A reader recently wrote to me asking for my thoughts on the Go Oahu Card. This card allows you entrance to 30 Oahu attractions over a specific number of days. They advertise that you can “save up to 40% or more compared to buying regular tickets.” Since I’ve never used the cards, I thought I’d use one of my lifelines and ask the audience. Have you purchased one of these cards or considered purchasing one? What did you think of it? Did you save money? Please add your opinion in the comments.
Though I’ve not used one of these cards, I do have a couple of thoughts to share:
- To get your money’s worth and/or save, you need to plan to use the bigger ticket items like the car rental, luau, and snorkeling excursions, etc.
- Some of attractions covered by the card have nominal entrance fees. For example, Byodo-In Temple only charges $2 per person and you really don’t need more than 30 minutes to visit. Another example is that the Audio Tour of the USS Arizona Memorial only cost $5 per person.
For your reference, there’s also a Go Maui Card that gives you access to 21 attractions. Please chime in if you have an opinion on the Go Maui card as well.