TOUR OPERATES: Daily
DEPARTURE: 8:00 AM | RETURN: 11:00 AM
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.
TRAIL LENGTH: 1.5 miles roundtrip
TOUR LENGTH: 3 hours
APPROXIMATE WALKING TIME: 1.5 hours
TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Moderate
Included With This Tour
Admission Fees: The admission and trail fees
Backpacks: We provide backpacks for our wonderful guests to use on their hike
Transportation: Your tour includes round-trip transportation to and from Waikiki
Certificate: A personalized ‘I climbed Diamond Head” certificate with a photo of the crater that is suitable for framing and represents a very memorable experience
What to Bring: Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Please remember to bring bottled water. Please bring a rain poncho or rain gear, in case of precipitation.
Grace Periods: Please allow a 15 minute grace period after your designated pick up time as there are other pick up locations. Please make sure you allow for a comfortable return time to Waikiki. Drop-offs might occasionally be a half an hour later than scheduled, due to traffic delays or other unforeseeable circumstances.
Centralized Pick Up Locations: We assign transportation from one of our centralized pick up locations throughout Waikiki including Ala Moana Hotel, Ilikai, Hale Koa, Army Museum Bus Stop, Ambassador, Hyatt Regency, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa and Lotus.
Age limit: Children must be at least 5 years old for this tour. All persons between 5 and 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over age 21.
Vehicle: The vehicle will be a white mini bus with “Oahu Nature Tours” in green letters and a logo of a red bird on the side.
For parties of 1-6 guests: a minimum of 24 hour notice is required prior to departure time for changing, rescheduling or cancelling your activity. Tours cancelled or rescheduled within the last 24 hours are non-refundable.
For parties of 7 or more guests: a minimum of one week notice is required prior to departure time for changing, rescheduling or cancelling your activity. Tours cancelled or rescheduled within one week prior to departure time are non-refundable.
Participation Guidelines: Besides the above mentioned age limit, by booking our tour, you also represent and certify that you and all members of your traveling party have selected a tour that is appropriate to your abilities and interests, and that you are free from any physical condition or disability that would create a hazard for you, your adventure guide or other guests. Please consult your doctor. We have the right, but not the obligation, to deny participation to any guest whose condition is such that he or she could create a hazard to himself or herself, the adventure guides or other guests or otherwise impacts the enjoyment of other guests or disrupts the trip. We are sorry, but for the safety of both parent and child, pregnant women will not be permitted to participate on this adventure due to safety concerns.
You may not participate if you are under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or illegal drugs.