Oahu’s eastern shoreline is one of the most scenic roadways in Hawaii. Traverse this unique corner of the island to discover hidden beaches, famous hikes, and volcanic landscapes thousands of years in the making.
Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!
• Hike Diamond Head Crater
• Snorkel at Hanauma Bay
• Hike Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail
• Visit Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden
• Grab lunch in Kailua Town
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Recommended Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Waikiki
Direction: Counterclockwise loop, ending where you began
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NOTE: Waves can get rough in winter (November-April), when in doubt ask a lifeguard.
In Hawaiian the word malama means “to take care” and the word aina means “land.” When you’re in Hawaii, we ask that you practice this and pick up your trash; respect the marine life, plants, and animals; and avoid spots that are unsafe. Hawaii’s natural resources are precious, it’s up to all of us to help preserve these resources for generations by respecting the land and culture when you visit.
Click here to learn about being a responsible traveler in Hawaii.
Reservations are now required to visit Hanauma Bay. You can make a reservation up to two days in advance here.
Diamond Head now charges both entrance ($5/person) and parking ($10/car) - fees are credit card only. Reservations are also required 14 days in advance.
Other Costs to Consider:
If you plan on doing everything on the tour, we recommend you set aside 10 to 12 hours.
Other things to plan for:
(Reservations are required for Diamond Head and Hanauma Bay - see the Budgeting, Fees & Reservations section to find where to book)
This tour starts and ends in Waikiki and travels around the eastern coast of Oahu exploring beaches, hikes and scenic spots along the way.
Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour!
For help planning your day check out our East Oahu Shoreline Drive suggested itinerary.
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.
No, this tour can only be done counterclockwise, beginning and ending in Waikiki.
Here’s our packing list for this tour. It may seem a little long, but remember, what you bring depends on the activities you choose to do for the day.
It's your vacation - what you see and do is up to you. You choose where to stop on the tour and how long to stay.
Every tour stop, story and song has been carefully curated so you can make the most of your vacation.
We use GPS to give you reliable, turn-by-turn navigation to our favorite spots. We’ve done the research so you don’t have to.
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