Oahu has some of the best educational sights on the islands. From Iolani Palace to Pearl Harbor, take an educational tour of Oahu's historical sights.
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You can easily spend a couple of hours here, wandering around and learning the story of Hawaii's rich maritime past, from the ancient journey of Polynesian voyagers to the nostalgic days of the Lurline, which once brought tourists from San Francisco on 4-day cruises. Inside the Hawaii Maritime Center's Kalakaua Boat House, patterned after His Majesty King David Kalakaua's own canoe house, are more than 30 exhibits, including Matson cruise ships (which brought the first tourists to Waikiki), flying boats that delivered the mail, and the skeleton of a Pacific humpback whale that beached on Kahoolawe; these latter two are especially interesting to kids. Outside, the Hokule'a, a double-hulled sailing canoe that in 1976 reenacted the Polynesian voyage of discovery, is moored next to the Falls of Clyde, a four-masted schooner that once ran tea from China to the West Coast.
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Duck Tour has finally arrived in Honolulu and it is one of the best ways to see the sights of Honolulu! Come and experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of a ride in a fully-restored, amphibious WWII DUKW or "Duck" as they are dubbed. It's fun for the whole family, educational and an adventure for all ages to enjoy.
The Duck Tour begins at 1:30pm from Koko Marina. Step on board, take a ride back in time and splash down in Maunalua Bay! Make brief cruising for about 20 minutes in the Maunalua Bay where marine sports like Jet-ski, Parasailing and Scuba-Diving can be challenged and 5 minutes away from world famous beach Hanauma Bay. Duck goes back to the Kalanianaole Hwy and goes through the fashionable and expensive Kahala residential area and passes Diamond Head look-out and finally goes back to Waikiki. This is a fully guided and enjoyable tour which last about 1 hour.