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Waikiki Aquarium
Waikiki Aquarium

Waikiki Aquarium

Open daily 9am-4:30pm
2777 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 96815

The Basics

The Waikiki Aquarium, originally built in 1904, is the second oldest aquarium in the US. Explore more than a dozen exhibits, such as a living coral reef, while learning about the importance of education and conservation. Take part in activities such as a Reef Night where participants go on a guided reef tour at night or do a behind-the-scenes tour. Visit the aquarium independently or on a hop-on hop-off trolly or Segway tour.

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Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour
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Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour
USD81.63 per adult
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Diamond Head
We are in are 60s and we are not exercise buffs. We walked to the top. We may have had more rests but we made it to the top. Beautiful sights at top of Diamond Head. The driver of the shaxi gave us a tour. She drove us around & gave us great info. Also, she made stops for photos & places of interest. She also sent us photos of the sights we had visited.
Debra_S, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Oahu

star-5
Awesome!
rosechengmd, Apr. 2022
Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour
Easy, safe and a one of a kind way to see Waikiki and do the Diamond Head hike! It was not as stifling as a coach bus would have been. The Shaxi car was an open air electric vehicle uniquely decorated that drove us around. Lisa was on time, a great tour guide and very entertaining! She also took and sent a lot of photos of our tour.
star-5
Enjoyed it!
Carla_R, Apr. 2022
Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour
My husband and I did this tour while on our trip and we enjoyed it. There was a little confusion as we thought our tour guide was going to come on the diamond head hike with us but she only dropped us off there and picked up back up. But she took us on a tour around a lot of the area and took many pictures of us! She was super kind and informational. We love the pictures we got from her and the different areas she took us too!
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Get a taste of the local scene!
Tracey_M, Mar. 2022
Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour
Lisa was the most energetic and knowledgeable tour guide we could have had! Her tour in the Shaxi gave us such great access to the local scene throughout Waikiki. A highlight of our trip - highly recommend!
star-5
Great time.
Gregory_R, Mar. 2022
Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour
Lisa was a great guide, took a lot of pictures and was very informative. We had a great time. Hike was a little rough near the top but so worth it. Amazing views once you’re up there.
star-5
Awesome time!
Thao_T, Feb. 2022
Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour
The tour was awesome. They had a cool Shaxi golf cart kind of car. Michael was are tour guide and he was very friendly and informative. He took pictures for us and they turned out amazing! I would totally recommend this tour!
star-5
Awesome, awesome
Brian_J, Apr. 2021
After Dinner Tour along the Famous Waikiki Beach Strip
Awesome experience enjoyed the good and your. I would recommend to friends and family. My next trip!
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Nice
Yuliya_K, Feb. 2022
Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour
Beautiful woman showed incredible views, nice atmosphere, can get any useful information. It was Cool 😎 👌
star-5
You can do it. Take it one step at a time. It is not a race.
Grace_C, Dec. 2021
Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour
The stairs were really a challenge but oh so worth the climb to victory!!! Do not give up! It is a fun climb. Make sure to stay hydrated.
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Highly Recommend!
Laura_L, Feb. 2022
Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour
Wish I could give this tour 10 stars…Michael was wonderful!! This was not our first time to Hawaii and although we had hiked Diamond Head before we wanted to see if we could still do it. We figured instead of walking there we would combine it with a tour and are glad we did. Michael was very informative pointing out places of interest we had seen before and many we had not. He gave us the history of everything but not to the point where we lost interest. He took the time to get pictures of us at each stop on his phone and then at the end of the tour airdropped them to us….considering we are still dealing with Covid I thought this was genius! After Michael dropped us back at our hotel he texted us an extremely long detailed list of restaurants and highlights to see and do for the rest of our vacation…so thoughtful and very appreciated! If you are considering this tour I recommend you do it early in your vacation so you have time to check out Michaels recommendations. Mahalo! 🤙🌺🌴
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A very Hawaiian way to go around Honolulu
Yoshiko_F, Feb. 2022
Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour
Aloha! It turned out to be a very memorable, very 'Hawaiian' tour for us. This was our first time to visit Hawaii, we just arrived Honolulu the day before. We had booked this tour so I thought we could get an overview on Honolulu and visit the Diamond Head. There were just two of us that day on this tour, so we were lucky that the tour was exclusively given for us! The tour guide Lisa came on a little golf cart-like open vehicle with the Hawaiian decoration around the roof. What a fun way to go around! This is a slow vehicle, Lisa had a vast knowledge on the city, landmarks, beaches and so on and she kept talking and explaining the historical background, then she answered all our questions we had. And she took photos for us at many places. I highly recommend to book this tour. Mahalo (thank you)!
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Shaxi diamond head, and the lovely Lisa
Liat_L, Nov. 2021
Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour
Wonderful trip to know Waikiki and a great hike to mountain diamonds crater. Amazing view, Lisa was amazing driver and guide, lovely and funny, and gave us a lot of information. The car was decorated, and we got all the photos and hundred of recommendation of what to see or where to eat on the island. Me and my family loved every minute of it.
star-4
Excellent tour guide
Herminia_F, Nov. 2021
Shaxi Diamond Head Hiking and Waikiki Tour
Liza is funny but knows her trade… she has knowledge to every corner of the place, she is on time and ask what she could be of help to make our vacation a memorable one !
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • This aquarium introduces you to Hawaii’s marine life without having to snorkel.

  • You can pick up gifts, souvenirs, and books at the aquarium gift shop.

  • The aquarium is wheelchair accessible and offers a discount for people with disabilities.

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How to Get There

Waikiki Aquarium’s central location and limited parking make driving to the aquarium a difficult prospect. Instead, take the bus (Route 14, 19, 20, or 22) or Waikiki Trolley’s Green Line. The aquarium is also within walking distance of many Waikiki attractions.

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When to Get There

You can visit the aquarium year-round, but some activities are only available in certain seasons. Check the aquarium’s website before visiting to see what is happening when you are in town.

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The Best Snorkeling in Waikiki

Set along a designated Marine Life Conservation District, Waikiki Aquarium is in front of a living coral reef and some of the best snorkeling spots in Waikiki. After learning to identify marine life in the aquarium, head to nearby Sans Souci Beach and Queens Beach. Both beaches offer sandy areas that make it easy to get into the water. Then, snorkel along a reef teeming with fish and other marine life.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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As well as visiting the Waikiki Aquarium, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: