Since 1989, Dolphins and You has worked to foster interspecies understanding in the open seas. The staff members all carry a deep respect and reverence for dolphins, which they impart on visitors who witness these intelligence creatures firsthand on the popular dolphin swim tour. Tours include everything from a traditional Hawaiian ceremony and song to swimming with sea turtles and learning the hula.
Sometimes tours can feel awfully crowded—all those people huddled together, trying to glimpse the same landmark. That's why Holoholo Bicycles keeps its 90-minute tours of historic Honolulu to a maximum of four bikers, who pedal past notable sights such as Iolani Palace and the Kamehameha Statue. All treks start at Holoholo's Chinatown storefront, which stocks a fleet of Allant seven-speed bicycles by Trek. Besides tours, those bicycles—along with a helmet, lock, and basket—are rented out to visitors for as little as 2 hours or as long as 24.
Epic Hawaii's tour guides leave no corner of Oahu unexplored. With Hawaii's rich culture, history, and ecology dictating their paths, they take visitors on snorkeling adventures off the North Shore. Tour-goers hike through majestic waterfalls and rain forests, and they kayak from Kailua Beach to Moku Nui Island, where seabirds thrive.
On Pedal Bike Tours' guided Hidden Honolulu tour, Waikiki isn't the main attraction?instead, bikers depart from Waikiki to adventure down hidden paths with no car traffic, check out local beaches, and even pedal past the Royal Palace. The team also offers a North Shore tour, with a customizable length that ranges from 2.5?15 miles, and general rentals, which allow bikers to explore the area sans guide.
Taking its name from the Hawaiian word for "adopt", Hanai Tours helps visitors become better acquainted with the people, food, and culture of Honolulu. Over the past 10 years, founder [Ed Korybski] http://www.hanaitours.com/about.html) has promoted Honolulu's Chinatown by producing street festivals, setting up commemorative plaques, and rehabilitating the facades of historical buildings. Today, he and his guides lead curious tourists through the beloved neighborhood, taking them through pub crawls and restaurant samplings that allow them to taste some of the local specialties and ethnic dishes. A dessert tour, for example, might include a stop at Mauankea Marketplace and a taste of homemade mango ice cream or Chinese candies, while a tour of Pau Hana—once known as Chinatown's red light district—might focus on area nightlife destinations and samples of wine and sake. Regardless of the food served, each tour also includes interesting historical facts and stories enhanced by digital photographs and video.