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  • Beauty and the Feast: a Circle Island Experience

    1. Beauty and the Feast: a Circle Island Experience

    •Light, local breakfast with a bottle of water: Leonard’s Malasadas served at Hanauma Bay Lookout –A 15-minute stop. •Halona Blowhole Lookout – 10-minute stop. One of Oahu’s natural wonders. •Nu’uanu Pali Lookout – 10-minute stop. Breathtaking ocean & mountains views •Tropical Macadamia Nut Farm •Lunch at a North Shore Shrimp truck. Choose from any of their signature entrees: butter garlic shrimp / spicy garlic lemon shrimp / & coconut shrimp. Non-shrimp and vegetarian options available. LUNCH INCLUDED •Kahuku Fruit Stand – Known for its fried local banana! Try their locally grown exotic fruits! •Visit historic Haleiwa Town: famous for surfing shopping and shave ice! Stroll the town and take in the North Shore ambiance and flavors- ask your guide his or her recommendations! •A stop at famous Matsumoto Shave ice- purchase optional •Dole Pineapple Plantation – A 30-minute stop, hom...

    I loved this tour ! Our guide was very knowledgeable and funny, experienced great food and a spectacular sites. Our group of seven all enjoyed!

  • Oahu: Majestic Full-Day Circle Island Tour

    2. Oahu: Majestic Full-Day Circle Island Tour

    Experience this majestic island tour. Join an adventure and discover all of Oahu’s majestic grandeur. Be captivated by the unique beauty and the dramatic history found at every turn. The morning sun slowly warms the sandy beaches of Waikiki as your guide takes you on a journey through the history of the island. History comes alive before your eyes as you weave up the Koʻolau Mountains to the Nuʻuanu Pali Lookout where King Kamehameha I battled to unite the Hawaiian Islands. Shortly after, gaze at the beautiful Byodo-In Temple, a replica of the Byodo-in Temple in Japan, built to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants in Hawaii. Cruise along seven miles of world-famous surfing beaches on Oahu’s north shore and sample the local flavors along the way. Waimea Valley and its waterfalls await you, discover this beautiful place steeped with history, spirituality ...

    Tour was good, a lot of visited places around the island. Tour guide with experience of island history. Lunch area not in compliance with Covid requirements.

  • Oahu: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Experiences

    3. Oahu: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Experiences

    The Oahu Go City All-Inclusive Pass provides free admission to the island's top activities, attractions, and tours, offering the ultimate in convenience, savings, and flexibility. Choose between a 1- to 7-day pass at a low, pre-paid price. Save up to 55% compared to full retail admission prices. The more you do, the more you save. Go on a historic tour to Pearl Harbor, enjoy a day at Sea Life Park, take in a cultural experience at the Polynesian Cultural Center, or go snorkeling in Waikiki. When you buy a 3-, 4-, 5-, or 7-day card pass, you’ll also receive free admission to one premium activity. Included activities, attractions, and tours with the Oahu Savings Pass (for all pass durations):

    Cultural & Historic Sights

    • Polynesian Cultural Center • Battleship Missouri Memorial at Pearl Harbor • Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum at Pearl Harbor • USS Arizo...

    Don’t use the go Oahu pass at Pearl Harbor things. They aren’t very expensive to do the extra tours and getting in the park is actually free. Use your pass on things that would cost a lot to do, like the Polynesian Cultural Center. We mistakenly paid full price for that not realizing it was included, and saved it for Pearl Harbor and that was barely any cost.

  • Oahu: North Shore Snorkeling Tour from Haleiwa

    4. Oahu: North Shore Snorkeling Tour from Haleiwa

    Head out to Waimea Bay on Ocean Outfitters Hawaiian rollercoaster ride. This ocean adventure off the North Shore of Oahu lets you snorkel up close and personal with our marine friends. This tour operates from May 1st to Oct 31 and is closed during the high surf winter months. Dolphins, rays, turtles, and native Hawaiian reef fish are known to frequent the area. Some of the reef fish are found nowhere else in the world. Humpback whales make their annual journey to Hawaii between the months of November to April, so you can really see them strut their stuff in the pristine blue waters.

    We had an amazing experience in the North Shore waters with these guys. They knew exactly where to go to snorkel and knew a lot of local history and knowledge about the island, which was interesting to hear. Beautiful tour, only wish I had gotten to take more pictures of myself enjoying the snorkeling. Appreciate the great tour

  • Honolulu: Oahu Sights and Bites Island Tour

    5. Honolulu: Oahu Sights and Bites Island Tour

    Discover the delicious cuisine and natural beauty of Oahu on a guided tour from Honolulu. Soak up the views and experience local flavors on a foodie sightseeing tour.

    Start your tour with pickup at selected hotels. Enjoy a scenic drive to the Diamond Head Lookout. Admire panoramic views and taste a fresh malasada (Portuguese donut) from Leonard’s Bakery.

    Continue along the coast to Hanauma Bay Viewpoint, to see the pristine white sands and clear blue waters of this protected cove. Visit the famous Halona Point blowhole, and keep an eye out for humpback whales and green sea turtles.

    Drive into the Koolau Mountains and take in breathtaking views from the Pali Lookout, the site of a fierce battle in 1795. Head to the Tropical Macadamia Nut Farm, to sample coffee, chocolate, and macadamia nuts.

    This is a great tour to see the island and get nice treats. There are amazing views along the way. In addition, there are tasty bites: dole ice cream, Fumi’s shrimp, shaved ice, different flavors of mac nuts and coffee.

  • Waikiki: Oahu 120-Mile Full-Day Circle Island Tour

    6. Waikiki: Oahu 120-Mile Full-Day Circle Island Tour

    The popular Circle Island tour takes you on a scenic 120-mile trip around the beautiful island of Oahu. Enjoy a scenic drive along the slopes of Diamond Head and catch a view of some of Oahu’s most impressive homes in the Kahala area. The tour continues along the coastline to the famous Halona Blowhole, Sandy Beach, and Makapu’u Point. Get out that camera to capture the view of Windward Oahu from the scenic Nu’uanu Pali Lookout (subject to availability). Take a tram ride at Waimea Valley and swim in a waterfall-fed pool (weather permitting). Visit the Byodo-In Temple in the Valley of the Temples in Kaneohe, set against the majestic Ko’olau Mountains (admission included). Take a moment to meditate and take in the beautiful temple grounds, including traditional Japanese gardens and a koi pond. See the world famous North Shore beaches of Sunset, Banzai Pipeline, and Waimea Bay, home to ...

    We had a smaller sized tour bus (due to COVID) which is actually preferable as it allowed us to have more conversations as a smaller group and made the experience more enjoyable. Our guide Kimo was very engaging, inviting questions, making jokes, and knew a lot about Hawaii.

  • Hawaii: Waterfall Hike, Kayaking, and Paddleboard Adventure

    7. Hawaii: Waterfall Hike, Kayaking, and Paddleboard Adventure

    Spend the day away from busy Honolulu and surround yourself in the beauty of Hawaii’s North Shore. Start the day with pickup from your accommodation, then head off on your adventure. Choose between a waterfall hike or a paddleboard/kayak adventure. If you choose the hike, you'll enjoy a guided hike to one of the region’s most beautiful waterfalls, Waimea, and feel immersed in the gorgeous greenery that surrounds you. Then cool off with a refreshing dip in the water. If you choose the kayaking/paddleboarding adventure, you'll kayak or paddleboard on Haleiwa River. After the activity of your choice, enjoy a stroll along one of the North Shore's many white sandy beaches, sample local coffee and more.

    The first stop on the trip is Green World Farms. Just a heads up, the bus does not allow coffee or drinks onboard from pick up time until we get to Green World Farms. The bus drops off people for the kayaking/paddle boarding first and then secondly drops off people for the waterfall hike. We chose to go to Waimea Falls. When you’re dropped off, there is no guided tour and you just walk to the falls yourself (0.75 miles there and 0.75 miles back). The waterfall is beautiful and is refreshingly cold. You also have to wear a life jacket (provided near falls) in order to go into the water. I would recommend bringing water shoes if you have them as you need to climb down some rocks to get into the water. The bus driver gives you a time to get back to the entrance to be picked up again (1.5 hrs total). We had lunch at Fumi’s which is cash only so make sure to bring cash ($15 per plate). The garlic butter shrimp is delicious! Overall, an enjoyable day!

  • Oahu: North Shore & Sacred Falls Waterfall Helicopter Tour

    8. Oahu: North Shore & Sacred Falls Waterfall Helicopter Tour

    Explore the Oahu's valleys and waterfalls on this scenic flight tour. Discover aerial views of the 1000-foot Kaliuwa‘a waterfall, better known as "Sacred Falls", which is only accessible by air. Here, you will fly over incredible cliffs, powerful streams and waterfalls which have been closed to the public since 1999. Take in the dramatic ridgelines of the Ko‘olau Mountains, and see the views of places completely inaccessible by car. In addition, your aerial expedition will take you above Kāne‘ohe Bay known for miles of sandbars and crystal clear waters. End your tour at the fabled North Shore to catch the surf breaks. Here, you will see world-famous beaches and maybe even see surfers gliding across the tops of waves.

    The tour was AMAZING!!! Phenomenal views and an incredibly informative and helpful staff! Definitely a must go!!!

  • Oahu: North Shore Marine Life Tour from Haleiwa

    9. Oahu: North Shore Marine Life Tour from Haleiwa

    Experienced crew will guide you to the most fabulous spots along the panoramic Ka’ena coastline, famous for North Shore’s world-renowned surf breaks, where you’ll also have the chance to see dolphins, whales, sharks, rays, sea turtles, and more. If you are here during Hawaii’s winter months, you may even see the mighty humpback whales on their annual migration. Boats are fast and agile, allowing you to probe some of the more remote spots. And with just 18 seats onboard, you get an intimate experience with the knowledgeable crew and captain.

    This was the highlight of our trip! We had done several boat tours and this one shines brighter then them all! The crew was amazing!! I can’t say enough good things about this tour! Wear your swimsuit and have a change a clothes. You get soaked on this tour which added to the fun! Seeing the sharks was beyond memorable! Will be doing this tour every time we come back to the island! MAHALO!!

  • Oahu: Waimea Waterfall & Circle Island Adventure Tour

    10. Oahu: Waimea Waterfall & Circle Island Adventure Tour

    Join an exciting circle island excursion that will satisfy your senses and provide exceptional photo opportunities. Drive past Amelia Earhart Lookout Point on your way to the famous Halona Blowhole. Visit the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, and admire views of Chinaman’s Hat and Malaekahana Bay. Continue to one of the North Shore’s most famous shrimp stands, where you’ll be served your choice of 9 different sautéed shrimp plates, or other options. Drive through the town of Haleiwa and visit Sunset Beach before reaching Waimea Valley. This enchanting location, also known as the "Valley of the Priests," has been a sacred place for more than 700 years of Hawaiian history. Stop at the Arboretum and admire a scenic waterfall, before heading to the Dole Pineapple Plantation. Throughout your journey your nature guide will provide a fascinating narration about Hawaii’s bird and plant spe...

    Trey and Rey were AWESOME. My family had the whole bus to ourselves and there were 12 of us in the tour. My family had a great time !!!!! Wet knowledgeable and tried to showed us the highlights of the island within the allotted time. Recommend the tour HIGHLY, very HIGHLY.

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4.5 / 5

based on 142 reviews

We had an amazing experience in the North Shore waters with these guys. They knew exactly where to go to snorkel and knew a lot of local history and knowledge about the island, which was interesting to hear. Beautiful tour, only wish I had gotten to take more pictures of myself enjoying the snorkeling. Appreciate the great tour

We had a smaller sized tour bus (due to COVID) which is actually preferable as it allowed us to have more conversations as a smaller group and made the experience more enjoyable. Our guide Kimo was very engaging, inviting questions, making jokes, and knew a lot about Hawaii.

We flew doors off and it was really cool, a little terrifying when the helicopter turned and you're looking straight down but still awesome. Highly advise wearing a jacket for doors off.

Our guide was informative and humorous. We enjoyed the trip very much.

I enjoyed learning about the island and seeing the sights.