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  • Address: Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

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Statue of Duke Kahanamoku Tours

A landmark stop on almost every organized Honolulu tour is the nine-foot-tall bronze statue immortalizing Hawaii’s original ambassador of aloha, Duke Paoa Kahanamoku. One of those guys who was seemingly good at everything, Kahanamoku wore many hats. He was a Hollywood actor, a full-blooded Hawaiian descended from alii (the royal class), an Olympic swimmer who won gold in both the 1912 and 1920 games, an Olympic water polo player, a 13-term sheriff of Honolulu and one of Waikiki’s first surf and canoe instructors. Kahanamoku used his charm and personable nature to popularize surfing and was later the first person to be inducted into both the Surfing and Swimming Halls of Fame.

Poised in front of a longboard and welcoming visitors with open arms, the Duke statue has enjoyed a prime seaside spot across from popular Waikiki breaks since it was installed on what would have been Duke’s 100th birthday in 1990. Many visitors honor Duke’s memory by draping floral and kukui nut lei around his neck and from his arms, or just pause long enough to take a shaka selfie. Making this stop even more popular is the fact that one of Honolulu’s live city cameras is constantly trained on the statue and the palm-lined sands of Waikiki behind it — a great tool for making family back home jealous in real time.

Each summer, Duke’s OceanFest honors the waterman’s memory with ceremonies at the statue and a series of ocean sporting events including longboard surfing, paddleboard racing, swimming, surf polo and beach volleyball.

Practical Info

The Statue of Duke Kahanamoku fronts Kuhio Beach between Kaiulani and Uluniu avenues off Kalakaua Street, Waikiki’s main drag. The Duke Kahanamoku statue live cam can be viewed online from anywhere in the world.

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Waikiki Secret Beaches and History Tour, Oahu, null
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Waikiki Secret Beaches and History Tour

Discover Waikiki’s secret locations and deserted beaches on a 2-hour guided tour. Learn interesting facts and tidbits about Waikiki as you check out popular ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Waikiki Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Honolulu, Oahu, City Tours
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Waikiki Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Honolulu

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Explore Waikiki and Honolulu with a choice of hop-on hop-off tours that feature the historic sites, scenic natural beauty and world-class shops and restaurants ...  Read more

Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Duration: Flexible

From USD $25.00
Hawaiian Foodie Tour by Bike, Oahu, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Hawaiian Foodie Tour by Bike

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Pedal to the base of Diamond Head with its unique neighborhoods and secluded beaches. Visit 10 to 16 local eats in the Diamond Head, Kapahulu and Kaimuki ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $139.00
Waikiki and Diamond Head Segway Tour, Oahu, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Waikiki and Diamond Head Segway Tour

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See the best of Waikiki and Diamond Head, and experience it all in an exhilarating way on a Segway tour! On your own Segway Personal Transporter, you can enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Waikiki, Oahu
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $178.01
Honolulu Segway Tour: Kapiolani Park, Makalei Beach Park and Queen’s Surf Beach, Oahu, Segway Tours
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Honolulu Segway Tour: Kapiolani Park, Makalei Beach Park and Queen’s Surf Beach

Explore the beaches and parks of Honolulu on a 1.5-hour Segway tour that takes you past cultural and natural highlights from Waikiki. Glide around Queen ...  Read more

Location: Waikiki, Oahu
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $145.55
Small-Group Oahu Circle Island Tour, Oahu, Segway Tours
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Small-Group Oahu Circle Island Tour

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Luxury Small Group Tour -  6 hour tour,  luxury vehicle -  all about quality.    Max 7 passengers See 30 Spots More than 10 Stops Luxury Vehicles  ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $166.00
Private Oahu Circle Island Tour With Beaches and Local Food, Oahu, Full-day Tours
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Private Oahu Circle Island Tour With Beaches and Local Food

Private Customized Tour - Experience the island's best sights - Dole Plantation, beautiful beaches, Halona Blowhole, Movie Spots and a Macadamia farm. Most ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Waikiki Historic Sites And Residences Pedicab Tour, Oahu, Custom Private Tours
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Waikiki Historic Sites And Residences Pedicab Tour

The Waikiki Historic Sites And Residences Pedicab Tour takes up to two (2) adults on an eclectic hour long journey into Waikiki’s past and an exploration ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $37.50

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