Diamond Head State Monument

Diamond Head State Monument: Our most recommended tours and activities

Waikiki: Sunset Party Boat Cruise (Live DJ with Dance-floor)

1. Waikiki: Sunset Party Boat Cruise (Live DJ with Dance-floor)

Board a modern boat at the Kewalo Basin Boat Harbor to begin your journey into the sunset. After a safety briefing and a group toast, you can explore the boat's two decks, wraparound seating, and Titanic-style front bow. Alcoholic drinks are available to purchase onboard and IDs will be checked prior to boarding. Take in the beauty of the iconic Diamond Head State Monument at the golden hour. Watch surfers glide along coastal waves and keep your eyes peeled for sightings of sea turtles, dolphins, and humpback whales. After the sun dips below the horizon, the boat lights up in a vibrant purple hue with twinkling lights overhead. A live DJ will entertain you with contemporary beats over the surround-sound speakers as you dance to the onboard light show. The unique Honolulu skyline will glitter for you in the warm twilight breeze. Finally, head back to the harbor where you will do one last group cheers with your new ohana.

Oahu: Oahu Ultimate Grand Circle Island Tour

2. Oahu: Oahu Ultimate Grand Circle Island Tour

Discover the best of the island Oahu on a guided day tour from Honolulu. Enjoy beautiful scenery and views from locations such as the Diamond Head State Monument, the Kahala Scenic Route, Makapu'u Point, and Turtle Beach. Learn about Hawaii's history and see waterfalls, cliffs, and rainforests.  After meeting in central Honolulu, depart to your first stop of the day, the Diamond Head State Monument. Stroll through the famous East Honolulu neighborhood and enjoy a breathtaking sunrise view over Maunalua Bay. Travel along the Kahala Scenic Route, known for its large concentration of expensive real estate and beachfront properties, which include some of the most expensive in the entire state. Visit the Halona Blowholetake "postcard-worthy" photos to show off to your friends. Continue to Makapu'u Point and capture stunning images of Rabbit Island's crater and cliffs. Experience firsthand why many famous movie were filmed at this location. Drive along Kauai's windward coast, from Waimanalo onward to Kualoa. Right before heading to Kualoa's Mac Nut Farm, stop for shave ice and ice cream. Try some free coffee samples, mac nuts, and take a picture in front of the Kamehameha Statue. Visit the appropriately named Turtle Beach on the North Shore and spot Green Hawaiian Sea Turtles. Enjoy some free time for swimming or sunbathing and this beautiful beach. Then, visit vintage farms and the surfer town of Hale'iwa as you learn about Hawaii's surfing culture and big wave competitions. Next, learn about Hawaiian pineapples at the Dole Plantation. Wander through the largest pineapple maze here, and you can find gifts for your loved ones. Finally, stop at the Green World Coffee Farm where you can enjoy samples of coffee and tea to sip while perusing the storefront. Afterward, relax on the journey back to Honolulu.

Honolulu: Private Catamaran Sunset Cruise with A Guide

3. Honolulu: Private Catamaran Sunset Cruise with A Guide

Discover Oahu with a guide on a private catamaran sunset cruise. Head to Diamond Head to spot marine wildlife and cruise past Waikiki. Jump into the turquoise waters to swim or snorkel with the gear provided or relax in the cabin with your own music playing via the onboard Bluetooth sound system. Depart from Kewalo Basin Harbor and make your way up the coastline to the iconic Diamond Head. Take your time and stop along the way if you spot any sea turtles, spinner dolphins, or whales (January to March). Marvel at these sea animals in their natural habitat. Move onward to take in striking views of the deep blue ocean and the lush south coast of the island. Once at the top of the route, discover a calm anchorage to relax at. Dive into the water to snorkel and swim or just dip your toes in the water as you soak in this relaxing end to the day. Best of all, make the most of your private charter by playing your own music on the catamaran's speakers and bring any drinks and food you would like to enjoy during your time at sea. Learn about the island's history and culture from your local guides as they share their knowledge, passion, and skill en route. Head back to the harbor as you watch the sun set in the sea.

Waikiki: Private Guided Sunset Sail BYOB

4. Waikiki: Private Guided Sunset Sail BYOB

Board a private boat and relax in the privacy of your friends or family on this guided sailing adventure. Relish an evening of scenic views while taking advantage of the sound system and cooler. Discover the shores of Oahu as you play your favorite music and enjoy your own food and drinks. Float along the iconic Waikiki coastline, away from the normal crowds at the beach. Admire a gorgeous view of the sunny island from the water, while seated in the shade, away from the direct sunlight. Navigate past the famous Diamond Head State Monument as your crew shares their local knowledge of both the land and sea. Experience the freedom of open-ocean blue-water sailing as you effortlessly coast over the waves powered by Hawaii’s trade winds. As you sail back to Kewalo Harbor, witness Oahu light up beautifully, just before the golden sun disappears below the waves.

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What people are saying about Diamond Head State Monument

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 67 reviews

My partner and I came, and from the start, it felt so welcoming they made sure we were all there and ready to party! The sunset was so worth it, and meeting new people drinking, and letting loose it was the best energy. I had so much fun the Dj was playing great music we danced and had so much fun. Melanie Rachel, Natalie, tiana captain Matt Were the best ! I can’t wait to come back !

The location was pretty easy to find. Everything was on time . All safety concerns were addressed. There were life vests on board. The crew was very helpful and entertaining . The weather was perfect. We had a wonderful time on the water. Will definitely recommend this cruise

Henry our guide was great, funny and very knowledgable! Tour was good value, lunch very good and a great way to see the island!

Fantastic time for the family. Swimming with turtles at sunset in the shadow of a rainbow. How did they do that? Magic!

It was an awesome experience, great music & just enough time & the fireworks were a bonus!