Diamond Head Crater Adventure
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 by the incredible 360 degrees panoramic views of Waikiki Beach, the emerald green mountains and the sparkling aquamarine water of the Pacific ocean below.
The excursion lasts 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.
PLEASE NOTE: This tour is not suitable for small children. Participants need to be at least five years old.
|Length of Tour||2.5 hours|
|Trail length:||1.4 miles|
|Actual walking time:||1.5 hours|
|Tour is operated||Twice every day|
|Departure time||For those early risers, visiting Diamond Head Crater around sunrise is one of nature's spectacles you won't want to miss. We can pick you up in Waikiki at 6:00AM and bring you back around 8:45AM.
*If you prefer cooler temperatures and less crowded conditions in the crater or have other programs scheduled for the day then we recommend you booking the 6:00AM tour.
If you prefer to start your tour later, then our 9:30AM adventure to Diamond Head Crater is for you. If you select this second departure time you will be back to your hotel at around 12:30PM.
|Pick-up Location||Waikiki pickup is provided for all our guests at no extra charge.
*(If you are staying outside of Waikiki, (Ihilani, Ko'olina or the Turtle Bay Resort, etc.) and coming to town by rental car we recommend that you meet us at the Ala Moana hotel (410 Atkinson Drive) where there is ample parking for you across from the hotel in the shopping center's parking lot.
|Oahu Nature Tours provides per person:|
|Admission fee(s):||We pay the admission and trail fees for you to all visited locations on every tour|
|Transportation :||Your tour includes roundtrip transportation to and from Waikiki|
|Beverage:||Bottled spring water|
|Other:||- A personalized "I Climbed Diamond Head" certificate with a photo of the crater that is suitable for framing.
Our main focus is conservation through education, while having fun at the same time. We are not a shuttle service, our professional, trained and knowledgeable guides will accompany you on the entire trail, explaining its geological formation, historical facts, legends and show you its unique species, and provide a safe and memorable experience.
Use of backpacks and walking staffs are also provided for all guests.
|Additional Items To Bring/Wear By Guests:||
- We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and covered-toed walking shoes (tennis shoes or hiking boots are best).
|Public Address system||yes|
|Frequently asked questions about this tour||
Q: How many people are assigned to one guide?
Q: What about safety?
Q: Do we need to make reservations in advance?
Q: Is this a good tour for children?
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|Office Hours:||We are open every day, 6:00AM-7:00PM Hawaiian Time|