ETOHI: Exclusive Transportation Of Hawaii LLC – FAQ

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions to help all visitors and guests make an informed decision when planning a trip or vacation to Oahu.

All our islands are unique and special. Depending on your objective it is best to research all the things you want to do and see, then search which island affords you all those experiences. Our island of Oahu tends to have more things to do and places to go with more ease of access.

Oahu is like any major city with good and bad. The good far out weighs the bad in all our cities.

Waikiki is the most convenient location for all visitors who want easy access to beaches, dining, shopping and transportation anytime of the day or night.

Honestly, speaking as a Hawaiian, we are a very welcoming Kingdom. We have no reason to dislike anyone we have never met. Unfortunately there are “locals” and natives who do in every part of this world.

Any place within your budget, access to a car and parking, along with your primary objective should be the ultimate factors in your decision.

Despite the fact it’s a little more expensive, you will find it much more enjoyable along with a better experience and value for your money.

We find this question to be subjective and based on the value you put on a personalized, private and custom experience.

Booking our services through Tripadvisor/Viator or any other online travel agency affords you the same quality of service as booking directly with ETOHI. The only difference is when trying to communicate with us, there will often be a delay since all communication must first go through your booking agencies system before it is re-routed and transferred to us. We will also get less then the amount you paid as a benefit for having our products listed on the world’s largest online marketplace for tours, activities, and attractions. Lastly, our all-inclusive perks will only be available to our direct booking customers.

This is the million dollar question. A rental car is a great alternative to a private tour, the only difference is you are on your own. If you do decide to rent a car, we highly recommend Turo or consider our Car & Driver Service.

Some things to consider when deciding to rent a car is…

  1. Do you really need a rental car on Oahu?
  2. All the Cost Associated With a Rental Car.
    • Cost to get to the rental car
      • Lyft $__________/trip
      • Uber $__________/trip
      • Taxi $__________/trip
    • Cost to Rent the Car:
      • Rental Car $__________/day
      • Rental Insurance $__________/day
      • Underage Rental Insurance $__________/day
    • Cost to Park the Car:
      • Hotel parking rate $__________/day
      • Valet parking rate $__________/day
    • Cost to Use the Car:
      • Gas $__________/day
      • Time spent looking for parking__________/hr
    • Cost to Return the Car
      • Car wash $__________
      • Car Vacuum $__________
      • Gas Refill $__________
    • Total Cost of Rental Car $__________

Please Note:

On Maui, Kauai and Hawaii (Big Island) we highly recommend you get a rental car from Turo for convenience. You can still take a private tour and enhance your island vacation.

Uber, Lyft and Taxi are a great option around town and from Waikiki to anywhere on the island. You may have a little difficulty returning from the country back to Waikiki for various reason ranging from time of day, traffic conditions and driver cancellations to name a few.

Base price from Waikiki to the North Shore or East and West sides of the island range from $50.00 – $150.00 one way without surge pricing.

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Jimmy is artful when it comes to orchestrating a tour that works for you. Let him know your interests and priorities and he will design a day to remember.

Anne M
Solo Tour