Explore Honolulu's foodie scene, commune with wild dolphins, investigate paranormal activity and more on these top-rated Oahu tours run by local experts:
- Hawaii Food Tours: Seen on the Food Network and rated one of the best food experiences in the world by MSNBC, Hawaii Food Tours explores Honolulu’s delicious culinary melting pot. The Hole-in-the-Wall tour whisks visitors far from touristy Waikiki to ethnic markets, specialty food shops and eateries only locals know about. Coming soon: foodie tours of North Shore, Oahu.
- Oahu Ghost Tours: Hawaii--the world's most remote inhabited islands--are famous for their supernatural phenomena. Authentic eco-cultural tours by Oahu Ghost Tours are an opportunity to learn about this aspect of Hawaiian culture and local lore. The Orbs of Oahu night tour takes visitors to sites known for paranormal activity; bring your digital camera to record ghostly spirit orbs.
- Shangri La estate: Named after the hidden paradise of the 1937 film Lost Horizon, the estate of American tobacco heiress Doris Duke is one of Hawaii’s most architecturally significant homes. Featuring dazzling mosaics, a white marble bedroom inspired by the Taj Mahal, a Moroccan ceiling, Turkish rooms, a Mughal-style garden and gorgeous views of Diamond Head, Shangri La celebrates Duke’s passion for Islamic art and the glamour of a bygone era.
- Hoku Nai’a Dolphin Watch: Wild spinner dolphins love to congregate in the peaceful waters off of Oahu’s spectacular Wai’anae coast. Aboard a catamaran specially designed for eco-friendly dolphin watching, Hoku Nai’a Dolphin Watch provides responsible eco-tours sensitive to the comfort of both dolphins and guests. Onboard lunches are available, as are longer cruises with time for snorkeling.
- Segway of Hawaii: Glide through Honolulu history with fun Segway tours by Segway of Hawaii. No special skills are required to ride a Segway Personal Transporter. After an introductory training session, participants ride their own Segway along the waterfront and past sights such as the Aloha Tower, Iolani Palace, the King Kamehameha statue, Waikiki, Diamond Head and more, depending on tour. Six different tours, led by expert guides, offer the best of both beach and city.
For more trip inspiration and things to do on Oahu, see Go Hawaii, official website of the Hawaii Tourism Authority.