Oahu Sugar Tour

Quick Details

  • Duration: Approximately 5 hours
  • Availability: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
    • Tour not available: Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years’ Day
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Waikiki Pickups: 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

About the Sugar Cane Tour

One plant shaping Hawaii’s history, from the arrival of early Polynesians to contemporary island society. One plant representing sweetness, struggle, sacrifice and accomplishment. One plant – sugar cane – with a centuries-long influence on the islands, from its medicinal and ceremonial uses by early Hawaiians, to its central role in Hawaii’s plantation era, to its palate-pleasing place in contemporary island cuisine, Gain interesting historic insights into Aiea, Waimalu, Waipahu and other local communities near Pearl Harbor with deep roots in Hawaii’s thriving sugar cane industry. Learn more about this incredible Hawaiian canoe plant on Roberts Hawaii’s fascinating guided tour through the heart of Oahu’s agricultural region.

Highlights (* denotes stops made)

  • Leonard’s MALASADAMOBILE – Hawaii’s original malasada bakery started making malasadas, a Portuguese doughnut without a hole, in 1953 for Shrove Tuesday.
  • Hawaii’s Plantation Village* – Operated by the educational non-profit Friends of Waipahu Cultural Garden Park, Hawaii’s Plantation Village allows visitors to experience what a typical plantation camp might’ve looked like and to hear the story of Hawaii’s multi-ethnic plantation history – the hardships, adjustments and achievements of early plantation workers and the generations who followed, many of whom went on to become pillars of our local communities. 1 hour guided tour.
  • Kō Hana Rum* – A guided tour at a locally grown distillery of farm-to-bottle Kō Hana Agricole Rum. Kō Hana Rum specializes in growing and crafting single varietals of native Hawaiian sugar cane into one of the world’s finest pure cane rums. Savor a glass of fresh pressed cane juice; learn how Kō Hana distills its signature rum from native Hawaiian sugar cane; wander through a garden of native Hawaiian sugar canes; and enjoy spectacular views of Diamond Head, Pearl Harbor and the Waianae mountain range. One hour guided tour, and rum tasting with light snack.