Oahu Circle Island Tour in Honolulu, HI

Hawaii Tours & Transportation955 Waimanu StreetHonolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
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Overview

Offering an exciting experience for guests of all ages, the Circle Island Oahu Tour features some of the best historical, cultural and scenic parts of Oahu in one unforgettable adventure. Tours include a visit to or around Diamond Head Crater, Hanauma Bay Lookout, Makapu’u Lookout and Lighthouse, North Shore beaches, the Dole Plantation, the Hawaii Temple, the Polynesian Cultural Center, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Honolulu, Oahu Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: approx. 9 hours.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes.
  • Hotel pick-up from Waikiki hotels available.
  • Lunch included at Kualoa Gardens.
  • Professional guide narrates tour.

Description

from Circle Island Oahu Tour
Join us for a full day of sightseeing on the island of Oahu! Our friendly guides will show you the best attractions on Oahu, including the North and South Shores of Oahu. We’ll visit many scenic lookouts throughout the day, and discover the stunning beauty of Oahu!

Enjoy experiences you couldn’t have on your own with our professional local guide is the key to an enriching Hawaii tour. Enjoy fascinating storytelling and captivating tales of Hawaii’s history with cultural insight.
This tour shows you the best Oahu has to offer! Witness famous North Shore beaches, where surfing’s daredevils come to prove their skills. Highlight your vacation with a trip to Dole Pineapple Plantation and Tropical Farms, offering a world of Hawaii’s tasty treats.

Our guides know Oahu’s most beautiful scenic spots, including the Nu'uanu Pali Lookout and La'ie Point. Discover stunning photo opportunities as you travel from Oahu’s North Shore to the South Shore, visiting the best sightseeing spots along the way.

Explore an exciting adventure of Oahu and witness the beauty that surrounds Hawaii’s most popular island.

Lunch is included with this tour and all lunch choices come with chips, chocolate chip cookie, and water.

Tour Highlights:
• Dole Pineapple Pavilion
• North Shore Oahu Surf Beaches
• Drive Through Hale’iwa Town
• Serene Kahana Bay and Valley
• La’ie Point & Pali Lookout
• Souvenirs & Tastings at Tropical Farms
• Windward Oahu Offshore Islands
• South Shore Oahu Lookouts
• Halona Blowhole Lookout
• Hanauma Bay Lookout (Closed Tuesday)
• Diamond Head Crater Lookout
• Lunch Included at Kualoa Gardens

Tour Time:
Pick-Up: 8:30am
Return: 5:30pm

What to Bring:
• Wear Covered Shoes
• Comfortable clothes (Shirts Are Required)
• No Swim Suits
• No Bags (all bags must be stored at Pearl Harbor for a fee of 3.00 per bag)

Lunch:
• Hot Bento
Teriyaki Chicken, BBQ Pork Ribs, Buttered Corn, Steamed White Rice, Pineapple Coleslaw.

• Vegetarian Bento
Vegetarian Wrap Gluten Free Tortilla served with Haas Avocado, Alfalfa Sprouts, Vine Ripe Tomato, Romaine Lettuce, Swiss and Cheddar Cheese, Pineapple Coleslaw.

• Gluten Free Bento
Island Fish, Brown Rice, Buttered Corn, Toss Green Salad with Gluten Free Dressing.

*All lunch choices include bottled water.

Guests will confirm Wakiki Hotel pick-up after activity is reserved.

Waikiki Pick-up from Most Hotels:
  • Waikiki Hotel pick-up; please note, due to hotel driveway restrictions, your pick-up location may be at a consolidated location within walking distance of your hotel. (Select hotel at check-out.)

  • Professional Tour Guide

  • Transportation in clean, air-conditioned Mini Coach


Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
David Guy
NZ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Informative and Worthwhile"
July, 2016
We would recommend that this tour is taken early during your visit to Oahu as it provides and informative overview of the island and its features - physical, human and the interaction between the two - historically and currently.
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Tip: Check which side of the bus is best for you. Ask the driver to ensure that all passengers adhere to the time allocated for stops, so unnecessary delays are avoided with consequent time implications. Better not to go on Tuesday as a beautiful bay is not accessible that day.

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Rod Hunt
CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Good overview of the island"
March, 2015
For a quick look at the island this is a great option. It is a great deal of driving so don't expect much time at each spot but it is enough to get an idea if you want to go back for a longer time.
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Tip: Don't drink too much coffee as some washroom breaks are hours away ;)

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Laura C
"SCAM - DO NOT BOOK ANYTHING"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed June 20, 2018 NEW
SCAM COMPANY - DO NOT BOOK ANYTHING WITH THEM. They have taken almost $1000 from us when we booked for the Chief Sielu Luau. Then I received an email 22nd May saying that that Luau was no longer available and asked me to call them. I called them (from Australia at my expense) and she asked for the credit card details again so she could refund me and told me to book Paradise Cove Luau with another company, which we did at the same cost. However it no refund has been issued and after chasing them on multiple occasions they no inform me there is a ‘glitch’ with their bank where it will not let them refund to the credit card and they will issue a cheque instead which of course will bounce. They are offering all sorts of tours etc DO NOT BOOK ANYTHING WITH DISCOVER HAWAII TOURS
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Judy A
Virginia
"A+++ AUTHENTIC, AWESOME, ACTION PACKED, ALL HEART= 'Ariel" THE BEST TOUR GUIDE/DRIVER EVER! ALOHA!-"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 30, 2018 NEW
The Bar for Tour Guides has reached it's HIGHEST Level if your Discover Hawaii Tour Driver is Areil- THIS Guy is AMAZING!! Each mile, each stop, Pearl Harbor, USS Bowfin Submarine, Battleship Missouri, Aviation Hangers, State Captiol of Hawaii, and lastly a beautiful serenade by Ariel on his ukulele made this Tour perhaps ALL TIME BEST EVER! Ariel's Love of Hawaii and it's people, culture, history and beauty has left a lasting mark- what a True Tourist wants when they get back home and folks ask "Tell me about your trip" I can smile and say "Mahoalo (Thank You) Ariel & his Aloha State is not just a place on the map, rather a Beautiful State in my Memory for it's People and Ohana (Family). You are Part of This Wonderful Family if you take this Adventure Tour with Ariel!
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G-Bug26
Melbourne, Australia
"2 tours, 2 different experiences"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 29, 2018 NEW
We did 2 tours with Discover Hawaii. The first was the circle island tour (we originally booked the Ultimate circle island tour but this got cancelled and they put us on this one instead, which was fine). Our tour guide was Keith, and he was great. Friendly, knowledgeable and engaging - he made the day not only educational but a lot of fun. I particularly enjoyed his (terrible!) jokes. He provided a lot of historical info as well as sharing some personal stories and this made his commentary really interesting and engaging. The tour itself was great - lots to see and many photos were taken. A fantastic day, I highly recommend it. Thank you Keith! Our second tour the next day was the Pearl Harbor & Historic Honolulu City Tour. Our guide on this day was a nice man but unfortunately his commentary was very scripted, almost robotic, and we found it quite difficult to stay engaged with what he was saying, which was a shame. He dropped us at Pearl Harbor and then later at the USS Missouri (the tour guide doesn't come with you to these but there's heaps of info/commentary at Pearl Harbor and a free 30min tour of the USS Missouri so the driver doesn't really need to be there) and we had ample time at both sites; both were a great experience. The guide then drove us through Honolulu and pointed out some historic monuments and buildings - this was good, however it would have been better if we'd had an opportunity to stop at least at a couple of them for photos. The view from the Punch Bowl Crater was amazing and 5 minutes to get out of the bus and take that in would have been great. Again, the driver's commentary was very scripted and several people in the bus were asleep. Still, I got to see some parts of Honolulu that I wouldn't have seen without the tour and I'd still recommend it, particularly for people who may be short on time and want to see as much as possible in one day.
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TedandMarni
Red Deer, Canada
"Circle Island and Pearl Harbour Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 27, 2018 NEW
We escaped from the terrible rain in Kauai early in the morning and weren't even sure if our flight would go to Oahu, but thankfully it did because we would have missed a wonderful tour otherwise! Keith was our guide and D.J. for the trip and we felt like we had made a new friend ! He was super knowledgeable and entertaining with stories and facts that gave us background about the places we were seeing. Loved the day! Mahalo from your Canadian friends !
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Paul D
"The booking people are a waste of Oxygen"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed May 24, 2018 NEW
We booked a trip. They took the money. They found the trip offering had been cancelled several months earlier. They offered a refund. Good so far. One month later after returning - I note I have no refund. They offer a refund again - 7 days later still no funds I ask which account they refunded 3 times. Each time they just reply it may take a few days, they have refunded (but no hint as to who/where). Finally the refund is received. They NEVER apologised for forgetting the refund. If I had not checked - I guess it would have been too bad. I'd never book here again. Expedia was great and rebooked this trip for us with no dramas, they also booked a bunch more as a result.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Circle Island Oahu Tour

How long is the tour?
The tour begins at 8:30 am and returns at approximately 5:30 pm, dependent on traffic and group size.

What is included in the tour?
The tour covers the North and South shore of Oahu, with sights and stops including the Dole Pineapple Pavilion, Diamond Head Crater Lookout, Halona Blowhole Lookout, souvenirs and tastings at Tropical Farms, and more. Ticket price includes hotel pick-up, comfortable and reliable transportation, lunch at Kualoa Gardens, and an expert local tour guide.

What should I wear?

Please wear comfortable clothing and comfortable, sturdy shoes. No swimsuits or bags are allowed. 

Will the tour pick me up at my hotel?

Yes. Hotel transportation can be provided from most Waikiki hotels. Due to the location of hotel driveways, you may be asked to meet your tour at a hotel within walking distance from where you are staying.