Laurels

Best Local Tour Guides in Honolulu
2021

Why These Local Tour Guides?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Honolulu Local Tour Guides on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Hawaii Food Tours®

Hawaii Food Tours® has been a Honolulu local tour company for almost 15 years. Visitors to the area can take in the local sights and tastes via the Hole-in-the-Wall Tour® with authentic local "comfort foods" or the North Shore Food Tour® with delicious food along with some wondrous scenery. Tours can be booked directly on the company's website, and tour groups include no more than 13 guests for personalized services on every outing. Hawaii Food Tours has won a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor six years in a row as well as the Readers' Choice award from About.com in 2012 and 2013 and has also been featured on the Food Network. Hawaii Food Tours® was founded by famed celebrity chef and food writer Chef Matthew Gray, who is considered one of the first in the Culinary Tourism industry and has had multiple radio appearances as well.

Honolulu, HI 96815

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Home of the Brave Tours

Home of the Brave Tours has been offering local tours in Honolulu since 1991. The group is famous for its tour of the sites attacked at Pearl Harbor back in 1941 as well as other military bases and excursions with options such as Pearl Harbor Remembered, the Majestic Circle Island Tour, Pearl Harbor: Air, Land, & Sea Tour, Waikele Shopping, and the East Oahu Shoreline Tour. Visitors also get to view history via the largest private collection of WWII artifacts and memorabilia in the Pacific, and the museum is home to a micro-brewery as well, which serves up some of Hawaii's finest craft beers and canteen food while paying homage to the WWII era. Home of the Brave Tours is part of Tomlinson Corporation, which runs Home of the Brave Tours, Home of the Brave Brewing Company, Home of the Brave Brewseum, Top Gun Tours, Koa Surf Classics, and the WWII museum as well.

Honolulu, HI 96814

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Wild Side Specialty Tours

Wild Side Hawaii is a boat tour agency offering educational, environmentally conscious marine tours in the Honolulu area. Tours are led by marine biologists who are passionate about wildlife and eager to share their knowledge. Services range from the Best Of The West tour, where guests swim with dolphins and snorkel through reefs, to whale-watching tours. Guests are provided with snorkeling gear, drinks, and lunch, and they're encouraged to assist the crew in documenting wildlife for conservation purposes.

85-371 Farrington Highway
Waianae, HI 96792

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