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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.
Our trip was great......Kheo our Driver and Tour Guide was very friendly and very funny......when we arrived at the Japanese temple was raining hard I was very surprise when Kheo give us raincoat.
When in Honolulu please go this trip ,done lots of tours but this is the best ever.
Our tour was great! We covered a lot of ground that day and saw everything we had hoped to see, as well as some sights we didn't know were included on the tour. Our tour guide, Garfield, was excellent and really knew the history. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone.
It was a wonderful trip, everything well planned - and we did not have to wait in the long line at Pearl Harbor, and had time looking around the displays at the site. The Circle Island Trip later on was good, we went to so many places sightseeing where we would have not been able or would take much more time to get there. Besides, the driver/tour guide was funny and told us a lot of things that we would not have known if we went there on our own.
Cheryl Ann H
This tour was exceptional. Of course, Pearl Harbor, was an emotional experience for us, especially because we walked on a sacred place. It was upsetting to my husband and myself, that not all others respected or honored the request by the rangers to be silent at all times to honor the heroes. Children should be expected to respond to the request as well, otherwise parents shouldn't bring them to the memorial until they are mature enough to understand the history. It is a sacred memorial as is any cemetery. Driving to the beaches was a fun experience; each beach was unique and the variability from one to another was picture clear.
Pearl Harbour was everything we imagined. very moving experience.
Bus driver Garfield was amazing . We saw so much and his knowledge of the Island was excellent and he was so happy to share that with us..
Keao, our tour guide, was a wealth of local knowledge. His sense of humor made for a fantastic and fun day!
Of course Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona were a must -see moving experience, but I have to give the tour 5 stars for their itinerary because I had researched many of the places I wanted to visit when taking my family of kids, ages 9-16 for their first Hawaiian visit and the Circle Island tour picked many of them - Byodo Temple, Macadamia Nut Farm, North Shore Sunset Beach. Even though we rented a car, this tour was the perfect day to relax and not worry about driving (traffic on Oahu is extremely busy). To see so many sights in one day was pretty amazing. My family loved it!
This is the perfect way to spend my first day in The Islands. The museum is magnificent and memorable. The guide was what I would expect for an all day journey; very knowledgeable, accommodating and safe Now I know where I will go and what I will do the next time I come to Oahu.