3 hrs
Minimum Age

Diamond Head Crater Shuttle & Self-Guided Hike

Daily shuttle service to the iconic Diamond Head Crater for a self-guided hiking tour of this famous Oahu trail.

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In the early 1800s, British sailors mistakenly thought the calcite crystals in the lava rocks they saw glimmering from a distance were diamonds, hence the name. Diamond Head is a volcano that has been extinct for 150,000 years. The crater is 3,520 feet in diameter with a 760 foot summit.

The hike is considered easy to moderate in exertion. It is certainly worth it for the breathtaking, unparalleled view of the coastline. A must-see for any visitor!

This moderate hike ascends to the top of Diamond Head via a series of switchbacks. The staircases at the end are challenging for visitors not in peak shape and might leave you breathless even before you get a look at the gorgeous views from the top. But the rave reviews are nearly universal—this hike is well worth the effort!

Even if rising at dawn is the last thing you want to do on vacation, definitely consider the earliest departure times for the Diamond Head Crater Hike. It doesn’t take long before the day heats up and makes the hike even more strenuous. And because it’s such a popular destination, it can get crowded at the narrower stretches of the path as more visitors arrive throughout the day.

Tour Package: Includes transportation, complimentary bottle of water, map/brochure of Diamond Head, and park fees.

Diamond Head Hiking Tour Times: Free Waikiki hotel pick-up.

  • Shuttle Departure Time (from Waikiki): 6:20 a.m.
  • Shuttle Departure Time (back in Waikiki): 9:20 a.m.
  • Shuttle Departure Time (from Waikiki): 7:20 a.m.
  • Shuttle Departure Time (back in Waikiki): 10:20 a.m.
  • Shuttle Departure Time (from Waikiki): 8:20 a.m.
  • Shuttle Departure Time (back in Waikiki): 11:20 a.m.

If you would like to change your departure times, please request this when you book your reservation. Additional charges apply.
Hiking Distance: 1.6 miles round trip

Level of difficulty: Moderate

Trail Conditions: The beginning of the Diamond Head hiking trail is paved, but expect uneven walkways along the way. Toward the end, portions of the trail involve steep stairways.



Diamond Head Crater Shuttle & Self-Guided Hike
Ages 13 & up
Ages 3 – 12yrs

Can I bring my own snacks and drinks?
Yes. Water is provided for you on this hike, but we always recommend bringing extra supplies.

Is this activity suitable for children?
Yes, definitely, it’s an easy hiking adventure on Oahu.

Please cancel at least 24 hours prior to your reservation. This also includes any changes to the reservations whether it be the number of guests, date, time, and type of tour. Next day reservations will be considered as FINAL SALES. Failure to cancel in less than 24 hours before your scheduled tour will result in a charge to your CREDIT CARD.

Every canceled tour will receive a cancellation confirmation email.

Diamond Head Crater Shuttle & Self-Guided Hike