Things To Bring On Hawaii Tours

One of the best ways to maximize your time on vacation is by taking a tour. Hawaii tours will have you seeing the island’s most popular spots, get you epic vacation photos, and create memories to last a lifetime. Here are a few ideas for what you can bring to make the experience even more amazing.

What to bring on Hawaii tours

Some of these may seem like common sense, but we tend to “check out” mentally on vacation, I mean that’s what they’re for! Be sure to bring these things with you while on Hawaii tours!

Your camera

While this may be the most obvious thing to bring, people have forgotten their camera in the hotel room. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to snap some of the most beautiful photos you’ve ever shot because you forgot to grab your camera! (Note: Pearl Harbor has specific restrictions about cameras, lenses, and bags. Check with your reservation agent for more info). 

Some snacks and water

A great thing to bring on Hawaii tours are some snacks and water. Depending on the tour you’re taking, like an eco-tour, commercial stops my be kept to a minimum. Bringing a bottle of water will quench your thirst in the clutch and a couple granola bars may hold you over from lunch until dinner. Many of our tours include a delicious and filling lunch, but if you know your body and realize you need sustenance every few hours, snacks and water are a great idea. Just be sure to be akamai (smart) about your rubbish!

A light jacket

While this is the tropics and the weather is often warm and humid, the weather on one side of the island can be quite different than another. Bringing a light jacket or windbreaker can be useful. Swimming at Waimea Falls is a great way to cool off on a hot Hawaiian day. If you tend to get cold after swimming, bring your light jacket and keep from getting chilly!

Be sure to bring photo identification

It’s always wise to bring a photo ID with you on Hawaii tours. You may need to show your ID when purchasing souvenirs with your debit or credit card, don’t miss the chance at buying the perfect souvenir because you didn’t bring your ID. Also, access to the USS Missouri and Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island is only granted with a government or state issued photo identification.


It’s always a wise idea to have some cash handy on Hawaii tours. Some of the smaller venues we stop at, like Tropical Farms, only take cash. Use plastic wherever you can and save your cash for the times and venues you need it at!

A whole heap of energy!

Joining us on Hawaii tours will be one of the most incredible experiences you have on vacation. Be sure to be ready! Take a few extra minutes to grab breakfast and fuel up for a fun day, or maybe make it a double espresso instead of your regular single-shot.
Also, be sure to take everything you brought with you when you are getting dropped off. Forgetting something on tour is a common and unfortunate scenario, so here’s what you should do if you do forget something on tour. If you need some suggestions on what to bring on vacation to Hawaii, check out “The Only Hawaii Packing List You Need” and be sure to print out the packing list! And here are some great ideas for things to put on your packing list too! Aloooha!

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