Sightseeing tours are so "worth-it" on Oahu. It's just great having someone pick you up at your hotel for a tour of the island rather than having to deal with the traffic yourself.
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|Enoa Land Tours - Sightseeing tours, Arizona Memorial, Battleship Missouri and other highlights|
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Oahu Tours - Oahu Island Tours and listings of numerous other Oahu Sightseeing Tours
Oahu tours, particularly Oahu island tours, are the perfect way to see Oahu's beautiful scenery and learn about its varied cultures.
There is more sightseeing on Oahu than you can probably imagine. Not only are there so many places to sightsee but there is so much to learn about and so many historical events have happened on Oahu. All together you could spend all of the days of your vacation visiting all the various points of interest and still would not have had the opportunity to sightsee all of Oahu.
One really great thing about Oahu is that you don't really need a car here because almost all of the Oahu tours that take you sightseeing will pick you up at your Waikiki hotel or condo. To give you a sense of what you might be able to see here is a list of some of your possible Oahu sightseeing tour choices:
- You can take an Oahu sightseeing tour to Pearl Harbor and to the Battleship Missouri.
- You can take an Oahu tour completely around the island.
- You can do a half day circle Oahu island tour
- Sightseeing tours on Oahu to the Polynesian Cultural Center are quite popular.
- You can visit the pineapples fields in conjunction with the North Shore.
- You can take a waterfall and hiking Oahu tour.
- How about an Oahu sightseeing tour to a North Shore farm.
- You can take an off-road movie-set Oahu sightseeing tour to a place where many block-buster movie pictures were filmed
- You can take a full day Oahu sightseeing tour to visit the beaches that are famous for the giant surf Oahu is known for.
- You can take any one of a number of Oahu sightseeing and hiking tours to many parts of the island.
A common mistake many visitors make is thinking that the majority of Oahu tours and activities are only in the city or off the beach. They don't think about nature or sightseeing tours on Oahu. The vast majority of Oahu is beautiful countryside and the sightseeing includes remote hiking, bird watching tours, eco tours, garden tours, waterfalls, jungles and various ancient historical locations.
Many Oahu sightseeing tours and Oahu island tours are taken via large bus or van but keep in mind that there are many small companies that cater to very small and individualized groups. Be sure not to check into smaller Oahu sightseeing tours or nature tours when booking your Oahu tours!
Tom's Tips - Oahu Tours
- Oahu is really the perfect size for taking the complete circle Oahu island tour and you'll really learn a lot.
- Pearl Harbor tours in conjunction with the Arizona Memorial are an absolute must in terms of Oahu sightseeing. If you have time you should also see the Battleship Missouri while you are there.
- The Polynesian Cultural Center is a special place to be whether you drive out on your own or take an Oahu sightseeing tour to visit it.
Discover Hidden Hawaii's Sightseeing Tours have earned a reputation of customer service and excellence on Oahu and throughout all of the Hawaiian Islands. They feature day tours on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii and One Day packages with air between many of the islands. Discover Hidden Hawaii's large fleet includes full size motor-coaches, 25-seat deluxe mini-coaches, 14-seat executive vans, luxury sedans and limousines. On Oahu their tour selection is extensive. They offer tours of Pearl Harbor including the Arizona Memorial and the "Mighty Mo" or as you may know it, the USS Missouri Battleship. They also have tours that include a tour of Pearl Harbor in conjunction with Oahu's famous North Shore, complete circle island tours which include Pearl Harbor, more extensive circle island tours, in depth tours exclusively of the North Shore of Oahu, tours that combine Pearl Harbor, the Dole Pineapple Plantation with Pearl Harbor and the Polynesian Cultural Center, tours that visit the North Shore but which spend more extensive time at the Polynesian Cultural Center, tours that include the luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center and tours that will take you to visit Diamond Head and Oahu's South Shore. Of all the tours offered on Oahu by Discover Hidden Hawaii it probably comes as no surprise that the most popular one is their tour of Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor has always been a popular location for tours to Oahu but never so much as after September 11, 2001 which has ignited as sense of patriotism throughout America. On his tour you will see in the large theater at Pearl Harbor actual footage of the attack on Pearl Harbor and then board a vessel to go out to the Arizona Memorial which was built directly over the submerged wreckage of the USS Arizona which sunk so quickly during the surprise attack that it entombed hundreds of US navy servicemen inside. You'll also have an opportunity to see the U.S. Pacific Fleet Headquarters and the Arizona Memorial WWll museum. One of the most interesting and informative portions of the tour will be your visit to the USS Missouri Battleship which is moored in Pearl Harbor. Here you'll be able to stand on the very decks where the documents were signed that ended World War ll. The Pacific Aviation Museum will be your next stop with plenty of exhibits dealing with all aspects of aviation at the time of the war. All through this whole touring process informative guides from Discover Hidden Hawaii tours will be with you to guide you through its many facets.
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Enoa Tours specializes in offering personalized sightseeing tours covering the Island of Oahu. Enoa Tours has been operational for over thirty years and is one of the standard bearers of quality and excellence in the industry. Not only do they provide a wide assortment of various tour options but they provide them at affordable prices. All tour drivers are certified in Hawaiiana by the State of Hawaii and Enoa Tours continually lives up to its expressed intention to make its tours a fun and enjoyable experience for your whole family. The extensive array of tours offered on Oahu by Enoa Tours includes a circle island tour, a circle island tour that includes a visit to the Kualoa ranch, a circle island tour that also includes a tour to Pearl Harbor, an Arizona Memorial tour that also includes a circle island tour along with a visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center, a shortened circle island tour which visits the southern coastlines of the island, an extensive Pearl Harbor and Battleship Missouri tour and one that simply visits the Arizona Memorial, a Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City tour, a tour to the north shore which also visits the Dole Pineapple plantation, an unusual Waikele Outlet Shopping Tour, a tour that combines a small amount of hiking and snorkeling as well on a waterfall excursion which also stops at famous Hanauma Bay, a special North Shore farm tour and a special holiday tour during December that drives you around to see the Christmas lights on Honolulu on a jolly trolley tour. Another tour that is very popular is the circle island tour which encompasses more territory than any of the other tours. This tours travels one-hundred and twenty miles in its entirety and picks you up and delivers you back to your hotel in Waikiki. On this tour you will visit Oahu's famous north shore beaches which are famous for some of the largest surf in the world. You will also visit the Dole Pineapple Hut and the Waimea Audubon Center where you will receive a special personalized guided walking tour.
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Come and experience one of the most sensational Circle Island Tours with Activities, as you go on a thrilling adventure discovering this amazing tropical island. Expertly trained drivers will pick you up at designated hotel stops, then take you to the most amazing places on the island for picture taking, shopping, and activities such as swimming and snorkeling at the Turtle Bay Resort. You guide will share stories, songs, and see the splendor of the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles or as locals call them - Honu - at the turtle beach.
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North Shore EcoTours depart from the North Shore of Oahu at Haleiwa Town in Pinzgauer ATV Trucks that are open-air and lots of fun. Their Hawaiian Guides will give you cultural insight and authentic experiences of old Hawaii. Tours are in small groups of up to 8, they specialize in hiking and land tours showing Oahu guests exclusive trails and roads on private property.
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Do you believe in ghosts? You just might after experiencing one of the four tour packages offered by Oahu Ghost Tours. Ghost stories have always been a part of the Hawaiian lore and legends which have been passed down from generation to generation make up an important part of Oahu history. Oahu Ghost Tours serves up some of Oahu's most haunted locations and allows you to come to your own conclusions. Your guides are some of the very best in the spiritual world and are also great story tellers. These evenings are great fun but prepare to be "scared" as these tours will give you what the Hawaiians refer to as "chicken skin". You will have four different choices of tours to take: Honolulu City Haunts which takes you to various haunted spots in Honolulu, Orb of Oahu which takes you on a horrifying evening tour , Sacred Spirits which is a daytime tour that takes you to some of the most sacred spot on Oahu and the Friday the Thirteenth Driving Tour which is guaranteed to "creep you out" as they take you to visit locations where horrifying events have taken place in years past.
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Oahu has hundreds of wonderful hiking trails and the company that probably takes you on more of them than any other is Oahu Nature Tours. Most of these tours involve some degree of hiking but other simply take you to areas to get out and visit. Oahu Nature Tours was founded by and is still operated by a gentleman named Michael Walther who was a student of Anthropology and Environmental Sciences and found himself at an early age writing a number of scientific papers on Hawaii's plant and animal life which culminated in the writing of a very important book for Hawaii called "Images of Natural Hawaii" which is a pictorial guide to Hawaii's native forest birds and plants. In addition to these endeavors Michael has also worked with many so-called "green" organizations on numerous environmental projects such as with the Hawaii Audubon Society, the Conservation Council of Hawaii, the Nature Conservancy and the Hawaii Visitors Bureau. Michael recognized early on that it was important for people to not just read about nature in Hawaii but to experience it first hand through hikes and so he created Oahu Nature Tours as a company that would take people on any one of a number of half day hikes and tours that would be affordable for everyone. His tours can be taken separately but can also be purchased at a discount with multiple tour options available. Among his more popular tours are the Diamond Head Crater Tour which just takes two and a half hours, the Tale of Two Palaces tour which travels to Queen Emma's summer palace and to the sacred Royal Mausoleum among other places, the Hidden Waterfall Hike which takes you deep into a rainforest, the Natural Highlights of Oahu tour which takes you to a lagoon wildlife sanctuary and to an ancient Hawaiian Temple, the Mountain Rainforest tour which takes you high above the area of Pearl Harbor where you'll follow a delightful forest walk among the Koa Trees and Ohia, the Valley of the Rainbows Hike which explores the beautiful Manoa Valley, the Pearl Harbor and Plantation Village tour which will show you both the sights and history to be seen at Pearl Harbor but also takes you to a plantation village so you can see the lives that were lived by those foreigners that came to Hawaii to work its sugar cane and pineapple fields and the Explore the North Shore Tour which will take you to the Byodo Temple high in the Koolau Mountains. These tours are all arranged in such a way for you to be able to experience and understand the underlying environmental concerns that face Hawaii today and in the larger picture the environmental concersn that face the world. These tours are more than simply a great way to spend your day in Oahu's great outdoors but are also an educational experience you will remember for years to come. It was largely as a result of these efforts that Michael came to realize that it was important for Hawaii's visitors and inhabitants to be able to, more than just read about these endeavors but also participate in them as well. He then opened Oahu Nature Tours which offers a series of half day tours to different areas of the island at affordable prices.
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Polynesian Adventure Tours offers great service to its passengers on air conditioned sightseeing tours throughout the island of Oahu. Relax in comfort on these ground tours of the most popular sites on Oahu. Polynesian Adventure Tours operates an impeccably maintained fleet of vans, deluxe big window twenty-five passenger mini-coaches and luxurious full size motor-coaches. All are late model, air-conditioned and designed to insure superior comfort and safety. You can also travel for day trips to another island with Polynesian Adventures and be toured around the island for a day before boarding a plane to travel back. On the island of Oahu though you choice of tours is tremendous. One of the most popular tours they offer is call the Mini-Circle Island Tour. It is only four hours in length so it won't be an all day event but you'll see an awful lot in that period of time. For those interested in President Obama's island heritage you'll be able to see his birth place and you'll drive by his first home. You'll also visit the slopes of Diamond Head, see President Obama's high school of Punahou, where he held his first job, at Baskin Robbins and drive past the apartment where he was raised. You will continue around the south side of the island and visit Makapu'u Point, Halona Blowhole and Hanauma Bay. Sandy Beach and Waimanalo and Kailua beach will come up next as will Punchbowl National cemetery of the Pacific. Of course the all time most popular of all the tours offered by Polynesian Adventure Tours are their tours to Pearl Harbor. These tours have always been popular but never so much as after September 11, 2001. You will be driven to Pearl Harbor where you will be ushered into a special theater which will air actual footage of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and then you will board a Coast Guard vessel that will take you across the bay to the Arizona Memorial which is the site where the USS Arizona was sunk in just a matter of minutes taking most of the hundreds of navy servicemen down with it to be entombed there in their resting place for all time. Pick-up at your Waikiki hotel to drop-off at your hotel is usually about a five hour span. If you're really looking for the deluxe treatment you can couple your visit to Pearl Harbor with a circle island tour which will take you far up around the famous surfing beaches such as Waimea Bay, Pipeline and Sunset Beach. You'll also visit the picturesque town of Haleiwa and the Dole Pineapple Plantation.
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Robert's Hawaii is the largest land tour company on Oahu and in the state of Hawaii. Roberts Hawaii offers tours on all the islands and even at times arrange for day-trip tours between islands. Robert's has been a dependable staple in the land tour industry for decades. Some of the most popular tours offered by Roberts Hawaii on Oahu are the Grand Circle Island Tour which essentially covers the whole island (or at least one-hundred and twenty-minutes of it) in a day beginning from your hotel at about seven in the morning and returns approximately four in the afternoon. Perhaps their most popular tour however is one they call the Stars and Stripes Tour. This tour will take you to Pearl Harbor and start by seeing special footage of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. You will next board a Coast Guard vessel that will take you to the site of the sunken navy ship USS Arizona. The Arizona Memorial has been constructed over the sunken ship as a memorial to those brave souls who were entombed as it sank in a matter of minutes. Next you will visit the most famous battleship ever made, the USS Missouri and then on your drive back to your hotel drive past the Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl Crater and the US Army museum of Hawaii.
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Sightseeing Tours and Land Tours in Oahu - Oahu is the perfect island to take a sightseeing tour. So much of the island is available to you by tour that many people do not even rent a car while on island. On a recent tour I took I sat next to a couple who were on their 12th visit to Oahu. They said that they hired a car the first couple of times but have found their experience less stressful in their more recent visits in which they have relied upon tours and public transport to be their mode of transportation. There are so many places to take tours too that you could spend everyday of your vacation enjoying one and still not have taken them all. You could take the tour circling the island, the Pearl Harbor tour, the Battleship Missouri and Punchbowl tour, the Honolulu City tour, the Pineapple and North Shore tour, Off Road Movie Tours, hiking tours, Food Tours and even an interesting ghost tour. Sightseeing tours on Oahu are fun, informative and simply the way to go.