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Oahu: USS Arizona Memorial Deluxe Tour

1. Oahu: USS Arizona Memorial Deluxe Tour

For the first time ever, you can experience a tour of the USS Arizona Memorial from the National Park Service. This narrated tour is an immersive self-guided tour of the visitor center's two museums, the Pearl Harbor Survivor section aboard the USS Arizona Memorial and the fascinating "Path of Attack" tour available along the shoreline of Pearl Harbor. Get digital access to the National Park Service's archives at each narrated tour stop and experience the National Park Service's new Virtual Reality Center to view the new experience: Air Raid Pearl Harbor.

West Maui: Self-Guided E-Bike, Hiking & Snorkeling Excursion

2. West Maui: Self-Guided E-Bike, Hiking & Snorkeling Excursion

Combine electric biking, hiking and snorkeling on this Maui adventure. After an easy ride along the coastline, snorkel in Kapalua Bay and spot tropical fish, coral reefs, and green sea turtles. Shape your time as you like without keeping up with or waiting for a tour group. Check out different ways to customize your experience: • Bike/Snorkel: Ride along the West Maui coastline to Wahikuli Beach Park, Black Rock (Pu‘u Keka‘a), Kahekili Beach Park, or all the way up to Kapalua Bay for a snorkeling experience with tropical fish, Hawaiian Sea Turtles, and vast ocean wildlife. • Bike/Hike: Start the day cruising on an E-Bike down the Lahaina coastline and then up into the iconic West Maui mountains. Enjoy a relatively easy hike up the Launiupoko Valley Trail. • Bike/Sightseeing: Journey effortlessly through Lahaina Town and up the coastal bike path to Ka’anapali—no pedaling necessary. Check out the shopping, food locations, beaches, and history of West Maui. The most popular route takes you along the Lahaina coast with amazing panoramic views leading up to Kapalua Bay. Here, experience the beautiful Kapalua Coastal Trail and snorkel at Kahekili Beach.

Maui: Self-Drive Sightseeing Road Trip

3. Maui: Self-Drive Sightseeing Road Trip

Embark on a self-driving road trip with a guide in your pocket. Skip the crowded tour buses and experience Maui independently, at your own pace. See historic sites, popular attractions, world-class beaches, and scenic hikes. Listen to local stories, legends, and fun facts about the places you’re visiting as well as unique Hawaiian music to entertain and relax you along the way. Experiences you can have on the tour are: • Hike to Twin Falls • Explore Wai'anapanapa State Park to visit a black sand beach • Hike to Maui’s Red Sand Beach • Swim at Oheo Gulch (Seven Sacred Falls)  • Explore a lava tube • Explore the Backside to Hana • Visit scenic waterfalls • Watch the sunrise atop Mt. Haleakala • Hike the Hosmer Grove or Sliding Sands trails • Visit a lavender or dairy farm • Walk through historic Makawao Town

South Maui: Self-Guided E-Bike, Hike and Snorkel Excursion

4. South Maui: Self-Guided E-Bike, Hike and Snorkel Excursion

Take a ride around the South Side of Maui on a Radpower electric bike. Avoid the traffic and parking and stop and start as you wish. Access hiking trails, snorkel on the beach, and breeze through the crowds without any pedaling necessary. Choose from a selection of itineraries upon arrival. Hike gorgeous areas like the Wailea Coastal Trail, Kamaole beach, and South Kihei. Bike from spot to spot and snorkel the famous beaches of Mokapua, Ulua, Polo, or Wailea. Witness the stunning ocean wildlife, view Hawaiin sea turtles, and watch the shimmering tropical fish. Enjoy south Maui at a cruising pace, how it's meant to be.

Kauai: Self-Drive Sightseeing Road Trip

5. Kauai: Self-Drive Sightseeing Road Trip

Explore Kauai at your own pace with this narrated, self-guided driving tour. Visit some of the island's most popular and memorable attractions, including white sand beaches, waterfalls, and deep canyons. Take breathtaking hikes through the jungle while learning about the history and natural wonders of this beautiful island or go snorkeling and swimming at the local beaches. Make the most of your vacation time with the freedom to stop and go as you please. Drive around Kauai while listening to relaxing Hawaiian music, stories, and fun facts about the area. Your narrated audio guide will lead you safely where you want to go, so don't worry about getting lost or wondering where to go next.

Oahu: Grand Circle Island Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

6. Oahu: Grand Circle Island Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

With an app that functions as your guide, audio tour, and map all in one, explore Oahu and the vibrant city of Honolulu that offers a little bit of everything, from lush greenery to the most stunning beaches in the world. Cruise around this tropical paradise, hike its best trails, and learn about its incredible conflict-strewn history, all from the comfort of your own vehicle. As an added perk, enjoy animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms, along many of the tour stops. After downloading the tour app (download instructions sent via email after booking), start your Oahu adventure at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial where you’ll begin to learn about the unexpected history of Honolulu. Next is Aloha Tower, one of the city’s most iconic attractions. Continuing on, see Iolani Palace, the extravagant former home of Hawaii’s monarchs, as well as a statue of King Kamehameha the Great. The first beach on the Oahu tour is Ala Moana Beach, a pristine stretch of sand that was once used for something else entirely. Then, visit Waikiki Beach, where surfing superstar Duke Kanahamoku got his start before he transformed the world of surfing forever. Leaving the beaches for a moment, get an up-close look at Diamond Head State Park, an enormous volcanic crater and Hawaii’s most popular park. Head toward the volcanic China Walls next, where you’ll hear the dramatic tale of Kamehameha’s rise to power and his rival, Kalanikūpule, who was willing to do the unspeakable to take control for himself. At the Hanauma Bay Lookout, find some of the most spectacular views; be sure to have your camera at the ready. For a less crowded spot, follow the route to the next lookout, which most visitors miss. After passing some seriously scenic shoreline, spot Rabbit Island just off the coast and learn about the utterly failed rabbit farm that once operated here. Then come to Waimānalo Beach, the perfect stop for anyone seeking a little seclusion. As you approach the town of Kailua, hear a dramatic account of the Battle of Nu’uanu. If you’re a kayaker, you won’t want to miss Kailua’s beach. Up next, catch a glimpse of the last remaining Heiau on Oahu. These ancient temples were deeply sacred to the Hawaiians and still hold a great deal of significance today. Find a trail to one of Oahu’s famous waterfalls. If you’re craving more nature, the Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden will be just ahead, offering a staggering 400 acres of carefully cultivated flora. You might not expect a huge Buddhist temple in Hawaii, but that’s the next stop! After checking out the Byodo-In Temple, reach the Kualoa Ranch that’s become a Hollywood favorite. Wildlife enthusiasts will love what comes next: a huge wildlife refuge and Turtle Beach, frequented by the enormous Hawaiian green sea turtles. Then, head to Sunset Beach, the perfect spot to catch the day’s final rays of light. Later, head to the historic Dole Plantation, where the tour concludes.

Kauai: Island Highlights Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

7. Kauai: Island Highlights Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

Explore Kauai on a self-guided audio tour that you can do from the comfort of your own vehicle. Drive along the most famous stretch of Kauai's historic highway and see the island's must-see sights. Visit Grove Farm, see what remains of the once-booming sugar plantation industry, and learn how the ultra-rich sugar barons lived. Also, learn about the industry's connections to the American Civil War. Then, head to the beautiful Poipu Beach and see the surfers hitting the waves. You might also spot Rocky, the Hawaiian monk seal who’s something of a celebrity on Kauai. Catch a thrill as you pass by the Hanapepe swinging bridge. This precarious bridge spans a vast valley for amazing views and an exciting adrenaline rush. Then visit the 3,000-foot Waimea Canyon and take spectacular photos of the lush green landscapes. The last stop on this audio tour is the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park, a secluded slice of paradise complete with jungles, cliffs, and crashing ocean waves. As you drive along, you'll also learn about the island's best hiking spots and the fascinating, complex history of Kauai and Hawaii. Hear about the first people who cross the ocean in tiny canoes to get there, and discover their culture and traditions. You'll also learn about the arrival of American businesses, and how it changed the islands forever.

Hawaii: Self-Guided Driving Tours Bundle

8. Hawaii: Self-Guided Driving Tours Bundle

Access this bundle of self-guided driving tours around the Hawaiian islands of O’ahu, Maui, and Kauai. Discover the islands on your own personal adventure, and see the unique charms and beauty of each. On O’ahu, begin in the city of Honolulu and get your first taste of local culture, revisit the events of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and see the former royal palace. Continue towards some stunning beaches followed by a stop at a giant volcanic crater. At all locations, admire the fantastic scenery. As you drive, hear learn about the power struggle between Kamehameha’s and his rival Kalanikūpule, which reached its crescendo on the towering cliffs of O’ahu. Spot some tranquil waterfalls and pass through a sleepy town where a former president used to spend his winters. On Maui, immerse yourself in Hawaiian history, culture, and legends, including the myth of the demigod who pulled the island out of the ocean. Drive to some of the most demanding surfing destinations on the island. Hear about the ancient traditions of Hawaiian society and changes in modern times. Explore the coastal Road to Hana, featuring astonishing bays and beaches, as well as some scenic hiking trails like the Waikamoi Ridge Trail. After you pass the sparkling Waikani Falls, you’ll also have the chance to visit the village where Beatle George Harrison chose to retire Discover the island of Kauai that has for a long time been one of Hawaii’s hidden gems. This island is home to a strange blend of pristine wilderness and remnants of a bygone era. One moment you’ll be watching sea turtles bask on a beach or snapping photos of a tunnel made of dense trees, and the next you’ll find yourself in an old, restored sugar mill town or looking at the remains of a Russian fort. You’ll also get a glimpse into Kauai’s equally peculiar history, full of twists and turns you might not expect. To add that extra eclectic flavor to your Hawaiian vacation, Kauai is a must-visit.

Maui: Lahaina Old Town Self-Guided Audio Tour

9. Maui: Lahaina Old Town Self-Guided Audio Tour

This tour explores the many highlights of the culturally rich and historical significance of Lahaina, Hawaii. On this tour, you will enjoy a self-guided audio tour of some highlights of Lahaina. Visit Baldwin Home Museum, Hauola Stone, Pioneer Inn, Old Lahaina Courthouse, Old Fort, Banyan Tree Court, the Old Prison, Waine’e Church, Shingon Buddhist Temple, Luakini Street, and the Lahaina Restoration Fountain. Each stop clearly exemplifies the amazing history of Lahaina, telling the story of the past of each stop. The Lahaina Restoration Foundation shows the history of the town of Lahaina so that nothing is forgotten. From the old Fort to the Courthouse, the history of the town is preserved through many old buildings that are open to the public to explore and learn from. See Banyan Tree Court, where people gather and socialize by the amazing historical landmark.

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What people are saying about Hawaii

This was a great activity to start the day. The staff was really helpful, I don’t remember his name (tall guy with a beard) who set me up was super in getting me everything I needed and answered all my questions. You get a map with 6 stops that are all cool and it’s up to you how long you want to stop or even if you want to stop. If you’re looking for a way to see some sites where you control how long you stay at each spot it’s perfect.

We enjoyed this tour very much. We were unlucky and hit a little unpredictable weather. So we decided to do a driving tour to be safe from the rain. And with this we were able to see most of the island and learned so many fun historian facts. My teenage daughter she felt like she was in history class again, this time she enjoyed learning. Highly recommended from a family of 4, including a teenager and an infant.

Make sure to download the drives ahead of time because there will not be service! The drive did a great job throwing in facts, music, and made me feel like I was really getting the best experience out of the drive. Though he was a little cheesy at times, I still really loved it! I felt safe and comfortable with this audio guiding me around the roads. 100% recommend this for anyone who making the trip to Hana!

The self driving tour was great. We were able to see parts of Kauai that we never dreamed of seeing. I would use this service again on other islands. The only thing I would have like to have had was some Hawaiian music played between some of the spots.

Angel did a great job of getting our bikes ready and telling us the best route. This tour was the highlight of our trip to Maui. We hit all the beaches on the route - six hours went by fast!