Snorkel at the famous Hanauma Bay! With daily departures from Waikiki, this is the best way to visit Oahu’s #1 snorkeling destination. Great for beginners and experienced snorkelers!
Diamond Head Crater Shuttle & Self-Guided Hike
Starting at $23 | Breathtaking, Unparalleled View of the Coastline!
Daily shuttle service to the iconic Diamond Head Crater for a self-guided hiking tour of this famous Oahu trail.
If you DO NOT NEED the shuttle please DO NOT make a reservation. This reservation includes a shuttle to & from Waikiki Hotels.
Operation Days: Daily
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
Diamond Head Hiking Tour Times:
- Shuttle Departure Time (from Waikiki): 6:20 a.m.
- Shuttle Departure Time (back in Waikiki): 9:20 a.m.
- Shuttle Departure Time (from Waikiki): 7:20 a.m.
- Shuttle Departure Time (back in Waikiki): 10:20 a.m.
- Shuttle Departure Time (from Waikiki): 8:20 a.m.
- Shuttle Departure Time (back in Waikiki): 11:20 a.m.
- If you would like to change your departure times, please request this when you book your reservation. Additional charges apply.
Hiking Distance: 1.6 miles round trip
Level of difficulty: Moderate
Trail Conditions: The beginning of the Diamond Head hiking trail is paved, but expect uneven walkways along the way. Toward the end, portions of the trail involve steep stairways.
- Child (4-12yrs)
Description / Overview: In the early 1800s, British sailors mistakenly thought the calcite crystals in the lava rocks they saw glimmering from a distance were diamonds, hence the name. Diamond Head is a volcano that has been extinct for 150,000 years. The crater is 3,520 feet in diameter with a 760 foot summit.
The hike led by Kaimana Tours is considered easy to moderate in exertion. It is certainly worth it for the breathtaking, unparalleled view of the coastline. A must-see for any visitor!
This moderate hike ascends to the top of Diamond Head via a series of switchbacks. Although Kaimana Tours rates it as an easy to moderate hike, the staircases at the end are challenging for visitors not in peak shape and might leave you breathless even before you get a look at the gorgeous views from the top. But the rave reviews are nearly universal—this hike is well worth the effort!
Even if rising at dawn is the last thing you want to do on vacation, definitely consider the earliest departure times for the Diamond Head Crater Hike. It doesn’t take long before the day heats up and makes the hike even more strenuous. And because it’s such a popular destination, it can get crowded at the narrower stretches of the path as more visitors arrive throughout the day.
Tour Package: Includes transportation, complimentary bottle of water, map/brochure of Diamond Head and park fees.
Interested in other tours by Kaimana Tours?
Check out our “Combo Tours” section where you can do these tours together!
- Diamond Head & Hanauma Bay (Land & Sea)
- Diamond Head & Manoa Waterfall (Hawaiian Beauty)
- Diamond Head, Makapu’u Lighthouse & Hanauma Bay(Triple Play Package)
- Participants should not have a serious fear of heights
- Not recommended for persons with heart, neck, back, or joint problems
- Not recommended for pregnant women
- Participants must be physically fit
What to Bring & What to Wear: Comfortable shoes, hat, and sunglasses.
As a courtesy reminder please do not eat food in our shuttle and/or bring any drinks to be consumed inside.
Additional Information: Drinks, shave ice, and snacks are available for purchase at the park. Toilets and drinking fountains can be found at the beginning of the trail but not along the hike nor at the summit.
Terms & Conditions:
- This hiking tour of Diamond Head goes rain or shine.
- This is a self-guided hike.
Cancellation Policy: Any changes or cancellations must be made at least 48 HOURS prior to your reservation. Failure to cancel in less than 24 hours before your scheduled tour will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount onto your CREDIT CARD. To cancel, please call Kaimana Tours at (808) 392-2223 or (808) 230-0023, or email us at [email protected] Every canceled tour will receive a cancellation confirmation email.
Unfortunately, if the shuttle doesn’t meet its required number of guests it will NOT operate. We will contact you as soon as possible if that is the case.
GO-Oahu Card Customers:
When you make your reservation you will be asked for a credit to hold your reservation. Your credit card will be charged $5 to hold the reservation, but this will be refunded upon arrival for the tour. If you fail to show up or do not cancel within 15 days of making your reservation, you will not be refunded the $5.
On top of that, If you fail to cancel within 48 hours your credit card will be charged. GO Card IS NOT held responsible if you do not cancel within the allowed time, or try to do any changes.
For hiking Diamond Head, wear comfortable clothing suitable for hiking stairs and tennis shoes.
Yes. Water is provided for you on this hike, but we always recommend bringing extra supplies.
Yes, definitely, it’s an easy hiking adventure on Oahu.