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Hawaiian Culture, History and Beauty by Hoverboard

Price: $129.00
Hawaiian Culture, History and Beauty by Hoverboard
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Hawaiian Culture, History and Beauty by Hoverboard

This tour is perfect for those who are short on time yet want to get a good overview of Waikiki. These Segway-style, self-balancing electric hoverboards are fun and easy to learn and maneuver, and you will be outfitted with a wireless one-ear audio receiver to learn about Hawaii's nature, history, and listen to nostalgic Hawaiian music as you hover from place to place.

Your hoverboarding adventure meets in front of the Honolulu Zoo where you will find your local, knowledgeable guide for some safety instructions and time to practice before your adventure begins.

From there you make your way to the heart of Kapiolani Park, formerly a racetrack created in the 1800s by King Kalakaua. You will be introduced to the island's famous trees including the Monkeypod, Banyan, Ironwood and Plumeria.

At Waikiki Beach you will learn about the ancient and modern methods of surfing in the area known as the birthplace of surfing. Stop at a little known prior human sacrificial temple location and learn about Hawaii's ancient gods, kings, and queens, the island's volcanic birth, and how the fire Goddess Pele created it all.

Along the way to the Waikiki War Memorial and Natatorium you will pause at a popular snorkeling and scuba location and look for fish as your guide shares photos of native marine life like green sea turtles, Hawaiian monk seals, and sharks. Hit San Souci, the beach popular with the locals, and take in the charming historic cottages and multi-million-dollar mansions along the Gold Coast.

As you make your way back to the tour start you will glide through off the tourist path residential neighborhoods, ride through a century-old Indian Banyan, and stop by a secret beach with views of Diamond Head's hidden military bunkers.

The palm tree laced Ala Wai Canal will delight you with its views of Koolau Mountains and practicing outrigger canoe teams. You will also pass by Prince Kuhio statue as you take in the beauty along the bustling Waikiki Beach promenade.

Conclude your tour with Hawaiian music, including a song composed in 1874 by the very last Hawaiian Monarch, Queen Liliuokalani! Enjoy a great introduction to the beauty and culture of Waikiki when you book this tour now.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
2 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Honolulu Zoo Entrance. A taxi, not included in the tour price, will be required to reach the meeting location. (Full details will be provided with your electronic ticket.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Beverage
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing lightweight, comfortable clothing plus comfortable shoes. Sandals are allowed, however you will stand for some time on the Hoverboard so sneakers are preferred. Please bring sunglasses and sunscreen. Small items such as wallet, phone, camera, etc. can fit in a small pouch on front of unit.
Restrictions
All participants must sign a waiver at the beginning of tour and bring a photo ID with them. Must be at least 16 years old per Honolulu city law. Guests under 18 must have an adult or legal guardian accompany them on the tour and sign the waiver on their behalf. Each rider must weigh between 100 and 240 lbs. No Pregnant women or anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Participants must be able to stand unassisted. Guests should be able to stand for tour length (with frequent stops) and take a step up onto the Hoverboard platform. Helmets must be worn and will be provided.
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