Looking for a great musical experience while visiting Oahu?
Night life might not be the first thing that comes to mind while vacationing in Hawaii, but Honolulu has a pretty great scene. There are a number of great venues in town, some featuring mostly local acts and others specializing in traveling bands. Check out the links below to find out what's happening while you are on Oahu!
Eager to try out surfing while you are in Hawaii? Try out the North Shore in the off season. The waves are manageable for beginners in the spring and summer months. The crowds are much thinner than Waikiki and the instructors up here are top notch! Incorporate a 1-2 hour surf lesson into your circle island tour of Oahu! We can accommodate just about any request for our customizable tours.
Prince Kuhio day is coming up Tuesday, March 26th. This is a Hawaiian State Holiday and the festivities begin early. The parade will begin at 9:30 AM and will go right down Kalakaua Ave on Waikiki Beach. There will be vendors, music, food and more. Learn all bout this dignified statesman who served in U.S. Congress and established some of the earliest measures to protect the Hawaiian people from the influence of colonialism.
Are you arriving to Oahu hours before your room will be ready for check in? Why not book a Windward and City Tour with HI Private Tours? We will pick you up at the Airport, you can stash your luggage in the back of one of our vans and hit the ground running with an introduction to the Kaiwi Coastline, Halona Blowhole, Waimanalo, Kailua, Pali Lookout, Iolani Palace, and Chinatown. Sometimes after a long flight, our guests would rather just get some authentic street food, see the city sights, and purchase some groceries before check in time.
Whatever you would like to do with your first day on the island, we want to make it as enjoyable and as comfortable as possible! We can also help you maximize your last day on the island. If you flight is late in the evening, let us take you to one last sunset photo opportunity for you and your group. Do some last minute shopping and have a relaxed dinner with no worries about getting to the Airport on time.
Cruising the Islands and only have one full day on Oahu? We got ya! We can pick you up at the Cruise Terminal and have you back stoked and on time.
The Hawaiian Monk Seal is a tropical seal only found in the Hawaiian waters. This species has been placed on the endangered species list, and as far as scientists know, there are only 1,400 left in the wild. The biggest threat to the Monk Seal is man made ocean debris (i.e. plastics, fish hooks, etc). Most Hawaiian Monk Seals live in the Northern Hawaiian Islands, where we have seen a slight increase in their numbers in recent years. Only about 40 are know to live around Oahu! These creatures feed for days on end before beaching themselves and sleeping for 1-2 days. If you are lucky, you will be able to spot one of these amazing animals taking a nap while touring Oahu! Please do not disturb. It is considered a felony to harass and is punishable with an up to $50,000 fine and up to 5 years in prison!
Pow Wow Street Art Festival 2019 is coming up February 8th! Explore this very cool part of Honolulu and see some of the best street artists in the world do their thing.
I really enjoyed this tour and I really enjoyed meeting this super enthusiastic crew! Sunrise hike, North Shore Grinds, bodysurf... that's what I'm talkin' bout! Aloha guys and gals. Have fun in Asia! I hope to see you next time I'm in Italy!
Take time to stand up paddle or kayak the Anahulu River in Haleiwa, Oahu. This is a great place to get your feet wet if you have never tried SUP before. Prefer a kayak? No problem. This is one of the most accessible rivers on Oahu. Often times, paddlers will have close encounters with the Hawaiian Sea Turtles that go upstream to get a little break from the heavy water!
Every year on December 7, we remember those that were there that day of the Pearl Harbor attack. There are currently only 3 survivors of the USS Arizona still living. Approximately 2000 Pearl Harbor survivors are still alive. These heroes are in the twilight of their lives. Soon, we will only be able to honor their memories. Take time to visit the memorials and honor those who have served!
If you are interested in Hawaiian archaeology, this is one of the most interesting sites on the island! Considered the umbilical to the sprit world, the Kukaniloko Birthing Stones is where Oahu Ali'i (hereditary nobles) would go to deliver their babies. The mana (power, energy) of this place is immediately apparent. On the way to the North Shore, the birthing stones are easily accessible and a must do for culture lovers and archaeology buffs. This place demands respect! Please respect this place if you do visit. Do not enter the inner circle of stones and, most importantly, do not remove or sit on any of the stones! That being said, if you are humble in your visit, all are welcome to learn about this sacred site.
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