, and about eight miles (12.5 kilometers) from Honolulu International Airport. The main stretch of Waikiki Beach is along Kalakau Avenue, parallel to the sea, which stretches east to Kapiolani Park and Diamond Head. The Waikiki Trolley connects the downtown Ala Moana Center with Waikiki.
 
When to Get There
Waikiki Beach is popular year-round, but summer, spring, and winter school holidays are the busiest times. To make the most of your trip, time your visit with one Waikiki’s many festivals and parades, such as the King Kamehameha Floral Parade in June, the Spam Jam in late April, or the Aloha Festival Floral Parade, usually held in late September.
 
The Duke Kahanamoku Statue
One can’t-miss Waikiki Beach landmark is the nine-foot (2.75-meter) bronze statue of Duke Kahanamoku Statue, the king of surfing. Following tradition, visitors drape leis around Duke’s neck and arms; it’s not uncommon for the man to sport fistfuls of purple orchids and be buried up to his eyeballs in plumeria. Duke Kahanamoku was a Waikiki local who is credited with popularizing the ancient Hawaiian sport of surfing and once won an Olympic gold medal in swimming.
Address: Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki 96815, USA
Admission: Free
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City-by-the-Sea - 20 Min Helicopter Tour - Doors Off or OnPrivate and Luxury

City-by-the-Sea - 20 Min Helicopter Tour - Doors Off or On

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This 20-minute helicopter tour gives you views of Waikiki and the Honolulu skyline. Choose the doors-off option to get the best possible photos from your guaranteed window seat. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Honolulu included.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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4th of July Sunset Dinner and Fireworks CruiseNational Holidays

4th of July Sunset Dinner and Fireworks Cruise

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Hop aboard a Honolulu dinner cruise and celebrate the 4th of July with a sunset, live entertainment, and a fireworks show over the Pacific Ocean. Savor a 3-course crab and sirloin steak dinner, or upgrade for a 5- or 7-course meal including whole Maine lobster and beef tenderloin. Enjoy views of the shoreline and the Honolulu city lights. You have the option to include round-trip transport from select Waikiki hotels.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 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
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Hawaiian Style Scoot Coupe Rental for the DaySelf-guided Tours & Rentals

Hawaiian Style Scoot Coupe Rental for the Day

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The Scoot Coupe is sleek, elegant, practical and just plain fun. Only a car license is required to rent a Scoot Coupe. It is the only two person moped in Hawaii. Passengers must be at least 7 years old. Designed only for riding in Honolulu. The Scoot Coupe is great for riding around Diamond Head, up towards Manoa Falls, down into the Punchbowl Cemetery, Downtown Honolulu, Kaka'ako, Magic Island and Waikiki. Equipped with bluetooth speakers so you can listen to your favorite music while turning heads at every corner. The rental includes helmets, a lock, a custom tour map and gas.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
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Hawaiian Style Scooter Ride around O'ahu for the DayVespa Rentals

Hawaiian Style Scooter Ride around O'ahu for the Day

The Premium Hooligan 170i is an awesome scooter for the experienced rider with a motorcycle or scooter license. Made for two people, and freeway legal, you will be able to get any where you’d like on Oahu in no time. rugged, exhilarating and versatile With its long wheel base, dual rear suspension and dual disc brakes, Hooligan is among the most powerful rides in its class. Loaded with extras, the Hooligan is equipped with a projector headlight, alloy rims, a digital speedometer, a large two person seat and plenty of storage capacity.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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