Frequently Asked Questions
Due to the amount of hotels in Waikiki, some which do not have adequate or safe loading zones for our guests, we have designated locations which you can find here. We will advise where your particular pick up location would be based on the hotel you select upon checkout. If it is not directly at your hotel, it will be within walking distance for your convenience and safety.
You will be looking for a black mini-coach bus that says “Hoku Hawaii Tours” on it. Your navigator will be wearing black slacks and a white polo shirt with our Hoku logo on the front.
Immediately after placing your order, you will receive two separate emails. One will have your tour confirmation, the second will have your invoice receipt.
Hoku Hawaii Tours has something to offer for everyone. If you can not decide which one would be best for your personal needs, please feel free to contact our office to speak to our friendly reservations clerk. We are ready to answer any questions you may have that will assure you make the right choice.
You can call our office at anytime to make a reservation. We can take bookings as far in advance as you wish, however, we can only confirm reservations within a 12 month period.
If you know you want to take a certain tour, but do not know the dates you will be traveling yet, we can also create a reservation and place it on a wait-list. Once you are sure of the date you would like to travel, you would just call our office to update and confirm.
Cancellations made more than 24 hours before the tour will be refunded with a 10% credit card service fee (if applicable). Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the tour will not be refunded. No shows will not be refunded. You are allowed a one time reschedule for requests made more than 24 hours prior.
To assure you do not miss out on any part of your tour, we start and end our tours in Waikiki. The navigator will be sharing historical information on the way to Pearl Harbor and the city tour is completed on the way back to Waikiki.
Cameras are allowed into Pearl Harbor, however, no camera bags may accompany them.
Pearl Harbor has a strict “no bag” policy. This was set in place by the military personnel for the safety of its visitors and staff. Anything with a zipper that can hide contraband items are prohibited. This includes, diaper bags, purses, fanny-packs, camera bags, backpacks, luggage and such. They do provide a bag check station where you can store your belongings for a fee of $3 per bag.
If you are attending a tour with swimming involved, please bring a towel and change of clothes. For all tours, we recommend bringing a small container of sunscreen or sunblock. Bring a small camera or phone with picture taking capabilities.
Dress comfortably, wear shoes if your tour requires a day of walking. Pearl Harbor does ask that you wear closed-toed shoes, you must also have a top and bottom (no bikinis and such). If you are joining a tour that will be making beach or swimming stops, please bring flip-flops (slippers). Swimming tours require a change of clothes and a towel to dry off.
Hoku Hawaii Tours is a new line and guests traveling with collapsible wheelchairs will be accommodated. Please be advised there are 3 walk up steps onto the vehicle. We requests 24 hour notification for collapsible wheelchairs, this will assist in ensuring our guest are comfortable. If you have any questions or concerns please call us at 808-439-8810.
Since most popular facilities, including Pearl Harbor, are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day, our normal tours do not operate on those days. Private Charters are available every day of the year, please contact us at 808-439-8810.
Yes! All our tours are already priced with the cost of lunch.
We offer special rates for children ages 4-11, lap children and infants 3 and under are free. We will have special promotions and discounts periodically. Keep in touch with us via social media to find out more. (Find us @HokuHiTours on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter)