Our van driver picked us up on time at our hotel. Pete was a lot of fun and told us lots of stories on the way to the Cultural Centre. This was our 4th time to the Polynesian Cultural Centre and it was awesome as usual. Highly recommend it to everyone visiting Oahu
Wayne United States of ...
Great experience for us Hawaii first timers. This was a great way to start our Hawaii vacation. It gave us a lot of history and culture about Polynesia. I have to say this greatly increased my appreciation for Hawaii and changed my Hawaiian experience. My wife and I were only able to see the shows at each Island since the timing between each Island is defined on a strict schedule. Anything to change would be to have the Cultural Center open before 12 noon. And because of that reason, we did not have enough time to enjoy everything at the PCC. We also enjoyed the Luau followed by their show Ha which is also equally enjoyable. I do wish though there was some kind of program notes because I am not fluent in their language, so I had my own idea of the story. I would go here again to enjoy everything else they have to offer. Our driver was Speedy Pete. Great driver, knowledgeable and professional, stopped for a short break on the way for a picture opportunity at China Man's Hat. He didn't have to, but it was a nice little addition.
Excellent Tour! Learned a ton about the culture of the Polynesian Islands and thoroughly entertained. It was beautiful and although a very long day, it flew by. Highly recommend doing the entire day as well as the Luau dinner. Our tour guide was excellent and native to the culture. Her name was Elizabeth!
The only thing is when we signed up for this tour it said we could do it on Thanksgiving day. The Polynesian cultural center call right away and did re-book us for the next day. The only thing is to have your website show correctly for holidays.
Stephen J L Australia
This was a great tour, pickup instructions were clear, our guide gave us local information along the way. We were handed over to another guide at the Polynesian Cultural Center who was a delightful young man, he looked after us during the day to ensure we were informed about each village we visited. In each village we were entertained and appreciated the cultural information and experiences we were given. The day was a lot of fun. Some time to buy lunch etc. would have been appreciated but maybe it would be best to pack lunch so you can eat it along the way, unfortunately no break was allocated to visit the lunch outlets which meant most were ravenous by 5.30pm for the Luau. The Luau show during dinner was wonderful and the meal provided was very nice. The Show after dinner was spectacular, the dancing, singing and stage production was fantastic. We had excellent seating on the end of the fifth row but the seating from any position would have been excellent as it is like an amphitheatre. It was a bit of a rush getting out to our driver who had advised us to use the amenities at intermission, however I am sure most would have appreciated a little time at extra time at the end of the show.
We enjoyed the Polynesian Cultural Center very much. There was much to do and see, and not nearly enough time to have a comprehensive visit. We viewed all the cultures shows, the canoe pageant and had the luau and show after. We would actually recommend skipping the show, as most of the presentation dances were seen on the canoes and at each site during the day, although in an abbreviated version. The luau was very tasty and well run. The performers and guides along the way were mostly students at the BYU and were very friendly and pleasant, answering questions about their islands and cultures.
If you want to truly experience the south seas culture visit the center. You will enjoy learning the history and differences of all the islands.
great tour--learned much about the Hawaiian culture and history. enjoyed the meals and performance.
Excellent. This was one of the highights of our trip. Must see.
Had a great day here, it was very very hot! But an amazing thing to experience all the different polynesian cultures! It finished at 9pm and we were back at our hotel around 10pm so it was a long day and worth every $$!
This was perhaps the best tour ever! Worth every penny and worth spending the entire day. We've been to these islands and the cultural performances are authentic. You feel as if you are back on Samoa or Figi or whatever island you're visiting. It was such a great experience that we will probably go again on our next visit to Hawaii Oahu. If you get the opportunity to do this tour, do NOT pass it up! Can't we give it 10 stars? God bless you and all those who make the experience so real!
This was along day but well worth it. I would highly recommend it.
Lowell Cabangon Australia
This trip is one of the best we ever had. I will highly recommend it to friends and families.
Very informative and refreshingly fun. Be sure to arrive at opening, way too much to do in one day.
Great but you really need all day and part of the night to see it all
This was very cool. The demonstrations were excellent and the evening show was fantastic. The lua was the only part I struggled with. It was good, but you were so crowded in there. It would have been better if the tables were a little farther apart so you could get up and down more easily
We had a great time here. So many things to do and see. We played games and watched the water parade,learned a lot and the food was delicious. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful
Great day but I didn't have time to see everything. Staff were very friendly and helpful.
Great day at the Cultural Center. Gained a great deal of knowledge from the different Island cultures. Would definitely do this tour again.