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Oahu Grand Circle Tour with Snorkeling with the Turtles
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore Oahu on this full-day minibus tour with a small group and a local guide. With your small group of 20 people or fewer, make plenty of stops at the island's highlights, including snorkeling with green sea 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 amongst 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.
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Professional guide
Transport by air-conditioned minibus
Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
Use of snorkeling equipment
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Kindly contact us for your hotel information so we could set your pick-up location and time or please provide your contact number, email and hotel details.

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Following pickup at your Waikiki hotel, board your minibus and meet your small tour group of 20 people or fewer 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 Bay, and Pipeline on the way to Tsue Farm, where you 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 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 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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Waikiki
Our shuttle will arrive at 7:20am for pick up in Waikiki, with a local guide to help you prepare for a day of exploring the island of Oahu. Pick up times vary by hotel and will be automatically assigned when you input your information into our online booking platform.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Diamond Head State Monument
The first lookout we visit is an elevated view perched on the eastern side of Waikiki’s famous Diamond Head Volcano, This lookout grants us a great opportunity for pictures of the south eastern coastline of Oahu, with notable sights as far as Hanauma bay and Maui on a clear day. The location is more formally known as Amelia Earhart Lookout, known for where bystanders gathered to watch Earhart make her first solo aviation journey from Hawaii to North America.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Halona Blowhole
Molten lava tubes from volcanic eruptions that occurred from Oahu’s Koko Head crater formed the natural occurrence known as the Halona Blowhole. This lava tube extends into the ocean with a very narrow opening at the top, and when the surf is just right, water pressure builds up within the lava tube and erupts through the narrow opening creating a special Hawaiian Geyser for your viewing pleasure. 
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Makapu'u Point
Witness Waimanalo’s dramatic sea cliffs as we turn into Oahu’s windward side as we begin our journey to the North Shore of Oahu. Look off into the azure blue waters of the bay and you will see Oahu’s famous Manana Island also known as Rabbit island due to its Rabbit like shape.
Stop At:  
Tropical Farms Macadamia Nut Farm and Farm Tour
After a beautiful drive along Oahu’s eastern coastline, our next stop is a local shop that finds itself tucked away under aged Banyan Trees with macadamia nut and delicious Kona coffee tastings, along with very tempting Hawaiian chocolates amongst other treats.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chinaman's Hat
Chinaman’s Hat, also known as Mokolii, is nestled right next to the Kualoa Valley Mountain range. This location is  known for its dramatic landscape filmed in a number of Hollywood movies; most notably and fan favorite Jurassic Park. The island has earned the nickname Chinaman’s Hat from its resemblance to the straw hats that the Chinese immigrants wore when working Oahu’s sugar plantations during the early 1900’s.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
56-777 Kamehameha Hwy
Famous North Shore Shrimp Lunch on Local Hawaiian Farm  Our guide will walk you through a local taro patch on a farm located at the base of the Koʻolau Mountain Range . Get a first hand look at how ancient Hawaiian agriculture practices live on and how to this day still manage to provide for local families to live off the land using the techniques and traditions passed down through generations.  We also eat lunch at the farm. The farm has a restaurant that can prepare all of the famous North Shore delicacies. Garlic Shirmp, Coconut Shrimp, and Kalua Pork are just some of the mouth watering plates available for lunch. Vegetarian options are available. Please bring cash for lunch.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Oahu's North Shore
Tropical Fruit Stands After lunch we make a stop at North Shore tropical fruit stands, which offers ice cold coconuts to drink from, fresh mangos, and other tropical treats.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sunset Beach
A change of pace from the crowded beaches of Waikiki, The infamous Sunset Beach on the North Shore offers tranquility and is the epitome of a beautiful Hawaiian Beach. However don’t lets the summer months fool you, during the winter months, swells of 30 to 40 feet can be seen from the safe confines of shore.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
North Shore
Hawaii Green Sea Turtle Beach Snorkeling Hono is the Hawaiian name for our beloved Green Sea Turtles. Our Honu are very Hawaiian in that they love to lay on the sand and bask under the warm sun. We take you to a beach where we spend 90 minutes hoping to spot this incredible occurrence and we will also provide snorkeling gear so guests can go for a swim and hopefully snorkel along side a green sea turtle as well.  Snorkel Gear is included in the price of the tour. Please alert your guest to bring sunscreen and a towel.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Haleiwa
Outskirts of Haleiwa Town, Pineapple, Coffee and Agricultural Fields
Stop At:  
Dole Plantation
A historic pineapple plantation home to pineapple magnets, pineapple t-shirts, pineapple keychains and most importantly pineapple ice cream aka Dole Whip!! A great way to end the day and get some pineapple themed souvenirs for your friends and family back home.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Sandy Beach Park
Sandy Beach is a beach on the South Shore of Oʻahu in Hawaii. It is known for its excellent bodyboarding and bodysurfing opportunities due to shore break and consistent barrels.
Pass By:  
Waimanalo
Waimanalo have gorgeous white sand beaches, snorkeling with near-guaranteed honu (Hawaiian green sea turtle) sightings, several hole-in-the-wall but worth a stop eateries, roaming bands of wild chickens, and a handful of family-owned farms
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • It is recommended that you bring a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, bottled water and change of dry clothes in a small day bag for this tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hawaii Turtle Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Oahu Grand Circle Tour with Snorkeling with the Turtles?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Oahu Grand Circle Tour with Snorkeling with the Turtles?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Oahu Grand Circle Tour with Snorkeling with the Turtles?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Oahu Grand Circle Tour with Snorkeling with the Turtles?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Oahu Grand Circle Tour with Snorkeling with the Turtles?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Really expensive for a day you spend in a car most of the time." See review
  • "We went to many beautiful beaches and stes, but 5-10 minutes is a tease, also the shuttle should have clean windows due to the fact that people will be taking pictures." See review
  • "Will highly recommend this tour - you get to have a wonderful experience of Oahu with this tour- must do it !" See review

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star-5
Awesome!!
Jon_P
, Jul 2021
What a great trip!! They really cram a lot into the day! Swimming with the sea turtles was a lot of fun but the water is so murky it was hard to see. We did see a bunch of turtles on the beach! The Dole Plantation was really cool too! Highly recommend this trip, you can’t beat the value!
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star-5
Mike was absolutely amazing !!!
Ruth_M
, Jul 2021
Best tour ever! Driver (Sheila?) was amazing! I get car sick easy and not once did I feel sick! Mike the tour guide was the best One we ever had! Very very accommodating, friendly and went above and beyond to make sure we had a good time and we’re taken care of. Always asked what we wanted and or needed! I’d give 10 stars if I could! Keep him and everyone that takes a tour with him will be very happy!
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star-5
Cousin Isaac is the best
Henry_F
, Jul 2021
Very enjoyable trip. Guide was top notch and knew a tremendous amount about the island. Thanks for the hospitality and glad we did it with Isaac!!
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star-5
It’s was so much fun, except some tourist, they’re sucks.
Noel_P
, Jul 2021
The tourists are a bit annoying, they stressed out the tour guide name Josh. I feel so sorry for him.
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star-5
A++++++
Stacey_R
, Jul 2021
This was such an amazing tour! Our guide was awesome and we were so happy with everything!!! Everyone should take this excursion!
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star-5
Awesome tour!
Ricardo_M
, Jul 2021
Mike was awesome! He was super friendly and kept everyone entertained! I would highly recommend this tour.
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star-3
Not what I expected
Lorenzo_H
, Jul 2021
It was overwhelmed with people Water was not clear enough to get a good view . Snorkeling gear provided was not clean or Sanitize
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star-5
Great trip
Brandon_K
, Jul 2021
Let me know when pics yall took are available and I'll pay you for them ..Trip was awesome and safe !
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star-5
Awesome tour
Nanuel_R
, Jul 2021
Tour guy was awesome, he really knew what he was talking about. Highly recommended. The food was good.
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star-4
nice group tour
Pinky_B
, Jul 2021
snorkeling with the turtle was our favorite. it will be more nice if there are more turtles but overall it was fun
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