Tours in Hawaii

Our Favorite Tours in Hawaii

Hawaii is my idea of Paradise: beautiful islands, gorgeous resorts, and friendly people. From leisure time to organized activities, you can find almost everything in Hawaii.

But, to fully enjoy the experience and have a memorable vacation, you should plan out how to go around and explore the town.

There are multiple Hawaii tours available that will give you a completely different view of the place. In these tours, you’ll not just kick around the beautiful landscapes but will also get a chance to engage in some fun activities.

Here, you’ll find some of the best tours in Hawaii you can book to multiply your Hawaiian vacation. From dinner on a cruise to getting an aerial view of the island, you’ll find just the right options.

View The Hawaiian Shorelines Through Hawaii Boat Tours

When in Hawaii, take part in an unforgettable nautical journey, where the stunning scenery of Hawaii comes to life on the open seas.

How do you experience that? We highly recommend boat tours to have a clear and pristine view of the city from the waters up and close.

Hawaii Boat Tours

Whether you’re seeking a peaceful sunset sail or an exhilarating snorkeling experience, boat tours in Hawaii offer a perfect blend of relaxation and excitement.

You can immerse yourself in the beauty of Hawaii’s coastline, capturing every moment that’s postcard-worthy.

Dinner Cruises Tour From Ma’alaea Harbor

For an unforgettable dinner in the middle of the ocean, step aboard the luxurious Pride of Maui catamaran. You’ll not only enjoy a variety of delicious food but also a magical sunset cruise near the Molokini crater.

Don’t forget to indulge in an open bar where you can taste some amazing craft beer and blended drinks, accompanied by a delectable buffet featuring barbecued ribs, stir-fried vegetables, and more.

As the sun sets, treat your eyes with a live hula show. If you’re fortunate, you can even catch a glimpse of humpback whales during mating season.

This excursion will offer excellent value for the money—an experience filled with a perfect blend of scenic beauty, entertainment, and culinary delights.

Experience Authenticity On Luau Tours

This is my personal favorite, and I suggest you don’t miss this. The best thing I loved about this tour was its authenticity.

In this tour, you’ll come across the natives of Hawaiians and get a rich and informative experience. Attending a Hawaiian Luau will familiarize you with Hawaii’s rich culture and history.

You’ll be able to delve into an authentic Hawaiian feast followed by native entertainment and have a good relaxing time.

Luau Tours


I bet you’ll be stepping into a world of vibrant colors with the rhythmic sway of hula dancers, listening to unique music with Polynesian drums, and taking in the tantalizing aroma of traditional Hawaiian food.

You’ll experience an evening of enchantment as you’re welcomed with open arms to join the festivities. While you may visit most Luau locations in Waikiki, to visit the famous Polynesian Cultural Center, you’ll have to travel to the Northernmost point of the windward coast.

During the tour, you’ll witness a backdrop of a stunning sunset and the gentle rustle of palm trees, a celebration of Hawaii’s true essence.

Travel Around Oahu On Oahu Island Tours

In Hawaii, you cannot miss out on one of the best islands, Island Oahu. On this tour, you can pass through the captivating landscapes of Oahu sitting comfortably on the bus.

From the iconic Waikiki Beach to the lush greenery of the North Shore, each excursion promises a kaleidoscope of experiences. Want to learn more about the island? Hire guided tours through which you can make your tour more informative, adding to the immersive experience.

Oahu On Oahu Island Tours

But wait! The tour won’t just stop here. You’ll be taken to the famous Dole Plantation, where you can witness Oahu’s juicy pineapples being grown.

Whether you’re seeking adventure, history, or simply a day of relaxation on pristine beaches, Oahu Tours will offer an authentic taste of Hawaii’s diverse beauty and aloha spirit during your excursion.

Turtle Reef Snorkel And Boat Tour In Waikiki

The Turtle Reef Snorkel boat tour is something we highly recommend you do when you are in Waikiki. The tour is just going to be 2.5 hrs long, but trust me, you’ll want to do it again.

The trip will begin from the scenic Kewalo Basin Harbor aboard the Island Princess Catamaran. After reaching the destination, you can then grab your snorkeling kit and dive into the water.

Boat Tour In Waikiki

Snorkeling amidst the graceful Hawaiian green sea turtles and vibrant tropical fish at Turtle Canyon is nothing short of an enchanting experience.

The crystal-clear waters provided stunning views of Diamond Head and the Waikiki coastline, adding a touch of awe-inspiring natural beauty to the entire experience.

Experience The REAL Hawaii On Real Hawaii Circle Island Tour

This is definitely more than just an ordinary tour—it’s your gateway to the breathtaking beauty and vibrant culture of O’ahu.

To experience the real Hawaii on your first visit, you’ll need to sacrifice something, and that’s your time. In this 7-hour guided adventure, you’ll be taken around the island, showcasing stunning views and top attractions.

You can experience the diverse landscapes, from the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean to the lush green mountains.

The local guide accompanying you throughout the journey will share insights about Hawaii and the unique history that makes these islands special.

You’ll be taken around in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle as you visit the most popular spots around Oahu, creating memories on your vacation.

Surf The Waves At North Shore Tour

To be honest, it’s impossible to travel the entire Oahu island in just a day. Oahu sightseeing requires ample time to share its beauty with you. Visiting North Shore is one of those activities that you’d want to do with a relaxed mind and soul.

 North Shore Tour

Don’t forget to pack your surfing board and swimming costumes, as in this tour, you’ll be taken to North Shore’s popular beaches, where you can surf on the huge waves or just sit by the beach bathing under the sun.

Helicopter Tour Over Maui Molokai

Don’t just limit yourself to exploring Hawaii from the waters or the road. To give you a unique and unforgettable scene, hop into a helicopter and get a bird’s eye view of the place.

The guided tour will be 45 minutes long and will soar high above Maui’s and Molokai’s stunning landscapes.

Travel above the West Maui Mountains, where you can discover the hidden waterfalls and lush valleys. Take in the awe-inspiring sight of Molokai, home to the world’s tallest sea cliffs.

Helicopter Tour Over Maui Molokai

Throughout the trip, you will hear interesting details about the sights and Maui’s rich history from your pilot. The impressive and breathtaking view you get from the top is impossible to have from the ground.

Helicopter tours might be a bit heavy on your pockets, but the experience you get will be something that you’ll cherish all throughout your lifetime.

Have A Private Time At Queen Emma Summer Palace

Driving on the roads of Hawaii can be a dream for many. Also, what could be the best way to know more about the place by driving yourself? You can take in the breathtaking views around you at your own pace, without any interruption.

Situated in the verdant Nu’uanu Valley on O’ahu, the Queen Emma Summer Palace is an ideal venue if you are looking for some alone time with your family, friends, or even your partner. 

The Emmalani Hale, a separate building adjacent to the palace, offers space for more than 100 people for seated dining or entertainment. 

You can also rent the Prince Albert Terrace—an open terrace with a scenic view of a beautifully landscaped park. This area can be rented and can accommodate up to 80 people.

Spend a few hours or a few days at this place; it is best for having an enjoyable time. During your stay, you can also take part in several activities and events they offer.

You can use local transportation to visit this place or simply rent a car and drive to the destination on your own. 

Snorkel Tour At Molokini Crater

Want to be up close with the exotic aquatic creatures under the clear water? Then, make sure you book a snorkeling guided tour.

This exhilarating snorkel tour at the enchanting Molokini Crater is a marine sanctuary nestled off the coast of Maui. It beckons with its crystal-clear waters and teeming underwater life.

Molokini Crater

Upon reaching Molokini, don your snorkel gear and immerse yourself in the vibrant aquatic world beneath the surface.

The clarity of the water provides an immense captivating view of colorful coral reefs and a plethora of marine species, from playful fish to graceful sea turtles. 

The Molokini Crater snorkel tour provides a memorable adventure suitable for all. Just relax, feel the gentle sea breeze, and create lasting memories as you witness the wonders of Molokini’s underwater realm.

Hawaii Turtle Tour In Oahu

Yes, I know; I’ve already mentioned a Turtle tour above, but wouldn’t it be nice to encounter some more sea turtles?

But wait! This trip is not just about the sea turtles but also about touring the island in the least possible time.

If you don’t have enough time but still want to experience something different and memorable, sign up for a Hawaii Turtle Tour in Oahu.

This is nine hours long travel on a bus that covers some of Oahu’s must-see attractions. You can witness the famous Halona Blowhole, Mokolii, Dole Plantation, and Diamond Head Lookout.

You’ll also be taken to a beach where you can engage in snorkeling activities and swim alongside Hawaii’s famous green sea turtles.

Hawaii Turtle Tour In Oahu

On this tour, fellow travelers appreciated the guide, the driver’s friendly nature, and their knowledge about the place.

Even if you can’t spend a few weeks in Hawaii, this tour will definitely give you enough to share about your trip in just a short duration.

Dolphin Swim Tour At West Oahu

Turtles are a thing in Hawaii, we know! But there are many other aquatic creatures eagerly waiting for your visit.

Out of all, dolphins are said to be one of the friendliest aquatic creatures of all the islands. So, why not meet them?

I went on this exciting trip where many Hawaii visitors come year-round to see different kinds of wild dolphins. During winter, you can also witness big humpback whales in their homes in the ocean.

Dolphin Swim Tour

You’ll be getting snorkeling gear from the tour company, but bringing your own is always a good idea (of course, for hygiene purposes). You can even buy a new set to keep.

Get ready for a unique and unforgettable time with the sea animals! You can click amazing pictures of them, including colorful fish and, yet again, the turtles.

And do you know what the best part about this is? You can bring your own food and drinks as per your liking. Don’t forget to bring your own beverages (BYOB)!

Cocktail Cruise Tour At Kona Coast

Only tasting the delicious local food in Hawaii should not be your endgame! This cocktail cruise tour will surely complete your Hawaii trip as you delve into the unique and fancy cocktails.

If you are wondering where to leave your kids behind, you don’t have to. The cruise serves other drink and food options for kids that they will enjoy.

You can enjoy live music and tasty island-style snacks and grab some local drinks if you fancy. Oh, and don’t leave your camera behind—because a breathtaking Kona Sunset is guaranteed!

Manta Ray Private Snorkelling Tour

If you are on vacation with your family and don’t feel like mingling with other tourists, then this private tour is a must.

By booking this tour, you’ll get a chance to have an intimate encounter with the graceful creature Manta Ray.

Snorkelling Tour

On this trip, however, you need to be careful. This activity is not fit for non-swimmers, expecting mothers, or those with injuries.

It’s a 2-hour early evening trip, so you can wrap up your day activities and comfortably enjoy this tour. Anyone aged five and above can engage in this activity.

You’ll be getting all the snorkeling equipment, so you don’t have to worry about getting one with you.

Watch Whales On A Seasonal Tour

If you are traveling to Hawaii between mid-December and April, you cannot skip booking this exceptional once-in-a-season tour. It is one of the most loved elements of Hawaii tours, and why not?! You get to see these humpback whales only during this time.

The humpback whales migrate from Alaska during this time for a warmer experience in the Hawaiian waters.

Watch Whales

With a backdrop of a tropical sunset, the captain will guide you through this awe-inspiring experience, explaining the whales’ behaviors.

If you are lucky enough, you won’t just see a glimpse of these whales but also see them nursing their calves, breeding, and giving birth.

But you must be careful. Since the ride can be pretty rough, pregnant ladies or those with injuries

Know More About Waikiki On A Trolley Tour

Are you staying in Waikiki and want a cheap and easy way to explore the area and the east side of Oahu? The Waikiki Trolley is the answer! 

It’s an affordable and simple transportation option. You can scour Hawaii in a fun and exciting way by picking a route from the Waikiki Trolley Map.

The price of this tour depends on the individual as well as the days you are planning to travel in a trolley. If you have a kid with you, you can expect to pay less for the tickets.

The Waikiki Trolley offers different routes, known as “lines,” that cover Waikiki and Southeast Oahu, HI. You can choose from three options based on the kind of activity you’re interested in within Waikiki.

Waikiki Blue Line Trolley will take you to the famous natural sights such as Haunama Bay, Halona Blowhole, Diamond Head Crater, and Waikiki’s famous shorelines.

Opting for the Waikiki Red Line Trolley will be best if you want to visit the historic and art places in Waikiki and Honolulu. Your stops while traveling in this trolley will be the King Kamehameha Statue, Iolani Palace, USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor etc.

Trolley Tour

Waikiki Pink Line Trolley is best for those looking for shopping options. You’ll be taken to the best centers in Oahu and Waikiki, including Ala Moana Center and Hawaiian Village.

Explore The Famous Four Islands Of Hawaii Through Tauck’s Escorted Tour

Among all the other islands, Hawaii is renowned for its four stunning islands, and when you’re here, you’ve got to visit them. 

Islands Of Hawaii

You can consider booking Tauck’s classic four-island tour of Hawaii, which covers natural and historical sights and unique cultural experiences and gives you ample time to follow your own interests on Oahu, the Big Island of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui. 

The journey might be long, but every minute spent on it will be absolutely worth it!


What are some transportation options for exploring Oahu?

There are many transportation options if you are looking to explore Oahu. You can choose between a comfortable bus journey, traveling privately in a rented car or scooter, bookings seats on inter island flights and sailing along the cruise. Each transport option will allow you to pass through iconic locations to be up close to Oahu’s beauty.

What are some must-try tours in Hawaii?

According to our experience, some highly recommended tours are the Molokini Crater snorkel tour, Luau tours, and the Real Hawaii Circle Island Tour. Engaging in these tours will offer you a comprehensive exploration of the place.

Which tour is suitable for a more private experience?

If you want to have a more intimate setting during your Hawaii trip, some of the best private tours are the Manta Ray Private Snorkeling Tour, Queen Emma Summer Palace, and Ma’alaea Harbor Dinner Tour. All the sights offer a personal encounter with the natural beauty of Hawaii, ensuring a unique and exclusive experience in the country.

Say “Mahalo” To Hawaii!

Hawaii is truly a paradise with its beautiful islands and site, stunning hotels and attractions, and warm, welcoming people. Whether you prefer leisurely activities or organized tours, Hawaii has something for everyone.

These are some of the handpicked excursions we’ve enjoyed during our Hawaii trip. Every tour mentioned offers a different perspective, allowing you not only to appreciate the breathtaking landscapes but also to engage in exciting activities.

So, don’t wait – check out the best Hawaii tours and activities and plan your excursion itinerary to say “Mahalo” to this incredible destination!

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