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Oahu Circle Island and North Shore Snorkeling Tour

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Departs: Hawaii, Hawaii

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We invite you to join us for a full-day, action-packed tour that will guide you to the finest sights on Oahu, and leave you in total amazement. Featuring 16 Points of Interest, it is our talented tour guides that will show you the best that Oahu has to offer. Diamond Head, Dole Plantation, Secret Beaches, Coffee & Macadamia Farms, Incredible Views & Photo Opportunities, and Swimming and Snorkeling with Turtles are just a few highlights that you will experience with us!

It’s our Tour Guides that will make all the difference in this action-packed day! They will spoil you rotten by telling funny stories, giving their knowledge of Hawaii, singing songs (Kanikapila), and sharing with you the precious culture of Hawaii.This tour will bring you relaxation, excitement, and all the emotions in between.We are ready to show you some major fun and give you the lay of the land. Aloha & E Komo Mai!

What's Included

Bottled water


Use of Snorkelling equipment

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 1 - 3
  • ADULT: Age: 4 - 90

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Convenient Waikiki Pickup Locations
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Diamond Head Beach Park
Our first point of interest takes us to beautiful Diamond Head Lookout, where you will be able to catch the end of the sunrise. The surf is almost always up at Diamond Head beach, so you can watch the surfers and see other Hawaiian Islands on a clear Day.

Please understand that this stop is not the Diamond Head State Monument that is inside of the crater. Another name for this location is the Amelia Earhart Lookout.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

After the Diamond Head Lookout, our second point of interest is the Gold Coast in Kahala. This area is like the Beverly Hills of Hawaii. You will see unbelievably large and luxurious properties and expansive estates that are owned by movie stars, celebrities, dignitaries, entrepreneurs, and of course doctors and lawyers. Definitely an interesting sight to take in.

• Admission Ticket Free

Halona Blowhole
After we pass through Kahala, one of the most interesting points along our journey around Oahu is the powerful Halona Blowhole. Come and marvel at this geologic wonder as it shoots water into the heavens. As the waves crash into the rocks, the water moves underneath the rocks from underwater caves. Then the pressure builds up and it shoots the water as high as you can see. One of Oahu's geologic wonders!

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Eternity Beach
Situated Near the blowhole in an incredibly beautiful corner of Oahu is a secret beach made famous in the movie "From Here to Eternity." This little cove is extraordinary, and one of our hidden gems. If you have some extra time while here on vacation, we recommend that you come back to spend the day... It's just about the most relaxing place on the planet!

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Sandy Beach Park
After the Blowhole and Eternity Beach, we'll come upon the body boarding, body surfing, skim boarding, and broken neck capital of the world... Sandy Beach. A famous hangout for locals, and just amazing playground, Sandy Beach is the perfect place to watch the experts play with expert waves... It's also a convenient bathroom stop for our tour!

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Makapu'u Point
After we are pau with Sandy Beach, we will continue our journey and round the Eastern Corner of the Island of Oahu. As we do, you will get a glimpse at one of the most awe-inspiring views that you will ever see. The vista from the Makapu'u Point lookout is truly something to behold... The Bluest of Blues, the Greenest of Greens, ancient jagged lava rock surrounding yellow sand, and the Makapu'u lighthouse sitting stoic in the background. Someone pinch me...

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Waimanalo Beach
After we round the corner of the Eastern tip of Oahu, we will come upon the quaint town of Waimanalo... There's London, Paris, Tokyo... And then there's Waimanalo... The exact opposite! It is here where we will find a beach park that is consistently ranked as one of the top beaches in the world. Also dubbed Sherwood Forest, what makes this beach so spectacular is the vast amount of Ironwood Trees that grow far out onto the beach in the sand. This creates a view of the forest meeting the ocean in spectacular fashion. Hands down the best camping spot on the island. Due to regulations, we can't get off the bus here, but we're gonna pull in just so you can see it from the bus.

• Admission Ticket Free

Mokoli’i Island
Behold the legendary Mokoli'i Island! This picturesque island off the coast of Kaneohe Bay is a volcanic formation that is about as iconic with the Island of Oahu as Diamond Head. Mokoliʻi translates from Hawaiian as "little lizard." According to Hawaiian mythology, the island is the remains of a giant lizard's or dragon's tail that was chopped off and tossed into the ocean by the goddess Hiʻiaka. Definitely a picture that you need to have stored on your data card.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Tropical Farms (The Macadamia Nut Farm Outlet)
After passing through Sherwood Forest Park, it's time to go to one our most popular stops... Why is it so popular? Free (all you can eat) Macadamia Nuts and Free (all you can drink) Kona Coffee of course! But it doesn't stop there, this is a bonafide macadamia nut plantation where you can crack open your own mac nuts, drink cold coconut juice right out of the coconut, mingle with Samoan Chiefs, and find that perfect, unique gift to bring home with you. This is always one of our guests favorite stops. *Note: Please leave a donation if you hit the coffee and nuts pretty hard. =)

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Laie Hawaii Temple
After we have our fill over at the Macadamia Nut Plantation, it's time to get back on the road. The next stop we'll make is over to the amazingly beautiful Temple of the Church of Latter Day Saints in Laie, on the North Shore of Oahu. This city has a thriving Mormon community, and is home to one of the campuses of Brigham Young University, BYU Hawaii. This building is an amazing site to see because it's very architecturally significant. We won't be able to go inside, but we'll drive by so you can appreciate the view.

• Admission Ticket Free

Kahuku Farms
Mango, Pineapple, Coconut, Breadfruit, Dragon Fruit, Egg Fruit, Lilikoi, Honey Dew, Cantaloupe, Papaya, Apple Bananas, Ice Cream Bananas, Kiwis, Lychee, Rambutan, Sapote, Chi Chi, Jack Fruit... I could go on, but I think I would run out of character limit. The amazing Kahuku Land Fruit Stand has it all... Every fruit that you've ever heard of, and definitely every fruit that you've never heard off. Enjoy interacting with local farmers and tasting tropical fruits at this fun location.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Okay cousins... Now it's time to Grind! We've had a very busy morning and everyone has worked up quite an appetite.Don't worry, we've got you covered with succulent Kahuku shrimp. Garlic, Spicy, Lemon, Original... The famous Shrimp Trucks have it all! Kahuku, Hawaii is known to some of the most productive shrimp farms in Hawaii. These premium shrimp are exported all over the world, but now is your change to eat them at there freshest. Non-seafood options too. *Note: The cost of lunch is not included in the price of the tour.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

We have now nourished our bodies, regained our energy stores, and it's time to make our way out through Haleiwa to go to our snorkeling site. But, along the way there, we will pass through the quaint surfing town of Haleiwa, the most famous city on the North Shore. Home to hundreds of restaurants, surf shops, arts and craft stores, and harbors, Haleiwa is one of the most original and unique towns in America... Much less Hawaii. Enjoy the sites of the town as we make our way to the Sea Turtle Snorkeling site at Haleiwa Alii Beach.

• Admission Ticket Free

Haleiwa Alii Beach Park
We have now come upon the highlight of our 16 Point Oahu Circle Island Tour... It's time to go snorkeling with the Sea Turtles. These curious creatures are docile and overwhelmingly cute. They spend their days hunting seaweed crops that are growing on the rocks and coral out here at this beautiful beach known as Alii Beach in Haleiwa. We will be providing all of the mask, snorkels, life jackets, lifeguards, and safety instruction that you need to have a super fun, super safe time. It's official... You've arrived... You're on Vacation, and this amazing snorkeling spot is the proof!

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Dole Plantation
There's hardly any place more associated with Hawaii than the Dole Pineapple Plantation in Wahiawa, Oahu. It's also one of our guests favorite stops, and a fantastic way to begin to wrap up this adventurous day. Dole Plantation offers a wide variety of unique gifts and refreshments including fresh pineapple, and DoleWhip ice cream. This is a great spot to watch the Dole Train, grab some things to bring home, or send as gifts.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Green World Coffee Farms
Whoooo Whoooo.... The train is now pulling out of the station at the Dole Plantation... And we're headed to our last stop right down the road.... The Green World Coffee Farms. As you can guess by the name, Green World grows boutique coffee and has many coffee trees growing on the property so you can get a look up close. They also have a great coffee shop so you can fuel up for the journey back to Waikiki. It's been a long day, and it's no coincidence that our last point of interest happens to be a spot where you'll find piping hot caffeine on tap. We hope you've enjoyed reading about our wonderful island experience and warmly invite you to come join us for an exciting day that you will never forget!

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Claudia_P, 27-09-2022
The turtles, and the tour and auntie was great. Me and sisters had so much fun. I hope to come back next year.
Kaimana Special
Jesse_M, 27-09-2022
The Oahu circle tour was a great way to see some of the best sights on the island. Our guide was Kaimana and he was great at filling us in on history, fork lore and his "Kaimana special" tips. Shout out the " lightning Mike" our driver. Great team
Our tour guide was the...
Allison_C, 27-09-2022
Our tour guide was the best! Seeing turtle was probably our favorite part! Definitely would do it again!
The tour is a long day,...
Michael_M, 26-09-2022
The tour is a long day, but we are so glad that we went and saw all the things that North Shore has. Jason was an outstanding guide.
Quick Tour of the Island
Tradesette, 25-09-2022
This was a quick way to see a good portion of the island in 1 day. Cannon was very knowledgeable and friendly, giving us a lot of interesting history about the island. The stops were fast which is why we saw so much in one day. We did wish there was more time for snorkeling, but other than that, it was overall fun and informative.
Genuine Aloha
Karen_L, 21-12-2022
Divine introduction to Oahu with good natured local Haiawaian Kaimana and Weng our lovely driver. two local tour guides. Fresh pineapple, fresh garden produce and lots of great stories about the real Hawaii
Got to see most of Oahu in a day!
Joe_S, 31-12-2022
The Hawaiian Uncle was great guide. Had a lot of facts about the sites. Stopped at many places. There was not good snorkeling, no sea turtles to be found, but we did enjoy an hour on a nice beach. Due to very heavy traffic on a part of the return route, we weren’t able to have time to see the last site, which is a coffee plantation. Overall, a good day spent on the tour.
Jason was a great tour...
Sarah_C, 29-12-2022
Jason was a great tour guide. He was so knowledgeable, personable, and kind. The tour was a really good way to spend our day. We saw so much of the island we would not have seen otherwise. I only wish we had more time at the Dole Plantation but other than that it was pretty great. It was an all day tour but did not feel like it dragged.
Great guide
Peter_K, 29-12-2022
Mike was very funny and friendly guide. If you are first timer Hawaii travelers, then I highly recommend it.
All of it. We enjoy it...
Marco_R, 01-02-2023
All of it. We enjoy it from the start to the end.
Jake and uncle are amazing guys. They did the trip funny and interesting.
Make sure you stop here.
Happiness56664581709, 29-01-2023
Took our teenagers there and surprisingly they loved it! We took a train ride around the plantation, there was a interactive part that was very educational. We finished off the tour with a dole whip, heavenly!!!!
Best ever
Gary_S, 29-01-2023
Driver and guide were amazing. Both were very knowledgeable on island and made us laugh most of the trip. My best island tour ever
The best experience of my...
Priscilla_L, 29-01-2023
The best experience of my life. What more could you ask for to celebrate birthday milestone! Friends, fun, adventure and trivia facts from the host! They made it enjoyable!
Great tour....squeaky bus
540summerp, 21-12-2022
Great highlights of the island and the stop to swim/snorkel was great. Couldnt really hear the tour guide due to how loud and squeaky the bus was. Maybe it was the bad roads or something but i wish we could hear what he was saying better.
Fun tour four familes
Vince_C, 19-12-2022
Jam was absolutely the best. He was very friendly, funny and informative. He even took time on our stops to socialize and give us more fun facts about the locations we stopped at. The best part was the secret cove we went to for swimming! My only issues with the tour are that some of the stops are very short and the bus we rode on was very old and was creaking the whole time right next to me ear!
Such a fun time!
728brylees, 18-12-2022
We had such an amazing time on our Oahu Circle Island Tour! Our tour guide took us by some remarkable location! The food was great! The only thing is there wasn’t a lot of snorkeling involved because the ocean we were taken to was too rough.. we did come home with cuts from the ocean. But overall a great experience!
Full day Tour with an excellent guide.
Gina P, 05-01-2023
The tour was a full day.
All the locations listed on the tour were visited.
You do have to keep to a tight schedule, sometimes the lines for restrooms were long so there was no time to potter, as you don’t want to hold up the bus.

The snorkeling part is great but rushed if you have a family and need to attend to their rinse/change/ bathroom etc. Tip is to get out of the water earlier than the horn blowing
Jeremy was excellent but...
Yvonne_B, 02-02-2023
Jeremy was excellent but the weather wasn’t good
It was limited what we could ‘ve done
He has done the best to accommodate the situation
He was very knowledgeable
Good overall if you want to see a lot on Oahu
Katie_S, 21-12-2022
Great lookout spots. Good tour overall but the ride was very bumpy in the back. The bus wasn’t too comfortable. Hoping to see sea turtles but none.
Vegetarian lunch
msY8118WJ, 02-01-2023
Vegetarians, be warned. The lunch is not worth the cost. Three pieces of tofu on an iceberg lettuce salad is not reasonable at all.