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Makapu'u Lighthouse Hike tickets

Gate Prices Adult $22.98
Child (3-12) $18.80

Note: Makapu'u Point trails are open to all visitors; your pass covers transportation to and from Makapu'u Point.

This two-hour guided hike brings you the best of Oahu: stunning views of the Pacific, the shoreline, and nearby islands; a stop at a historic landmark, and the chance to see some of the Hawaiian Islands’ natural energy venting in the form of a massive blowhole. And keep your eyes peeled for humpback whales in the distance…this tour has it all!

Take some time to appreciate the maritime history of the Hawaiian Islands, and visit one of Oahu’s most iconic landmarks. Makapu'u Lighthouse has over 100 years of history within its walls, and has guided countless ships to safety. Hike the windward side of Oahu via a beautiful 2-mile paved trail, and take in the entire coastline before reaching your fascinating destination on this guided tour.

This moderately-difficult 2-mile hike is paved, but be ready to traverse some fairly steep terrain. Comfortable walking shoes are definitely recommended, as is sunscreen, water, and a bathroom break before you hit the trail. There are no restroom facilities along the trail. Those who enjoy a challenge will recognize the unique opportunity this hike presents to see Oahu from a completely unique vantage point. Don’t let the incline scare you! This hike will give you access to sweeping views of the Pacific, Koko Head, Koko Crater, and the entire southern coastline of Oahu.

Along the Makapu'u Point Trail, your tour guide will lead you to the Halona Blow Hole for a 15 minute stop during which you will marvel at a natural, and breathtaking, sea show. When wind and tide conditions are right, this blow hole shoots water up to 20 feet in the air. Between December and April, you may also see the migratory Humpback whales at this point! Continuing on your tour, you will head for the Makapu'u Lighthouse. Here is a quick overview of this interesting landmark:

  • The Makapu'u Point Lighthouse is a 46-foot tall active U.S. Coast Guard lighthouse.
  • The lighthouse, now on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in the aftermath of an accident in which the steamship Manchuria ran aground in the early hours of August 20, 1906 in the reefs of Waimanalo.
  • The lighthouse was switched from manual function to automatic in 1974. The keeper’s residence was largely demolished in 1987, but some sections of the home remain.
  • The lighthouse stands at the southeastern most point of Oahu, and has historically been important for traffic from the American west to Honolulu.

Enjoy a breath of fresh air as you hike to this interesting piece of history on Oahu. Bring your camera, and don’t forget to look out the two smaller islands that can clearly be seen from the lighthouse—Manana Island and Kaohikaipu Island. With this excursion, you’ll combine a great workout, with a learning experience, and see some of the most stunning sights on the island.

Build your own discount attraction pass and save on combined admission to two or more attractions. Enjoy guaranteed discounts on Makapu'u Lighthouse Hike tickets and your choice of other top attractions.

Getting In

Reservations are required. Call Kaimana Tours at (808) 392-2223 to reserve your hike and schedule pick-up.

Please note, this tour operator has a strict 24 hour cancellation policy. When you make your reservation you will be asked for a credit card to hold your reservation. Your credit card will only be charged if you do not cancel within 24 hours of the scheduled tour.

Hours

Pick up in Waikiki 7:00 am return 11:00 am
Pick up in Waikiki 9:00 am return 1:00 pm

Closings

Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Note

Shuttle Service included. Your pass covers the cost of transportation to and from the Makapuu Point trail.

Address

Various Waikiki Hotel pick ups, call for information.
Honolulu, HI 96825

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