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Oahu

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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​Features

  • Beaches

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Snorkeling

  • Local Food

  • Storytelling

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HEART OF WAIKIKI WALKING TOUR

Tour FAQ’s

Where does the Heart of Waikiki 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 budget for the Heart of Waikiki tour?

The budget truly depends on the activities you decide to do. That’s the beauty of touring Hawaii with Shaka Guide -- you have the freedom to explore on your terms! Here’s a cost breakdown of the major activities on the tour:

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

Can I join the Heart of Waikiki 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 Heart of Waikiki tour in the opposite direction?

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

Can I share the Heart of Waikiki 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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Absolutely loved it!

Boilerdevil | May 2022
Truly, having Shaka guide made our entire trip! We used it to explore and know what options there were for things to do. We had friends vacationing just a week before us and they didn’t use the app but more traditional means of digging around to figure out what was worth seeing or doing… they ended up doing almost all the same stuff but without any of the interesting and fun commentary or additional gems for where to stop for the best views and such. We are excited for our next trip to use Shaka guide for our tour again!
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Everyone in family enjoyed it.

dallyhb2 | May 2022
I thought it would be corny, but not at all. Very interesting hearing the background and history, as well as telling us where to find the best parking. My 2 young adults, who were not excited about going, really liked it and asked to do the rainforest self driving tour also. However, we missed part of that tour due to a closed road which caused us to go back the same way we came before reaching Punchbowl. We used google to get to Chinatown, but missed hearing those stories and where to go in Chinatown. But even with that, We loved the lookout and the North Shore day trip was one of our family’s favorite things that we did.
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Randy Siders | May 2022
A great way to see the Island. It's like having your own knowledgeable guide riding shotgun.
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