Charter Buses, Honolulu
Roberts Tours a large Tour company in Hawii
These buses were everywhere , very good and reliable Tour Company i can recomment
this Tour Company This was a combinaton Tour that brougt us to Pearl Harbor and did a downtown Honolulu Tour afterwards.
THE CITY IS FULL OF SMILING HAPPY PEOPLE BEHIND THOSE TINTED WINDOWS OF THE CHARTER BUSES...
THEY HAVE TO BE!!!! THAT IS A GREAT WAY TO GET FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER WHEN YOU ARE ON VACATION...WELL IT MIGHT NOT ALLOW YOU TO SEE ALL THE PLACES YOU WANT TO SEE AND GO TO. BUT AT LEAST IT IS RELAXING. AND THERE ARE MANY COMPANIES..ONE OF THE MOST WELL KNOWN IS "ROBERTS "...BUT THERE ARE OTHER TOO.
BUT ROBERTS HAS BEEN HERE A LONG TIME.Roberts Hawaii is Hawaii's leader in tours and transportation with the state's largest fleet and over 60 years in the business.
POLYNESIAN ADVENTURE TOURS Polynesian Adventure Tours operates an impeccably maintained fleet of vans, deluxe big window 25 passenger mini-coaches and luxury, full size VanHool and MCI motorcoaches. All are late model , air-conditioned and designed to insure superior comfort and safety.
Three years ago Polynesian Adventure Tours began revolutionizing touring on Maui with customized mini-coaches and limo-coaches that deliver unmatched levels of comfort for Hana Adventure and Hana Coast Deluxe passengers. As with all of our vehicles, the intimate 12 passenger Limo-Coach is also available on a charter basis for special occasions
THis is a 120-mile tour around the island with many short stops along the way. The main stops were: Diamond Head Crater, Pali Lookout (very windy!), Kahala Estates (drive by some spectacular homes), Hanauma Bay (from above--a great look at the reefs through the water), Halona Point (Blow Hole--and beach were Mitzi Gayner washed that guy right out of her hair), Mormon Temple (impressive big white temple), North Shore surfing beaches (with impressive winter waves when we were there), Waimea Bay, Sugar cane & pineapple fields (Dole's old plantation with gift shop and variety of kinds of pineapples), Byodo-Inn (beautiful Buddhist Temple), Helemano Plantation and a no host lunch (at a Jack in the Box the day we went). The Grand Delux tour also includes about a 2 hour stopover in Waimea Valley park, wish we had done that, too.
The bus picked us up from the hotel across the street from ours at about 8:50AM and we got back about 3:30pm. Our guide had a great sense of humor and was very friendly and knowledgeable. The bus was very roomy and comfortable.
This is a great way to get an orientation and some history of the island. There's so much more to Oahu then Waikiki and Honolulu, get out and see it all.
Ask someone where you can pick up the free trolley to Hilo Hattie's. This will allow you to get the lay of the land near Waikiki. Restaurant Row, Ala Moana Shopping Center and Aloha Tower Market Place.
The trolley will eventually take you to Hilo Hattie's. It's a nice store to pick up your Hawaiian souveniers.
The shuttle will drop you at the shopping center after your visit to Hilo Hattie's, but they won't pick you up there. You'll need to take the shopping center shuttle from there (not free).
This tour is suppose to take you to see Pearl Harbor and Arizona Memorial, Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific, Iolani Palace, the State Capitol and Washington Place, King Kamehameha Statue , Kawaiahao Church and Mission Houses. It only stops at the Arizona Memorial and there you're given about 45 minutes to tour the museum and memorial on you own.
The bus picks up from in front of various hotels between 6:45-7:05 AM and returns at approximately 11:15 AM.
Although we had a great experience on the Robert's Island tour, we had a bad experience with the city/Memorial tour. The guide was not very informative and the bus was old with faulty air conditioning. The ride was so uncomfortably hot that many riders were complaining. So the driver turned the bus around and took us back to Waikiki in the middle of the city tour. I was disappointed that we didn't get the whole tour. We contacted Roberts about the situation and it took about 6 days and 2 followup calls to get any comment from them. Their comment was, "Too Bad!". I somewhat recommend this tour because I think the idea is good. But be aware that if something goes wrong, Robert's was hard to communicate with.
I have no info on this Tour Bus , but I liked the colourful bus ,and it looks very comfortable to tour in.
Looks like many visitors visit downtown Honolulu.