This private small group tour takes you to some of the most beautiful and inspiring locations along the Leeward Coast - or, as residents not surprisingly call it, the West Side.  The cultural history of the West Side is ancient and storied but on this tour you'll discover its secret - which is that it is home to some of the most beautiful beaches to be found anywhere in Hawaii.

Your adventure provides an opportunity to take in some of the most spectacular sights on Oahu in comfort and isolation from the COVID-19 pandemic.  It's perfect for visitors new to the island and for repeat visitors who have seen and done much of the most common activities Oahu offers.  Your West Side tour isn't the typical guided tour of familiar attractions but rather provides a journey to out of the way destinations most Oahu visitors never get to see.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 13+):
$144.56
Child Rate
(Ages 2-12):
$123.62

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Tour / Activity Details

5 hours
8:00 am daily

24 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Maximum 12 adults and 2 children (total 14 persons) per tour.  Minimum age is 2.  Tour includes pick-up from Waikiki hotels and resorts and from Ko Olina.  Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocols Updates

  • As of March 26, 2022, Hawaii's Safe Travels Program no longer exists, meaning there are no travel restrictions or mandates for domestic USA travelers. Travelers arriving in Hawaii from international airports must still comply with U.S. federal requirements. Consult with your airline for details.

 

Inclusions

  • Waikiki or Ko Olina hotel pick-up
  • 5 hour West Side tour
  • Knowledgeable driver/guide
  • Stops to get out and explore on foot
  • Photo opportunities
  • Small group experience
  • Water and soft drinks during the tour and at the lunch stop if you choose to have one (cost of lunch is not included in the tour price)

 

Exclusions

  • Lunch (though there is a stop for lunch)
  • Other personal expenses
  • Optional guide gratuity

 

Important

  • If you require special assistance or have physical limitations, please specify during the ordering process so guides can make the proper safety arrangements; otherwise they reserve the right to refuse service upon pickup for safety reasons.

 

Itinerary

Your morning jaunt to the West Side begins with a drive to Disney's Aulani Resort and Spa. At its remarkable taro ponds, you'll learn about the sacred and vital tradition of taro that sustained native Hawaiians for hundreds of years. You'll also be invited to peruse Aulani's exquisitely curated art collection before rounding off this stop with a casual stroll along the beach, meandering through secluded coves for photographs and, often, encounters with green sea turtles, or "honu."

Wave goodbye to the turtles (if you were lucky enough to see some) and head up the coast to Keawa'ula Beach in the vast and remote Yokahama Bay. The beach's name translates to "red bay" and was so named for the schools of squid that call the area home. The West Side features more than just beaches, though, and from here the tour changes and journeys into darkness at the ancient cathedral-like Makua Cave. This legendary location is steeped in tradition and your guide will fill you in on what makes it such a treasured place.

From there, the tour goes to the next level and wraps up your day of sightseeing with visits to two more of the West Side's most prized assets - Makaha Beach and Pokai Bay.  Makaha Beach has long been the home of legendary Hawaiian surfers, featuring a strong rip that creates the high surf but can also make conditions too dangerous for swimming.  Pokai Bay is off the beaten track with calm and clear water that is always ideal for swimming, sunbathing and picnics.

 

What to Bring/Wear

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Lunch money (approximately $10.00 to $15.00 cash per person is recommended)
  • Don't forget your camera!

 

24 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Maximum 12 adults and 2 children (total 14 persons) per tour.  Minimum age is 2.  Tour includes pick-up from Waikiki hotels and resorts and from Ko Olina.  Please order online or call us at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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