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HEART OF WAIKIKI WALKING TOUR

Description

Arguably the most famous beach in Hawaii, Waikiki was once a playground for Hawaiian royalty. Once you step onto the beach you’ll see why; with turquoise shores and Diamond Head in the backdrop -- it’s a postcard perfect scene. Today, Waikiki is known for its bustling restaurants, diverse shopping and of course, beloved beach. On Shaka Guide’s Heart of Waikiki Walking Tour you’ll stroll through this vibrant neighborhood listening to stories along the way.

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

•⁠ Relax on Waikiki Beach
•⁠ Rent a board a try surfing
•⁠ Shop at Royal Hawaiian Center or International Marketplace
•⁠ Try some local eats like shave ice, garlic shrimp, plate lunch and spam musubi

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Recommended Start Time: Around 9:00 a.m. (before it gets too hot)
Tour Starting Point(s): Royal Hawaiian Center
Direction: South, ending at the Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Statue

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1-2 Hour Walking Tour 13 Narration Points

​Features

  • Beaches

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Snorkeling

  • Local Food

  • Storytelling

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HEART OF WAIKIKI WALKING TOUR

Tour FAQ’s

Where does the tour go?

Waikiki was once a playground for royalty. Now, this bustling neighborhood is one of the most famous spots in Hawaii. The tour starts at the Royal Hawaiian Center and ends past Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Statue.


Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour! 


  • Waikiki Beach 
  • International Marketplace 
  • Moana Surfrider 
  • Royal Hawaiian Hotel 
  • Princess Bernice Pauahi Statue 
  • Duke Kahanamoku Statue

For help planning your day check out our Heart of Waikiki Walking Tour suggested itinerary, the complete list of tour stops here, and tour highlights in the app! 

What should I pack and budget?

  • Headphones
  • Water
  • Towel (if you want to swim at Waikiki Beach)
  • Bathing suit (if you want to swim at Waikiki Beach)
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sun glasses and/or Hat
  • Camera
  • Cash (see budget below)

How much you spend really depends on the activities you choose to do along the tour route, but here’s a breakdown of some costs. 


  • $4.99 per person: Shaka Guide’s Heart of Waikiki Walking Tour
  • $15.00-$25.00 per person: Lunch

Can I join the tour along the route?

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from.  If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience. 

Can I take the tour in the opposite direction?

No, this tour can only be done in one direction. 

Can I share the tour across multiple devices?

No, everyone participating in the tour must make a purchase and download the tour separately. 

Other Questions? Contact Us!

Still have questions? Send us an email at aloha@shakaguide.com or give us a call on 1-888-250-2261.

Customer Reviews

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Seth Goldman | December 2021
Great tour and easy to use! Appreciate that it was simple to exclude stops simply by driving past them, so we could customize what we wanted to see/do on the fly.

Shaka Guide

Responded | December 2021

Jeff Bloomfield | December 2021
The tours are great and the tour guide is fun to listen to. I would recommend even if you've been here before, you will learn about the island and it's history.

Shaka Guide

Responded | December 2021

Waikiki walking tour

Pafaubs | December 2021
We have come to Waikiki one other time. I had no idea who the Duke was. Loved seeing and experiencing the history. The app is worth every cent and more.
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