Duration9am - 1pm || 4 hrs.
IncludesProfessional nature guides, complimentary round-trip transportation from Waikiki, use of binoculars, trail snacks and bottled water. Note: Gratuities and tax (4.712%) are not included. Suggested gratuity: 10% of tour price.
EAST OAHU EXPLORER
Private access to Kamehame Ridge – More than just a scenic drive
Explore East Oahu on this unforgettable journey with an exclusive van shuttle to the 1,200 ft. high ridge top at Kamehame, which is part of the Ko’olau Summit Trail (KST). Nowhere else on Oahu can you get a driving tour comparable to this view. Perfect for the mobility impaired as you can stay on flat ground to get this view. From this privately owned clifftop perch, gaze overlooking Waimanalo Beach and the various shades of the blue Pacific Ocean with several offshore islands seemingly within your reach. This is a spectacular and rare perspective of windward Oahu only offered through our company. Also known as Deadman’s Catwalk as it used to have a concrete walkway to the cliff edge. That structure has since been demolished by the landowner, but the views are why people are so fascinated by this location. You will capture some of the most breathtaking pictures of Oahu from here seeing two-sides of the island from one scenic point.
Along this scenic driving tour, our air-conditioned shuttle van will also stop for pictures overlooking Diamond Head surf breaks, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, a flooded volcanic crater teaming with tropical fish (closed Tuesdays), then onto Halona Point Blowhole, a lava tube with a small opening in its ceiling creating an ocean geyser sometimes shooting over 60 feet into the air, and the famous Sandy Beach Park allowing you to watch surfers and bodysurfers attack the pounding shore break with skill and bravery. We’ll pass through Waimanalo and make two historical Hawaiian stops at the ancient Ulupo heaiu (an agricultural temple) and the Nuuanu Overlook (a battleground cliff point where around 1795, King Kamehameha I army defeated Oahu’s Chief Kalanikupule and his army.)
Public restrooms are available at Sandy Beach park. Includes bottled water and snacks.
This Oahu adventure tour is great for families with young children, elders and persons with mobility challenge. The views along this journey offer little shade when outside the air-conditioned van. Prepare for sun, dress comfortable and bring a camera. (Vehicles are currently not wheelchair accessible)