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Oahu Grand Circle Tour with Snorkeling from Waikiki via Bus

Hawaii, United States
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9 hours (Approx.)
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Explore Oahu on this full-day minibus tour with a small group and a local guide. With your small group of twenty people or less, make plenty of stops at the island's highlights, including snorkeling with green seat turtles on the North Shore. See the Dole Plantation, the Halona Blowhole, Diamond Head and Makapu’u Beach during this day-long outing. Round-trip transportation from Waikiki hotels is included.
  • Full-day Oahu island tour with snorkeling
  • Enjoy photo ops from lookouts at Diamond Head, Makapu’u Beach and Laie Point
  • Be awed by the Halona Blowhole and the crystal-white sands of Waimanalo Beach Park
  • Stop by Kualoa Point on Kane’ohe Bay for a look at Mokoliʻi
  • Visit a macadamia nut farm and the Dole pineapple plantation
  • Snorkel among Hawaiian green sea turtles
  • Travel by minibus with a maximum of 20 passengers

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Plenty of stops, at a combination of top sights and lower-key spots, offers visitors a comprehensive view of O'ahu.
Following pickup at your Waikiki hotel, board your minibus and meet your small tour group of twenty people or less and your local guide.
Travel first to Diamond Head, stopping for a photo op at the spectacular lookout before heading to check out Halona Blowhole, where the ocean waves crash into a lava tube and spray water 50 feet (15 meters) in the air. 
Back aboard the minibus, head for Makapu’u Beach, passing beautiful Sandy Beach along the way. See Manana Island (Rabbit Island) and views of Makapu'u Point Lighthouse, then head for a secret spot at Waimanalo Beach Park. 
As you drive along the North Shore, see the famous surf beaches like Sunset Beach, Waimea and Pipeline on the way to Tsue Farm, where you'll have the chance to purchase a traditional Hawaiian plate lunch. Options include veggie stir fry, teriyaki chicken, shrimp or pork. Cap off your traditional Hawaiian lunch experience with one of Tsue's famous shave ices (own expense). Rent a kayak or paddleboard to explore the Anahulu River during your stop here.
Stop at family-owned macadamia farm, where you'll get a chance to crack raw macadamia nuts, taste macadamia nut coffee and taste samples of one of Hawaii's most famous products. Leaving the farm, stop at Kualoa Point for photo ops of Mokoli'i, a basalt island in Kane'ohe Bay. Then, head further up the coast to Laie Point, where you'll get fantastic views of the Ko'olau Mountains in the distance. 
Travel to a site known as 'Turtle Town' for its proliferation of green sea turtles. Embark on a guided snorkeling trip to see this secluded feeding ground and its majestic residents up close. Take a quick shower at the beach park's facilities and change into dry clothes before heading to your last stop, the Dole Pineapple plantation. Here, see where the bulk of Hawaii's famous pineapples are grown and enjoy a refreshing frozen pineapple treat before heading back to your Waikiki hotel for drop-off.

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Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Apr 2018

It was a nice tour. We learned a lot about the island of our guide Brock. We were lucky enough to see turtles when we snorkled. There was also a lifeguard that told about the turtles. We can recommend this trip.

Joseph M
, Oct 2017

Great tour of the island. We learned so much about Oahu from Brock impressive wealth of knowledge!
Fave stops: North shore, snorkeling, coconut shrimp lunch, and photo ops. Thanks so much

Jasmine K
, Jul 2017

This is a good tour if you want a quick tour of the island to get your baring for areas that you may want to explore in more details during your trip. Our driver, Brock, was focused on driving and a good driver. Our guide Justin, was knowledgeable about the area and provided history and background information on the areas we visited. Many of the stops were brief, again , good for an overview of the island. The stops include the Dole pineapple plantation for soft serve,several scenic views of bays. Other stops included a fruit stand and a shop at a macadamia nut farm. Presumably these stops are to promote spending your money at local businesses. The snorkel stop was disappointing. We stopped at a very busy many tourists bay where turtles are know to hang out. But the bay was so busy that the turtles were hiding. Justin did not get in the water to help us find the turtles. All the other tour groups had their guide get in the water and show them turtles. The life guard even said that they guides were supposed to be int he water with us to help us spot the turtles. No turtle sighting for me. : The timing of the visit when fewer people are there, or to a less crowded bay to the bay and having the guide get in to guide the viewing would have improved this tour. Read the inclusions carefully. Unlike every other tour I did, this one did not include lunch or any expenses along the way. You will pay for your own lunch, soft serve and anything else. The tour price includes the bus ride, guide, and snorkel gear only.

Catherine R
, Jun 2017

Great tour. KC very informative. Nice to be in a van with a few people, not a huge bus. Did see a turtle, but I had to go walking quite a way down the beach. Overall a really enjoyable day.

Sondra O
, Jun 2017

Raul our tour guide and Brock our driver were wonderful. Both very knowledgeable about the island sites and history. Took us to some great locations and we managed to see a Monk Sea Lion napping on the beach. What an awesome time! Would do it again!!

Steven O
, Dec 2016

Good overview of island, tour guide Casey very knowledgeable, turtles turned up right on cue.

Tedra B
, Sep 2016

Our Island tour was great, the swim with the turtles was amazing, something we will never forget. Our guide was very professional and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend it.

Nicole R
, Sep 2016

There is so much to this beautiful island and we got to experience just some of its awesomeness on this tour. Our tour guide was super friendly and shared a wealth of knowledge with us.

Wayne S
, Sep 2016

A must see , from KC the driver to the great lookout stops. Lunch to dole farm. But time spent with the turtles with alway be with my wife and I .My wife's first time snorkelling , the guild spent 10 minutes helping 3 people understand what to do . And it was on. In 60 minutes seen 10-12 turtles swimming past . Some stopping to eat the sea grass .others looking at us please do this tour.

Happy Traveller
, Aug 2016

This was an excellent small group tour in a minivan. Our driver, Raul, was very passionate and knowledgeable about the island. He also had a sense of humour and looked after us very well. There were only ten of us on the tour which made it very personal. The tour was very comprehensive and covered a lot of the island which we wouldn't otherwise have seen as we only had two days in Hawaii. The highlight was snorkelling with the green turtles. Although the water was a bit murky, Raul helped us to find the turtles. Would thoroughly recommend this tour.

Product code: 12446SNORKEL

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