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:
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.