Maunalua Bay Hawaii Duck Tour
Enjoy a unique Oahu sightseeing tour aboard the Duck, a fun amphibious vehicle. This tour takes you past Diamond Head along Oahu's southeastern shore to picturesque Maunalua Bay where the Duck will drive into the water. Along the way you will have plenty of great photo opportunities. Please note that there is no snorkeling on this tour.
Please note that the 9:30 am tour is guided in Japanese and the 1:30 pm tour is guided in English. There are no recorded translations available in other languages on Duck Tours.
- Kalakaua Avenue
- Honolulu Zoo
- Waikiki Aquarium
- Kapiolani Park
- Diamond Head Road
- Kahala/Niu Valley
- Maunalua Bay *water segment
- Koko Head
- Hanauma Bay
- Halona Blow Hole
- Sandy Beach
- Kapiolani Community College
- Where and When:
- Pick-up is available from a set number of Waikiki area hotels. (If your hotel is not a pick-up point you will be picked up at the closest pick-up point to your hotel.)
Check-in is at the Hilton Waikiki Lagoon area in the back parking lot which can be seen from the lagoon. View Map. It is marked by a stationary Hawaii Duck Tours bus.
- There are 6 regular steps that must be taken to get in the vehicle. There is also a hand rail for assistance. There is room to store one or two folding wheelchairs on the bus if needed.
- Special Notes:
- Operation Days:
- Closed Sundays and Federal Holidays
- There are no restrooms aboard the vehicle.
There is no air-conditioning, but the vehicle is open to the air (it has a roof still) and allows for the Hawaiian tradewinds to breeze through the vehicle.
The DUKW (D-model year 1942, U-amphibian, K-all wheel drive, W-dual rear axles) is boat-like vehicle with a hollow airtight body. It was designed to carry 25 soldiers and their equipment, an artillery piece, or 5,000 pounds of general cargo and ammunition. On land, it can go up to 50 miles per hour - fast enough for touring purposes. The United States produced 20,000 DUKWs during World War II, and they first saw use in the invasion of Sicily in 1943. Later, they played an import role in the invasion of Normandy.
Newer vehicles have been added to the fleet called Hydra-Terras. These vehicles feature a positive buoyancy foam filled compartments and v shaped hulls to cut through water and all vehicles have been retrofitted with soft cushioned seats.