Join Oahu Nature Tours on this exciting 11 hour journey of discovery. It will satisfy your senses and provide exceptional photo opportunities.
You can select from nine centrally located and convenient meeting points in Waikiki. But if you are not in a guest of those hotels, you can meet the group at other pick up locations. This can be either the Army Museum bus stop on Kalia Road or the ROSS Store on Seaside Avenue.
Stop at Diamond Head State Monument
The first stop of this tour is on the outside slopes of the world-famous 100,000-year-old icon of Hawaii – Diamond Head Crater. The tour will make a stop at the Amelia Earhart monument which overlooks the Pacific Ocean and Shangri-la.
Note: This tour does not include an entry inside the crater, but makes a photo-stop on the outer flanks of it. And if you want to hike the the top of the crater from inside, you have to join the Diamond Head hiking tour.
Visit Hanauma Bay
The adventure continues with the beautiful Hanauma Bay. Hanauma Bay is a pristine marine eco-system with colorful living coral reefs and beaming fish and marine life. It is the most famous diving and snorkeling spot in Hawaii.
The famous Halona Blowhole
Traveling along Oahu’s spectacular southeast coastline you will arrive at the famous Halona Blowhole and “From Here to Eternity” beach. Green Sea Turtles can often be spotted in the emerald green waters of the cove made famous by the only Oscar-winning movie made in Hawaii.
Panoramic views at Makapu’u Lookout
Your next stop is Makapu’u Lookout. There you will see the island’s most recent lava flows, and enjoy incredible panoramic views of offshore islands and azure ocean water.
Valley of the Temples and the colorful Byodo-in Temple
Driving North the tour will visit the Valley of the Temples and the colorful Byodo-in Temple. It is the photographer’s dream. The temple is a home to a 9 feet golden Buddha, unique to the entire world. The Buddha is thought to be the largest figure carved outside of Japan. It is an original work of art by the famous Japanese sculptor Masuzo Inui.
Chinaman’s Hat – a picturesque islet
Continuing on the relaxing windward coast we also visit scenic Chinaman’s Hat, a picturesque islet located in the warm, tropical waters of Kaneohe Bay.
Laie Point and the island with a hole in its center
Laie Point is our next stop. It’s a popular stop for people doing a tour around the island. Here you can see native Hawaiian coastal plants, birds and Kukuihoolua – the famous puka island with a hole in its center.
Fumi’s Shrimp Stand
We stop for lunch at Fumi’s Shrimp Stand on the North Shore where you will be served your choice of nine different sauteed shrimp plates with steaming rice and a delicious, shave-ice treat.
World famous Sunset Beach is next on your itinerary. This is the legendary big-wave surfing location where towering, giant waves arrive between November-April. Check out other Oahu beaches.
Waimea Valley and Waterfall
Waimea Vally is enchanting location. It showcases over 5,000 species of tropical flowering plants and ancient archaeological sites. It is also a host to one of the most scenic waterfalls on the island.
Historic Dole Plantation
Our last stop is the historic Dole Plantation. Here you will find many colorful varieties of pineapple species from all over the world. Furthermore you will have the chance to taste them. Especially if you are a pineapple fan. Here you can read more about the Dole plantation.
Throughout your journey of discovery around the island of Oahu your nature guide will provide a fascinating narration about Hawaii’s bird and plant species, geology, history and culture.