Begin your adventure by boarding your air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy a narrated scenic drive along the south and east shore coastline of Oahu.
Our first stop is at the Diamond Head/Amelia Earhart Lookout, where our guests will enjoy a fresh Malasada (Portuguese donut) from world-famous Leonard’s Bakery and panoramic views of the popular local surf beach.
As we continue on the East Coast, our next stop is at the Hanauma Bay Viewpoint, a curved bay formed when the side of a crater collapsed thousands of years ago. Boasting pristine white sands and crystal blue waters, this protected cove (which is also a marine preserve) features a large, rich coral reef that is home to an amazing array of sea life.
From here, guests will enjoy a scenic ride to the famous Halona Point blowhole where, when tide conditions are right, waves surging through a submerged lava tube erupt in a spectacular geyser of seawater! Keep a keen eye out from December through May for a glimpse of giant humpback whales that frequent the waters here and green sea turtles year-round.
Travel to higher altitudes to take in breathtaking views of the island’s lush windward side from the Pali Lookout in the rugged Koolau Mountains. This stunning lookout was the site of a bloody battle in 1795 in which King Kamehameha I forced hundreds of his opponents to jump to their deaths from the cliffs there in what was called the “Battle of the Leaping Fish.”
From the Pali, we head to the Tropical Macadamia Nut Farm where guests will have the opportunity to sample local coffee, chocolate & macadamia nuts.
As we make our way to the North Shores of Oahu, we stop for lunch at the Shrimp Truck and Kahuku Fruit stand for guests to get another taste of the island’s cuisine.
Continuing along the North Shore of the Island, we head to Historic Haleiwa Town for guests to experience local shopping, world-famous ice cream, shave ice and other local ‘bites’.
Last but definitely not least we travel to the Famous Dole Pineapple Plantation where guests will have the chance to try the delicious Dole Whip, a dairy-free pineapple dessert.