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A landmark stop on almost every organized Honolulu tour is the nine-foot-tall bronze statue immortalizing Hawaii’s original ambassador of aloha, Duke Paoa Kahanamoku. One of those guys who was seemingly good at everything, Kahanamoku wore many hats. He was a Hollywood actor, a full-blooded Hawaiian descended from alii (the royal class), an Olympic swimmer who won gold in both the 1912 and 1920 games, an Olympic water polo player, a 13-term sheriff of Honolulu and one of Waikiki’s first surf and canoe instructors. Kahanamoku used his charm and personable nature to popularize surfing and was later the first person to be inducted into both the Surfing and Swimming Halls of Fame.

Poised in front of a longboard and welcoming visitors with open arms, the Duke statue has enjoyed a prime seaside spot across from popular Waikiki breaks since it was installed on what would have been Duke’s 100th birthday in 1990. Many visitors honor Duke’s memory by draping floral and kukui nut lei around his neck and from his arms, or just pause long enough to take a shaka selfie. Making this stop even more popular is the fact that one of Honolulu’s live city cameras is constantly trained on the statue and the palm-lined sands of Waikiki behind it — a great tool for making family back home jealous in real time.

Each summer, Duke’s OceanFest honors the waterman’s memory with ceremonies at the statue and a series of ocean sporting events including longboard surfing, paddleboard racing, swimming, surf polo and beach volleyball.

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Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI, 96815
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Highlights of Oahu Tour: Circle Island, North Shore, Turtles & Local Food

Highlights of Oahu Tour: Circle Island, North Shore, Turtles & Local Food

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Get a comprehensive overview of Oahu's landmarks and highlights on this circle island tour. Enjoy a small-group setting to ensure personal attention from your local guide while seeing over thirty local attractions. See the surf and sand at Waikiki Beach, taste some samples of Dole pineapples, learn about the history of Haleiwa town. Get the insider info about favorite local eateries and see filming locations for various movies and television shows. Round-trip transportation from Waikiki hotels is included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Hawaiian Food Tour by Bike in Oahu

Hawaiian Food Tour by Bike in Oahu

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Get an insider's perspective on the best spots for local Hawaiian food during this bike tour. Stop at several different restaurants, bars, and cafes for some local favorite bites and tastes, sampling food at 5 to 6 stops, accompanied by information on Hawaiian culinary traditions from your guide. Meeting point is in central Waikiki.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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After Dinner Tour along the Famous Waikiki Beach Strip

After Dinner Tour along the Famous Waikiki Beach Strip

Small-Group Evening Tour in Waikiki Beach with Hotel Pick Up! One of our most popular tours is our “After Dinner Waikiki Beach Tours”. Just after dark Waikiki comes alive, this tour gives you the perfect opportunity to sit back and just cruise the strip as you take in all the sights and sounds of this wonderful beach community. Along the way you have the chance to see many of the same sights you would see during the day tours, only now lit up with the ocean moonlight and the hustle and bustle of the restaurants, bars and nightlife. After a relaxing day at the beach if you looking for the perfect way to unwind you will see why the Shaxi After Dinner Tour is one of the most popular tours on the Island. Shaxi Tours have brought back a piece of Hawaiian history from when Shaxi was on island in the early 1950’s. Please note: this is NOT a dinner tour, we don't feed you, it's a recommended tour/activity start time, after you dine on your own.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour

Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour

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Aloha, and welcome to beautiful Waikiki! The Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour is a unique tour only offered by Shaxi. It combines our normal Shaxi Waikiki Tour with an extended 1 to 2 hour stop inside the world famous Diamond Head Crater. This gives you time to hike the summit at your own pace, before getting picked up to continue the second half of the Waikiki Tour. Enjoy getting to know all the endless and wonderful things to do in the Waikiki Beach area with a semi-private tour aboard our Shaxi! The "open air" Shaxi vehicles promises an experience of a lifetime!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Shaxi Waikiki Tour

Shaxi Waikiki Tour

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Jump on board one of our fun and fabulous “open air” Shaxi’s, and see the Waikiki Beach area in a very unique way. Why take a cab or ride share in Hawaii when you can ride Aloha style on our Shaxi?! See the beach and all the sites as it was meant to be with the sea breeze flowing through your hair, on a fun filled tour experience. Our all electric Shaxi’s are both fun and environmentally conscious. Each Shaxi seats 5 people giving you a private or semi-private feeling. If you have a larger party, not a problem we can accommodate your group with multiple Shaxi’s. Your driver and local guide will help you get to know Waikiki, introducing you to secret spots and the Best Hawaiian Food, Drinks, Beaches and Sites that can only be offered in Hawaii.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Shaxi Sunset Tour

Shaxi Sunset Tour

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If you love stunning colors and warm water as the sun sets over the southern tip of Oahu, then the Shaxi Waikiki Sunset Tour is just for you! Similar to our regular Waikiki tour offered earlier in the day, sunset at the beach offers you an opportunity to see some great sites as the night life comes alive in Waikiki. You can stop and have a photo taken at any spot of your choice. A beautiful picture is worth a lifetime of memories!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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Custom Island Tour - Private Luxury Tour

Custom Island Tour - Private Luxury Tour

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Experience the best of Oahu on this customizable private tour. Build an itinerary from over 30 possible activities and attractions. Visit surf beaches, pineapple fields, and macadamia farms. Watch whales or giant sea turtles in their natural habitats, and stop by local food trucks for fresh shrimp or colorful poke bowls. Capture the moment by purchasing a souvenir video with drone footage when your tour concludes.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Shaxi Sunrise Tour

Shaxi Sunrise Tour

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For our guests arriving from other countries or the US mainland, you may find yourself getting up earlier than you expected due to the time change. Our Shaxi Waikiki Sunrise Tour is breathtaking! The Shaxi Sunrise Tour offers you an opportunity to see some great sites before the beach becomes busy. You are welcome to bring your own coffee, or you can choose to stop along the way at one of our favorite local coffee shops to experience an amazing Hawaiian Kona coffee. Local Hawaiians love their pastries and bakeries, so part of the tour will include a stop a world famous Leonard's Bakery “Home of the Malasadas & Pao Doce”.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Circle Island Tour With Beaches and Local Food

Private Circle Island Tour With Beaches and Local Food

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Circle the island of Oahu on this private tour for a maximum of five passengers. Discover the turquoise waves, famous for surfing and the soft sand beaches, as well as more than 30 other popular attractions. Get personalized attention from your guide as you visit attractions such as the Dole Plantation, historic Haleiwa town, and various locations made famous by feature films. Snacks, bottled water, and round-trip transportation from Waikiki hotels are included.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Full-Day Oahu Island Small-Group Tour

Full-Day Oahu Island Small-Group Tour

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Explore the beautiful island of Oahu with its pristine beaches, war memorials and amazing lookouts. On this 6-7 hour tour you will visit some of the most popular and most beautiful spots on Oahu. Some of the stops & Spots: Turtle Beach, Movie and Hawaii Five-0 Spots, World Famous North Shore Surf Breaks, War Memorials, Secluded Beaches, Hawaiian History, Breathtaking lookouts for Whale Watching (during season), Macadamia Nut Farm visit with Coffee & Nut tasting Taste Local Food, and experience ALOHA. Your day is filled with highlights, stories and ALOHA. This Oahu Circle Island Tour is based on our 5 STAR Rated "Highlights of Oahu Small Group Tour". Biggest Difference? This tour is done in a slightly bigger group of up to 14 guests, instead of just 7 guests. Want a smaller group or private tour? Check out our other Tours with Daniels Hawaii.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Waikiki Secret Beaches and History Tour

Waikiki Secret Beaches and History Tour

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Explore secret spots and local beaches around Waikiki during a 2-hour guided tour that includes ocean views from Diamond Head. Hear interesting facts about Hawaiian history and Oahu culture, with stops at the Hawaii Film Studio, Kapiolani Park, Ala Moana Beach and more. You’ll get a feel for what it’s like to live, eat and shop like a local. Numbers are limited to 11 people to ensure a small-group experience. 
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Island Tour & Helicopter Flight - Luxury Small Group Tour

Island Tour & Helicopter Flight - Luxury Small Group Tour

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See Oahu by land and air on this 5-hour, small-group tour including both van and helicopter tours. There is space for seven passengers in the air-conditioned van, and stops include, Kailua Beach, Aloha Tower, lunch at a North Shore food truck (own expense), and much more. Then passengers can board the helicopter for a thrilling 30-minute aerial tour of the island. Photos and videos of the day can be purchased at the end of the tour.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$476.06
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ONLY TESLA Island Tour in Hawaii - LUXURY Custom Private Tour

ONLY TESLA Island Tour in Hawaii - LUXURY Custom Private Tour

Only TESLA Tour in Hawaii! Ride with style AND help the environment. Only DanielsHawaii offers private customized tours in a luxury $100,000 Tesla. Explore beautiful beaches, see hawaiian wildlife at turtle beach, taste local food at the North Shore food trucks and make new friends in Hawaii along the way.  Free pick you up from your Waikiki Hotel, the harbor or the airport. You set the start time and enjoy our 6 or 8 hour tour on Oahu with a professional driver and guide. The luxury TESLA runs fully electric, has lots of power, helps the environment and is just fun to ride in. DanielsHawaii Tourguides are well trained, can share a lot about the islands and the history - or we can just shut up and drive you wherever you like to go.  We customize the tour for your needs.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Waikiki Walking Foodie Tour

Waikiki Walking Foodie Tour

Attention Guests: With the coronavirus outbreak, we have changes our tours to PRIVATE TOURS only until further notice. "Taste of Paradise" We meet at the Duke Kahanamoku statue( Hawaiian Surfer Statue) We walk through Waikiki with informative narration from a professional local foodie tour guide. this personalized walking food tour will leave you with local knowledge and a bountiful list of cuisine to experience. This tour can be personalized as a private tour. We offer private small group options as well.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Duke Kahanamoku Statue costs USD 42.26. Guided Duke Kahanamoku Statue tours start around USD 42.26 per person. See all 14 Duke Kahanamoku Statue tickets and tours on Viator.
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