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Waikiki Aquarium
Waikiki Aquarium

Waikiki Aquarium

Open daily 9am-4:30pm
2777 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 96815

The Basics

The Waikiki Aquarium, originally built in 1904, is the second oldest aquarium in the US. Explore more than a dozen exhibits, such as a living coral reef, while learning about the importance of education and conservation. Take part in activities such as a Reef Night where participants go on a guided reef tour at night or do a behind-the-scenes tour. Visit the aquarium independently or on a hop-on hop-off trolly or Segway tour.

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Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour
Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour
$71.63 per adult
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Shaxi diamond head, and the lovely Lisa
Wonderful trip to know Waikiki and a great hike to mountain diamonds crater. Amazing view, Lisa was amazing driver and guide, lovely and funny, and gave us a lot of information. The car was decorated, and we got all the photos and hundred of recommendation of what to see or where to eat on the island. Me and my family loved every minute of it.
Liat_L, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Oahu

star-4
Excellent tour guide
Herminia_F, Nov 2021
Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour
Liza is funny but knows her trade… she has knowledge to every corner of the place, she is on time and ask what she could be of help to make our vacation a memorable one !
star-5
Shaxi Tour Oahu
Jody_C, Nov 2021
Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour
Absolutely the best tour! Definitely recommend it! Lisa, I think was her name was so cute, knowledgeable of Oahu and shared so much with us! Also took us to great spot for a sweet bite, Leonard’s a secret only known to locals! And she was so amazing taking pics of us at EVERY stop along the way.. felt like a celebrity! And the icing on the cake, we rode around in the Shaxi car turning heads. Mahalo!!!
star-5
Make it your first tour!
Fayth_R, Nov 2021
Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour
Fantastic Shaxi tour! Lisa was incredibly informative and a very kind individual. Taking this tour at the beginning of our Hawaiian vacation has been the best idea. Lisa showed us the location of great restaurants, places to hangout and shop. Just a thorough tour!!
star-5
So much fun and informative!
Melinda_D, Oct 2021
Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour
Lisa was awesome! She was so knowledgeable and fun! Took us to several local places and gave great inside information about the island! She even took pics for us and sent us them and a huge list of places and restaurants to check out while there. The hike at diamond head was challenging, but worth the view! Highly recommend this tour..the shaxi was fun to ride around in with the beautiful weather. If you have health problems, I wouldn’t recommend the hike, it is very physically challenging!
star-5
Awesome, awesome
Brian_J, Apr 2021
After Dinner Tour along the Famous Waikiki Beach Strip
Awesome experience enjoyed the good and your. I would recommend to friends and family. My next trip!
star-4
Beautiful! Humu tour guide is a must!
Judy_C, Oct 2021
Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour
Everything. Especially Humu tour guide he was so insightful! True Hawaiian and passionate for both his job and Hawaii
star-5
Amazing service
Mireya_F, Aug 2021
Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour
I have to say Because it hardly had any reviews I thought it was a scam! But it’s not! Omg this was so worth it! You get picked up at your hotel. They do a mini tour in a cool car then they drop you for hiking then you get picked up for another mini tour! Lisa was awesome and knowledgeable! So worth it!
star-5
Awesome tour & hike!
Tabatha_G, Aug 2021
Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour
What a great tour! Michael was a great tour guide and the hike was awesome. We loved being in a smaller group and the Shaxi allowed us to be able to see everything! Highly recommend.
star-5
Excellent Choice!!!
Elnora_S, Aug 2021
Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour
It was exciting to learn the history and who contributed to making this island a great place to live and visit. I loved being able to stop and take pictures too.
star-5
Definitely recommend!!
Susan_J, Jul 2021
Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour
We had an awesome time, Lisa did a great job! She shared so much information about what we were seeing and it was interesting. She took list of pictures-so we’re actually all together in the pictures. We were with two tens and they enjoyed it too- perfect family adventure.
star-5
Super fun tour with Lisa!
Olga_R, Jul 2021
Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour
Fantastic tout of the highlights of Honolulu with a stop for hike of Diamond peak! Super fun ride, Lisa is full of energy and good vibes and also took our photos along the tour! Highly recommend. Small group gives it intimate feel and open air mini fun bus is a great alternative to big tour buses! The highlight was a stop at Leonard’s for some malasadas!
star-5
A different tour experience
Monica_E, Jul 2021
Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour
This is a great way to see Waikiki. Our guide Lisa, was very friendly and knowledgeable. I loved that this tour took place on a six person Polaris vehicle. Lisa not only showed us some of Waikiki's more popular landmarks but some of the little known landmarks, as well. Our guide also pointed out several local favorite restaurants and bakeries for us to try during our stay.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • This aquarium introduces you to Hawaii’s marine life without having to snorkel.

  • You can pick up gifts, souvenirs, and books at the aquarium gift shop.

  • The aquarium is wheelchair accessible and offers a discount for people with disabilities.

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How to Get There

Waikiki Aquarium’s central location and limited parking make driving to the aquarium a difficult prospect. Instead, take the bus (Route 14, 19, 20, or 22) or Waikiki Trolley’s Green Line. The aquarium is also within walking distance of many Waikiki attractions.

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When to Get There

You can visit the aquarium year-round, but some activities are only available in certain seasons. Check the aquarium’s website before visiting to see what is happening when you are in town.

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The Best Snorkeling in Waikiki

Set along a designated Marine Life Conservation District, Waikiki Aquarium is in front of a living coral reef and some of the best snorkeling spots in Waikiki. After learning to identify marine life in the aquarium, head to nearby Sans Souci Beach and Queens Beach. Both beaches offer sandy areas that make it easy to get into the water. Then, snorkel along a reef teeming with fish and other marine life.

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