Water Lovers Package: Makapu'u Lighthouse & Hanauma Bay

 

This is a self-guided tour!

Experience two of the must-see sights on Oahu with this fun-filled combo, an incredible deal that will show you around the famous Makapu'u Lighthouse and let you snorkel in the stunning, crystalline waters of Hanauma Bay.

Your day will be filled with gorgeous vistas and fantastic fun for the whole family! You will be treated to endless incredible views as you hike along the Makapu'u Point Trail, looking out on Oahu's southeastern coastline. Get a look at the historic red-roofed lighthouse built in 1909 and immaculately preserved to this day. If the season is right, you may even spot some humpback whales frolicking in the deep blue water off the shore!

After your hike, you can test out the beautiful blue waters of Hanauma Bay. Whether you are a snorkeling pro or just want to learn the ropes, you'll love scanning the gorgeous coral reef with over 450 species of friendly, vibrant fish! This amazing outdoor adventure combo is perfect for your Waikiki getaway.

Makapu'u Lighthouse

Next, visit Makapu'u Lighthouse for a stroll along the picturesque southeastern coast! Take in panoramic views of the beautiful Pacific, and during winter keep your eyes peeled for Humpback Whales!

HALONA BLOWHOLE

On our way to Makapu`u Lighthouse we will stop at one of Hawai’i’s most popular attractions: the Halona Blowhole. Here we will make a 15 minute stop so that you will be able to take pictures of this spectacular natural phenomenon.
When wind and tide conditions are just perfect, the Halona Blowhole is known to spray water up to 20 feet in the air! Both the blowhole and summit are incredible vantage points to spot Hawaii's annual winter visitors, the Humpback whales.
While on this side of the island, you should also try to visit Hanauma Bay, Makapu'u Point Lighthouse, Koko Head Botanical Garden, and Sandy Beach.

HELPFUL HINTS

Wear sneakers and comfortable clothes, bring a hat and sunscreen, and drink lots of water. Don't forget your camera and bring your binoculars along if you have them!

  • Trail Length: 2.0 mi. (round trip)
  • Activity: Pedestrian
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Terrain: Hot, dry slopes
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft
  • Park Name: Ka Iwi State Scenic Shoreline

Hanauma Bay

Then it's time to get acquainted with some friendly underwater creatures on an exhilarating snorkel adventure around Hanauma Bay! Test out the beautiful blue waters of Hanauma Bay, scanning the gorgeous coral reef with over 450 species of friendly, vibrant fish! This amazing outdoor adventure combo is perfect for your Waikiki getaway.

Includes round-trip transportation from Waikiki (about 30 minutes each way), professional-grade, sanitized equipment (silicon-tempered mask, J-type snorkel, and endurance vinyl acetate fins), and expert instruction. Mask defogger is also available upon request.
* Note: the $7.50 admission charge to Hanauma Bay is not included. The entrance fee is waived for children under 13, active duty members of the military (ID required), and for residents of Hawaii with proof of residency.
Optional snorkeling accessories are available for an additional cost - including underwater cameras, dry snorkels, corrective lens masks, and flotation vests - or you can bring your own gear if you prefer.

HELPFUL HINTS

Bring a swimsuit, a towel, and sunscreen! Lockers are available for a fee, and drinks/meals can be purchased at the snack bar or in the Hanauma Bay tour office.
Also, don't forget to bring $7.50 for the Hanauma Bay admission fee (children 12 and under are free) - this is NOT included in the tour price. Admission is collected on location by the State of Hawaii and all proceeds go toward the upkeep of Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.
Hanauma Bay is closed on Tuesdays and all State Holidays. During the summer, there may be a wait time to get in - it tends to be especially busy on Mondays and Wednesdays. All participants are required to watch a short Nature Conservancy Video before entering Hanauma Bay; the video is less than 10 minutes long.


RATED

Hike is rated Easy to Moderate with a 2.0mi (3.2km) round-trip hike that gains 500 feet of elevation. This trail is exposed with little cover and is usually sunny and hot. It can be very windy at the summit.

LOCATIONS
  • Makapu'u Point Trail, East Oahu
  • The Makapu‘u Point trail offers outstanding views of Oahu’s southeastern coastline and after a 1-mile hike up to the summit one is rewarded with magnificent views of the windward coast and offshore islands! (2.75 hours)
  • Hanauma Bay, Southeast Oahu
  • Hanauma Bay is a protected marine life conservation area and one of the world's best places for novice snorkelers. (5 hours)

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