Scenic Drive of Pali Coast

3.5 hours | Honolulu | HNL-290
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Points of Interest

  • Diamond Head Crater
  • Pali Lookout
  • Hanauma Bay
Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Kick off your visually captivating half-day tour of Oahu by boarding your air-conditioned motorcoach at the pier. Then sit back and enjoy a guided drive that takes you to some of the island's most famous areas.

Travel through the heart of the resort district at Waikiki Beach, a bustling area lined with highrises, luxury resorts and restaurants, that is the hub of Honolulu fun and activity. It is famous for its usually warm and cloud-free climate, its surf break and stunning views of Diamond Head, an extinct volcano named by sailors in the 1800s who mistook the glitter of calcite crystals in the lava rock for diamonds.

Enjoy a stop at the breathtaking Hanauma Bay Lookout, a curved bay formed when the side of a crater collapsed thousands of years ago. Boasting pristine white sands and crystal blue waters, this protected cove (which is also a marine preserve) features a large, rich coral reef that is home to an amazing array of sea life.

Have your cameras at the ready as you marvel at the magnificence of the blowhole, one of the most popular attractions on the South Shore. Here waves crash into the rocks causing a dramatic water spout to blow up through a hole worn between the rocks over eons.

Journey to the 75-acre Waimanalo Bay Recreation Area and Waimanalo Beach, a beautiful white sandy shoreline that slopes gently into the ocean providing a wonderful area for swimming and other water recreation.

Continue along Oahu's windward coast and travel a narrow road that winds through lush tropical forest growing on stratified cliffs on your way to the Pali Lookout in the rugged Ko'olau Mountains. This stunning lookout with fierce winds and awe-inspiring vistas of the island is rumored to be the site of a bloody battle in 1795 in which King Kamehameha I forced thousands of his opponents to jump to their deaths from the cliffs there.

Following your scenic tour of the island, your return you to your Princess ship in the glistening waters of the harbor.

For tours that offer more in-depth exploration with actual visits to one or more sites, see the other options in this port.

Special Notes:

Hanauma Bay is closed on Tuesdays for maintenance.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for guided drive to Hanauma Bay

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
53
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
00:15
Walking distance:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Photo stop at Blow Hole

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
53
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Arrive at Waimanalo Beach

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
53
Travel time:
00:25
Time at site:
00:20
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Visit to Pali Lookout

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
53
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:20
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Re-board motoroach for return to ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
53
Travel time:
00:25