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Ernie, our guide was excellent. The tour was so much more than I expected and the day flew over. Don't eat too much before this tour as there are stops at some great places to pick up nibbles, fresh fruit, macadamias etc. A day well spent with the poignancy of Pearl harbour and then glorious Oahu.
Tour far exceeded our expectations. Our tour guide for the Circle Island Trip was a wealth of knowledge; he was outstanding. Highly recommend this tour. It was a long day but well worth time spent seeing and learning about the history and seeing beautiful sites.
Our tour driver was Gar. He was excellent. His knowledge coupled with his great personality made this a fantastic tour. This tour was the first thing we did in Oahu and was a great introduction to the island. We started off with a visit to Pearl Harbor which I would tell everybody to definitely see. There were so many beautiful sights. Byodo Temple was so calming and beautiful and the Dolewhip at the Dole Planatation hit the spot after a full day of touring. My family would highly recommend this tour.
Great tour well worth it. Tour guide guide was full local knowledge and very entertaining. We all enjoyed it , thanks
Nice tour, Garfield was great, knowlidgeable, local and he shared his personal stories from his family history as well. We were happy, that the first stop was Pearl Harbour, and it was not too crowded, and the weather was not too hot. Because we were at the beginning of the day, we could enjoy the venue more than in the afternoon. (Others take the guests later there).
Excellent tour, the guide was fantastic, the locations awesome and value for money.
Had a great time really enjoyed the Circle Island Day trip, and the Pearl Harbor was something I will never forget. All in all I will never forget this Circle Island day it was just wonderful to see the sights and greenery and floral was all just beautiful. The tour guide was a great his name was Cousin Leo he was very informtive with all the history and current events of the trip of where we went. Cousin Leo also had a sense of humor made the trip great! Really enjoyed it I would go on this excrusion again. Thank you
Great way to get a feel for the island when time is limited. Tour driver/guide Ed was cheerful, informative, and experienced. Glad we took this tour.
we took the tour in a mini bus there were 14 people on the tour. the tour guide was very good, he explained a lot while we were driving. the Arizona memorial was great and the tour around the island was worth the price. I would highly recommend this tour.
Everyone who goes to Hawaii for the first time should go to Oahu. I think it would be unamerican to do otherwise. I don't think one can visualize the devastation and lost of life until they actually see the memorial. i would have liked to see the submarine but my husband was too tall.
Our tour guide was knowledgeable and funny. We saw a great variety of places on this tour and were glad we decided to take a guided tour. We learned so much more than we would have if we'd have rented a car. Well worth it!
P.S. Also, much appreciated that our bus had a wheelchair lift that was in top working condition.
This is a great tour of Oahu island and sites including the famous Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial. We had a small bus with a small group so easy to travel. Our driver Ben started with early morning pickups and changed the tour based on traffic patterns to visit the Nu’uanu Pali Lookout first in the morning instead of at the end of the day. Great decision as no one was at the lookout and we have the place to ourselves to view Oahu from the top of a mountain. We then visited the highlight of the tour at the USS Arizona Memorial. I recommend adding the audio tour to your visit so you can hear commentary aout the war and the events at Pearl Harbor while you look at the artifacts (and read many plaques). Go to the souvenier shop last on your tour as you do not want to miss any of the muesems or the time on the memerial. We visited a Macadamia Nut Farm shop for coffee/nut tastings and stopped at this amazing replica Japanese Byodo-In Temple. I've been to this temple in Japan and it appears very similar so many great photo ops at the temple, gardens, massive koa,peacocks. We stopped at a Ranch where Jurasic Park was filmed to eat lunch (buffet or menu on your own). For lunch we preferred the menu items which were good. Three opportunities to eat lunch is the Arizona Memorial, Ranch, and Dole stops. We visited the North Shore Sunset Beach where we had great Hawaiian Ice and viewed the beaches and surf. Last stop was the Dole Plantation which had great Dole Whip (ice cream) with pineapple topping (yummy). Mostly a tourist stop to see pineapples and buy food and gifts. Highly recommend this tour as you see the majority of Oahu without driving.
We had a wonderful trip. It started and ended the best way we could hope for. I had made a mistake in bucking the wrong tour. I called the 800 number and spoke with the BEST person you could ask for. Celeste, heard my mistake and said she would do what she could, keep in mind this was around 4:30PM the day before the tour. Celeste made things work for us. She in my opinion is the best ad you could have for our future use of this company. Thanks for making this tour a great one which includes the our driver and the entire tour. Worth the time and money. Thanks again to Celeste! I would give a 5 star rating
This was a well organised day. Pearl Harbor experience was informative and fantastic especially meeting two pearl harbor survivors. Our Circle Island Day Trip was great. Our tour was small group and our driver funny and informative. We enjoyed the scenic drive around the famous beaches, lunch option was well priced with great variety, nut tasting and our pineapple ice cream at the pineapple plantation heavenly. Overall a great and enjoyable day.