We also rode the 'hop on, hop off' busses, but this panoramic city tour was better. The English language tour 'translation' via headphones was very interesting and comprehensive, and we were able to see parts of the city that weren't covered by other busses. The Harbor and Canal cruise was really nice as well, and our tour guide was very good. Well worth our sightseeing money. We also appreciated being able to adjust our tour departure time, which allowed us to take advantage of better weather.
What a fantastic tour! We initially signed up for the trip to pass some time, but it became so much more. Our guide--Dante--was amazing! He was (literally) a walking encyclopedia of island knowledge, from plants to history and ancient Hawaiian lore. We (Americans) were with a group of Australians, Canadians, and two from the Netherlands, and we all had a really fun time exploring around beautiful Oahu. Dante was SO helpful and friendly--the whole tour was well worth our time and $$$. Thanks!