When touring Oahu’s historical sights, why not combine the history lessons with a little bit of fun? On this duck tour Hawaii, Honolulu Duck Tour, cruise past Iolani Palace on an open-air, amphibious duck boat, and you’ll also pass the famous statue of King Kamehameha. Since your car can also double as a boat, splash your vehicle down in the water for a cruise across Honolulu Harbor, and finish the 5.5 hour tour by exploring memorials at Pearl Harbor.
Visit the USS Arizona Memorial on this historic Duck Tour.
Your Honolulu Duck Tour begins in Waikiki in front of the Ilijkai Hotel, where you’ll board the open-air, amphibious vehicle for a cruise through Honolulu’s streets.
From the comfort of this former military vehicle, you’ll make your way past Hawaii’s largest shopping mall — Ala Moana Center — before passing the commercial fishing fleet that’s docked at Kewalo Basi. Soon, you’ll arrive at the front of Iolani Palace, where Hawaiian monarchs like Queen Liliuokalani once ruled the Kingdom of Hawaii. Today it’s America’s only royal palace, and was the site of the highly controversial overthrow that’s still contested to this day. As your expert guide explains the history, you’ll make your way to the nearby statue of King Kamehameha I, where you can walk around and take some photos with Hawaii’s most powerful monarch.
After passing the streets of Chinatown, you’ll splash in the water at Keehi Lagoon and cruise across Honolulu Harbor, where views of Sand Island, Waikiki, and Diamond Head stretch out before you.
Finally, upon reaching Pearl Harbor’s Visitor Center, staff from the park will direct you towards the historical attraction of your choice, whether it’s the Arizona Memorial, the USS Missouri, or the Pacific Aviation Museum (please choose option upon making booking.) Food is available for purchase on site, and after two hours exploring the sights at Pearl Harbor and tales of war and attack, the Honolulu Duck Tour concludes with a comfortable ride back to Waikiki.