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Chief’s Luau Admission – tickets, prices, what to expect, timings, FAQs


A luau is a magnificent celebration in Hawaiian culture, where people come together to feast, share food and drinks, groove to lively music, and revel in dynamic cultural performances.

Whether you’re a local or an international tourist, you must experience the luau on Oahu island to get a taste of the local culture. 

Put on your headbands, learn to hula, dance your heart out, and toss your worries into the air!

This article covers everything you must know before booking tickets to Chief’s Luau Oahu.

What to expect at Chief’s Luau Oahu

When you step into Chief’s Luau, you’ll feel like you’re on a tropical dream island – surrounded by greenery, sand, and sky washed in orange and red, and at night, a vast, glittering black. 

You’ll be welcomed in the traditional Hawaiian way with either a Kukui nut lei greeting, a Mai Tai greeting, or an Aloha-Shell lei greeting.

Hold your breath to see some of the mind-blowing fire-dancing moves of Chief Sielu, a renowned Fire Knife Dancer.

Feel the powerful beats of Hawaiian pahu drums, clap, and tap your feet to the live music.

Watch Polynesian dance performances where artists narrate beautiful stories that will surely touch your heart.

Enjoy a scrumptious buffet serving authentic cuisines and beverages, including diced pineapple, sauteed Asian style fish, lomi lomi salmon, poi, and many more!

Tickets Cost
Chief’s Luau tickets without Transfers US$135 
Chief’s Luau Admission with Transfers US$170

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Where to book tickets

Tickets to the Chief’s Luau are available online or at the attraction.

Online ticket prices tend to be cheaper than tickets at the venue.

When you buy online, you can avoid the long queues at the attraction’s ticket counters.

When you book early, you also get your preferred time slot.

Because some attractions sell a limited number of tickets, booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

How do online tickets work

Go to the Chief’s Luau, Oahu booking page.

Select the number of tickets, preferred date, and time slot, and buy the tickets immediately. 

Upon payment, the tickets will be emailed to you.

There is no need to get printouts of the ticket. 

You can show the e-ticket on your smartphone to secure admission to Chief’s Luau. 

Don’t forget to bring your official IDs.

Chief’s Luau Admission ticket prices

The ticket prices for Chief’s Luau admission vary based on age group, ticket type, and whether or not you choose transportation services.

For admission without transportation, the Chief’s Luau Royal tickets are priced at US$215 (for adults aged 21 years and above), US$180 (for young guests between 13 to 20 years), and US$170 (for children between five to 12 years).

Paradise tickets cost US$170 (for adults aged 21 years and above), US$150 (for young guests between 13 to 20 years), and US$120 (for children between five to 12 years).

Aloha tickets are the most affordable option, and available at US$135 (for adults aged 21 years and above), US$110 (for young guests between 13 to 20 years), and US$95 (for children between five to 12 years).

If you are interested in buying Chief’s Luau tickets with a to-and-fro transport facility, you’ll have to pay extra.

For instance, an adult has to pay US$254 for Royal tickets, US$209 for Paradise tickets, and US$170 for Aloha tickets. 

All infants below three years get free admission, irrespective of the ticket they select. 

Chief’s Luau tickets without transfers

Chief's Luau tickets without transfers
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This ticket gives you admission to Chief’s Luau and access to all shows, activities, and buffets.

However, no transportation service will be offered, meaning guests will need to make their own way to the attraction without requesting pickup or drop-off

Guests can choose from three options – the Royal Experience, the Paradise Experience, and the Aloha Experience.

The Royal Experience tickets are slightly more expensive than others because they include seating in front of the center stage, guaranteeing you a close-up view of the performances.

Also, you will be greeted with a fresh flower lei, a Mai Tai (a local drink), three additional beverages, and, most importantly, you will be among the first to enjoy the delicious food.

The Paradise Experience includes kukui nut lei greetings, seating arrangement just behind the Royal seating area, and two beverages.

The Aloha Experience provides shell lei greetings, seating in the terrace section, and only one beverage. 

You get the same buffet irrespective of which option you select. 

Ticket Prices

Royal Experience

Adult Ticket (21+ years): US$215 
Youth Ticket (13 to 20 years): US$180
Child Ticket (5 to 12 years): US$170
Infant Ticket (up to 4 years): Free

Paradise Experience

Adult Ticket (21+ years): US$170
Youth Ticket (13 to 20 years): US$150
Child Ticket (5 to 12 years): US$120
Infant Ticket (up to 4 years): Free

Aloha Experience

Adult Ticket (21+ years): US$135 
Youth Ticket (13 to 20 years): US$110
Child Ticket (5 to 12 years): US$95
Infant Ticket (up to 4 years): Free

Chief’s Luau tickets with transfers

Chief's Luau Admission with transfers
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This ticket provides you with the same experience as mentioned for the ticket above (without transfers), which includes access to all shows, activities, and feasts, along with the flexibility to choose from three experiences–Royal Experience, Paradise Experience, and Aloha Experience.

The only difference is that you get additional transport facilities. 

On the booking page, select a desired meeting point, but remember once you select this pickup location, you cannot request a change. 

On the day of your visit, you will be picked up between 3.55 pm and 4.40 pm, and after the show is over, you’ll be dropped back at the same location. 

Ticket Prices

Royal Experience

Adult Ticket (21+ years): US$254
Youth Ticket (13 to 20 years): US$219
Child Ticket (5 to 12 years): US$209
Infant Ticket (up to 4 years): Free

Paradise Experience

Adult Ticket (21+ years): US$209
Youth Ticket (13 to 20 years): US$189
Child Ticket (5 to 12 years): US$159
Infant Ticket (up to 4 years): Free

Aloha Experience

Adult Ticket (21+ years): US$170
Youth Ticket (13 to 20 years): US$150
Child Ticket (5 to 12 years): US$120
Infant Ticket (up to 4 years): Free

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How to reach Chief’s Luau Oahu

Chief’s Luau is located in the Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii water park. 

Address: 400 Farrington Hwy, Kapolei, HI 96707, United States. Get Directions

There are three ways to arrive at Chief’s Luau. 

By Bus

The nearest bus stops are Kamokila Bl + Uluohia St and Kapolei Commons

But to get to the attraction, you’ll have to rent a cab as the bus stops are across Queen Liliuokalani Freeway (interstate highway). 

By Car

You can reach the location by car or personal vehicle but be prepared to face traffic. 

Numerous visitors have reported difficulties with losing their way while using Google Maps for navigation.

To ensure a convenient arrival, follow these directions: From Waikiki, head towards H-1 West, take Exit 1E onto Farrington Hwy, make a right at the traffic light, and then make a right into the parking lot.

By Shuttle Service

Why go through the hassles of traveling in a cab or bus when Chief’s Luau offers a roundtrip shuttle service?

Purchase Chief’s Luau ticket with transfers and keep all the traveling stress away!

Here are the pickup details (timings and location):

3.55 pm: Ala Moana Hotel

4.05 pm: Prince Waikiki

4.10 pm: Trump International

4.15 pm: Ambassador Hotel

4.20 pm: Ross Dress for Less

4.30 pm: Hyatt Regency

4.40 pm: Waikiki Beach Marriott

Please be at your designated pickup location at least 10 to 15 minutes before the departure time. Buses will not wait for guests who arrive late. If you miss the bus, you’ll have to reach the attraction by yourself, but return transport will be arranged for you.

Chief’s Luau Oahu timings

Chief’s Luau opens at 5 pm, marking the start of the festivities, and by 8 pm, the crowd gradually begins to disperse as the event comes to a close.

The attraction remains closed on Tuesdays. 

How long does the luau take

The whole experience at Chief’s Luau takes around 2 hours. 

This includes all the entertainment programs, dance shows, fire shows, and the royal feast as well. 

Best time to attend Chief’s Luau Oahu

Best time to visit Chief's Luau
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Reach at the attraction at least 15 minutes before the start of the show at Chief’s Luau to make the most of your experience. 

Arriving early has its own advantages – you can get your preferred seat (based on the seating section you select) and tune in to the vibe on the island. 

On weekends, the site is packed with visitors, so consider going on weekdays for a much more relaxing experience. 

But for those who want to see a lively atmosphere, weekends offer the best opportunity. 

Chief’s Luau reviews

Chief’s Luau is highly rated by tourists.

Check out some Chief’s Luau reviews we selected from Tripadvisor, which give you an idea of what to expect at this attraction.

Humor and dry wit

We are holidaying in Oahu Hawaii with our 22 year old daughter and her partner. The Chief’s Luau was highly recommended but I thought my daughter and her partner might have found it a bit boring. How wrong was l! The Luau was very funny and my daughter was laughing her head off through the whole show. The Chief definitely makes the show with his humor and dry wit.

Steve D, Tripadvisor

Incredible details

The whole show was a great, fun learning experience. The food, the people, every detail was incredibly awesome. The chief’s sense of humor is the best.

Olymer B, Tripadvisor

A Heartwarming Journey

My recent experience at Chief Sielu’s Luau, located in the spectacular setting of Wet ‘n’ Wild in Oahu, was nothing short of extraordinary. This is not just a luau but a heartwarming journey that delves into the heart of Polynesian culture.

Chief Sielu, a charismatic and passionate storyteller, shares his rich heritage with such grace and enthusiasm that you can’t help but be captivated.

Riq H, Tripadvisor

Chief’s Luau menu

At Chief’s Luau, guests can savor delicious Hawaiian cuisine prepared with fresh and real ingredients. 

From non-vegetarians to vegetarians and vegans, everyone gets a chance to select a dish from their wide range of options.

Here are some popular dishes on the menu:

– Fresh Cut Sauteed Vegetables

– Steamed White Rice

– Mixed Island Greens

– Ranch Dressing

– Purple Okinawan Sweet Potatoes

– Diced Pineapple

– Taro Rolls

– Roasted Tropical BBQ Chicken

– Chow Mein Noodles w/Char Siu Pork (the green onion garnish is on the side)

– Slow Cooked Kalua Pork

– Sauteed Asian Style Fish

– Lomi Lomi Salmon

– Poi

– Pineapple Cake

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FAQs about Chief’s Luau Oahu

Here are some questions visitors usually ask before visiting Chief’s Luau. 

Where can I book Chief’s Luau tickets?

Tourists can buy tickets for the Chief’s Luau online or at the venue, on the day of their visit. For the best experience we suggest you book your tickets online, in advance.

What should I wear to Chief’s Luau?

While guests have the freedom to wear whatever attire they prefer, since you’re here for a Hawaiian celebration, consider dressing in accordance with the theme to capture beautiful pictures. Most importantly, wear comfortable shoes. Ladies should avoid wearing heels. 

Is the atmosphere at Chief’s Luau family-friendly?

Yes! The whole experience can be enjoyed with family and friends. The fire show is a showstopper, and your kids will absolutely love it!

Do I have to pay extra for drinks at Chief’s Luau?

No! All your ticket types include complimentary drinks. With Royal tickets, you’ll receive three drinks, Paradise tickets include two drinks, and Aloha tickets come with one drink.

Can I click photos at Chief’s Luau?

All are encouraged to take pictures and videos. You can even take photos with hula dancers and other performers. 

Does Chief’s Luau offer free car parking?

No! Only paid car parking is available at US$10 (only cash). 

What is the itinerary of Chief’s Luau?

Here is the itinerary of the Chief’s Luau event:

Welcome greeting (different styles for different tickets) → Imu ceremony (taking out the pig from the ovens) → Pre-show, where Chief Sielu calls out volunteers and interacts with them → Dinner → Dance show → Fire Knife show

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