Nature Tours in the Island of Oahu ** Reservation Form
Discover the spectacular natural beauty of Hawaii with Oahu Nature Tours, the island’s original and premier eco-tour company. Founded in 1995, we specialize in small group size, guided nature adventures to see Hawaii’s colorful bird and plant species, cascading waterfalls, Green Sea Turtles, lush rainforests, volcanic craters, Humpback Whales and coral reefs. Spectacular scenery, excellent photographic opportunities, and information about the Geology, Archaeology, Mythology and History of Hawaii await you on our fun and educational tours.
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1-Diamond Head Crater Reserve Now
Enjoy a fun and informative guided walk to the summit of one of the most famous craters on Earth. Oahu Nature Tours – the company that began guided Diamond Head Crater ecotours and was featured in Hawaii and Aloha magazines – is the only company that offers both round-trip transportation and a professional guide who will escort you to the summit to provide you with an exciting and safe excursion. Incredible 360 degree views of Waikiki and the turquoise blue Pacific Ocean await you at the top of Hawaii’s icon.
On this adventure you will learn about the crater’s fascinating geology, history, archaeology, flora and fauna.
Your tour also includes admission fee, use of a backpack and binoculars, a bottle of spring water and a personalized “I climbed Diamond Head” certificate with a color photo of the crater (suitable for framing).
Pick up: 6:00 am ** Return: 8:30 am
Pick up: 9:30 am ** Return: 12:00 pm
2013 Published Rate: $30.37
2013 Discounted Rate: $25
2-Tale of Two Palaces Adventure Reserve Now
Step back in time on this unforgettable and exciting adventure as you visit the historic highlights of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Traveling into the lush Nuuanu Valley, our first stop is Queen Emma’s Summer Palace where a past era comes alive. Next, we arrive at Hawaii’s sacred Royal Mausoleum, “Mauna ‘Ala” (closed Saturdays), the final resting place of six of the kingdom’s last eight ruling monarchs. Then we go on a hour-long journey inside the ornate Iolani Palace, the only Royal Palace in the United States, to discover its splendid treasures. You will also see the historic sites of the legendary King Kamehameha’s statue and the unique Kawaiahao Church, “the Westminster Abbey of Hawaii”.
Tour price includes the entry fees to both palaces visited.
Tue & Wed & Thu & Sat
Pick up: 8:00 am ** Return: 1:00 pm
2013 Published Rate: $57.59
2013 Discounted Rate: $48
3-Waimea Waterfall and Circle Island Adventure
Join Oahu's most experienced eco-tour company on an exciting circle island tour that will satisfy your senses and provide exceptional photo opportunities. Hawaii is the only state where cacao is grown, and at our first shop. Waialua Sugar Mill, you will enjoy rare and aromatic Oahu-grown coffee and learn about the locally produced cacao made into a superb dark or milk chocolate. Driving through the colorful art and surfing town of Haleiwa you will arrive at the lush and beautiful Waimea Valley. This enchanting location, also known as the "Valley of the Priests", and consisting of 1,875 scenic acres, has been a sacred place for more than 700 years of native Hawaiian history. World famous botanical gardens containing over 5000 species of tropical and subtropical flowering plants, ancient archaeological sites, and one of Oahu's most scenic waterfalls await you.
After stopping at the world-renowned surfing location of Banzai Pipeline we arrive at one of the North Shore's most famous shrimp stands where you will be served your choice of nine different sauteed shrimp plates, fresh lemon and steaming rice while your nature guide provides information about Hawaii's aquaculture efforts. Traveling along the scenic and relaxing windward coast of Oahu we arrive at the exotic Macadamia Nut Farm where you can sample a delicious assortment of tropical grown treats. Throughout your journey of discovery around the island of Oahu your nature guide will provide a fascinating narration about Hawaii's bird and plant species, geology, history and culture.
Tue & Thu & Sun
Pick up: 9:00 am ** Return: 4:00 pm
2013 Published Rate: $76.44
2013 Discounted Rate: $64 - Lunch is included
4-Natural Highlights of Oahu Reserve Now
Join Oahu’s most experienced eco-tour company visiting many beautiful locations in a style and with information that no other company can provide. We visit the world famous Hanauma Bay (closed Tuesdays), along the island’s stunning southeast volcanic coastline. Our next stop is Halona Cove, where Green Sea Turtles and Humpback Whales (seasonal) swim in the crystal clear waters off “From Here to Eternity Beach” and a blowhole shoots columns of saltwater into the sky. After stopping at Makapu’u Lookout, and enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of offshore islands, we visit colorful tide pools and the 25,000 year old Kaupo lava flow. Your professional guide will show you rare species of native Hawaiian coastal plants and a variety of colorful seabirds including Red-footed Boobies, Great Frigatebirds and Red-tailed Tropicbirds.
Just past Robins Nest”, where Magnum P.I. was filmed, we stop for a walk on Oahu’s longest sandy beach and enjoy the aquamarine waters of Enchanted Lake Bird Sanctuary, is one of the premier birdwatching locations on Oahu where several species of rare Hawaiian birds can be observed. We travel to the ancient Hawaiian Temple, Ulupou Heiau, to see one of Oahu’s best preserved archaeological sites and to learn about many important Polynesian plants. At the world renowned Pali Lookout, described by Mark Twain as one of the most beautiful views on Earth, you will see the turquoise waters of Kane’ohe Bay and the jagged, 2,000 foot vertical cliffs of the majestic Ko’olau volcano.
Mon & Wed & Thu & Sat
Pick up: 1:00 pm ** Return: 6:00 pm
2013 Published Rate: $41.88
2013 Discounted Rate: $35
5-Mountain Rainforest Reserve Now
Journey to the scenic mountains high above the shimmering waters of Pearl Harbor to see a place that time has passed by. In this beautiful setting we walk into a forest that includes scarlet-flowered Ohia Iehua and majestic Koa trees. This is one of the best trails on Oahu to observe Polynesian plants and the rate and colorful Hawaiian Honeycreepers including the crimson Apapane and the yellow-green Amakihi.
Panoramic ocean and mountain views are additional highlights of this adventure.
Mon & Fri
Pick up: 7:00 am ** Return: 12:00 pm
2013 Published Rate: $52.36
2013 Discounted Rate: $44
6-Valley of the Rainbows Reserve Now
Travel with us to the enchanting , lush rainforest deep within the beautiful Valley of the Rainbows. Nestled below towering jungle trees, Lyon Arboretum, one of the world’s premier Botanical gardens, awaits you. We provide exclusive, guided tours to this exotic rainforest paradise where 5,000 species of Plants bathe in the fragrant mists produced by over 185 inches of rainfall every year.
As we explore the 200 acre garden, colorful blossoms, includinjg bromeliads, bibiscus and orchids, surround you while tropical birds sing nearby. Your nature guide will provide accurate information about the garden’s interesting history and efforts to save some of the rarest plants in the world. Traveling through the historic valley, where the ancient, cloud-swept, emerald green hills have witnessed a steady procession of uses on the valley floor from Hawaiian taro farms to cattle ranches, coffee plantations and Japanese rice paddies, you will learn about the fascinating local history and mythology. We also visit Pu’u”Ualaka’a, located 1,048 feet above Waikiki. From this lofty vantage point you have a breathtaking 180 degree panoramic view of Oahu’s scenic southeast coastline and sometimes a glistening double rainbow arching across the Valley of the Rainbows far below.
Mon & Fri
Pick up: 1:00 pm ** Return: 5:00 pm
2013 Published Rate: $50.26
2013 Discounted Rate: $42
7-Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona, Punchbowl & Honolulu Historic Sites Reserve Now
On this tour your first stop will be Hawaii’s most famous location, Pearl Harbor. You will be shown a 20 minute film about the attack on December 7, 1941, then view a great collection of historic artifacts on display at the new Visitor Center. Next, you will be transported by a navy launch to the USS Arizona Memorial. Throughout this adventure, your Oahu Nature Tour’s professional guide will explain Pearl Harbor’s geology, Hawaiian history, mythology, its native bird and plant species and unique marine life in a informative and educational scientific way no other tour company can equal. After leaving Pearl Harbor your tour continues with a visit to Punchbowl, a 75,000 year old volcanic crater known in Hawaiian as “The Hill of Sacrifice”. Additional highlights on this tour include visiting the Statue of King Kamehameha, and seeing Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in the United States and Kawaiahao Church, “the Westminster Abbey of Hawaii”.
Pick up: 6:00 am ** Return: 12:00 pm
2012 Published Rate: $31.41
2012 Discounted Rate: $26
8-North Shore Adventure Reserve Now
Travel with the island’s premier eco-tour company on an exciting journey of discovery to the famous North Shore of Oahu. Driving over the Ko’olau Mountains to the windward side, our first stop is the fabled Valley of the Temples where we visit the picturesque Byodo Temple located at the base of stunning 2000 foot lush green cliffs. Then we drive along the scenic shores of Kahana Bay arriving at Laie Point, a great location to observe several native plant species. Continuing North to Kahuku, we visit a shrimp farm to see endangered wetland birds, including Black-neck stilts, Hawaiian coots and Moorhens. Our next stop is the world famous Sunset Beach where incredible waves thrill viewers, especially between November and April. Hale O Lono heiau, one of Oahu’s best preserved ancient temples is next. Situated inside the lush Waimea Valley, this unique archeologial site is an excellent place to learn about native Hawaiian religion. At Turtle Beach we stop to observe rare green sea turtles resting on the golden sand. Traveling South we drive through the colorful and historic village of Haleiwa, home to many surfers, artists and craftspeople. After passing extensive pineapple fields we arrive at our last stop, the historic Dole Plantation. On the way towards Pearl Harbor your nature guide will show you the location of the mysterious and sacred Kukaniloko Birthing Stones, “Hawaii’s Stonehence”, where royal chiefs of the islands were born for over 800 years.
Pick up: 12:30 pm ** Return: 6:30 pm
2013 Published Rate: $47.12
2013 Discounted Rate: $40
9-Manoa Waterfalls Hike Reserve Now
This adventure will fulfill all your fantasies about Hawaii’s lush rainforests, giant ferns, cascading tropical waterfalls, picturesque streams and unique species that can be found nowhere else on Earth. This trail, a hidden treasure that was used by Spieldberg while filming “Lost World”, leads to the tallest accessible waterfall on Oahu, deep within a prehistoric landscape.
Pick up: 8:00 am ** Return: 12:00 pm
Pick up: 2:00 pm ** Return: 6:00 pm
2013 Published Rate: $50.26
2013 Discounted Rate: $42
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