Hawaiian Experience Short Excursion


Tour Number

Activity Level



Youth and Family, Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be at least 4 feet tall

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



Spanish (fluent), German (basic), English (advanced)

Half day at the best lookouts and beaches on O'ahu

This short tour is all you need to have a real Hawaiian Experience.

We will drive half of the island to get to beautiful lookouts and beaches. The idea is to enjoy the most we can in a short time. We will check the Hawaiian Mountains on the east side, going to the best scenic points on the island. We will stop at a beautiful beach to swim, and we will also be looking for wild life like turtles or Monk seals.

Makapu Lighthouse will be part of this short ride too, the ocean lookout shows you almost the whole east coast. During the winter season and if we are lucky we can see some whales jumping around and playing all around this coast. After all, this place is considered the best place for whale watching.

We also have a very short stop on Halona Blowhole and we could not finish this short excursion without stopping on Diamond Head Volcano lookout.


After I pick you up we will drive up to Pali HWY. This route crosses the island from South to East down the middle.

We will then stop at Pali Lookout and we'll continue our way to the east where we'll stop for a short swim on a beautiful beach (conditions allowing) that will take like 30 minutes.

We'll keep our way South-East to the most amazing lookout on the Island. From here you can see almost all the east side and get a stunning view of the Hawaiian mountains.

After 3 hours we'll get to the south where we will pass Sandy Beach and Halona blowhole and, of course, before our way back we will stop at Diamond Head lookout. If we have time we'll drive thru the place where surf was born, Waikiki Beach.

After 4 hours we'll come back home safely and you will already know half of this island.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: This is a door to door tour. I'll pick you up anywhere you are staying or at your arrival location.

End location: Back to agreed upon location.

Duration: 4 hours


2010 Toyota Vienna, 6-seater, air conditioned

What’s Included

Other: -My services as your private tour guide
-Transportation by modern, air-conditioned vehicle
-Snorkeling gear in case we can swim a little
-Good vibes :)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 US Dollars - If you need drinks or something to eat.

What’s Extra

Other: This tour is designed for up to 6 people. If your group is larger, please contact me for details and a quote.

A Recent Review of this tour

Daniel was a fantastic guide during our half-day to the east shore! Our kids (ages 6 and 8) idolized his Hawaiian stories and ukulele and conch playing. We had a fun, laid back trip and learned and saw so much! Daniel knee the best spots to spy sea turtles, cool fish while snorkeling, and gave us stunning views of Oahu! Highly recommend!
Christina Klenotic

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