Honolulu

North Shore Circle Island Adventure Including Snorkeling with the Turtles

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Small Group Circle Island Tour with Snorkeling
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Explore Oahu on this full-day minibus tour with a small group and a local guide. With your small group of 24-28 people or fewer, make plenty of stops at the island's highlights, including snorkeling with green sea turtles on the North Shore. See the Dole Plantation, the Halona Blowhole, Diamond Head, and Makapu’u Beach during this day-long outing. Round-trip transportation from Waikiki hotels is included.
  • Full-day Oahu island tour with snorkeling
  • Enjoy photo ops from lookouts at Diamond Head, Makapu’u Beach, and Laie Point
  • Be awed by the Halona Blowhole and the crystal-white sands of Waimanalo Beach Park
  • Stop by Kualoa Point on Kane’ohe Bay for a look at Mokoliʻi
  • Visit a macadamia nut farm and the Dole pineapple plantation
  • Snorkel amongst Hawaiian green sea turtles
  • Travel by minibus with a maximum of 24-28 passengers

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Plenty of stops, at a combination of top sights and lower-key spots, offers visitors a comprehensive view of O'ahu.

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

07:20 AM

Pickup details

Kindly contact us for your hotel information so we could set your pick-up location and time or please provide your contact number, email and hotel details.

What To Expect

Following pickup at your Waikiki hotel, board your minibus and meet your small tour group of 20 people or fewer and your local guide.

Travel first to Diamond Head, stopping for a photo-op at the spectacular lookout before heading to check out Halona Blowhole, where the ocean waves crash into a lava tube and spray water 50 feet (15 meters) in the air. 

Back aboard the minibus, head for Makapu’u Beach, passing beautiful Sandy Beach along the way. See Manana Island (Rabbit Island) and views of Makapu'u Point Lighthouse, then head for a secret spot at Waimanalo Beach Park. 

As you drive along the North Shore, see the famous surf beaches like Sunset Beach, Waimea Bay, and Pipeline on the way to Tsue Farm, where you have the chance to purchase a traditional Hawaiian plate lunch. Options include veggie stir fry, teriyaki chicken, shrimp or pork. Cap off your traditional Hawaiian lunch experience with one of Tsue's famous shave ices (own expense). Rent a kayak or paddleboard to explore the Anahulu River during your stop here.

Stop at family-owned macadamia farm, where you get a chance to crack raw macadamia nuts, taste macadamia nut coffee and taste samples of one of Hawaii's most famous products. Leaving the farm, stop at Kualoa Point for photo ops of Mokoli'i, a basalt island in Kane'ohe Bay. Then, head further up the coast to Laie Point, where you get fantastic views of the Ko'olau Mountains in the distance. 

Travel to a site known as 'Turtle Town' for its proliferation of green sea turtles. Embark on a guided snorkeling trip to see this secluded feeding ground and its majestic residents up close. Take a quick shower at the beach park's facilities and change into dry clothes before heading to your last stop, the Dole Pineapple Plantation. Here, see where the bulk of Hawaii's famous pineapples are grown and enjoy a refreshing frozen pineapple treat before heading back to your Waikiki hotel for drop-off.

Waikiki

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Diamond Head State Monument

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Halona Blowhole

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Makapu'u Point (Pass By)

Tropical Farms (The Macadamia Nut Farm Outlet)

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mokoli’i Island

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

56-777 Kamehameha Hwy

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Oahu's North Shore

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Sunset Beach

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

North Shore

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Haleiwa (Pass By)

Dole Plantation

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Sandy Beach Park (Pass By)

Waimanalo (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Some places listed may not be followed due to availability, restrictions and etc.
  • As our company name states, we provide a scenic tour around our beautiful island. We make it a priority to visit the beaches most frequented by our Hawaiian green sea turtles, however on occasion due to weather or sea conditions are guests may not experience them on the beaches or while snorkeling. They are beautiful and awesome creatures of nature and sometimes unpredictable, therefore we can not guarantee turtle sightings.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Reviews

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Amazing day trip round island
Donna_O, Nov 2023
Justin the guide and driver,very knowledgeable on area,great stops,great seeing turtles . Nice small group,would recommend tour to everyone.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Aloha Donna, Mahalo nui loa for your recommendation and taking time to leave a 5 star review. We hope to see you once again in the future.
Best tour guide ever . Justin was amazing !
Adrian_H, Nov 2023
Everything about this tour was amazing . Justin made it very special and fun ! Definitely highlight of mine and my wife’s trip
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you so much for your amazing review! We're thrilled to hear that Justin made your tour experience special and fun. It's fantastic to know that he was the highlight of your trip. We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you and your wife back on our North Shore Circle Island Adventure! 🌟🚐🌺
Wonderful time. I’d...
Mara_R, Nov 2023
Wonderful time. I’d recommend doing this tour at the beginning of your trip and then going back to further explore the sites you are introduced to. Lots to see in a short time!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you for the wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great time on the tour. Your recommendation to start with the tour and then explore further is excellent advice. There's indeed so much to see in a short time on the beautiful island of Oahu. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back for more exploration in the future! 🌟🚐🌴
Greatest circle tour
Rex_F, Nov 2023
This tour was great and made great by Kurt the tour guide he was informative and he made the trip a lot of fun the whole bud joined in on the fun even harry the driver
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you for the wonderful review! We're delighted to hear that Kurt made your circle tour great with his informative and fun commentary. It's fantastic that the whole group, including Harry the driver, joined in on the fun. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to hosting you for more memorable experiences in the future! 🌟🚐🌈
Extraordinary
jme_l, Nov 2023
Very memorable experience. We went to every location stated on the tour. Beautiful. Very informative tour guide named Rick. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to explore the island and see beautiful spots
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you for the extraordinary review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a very memorable experience exploring the beautiful spots on the tour. It's fantastic that you visited every location as stated and found Rick to be a very informative tour guide. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to hosting you for more exploration in the future! 🌟🚐🌺
Circle Island plus
Lynda_A, Nov 2023
Diamond ♦️ Head plus Macademian Nut plus Coffee samples, Sunset Beach,🏝️ snorkeling, Dole Pineapple 🍍 whip and full circle island bus 🚎 tour. Great guide with Nevin and driver - Tim. Even a proposal at China hat.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you for the 5-star review! We're thrilled you enjoyed our Circle Island Plus tour with Nevin and Tim. From Diamond Head to Sunset Beach, snorkeling, pineapple whip, and more, it sounds like you had an incredible time. Congratulations on the couples for proposal at Chinaman's Hat! We're honored to have been part of such a special moment. 🌺💍🚎
10/10 would recommend
Danielle_N, Nov 2023
Great time with Devin and Tim. The sights were incredible and the hosts knowledgeable. The lunch was delicious, thoroughly recommend the garlic butter prawns. There was opportunity to see the sea turtles on shore and in the water so the tour is made for everyone.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you for the 5-star review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great time with Devin and Tim, enjoyed incredible sights, and found them knowledgeable. It's wonderful that you recommend the garlic butter prawns, and we're delighted the tour caters to everyone with opportunities to see sea turtles on shore and in the water. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to seeing you again on our tour. 🌟🐢🍤
Swimming with the turtles
Bryan_L, Nov 2023
Justin was a great guide. He pointed out many features of the island which I found very interesting Swimming with the turtles was amazing As I had a flight to catch later in the day I found the punctuality of pick up and drop off was very accurate. I did not have to worry about missing my flight
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you for your 5-star review! We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing time swimming with the turtles and that Justin was a great guide. We're also glad to hear that our punctuality made your day stress-free. Safe travels, and we hope to welcome you back soon!
Excellent intro to Hawaii
Danielle_W, Oct 2023
This tour was an excellent way to spend our first day in Hawaii. Justin was fantastic and nothing about the day felt rushed. We learnt alot about the area and seeing the turtles was amazing. Very toddler friendly for this solo mum :-)
Response from Host, Nov 2023
We're delighted to hear that you had an excellent first day in Hawaii on our tour and that Justin provided you with a fantastic experience. It's great to know that the tour was toddler-friendly and not rushed, making it an enjoyable experience for you as a solo mom. We hope you and your little one made wonderful memories, and we look forward to hosting you on more adventures in the future! 🏝🚌😊👩‍👧🐢
Interactive Tour
Kendal_N, Oct 2023
We did the tour today with Kurt and Harry. It was very personalized, informative, and funny while seeing a lot of the island.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you for sharing your experience! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the personalized, informative, and humorous tour with Kurt and Harry. We strive to make every tour interactive and memorable. We look forward to welcoming you back for more island adventures in the future!
Excellent unfortunately the ocean didn’t corporate with swimming with turtles but our guide was Excellent
John_M, Oct 2023
The views and swimming at North Shore. The macadamia farm, and Dole plantation where also enjoyable.
A great experience
Kevin_H, Oct 2023
Justin and Mitch…did a great job. I wish I had done this on the first day…so I would have more time to explore later in the week…all in all great experience.
Glorified Bus Tour
Daniel_F, Oct 2023
Far to expensive for a bus ride shopping excursion. No snorkeling and just stops to spend money. All stops public and can be done on a $3 public bus
Great exursiin
Orlanzer_S, Oct 2023
Our driver Victor was excellent and Justin our tour guide was awesome. Had a really good time very informational
Response from Host, Oct 2023
We're thrilled to hear you had an excellent time with Victor and an awesome experience with Justin. Thank you for the positive feedback, and we look forward to your next visit! 😊🌟
Amazing! Highly recommend.
June_C, Oct 2023
Justin and Victor were great! Enjoyed every moment of it. Somehow we were ahead of all the other tour companies so we were the first ones at every spot and didn’t have to deal with a large crowd. So glad we did this tour.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
We're delighted to hear you had such a fantastic experience with Justin and Victor. Being ahead of the crowds certainly adds to the enjoyment. Thank you for choosing our tour, and we hope to see you again soon! 🌟😊
a fantastic experience
Shaun_M, Oct 2023
What a fantastic tour, a great way to see Oahu especially if you are there for only a short period of time. Our tour guide Justin was fantastic, the highlight of the tour has to be the turtles, what a unique experience. I highly recommend this tour!!!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience on our Oahu tour, especially with Justin as your guide. The turtles are indeed a unique and memorable highlight. Thank you for the high recommendation! We look forward to welcoming more travelers for great adventures, even if they have a short period of time to explore Oahu. 😊🌴🐢🌟
Very friendly tour guide,...
roshini_p, Oct 2023
Very friendly tour guide, good view points and fresh food enroute and a fun filled snorkeling experience .
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your experience. It's wonderful to hear that you had a fun-filled snorkeling experience, enjoyed the scenic viewpoints, and appreciated the fresh food along the way. We hope to welcome you back for another memorable adventure in the future! 🏝🚌🐢😊
We had a great tour with...
VY_N, Oct 2023
We had a great tour with Mike and cousin Mitch! Mike was hilarious and got us around the island quickly and found a good spot to see turtles, would recommend!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
We're delighted to hear that you had a great tour with Mike and cousin Mitch, and that Mike's humor and navigation skills added to your enjoyment. Thank you for the recommendation, and we look forward to providing you with more memorable experiences in the future! 😊🌴🌟🏞️🐢📅🤙🏝️
Awesome day!
Jacqueline_F, Oct 2023
Awesome tour with Harry & Kurt! From pick up to drop off they kept us entertained & informed the whole day. Showed us some beautiful spots throughout the North Shore especially where we got to snorkel & see turtles. Lunch was great & at a lovely river spot. Ending the afternoon with macadamias, coffee & dole whip! Thoroughly enjoyed our tour & would recommend! :-)
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for the awesome review! It sounds like you had an amazing time with Harry and Kurt, exploring beautiful spots and enjoying various activities. From snorkeling with turtles to savoring lunch by the river and indulging in treats, it sounds like a day filled with fantastic experiences. We're delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed the tour and appreciate your recommendation. We hope to welcome you back for more memorable adventures in the future! 🏝🚌🐢😊
Must try!
naomi_p, Oct 2023
Very fun and informative tour. Our tour guide Sevass kept us entertained with Fun facts of the island. Snorkeling with the sea turtles is a memory that will last a lifetime. Dole whip topped with fresh pineapple from the Dole plantation is a must try!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for your review! We're delighted to hear that you had a very fun and informative tour with Sevass and that snorkeling with the sea turtles left you with lasting memories. And yes, Dole Whip topped with fresh pineapple is indeed a must-try treat at the Dole plantation. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to providing you with more amazing experiences in the future! 🏝🚌🐢🍍😊
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