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Honolulu Itinerary - Tours and Activities

Updated: Aug 26

Located on the island of Oahu, Honolulu is the capital of Hawaii and the it's largest city. With its mountains, volcanoes, and beaches, its a prime destination for hikers and ocean lovers alike. Below is a detailed list of things you could do while there. If multiple things catch your eye, consider getting a City Pass for additional discounts.


Disclaimer

Part of the job of a travel agent is to save clients time and money. I looked through hundreds of tours and picked out the best tours to book in various categories that are both the best in quality and price.


Prices listed below are subject to change. Rates are typically discounted for larger groups and children, so use the links provided to see the exact cost for your specific scenario and book what is of interest to you.

Waikiki Trolley Hop On Hop Off

Your pass is good for unlimited hop-on hop-off privileges on Waikiki Trolley for the day printed on your online pass/voucher. Show the driver to hop on at any Waikiki Trolley stop for the line on your pass,


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Everyday from 10am - 8pm

Price


Waikiki Walking Tour

Explore one of Honolulu's most popular neighborhoods on this guided tour of Waikiki. You'll discover its iconic beaches, revisit its history and learn about the celebrities who graced its shores.


Duration

1 hour

Availability

Everyday at 7am and 7pm

Price

$29 per person

Alternative


Oahu Ultimate Grand Circle Island Tour

Embark on a full-day, action-packed tour around Oahu, and be amazed by its finest offerings. Discover the best attractions of the island with your guide, and admire the views at scenic locations.


Duration

8 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8am

Price

$84 per person

Alternative

Sunrise Photos Tour

Start your vacation off with a beautiful sunrise in Hawaii and go back with great photos. Make a stop after sunrise at Makapuu Lookout and a stop at the Leonard's bakery for some malasadas.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Monday - Friday at 5:45am

Price

$65 per person

Alternative


Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial & City Tour

Discover the history of Pearl Harbor and downtown Honolulu. Learn about the attack that changed the world and visit the USS Arizona memorial.


Duration

5.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 7:45am

Price

$50 per person

Alternative


'Lost' and Movie Tour

See locations in real life that you’re used to seeing in your favorite TV shows and movies on this 5- or 8-hour Hummer tour. Choose between three different tour options (South Shore, North Shore, or Circle Island) that cover filming locations on the island of Oahu. The South Shore tour includes spots from ‘Blue Hawaii,’ ‘Jurassic World,’ and ‘Lost.’ The North Shore tour focuses mostly on areas seen in ‘Lost,’ but also includes places where scenes were shot from ‘Karate Kid II,’ ‘Pearl Harbor,’ and ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall.’ The Circle Island tour is also focused mostly on ‘Lost,” but combines spots from the other two tours.


Duration

5 - 8 hours

Availability

Everyday from 7am

Price

$200 per person

Alternative

Scenic Horse Back Experience

Climb Into the Saddle and See a New Side of Hawaii. Enjoy a relaxing horseback ride through one of Oahu's hidden treasures-the Hawaiian countryside of Gunstock Ranch. You and your horse will travel through shady forest trails and trek across open pastures, spotting grazing cattle, soaring island birds, and maybe even a family of wild pigs.


Duration

1.5 hours

Availability

Monday - Saturday at 9am, 11am and 2:30pm

Price

$114 per person

Alternative


Rock-A-Hula

Catch tribute bands of your favorite artists at the ‘Rock-a-Hula’s 'Hawaiian Journey' show in Waikiki. Discover Hawaii's rich history from the 1920s to present-day, accompanied by a live band and dancers.


Duration

1 - 3 hours

Availability

Saturday - Thursday at 7:15pm

Price

$76 per person

Alternative


Dive Bar Tour

Visit Honolulu's hottest bars with this dive bar tour. Ride around Waikiki in an open air Shaxi. With transport directly from your hotel, embark on your bar adventure. Explore a range of bars for the opportunity to try different drinks, environments, and party scenes while seeing the sights of Honlulu's nightlife.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Tuesday - Saturday at 8pm

Price

$82 per person

Alternative

Scenic Gondola Cruise with Drinks and Pastries

Enjoy this beautifully crafted 4-passenger Venetian gondola ride in Waikiki. See Diamond Head, Magic Island, and the Honolulu skyline while sipping on chilled drinks and eating delicious pastries.


Duration

45 mins

Availability

Everyday from 9am - 4pm

Price

$98 per person

Alternative


Whale Watching Cruise

Look for whales in their natural environment on this cruise from Honolulu. Enjoy juice, water, and snacks onboard as you search for majestic Humpback whales off the coast of Waikiki.


Duration

5.5 hours

Availability

Everyday expect Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8am and 10am

Price

$40 per person

Alternative

Waikiki Sunset and Whale Watching Cruise - $80 per person



Swim with Dolphins, Snorkel, and Waterslide Activities

Your cruise begins with a traditional Hawaiian “Oli” (Ancient prayer) to dedicate to the ocean, praying for the safety of the tour, and enhancement of activities. After swimming with wild dolphins, you'll be taken yo a beautiful snorkeling spot where you can snorkel with Hawaiian fishes and sea turtles. You will enjoy water activities such as climbing wall, big floating mat, water slide, and stand-up paddle board! From November to early March, you may see whales along the way as well.


Duration

3.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 7:30am

Price

$159 per person

Alternative

Dolphin Watch & Snorkeling - $135 per person

Shark Cage Dive on the North Shore

Join a shark cruise on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Then, choose between watching the action from the boat's deck or enter the shark cage and get up close to these magnificent sea creatures.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Everyday from 7am-10:30am

Price

$120 per person

Alternative

North Shore Cageless Shark Snorkeling Tour - $150 per person



Beginner Snorkeling Tour with Videos

Enjoy a snorkeling tour that is designed to help beginners explore the abundant sea life in the Magic Island Lagoon. Get video clips of your adventure to take home.


Duration

1.5 hour

Availability

Everyday at 8am, 10am, 12pm and 2pm

Price

$39 per person

Alternative


Introduction to Scuba Diving

In this introduction to diving in Honolulu, you'll learn to scuba dive in the crystal clear waters of Hawaii. You'll become experts as you admire the seabed of the island of Oahu.


Duration

1.5 hours

Availability

Sunday at 8am, 10am, 12pm and 2pm

Price

$96 per person

Alternative

Parasailing

Feel the thrill of flying as you take in panoramic views of Oahu's urban and natural landscapes from the sky. Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime parasailing trip above the deep blue waters of Honolulu.


Duration

1 hour

Availability

Everyday from 8am - 5pm

Price

$90 per person



Group Surf Lesson

Put yourself in the middle of the Hawaii Surf Experience in this group surf lesson. This lesson ensures a level of excellence and service you won't find anywhere else.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8am - 10am & 12pm

Price

$115 per person

Alternative


Haleakala 5-Line Zipline Adventure

Enjoy 5 zip-line crossings and a swinging bridge through a towering forest in upcountry Maui. Admire the breathtaking scenery of this Hawaiian island.


Duration

1 hour

Availability

Everyday at 12:30pm and 2pm

Price

$146 per person

Diamond Head Crater

Experience Diamond Head Crater, one of Oahu’s most-loved hikes, on a self guided tour with a map, water, park entrance fees and round-trip transportation provided. The tour is fully customizable, so take your time or challenge yourself, and enjoy the stunning views from the 760-foot summit. Hotel departures are early in the morning to insure you avoid the big crowds later in the day. This tour is ideal for anyone looking for a bit of adventure and exercise and wanting to see one of Oahu’s most famous landmarks.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 6:20am, 7:20am, 8:20am

Price

$40 per person

Alternative


Manoa Falls Waterfall Hike

Experience the secluded, tropical beauty Hawaii is famous for on this self-guided hike to Manoa Falls. A shuttle takes you to the start of the hike, and then you can explore on your own. See tropical plants, streams, and a the rushing waterfall after a moderate .8-mile (1.3 km) hike. There are restrooms, and a snack shop, which you are welcome to visit at the end of the hike.


Duration

4 hours

Availability

Everyday at 7am, 9am, 11am

Price

$51 per person



Waikiki 20-Minute Doors On/Doors Off

View the city of Waikiki from a new perspective with this exciting helicopter tour. Fly over some of the island's most iconic sights like Pearl Harbor and Diamond Head, as well as famous beaches from above the crystal waters that surround the island.


Duration

20 mins

Availability

Everyday from 9am - 4pm

Price

$260 per person

Alternative

Sunset Helicopter Tour - $350 per person



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