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Mokoliʻi, United States

Mokoliʻi, United States: Our most recommended tours and activities

Oahu: Helicopter Tour with Doors On or Off

1. Oahu: Helicopter Tour with Doors On or Off

Take a scenic helicopter flight over Oahu and marvel at the island's highlights from the air. Choose between a shared or private tour option to best suit you. See Waikiki Beach, Makapu’u Lighthouse, the Chinaman's Hat, and much more. Begin the helicopter adventure with a flight over Honolulu Harbor. See the Aloha Tower, which has been welcoming ships into the harbor for nearly a century. As you soar down the coast, go past the Waikiki beaches, looping around Diamond Head. Shortly, witness Maunalua Bay open in front of your eyes, revealing the island's world-renowned reefs. Be greeted by Makapu’u Lighthouse after the rocky cliffs before you travel up Windward Coast. Pass Lanikai Beach and then see the appropriately named Chinaman’s Hat, the island’s iconic monument. But it’s not all beach and coastline on your tour. Get a chance to experience the lush tropical landscapes of the Ka’a’awa Valley and see the beautiful Sacred Falls. On your homeward journey, catch sight of the Dole Pineapple Plantation. Get an emotional flyover of Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial. The top sights include Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, Makapu’u Lighthouse, Lanikai Beach, Chinaman’s Hat, Ka’a’awa Valley, Sacred Falls, and Dole Pineapple Plantation.

Oahu: Multi-Stop Island Highlights Tour

2. Oahu: Multi-Stop Island Highlights Tour

Spend the day exploring Oahu’s most scenic sights, unique culture, and rich history. Travel from Diamond Head Crater along the southern coast to the famous surfing beaches of the North Shore. Get a complete overview of all the scenic points from your tour driver. Some of the featured sites include (an asterisk denotes a stop): • Diamond Head: A volcanic tuff cone considered one of Hawaii’s most recognized landmarks • Kahala Estates: A mansion-lined spot known as Hawaii’s Gold Coast • Hālona Blowhole Lookout*: A lookout featuring a volcanic lava tube that propels water up to the sky • Waimānalo Town: A town known for its local flavor and numerous plant nurseries • Nu‘uanu Pali Lookout*: A lookout that offers panoramic views of the coastline to the sheer mountains veiled by the clouds • Byodo-In Temple*: A temple that commemorates the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii • Chinaman’s Hat: The basalt islet in Kaneohe Bay that’s shaped curiously like a hat. According to Hawaiian mythology, the island is formed from the remains of a giant lizard or dragon’s tail tossed into the ocean • Kualoa Ranch*: A private nature reserve owned by eighth-generation descendants of Dr. Gerritt P. Judd. On 4,000 acres, it is one of the most sacred places on the island with a goal to protect and enhance the natural beauty of the land • Laie Hawaii Temple: A temple featuring lush tropical gardens of Hawaiian foliage and flowers, cascading water features, and more • North Shore: A surfing mecca that attracts surfers from around the world for the massive winter waves and the seven miles of picturesque beaches • Dole Plantation*: A pineapple plantation offering many pineapple varieties and an opportunity to try the dole whip

Oahu Circle Island Tour - Best Spots & Beaches

3. Oahu Circle Island Tour - Best Spots & Beaches

Enjoy a semi-private tour with a maximum of 5 guests in a mini-van, enjoy a funny and knowledgeable tour guide, learn about the Hawaiian history and stop at secret spots where none of the big tours can stop? This is the best tour on Oahu for you! This day trip around the beautiful island of Oahu is interesting, funny and will give you insights that you will not get anywhere else! You will see more than 30 hot spots on Oahu. The private tours are held in English or German. You will learn interesting facts about the history of Hawaii, the life on the islands and you hear facts no travel book has. Here are some of the famous tour stops and spots you will see: • Duke Kahanamoku Statue (drive-by) • World War I Memorial • Diamond Head Beach Lookout • Hanauma Bay (drive-by) • Whale watching at Makapu'u Lookout (during season) • Macadamia Nut Farm • Chinamans Hat (drive-by) • Shrimp Farm (drive-by) • North Shore Beaches • Haleiwa Town (drive-by) • Dole Plantation (drive-by)

From Honolulu: North Shore Horseback Adventure with Transfer

4. From Honolulu: North Shore Horseback Adventure with Transfer

Explore the gorgeous North Shore of Oahu by horse and enjoy an amazing opportunity to truly connect with the natural landscape. Join a guided journey departing directly from your Honolulu hotel and marvel at your surroundings with a scenic drive and horseback ride. Start your day with a lovely drive while hearing the history of the island. Cross the Nu’uanu Pali Highway to the windward coastline. See the picturesque Ko’olau Mountain Range and Chinaman's Hat Island from afar as you head to the famous North Shore. Ride a horse up scenic mountain trails, through open pastures and a serene rainforest. Admire the incredible views before stopping to enjoy a delicious picnic lunch at the beautiful North Shore ranch. On the way back to Honolulu visit the historic Haleiwa Town, home to Hawaii’s famous treat, shave ice. Observe the coffee and pineapple farms of Central Oahu and finish off your experience having acquired a deeper knowledge of the Hawaiian culture and lifestyle.

Oahu: Mokoliʻi Kayak Rental and Self-Guided Hike

5. Oahu: Mokoliʻi Kayak Rental and Self-Guided Hike

Discover Oahu's eastern shores on a self-guided kayak and hike tour to Chinaman's Hat, more formally known as Mokoli'i. Feel the Hawaiian waves lap against your kayak as you make your way to the island. Then, hop off and hike around the islet for stunning views of Oahu and the vast ocean. As you kayak out to Mokoli'i, marvel at the stunning view of the Ko’olau Mountain Range and Kaneohe Bay on the East side of Oahu. Make sure to also marvel at the sparkling blue ocean surrounding you, keeping an eye out for nautical wildlife en route. Paddle up to 30 minutes to Chinaman’s Hat, then choose to hike around the islet or up to one of the defined trails. Be sure to stay on the trail and pick up any litter to maintain the island's pristine nature. The island is also a bird sanctuary and has heaps of fluffy baby chicks in the springtime. Paddle back in your own time, taking in the majestic mountain views of one of Hawai'i's most iconic islands.

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What people are saying about Mokoliʻi, United States

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 125 reviews

The guide was the best part about the trip. “Cousin” Coco was very informative and knowledgeable, had a great sense of humor, added a few personal details, was patient with questions and timing, explained everything thoroughly and in detail, but was not boring at all, and he was a very good driver - slowing down to point out and tell us about points that we’re not stops for us that we may want to revisit on our own like certain beaches, food truck stops, and where certain famous people lived. Some of the chosen stops were touristy, but places that one would want to see and know about anyway. When you think about how many hours that we were out and how many miles we covered, you’d think it was too much, but it was perfectly planned and left me wanting for another tour. I’ll definitely look for another tour with Robert’s again. I truly enjoyed it.

This is an incredible tour, so much to see, never a dull moment and a great oversight of Oahu. Our guide Felix was amazing, while waiting for everyone to join back on the bus he would serenade the guests with his Ukulele, this made what was already a great trip even more special. The Dole plantation was busy, but Felix told us where to go to be able to see and get what we wanted. Stops were frequent, and worthwhile, including the Kualoa Ranch was cool, and across the road was the Chinaman's hat. And the temple was spectacular. If you want to see a bit of everything, experiencing so much, then this is the trip for you, highly recommended.

We had our tour with David. It's great, has a story to tell about almost every place we passed throughout the ride. I've learned a lot. So far the best tour of many we have done. Highly recommended!

If you are short on time this is a good way to get a broad overview of Oahu in one day.

Awesome!!! Not windy at all, not cold up there. Great experience!