Aloha, and welcome to Steven Fredrick's Honolulu Tours and Vintage Films.
A Special Message from Steven
In 2019, please join me as I continues with my 12th year of hosting the most respected historical tours on Oahu. Tours include the Charlie Chan Mystery Tour, the Duke Kahanamoku Waikiki Tour, the Hawaii Wartime History Tour, and the extremely popular Honolulu Ghost Tour. See you in 2019!
THE 2019 CALENDAR OF TOURS
January: THE HAWAII WARTIME HISTORY TOUR.
See Tours page for tour details.
February: All tours are open and available.
March: All tours are open and available.
April: "The Black Camel" Movie Tour.
May: All tours are open and available.
June: All tours are open and available.
July: THE DUKE KAHANAMOKU WAIKIKI TOUR.
To celebrate the life and legacy of Olympic swimmer Duke Kahanamoku, Steven hosts the special walking tour in Waikiki.
August: THE CHARLIE CHAN MYSTERY TOUR
A salute to Chang Apana and Earl Derr Biggers. See Tours page for tour details.
August: THE DUKE KAHANAMOKU WALKING TOUR.
The two-hour walking tour visits several sites related to the Olympic swimmer. Stops include points of interest along Kalakaua Avenue, famous Waikiki hotels, and the popular Duke's Canoe Club.
September: All tours are open and available.
October: THE 'WALK WITH THE DEAD' GHOST TOUR.
This one-and-a-half mile walking tour visits sites of murder, death, and suicide in the downtown Honolulu/Chinatown area. A one-of-a-kind Halloween tour begins on October 1st and continues every night until the 31st.
November: All tours are open and available:
October may be over, but the ghost tours continue in November.
Throughout November, we offer Make-Up Ghost Tours.
December: THE CHANG APANA CHINATOWN TOUR.
In honor of the birth of Honolulu Police Detective Chang Apana, Steven takes guests on a special Chinatown tour. Serving longer than anyone else on the local police force, Det. Apana was one of the most colorful and best known characters in the city. His achievements reached the attention of Earl Derr Biggers before the novelist visited the islands and some of them were worked into "The House Without a Key." Later, when Mr. Biggers came to Oahu for a visit, he and Det. Apana became friends and the writer created the character of detective Charlie Chan as a result.
December 25th: THE GHOSTS OF HONOLULU'S PAST
A holiday ghost tour. One night only. CHRISTMAS NIGHT ONLY.
This t0ur, scheduled for Christmas night (Tuesday, Dec. 25th), is a tour for those looking for something different, but still within the yuletide spectrum. The cost is $40 per person ($30 with military I.D.). For reservations and information, contact Steven Fredrick.
See you in 2019. Thank you so much.
Steven Fredrick's Tours and Films
Researching Hawaii's rich history has been a part of Steven's life since his relocation to the islands in 1994. While living on Maui, he stumbled upon hundreds of 16mm films that a local library had thrown away.
As a collector of South Seas movies, Steven researches films that were shot in the Hawaiian Islands. In July 1995, he launched "Classic Film Programs," a series of film-lectures focusing on the Hawaiian image in Hollywood movies.
While presenting a series of vintage film programs in Waikiki, Steven met entertainers who performed with Lena Machado and members of the Harry Owens orchestra.
Among Steven's heroes was Glen Grant, the creator of the Honolulu Ghost Walks. "Glen was a special man," said Fredrick. "A very unique storyteller. I took one of Glen's ghost tours and just loved it." Shortly after their meeting, Glen and Steven discussed the possibility of combining their interests for a haunted movie tour of Oahu. Unfortunately, this never came to be due to Grant's death.
Since April 2007, Steven has been taking guests on ghostly walking tours to haunted sights in downtown Honolulu. The Honolulu Ghost Tour, which combines Hawaiian history with local ghost stories, is popular with both locals and tourists alike.
In December 2007, Steven hosted a special movie and tour program "Hawaii During World War II: The Movies and The Music of the 1940s." This two-part program was highly successful. It sold out. Since then, Steven has offered the Hawaii Wartime History Tours on a regular basis.
In May 2009, after several years of research, Steven hosted his first Charlie Chan Mystery Tour in Honolulu. This tour is dedicated to the three founding fathers of the fictional Chinese-Hawaiian detective. On the Chan Tour, we visits sites related to author Earl Derr Biggers, actor Warner Oland, and Honolulu police detective Chang Apana.
In November 2013, Steven consulted with the producers of the hit CBS-TV series "Hawaii Five-O". For episode #4.10: "Ho'oani Makuakane" ("Honor Thy Fathers"), Steven provide guidance regarding the historic footage used to recreate a vintage movie newsreel, circa 1941. As of this date, Five-O fans consider this episode to be the best of the series.
Steven holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, in Speech-Communications, from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He is the only State of Hawaii licensed ghost tour guide in Honolulu.
Photo Courtesy: Molly Hayden
WALKING THEMED TOURS IN HONOLULU, HAWAII
Oahu's Most Exciting and Popular Tours.
"The Honolulu Ghost Tour"
"The Duke Kahanamoku Waikiki Tour"
"The Charlie Chan Mystery Tour"
"The Hawaii Wartime History Tour"
"Spooky Waikiki, The Dark Side of Paradise"
READ ABOUT STEVE'S TOURS AND FILMS
Show & Tell by Wayne Harada: "Mystery, History, Ghosts on Tour" (Apr. 17, 2009)
Honolulu's primary entertainment writer Wayne Harada interviewed Steven about his walking tours of Honolulu. To read Mr. Harada's article, please click on the following link. If link fails, please google: "mystery history ghosts on tour".
Please make your reservations 48 hours prior to the tour date. No same-day reservations are accepted. Email is the best way to contact Steven. Mahalo for your interest.
Mr. Steven Fredrick
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Telephone: (808) 395-0674
Copyright (c) 2007-2019 by Steven A. Fredrick. All right reserved.