Like historical biographies, historical ghost tours grant insight into a human's past life, highlighting who they were, what they said, and when they found their first bed to sleep under. Salute spirits with today’s Groupon: for $28, you get a five-hour Sacred Spirits eco-cultural tour from Oahu Ghost Tours (up to a $56 value). The excursion takes place Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and pick-ups begin at 10 a.m. at one of eight Waikiki hotels.
Handpicked, experienced guides put their storytelling abilities to work during the five-hour Sacred Spirits tour ($56 for adults ages 12+, $43 for children ages 7–11), exposing the mysterious underbelly of the Hawaiian Islands with chilling tales that they claim are true and verified by historical and ancestral information. After being picked up at a local Waikiki hotel, guests are transported to the heiau, which are sacred secret places, or the ancients' equivalent of a sock drawer. Tourists learn about the Menehune, the spirits of little people that roam the land, as well as the famed Night Marchers who perform breathtaking line dances each evening when the sun goes down. Guides appraise tour-goers of the ecological importance of each site, as well as its spiritual significance.
Guests are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes and to bring a small hand towel, lunch, or snack money, as the tour does not cover food. Tours are not scripted or rehearsed, so like pizzas and snowflakes, no two experiences are ever the same.
Oahu Ghost Tours
By foot and by car, Oahu Ghost Tours explores the island's spookiest spots during three unique experiences infused with riveting bits of Hawaiian history. Despite measures to preserve sacred areas, Oahu's growth into a buzzing metropolis has sometimes come at the expense of its ancient past. Buildings stretch skyward atop burial grounds, and roadways weave through caves filled with the remains and cherished stamp collections of beloved ancestors. Through rich storytelling, eyewitness accounts, and expert knowledge in the supernatural, Oahu Ghost Tours' guides lead groups on investigations of those disturbed sites, including the scene of a chilling modern-day murder and the infamous Morgan's Corner.