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Mt. Tantalus Tours and Tickets

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A not-so-well-kept local secret, Mt. Tantalus (Puʻuohiʻa) looms behind Honolulu offering stunning skyline panoramas. The nine-mile Round Top and Tantalus Drive loop snakes up its side with attractive pull-offs overlooking the city’s high rises, Punch Bowl Crater, iconic Diamond Head, the homes dotting Manoa Valley, as well as the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in the west.

The scenic drive to the top drive lingers in lush forests but is not for the faint of heart—steep and narrow passages are frequent and sheer drops loom around abundant curves. Trailheads for a handful of hikes begin along this route and lead into valleys often shrouded in mist and topped by Honolulu’s famous rainbows. At the summit, Pu'u Ualaka'a State Park has a small cement walkway with commanding views of all of southern Oahu. There’s also a grassy lawn popular with picnickers. Though the drive is equally spectacular when buildings cast shadows and city lights glow at night, the summit park closes at sundown.

Tantalus is the first in a series of peaks that form the imposing green wall of the Koolau range, which hugs the Windward coast. Near the mountain’s base on Makiki Heights Drive, the Spalding House museum and galleries features local and international artists and boasts similar views from its trellised café.

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Hawaiian Style Moped Rental for the Day

Hawaiian Style Moped Rental for the Day

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One of the best ways to get around Oahu is by moped, because of its easy maneuverability. Rent a moped for a day and enjoy the flexibility to explore the island as you wish. Zip around on the freeways to see top landmarks like Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, Sandy Beach, Kailua, and more.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.60
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$43.60
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Sunset Photo Tour of East Oahu
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Sunset Photo Tour of East Oahu

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Leave the crowds of tourists in Waikiki and get an amazing opportunity to capture the brilliant colors of the Hawaiian sunset. Your guide gives you the best tips to photograph windward Oahu's beauty – even those who only have a phone camera will take great pictures.  On your way to the sunset view, your guide takes you to Oahu’s most beautiful landmarks and places only the locals go for Hawaiian plate lunch.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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$90.00

Amazing Oahu Adventure Bundle: 6 Epic Self-Guided Audio Tours
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Amazing Oahu Adventure Bundle: 6 Epic Self-Guided Audio Tours

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Shaka Guide is an audio tour app that gives you the benefits of a guided tour with the freedom to explore on your own terms. This Oahu Tour Bundle comes with six socially-distanced self-guided audio tours: • Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour (6-8 hour tour) • East Oahu Shoreline Drive (6-8 hour tour) • Honolulu’s Backyard Rainforest Tour (3-5 hour tour) • Legendary North Shore Loop (6-8 hour tour) • Heart of Waikiki Walking Tour (1-2 hour tour) • Historic Downtown Honolulu Walking Tour (1-2 hour tour) The app uses GPS to navigate you to historic sites, popular attractions, famous beaches and scenic hikes with stories about the places you’re visiting and music along the way. All Shaka Guide Tours... • Never expire - take them multiple times or buy in advance • Work 100% offline - no data or wifi necessary • Let you take the tour when you want - download the tour and choose the day that works best for you *Please use the link in your confirmation email to download the app*
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  • 4 days
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$29.99
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Beautiful Colors of Hawaii Photo Tour
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Beautiful Colors of Hawaii Photo Tour

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Take postcard-worthy pictures of Hawaii on this half-day Oahu photography tour. Travel with a small group around the island and learn techniques from a professional photographer who serves as your guide. Capture popular sights with your camera, including Hanauma Bay, Halona Blowhole, the Nu‘uanu Pali lookout and more. Round-trip transport by minivan is included from Waikiki hotels.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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eBike Tour Honolulu Rainforest

eBike Tour Honolulu Rainforest

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Traveling on two wheels lets you go to places big vehicles can't reach and is one of the best ways to explore Hawaii. Honolulu's roads can get congested, though, which means it's all the better to head off the beaten path. This guided bike tour takes you to remote areas, through lush rainforest, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Best of all, riding an electric bike requires little effort.
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  • 3 hours
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$128.21
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Mini Circle Island Sightseeing Tour

Mini Circle Island Sightseeing Tour

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Explore the East and South sides of Oahu and see both landmarks and off-the-beaten-path spots that many visitors miss. This small-group tour fills you in on Hawaiian history and culture as you visit such locations as Waimanalo Beach, Tantalus Lookout Puu Ualakaa State Park and Koko Marina, which is known for its malasadas and shave ice.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.00
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Personalized Private Tour of O'ahu
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Personalized Private Tour of O'ahu

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See the Oahu you want to see with a private tour that can be personalized to match your interests. Plan your day around the attractions you want to visit or the activities you want to try out, and the private guide will take care of the details. You can even add on other tours or activities you book, if the timing works.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$599.00
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Half Day Oahu Combo Adventure: Bike, Sail and Snorkel
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Half Day Oahu Combo Adventure: Bike, Sail and Snorkel

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On this exciting Oahu combo tour, start the day with a downhill bike ride with epic views of the coastline, before boarding a comfortable catamaran for a two-hour snorkeling adventure.  On this Oahu biking and sailing tour, all the necessary equipment is provided along with professional guides, as is round trip transportation.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$170.67
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ETOHI: Exclusive Island Tour

ETOHI: Exclusive Island Tour

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Perfect for first-time visitors, this private tour lets you explore Oahu's most important attractions while traveling at your own pace. The itinerary is flexible, which means you can customize the tour to suit your interests: only go where you want to go and do what interests you, whether it's following a mountain trail to a panoramic ocean view or swimming off a sandy beach with the chance of seeing Hawaiian sea turtles.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$300.00
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Honolulu Instagram Photo Tour with Kaka'ako Street Art
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Honolulu Instagram Photo Tour with Kaka'ako Street Art

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Visit all of Honolulu’s most-photographed spots in just one day on this super Instagram-ready tour of the city. Your photographer guide drives you and a small group of just six other participants to must-see sights such as Eternity Beach and Lulumahu Falls for photoshoots that capture the best of the island—and your best side. Take home photos snapped by pros at the end of the tour.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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$90.00

Private South East Shore Half-Day Tour with Free Photo Session by a Photographer
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Private South East Shore Half-Day Tour with Free Photo Session by a Photographer

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There are plenty of guided tours to choose from on Oahu, but most big tours crowd passengers onto buses. This private tour is exclusively for your party and promises a personalized experience. Explore the southern coast of Oahu and discover secluded white sand beaches, lush green mountain peaks, lava formations and off-the-beaten-path gems that most visitors miss.
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  • 6 hours
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$199.48
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Your Private Mix Plate (Combination) Tours

Your Private Mix Plate (Combination) Tours

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This private tour of Oahu lets you completely customize your sightseeing experience to include hiking, swimming, shopping, and more. From Pearl Harbor to off-the-beaten-track vista points to family favorites like Dole Plantation, let your guide know what you want to see, and then arrive with the comfort and efficiency of private transportation.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
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$599.00
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Private South East Shore Tour with Sunset & Free Photo Session by a Photographer
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Private South East Shore Tour with Sunset & Free Photo Session by a Photographer

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Combine sightseeing and photography during this sunset excursion around the southern east coast of Oahu and see the area in a new light that most travelers miss. Benefit from the help of your guide to snap great photos of lush mountains, sandy beaches, and lava formations with the help of the tripod provided and take home more than memories from Hawaii.
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  • 8 hours
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$199.48
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$199.48
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Murals, Brewery & City Lights of Honolulu

Murals, Brewery & City Lights of Honolulu

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Discover a new side of Honolulu—and venture beyond the typical tourist trail—on this two-in-one street art and craft beer walking tour. Following early evening pickup from your hotel, set off with just a small group for company to the Kakaako district. After discovering the vibrant POW!WOW! murals, continue to different craft bars and breweries in the area, and finish with a stop-off at the Tantalus Lookout for exceptional city panoramas.
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  • 3 hours
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$149.00
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Your Private Community Tours
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Your Private Community Tours

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Give back to the community with a hands-on, authentic travel experience and save money in exchange on this private Oahu community service tour. Spend up to 90 minutes volunteering with activities like beach clean ups—the discounted rate is automatically applied to your chosen Pearl Harbor, North Shore, or Circle Island private tour, which is minimally modified to accommodate your volunteer experience.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$499.00
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Oahu: Honolulu's Backyard Rainforest Driving Tour

Oahu: Honolulu's Backyard Rainforest Driving Tour

Take a ride with Shaka Guide as we visit some of Honolulu's most iconic spots. We will explore the gorgeous and green Manoa valley before driving up and back from Tantalus mountain for some breathtaking city views
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$19.99
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$19.99
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Your Private Pearl Harbor Tours

Your Private Pearl Harbor Tours

Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour of Pearl Harbor in Honolulu. With a guide leading you through a carefully curated itinerary, you'll be sure not to miss a thing on this tour that includes tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial (if booking for early morning pickup times). Other activities and entrance fees are to be purchased by guests separately.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$599.00
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$599.00
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Honolulu City Lights Dinner Tour

Honolulu City Lights Dinner Tour

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A one-of-a-kind dinner tour with breathtaking views of the Honolulu city lights! Enjoy a 3-course fine dining meal with an exclusive menu at the Original Roy's Restaurant, complete with Roy's famous Short Ribs and decadent dessert. After dinner, head to higher altitudes for a serene view from Tantalus Lookout as the city of Honolulu lights up the sky in the evening.
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  • 4 hours
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$176.96
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Pearl Harbor and Honolulu Private Custom Tour

Pearl Harbor and Honolulu Private Custom Tour

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Private tour of Pearl Harbor and Honolulu, up to 8 hours. Covers the Honolulu area from Pearl Harbor to Makapu'u lookout. Optional stops other than Pearl Harbor include The Punchbowl Crater, a stop at Iolani Palace and the King Kamehameha Statue, Tantalus lookout, The Blow Hole, and Makapu'u Lookout, and requested stops, time permitting. Tickets to the Arizona Memorial are Free in person, or $1.50 to reserve online. They become available on their website exactly 2 months prior to the date, at 7am Hawaii time. They sell out quickly, but if you can't reserve them, you can usually get tickets for free at the counter. You can discuss what stops you would like to do with your driver.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
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$642.86
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3 Hour Sunrise Photo Tour
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3 Hour Sunrise Photo Tour

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This sunrise photo tour ensures you'll leave the big island of Hawaii with the best pictures of iconic tropical sunrises around. Meet your friendly guide an journey to some of the top spots to catch epic images of the sun creeping up over the Pacific Ocean. It's a not-to-be-missed experience that's sure to be a memorable part of an Hawaii adventure.
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  • 3 hours
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$50.00
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