Friendly drivers steer AlohaBus's fleet of double-decker buses through Honolulu streets, chaperoning tourists and intrigued locals to scenic and historic locations and allowing riders to disembark or climb aboard at any point. Vehicles arrive every 30–45 minutes at each stop, and riders can enjoy fresh ocean breezes from the open-top vehicles. The buses make eight continuous loops from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., including the daytime historic loop that explores Diamondhead, Waikiki, the Pearl Harbor express loop, and the nighttime loop that meanders through shopping and dining destinations. Complimentary earbuds play music and a GPS-activated narrative whispers fun facts in five languages, including English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and GPS's native binary. Guests can hop off at stops to get an up-close look at areas of interest or to refill the bus's gas tank with coconut milk.
With Flavor of Hawaii Culinary Adventures, tourists and locals can experience the culture and unique flavors of Hawaii at the same time. Its walking tour explores a variety of restaurants in Kailua or Waikiki, allowing diners to sample different dishes and interact with an award-winning chef. While walking between restaurants, tour-takers can savor the flavors of dishes such as fried rice, malasadas, haupia-glazed bread pudding, and fresh ahi poke.
Scare Hawaii recognizes that each of its visitors is unique. One might have a fear of the dark; another might be terrified of skeletons. With this in mind, the haunted house's creators seek to individually stoke each interloper's fear, growing it like the puddle of ectoplasm on a ghost's bed. What goes on inside the house is kept a close secret for maximum effect, but it will include dim foggy corridors, chilling special effects, and sudden spooks by actors.
Each fall, a team from United Pacific Builders transforms the tunnels and hospitality room beneath Aloha Stadium into a maze of halls and rooms where ghastly creatures await fresh souls to spook. On top of providing Halloween chills, the team behind the event supports the community by donating a portion of the proceeds to the Hawaii Meth Project.
Falling in love with Hawaii is easy—for some, all it takes is the first breath of balmy air after stepping out of an airplane or homemade rocket ship from the mainland. But Pat and Lisa Christian, the married couple behind Home Tours Hawaii, help people to deepen their love of the big island by offering a glimpse into its heart. They take groups beyond main streets and hotels, leading them into private homes and gardens to enjoy progressive brunches. While munching on multiple courses made with Big Island ingredients and sipping estate-grown Kona coffee, guests feast their eyes on stunning views of nature and architectural features such as ohia posts, lanais overlooking the ocean, and indoor koi ponds.
It's easy to get overwhelmed by Hawaii's beauty and find yourself gazing at it rather than experiencing it. That's where Epic Tours comes in. The company whisks visitors on adventures throughout the Big Island, plopping them down on Kona's pristine beaches or taking them turtle sighting in Hilo. They also offer vacation packages and help visitors plan their budgets so they don't spend all their money taking dolphins out to fancy dinners.