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Visit the most popular island in Hawaii, Oahu, known for its lush green mountain ridges (featured in Jurassic Park), beautiful pristine beaches where the Beach Boys sang, and iconic historic sites like Pearl Harbor. See the natural wonders of the island while also learning about the unique history and culture of Hawaii.

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

Visit Pearl Harbor, the site of the Japanese attack during WWII. Pay your respects at the USS Arizona Memorial and learn about its tragic and heroic past. Spend a day hearing stories surrounding the Battleship Missouri, the USS Bowfin Submarine, and the Pacific Aviation Museum to learn the rich history behind one of Hawaii's most somber locations.

Diamond Head

Diamond Head

An icon of Oahu, Diamond Head began as a volcano. This popular site was also once an army base, but now is a moderate hike. Trek to the summit and take in the spectacular views of Waikiki. Guided tours are also available if you are yearning to know more of the history behind Diamond Head.

Waikiki Beach

Waikiki Beach

Nestled in the shade of Diamond Head rests Waikiki beach, Hawaii's most famous beach. Stroll past restaurants, shops, and colorful stands. Want to try out surfing? Take a lesson from the famous beach boys and hear the stories of Duke Kahanamoku, the father of surfing and a Hawaii legend. Not looking for thrills? Lounge on the warm white sand and enjoy the sun.

Polynesian Cultural Center

Polynesian Cultural Center

Hidden in northern Oahu, the Polynesian Cultural Center boasts a spectacular display of local and Polynesian culture and customs. Wander through villages and learn the traditions of Tonga, Tahiti, Samoa, Fiji, Hawaii, and Aotearoa, or settle down for a spectacular canoe show on the water. Get a taste of Polynesia at their famed luau, or indulge in local treats as you wander through the scenic grounds.

Kualoa Ranch

Kualoa Ranch

Welcome to Jurassic Park...and Jumanji, and more. Kualoa Ranch has been made famous on the silver screen, now see it for yourself. Go by horseback, ATV, boat, or foot and explore this 4000-acre nature preserve. Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, this stunning location has views and adventures that are sure to impress.

The North Shore

The North Shore

One of the world's most famous surf spots, Oahu's North Shore is home to a plethora of activities. Shop, surf, dine, hike -- the choice is yours. Looking for a once in a lifetime activity? Grab a snorkel mask and head out to sea to cage dive with Galapagos Sharks. Hang around until sunset for scenery that can't be beat.

Hanauma Bay

Hanauma Bay

Visit Hanauma Bay and see the gorgeous marine life that made this little cove famous. Tropical fish, octopus, eels and even turtles -- this bay boasts an incredible diversity of wildlife. Head there early to beat the crowds and be sure to bring cash. The number of daily visitors is limited and the bay is closed on Mondays.

Authentic Hawaiian luau

Authentic Hawaiian luau

A luau is a traditional Hawaiian party or feast that is accompanied by hula and fire dancing. Get immersed in Hawaiian culture and learn the story of Polynesia at a luau, perfect for honeymooners and families. Upgrade your experience to preferred seating to get the best views of the show.

Bishop Museum

Bishop Museum

Walk with Hawaiian royalty when you visit the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, the state's largest collection of Polynesian cultural artifacts and natural history specimens. Learn about the history of Hawaii and see the evolution of Hawaiian royalty.

Manoa Falls

Manoa Falls

Take a walk through a Hawaiian rainforest and head to Manoa Falls. This moderate hike through bamboo forest and retired sugar plantation canals leads you to a stunning 150-foot waterfall. Watch out for mud along the way, and be sure to bring cash if you need to park your car.

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Nice overview of Pearl Harbor & USS Arizona Memorial

Our driver from Royal Hawaiian Limos arrived right on time. We were his first pickup. After visiting a few hotels and the airport to pickup additional guests, we headed out to Pearl Harbor. The van was nice and the air conditioning was appreciated. After arriving at the National Monument, Jake briefed us on meeting times and places. We then all entered the Park together. Some of the guests (us included) had our tour headsets included and Jake gave out the vouchers for these. We then had a little over an hour to visit two museums on our own before meeting at the theater to view a movie about the attack. We then boarded the Navy ship which took us around the harbor and the memorial. The Arizona memorial was still under repair so we could not go onto the memorial. There was a sign saying it should be open again in May, 2019. We had 50 minutes afterward to explore. The included city tour on the way back to town was very good. Overall, a great tour!

Very satisfied - pickup on time - very friendly driver

Was very pleased - only problem we had was the van that we had had a very high step to get into it and we had three people that had a very hard time getting in. If he would have had a small step stool it would have been perfect. Took us on a city tour and slowed or stopped when we wanted to take pictures and was very informative. Would definitely book again with your company.

Our tour guide was wonderful! So kind and knowledgeable!

Due too rainy weather and overcast days, the water wasn’t as clear as we would’ve hoped but there were so many beautiful fish to see and our guide was very personable and knowledgeable. It was a great tour! I was glad that she fit us for flippers and gear before. It felt one on one even in a small group.

Oahu: Hanauma Bay Guided Snorkel Tour Reviewed by Brittney, 06/29/2019

A exhilarating and memorable experience!

We seriously had the best experience ever! Our tour guides were very accommodating and helpful when needed. They joked around and we had a blast! I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone that loves the adventure and the thrill of letting go!

Great experience with so many seen dolphins!

We had a great time. The crew was super nice and funny. We saw dolphins several times and two dozens of them at once. We have been in the water with them. Later on the tour we also snorkeled with turtels.