Tours & Attractions

Charley’s Taxi is ready to take you to all the activities and attractions you’ve planned. Or let our Concierge help you plan and book. No one knows O‘ahu and what it has to offer better. The possibilities are endless. 

Round trip rates to great attractions: 


Palaces Tour:
See Hawaii’s royal history in style and comfort – $380. 

  • Iolani Palace White Glove Tour – 90-minute guided tour that goes “beyond the stanchions.” Other options, including self-guided tours, are also available. 
  • Queen Emma Summer Palace – self guided tour. 
  • Nuuanu Pali Lookout – Scenic viewpoint, taxi will stand by for 20 minutes. 
  • O‘ahu Country Club – drive by the site of King Kamehameha I’s battle to defeat O‘ahu Chief Kahekili.

Patriots Tour:
Valor, honor, service. Our Patriots Tour shows you Hawaii’s WWII history – $225. 


Little Circle Island Tour: 
Everyone can enjoy beautiful East and South O‘ahu when you let us do the driving. Roughly half-day tour – $215 

  • Nu‘uanu Pali Lookout 
  • Waimanalo 
  • Makapu‘u Lighthouse
  • Hālona Blowhole 
  • Kahala 
  • Diamond Head Lookout 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Admission fees and gratuity are not included.
  • For non-charter tours we create a “Will Call” reservation, which makes your departure time more flexible. See the “ABOUT WILL CALL AND RETURN TRIPS” section below for more information.
  • Excursion and Tour Rates are valid for a minivan to/from Waikiki and include tax.

ASK ABOUT:

  • SUV and Sprinter Van rates. 
  • Rates to/from other areas on O‘ahu. 

Please email our Concierge or call 808-947-0077 for more information or to get started. 

Relax and let us do the driving to get the most from your visit to O‘ahu. We’ll take you to and from the Airport and show you O‘ahu’s most popular attractions in style. For example, here are two popular packages:

KUALOA RANCH PACKAGE 

  • VIP Airport Arrival and Departure transfers. See what’s included. 
  • Round trip to Pearl Harbor National Memorial
  • Round trip to one of the following: Diamond Head, Ala Moana Center, Ward Village. 
  • Round trip to Kualoa Ranch. Includes two brief stops. On the way to Kualoa Ranch we’ll stop for a photo opportunity at Mokoliʻi (also known as Chinaman’s Hat) at Kualoa Park. On the return trip we can stop at Menehune Mac if you wish. The samples are very enticing.
  • $610 from Waikiki

LITTLE CIRCLE ISLAND TOUR PACKAGE

  • VIP Airport Arrival and Departure transfers. See what’s included. 
  • Round trip to Pearl Harbor National Memorial
  • Round trip to one of the following: Diamond Head, Ala Moana Center, Ward Village. 
  • Half day “Little Circle Island” scenic tour: Nu‘uanu Pali Lookout, Waimanalo, Makapu‘u Lighthouse, Hālona Blowhole, Kahala, Diamond Head Lookout
  • $610 from Waikiki

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Admission fees and gratuity are not included.
  • For non-charter tours we create a “Will Call” reservation, which makes your departure time more flexible. See the “ABOUT WILL CALL AND RETURN TRIPS” section below for more information. 
  • Package rates are valid for a minivan to/from Waikiki and include tax.

ASK ABOUT:

  • SUV and Sprinter Van rates. 
  • Rates to/from other areas on O‘ahu. 

Please email our Concierge or call 808-947-0077 for more information or to get started. 

Charter your own private tour to the destinations and attractions of your choosing with Charley’s Taxi. Your personal driver will take you anywhere you want to go and be on call for as long as you need. 

Hourly charter rates (2-hour minimum):  

  • Minivan:  $65 
  • 6-passenger SUV:  $120 
  • Sprinter Van:  $175

Charter rates do not include tax or gratuity.

Please email our Concierge or call 808-947-0077 for more information or to get started. 

‘Iolani Palace
Commissioned for construction by King David Kalākaua, ‘Iolani Palace is the only royal palace in the United States. Construction was completed in 1882 and featured electricity, indoor plumbing, incandescent lighting, and telephones, making it one of the world’s most modern structures. Following extensive research and structural and furnishings restoration, the palace was reopened to the public as a museum in 1978. 

The Pacific War Memorial
The Pacific War Memorial is a bronze replica of the National Iwo Jima Memorial at Newington, Connecticut. Dedicated on March 16, 2002, at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, the monument immortalizes the timeless photograph depicting the raising of the American Flag at Mt. Suribachi during the WWII Battle of Iwo Jima. 

Still & Moving Center
Still & Moving Center is a peaceful oasis in bustling Kaka‘ako, perfect for relaxing, rejuvenating, and enriching body and mind. A comprehensive wellness center, Still & Moving offers over 70 classes/week including Yoga, Tai chi, Meditation, Aerial Yoga, Belly dance, Nia and more. Hawaiian cultural activities are led by a traditionally trained Kumu Hula, including Hula and the healing practice of Lomilomi massage.   

Pu‘u o Mahuka Heiau State Historic Site
The Pu‘u o Mahuka Heiau, or “hill of escape,” is the largest heiau on O‘ahu. Overlooking beautiful Waimea Bay, this two-acre ancient Hawaiian temple provides a spectacular panoramic view of the North Shore to Kaena Point.   

La‘ie Point
Located on a small peninsula just past the Polynesian Cultural Center, La‘ie Point offers expansive panoramic views of the Windward Coast, Ko‘olau Mountains, and parts of the North Shore. 

Byodo-In Temple
The Byodo-In Temple sits just below the 2000-foot Ko‘olau Mountains in the Valley of the Temples. Built in the 1960’s, this tranquil Buddhist temple is a replica of the 950-year-old Byodo-In Temple in Uji, Japan. It was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrant workers who came to work on the Hawaii sugar plantation fields. 

Diamond Head Lighthouse
The original Diamond Head Lighthouse was constructed in 1899. Today, a reconstructed 55-foot lighthouse sits 147 feet above sea level and marks the finish life of the biennial Transpacific Yacht Race that starts 2,225 miles away in Long Beach, California. Now managed by the US Coast guard, the lighthouse features 60,000 candlepower and 18-mile visibility.   

Hanauma Bay Nature Reserve
Hanauma Bay Nature Reserve was once a volcanic crater that has been eroded by waves and time. Today, the protected cove has been transformed into a Nature Preserve and Marine Life Conservation District featuring pristine waters, vibrant coral reefs, and hundreds of unique marine life including the majestic Honu (Hawaiian green sea turtle) and Humuhumunukunukuapua’a (Trigger fish). 

Halona Cove and Blow Hole
Hiding along the scenic coastline of South O‘ahu is the Halona Cove and Blow Hole. A 30-foot geyser of ocean water erupts from an underwater lava tube. The small cove to the bottom right of the Blow Hole is the site of the love scene from the Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr movie From Here to Eternity. 

Lyon Arboretum
The University of Hawaii Lyon Arboretum is a lush, 200-acre botanical garden in upper Mānoa Valley. Featuring spectacular island trees, flora, birds, and wildlife, the Lyon Arboretum and Botanical Garden is the only university botanical garden located in a tropical rainforest.  

Honolulu Museum
Once the family home of Anna Rice Cooke, the Honolulu Academy of Arts was founded in 1927, and has since become Hawaii’s premiere art museum, with over 50,000 collected works. The Hawaii-style building, now registered as a National and State Historic site, was redesigned by New York architect Bertram Goodhue, and features off-white exteriors, tiled roofs, and airy showcases that highlight the museum’s mission style.

Mānoa Chocolate Hawaii Tours
This experience is much like touring a microbrewery/winery. Participants taste fresh cacao fruit when in season, learn about the bean-to-bar manufacturing process, taste test with our team of Chocolate Sommeliers, and enjoy a chocolate tea service. Visitors will come away with a great appreciation for the growing craft chocolate movement as well as Hawaii’s emerging cacao and chocolate industry.

Pu‘u ‘Ualaka‘a Park
Pu‘u ‘Ualaka‘a Park on Mt. Tantalus offers sweeping panoramic views of southern O‘ahu, including Diamond Head, Waikiki, downtown Honolulu, Punchbowl Crater, and the Honolulu International Airport. This is also the famous picnic spot featured in the Elvis Presley film Blue Hawaii. 

With a will call booking you set an estimated return pick-up time and call us about 1.5 hours before you want to return to the hotel. 

Though O‘ahu isn’t big, our more far-flung attractions, like Sea Life Park and Kualoa Ranch, can take 1.5 hours to reach. We can usually be there faster. The further ahead you let us know your desired return pick-up time the better we can serve you. 

Please email our Concierge or call 808-947-0077 for more information or to get started.