Go Oahu Card Online Guide
Aloha. You’ve arrived at the ‘The Gathering Place,’ our gorgeous Oahu, where deep blue waters mingle with lush jungle trails and rich Polynesian heritage. We are thrilled to have you.
From catamaran sails to volcano hikes and historic Pearl Harbor tours, the island's amazing attractions are yours for the taking — all on one magical Go Card.
We at the Smart Destinations ‘ohana,’ or family, want to help you get the most out of your trip, no matter what your interestes are. In this guide, you will discover all there is to see and do (fire-dancing, spear-throwing, and snorkeling included!) on Oahu.
So take a breath, relax, and get ready to enjoy the magic of Oahu.
Every pass has a unique code, which will be scanned for admission to each attraction. For special offers at shops and restaurants, show your pass to your server or cashier.
Good to Know
- Please read attraction information for hours, closings, and special admission instructions. Some attractions require reservations.
- Visiting your first attraction activates your pass. Then, your pass is good for the number of calendar days (not 24-our periods) purchased, over two weeks. You have 1 year from purchase to activate your pass or it will expire.
About this Guide
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- You'll see this symbol on the Details tab, next to the approximate time it takes to visit an attraction.
- Attractions displaying this icon may close or have varied hours of operation during winter.
These are a few questions we hear from customers regularly. If you have a question not answered here, please get in touch:
- Toll-free within the US: +1 800‑887‑9103
- Toll-free within UK: +44 0800 090 3140
- Toll-free within Australia: +61 1800 316950
- From other countries: +1 617 671 1001
- Mon - Fri: 8 am - 9 pm EST
- Sat - Sun: 9 am - 6 pm EST
- How do I activate my pass?
- Easy: simply visit your first attraction!
- How do I use my pass?
- Every pass has a unique code, which will be scanned for admission to each attraction. Please read attraction information for hours, closings, and special admission instructions. Some attractions require reservations.
- I purchased multiple passes, how do I use them at attractions?
- You will need to show the individual passes for each member of your party at attractions to get in.
- When can I visit attractions?
- You can visit most attractions during their normal operating hours. Please read attraction information for specific hours and closings.
- Do I need to make reservations?
- A few attractions require reservations. Check each attraction's details for more information.
- When does my pass expire?
- You have 1 year from purchase to activate your pass or it will expire. Once activated, your Pass will be valid for the number of calendar days you purchased, over a two-week period.
Oahu’s public transit system, called TheBus, is an easy way to get to most attractions in Honolulu and Waikiki. Adult fare is $2.50 one-way, but a four-day unlimited visitor pass is also available for $35. Visit thebus.org for routes and the latest fares.
Rent a Car
Although TheBus can take you to windward Oahu (the Eastern coast) and the North Shore, many visitors prefer to rent a car to journey out of Honolulu. A loop of the entire island is only 90 miles—an easy day trip. Even roads to remote locations are usually well maintained.
When driving around Oahu, consider packing a cooler with drinks and snacks. You’ll encounter farm stands along rural roads offering the freshest shrimp, pineapple, and watermelon you’ve ever had, but convenience stores and fast food restaurants are harder to come by. With so many scenic outlooks and breathtaking beaches, you’ll find better views from a picnic bench than you will from any restaurant.
Any time you park your car at a lookout or trailhead, be sure to lock it and make sure valuables aren’t visible.
Lastly, as in any major city, traffic in downtown Honolulu can be bad — avoid morning and evening rush hours.
Rent a bicycle or moped in Waikiki!