Our Private Island Tour connects you with the heart of Oahu through its food, scenery, and people of Hawai’i. We combine food, photography, water activities, and sightseeing into one complete tour and the best part, it's fully customized for you!"! Our experienced guides can create a suitable itinerary based on your party. By choosing our Private IslandTour you will have a much more intimate experience as our luxury Mercedes holds up to 13 passengers. You will get a chance to explore the North Shore and the jaw-dropping scenery of the Eastside that will leave you speechless, as this is the ever-popular filming side of the island. Movies include the Jurassic Park franchise, King Kong Skull Island, 50 First Dates and many more. Some of our popular highlights can include the Waialua Coffee farms, the home of Oahu’s best coffee. The famous Dole PineapplePlantation and enjoy free samples of the Dole Whip. We can take our time through the historic town of Haleiwa to either paddle board or explore the surf culture, art galleries, and boutique stores. You will get a chance to visit many beaches along the North Shore. You may see green sea turtles and go snorkeling in the beautiful waters. We provide snorkeling and safety equipment for adults and kids. Hi5 is suitable for all ages.
You will get a chance to taste some of the best food on the Island as we know all the best places!!! Whether you are a fish, meat, shellfish, vegetarian or vegan we have you covered, as the food trucks we explore are known for the best butter garlic, spicy shrimp, ahi poke bowls, ceviche, pulled pork, teriyaki chicken and much more. We will take you to famous fruit farms along the NorthShore and macadamia farms where you can taste mangoes, guavas, watermelons, dragon fruits, cold coconuts, and the best-flavored macadamia nuts! Experience Hawai’i on your time and book our Hi5 Private Island Tour today!
Tour leaves your pickup location at 8:45am
Estimated return to Waikiki 5:30pm (Return time is flexible based on your party)
Child car seats are available by request.
“The only thing I like better than talking about food is eating.” – John Walters
In my experience living in Hawai’i, I have found that the flavors from the food taste more intense and I think this is down to two factors — one being the island's sun and the other being the rich dark volcanic soil. I have always maintained that “less is more in life” and this is very true when you apply it to food. We will showcase and sample a wide variety of tasty traditional Hawaiian and ethnic foods, enjoy the stories the locals provide, and explore the unique culture of this beautiful Island.
Our journey begins at one of the most scenic locations on the Island, where we will have a picnic styled morning tea and taste the famous Leonard’s Bakery malasada, a fried pastry, slightly crispier and chewier than a doughnut and with no hole. The malasada is Portuguese influenced with the first immigrants bringing it to Hawaii at the turn of the 20th century. Leonard’s bakery which opened in 1952 with franchises located in Japan, is now one of our most famous bakeries on the island. You will also taste 100% chocolate nibs grown on Oahu and taste a variety of our very own macadamia nuts.
Our second stop brings us to The KoAloha Ukulele factory located in downtown Honolulu. The brand officially started in 1995 and are proud to be regarded as one of the premier ukulele manufacturers on the island. They have a reputation for sound and quality. KoAloha ukuleles are crafted by hand and you will experience how the ukulele is made and learn about our most valuable wood, Koa.
Our third stop visits Alicia’s, one of the most famous poke bars! Since its birth as a small wooden hut in 1949, started by Alicia and Raymond Kam, the menu mix has gradually grown to 30 varieties of seafood and salads, thanks to continual experimentation that yields poke delights such as smoked tako, spicy scallop, clam, and mussel. We will supply some of these samples so you can really taste the difference with our seafood and the Asian influence with the spices and sauces used to marinate the seafood.
‘Aina awakea (Hawaiian word for lunch). We will dine at the iconic Highway Inn were the menu hasn’t changed much since they opened in 1947. The reason is pretty simple. Generations have grown up eating, loving and coming back for more. We will try all the famous dishes like poi, (underground plant stem or corm of the taro plant) ‘uala (sweet potato) laulau (authentic Hawaiian entrée, pork, chicken, butterfish, or vegetables covered in taro leaves typically pressure cooked or steamed. In the old days the imu (underground oven) was used. These are just a few of the tasty treats you will try.
Our last stop brings us to the Honolulu Beerworks so we can enjoy samples of the island's best craft beers. The team at Honolulu Beerworks is fueled with passion to support the local beer loving community. My personal favorite is Pia Mahi’ai (Farmer's Beer). It is a tribute to the farmers of Hawai’i. It’s a classic Belgian farmhouse ale style, brewed with locally grown oranges, tangerines, lemons, limes, lemongrass and Big Island Honey. Pia Mahi’ai explodes with fresh pungent citrus and spice aromas that follow through in the taste. The house saison yeast creates complex flavors of allspice, clove and a slight peppery finish.
"You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together." – Anthony Bourdain.
Half Day Tour
Tour leaves Waikiki at 9:30am; Estimated return to Waikiki 3:00pm
Includes: food and drink tastings and lunch
Hotel pick up available. Pickup locations must be within Waikiki - for locations outside Waikiki please contact us before making a booking.