Kalihi Ice Ponds Hike

It is hot out here in Hawaii and the Kalihi Ice Ponds is a great way to stay cool in these summer months.
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Kayaking in Kailua

Kayaking in Kailua is a great way to spend a day on the east side of Oahu. I highly recommend going to Kailua Beach Adventures for all of your kayaking and beach needs in Kailua. Kailua Beach Adventures rent single or double kayaks which you can launch directly from Kailua Beach.

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Kayaking destinations include either Flat Island, Mokulua Island or Lanikai beach.  If you have the energy and time, Mokulua Island is well worth the journey. Here you will find other kayakers hanging out on the beach playing music, having a beer, and lounging on the pristine sand.  A quick 10-minute hike takes you to the other side of the Mokulua Island where you will embrace mars like rock formations that will just blow you away, making every swing of the paddle you took well worth it.  Make sure to bring water, sun screen , and some light snacks before you embark. I also recommend a dry bag for the kayak, everything will get wet, included your I Phone 7 that you thought was waterproof ( I learned the hard way).  Have Fun!!

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Hawaii Tours and Activities

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Planning your tours on Oahu can be a daunting task. Which tour to take, what time to take it, is this the best price? All questions that we here at Ohana Circle Island Tour love to answer. We just don’t do Island tours, we do everything. Every time you book an Island tour you get 10% off Luau’s and Pearl Harbor tours as well. So why not give us a call at 808-657-2178 or email us at manager@ohanaislandtour.com.

Spam Jam 2017 hits Waikiki

A chilly night with scattered rain showers didn’t stop Spam lovers from attending Spam Jam in Waikiki this year. Spam tacos, Spam sushi, Spam Nachos and some music kept visitors entertained and full. Our Island tour customers were a little Spam hesitant at first but they joined in the fun and grabbed a Musubi. Check out some photos from this year’s celebration of Hawaii’s love affair with Spam.

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Fort Derussy Park in Waikiki

Here at Ohana Circle Island Tour, we know that family vacations to Hawaii can get expensive and we have the perfect solution to saving money in Hawaii. If you can stop by the supermarket and grab a bag of charcoal and some burgers, Fort Derussy park tucked away in between the Hilton Hawaiian Village and Hale Koa is a great place to have a nice family bbq on Waikiki beach for free. Get there early though because spots do fill up quickly!

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Kings Village in Waikiki

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Kings Village in Waikiki is a fantastic place to grab some souvenirs for friends and family at great prices before heading back home. From Aloha shirts to pineapple magnet this place has it. Make sure to check out their Farmer’s Market every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 4:00 pm till 8:00 pm. Here you can grab everything from fresh fruits to paella.

Keana Point, A gorgeous hike on the west side of Oahu, Hawaii.

Hiking Keana Point is a fantastic way to get out of Waikiki and see a part of the Oahu that few tourists get to experience. Here are some pics of the hike coming from the leeward side.  The hike is incredible and offers views of Hawaii that you will never forget. With the Waianae mountains to your right, whales breaching to your left, blow holes providing you with some much-needed mist, waves crashing against basketball sized spa rocks, napping monk seals, and Laysan Albatross birds with their 6 foot wingspans soaring above you and their protected nesting grounds all come together to leave you speechless as you walk along the coast of this big rock in the middle of the ocean.

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How to Spend a Day in Waikiki, the Local Way

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An elderly lady once came up to me in Waikiki and asked me if the mall was the only place to see a hula show. She was puzzled by the concerned look on my face that followed her inquisition. I was disturbed because this person traveled all the way to this big rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean to be part of the Hawaiian Ohana that the world has come to idolize and what she found was a satellite of American commercialism located thousands of miles from anywhere. There is hope! Waikiki has many hidden gems and we are here to show you how find them.

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This itinerary will show you how to experience Waikiki, from sunrise till sunset, through the eyes of a local. How to eat local, spend time with locally run businesses, and how to experience the un franchised Aloha that beautiful Waikiki has to offer.

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Let’s begin the day!

Rise and Shine, you smell that..? That’s Surf Wax with a hint of freshly fried Spam. Hawaii consumes more Spam than any other state and starting the day with some Spam and Eggs is second nature to you if you grew up on the islands.  The love affair with Spam began during WWII when soldiers needed a compact source of food that didn’t require refrigeration. A great place to find spam induced delicacies is tucked away a block from the beach next to a Surf Shop, a Hawaiian dinner called Shorefyre. Come here a couple of times while in Waikiki, because every time you do, your Mai Tai gets that much stronger!

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After breakfast, visit Diamond Head before the afternoon sun hits the island. This iconic volcano serves as a strapping backdrop to the Waikiki strip and is a beautiful reminder that the visions of Hawaii should be your number one priority when coming here.  Many people don’t have the time to hike all the way to the top or simply may not be capable. However for those who want to see the soul satisfying views from Diamond head and the surrounding area, Eke Keliinohomoku of Aloha Trikke Tour has the answer. Originally from the Big Island Eke moved to Waikiki and works everyday to show people with his electric Trikke tour spots of Waikiki that are free of Hiltons and Marriots. The Tour stops at remote beaches and lookouts where you see locals going out for their morning surf and whales breaching from Amelia Earhart lookout point.

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It gets hot up on Diamond Head and nothing hits the spot after a Trikke adventure like a refreshing Acai Bowl. Hawaiian Crown Plantation on Kuhio ave has a legendary acai bowl that will fuel the body in ways that will make you think you just had a quadruple espresso. If Michi is working, you are in for a treat. She can carve up a pineapple and transform it into an acai bowl masterpiece, one worthy of being broadcast on every social media channel accessible to make your friend’s tastebuds envious of your future healthy treat endeavor.  In my opinion what makes this spot so special is their macadamia nut and cocoa nip finish on top.  

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Now its time to get wet, the sun is high in the sky, bikinis and Mai-Tais are in abundance up and down Kalakaua ave and the water is calling.  This is a good time to embrace a unique part of Hawaiian culture by surfing some of those infamous Waikiki waves. Now many may immediately think bikinis and surfboards, heck even put both together I don’t blame you..

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I recommend trying to surf some waves with an Outrigger Canoe. A new way of riding waves to you, but not to Hawaiians.  Canoe Riding has been a way to transport Tahitian people for ages and its no surprise that this method of transport became a good excuse for joyriding. So hit up Hawaiian Oceans Waikiki for a ride on a Hawaiian Rollercoaster.

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You have had a pretty active day to this point and the food trucks located on BeachWalk have a variety of local foodie options for people looking to fuel the fire without having to spend an arm and a leg. I recommend grabbing a plate of Garlic Shrimp, rice and mac salad at Five Star Shrimp truck. Garlic is like salt to Hawaiians and mac salad is essential to any plate.  

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For dessert, head right next door to Henry’s Deli where he has homemade ice cream and sherbert for sale. Henry Takahashi doesn’t make it easy for you though. His variety of flavors will have you standing by the freezer door pondering over whether to go for lychee, avocado cream, or that mango goodness.

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The sun is setting over the Pacific and you embraced Hawaiian culture via land and water. Now it is time to sit back and relax and no better way to do that than by being entranced by a sunset Hula show under the Banyan tree near the Duke Kahanamoku Statue.  Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday nights at 6:30, join locals and tourists from around the world for Waikiki Board Improvements Kuhio Beach Torch lighting and Hula show. The sunset, the music, the dancing and not having to pay $100 for a cookie cutter cater to the masses Luau makes for a great way to end the day on the beach in Waikiki.

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