Diamond Head Crater Adventure

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Diamond Head Crater Adventure
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Enjoy a narrated and fun guided walk to the 763-foot summit of Hawaii's most famous crater for incredible 360-degree views of Waikiki and the Koolau mountain range. The excursion is approximately 3 hours and is a truly memorable experience. Led by your expert hiking guide, you will learn about the fascinating volcanic creation, Hawaiian history, European discovery, early cattle ranching, and modern day military use of the “Gibraltar of the Pacific” while being escorted on a 45-minute walk that ascends to the top. Walking up stairways, going into a dark 200 foot tunnel and climbing a spiral staircase imparts a sense of adventure.

You will also learn important facts about Hawaii’s native bird and plant species and will be presented with a Certificate of Achievement that states that you successfully made it to the famous summit of Diamond Head Crater. Visiting Diamond Head Crater is one of nature's spectacles you won't want to miss! 
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Location:
Honolulu, United States
Country:
United States
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:

Daily

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Stop At: Diamond Head State Monument, 18th Ave. Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815

Climb Hawaii’s most famous volcano on this 3-hour Diamond Head tour. A local guide will lead you through Diamond Head State Park and up to the summit, providing commentary about the crater’s history and geology. Prepare for spectacular views at the top, with a panorama of Waikiki and the turquoise waters stretched out below. At the end of your tour, you’ll be given an ‘I Climbed Diamond Head’ certificate from your guide.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Oahu Nature Tours, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826

Who was Diamond Head Charlie? Why did Kamehameha’s warriors attack Oahu? Where were the ancient heiaus, human sacrificial altars and burial caves? How did the crater receive its famous name? Enjoy an educational and fun guided hike to the 763-foot summit of the most famous crater on Earth. Incredible 360-degree views of Waikiki and the turquoise blue Pacific Ocean await you.

This exciting tour of the world famous Diamond Head Crater begins with a short introductory talk by a trained nature guide. You will learn about the fascinating volcanic creation, Hawaiian history, European discovery, early cattle ranching, and modern day military use of the “Gibraltar of the Pacific” while being escorted on a 45-minute walk that ascends to the 763′ summit. Along the way our groups stop at several points to rest and photograph the crater. Walking up stairways, going into a dark 200 foot tunnel and climbing a spiral staircase imparts a sense of adventure. From the summit, you’ll be thrilled with the 360-degree panoramic views of Waikiki Beach, the emerald green mountains and the sparkling aquamarine water of the Pacific Ocean below.

The excursion is approximately 3 hours and is a truly memorable experience. You will also learn important facts about Hawaii’s native bird and plant species and will be presented with a Certificate of Achievement that states that you successfully made it to the famous summit of Diamond Head Crater.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

  • Small group tour
  • Professional guide escorting you and narrating the entire trail
  • Personalized "I Climbed Diamond Head" certificate with a photo of the crater (suitable for framing)
  • Local taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off at 9 centrally located meeting points in Waikiki
  • Entry fee to the crater is included in your tour price
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transportation from and to Waikiki
  • Entry/Admission - Diamond Head State Monument

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Oahu Nature Tours provides free transportation from Waikiki.

For all our adventures you can select from NINE CENTRALLY LOCATED AND CONVENIENT MEETING POINTS in Waikiki.

Once we receive your online booking, our reservationists will automatically assign your pickup location to the one that is the closest to your hotel and will send you a confirmation email specifying that location with photos and maps. If you prefer to be picked up at a different location, please call our office.

If your hotel is outside of Waikiki we recommend that you meet us at the Ala Moana hotel.

Age limit: *CHILDREN MUST BE AT LEAST 5 YEARS OLD TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS ADVENTURE! All persons between 5 and 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over age 21.

Returns To

Tour returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Age limit: *CHILDREN MUST BE AT LEAST 5 YEARS OLD TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS ADVENTURE! All persons between 5 and 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over age 21.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with knee problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Our guide, Ken, was great. Very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. He also had a great sense of humor.
• Submitted 15 Nov 2019
Ken was a great driver/tour guide on this trip. He was knowledgeable of the history of the crater and Hawaiian history. The hike itself was beautiful but a little difficult at times. Make sure you wear sneakers and bring water, it does get hot.
• Submitted 11 Nov 2019
We had a great experience at Diamond worth the climb for the beautiful views. Steve was our guide, cannot say enough positive things about him, really made the day.
• Submitted 30 Oct 2019
Steve our guide did an excellent job of providing us with history of the island and crater. The weather was nice and the people we met along the way were great. I highly recommend this trip to everyone with an adventurous spirit!
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
Had the greatest pleasure being escorted on this tour by Cousin Kiki. He was generous in sharing his Hawaiian culture, history and family stories with us as we made our way up to the top and this gave the hike more meaning. There were people of all ages and fitness levels on the hike and everybody was able to go at their own pace with Cousin Kiki making sure everyone made it up to where they felt comfortable. There were plenty of stops on the way where Cousin Kiki spoke to us about the history of that location. Make sure you wear a hat that won’t get blown off and bring drinking water. There are steps near the top but everyone on the trail allowed people to stop and catch their breath if needed. Thoroughly recommend this small group tour as the views at the top are magnificent!
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
This hike was very organized! Tour guide Steve was wonderful, enthusiastic and welcoming. This was worth it just for the transportation to Diamond Head which has very little parking. Would most certainly use this company again!
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
Great hike! Monique was an great guide. Prompt transportation and she was very informative. Views were great! Def this one !
• Submitted 27 Sep 2019
The guide (Ken) was excellent!! Very informative and friendly!! Pick up was right on time and he immediately made you feel comfortable!
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
Our guide Monica was awesome. Our daughter had an amazing time. It was a little too much for the rest of us.
• Submitted 14 Aug 2019
Definitely a must do. It was a little rough on the steep climbing, but we did it. Our guide Nate was informative and understanding. Bring your cap, small towel and water bottle.
• Submitted 13 Aug 2019
Ken our guide is hilarious! He made the trip fun The hike is challenging because of the combination of the stair climbs and heat. Bring hats and lots of water! So worth the challenge. The view of Hawaii from the crater is unbelievable.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
We had such an amazing time on our honeymoon. Our tour guide Ken made the experience awesome. Great view.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2019
We really enjoyed this trip. Our guide picked us up at our hotel, and we went to Diamond Head. We got great information on the ride there. Once we parked, we go a little time to use the facilities and then we started our climb. We stopped periodically and got interesting history and information. We were given the "easier" climb to the top and could choose our adventure to the bottom. I would suggest this tour for anyone who can handle the hike.
• Submitted 16 Jul 2019
The tour was a great way to start the morning! Steve was informative and friendly. I enjoyed the hike and the great views of the island,
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
Great hike but because of the heat the day we went, a little taxing, with gorgeous views from the top! Our guide/driver Kenny was excellent! He stopped for breaks and pointed out things for us to see and took photos with our camera so we all could be in them.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Recommend go early or later in day , bring plenty of water. go all the way up n take the hard way up. Ken from Oahu Nature Tours, funny guy!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This was a great adventure, if you are not in shape take it slow ;) but the view of worth every step!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
One of the main highlights of my trip! Greg was the guide for my tour and he was amazing. His fun and energetic personality made the tour more entertaining and he knew lots about the Isand/culture and was eager to share. Too bad he’s retiring soon.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The tour was great. The hike is worthwhile while in Waikiki, a great way to start the day. Ken is hilarious and very friendly.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Greg was the best guide. Funny and so knowledgeable. The hike was challenging, especially due to the uneven walking and maneuvering climbing with people who were coming down. Spectacular views and a feeling of accomplishment. Highly recommend.
• Submitted 29 Apr 2019
Greg, the tour guide was really great. His knowledge and humor made the trip fun and exciting. He is a big asset to your company. We gave him a 5 star rating.
• Submitted 25 Mar 2019
Of the many adventures I've had on Oahu, this was one of the best: for the money it was a terrific value, and the hike itself is beautiful, rewarding, and not too difficult for most. Our leader Ken was hilarious but professional, and did a great job of taking us around. I would definitely do this one again next time.
• Submitted 19 Mar 2019
The tour was exactly as promised. We met our great guide, Ken at the pre arranged spot and left for the Diamond Head. Go early in the morning when there is still shadow. Ken was really great
• Submitted 06 Dec 2018
I had a wonderful experience on this tour. My aunt and I wanted to climb Diamond Head and I thought it would be fun to book a tour where we can hear about Nature and some background in Hawaiian history. Monique did not disappoint. She was very knowledgeable and set a pace for us going up that accommodated everyone in our party. I highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 31 Oct 2018

In Brief

Location:
Honolulu, United States
Country:
United States
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:

Daily