4 hrs
Minimum Age

Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail Hike & Halona Blowhole

Magnificent Views of the Windward Coast and Offshore Islets

From the end of the trail at Makapu‘u Head, one is rewarded with magnificent views of the windward coast and offshore islets, as well as the historic red-roofed Makapu‘u Lighthouse built in 1909 – which makes a stunning picture against the deep blue sea below.

The spectacular Makapu’u Lighthouse is more than 100 years old, and houses a historic “hyper-radiant” (super-sized) lens. On a clear day, you may even see Moloka‘i and Lana‘i. The offshore islets are wildlife sanctuaries for Hawaiian seabirds like the ‘iwa, frigate bird, and tropicbird. This trail is an excellent place to view migrating humpback whales in season (November-May). Binoculars are suggested for viewing the whales and seabirds. An interpretive sign and viewing scope along the trail help you view and identify the whales seen from this location.

On our way to Makapu`u Lighthouse we will stop at one of Hawai’i’s most popular attractions: the Halona Blowhole. Here we will make a 15 minute stop so that you will be able to take pictures of this spectacular natural phenomenon. When wind and tide conditions are just perfect, the Halona Blowhole is known to spray water up to 20 feet in the air! Both the blowhole and summit are incredible vantage points to spot Hawaii’s annual winter visitors, the Humpback whales.


  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • Participants must be physically fit
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Free Waikiki hotel pick up.

Shuttle Departure Time (from Waikiki): 7 a.m.
Shuttle Return Time (back in Waikiki): 11 a.m

Pickup details will be included in your confirmation email.

DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive promptly 15-30 minutes before your lesson to check-in.

Operation Days: Daily, except Tuesdays & Christmas & New Year’s Day.

WHAT TO BRING Wear sneakers and comfortable clothes, bring a hat, and sunscreen, and drink lots of water. Don’t forget your camera and bring your binoculars along if you have them!
WHATS INCLUDED Round-trip transportation from Waikiki and a bottle of water.

Hiking Distance: 2 miles round trip

Level of difficulty: Moderate

Trail Conditions: Paved, hot, dry slopes, and 500 ft. of elevation

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.

Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail Hike & Halona Blowhole
Ages 13 & up
Ages 3 – 12yrs

This adventure is operated by Kaimana Tours

Is giving a tip (gratuity) required?
Gratuity is never required but if you enjoyed your experience, a tip is always greatly appreciated!

Where do you pick us up?
Pick-ups are available at multiple Waikiki locations. Pick-ups are also available at the Kahala Hotel for an additional fee.