Waikiki Tours

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Waikiki
Waikiki, where most Hawaii vacations get their start, is everything at once: white sandy beaches, swaying palms, high-rise accommodations, world-class shopping, top-notch and seaside dining, local culture, and excellent surfing. It’s no wonder this former playground for Hawaiian royalty continues to be an oasis for global visitors.

The Basics
Waikiki is Honolulu’s city within a city dedicated to fun and sun. Stroll down the main oceanfront thoroughfare, Kalakaua Avenue, and place a lei on the Duke Kahanamoku surfer statue; splash in the surfer’s namesake Kahanamoku Lagoon; shop in one of several open-air malls; grab lunch along the way for a picnic in Kapiolani Park; and see the sunset behind the profile of Diamond Head. 

Waikiki sightseeing tours by trolley or Segway are a great way to learn about the area and cover greater distances than you can on foot. For a different perspective, take to the water aboard a sunset dinner cruise, or get on the water in this watersports wonderland: Learn to surf, take a stand-up paddleboarding lesson, or try kayaking, parasailing, or scuba diving. Many Oahu tours, including circle-island tours and helicopter tours, depart Waikiki and allow visitors to see sights beyond Waikiki Beach.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Waikiki is a must-see for first-timers to Oahu, families, sunbathers, and more.
  • Oahu enjoys daytime temperatures that hover around 80°F (27°C) year-round. But come nightfall in spring and winter, it can get cool—bring an extra layer if you plan to be out past sunset.
  • Don’t forget a hat, sunscreen. and sunglasses. Though if you do, several ABC Stores—a Hawaii retail chain—offer replacements along Kalakaua Avenue.

How to Get There
Waikiki, a 3.4-square-mile (8.8-square-kilometer) neighborhood in southeast Honolulu, encompasses everything between Ala Wai Boulevard, Kapahulu Avenue, and the oceanfront. It is serviced by several local bus routes, including the 2, 8, 9, 13, and 22. By road, the area is within 30 minutes of most main Oahu attractions, including the 23 sites covered by the Waikiki Historic Trail, Pearl Harbor and the USS Missouri and Arizona memorials, Iolani Palace, the Nuuanu Pali Lookout, the popular snorkeling haunt of Hanauma Bay, and Sea Life Park Hawaii.
 
When to Get There
Waikiki’s peak season coincides with the United States’ spring, summer, and winter school holidays. If you plan to visit during these times, it pays to book tours and hotels well in advance. Several of the region’s best (and most unusual) festivals, such as the parades and cultural demonstrations of the Aloha Festival in September and the Waikiki Spam Jam in April, beckon in the off-season.

Waikiki in Winter
Balmy Waikiki provides a tropical respite to the mainland’s chilly winters, but in these months the rains are more frequent, the waves can be wilder, and temperatures still dip a bit—expect 77 to 82°F (25 to 28°C) as opposed to summer’s 82 to 89°F (28 to 32°C). Still, warm-weather seekers will be in good company: Between November and March, hordes of humpback whales migrate down from chilly Alaska to mate, splash, and put on a show for eager onlookers.
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Waikiki Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Honolulu

Discover Honolulu, Pearl Harbor and/or Waikiki on a 1-, 4- or 7-day hop-on hop-off tour and see all the top attractions at your own pace. Step aboard a double-decker bus or open-air trolley to pass the capital city’s best restaurants and shops, historic sites and renowned scenery. Choose from four different routes, marveling at Diamond Head on the Green Line or the beautiful Makapuʻu Point on the Blue Line. Upgrade to include all of the lines in your ticket.
  • Duration: 60 to 150 minutes
  • Duration: 60 to 150 minutes
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Surfing Lessons On Waikiki Beach

Nothing is more iconic to Hawaii than surfing at Waikiki Beach. This is arguably the place where surfing was born, and the spot where watermen like Duke Kahanamoku helped introduce surfing to the world. The reason why this south facing coast is so perfect for learning to surf, is the fact that the bottom is soft, sandy, and the water is relatively shallow. During this surf lesson in Waikiki, you'll also notice the way the waves have a steady and gentle roll, which makes them far less intimidating than other waves on Oahu. Add in a long, stable board and a professional local instructor, and before you know it you'll be surfing a wave like ancient Hawaiians of old.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Discover Scuba Diving from Waikiki

Want to scuba dive while in Hawaii but don’t have time to get certified? Try this guided, 5-hour ocean dive from Waikiki. It’s not a scuba certification course but it is a quick, easy introduction to the underwater world, under the supervision of a Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) member. Climb aboard a custom, 37-foot dive boat and experience Hawaii’s fascinating underwater world, complete with colorful coral reefs and an abundance of marine wildlife. All the necessary diving equipment plus snacks and fresh water are included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Waikiki and Diamond Head Segway Tour

Explore Diamond Head and the Waikiki area on this 2-hour guided Segway tour. Climb on to your own Segway Personal Transporter, a self-balancing, two-wheeled electric scooter that allows you to enjoy some of the Honolulu area's most important sites without all of the walking. Visit Diamond Head Lighthouse, Waikiki Beach, Kapiolani Park and the bustling streets of the Waikiki area. Listen as your guide provides engaging, informative commentary about the culture and history of the area.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Sunset on the Beach Segway Tour

Watch the sun set over an Oahu beach on a 1.5-hour Segway tour of Honolulu’s scenic harbor, beaches and parks. Learn to steer your Segway, follow your guide through the quiet streets and take in stunning views of Diamond Head and Waikiki. Cruise past Ala Wai Yacht Harbor to a coastal canal, then watch surfers ride the breakers as you explore Ala Moana Beach Park. Glide past banyan trees and coconut palms while the stars appear above the ocean, and experience a perfect Hawaiian sunset.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Two Tank Boat SCUBA Dive from Waikiki

When visiting Hawaii, try this guided, 5-hour, small-group ocean dive from Waikiki. Climb aboard a custom, 37-foot dive boat and experience Hawaii’s fascinating underwater world, complete with colorful coral reefs and an abundance of marine wildlife. All the necessary diving equipment plus snacks and fresh water are included. Evidence of dive certification is required from all visitors wishing to participate in a certified dive. Waikiki hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Waikiki Panorama Sail

Set sail for beautiful Waikiki, the beachfront neighborhood of Honolulu, on this guided, 90-minute tour along the south shore of the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Beginning from the Kewalo Harbor waterfront, head down to Ala Moana Beach Park to Waikiki and the volcanic tuff cone Diamond Head. Along the way, look for Hawaii’s famous green sea turtles and other marine wildlife. Snacks, two free bar beverages and unlimited non-alcoholic drinks are provided. Local hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Kepoikai Catamaran Charter

Cruise the waters off Waikiki on this private catamaran. During this 1-hour activity, invite up to 37 of your friends and family on board for a journey down the coast of Waikiki and around to Diamond Head. Bring your cameras for fantastic photo ops. Relax on board with your party for special occasions such as weddings, family reunions or birthdays. Multiple departure times offered throughout the day make this a flexible activity that's easy to fit into your schedule while on Oahu.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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