Welcome to Waikiki


Take a surfing lesson from a bronzed instructor, then spend a lazy afternoon lying on Waikiki’s golden sands. Before the sun sinks below the horizon, hop aboard a catamaran and sail off toward Diamond Head. Sip a sunset mai tai and be hypnotized by the lilting harmonies of slack key guitar, then mingle with the colorful locals, many of whom have made this their lifetime playground, who come here to party after dark too.


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$98.31 Cultural & Theme Tours

USS Missouri, USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor from Waikiki

Start your Pearl Harbor tour with hotel pickup in Waikiki by air-conditioned coach. Your full-day tour includes skip-the-line admission to each attraction, including the USS Missouri and USS Arizona Memorial. Your first stop is the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center to see artifacts from the bombing that propelled the US into WWII. Then take a ride in a Navy launch across Pearl Harbor to the USS Arizona Memorial, the final resting place of the 1,777 crew members who lost their lives on December 7, 1941. The national memorial, which commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor, spans the mid-portion of the sunken battleship.Next, you'll take a guided tour of the USS Missouri. The ship served from WWII through Desert Storm and was the site of the 1945 Japanese surrender to the Allies.After an intriguing look through US war history, return to your coach for a drive through downtown Honolulu. Your guide makes stops at Kawaiahao Church, the Hawaii State Archives and State Public Library, the famous statue of King Kamehameha, Honolulu Hale, and the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives (formerly called the Mission Houses Museum).You'll also see Iolani Palace, the only royal palace on American soil, and take a drive through the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, known as Punchbowl Cemetery, before hotel drop-off.

$97 Cultural & Theme Tours

Paradise Cove Luau

This tour is likely to Sell-out! Paradise Cove Luau regularly sells out weeks in advance, so book ahead to avoid disappointment! The Waikiki luau at Paradise Cove Luau begins with a tropical Mai Tai greeting, while live Hawaiian music sets the festive mood of the evening. Take a stroll through the Hawaiian Village to learn the arts and crafts of the islands, or test your skills at the Hawaiian Games.After the delightful Shower of Flowers, participate in the Hukilau on the beach and learn the net fishing techniques of old Hawaii. Following the pageantry of the Royal Court Procession and imu (earth oven) ceremony, your evening continues with a sumptuous feast.Make sure you bring along your appetite to fully enjoy Paradise Cove's extensive menu, blending the best traditional Hawaiian dishes, local favorites and continental cuisine.Then, after dinner, with a spectacular Hawaiian sunset as a backdrop, award-winning performers will entertain and amaze with an unforgettable display of songs and dances from across Polynesia at the Paradise Cove Extravaganza.Paradise Cove boasts brilliant sunset views from its oceanfront setting and offers three dining packages, perfect for all tastes and budgets. If you are staying in Waikiki, you have the option to include hotel pickup and drop off to ensure a hassle free night of Hawaiian fun. See tour and pricing options below for full details.

$36.65 Cultural & Theme Tours

Diamond Head Crater Adventure

This guided walk through Diamond Head State Park to the 760-foot (228-meter) summit of Diamond Head Crater is led by a professional guide who will escort you to the summit to provide you with an exciting and safe excursion.At the summit, incredible 360-degree views of Waikiki and the turquoise blue Pacific Ocean await you. On this Diamond Head Volcano adventure you will learn about the crater's fascinating geology, history, archaeology, flora and fauna. Knowledgeable and expert guides are very friendly and informative, and can identify the numerous bird and plant species found in the crater.You'll enjoy a personalized experience on this exclusive tour and all hiking equipment is provided. There's no need to pack any extra gear, as you'll enjoy free use of a backpack and walking staff.Fitness Level: Intermediate Trail Condition: Sometimes wet and slippery Distance Walked: 1.4 miles, 2 hours walking time

$30.96 Transfers & Ground Transport

Shared Transfer: Honolulu Airport to Hotel, Cruise Terminal

Start your vacation on the right foot with this efficient transfer from the Honolulu International Airport (HNL) to the Honolulu Cruise Terminal or your Oahu hotel in Waikiki, Kahala, Turtle Bay or Ko'olina. You’ll be welcomed by a friendly, professional representative at baggage claim and then, hop in your comfortable 12-person Mercedes shuttle and relax on the drive to your destination. For a real Hawaiian experience, select the optional lei greeting!Upon departure, you will be picked up at your door and driven back to the airport in comfort and ease. The Mercedes shuttles are used for both the arrival and departure transfers to ensure the utmost quality. When making a booking for this shared round-trip transfer, you will need to advise your flight details and your hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed immediately , and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy!Please Note:You MUST select a hotel that coincides with the area in the itinerary below. Failure to do so will result in a cancelled booking.

$481.29 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Oahu to Big Island Adventure Tour Day Trip

After early morning hotel pickup in Waikiki, you’ll fly from Oahu to the Big Island of Hawaii for a full day packed with beautiful sights. Throughout the tour, learn about the history and geology of the Big Island from your guide's informative commentary, before returning to Oahu. See Itinerary below for details. On the scenic, historical and cultural land tour, you’ll enjoy live narration by your expert driver guide. The recently updated itinerary includes a visit to recenty reopened Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Punalu‘u black sand beach, and lunch at local hot spot Lava Rock Cafe, oferring classic & pacific cuisine. After lunch, it’s onto Big Island Candy Company, the home for exquisite chocolate and mac nut treats and then soak up some amazing waterfall views at Rainbow Falls! **Due to the recent and evolving volcanic activity on the Big Island of Hawaii, the itinerary is subject to change without notice effective May 1, 2018 until further notice.  Guest safety is our main concern and changes to these itineraries may be necessitated. **Current itinerary as of October 1, 2018:*Denotes stops madeRainbow Falls*  Hawaii Volcanoes National Park* Kilauea Visitors Center* - latest info on park conditions, exhibits, staffed by rangers Halema'uma'u Crater* - viewed from Volcano House; drastically changed since June 2018 Steam Vents* - ground water seeps down to hot volcanic rocks forming steam clouds Chain of Craters Road - scenic drive; sections covered by lava in 2018 Kilauea eruption Kilauea Iki Overlook* - smaller pit crater next to main Kilauea caldera Pu'u Pua'i Crater - cinder cone formed during 1959 Kilauea eruption Luamanu Crater - first pit crater formed when earth's surface sank Puhimau Crater - 500 feet deep pit crater formed by lava filling into it Kealakomo Overlook* - sweeping coastal views, expansive view of lava fields (a must see!) Lava Rock Café (lunch on own)* - local hot spot, classic & pacific cuisine Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory / Big Island Candies* Hilo Town Richardson's Black Sand Beach Liliuokalani Gardens King Kamehameha Statue  

$96.75 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Oahu Turtle Canyon Snorkel Catamaran Cruise with Green Turtles

After departing Kewalo Basin Harbor in Waikiki, relax aboard the luxury, 53-foot (16-meter) catamaran Honi Olani. With seating for up to 49 passengers, the sailboat features a bar where you can use your two included drink tickets, plus order unlimited nonalcoholic beverages and provided snacks. You may also purchase additional alcoholic drinks; on offer are draft beer, sparkling wine, white wine, vodka, rum and whiskey.Listen to music on the surround-sound stereo as you enjoy a scenic 15-minute cruise along the coast toward Diamond Head. View Waikiki Beach from the water, and keep an eye out for marine wildlife. During whale migration season (December through April), your captain makes a stop so you can catch sight of these majestic mammals.When you reach Turtle Canyon, where Hawaiian green sea turtles are almost a guaranteed sight, put on your provided safety vest and snorkeling gear, and slip into Oahu’s azure waters via a safe stairway. You have about one hour to spend on a guided snorkel adventure if you’ve selected the morning tour, or an additional 30 minutes in the water on the midday tour. Afterward, you’re free to make use of the full restrooms and freshwater shower back on board the catamaran. Then take a seat inside the covered cabin for a build-your-own-sandwich buffet lunch (midday tour only), or relax in the ample outdoor space to snap photos of the Waikiki skyline with the Ko’olau mountains in the background. Sample lunch items include ham, turkey, cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, chips, cookies and snack mix. Your tour ends with return to the harbor.