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Skip the Line: Polynesian Cultural Center Admission Ticket

Laie, United States
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket


Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the South Pacific on this Twilight Package at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Oahu. Incorporating music, dance, ukulele lessons, canoe rides and a special show from over 100 native performers, you’ll experience the traditions of each of the seven Polynesian cultures. Upgrade your ticket to include an evening show, hotel pickup and drop-off and more.
  • Polynesian Cultural Center General Admission Packages
  • Visit six villages to experience Hawaiian culture and history
  • Various upgrades including dinner show with the “Ali’i Luau” dinner package
  • Option to include transport from Waikiki hotels

What's Included

  • Bus pickup and drop off near hotel (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (if option not selected)
  • If you elect to self-drive to the Polynesian Cultural Center, parking is Free

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Polynesian Cultural Center or select Waikiki hotels

Return Details

  • Returns to original departure point, if option selected, at approximately 10:30pm

What To Expect

Located an hour from Waikiki, the Polynesian Cultural Center is one of Oahu’s top attractions, allowing visitors from all over the world to experience the rich traditions of Polynesia. You’ll have the chance to explore the seven cultures showcased, including Tahiti, Hawaii, Tonga, Samoa, New Zealand, the Marquesas and Fiji.

Watch the demonstrations or join in as customs from each culture are shared. Try your hand at ukulele lessons, spear throwing or fishing, and learn how to cook an authentic Samoan meal. Little ones will love getting tattooed or taking a canoe ride on a lagoon.

Upgrade your admission ticket and enjoy ‘Ha: Breath of Life’ a thrilling show from over 100 performers, blending ancient folklore and history with traditional music and dance, as well as knife dancers and fire walkers. Transportation available on select packages.

Polynesian Cultural Center

Hawaii's Polynesian Cultural Center, located an hour's scenic drive from Waikiki, is one of the top Oahu attractions. The six native villages give you the rare chance to participate in the daily adventures of Hawaiian and other South Pacific cultures. Add Hawaii's most authentic luau and the world's largest Polynesian night show, and you'll see why every trip to Hawaii should include a visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center. The six island villages showcase the Polynesian cultures of Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand, Tonga and Tahiti. Real Polynesians share knowledge about their traditional customs and you can watch the demonstrations or join in. Take a canoe ride on the lagoon and cook a meal in the Samoan village. Kids will love getting ink tattoos, spear throwing, ukulele lessons and fishing. No evening at the center would be complete without "Ha: Breath of Life", an ancient, yet universal tale. Over 100 native performers dressed in authentic attire will share their traditions and culture with you. See exciting fire walkers and knife dancers. this package does not include the "Ha breath of life" evening show.

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Gluten Free and other dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Guests should request assistance from dining staff upon their arrival for these alternate menu options.
Operated by Polynesian Cultural Center

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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An Invigorating Experience
Roy A, Oct 2019
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The shows were educational, entertaining, and just fun. (The weather was great the day we visited, and that helped.) One of the best things we did was to include the buffet at the end of the day. It was simply scrumptious.
Awesome shows!
Corazon_d, Aug 2019
It was wonderful to learn other cultures and their way of life. The PCC is doing a wonderful job preserving them as well as providing a college education to students!
I want more...
EveLchef, Jul 2019
The visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center, exceeded my expectations, leaving me wanting more. Everything was exquisite, fun, educational and relaxing. I only have one complaint, because they didn't let me take pictures or record at the night show. I have serious memory problems, so I usually record and photograph everything I like. And the lady who approached me to tell me that I couldn't portray, or record, was extremely rude, when I tried to explain why I wanted to record, she didn't let me talk and ended up with a "I'm going to call security to be taken out". Seriously? So, in this way treat a person with a disability?
Polynesian Culture Center
chad_q, Jul 2019
The shows were excellent. It was fun to learn, throw spears, and twirl the baton. Everyone was very welcoming. Just a great experience all the way around.
Friends recommended this tour and...
Barry W, Mar 2018
Friends recommended this tour and it was excellent! One day is not enough time to really experience the information offered here on all the cultures that came together to live in Hawaii. For example, we did not have time to see all the demonstrations of cooking, weaving, etc. The main shows for each nation were very informative as well as fun!
Great place and fabulous show...
Lynn L, Feb 2018
Great place and fabulous show!!!!! Well above any lua we have been to!! We visited the cultural center which was interesting well done with beautiful surroundings first. Then we went to the dinner and show. Save foom for the roasted pig it was delicious. The show was top notch, absolutely beautiful!!! A definate must see and do!!
This is a great way to immerse yourself...
Maxine S, Jan 2018
This is a great way to immerse yourself in the culture of the Polynesian Islands. You'll learn about their history, food, travel, belief systems, dances, music and society in general. You can explore on your own, or take a guide. There are shows at the different sites throughout the day: learn how to make coconut bread, dance the hula, make coconut oil, etc. Some of the show hosts are very funny, they are all engaging. We upgraded to the Hawaiian luau, which I would call a dinner theatre. The show was entertaining, but similar to some things we had seen throughout the day. There were a few opportunities for audience participation. The dinner portion was basically a buffet of Hawaiian food there are a LOT of people to feed. It wasn't really what I was expecting. Ha, Breath of Life is the major show in the evening and it was very well done. If you do nothing else, see this show. It was different than the day's activities and worthwhile seeing. It's a busy but well maintained facility.
Viator has no proper connection and...
Martti K, Jan 2018
Viator has no proper connection and responsibility for operators actions. It was very confused, that after booking, there were no way to ask from where and when the pick up was organised. No pre information, where pick- up locations was planned. Only ask the hotel, but no info, that bus will come to booked hotel. The operator did not answer until late previous evening. Feeling to unsure situation was very frustrating. The itinerary for trip was not correct enough. The dinner was not included. The booking information gave to understand. that was included. Viator have to concentrate more to satisfy customers and ask operators to make proper information to the tours
Villages and big show all great...
Clayton P, Dec 2017
Villages and big show all great - buffet wasn't very good
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Amazing place and learned a lot of the...
Sio C, Dec 2017
Amazing place and learned a lot of the Polynesian culture. Must go place.
I enjoyed the Polynesian Cultural...
Barbara B, Nov 2017
I enjoyed the Polynesian Cultural Center and if I was only in Oahu for short time or had never experienced a Polynesian Culture before then this tour is worthwhile. For people have experienced this or are in Oahu for a longer period of time then I would not recommend going. It is also cheaper to take The Bus number 55 or drive there and pay your own way to experience it - cheaper than going on the tour.
Really excellent tour. Upgraded to...
Kimberley R, Sep 2017
Really excellent tour. Upgraded to the ambassador option so we had a tour guide around the park, which was really good. So much to do and plenty of time to spend at the park. Loved it.
Great experience and very...
Kim P, Jul 2017
Great experience and very educational. Workers were students earning their college education and showed pride in sharing their polynesian cultures. Center was very clean and staff friendly. Highlight of our trip.
This was an excellent tour. The bus...
Anne K, Apr 2017
This was an excellent tour. The bus picked us up near our hotel and we arrived at the Polynesian Cultural Center just as it opened for the day. We were able to organize our day to see all of the featured presentations in each of the villages. The meal was also included and all of the food was great. There was time afterward to see the imax movie that was also part of the park admission and then we attended the Ha show which was spectacular. This tour is well worth the price and highly recommended when you are visiting Oahu.
If you haven't traveled to the...
RichardC_D, Feb 2017
If you haven't traveled to the islands of the South Pacific, PCC is the place to go. It accurately reflects life in Polynesia. To see everything you need to spend the day. We took the afternoon tour and show HA:Breath of Life and had hotel pickup and dropoff. You MUST see the show. It is truly magnificent. The only drawback to this tour option was that dinner was not included and PCC would not sell same over the phone. We were picked up at 2PM and returned at 11PM. So no food was a problem. We spoke to our bus driver and explained the problem. He guided us to Customer Service and asked what could be done. There are actually two dinner options: regular which features chicken and deluxe which serves roast beef and crab legs. Most people opt for the former which is cheaper. The representative said he always takes his family to the deluxe. Up charge was 50 each well worth it. Deluxe area was about half-full while regular was packed with line out the door. Food was excellent and plentiful.
We enjoyed this and would recommend...
Gary N, Feb 2017
We enjoyed this and would recommend it. We drove ourselves and I would probably take a bus if I did it again.
One and Done! The staff was...
Scott R, Jan 2017
One and Done! The staff was great! The education factor was pretty good. The facility was okay. The buffet food at lunch and dinner was not great! The show at night was great!
This is a wonderful experience in...
Florence A, Jan 2017
This is a wonderful experience in all Polynesian Cultures. They interaction between the staff and visitors is perfect. The evening show Ha or Breath of Life is fantastic. We had a great time. We did the Island Style Buffet and this was only mediocre. Next time we would upgrade to the better Luau.
We loved it, we had to go back the...
PhilipA_C, Dec 2016
We loved it, we had to go back the next day as we wanted to see and experience everything! An amazing place, everybody was so helpful and friendly too. We just wished the weather was better, it rained the whole time we were there, but we bought three rain ponchos and carried on I think it would be great if unberellas were loaned at the entrance and handed back in as you exit
Unbelievable !!! Wow, what a great...
Robert H, Nov 2016
Unbelievable !!! Wow, what a great time we had on our honeymoon. Will surely revisit the Polynesian Cultural Center on our next visit to Oahu. Great Value !


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