Oahu is the 3rd largest island of the Hawaiian chain and sits between Kauai and Molokai. Known as "The Gathering Place", this is the only island with a true city and skyscrapers as it is home to the most remote, major-city in the world, Honolulu. Roughly one million people (majority of the state's population) live on this island alone.
Oahu became home to the designated capitol of the Hawaiian Monarchy in 1845 under the rule of Kamehameha the Great (the first to unite all the islands under one chiefdom). From the forced annexation of Hawaii to the United States in the 1890s to the WW2 bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, the elaborate political history of this island is often unknown to the rest of the world. Hear the real stories not taught in text books at the ancient battlefields of Nuuanu, the downtown capital district of Honolulu, and the battleships memorial of Pearl Harbor. Visit the only royal residency in the United States, the Iolani Palace, the site of the overthrow of Hawaii's last Queen.
Beyond the city, Oahu is famous for its SURF. As the birthplace of surfing, Oahu homes the original "beach boys" of the south shore Waikiki to the rough riders on the pounding waves of the North Shore. This island is loaded with wave hunters, professional surf contests, bikini babes, and beaches filled with onlookers that surpasses anywhere else in the world.
Our guides will help you navigate through the excitement and be sure to point out the best fresh fruit stands, plate lunches, high-end clubs, art museums, theaters, fashion districts, turtle beaches, fish auctions, and surf board rentals. We will be sure to keep your street-sense a little more "akamai" in this popular town.