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Honolulu tours and excursions

Honolulu tours

Walking tours

The Chinese Chamber of Commerce organises guided walking tours of Chinatown. So does the Hawaii Heritage Center. Clean Air Team and the Hawaii Geographic Society organise various walking tours in and around Honolulu, with some focusing on historic buildings and architecture and places of worship among other themes.

Tel: +1 808 533 3181 ; +1 808 521 2749 ; +1 808 528 0528; +1 808 538 3952.
Website: http://www.unclejackinhawaii.com

Bus tours

Roberts Hawaii and Polynesian Adventure Tours are Honolulu's largest land tour operators. Most of their tours utilise 50- to 65-passenger coaches. Discover Hawaii Tours and E Noa Tours also offer tours to the major scenic sights and visitor attractions on Oahu, but use smaller mini-vans.

Tel: +1 808 539 9400 ; +1 808 833 3000 ; +1 808 690 9050; +1 808 591 2561.
Website: http://www.discoverhawaiitours.com

Boat tours

The following all organise ocean tours from Honolulu: Port Waikiki Cruises, Atlantis Navatek Cruises and Atlantis Submarines, and Star of Honolulu.

Tel: +1 808 234 7245 ; +1 800 281 0237 ; +1 808 983 7827.
Website: https://atlantisadventures.com

Honolulu excursions

Dole Plantation

Many first-time Oahu visitors choose to take a circle-island bus tour, which, depending on the company, includes stops at such locations as Halona Blowhole, Hanauma Bay, Nuuanu Pali Lookout, the North Shore beaches, and—to the delight of adults and children alike—Dole Plantation.

Tel: +1 808 621 8408.
Website: http://www.doleplantation.com

Pearl Harbor

A popular excursion from Honolulu is to Pearl Harbor, one of America's most important naval bases.

On December 7, 1941, Japanese warplanes bombed battleships moored in the harbour, catapulting the United States into WWII. A Pearl Harbor excursion often includes a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Missouri Memorial, and the USS Bowfin submarine.

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