Waikiki Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour

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Stroll along Waikiki’s white sand with this self-guided walking tour of the shore, featuring a deep dive into the town’s surfing history, from ancient royalty to Duke Kahanamoku himself.


  • Enjoy breathtaking views on the Waikiki Oceanfront Stroll
  • Dive into the history of Duke Kahanamoku, the king of surfing
  • Discover the ancient Hawaiian roots of surfing
  • Explore the mythical Hawaiian lore of Kavehevehe
  • Uncover a murder mystery at the Moana Surfrider Hotel


Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Once downloaded, your tour begins at Battery Randolph, where you’ll uncover a little-known chapter in Hawaii's military history. Next, you’ll proceed to the scenic Waikiki Oceanfront Stroll to absorb breathtaking views of the Pacific. Wander along the white sand and dive into the origins of surfing, originally a sport of kings. Then delve into local lore and traditions when you visit Kavehevehe and revisit Hawaiian history with the true tale of Princess Victoria Kaiulani. Then you’ll hear all about the wild and riveting life of Duke Kahanamoku, the father of modern surfing. Hear how he went from a nobody to one of the most famous Hawaiians to ever live. Along the way, you’ll also witness the luxury and history of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and uncover a sinister murder mystery at the Moana Surfrider, Waikiki's first hotel. Next, stop by the Stones of Life and hear about their unlikely journey to this coast. Stroll along the sands of Kūhiō Beach, soaking in the island vibes, then stop at the statue of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole, a revered figure from Hawaiian history. At last, you’ll stroll out along the Waikiki Walkway, until you’re surrounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean! Your tour concludes here.


Easy-to-use app: download the Action Tour Guide App onto your phone Unique password: access your tour on the Action Tour Guide App Engaging storytelling: Uncover unique tales and thrilling history for a memorable journey! Perfect narrator: nothing can beat listening to a great voice. Proven with tons of rave reviews! Learn more: dive deeper into any story you enjoyed with extra stories. Comprehensive route and stops: See it all, miss nothing, leave no stone unturned! Offline maps: no signal, no problem! Works perfectly without cellular or wifi. Hands-free: audio stories play on their own based on your location. Easy to use! Go at your own pace: Start anytime, pause anywhere, enjoy breaks for snacks and photos freely! New, extra validity — now, it’s yours for an entire year! Use multiple times over multiple trips! All-day support line: Call, chat, or email for help.

Important Information

  • This tour is a self-guided mobile app tour with a map, audio stories, and images.
  • Access the tour on the Action Tour Guide app (separate from the Get Your Guide app).
  • Use the unique password received after booking to download & preview your specific tours before you arrive.
  • Start at the Starting Point. Follow the tour route. All audio stories play automatically based on your location.
  • Flexible schedule: Use it on any day and at any time or over multiple days. No need to rebook if your travel plans change.
  • It has new, extra validity—now yours for an entire year! Use it multiple times over multiple trips!
  • Walking tour: Use one tour per couple and share headphones.
  • Get support by calling, chatting, or emailing - all day long.

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