Honolulu Diamond Head Crater Excursion Reviews

The iconic silhouette of Diamond Head State Monument sits along the Honolulu skyline just beyond Waikiki. Hike to the top and you'll realize that the stunning views that greet you are well worth the effort!
Took an Uber from our Waikiki hotel and spent $1 per person for our visit and then hiked up to the ...
Took an Uber from our Waikiki hotel and spent $1 per person for our visit and then hiked up to the top. Wear hiking shoes or sneakers and avoid wearing flip flops or slides.
Took an Uber from our Waikiki hotel and spent $1 per person for our visit and then hiked up to the top. Wear hiking shoes or sneakers and avoid wearing flip flops or slides. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We visited Diamond Head on the last day of the tour part of our trip.
We visited Diamond Head on the last day of the tour part of our trip.
We visited Diamond Head on the last day of the tour part of our trip. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was basically a bus ride to Diamond Head with admission included.
It was basically a bus ride to Diamond Head with admission included. We did a private tour company afterwards and learned their tour of Diamond Head was half the cost and the tour guided walked up with the group. We did Oahu nature tours ... Read More
It was basically a bus ride to Diamond Head with admission included. We did a private tour company afterwards and learned their tour of Diamond Head was half the cost and the tour guided walked up with the group. We did Oahu nature tours to the Manoa Falls. It was very good! Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
loved it.
loved it. Great guide and a fun hike up the crater. Great exercise
loved it. Great guide and a fun hike up the crater. Great exercise Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Got an early start and made it to the top before the heat of day kicked in!
Got an early start and made it to the top before the heat of day kicked in! Amazing views and would love to do it agin
Got an early start and made it to the top before the heat of day kicked in! Amazing views and would love to do it agin Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We did the Oahu Explorer 3-day tour before getting on the ship.
We did the Oahu Explorer 3-day tour before getting on the ship. We had an excellent tour guide/bus driver (Leo) who made every day an enjoyable experience. Highly recommend this!
We did the Oahu Explorer 3-day tour before getting on the ship. We had an excellent tour guide/bus driver (Leo) who made every day an enjoyable experience. Highly recommend this! Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We were able to hike to the crater straight from the hotel (Aston Waikiki).
We were able to hike to the crater straight from the hotel (Aston Waikiki). A perfect way to take advantage of waking up at 5 am because of the time change!
We were able to hike to the crater straight from the hotel (Aston Waikiki). A perfect way to take advantage of waking up at 5 am because of the time change! Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Everything was absolutely amazing.
Everything was absolutely amazing. The hike to the top of the crater was tough... and not for the faint of heart... but wow, what a view when you get up there.
Everything was absolutely amazing. The hike to the top of the crater was tough... and not for the faint of heart... but wow, what a view when you get up there. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I climbed to the top of Diamond Head where the views were spectacular.
I climbed to the top of Diamond Head where the views were spectacular. The climb itself was very difficult for some: Oceania didn't adequately describe this in their write-up. A few really struggled and I was worried for their
I climbed to the top of Diamond Head where the views were spectacular. The climb itself was very difficult for some: Oceania didn't adequately describe this in their write-up. A few really struggled and I was worried for their health. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Drove around and this is a bustling city.
Drove around and this is a bustling city. I like the slower pace of French Polynesia myself. Go see the Arizona. A must do.
Drove around and this is a bustling city. I like the slower pace of French Polynesia myself. Go see the Arizona. A must do. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Excellent Tour.
Excellent Tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Picked us up at our hotel prior to the cruise.
Excellent Tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Picked us up at our hotel prior to the cruise. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We rented a car and drove this area as well as around part of the island.
We rented a car and drove this area as well as around part of the island.
We rented a car and drove this area as well as around part of the island. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Little foggy the day we were there.
Little foggy the day we were there.
Little foggy the day we were there. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I went on Saturday morning at 8:00 am.
I went on Saturday morning at 8:00 am. When I got to the park, the (small) lot was already full, and nothing to do but turn around. Fortunately, someone was leaving the observation area about 1/2 mile down the road and I snagged the ... Read More
I went on Saturday morning at 8:00 am. When I got to the park, the (small) lot was already full, and nothing to do but turn around. Fortunately, someone was leaving the observation area about 1/2 mile down the road and I snagged the spot. The walk up to the top requires some stamina as there is one point where you scale 99 stairs. There are crazy people in flip flops and some carrying babies. The view is worth the climb, it's beautiful. I thought about going by city bus - there is a stop - but it's a mile or so uphill hike just to the parking lot from the main road. Bad idea. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We did this on our own precruise.
We did this on our own precruise. It was fun but strenuous. Take a cab there and save your energy for the walk up. Go early!! It gets crowded later in the morning. Too crowded!!
We did this on our own precruise. It was fun but strenuous. Take a cab there and save your energy for the walk up. Go early!! It gets crowded later in the morning. Too crowded!! Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Should have done on my own.
Should have done on my own. Paid $26.00 for something that would have cost $5.00 to park if I had transportation
Should have done on my own. Paid $26.00 for something that would have cost $5.00 to park if I had transportation Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a must do hike, great exercise and gives you a beautiful view of Honolulu.
This was a must do hike, great exercise and gives you a beautiful view of Honolulu. The crater itself is ugly with the government buildings inside but you have to enjoy the view of the surrounding countryside.
This was a must do hike, great exercise and gives you a beautiful view of Honolulu. The crater itself is ugly with the government buildings inside but you have to enjoy the view of the surrounding countryside. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was the nicest port we went too.
This was the nicest port we went too.
This was the nicest port we went too. Read Less
Sail Date February 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Beautiful, wish we had stopped longer just kind of breezed by...Time really flies on these Islands ...
Beautiful, wish we had stopped longer just kind of breezed by...Time really flies on these Islands too much to see, too little time ...
Beautiful, wish we had stopped longer just kind of breezed by...Time really flies on these Islands too much to see, too little time ... Read Less
Sail Date March 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This tour was reasonably good, if not a little over priced for a bus ride and a guided walk up a ...
This tour was reasonably good, if not a little over priced for a bus ride and a guided walk up a steep hill. The guide was very knowledgeable about the area we visited and the view from the top of the crater makes the steep climb ... Read More
This tour was reasonably good, if not a little over priced for a bus ride and a guided walk up a steep hill. The guide was very knowledgeable about the area we visited and the view from the top of the crater makes the steep climb worthwhile. Once we returned from the excursion we found that the Iolani Palace was just a short walk from the cruise terminal and that a self guided tour was available at a fraction of the price of the tour offered by Princess Cruises. Read Less
Sail Date December 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great tour guide!
Great tour guide! Quite a walk in the heat but not too bad. Great views. You can see Pearl Harbour from here but not well.
Great tour guide! Quite a walk in the heat but not too bad. Great views. You can see Pearl Harbour from here but not well. Read Less
Sail Date October 2010
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises