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  • Location:Waikiki, Oahu
  • Duration:8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Oahu Grand Circle Island Day Tour with Dole Plantation

From jagged green mountains to sparkling ocean and pristine beaches, there are plenty of stunning sites on this full-day circle island tour of Oahu. Visit the North Shore, the Dole Plantation, Byodo-In Temple, Diamond Head, the Halona Blowhole, Hanauma Bay, Nu'uanu Pali and more as you travel with a knowledgeable local guide. Learn about the history of Hawaii and its amazing natural wonders for a memorable experience of beautiful Oahu.


  • Full-day guided circle island tour of Oahu from Waikiki
  • Stop at Diamond Head, Halona blowhole, Hanauma Bay and Nuʻuanu Pali for photo ops of gorgeous scenery
  • Drive to the base of the Ko’olau Mountains to visit the exquisite Byodo-In Temple, a replica of an ancient Japanese temple
  • See beaches on Oahu’s North Shore, including Waimea Bay, famous for big-wave surfing since the 1960s
  • Stroll through the lush gardens at the Dole Plantation and sample farm-fresh pineapple
  • Learn all about Oahu’s landmarks from your local guide
  • Includes all transportation and hotel pickup and drop off

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What You Can Expect

Oahu Grand Circle Island Day Tour with Dole Plantation

Dole Plantation

Start your full-day tour of Oahu with morning pickup at your Waikiki hotel and set out in a deluxe air-conditioned coach with an expert guide.

Leaving Honolulu, drive past the ritzy Kahala area en route to the Amelia Earhart Lookout, named in honor of the famous aviator who in 1935 completed the first successful solo flight from Honolulu to the continental US, landing in California. Take in panoramic views of the 350-acre (142-hectare) volcanic crater that forms Diamond Head and watch surfers catching waves in the ocean below.

Down the road, stop at the lookout over Hanauma Bay, a marine nature reserve known for calm clear waters with excellent snorkeling. Then stop for a look at the Halona Blowhole and hope to see a geyser-like spray of water rocket into the air.

Travel into the hills to reach the Nu'uanu Pali lookout where you are treated to sweeping views of Kanehoe Bay and Kailua Bay. Continue to Byodo-In Temple, a smaller-scale replica of a 950-year-old Buddhist temple in Uji, Japan. The stunning site, which features ornate temple buildings with a golden Buddha statue that stands more than nine feet (three meters) tall, is tucked into the foothills of the Ko'olau Mountains.

Back on the road, enjoy great views of Mokoli'l Island (Chinaman's Hat), Kahana Bay and the beaches along the North Shore of Oahu. Visit Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay, made famous in the 1960s when big-wave surfing took hold here. In the winter, the beaches still draw surfers from around the world.

Head inland to the Dole Plantation, where you have a quick stop to view lush tropical gardens, take a quick break and browse the gift shop.

During the day, take a 1-hour break to purchase lunch at a sit-down restaurant. Your tour ends with drop off at your hotel in the evening.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour and our tour guide outstandingKeaow

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We enjoyed the Oahu full day tour. Very informative information provided by the driver and we made some great stops along the way. We really enjoyed the Buddhist temple - a very peaceful place. We also really enjoyed the pineapple ice-cream at Dole Plantation.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I cannot recommend this tour enough. If you want to see the island without the stress of driving yourself this is the tour for you. Our tour guide Keao was fantastic, he kept the tour moving and was very knowledgeable about Hawaii and the places we visite, and there were plenty of stops for photo opportunities. Keao made the effort to know everyone's names on the tour. This was by far the best tour of our honeymoon trip. Thank you to Polynesian Adventure and a special thank you to Keao for making our trip memorable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Had a great day travelling to the north of the island. Our guide/driver, Keau, was fantastic,full of information and song!,,

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a great tour and Robert the tour guide was knowledgeable the tour gave us enough time to take pics.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Loved this! So informational! Ed was great! . Very knowledgeable and funny!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour with a great guide, cousin Ben. He was very knowledgeable about the island, very friendly and funny. I would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent day with a truly great guide who catered to peoples needs.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Loved seeing all the sights in Oahu. Our bus driver was incredibly entertaining and made the trip exciting and informative. The only negative I can think of is the Dole Plantation. It's basically a gift shop with various pineapple treats. Tasty, but not as interesting as I expected.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Tour Guide was informative and funny, saw alot

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