All who own Ewa Beach properties are invited to explore the island on a historic train ride. This is the only historic railroad on Oahu, and the Hawaiian Railroad Society also runs the only railroad museum in Hawaii. Rides are available on Saturdays at 3 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Guests on the 3 p.m. train have the chance to buy ice cream in Ko’Olina for the return trip. The cost to ride is $12.00 for adults and $8.00 for children ages 1-12 and seniors over age 62. Weekday charters are also available for group outings or special events and starts at a cost of $250.00. A train ride is a fun way for those owning Ewa Beach homes to learn more about their surroundings and is also a great activity for visitors.
Along the route, riders get to hear all about the history of trains in Hawaii. The engineer narrates the whole 90-minute trip and points out historical Ewa Beach properties, including a sisal plantation, Fort Barrette, and Gilbert, a real live ghost town! Riders will also get a breath-taking view of the ocean at the end of the line at Kahe Point.
Food and drinks are allowed on the train and there is also a picnic area available for use before or after each journey. This area is a great place to hold a birthday party or other gathering and can even be reserved. Call (808) 681-5461 to make a reservation and visit Hawaiian Railway to gather more information to plan your trip.