|Honolulu Harbor Shuttles|
||Oahu, Hawaii isn’t the largest Hawaiian island, but it arguably has the most to do. Combining old Hawaiian charm with modern conveniences, you don’t want to miss this island on your tropical vacation. And there’s no better way to get there than by cruise ship.|
More distance excursions around the island can be arranged through tour buses, but if you want to strike out on your own, a rental car is probably your best bet. Enterprise and Hertz both run shuttles from the piers to their offices.
The closest international airport to Honolulu Harbor is Honolulu International Airport. The airport is about 5 miles from Honolulu Harbor so catching a shuttle is fairly easy. Booking one ahead of time will save you time and hassle and ensure you get from the airport to your cruise without a problem.
About the Honolulu Harbor
If you never make it past Aloha Tower Marketplace, it’s hard to blame you. There are 30 stores to browse at 8 restaurants to choose from within easy walking distance of the port. Aloha Tower has an observation deck on the top floor. Admission to the tower is free and you will get an unparalleled view of Honolulu Harbor from up there.
If you’re willing to head back out to sea for a bit, tour boats operate at Piers 6 and 8. This excursion is the perfect way to see the coast of Waikiki. If you are there between December and April, you have a good chance of spotting some humpback whales.
Things to do in Oahu
Simply riding the city bus around Honolulu is the best way to see the city. All attractions will be announced so you know just what stop to get off at. For port of call passengers, you can hop on the bus right off the ship. Disembarking passengers may have to make other arrangements before they can start sightseeing as luggage is not permitted on the bus.
There is something for everyone on Oahu. Nature lovers can explore Hanauma Bay, Pali Lookout, and Diamond Head. History buffs can see Pearl Harbor and the Queen Emma Summer Palace. Hiking, snorkeling, horseback riding and more are available for the more active tourist. Artists have the Contemporary Museum and the Polynesian Cultural Center. And for traveling families you don’t want to miss the Honolulu Zoo or the Waikiki Aquarium.