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Oahua Nature Tours


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6.00 AM - 8.30 AM 9.30 AM - 12.00 PM
Tour operates : Every Day

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Diamond Head Crater Adventure

Rating: 5/5

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.


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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).
- * Please note that for your safety and comfort, sandals, slippers, flip-flops, high heels and platforms are not allowed on this hike.
- Please bring a rain jacket or rainponcho.
- Sun block or sun screen is recommended.

Vehicle Information  
Air Conditioning yes
Public Address system yes
Frequently asked questions about this tour

Q: How many people are assigned to one guide?
A: No more than 25 guests.

Q: What about safety?
A: Our guides carry cellular phones and a first aid kit and have American Red Cross certification in CPR and first aid.

Q: Do we need to make reservations in advance?
A: This is highly recommended to make sure you can select the exact date and departure time that fits your vacation schedule.

Q: Is this a good tour for children?
A: Yes, all our hiking adventures are suitable for children 5 years or older. If you have younger children we would recommend taking our #4 Natural Highlights of Oahu tour.

Q: What are the trail conditions like?
A: The Diamond Head Trail is a graded and well-maintained dirt road.

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Contact Details

Office Hours: We are open every day, 6:00AM-7:00PM Hawaiian Time
Telephone: (808) 924-2473
Fax: (808) 924-5395
e-mail: natureguide@oahunaturetours.com



Monday, 31 March 2014
Great adventure!
This was our 3rd visit to Oahu and we have been on 3 Oahu Nature Tours and can't say enough great things about the company, the tours and the guides! Hiking Diamond Head was a bit more than I thought it might be but it was manageable, if not tiring on the way up! But the views were spectacular and made that staircase worth it!
Guide Justin was great, full of knowledge,entertaining and personable - a real pleasure to tour with.
I HIGHLY recommend Oahu Nature Tours to anyone wanting to tour but on a smaller more intimate tour vs the big cattle herding tours. Smaller vehicles, local, fun guides make every tour one to remember!
We've done Natural Highlights of Oahu, which was a completely fantastic way to see much of the island's famous highlights, the North Shore/Dole Plantation tour, which was fantastic as well(especially the garlic butter shrimp lunch) and now Diamond Head..
Love this tour company!!
By Darlene from Winnipeg
Tour date:2014-03-31
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Multiple Tours
Recently, we went on 3 tours through your company: Pearl Harbor(7) with Corey, and Diamond Head (1) and Waimea (3) with Paul Mahoney. We had such a great experience on the first two trips because of your knowledgeable and fun guides that we returned to our hotel and asked to sign up for another tour and made sure it was through your company. Corey's study of Hawaiian culture in college added a bonus to his tour. Paul's enthusiasm for Hawaii, it's people and culture as well as his knowledge of the areas we visited really enhanced his tours . We would recommend your company to our friends visiting Oahu.
By Mike from .
Tour date:2014-03-14

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