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Hanauma Bay: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Waikiki Trolley Hop-on Hop-off 1, 4 or 7-Day All-Line Pass

    1. Waikiki Trolley Hop-on Hop-off 1, 4 or 7-Day All-Line Pass

    Experience Hawaii from Waikiki Trolley. Cruise the streets, see the cliffs of Oahu’s east shoreline from the top of a double-decker or take an air-conditioned minibus up the Pali Highway to the Nu’uanu Pali Lookout. The Waikiki Trolley also takes you to some of the best sightseeing and scenic spots around the southeast part of Oahu. Hike up Diamond Head via the Green Line, or have an unforgettable dolphin experience at Sea Life Park via the Blue Line. And with the Waikiki Trolley’s unique hop-on, hop-off system, the possibilities for planning your stay in Honolulu are limitless. The Waikiki Trolley is a fun way to discover the highlights of Honolulu. Choose which attractions to explore with five different routes and 43 stops that allow you to experience the unique history and beauty of Oahu. Schedules and timetables can be found on WaikikiTrolley.com Blue Line highlights: Scenic drive...

    The Waikiki Trolley is a great way to get around town and learn a little history from the drivers. Visited in late January 2020...would definitely use again if I return!

  • Oahu: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Experiences

    2. Oahu: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Experiences

    The Oahu Go City All-Inclusive Pass provides free admission to the island's top activities, attractions, and tours, offering the ultimate in convenience, savings, and flexibility. Choose between a 1- to 7-day pass at a low, pre-paid price. Save up to 55% compared to full retail admission prices. The more you do, the more you save. Go on a historic tour to Pearl Harbor, enjoy a day at Sea Life Park, take in a cultural experience at the Polynesian Cultural Center, or go snorkeling in Waikiki. When you buy a 3-, 4-, 5-, or 7-day card pass, you’ll also receive free admission to one premium activity. Included activities, attractions, and tours with the Oahu Savings Pass (for all pass durations):

    Cultural & Historic Sights

    • Polynesian Cultural Center • Battleship Missouri Memorial at Pearl Harbor • Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum at Pearl Harbor • USS Arizo...

    Don’t use the go Oahu pass at Pearl Harbor things. They aren’t very expensive to do the extra tours and getting in the park is actually free. Use your pass on things that would cost a lot to do, like the Polynesian Cultural Center. We mistakenly paid full price for that not realizing it was included, and saved it for Pearl Harbor and that was barely any cost.

  • Hidden Gems of Oahu Tour with North Shore Turtle Snorkeling

    3. Hidden Gems of Oahu Tour with North Shore Turtle Snorkeling

    Take a full-day tour to visit all of Oahu’s major landmarks and hidden spots. This tour includes a special stop to snorkel with the giant Hawaiian green sea turtles.

    Your local guide will talk to you about the history and culture of Hawaii while taking you to some of its lesser-known gems. Experience Hawaii as the locals know and love. Stops also include lots of the major sights such as Chinaman's Hat and Oahu's famous North Shore. Visit sites such as Diamond Head, Halona BlowHole, Makapuu Pt. Macadamia Nut Farm, ChinaMan’s Hat, North Shore Shrimp Trucks, North Shore Fruit Stand, Sunset Beach, Turtle Snorkeling, and Dole Pineapple Plantation. This tour will have you saying "Mahalo" like a local, as you absorb the local saltwater and dine on local cuisine offered by the authentic local food trucks.

    Had an overall pretty good time. Wasn’t impressed with the snorkeling. I was really looking forward to that. That was one main reason I scheduled this. It rained the day before and the waters were super cloudy. Couldn’t see anything and didn’t get to see any sea turtles. So if you’re wanting to snorkel with turtles I wouldn’t recommend this trip.

  • Honolulu: Oahu Sights and Bites Island Tour

    4. Honolulu: Oahu Sights and Bites Island Tour

    Discover the delicious cuisine and natural beauty of Oahu on a guided tour from Honolulu. Soak up the views and experience local flavors on a foodie sightseeing tour.

    Start your tour with pickup at selected hotels. Enjoy a scenic drive to the Diamond Head Lookout. Admire panoramic views and taste a fresh malasada (Portuguese donut) from Leonard’s Bakery.

    Continue along the coast to Hanauma Bay Viewpoint, to see the pristine white sands and clear blue waters of this protected cove. Visit the famous Halona Point blowhole, and keep an eye out for humpback whales and green sea turtles.

    Drive into the Koolau Mountains and take in breathtaking views from the Pali Lookout, the site of a fierce battle in 1795. Head to the Tropical Macadamia Nut Farm, to sample coffee, chocolate, and macadamia nuts.

    This is a great tour to see the island and get nice treats. There are amazing views along the way. In addition, there are tasty bites: dole ice cream, Fumi’s shrimp, shaved ice, different flavors of mac nuts and coffee.

  • Waikiki: Oahu 120-Mile Full-Day Circle Island Tour

    5. Waikiki: Oahu 120-Mile Full-Day Circle Island Tour

    The popular Circle Island tour takes you on a scenic 120-mile trip around the beautiful island of Oahu. Enjoy a scenic drive along the slopes of Diamond Head and catch a view of some of Oahu’s most impressive homes in the Kahala area. The tour continues along the coastline to the famous Halona Blowhole, Sandy Beach, and Makapu’u Point. Get out that camera to capture the view of Windward Oahu from the scenic Nu’uanu Pali Lookout (subject to availability). Take a tram ride at Waimea Valley and swim in a waterfall-fed pool (weather permitting). Visit the Byodo-In Temple in the Valley of the Temples in Kaneohe, set against the majestic Ko’olau Mountains (admission included). Take a moment to meditate and take in the beautiful temple grounds, including traditional Japanese gardens and a koi pond. See the world famous North Shore beaches of Sunset, Banzai Pipeline, and Waimea Bay, home to ...

    We had a smaller sized tour bus (due to COVID) which is actually preferable as it allowed us to have more conversations as a smaller group and made the experience more enjoyable. Our guide Kimo was very engaging, inviting questions, making jokes, and knew a lot about Hawaii.

  • From Waikiki: Private Custom Oahu Tour

    6. From Waikiki: Private Custom Oahu Tour

    This private tour is fully customizable and perfect for families, couples, and private groups. Contact the local partner and figure out which places you'd like to see or have the guide show you the best spots and stops on Oahu. Either way, lean back and relax in a private luxury vehicle. Tour options • Pearl Harbor Visitor Center - The guide shows you around the Pearl Harbor Museum • USS Arizona Memorial - Resting place of 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives during the attack • Turtle Beach Laniakea - High chance of Green Sea Turtles lounging on the beach • North Shore beaches and surf spots - See the big waves during surf season • Dole Plantation - Learn about Dole and the success of pineapple in Hawaii • Kualoa Ranch - Movie location for Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, Pearl Harbor, Jumanji 2, Hawaii Five-0, Godzilla, Elvis Blue Hawaii etc • Haleiwa Town Shopping - Stroll the streets o...

  • Oahu: Best of Hawaii Photography Tour from Waikiki

    7. Oahu: Best of Hawaii Photography Tour from Waikiki

    Take beautiful photographs of Hawaii on a photo tour from Waikiki. Capture the stunning colors of the island with the help of a professional photographer guide. Bring any camera you like on our tour and see the best of Hawaii on a photography tour Visit scenic locations to see the amazing blue waters of the ocean and skies of the east coast. Go to picturesque locations, such as the marine reserve of Hanauma Bay and the Halona Blowhole formed by molten lava tubes from volcanic eruptions that happened thousands of years ago. Visit Sandy Beach and the Makapu’u Point Lookout on Oahu's southeastern tip. Admire Waimanalo Beach and the Ko’olau Mountains, and capture the stunning views from the Nuʻuanu Pali Lookout. Make a stop at Kailua or Waimanalo for lunch. It's a great tour for anyone who wants to see beautiful locations and spend some time capturing them on their cameras as ever-lasting...

    Definitely a must do! Wish there was a part 2 to this trip. Big shoutout to the tour guides Malcolm and Cole, they know the prime spots and very genuine guys. Keep it up!

  • Waikiki: North Shore & Hanauma Bay East End Sightseeing Tour

    8. Waikiki: North Shore & Hanauma Bay East End Sightseeing Tour

    This tour is a fun, relaxing and affordable way to enjoy the best of Oahu. Begin your trek to the North Shore to see the famous Banzai Pipeline where pro-surfers spend their day riding the waves. Then head to Waimea Bay Beach Park and Waimea Falls (optional) to hike and see some gorgeous waterfalls.  For lunch, you will be served some of the best shrimp on the island. Grab a local plate lunch, relax, and enjoy yourself. The next step includes the Dole Plantation for a serving of tasty pineapple ice cream. To end the day, cruise south on the H3 Highway a.k.a. Jurassic Highway where you will enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet. Along the highway, you will see where great Hollywood productions such as Jurassic Park and Lost were filmed. · Waimea Valley Botanical Garden & Waterfall Hike is not available on Mondays · Waimea Valley Botanical Garden & Waterfall Hike is ...

    literally the best tour i've ever been on. so smooth, so prompt and so on time! our guide jimbo was very passionate about his job and we could definitely tell! loved his local insight about the island. love the little gems that he shared with us! he was very accommodating and made sure everyone made it back safe on the tour. 100% worth the money and so incredibly happy with this tour. would do it all over again!

  • Oahu: Highlights of Oahu Small Group Tour

    9. Oahu: Highlights of Oahu Small Group Tour

    Enjoy a pick up from your hotel early in the morning and pass the Duke Kahanamoku Statue in Waikiki. Learn more about where the sand on the beach comes from, and which movies were set in front of the scenic city. Hear stories about the formation of the island, its discovery, and see historic pictures. See the volcanic craters of Diamond Head and Koko Head. Pass Khala and head to the incredible Hanauma Bay. Look out for whales from the Makapu'u viewing platform and visit Halona Blowhole and Sandy Beach, one of the most dangerous beaches of Oahu. Discover where the movie "50 First Dates" starring Adam Sandler was shot. Stroll through a macadamia nut farm and see the small islet of Chinamans Hat. Drive by the filming locations of Jurassic Park and Jurassic World, as well as the location for the Spartan Race, the Polynesian Cultural Center and the Laie Hawaii Temple. Then, you will enjoy l...

    Cameron was fantastic! It just was me and my 10 year old on the tour and man it was great! First time on the island and it was definitely worth booking this. Took us to a great place to eat took a lot of pictures answered all of our questions. He was great with my daughter you would've never guessed that she's on the shy side by the way she felt comfortable with him. I'm also a commerical bus driver so I'm extra anal with how people drive but I totally felt safe with Cameron behind the wheel which is not something I usually feel. We were even bummed when the tour ended cuz we had such a great time! I wish Cameron could be our personal tour guide for all our world travels!!

  • Oahu: Exclusive Private Romantic Flight

    10. Oahu: Exclusive Private Romantic Flight

    Your private helicopter ride begins over the island’s South Shore for a chance to see the familiar Waikiki skyline and Diamond Head from a bird’s eye view.  Continue on to Hanauma Bay’s beautiful, sheltered waters, and the nearby cliffs and volcanic outcroppings. Rounding Makapu’u Point, follow the Windward Coast and its long stretches of white sand beaches and turquoise waters, leading to the three sharp peaks of Mt. Olomana, characteristic of its English translation, “divided hill.”  Halfway through the flight, you’ll descend gracefully into a stunning valley on the Windward Coast. Your 15-minute stay inside this private and lush oasis includes Wailua chocolates, a champagne toast, leis — all the making of lifelong memories, far away from the crowds at tourist attractions. Gaze across the verdant field, surrounded on all sides by misty mountains, rising towards the blue sky.  Hoppin...

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What people are saying about Hanauma Bay

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 465 reviews

This review is sooooo late/lonnggg overdew! I went to Hawaii/Waikiki for 1st time 6mths ago in March & did this tour. It was my fav excursion out of the 3 i'd booked w/a friend. Request "Cam" he is so dope & an phoenomenal tour guide! One of my fave parts were the food truck at North Shore & Dole Plantation! This is a MUST if your in Hawaii for your 1st time

We had a smaller sized tour bus (due to COVID) which is actually preferable as it allowed us to have more conversations as a smaller group and made the experience more enjoyable. Our guide Kimo was very engaging, inviting questions, making jokes, and knew a lot about Hawaii.

Amazing experience with the doors off! Beautiful scenery and you get to see a lot of the island. We got a little more than the 45 mins :) Cat, our guide was wonderful. If you’re afraid of heights and don’t like turbulence, I wouldn’t recommend.

Charlie was a great tour guide and made the tour so much fun! Saw many sights of beautiful Oahu and the snorkeling and Dole Plantation was great! Great tour with a little bit of everything!

Definitely a must do! Wish there was a part 2 to this trip. Big shoutout to the tour guides Malcolm and Cole, they know the prime spots and very genuine guys. Keep it up!