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Explore The West Side By Jeep

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Go beyond the typical Oahu tourist sites to places like Makau Cave, catch scenic views of Pokai Bay, see honu, and more on this epic Honolulu tour.

Make your way to Oahu's Leeward Coast or "the Westside" to see five of the most stunning sights and landmarks, including Makau Cave, Yokohama Beach, and more when you book this full-day guided tour in Honolulu. Whether you're new to the island of Oahu or just want a unique experience different from common tourist excursions, this tour is just for you!

Your tour includes an expert, local guide who will take you to explore the iconic Makau Cave with powerful flashlights and the famous Aulani taro ponds to see the sustainable plant that's been key to Native Hawaiians diets for centuries. You will be provided comfortable round trip transportation to and from the pier, as well as a chance to dine on a delicious lunch at A&G Steaks (at your own expense), making this excursion perfect for foodies and culture enthusiasts alike.

Start your tour by discovering the scenic drive along Oahu's Leeward Coast. Locals refer to this scenic coast as the Westside, and you'll get several opportunities to take beautiful pictures of the landscape and skyline, including its gorgeous golden sand beaches. Your first stop takes you to Disney's Aulani Resort and Spa to see the taro ponds, a secluded art collection, and secluded coves. Here, learn why the taro plant was a key part of the Native Hawaiians' tradition and sustainability for centuries as well as get a chance to see "honu" or green sea turtles in the secluded coves, which locals consider seeing a honu as a sign of good fortune.

Next, your tour takes you the remote Yokohama Beach or Keawa' ula Beach, a beach known for its year-round high surfs and schools of squid that give the beach its translated name of "red bay." After capturing panoramic views along Yokohama Beach's shorelines and enjoying the beach, follow your guide and make your way to Makua Cave to explore 450-foot long caves that researchers believe to be more than 150,000 years old and locals associate with the demigod Kane. Your tour also makes a stop at the iconic Makaha Beach, where surfers flock to every year to ride the high tides for some of the best surfing in Hawaii. If the waves permit a safe experience, have the chance to enjoy the pristine waters of this iconic beach where lifeguards abound for peace of mind.

Conclude your tour with a stop to Pokai Bay, a local favorite. Thanks to its calm waters, golden sands, and picturesque skyline, Pokai Bay makes the ideal spot for swimming, relaxing in the sun, or enjoying a lunch on the beach. Wrap up your tour with a final stop for lunch at the famous A&G Steaks. This restaurant is known for delicious steak or seafood dishes, salads, and other locally-sourced foods to satisfy your appetite before heading back to the port in Honolulu.

If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind experience that takes you on an off-the-beaten path, then you won't want to miss this exciting excursion along Oahu's Leeward Coast. Book this tour now and get ready from an adventure of a lifetime in Honolulu.

About Shore Excursions Group
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $193.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Scenic, Cultural
Tour Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier.
Food/Beverage Provided
Light snacks and beverage.
Special Instructions
We recommend comfortable clothing and walking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses and hat. Those who wish to take a quick swim (conditions and time permitting) should wear a swimsuit under their clothes and bring a towel.
The maximum allowable weight is 400 lbs. The tour cannot accommodate wheelchairs, walkers or scooters and is not considered suitable for those with mobility issues.