Oʻahu Private Touring

One of the best ways to explore Oahu is on a private tour with The Real Hawaii.

Owned by local Dan, this Hawaii small business specializes in creating memorable island adventures that are fully customizable for you and your travel party only (up to six people).

The Real Hawaii Tours, Oahu Private & Custom Sightseeing Tours, Oahu, Hawaii
Keli’i, Dan & Ashlee

Booking a custom tour on Oahu with The Real Hawaii has many perks!

  • You can sit back and relax as you’re chauffeured around the island, all of the research and planning has been done for you.
  • For foreign visitors, there’s no stress about driving on the opposite side of the road.
  • The itinerary is 100% flexible and custom-catered to suit your interests and abilities, at a pace that suits your needs. Only visit the Oahu attractions you want to see!
  • Having your own personal tour guide means you can tap into a wealth of local knowledge. Learn about Hawaii’s history and culture and gain island insights.
  • Save money in overnight parking fees at your hotel. If you rent a car on Oahu, expect to pay up to US$50 + taxes per car per night for parking.
  • Tours include pick-up and return to your accommodation. As an option you can choose the Waikele Premium Outlets drop-off after the tour (you are responsible for arranging a shuttle ride back to Waikiki, bookable at the kiosk).
  • Let a local show-off where they live! Dan’s lead tour guide is Jeffrey, he was born and raised on the big island of Hawaii and moved to Oahu in 2010 to attend the University of Hawaii in Manoa.
  • Waikiki Beach Stays readers get a 10% discount off all tours, see our special offer below.

To help you see as much as you can within the tour timeframe, The Real Hawaii suggests picking one of the routes below. They’ll highlight the best things to do, see and experience in each region, and you can choose the stops along the way.

Oahu Circle Island Tour
7am-3pm (8 hours)

Oahu North Shore Tour
7am-1pm (6 hours)

Oahu South Shore Tour
7am-1pm (6 hours)

Oahu Multi-Day Tour: North Shore + South Shore
2 days of touring 7am-1pm (6 hours)

You’ll have the opportunity to discover lesser-known scenic vistas, beautiful beaches, cultural and historic sites, filming locations, optional hikes (if time permits) and local food (lunch at guests expense). Transport is by an air-conditioned van that can accommodate up to six passengers.

SPECIAL OFFER: Waikiki Beach Stays readers get a 10% discount off The Real Hawaii tours. Simply add ‘waikikibeach’ to the ‘Enter your Discount code here’ promo box when booking on the website – therealhawaiitours.com. A minimum of two passengers are required.

Oahu South Shore Tour Example

I uncovered the stunning south-east corner of Oahu with Dan from The Real Hawaii. As a Honolulu resident, I thought I’d experienced most of what the island had to offer but Dan guided me to places I’d never been before!

Photo Credit: Postcards From Hawaii


  • Tantalus Lookout in Puu Ualakaa State Park
  • China Walls in Koko Kai Beach Mini Park
  • Mu-Ryang-Sa Korean Buddhist Temple
  • Halona Beach Cove & ‘Secret Cave’
  • Makapuu Lighthouse
  • Sandy Beach
  • Makai Research Pier
  • Ono Steaks & Shrimp Shack for lunch
  • Waimanalo Beach Park
  • Nuuanu Pali Lookout
  • Kapena Falls
  • Shimazu Store for Hawaiian shave ice

While every tour is modified to suit you and your travel party only, this video will give you insight into what your day could look like! Mahalo to Tim at Postcards From Hawaii for capturing our trip.

Video Credit: Postcards From Hawaii

For any questions or concerns, please email [email protected]. For more information on this 5-star rated tour and to read the reviews, visit tripadvisor.com.

Image Credit: Postcards From Hawaii