Private: Indulge in the Tastes and Sights of Oahu Pre-Cruise
Enjoy a jammed-packed excursion that offers a full day of places to explore and food to dine on before embarking on your cruise when you book this exciting private culinary tour. The food you'll sample and cultural connections you'll learn about makes this tour ideal for foodies and culture connoisseurs alike. Your private vehicle will transport you to and from your destinations, where you'll make stops and see sights like the Chinaman's Hat inlet, Turtle Beach, Byodo-In Temple, and the Halona Blowhole, a geyser-like blowhole, where you can catch stunning views of sky-high ocean sprays. You'll even get a chance to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, farm cade or food trucks on North Shore beaches at your own expense, sample exotic fruits and food like Mabolo and Masaldas at popular eateries, and choose from visiting the famous Dole Pineapple farm or Green World Coffee Farm.
Start off your private, full-day tour with a morning filled with Malasadas to dine on from the famous Leonard's Bakery. This delicious delicacy is a Portuguese-imported tradition that dates back to the 1800s and is similar to a donut but with a fried, crispy texture topped with granulated sugar. Follow up your malasada "munching" session with a scenic tour along Hanauma Bay and head down Oahu's east side, stopping by beaches and capturing vista views of natural sights, including the lava-tube formed Halona Blowhole. Continue your epicurean excursion to the Ko'olau Mountains' base with a visit to the Makapu'u Frankies Nursery, a local fruit farm that has a wide selection of exotic fruits like the Honey Cream Pineapple. Come any day of the week except Wednesdays and Thursdays to sample exotic fruits like the Honey Cream Pineapple and Mabolo, a small fruit from the persimmon family that tastes and smells like a creamy cheese.
Now, it's off to the Manoa Chocolate Factory to enjoy a wide selection of local and imported chocolate from places like Hawaii, Ecuador, Tanzania, and the Dominican Republic. Next, enjoy sightseeing at the replica of a 900-year-old Buddhist temple known as the Byodo-In Temple before stopping for lunch at the famous food trucks along the North Shore beaches. You'll also have the choice of devouring Hawaiian cuisine and other local favorites at a nearby restaurant or local farm before heading to catch views of Hawaiian green sea turtles on Sunset Beach. Wrap up your tour with a stop at the famous local coffee farm of Green World Coffee Farm, sink your teeth into the sweet flavors of pineapples from the Dole Pineapple farm, or opt to enjoy the cool flavors of shaved ice while in the beach town of Haleiwa.
Whether you're looking forward to tasting a wide variety of local foods and exotic fruits or just want to connect with the culture of the scenic landmarks before heading out on your cruise, this private tour offers the best of both worlds. Reserve your spot today and get ready to indulge in some of Honolulu's local delights and popular attractions on this private full-day tour.