Small Group Grand Circle Island Tour Includes FREE Snorkeling with the Turtles


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287 reviews   (4.80)

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Duration: 8 hours

Departs: hawaii, hawaii

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Overview

Circle most of the island of Oahu on a full-day tour by minibus with limited passengers, a smaller group than typical island coach tours. With an informative guide, you’ll make about a dozen stops, including the chance to see Hawaiian green sea turtles in their natural habitat during an hour of snorkeling on Oahu’s North Shore. Get a comprehensive overview of top attractions such as Diamond Head, Makapu’u Beach, Halona Blowhole and the Dole Plantation. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Waikiki is included. Please call to arrange it after booking.


What's Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)

Professional guide

Transport by air-conditioned minibus

Use of snorkeling equipment

What's Not Included

Gratuities

Lunch


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • It is recommended that you bring a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, bottled water and change of dry clothes in a small day bag for this tour
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Some places listed may not be followed or will be skipped due to availability, restrictions and etc.
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • It is recommended that you bring a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, bottled water and change of dry clothes in a small day bag for this tour
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Some places listed may not be followed or will be skipped due to availability, restrictions and etc.
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy


What To Expect

Waikiki
Our shuttle will arrive at 7:20am for pick up in Waikiki, with a local guide to help you prepare for a day of exploring the island of Oahu. Pick up times vary by hotel and will be automatically assigned when you input your information into our online booking platform.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Diamond Head State Monument
The first lookout we visit is an elevated view perched on the eastern side of Waikiki’s famous Diamond Head Volcano, This lookout grants us a great opportunity for pictures of the south eastern coastline of Oahu, with notable sights as far as Hanauma bay and Maui on a clear day. The location is more formally known as Amelia Earhart Lookout, known for where bystanders gathered to watch Earhart make her first solo aviation journey from Hawaii to North America.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Halona Blowhole
Molten lava tubes from volcanic eruptions that occurred from Oahu’s Koko Head crater formed the natural occurrence known as the Halona Blowhole. This lava tube extends into the ocean with a very narrow opening at the top, and when the surf is just right, water pressure builds up within the lava tube and erupts through the narrow opening creating a special Hawaiian Geyser for your viewing pleasure. 

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Makapu'u Beach
Witness Waimanalo’s dramatic sea cliffs as we turn into Oahu’s windward side as we begin our journey to the North Shore of Oahu. Look off into the azure blue waters of the bay and you will see Oahu’s famous Manana Island also known as Rabbit island due to its Rabbit like shape.

• Admission Ticket Free

Tropical Farms (The Macadamia Nut Farm Outlet)
After a beautiful drive along Oahu’s eastern coastline, our next stop is a local shop that finds itself tucked away under aged Banyan Trees with macadamia nut and delicious Kona coffee tastings, along with very tempting Hawaiian chocolates amongst other treats.

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mokoli’i Island
Chinaman’s Hat, also known as Mokolii, is nestled right next to the Kualoa Valley Mountain range. This location is  known for its dramatic landscape filmed in a number of Hollywood movies; most notably and fan favorite Jurassic Park. The island has earned the nickname Chinaman’s Hat from its resemblance to the straw hats that the Chinese immigrants wore when working Oahu’s sugar plantations during the early 1900’s.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Kahuku Farms
Famous North Shore Shrimp Lunch on Local Hawaiian Farm 

Our guide will walk you through a local taro patch on a farm located at the base of the Koʻolau Mountain Range . Get a first hand look at how ancient Hawaiian agriculture practices live on and how to this day still manage to provide for local families to live off the land using the techniques and traditions passed down through generations.  We also eat lunch at the farm. The farm has a restaurant that can prepare all of the famous North Shore delicacies. Garlic Shirmp, Coconut Shrimp, and Kalua Pork are just some of the mouth watering plates available for lunch. Vegetarian options are available. Please bring cash for lunch.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Oahu's North Shore
Tropical Fruit Stands

After lunch we make a stop at North Shore tropical fruit stands, which offers ice cold coconuts to drink from, fresh mangos, and other tropical treats.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Haleiwa Town Center
Outskirts of Haleiwa Town, Pineapple, Coffee and Agricultural Fields

• Admission Ticket Free

Dole Plantation
A historic pineapple plantation home to pineapple magnets, pineapple t-shirts, pineapple keychains and most importantly pineapple ice cream aka Dole Whip!! A great way to end the day and get some pineapple themed souvenirs for your friends and family back home.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Sandy Beach Park
Sandy Beach is a beach on the South Shore of Oʻahu in Hawaii. It is known for its excellent bodyboarding and bodysurfing opportunities due to shore break and consistent barrels.

• Admission Ticket Free

Waimanalo Beach
Waimanalo have gorgeous white sand beaches, snorkeling with near-guaranteed honu (Hawaiian green sea turtle) sightings, several hole-in-the-wall but worth a stop eateries, roaming bands of wild chickens, and a handful of family-owned farms

• Admission Ticket Free

North Shore
Hawaii Green Sea Turtle Beach Snorkeling

Hono is the Hawaiian name for our beloved Green Sea Turtles. Our Honu are very Hawaiian in that they love to lay on the sand and bask under the warm sun. We take you to a beach where we spend 90 minutes hoping to spot this incredible occurrence and we will also provide snorkeling gear so guests can go for a swim and hopefully snorkel along side a green sea turtle as well.  Snorkel Gear is included in the price of the tour. Please alert your guest to bring sunscreen and a towel.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Sunset Beach
A change of pace from the crowded beaches of Waikiki, The infamous Sunset Beach on the North Shore offers tranquility and is the epitome of a beautiful Hawaiian Beach. However don’t lets the summer months fool you, during the winter months, swells of 30 to 40 feet can be seen from the safe confines of shore.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Great tour without the crowds
579maias, 27-09-2022
Our tour guide “King Mike” was hilarious!! I highly recommend this tour for families not wanting to be just a number. The bus was comfortable, plenty of space yet still small enough to feel like you are travelling with friends. King Mike gave us plenty of time to take photos and was not rushed. Lots of knowledge about each area dotted with funny stories. Had a great bunch of people that we didn’t know but everyone was friendly and looked out for one another. Snorkelling was great! Recommend to bring flippers if you have them and floaties to make it easier. It was reassuring to have a life guard watching us the whole time. Would have like to have more time at Dole Plantation to be able to go on the train. Overall a great tour to get the layout of the island with an amazing tour guide.
Great tour for everyone & anyone!
vmadams20, 23-09-2022
Excellent experience from start to finish. Kurt was the guide & Joe the driver. The team confirmed 24 hours before and sent EXCELLENT meeting location details.

The tour itself was really well done. You visit many places, and by the description the time at each location sounds short, not not at all. You have plenty of time at each spot.

The blowhole was ok, Chinaman's hat was super cool. We saw tons of turtles during snorkeling, had a delicious lunch at Tsue's farm. The macadamia nut farm & Dole planation were quick stops, but perfect time.

This tour was worth every minute.

Protip- go on this tour your first few days in Hawaii. You will get some good info & you'll be able to get some ideas on what you want to see & where you want to go.
Great! 8/10
RayyRayy69, 20-09-2022
King Mike was the best! He’s funny, sweet, and very helpful! Cracked jokes, and provided a lot of info!
Great time
howardmS4724YM, 19-09-2022
The Tour guide Josh and driver raul I were the best people everyone on this screen yeah let me have mine
Great tour. Joe was a...
Vickie_W, 21-09-2022
Great tour. Joe was a good driver and Jess kept the tour on track. Lots of knowledge. Seemed to keep our group just ahead of the larger groups to avoid the crowds.




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