Waikiki, known as the playland of the Pacific, has
so much to offer visitors that it’s impossible
to see and experience everything in a day or two.
The main attraction in Waikiki is the beach, where
the sun shines at least 300 days a year and the water
is warm all year round, making it ideal for a dip-even
on a Christmas Day when most of North America is covered
in snow. Weather-weary travelers come from all over
the world to plop down on the beautiful white sand
beach, letting the sun melt away their cares. There
are so many other things to be explored in Waikiki
besides the beach.
There are museums, shopping, bargain-hunting down
side streets, a trip to the Honolulu Zoo and a stroll
along the Ala Wai Canal to Kapiolani Park. A favorite
activity is hiking to the top of Diamond Head (the
trail begins inside the crater, where you can drive
and park your car. Military veterans will want to
visit the fascinating U.S. Army Museum at Fort DeRussy.
make sure that you see everything and don’t
miss out on any of the attractions, there are several
companies that arrange tours for you. The hotels also
have their own tours to serve you. You can select
from among the many according to your interest and
liking. There are air tours where you can tour in
helicopters or seaplanes; land tours that include
bus or coach tours, bicycle tours, horseback, walking,
hiking, or camping; water tours where you can choose
from day or dinner cruises, kayak tours, sailing,
shark or whale watching, scuba diving, snorkeling,
or water sports; or theme tours like the Polynesian
Cultural Center or the Sea Life Park. Guides, well
versed in the geography and history of Hawaii, accompany
you on the tours and answer any question that you
Some tour agencies that you might want to look into
The Waikiki Trolley
They take you on tours in authentic brass-trimmed
open-air trolleys. You can feel the cool Hawaii breeze,
and on those hot summer days, you can cool off and
still enjoy the sights on our air conditioned trolleys.
Fishbowl Tours offers adventure packages to all the
exciting places of Waikiki.
Aloha Island Tours
Aloha offers many different tours. Whether it’s
cruises, water and nature tours, sightseeing around
the island, or a visit to the Polynesian Cultural
Center… they have it all.
Hawaii Duck Tours
An absolute must-do when in Hawaii and one of the
best ways to see the sights of Honolulu, Pearl Harbor,
Waikiki, world famous Hanauma Bay, and so much more!
Experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of a ride
in a fully-restored, amphibious WWII DUKW or "Duck"
as they are dubbed. It's fun for the whole family!
A really educational adventure that all ages can enjoy.
Hawaii Activities offers a variety of tours - water
tours of dolphin encounters, eco-tours which include
nature tours and Honolulu’s hidden waterfalls,
helicopter tours, hiking excursions, historical tours,
as well as entertainment.
Tour America's island state from world renowned surfer
beaches to exciting Volcanoes National Park, and excellent
Historical Waikiki Tours on Segways … a unique
experience. Each person will be on his/her own Segway
HT and as you glide safely and comfortably along the
sidewalks and pathways of historic Waikiki, a trained
tour guide will answer your questions on anything
from "who was Kamehameha" to "how does
the Segway HT stay up"?
Underwater tours in state of the art air conditioned
submarines. The submarines descend to a depth of 100
feet, allowing passengers to observe colorful coral
reefs and a vibrant marine life eco-system complemented
with artificial reef structures and the sunken remains
of two ships and two aircraft.
These are just a few of the many that offer great
tours of Waikiki, and the list is highly personal.
You can check for other tours with your hotel. Whichever
tour you take, just try and cover all of Waikiki and
don’t miss out on any of the great experiences
that you might regret on returning home.