Hawaii

HEART OF WAIKIKI WALKING TOUR

DurationDuration 1-2 hrs
DirectionTour Directions 1
tour Narration Points 13
$4.99

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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Preview Audio

Start & Princess Pauahi Bishop
Royal Hawaiian Hotel
Surfing History & Beach Boys
KING KALAKAUA

Tour Route

Important Travel Info

Safety & Etiquitte
Budgeting, Fees & Reservations
Time & Schedule
Suggested Packing List

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 aina when you visit.

Click here to learn more about being a responsible traveler in Hawaii.

No costs for this tour! Just the $5 for the tour.

Go have fun!

This tour takes only a couple of hours, so go and have fun!

  • Important: Headphones
  • Sneakers/comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Towel (if you want to swim at Waikiki Beach)
  • Bathing suit (if you want to swim at Waikiki Beach)
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sun glasses and/or Hat
  • Camera

Tour FAQs

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! 

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

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 in one direction. 

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


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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