Hop aboard your open-air, amphibious duck vehicle at Ilikai Hotel, located in central Waikiki. Designed originally for the military, these vehicles have become ideal for sightseeing, providing unique vantage points of the island's highlights. Throughout your journey through downtown and the harbor, your informative guide will provide historical detail, local stories and fun facts about the landmarks you pass.
Travel first through the streets of downtown Honolulu for a glimpse of the Aloha Tower, an iconic Hawaiian landmark constructed in 1926. Pay homage to the world’s largest open-air shopping center as you pass the Ala Moana. Continue to Chinatown, home to the island's art scene, where a bustling collection of temples, shops, markets, antique dealers and restaurants keep the atmosphere lively.
Next, pass the State Capitol and Iolani Palace. The palace was once home to the Hawaiian Kingdom’s last two monarchs and today is a national historic landmark. See the statue of the beloved King Kamehameha I, who brought the Hawaiian Islands into a united royal kingdom in 1810 after decades of conflict.
Then make a splash as your vehicle hits the water, transforming into a boat. Cruise around the historic Sand Island and soak up unbeatable views of the coastline, from downtown Honolulu all the way to Diamond Head.
After 2.5 hours of sightseeing, your tour will conclude at your starting point.