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Oahu

HEART OF WAIKIKI WALKING TOUR

Description

Arguably the most famous beach in Hawaii, Waikiki was once a playground for Hawaiian royalty. Once you step onto the beach you’ll see why; with turquoise shores and Diamond Head in the backdrop -- it’s a postcard perfect scene. Today, Waikiki is known for its bustling restaurants, diverse shopping and of course, beloved beach. On Shaka Guide’s Heart of Waikiki Walking Tour you’ll stroll through this vibrant neighborhood listening to stories along the way.

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

•⁠ Relax on Waikiki Beach
•⁠ Rent a board a try surfing
•⁠ Shop at Royal Hawaiian Center or International Marketplace
•⁠ Try some local eats like shave ice, garlic shrimp, plate lunch and spam musubi

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Recommended Start Time: Around 9:00 a.m. (before it gets too hot)
Tour Starting Point(s): Royal Hawaiian Center
Direction: South, ending at the Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Statue

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​Features

  • Beaches

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Snorkeling

  • Local Food

  • Storytelling

  • Cultural Sites

  • Parks

  • Gardens

  • Waterfalls/Lakes

  • Stargazing

  • Music

  • Fees & Reservations

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HEART OF WAIKIKI WALKING TOUR

Tour FAQ’s

Where does the Heart of Waikiki tour go?

Waikiki was once a playground for royalty. Now, this bustling neighborhood is one of the most famous spots in Hawaii. The tour starts at the Royal Hawaiian Center and ends past Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Statue.


Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour! 


  • Waikiki Beach 
  • International Marketplace 
  • Moana Surfrider 
  • Royal Hawaiian Hotel 
  • Princess Bernice Pauahi Statue 
  • Duke Kahanamoku Statue

For help planning your day check out our Heart of Waikiki Walking Tour suggested itinerary, the complete list of tour stops here, and tour highlights in the app! 

What should I budget for the Heart of Waikiki tour?

The budget truly depends on the activities you decide to do. That’s the beauty of touring Hawaii with Shaka Guide -- you have the freedom to explore on your terms! Here’s a cost breakdown of the major activities on the tour:

  • $4.99 per person: Shaka Guide’s Heart of Waikiki Walking Tour
  • $15.00-$25.00 per person: Lunch

Can I join the Heart of Waikiki tour along the route?

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from.  If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.

Can I take the Heart of Waikiki tour in the opposite direction?

No, this tour can only be done in one direction. 

Can I share the Heart of Waikiki tour across multiple devices?

No, everyone participating in the tour must make a purchase and download the tour separately. 

Other Questions? Contact Us!


Do you have other questions that we didn’t list here? 

Feel free to message us through the in-app chat box, Facebook Messenger, our emailor give us a call at 1-888-250-2261. We will be glad to help and answer your questions as soon as possible!


Mahalo,

Shaka Guide

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Kinda fun!

Charkie01 | July 2022
We did the circle of the island. The ap worked great. Nav was a little off only insofar as it could have give a little more warning about turns on a couple of occasions, but as long as you’re paying attention, you’ll get it. Best way I can think of to get acquainted with Hawaii. Loved it! Hot tip::: we left at 7:15am. We were 30 minutes early for the Japanese Temple to open at 8:30am, and more than 40 minutes early for the Polynesian Cultural center to open—just the market side. We arrived at Dole at 4:30 so we only had time for the train and some Dole whip. It’s every bit of a full day. I would have rather gone to the Waterfall in the morning so I wish they’d offer a reverse tour because that was the selling point
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Great trip around the Island

ThreeRiz | July 2022
I’ve been to Oahu many times but with the Shaka tour I learned so much and really enjoyed every minute of it. Great driving direction! Great tips along the way and perfect for first time visitors or even if you’re local. Mahalo!
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Perfect for finding hideaways

Huskielover1234 | July 2022
This app is super friendly and we loved how it points out little known areas we were able to see. I didnt want to book an all day bus tour and this was a fraction of the cost plus we could go at our own pace …. Highly recommended
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