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Oahu Half Day Tours

Why Oahu Half Day Tours?

Get The Most of Your Time

Simply put, you will experience more of our beautiful island with our private tours.  We get you to all the hot spots and all the secret in between spots that big buses cannot take you.

We allow you to maximize the time you have on your vacation.  You wait on absolutely no one else.

Its your own day so you can kick back with all the leg room and arm space you need in one of our comfortable vans that is just for you.

Enjoy a custom tour that is unique to your interests

Private tours offer greater flexibility in terms of timing. You can choose the start and end times that suit your schedule, making it more convenient for you.  You can also make any last minute detours you like to whatever may pique your interests.

Do you really want to be herded around in a big 30+ passenger bus following other big busses to each destination?  Spend half your vacation sitting in traffic jams that only big busses are too often trapped in?  Spare yourself the boredom.  

You will not have to wait for anyone or any large groups to assemble after a few guest forget departure time or simply get lost.  We will get you in and out of places easily and efficiently.

You receive undivided attention from your tour guide, allowing for a more immersive and informative experience.   Your guide can answer all your questions and provide in-depth insights on places, or food, or anything on your bucket list!

If you have specific hobbies or interests, our private tour can be curated to incorporate activities related to those interests.

Share these times and memories with your family and friends in the comfort of your own private vehicle.   

You make the decision on the duration of your day.  You can do a 3 hour main attractions tour or an 8 hour circle island adventure.  All up to you!

What people say about oahu half day tours

Oahu Half Day Tours
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Kerry JenkinsKerry Jenkins
19:25 28 Jul 23
Great decision!We had a great day with Stu, everything worked out perfectly! Starting with excellent communication even though I booked on short notice, called in the morning and text for arrival time, which was exactly precisely on time. Throughout the day, we were asked what we were happy with what we were comfortable with and what we wanted to do. We enjoyed the sights and the experiences a great deal. I had done the bus tour option last year and this was definitely a great option to maximize time and what we got to see, including areas buses can't go. Highly recommend!
Samvel GyurdzhyanSamvel Gyurdzhyan
20:31 15 Jul 23
Valerie SmithValerie Smith
21:57 09 Jul 23
Oahu Half Day Tours come highly recommended from my husband and I. Booking the tour was professional and effortless. Customizing the tour was great. Our island guide, a local & resident, Bon Jovi, took all our requests into consideration. He added local stops we couldn't know about but others knew, and they were great! He was great. We saw more of the island than imagined. Best tour of our lives. A 9-10 hour tour was not a possibility. This was the best!
martin ortiz Garciamartin ortiz Garcia
17:24 24 Jun 23
Daryll CagleDaryll Cagle
22:17 10 Jun 23
Thee CaptainThee Captain
16:33 10 Mar 23
"Wow, what a ride! This half day tour around Oahu was a thrilling adventure from start to finish. Our guide was full of energy and kept us entertained with fun facts and stories. We got to see some breathtaking views and visit iconic landmarks, but the best part was the wild ride on the winding roads of the North Shore. This tour is not for the faint of heart, but if you're up for a little excitement, it's definitely worth it."
Michael BazzileMichael Bazzile
16:06 10 Mar 23
First of all, I have to say that the tour was absolutely amazing! From start to finish, our tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time.The tour began with a pick-up from our hotel in Waikiki and we were immediately greeted with a warm welcome from our guide. Throughout the tour, our guide shared fascinating information about the island's history, culture, and landmarks. We were able to see some of the most breathtaking views of Oahu, including the lush green mountains and crystal clear waters.One of the highlights of the tour was the visit to the famous North Shore. We got to see some of the world's best surfers riding the waves and enjoyed some free time to explore the local shops and restaurants. We also got to stop at a beautiful beach where we had the chance to take some amazing photos and dip our toes in the ocean.The tour was very well organized and we never felt rushed or like we were missing out on anything. Our guide made sure to keep us on schedule, but also allowed us to take our time at each stop and soak in the beauty of the island.Overall, I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Oahu. It was the perfect way to see some of the island's most iconic sights in a short amount of time. Our guide was exceptional and made the tour an unforgettable experience. I would definitely do it again!
William UppWilliam Upp
02:47 19 Jan 23
What a bargain! We got an incredible tour of the north shore and video photography of us all in one. I cannot say enough good things about how good Oahu half day tours did. I visit Oahu often I will do this again. Highly recommended. 12 stars or whatever. Bravo to our tour guide Kukui! You were just awesome thanks again.
03:04 11 Jan 23
I was already taking few tours in ohau but this one day with bonjovi was exceptional by far he is down for another level of adventures and really thinking always outside the box took us to many places in few hours secret spots that only local will know about you can definitely tell the difference when you getting a tour from a native Hawaiian like bonjovi he also could give a good explanation on each spot that we been through he do his job with joy and all of his heart the tour was very good and his vibe was even better.Highly recommended !!!

most popular tours

private Island tour

Make Oahu Half Day tours completely your own. Go where you want and stay for how long you would like.  Start your day when you want and set any time frame you like.  You can check out the destinations menu or just ask us for tips.

Day on the north shore

Enjoy beautiful white sand beaches with clear blue water.  Swim with the turtles on secluded beaches.  Watch the best surfers in the world charge world famous surf breaks.  Eat good and shop around through old Haleiwa town.

the surprise me tour

If you don’t know much about the island then no worries.  Just tell us to show you all the best spots.  We will give you a grand introduction to our beautiful island from all different perspectives and unforgettable experiences.

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Oahu Half Day Tour

Half Day, Full Experience

Get the complete Oahu island tour without the hassle of big buses and crowds.

Maximize Your Experience

Get a full, immersive experience with our expert-curated half-day tours, making the most of your time while exploring the best the island has to offer.

Flexibility and Comfort

Stay however long you like at any destination. When you're ready to go, then sit back in comfort in one of our spacious vehicles just for you.

Your Day, Your Way

Customize your journey, choosing the sights that matter most to you, creating a personalized and intimate experience. Or just ask your guide for recommendation. We got you!

No Time Wasted

- No big buses - No waiting on others - No crowds - No strict itinerary - No time constrictions - No places off limits - No worries

About Oahu Half Day Tours

With over a decade in the business we at Oahu Half Day Tours have noticed that a substantial amount of visitors to Hawaii do not have the energy and attention span for a full day excursion.  Most will jump on a bus with 40 other strangers for a 10 hour tour and actually visit only 6 general places. What tends to happen a lot is you’ll end up waiting on other strangers between long and frequent bathroom breaks, someone’s lunch order goes wrong, and one group usually just gets lost

Oahu Half Day Tours is built around efficiency

Our expert guides will get you from iconic spots to beautiful beaches and hit all the cool hidden stuff in between without any hinderances or large crowded tourist buses trudging down the street holding you back.

Our private half day tours enable you to customize a days itinerary around your interests and your schedule and the freedom to enjoy so much more than those buses full of strangers in half the time.   You’re not hindered by anyone else’s schedule, wants, or needs. Also we know all the secret spots you didn’t know you needed to experience yet!

Everything you need but in half the time!


Private Tour Base Price (1-2 People): $450

Each Additional Guest: $75 per person
Note: Our pricing is based on a private tour experience for 1 to 2 people, with the flexibility to accommodate additional guests for an enhanced group adventure. The more, the merrier! Each extra person in your group can join for just $75 per person!
  • 1 Guest:  $450

  • 2 Guests:  $450

  • 3 Guests:  $525

  • 4 Guests:  $600

  • 5 Guests:  $675

  • 6 Guests:  $750

  • 7 Guests:  $825

  • 8 Guests:  $900

  • 9 Guests:  $975

  • 10 Guests:  $1,050

  • 11 Guests:  $1,125

  • 12 Guests:  $1,200

  • 13 Guests:  $1,275

  • 14 Guests:  $1,350

All prices listed above are before a Hawaii State tax of 5.5%

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What's included?

Fully customizable day

Its your day and we go where you want, stay how long you would like, and hit the road whenever you are ready for the next special stop along the way.

Knowledgeable local guide

Oahu half day tours is a small business made up of born and raised locals right here on Oahu.  With over a decade experience in guiding tours on the island of Oahu.  We know the who, what, where, and why you’ll love it and also when are the best times to be there.

Comfortable vehicle

There’s a saying we have here at Oahu half day tours.  “Its better livin when you’re gettin driven.”  Just kick back in one of our comfy air conditioned vans.  Bring something to sip on and enjoy your day.

Snorkel gear

Washed and sanitized snorkel gear comes free to use for all guests per request.

Cooler with ice

Curb perspiration with cold hydration.  Just don’t forget to bring your favorite beverages to keep cold in the cooler for whenever you need a refreshment.

USB and phone chargers

Keep your electronics charged throughout the day.  We have multiple phone chargers for apple and android users.

The Honeymoon tour

Are you looking for the perfect experience to celebrate your honeymoon?  Look no further. Our Honeymoon Tour is designed to create unforgettable memories, set against the backdrop of paradise. Escape to the breathtaking island of Oahu and embark on a journey filled with romance, natural beauty, and enchanting adventures. Let us curate the ultimate honeymoon experience, tailored exclusively for you and your partner, as you embark on a love-filled adventure in this tropical haven.


Includes 1 hour spa/Massage for couples

Recommended:  Lomi Lomi massage and the Prenatal Massage


Honeymoon Tour

Please book 24 hours in advance

Beautiful Photography

Beautiful Photography

Get clean beautiful photos of you and your loved ones at amazing places to hang on the wall back home

Just enjoy yourself

Also take this opportunity to beef up that instagram account!

From all angles

Get panoramic videos of your friends and family at all the best places in paradise!

Popular Destinations

All you need

Need help planning your day?

If you don’t know where you want to go then don’t you worry.  We got you!  We have so many wonderful places that we know you’d love and we are quite sure you would not have expected!

You can also check out our destinations menu page to give yourself ideas and to see a breakdown of some popular places on the island as well.

Frequently asked questions

Pick up is wherever you like!  Anywhere that is convenient to you.

Pick up time is up to you.  Most groups usually get picked up between. 8 and 9 am but you may choose any pickup time you like.  Just let us know in your booking notes.

We give you a call the night before and morning of as well to make sure we are on the same page as far as time and place.

  • Cooler with ice and water
  • Knowledgeable tour guide who loves taking photos of you
  • USB chargers for your phones
  • Snorkel gear upon request

Our standard tours last approximately 4-6 hours, striking the perfect balance of exploration. However, we prioritize your preferences, allowing you to tailor the experience to your liking. Whether you desire a shorter or more extended adventure, rest assured there are no additional charges. We’re here to make your journey unforgettable, no matter the duration

  • Anything you would like to drink
  • Towels if you are planning on going in the water
  •  Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Cash for lunch and souvenirs
  • Flip flops
  • Something comfortable
  • And that smile

Because this is a private tour and not a giant bus full of strangers with different interests than you we can make as many as you want!  Its your day!

Typically in a 4-6 hour window we can make around 8-12 stops.  It depends on what you are interested in and how much time you would like to spend at each place.

We have a 24 hour cancelation policy.  Please let us know the day before your scheduled tour to get a full refund.

Whatever type of food you are hungry for we know the places.  We have a list of places that are both delicious and quick.

Unfortunately lunch isn’t included as each place varies depending on your taste

You should expect to pay $12-20 per plate at most places

Yes we do.  Please make sure to let us know prior to the day of pick up.