Oahu Highlights, Turtles & North Shore - Small Group Circle Island Tour

Honolulu, United States

From USD 120.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get a comprehensive overview of Oahu's landmarks and highlights on this circle island tour. Enjoy a small-group setting to ensure personal attention from your local guide while seeing over thirty local attractions. See the surf and sand at Waikiki Beach, enjoy free Macadamia Nut Coffee and Nuts before a local lunch, learn about the history of Haleiwa town. Get the insider info about favorite local eateries and see filming locations for various movies and television shows. Round-trip transportation from Waikiki hotels is included.
  • See where many famous movies where shot, including 'Godzilla' and 'Pearl Harbor'
  • Visit a pineapple plantation and a macadamia nut farm
  • Learn about the history and culture of Oahu from the local guide
  • Get picked up and dropped off at your hotel

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Food tasting
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Individual Tour Video Souvenir (available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 am

Pickup details

FREE Pickup in Waikiki! Surcharge for pickup outside of Waikiki. Hotel not listed? Please contact Daniels Hawaii Customer Service to specify your pickup location.

What To Expect

Waikiki Beach (Pass By)

Statue of Duke Kahanamoku (Pass By)

Kaimana Beach

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Diamond Head Crater

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hawaii Kai Lookout

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve (Pass By)

Halona Blowhole

7 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Eternity Beach

7 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Sandy Beach Park (Pass By)

Makapu'u Point

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Tropical Farms (The Macadamia Nut Farm Outlet)

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mokoli’i Island (Pass By)

Kualoa Ranch (Pass By)

Polynesian Cultural Center (Pass By)

Kahuku Superette

35 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Sunset Beach Park (Pass By)

Banzai Pipeline (Pass By)

Laniakea Beach

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Haleiwa Beach Park (Pass By)

Dole Plantation (Pass By)

U.S. Army Schofield Barracks (Pass By)

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (Pass By)

Aloha Tower Marketplace (Pass By)

Ala Moana Center (Pass By)

Waikiki Beach (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Ask for our private tours if you prefer to have the van to yourself
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Please make sure to select the CORRECT LANGUAGE in the TOUR OPTION Section
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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142 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 142 reviews
FUN tour!!
Rebecca_C, May 2023
Taking photos of the views at the various stops. Pineapple stop was great & delicious. We also loved Tyler’s stories. Great small group tour!
Like visiting with family
Alaina_B, May 2023
After being picked up by guide, Tyler, My husband and I were joined by 5 others. Tyler drove us through Waikiki pointing out many interesting sites and giving some history of the city and the island of Oahu. We followed the coast east and north with stops at viewpoints along the way. Tyler made it feel like we were visiting family and being shown all their favorite places. We got to stop at a macadamia nut farm and at the Dole Plantation. This was such a fun way to circle the island!
Well worth the price of admission
Giovanni_M, Apr 2023
Extremely knowledgeable tour guide Johnny. outstanding job of taking care of all of peoples needs. highly formative. A+++++
No turtles
Jessica_M, Mar 2023
The guide was great but we picked this excursion because it offered a tour and a possibility of seeing turtles. The guide said the tour never looked for turtles or that turtles are involved in any way.
Best tour guide- Braddah Josh
Carlos_D, Mar 2023
Braddah Josh was the best tour guide!! Showing us all the spots, showing us the meaning of Aloha and talk stories. Definitely helped make our trip a memorable one. Mahalo braddah Josh
Sharon_M, Feb 2023
Austin was an awesome guide. Went out of his way to accommodate disabled passengers and very knowledgeable about the island.
Cancelled tour
Anja_P, Jan 2023
The tour was cancelled and we didn't get any information about it and waited for over an hour. We still haven't heard if we will have our money back or another trip.
Great way to see the island —no long bus stops
Marylon_H, Dec 2022
The waves crashing on the shore. Surf….beautiful surf Very informative driver—she was from Hawaii —knew a lot of history and local sites
Great scenic tour of Ohau
STEVEN_D, Oct 2022
We very much enjoyed the scenic stops at overlooks and beaches. Austin, our driver/tour guide, was an excellent driver and a friendly and informative guide.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Aloha Steven, We are so happy that you enjoyed the tour with Austin! Thank you for your time rating the tour. We are passionate about Hawaii's history and love to share everything we know about gorgeous islands with our guests. We hope you’ll come back soon and consider DanielsHawaii as your tour operator again! The island is so full of amazing sigths it's easy to pass by something special without someone to point it out. We are glad that Austin took good care of you! All our guides are great drivers, very friendly and full of ALOHA!
Great day out!
Michelle_S, Sept 2022
Such a great trip! So many amazing sights and Daniel was the perfect guide - incredibly knowledgeable and friendly.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to rate your trip with us! Our amazing guides show the island's fantastic sights in a friendly smaller group environment that allows more time for personal interaction and sightseeing. We are so glad you had a 5-star experience with an amazing owner of the company Daniel and hope you have a chance to visit us again. ALOHA, DanielsHawaii.com
Evan was great...
Valerie_T, Aug 2022
Evan was great knowledgeable during the whole tour u need to book with him for to see so many parts of the island well worth it
Response from Host, Sept 2022
ALOHA Looking forward to seeing you again! Thanks for coming on the tour with DanielsHawaii. All our guides are very professional and knowledgeable indeed! We are trying our best to provide the best experience possible for our guests. We do all of our tours in luxury vehicles and show the best places on Oahu. We are delighted you were able to see many parts of the island and enjoyed the day with Evan. ALOHA and Mahalo from DanielsHawaii.com
Great Day
Santo_G, July 2022
Great guide who was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Saw the monk seals and turtles He was very patient in answering questions from the kids.
RoseAnna_C, Mar 2022
What a great experience. Sierra was awesome. So knowledgeable and full of energy. I would recommend her highly. A great time.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Aloha Rose Anna! Mahalo for taking the time to rate your trip with us! Our knowledgeable guides show the island's outstanding sights in a friendly smaller group environment. This means there is more time to talk story and sightsee! We are so happy you had a 5-star experience with Sierra and hope you have a chance to visit us again. ALOHA, DanielsHawaii.com
See the island with Johnny!!!
Elsie_V, Mar 2022
The tour was amazing!!! The weather was perfect so we were able to capture so much beauty with amazing pictures!!! Johnny was our tour guide and was so amazing!!! You could ask him anything he knew it all!!! Thank you for such a great experience!!!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Aloha Elsie! We are delighted to have been able to help you capture the stunning scenery around the island! On our smaller group tours our knowledgeable guides show the island's breathtaking sights in an intimate setting. We are thrilled you had a 5-star experience with Johnny and hope you have a chance to visit us again. A hui hou, mālama pono from DanielsHawaii.com
Not quite what we expected
Steven_K, Feb 2022
The tour was ok There was no food tasting. I guess if you consider stopping at a macadamia nut farm for free samples then there was food tasting. They promised a large van with big windows for great viewing. We drove around in a smaller van with small windows. There was really no magic and enthusiasm that our tour guide brought to the experience. More than anything she wanted to be out surfing during this beautiful day. Her pace between viewing areas was at a crawl and at the end because we were running way over schedule she had the pedal to the metal as we drove down the freeway for 30 minutes or so traveling at speeds well over 70 miles an hour when it was posted at 55 mph. She did not allow us to ride the train at the Dole pineapple factory. Earlier in the day she noticed that the tire pressure was at 40 psi so she delayed our trip for about an hour while we waited for the owner to come by and switch out the van with yet another limited viewing area. Our compensation for having to wait nearly an extra hour was that we were given a bag of macadamia nuts and had to wait in traffic for an extra 45 minutes to an hour. And on another note when one partakes of an excursion mostly viewing out windows, the van was filthy on the outside and the windows were filthy and it wasn’t until the owner brought the replacement van which was also filthy that I insisted that the windows be cleaned. I also volunteered to clean them myself but he cleaned them anyway. All in all what could’ve been a very enriching experience turned out to be quite mundane and frustrating at times.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Aloha and Mahalo for your review. We are happy to clear some things up, because they are just not true. First of all, thanks for tipping the guide and telling her she did a great job. We appreciate it! The 3 star review threw us off a little. Here a “in a nutshell” version of our response - for everybody who likes to read more, the longer version right below :) PERSONAL NOTE OF THE OWNER (TO BE HONEST) - Some people are just unhappy and find something to complain about, no matter what. Here is my (Daniel, Owner) personal opinion in a nutshell: We ran the tour at a loss with only 2 guests - we didn’t want to cancel the tour and have you research and book a new one. We want your Hawaii vacation to be relaxing and fun. You had the spacious vehicle and the guide to yourself (= private tour, usually $150 more expensive). Your complaints: Small Windows —> We operate luxury Mercedes vehicles with the biggest windows on the market for a van - but they were still too small for you. Low tire pressure warning came on during tour —> We wanted you to be safe, so we switched vehicles instead of running the tour with low tire pressure, risking an accident - but you rather would have taken the risk of an accident. Free bag of Macadamia Nuts —> We apologised for the wait on the new vehicle and gave you a free bag of High Quality Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts - but you didn’t like it. Extra time at the Stops —> We gave you time at the stops to take pictures and enjoy the scenery - but you didn’t like that. Vehicle was dirty —> We clean the inside of the vehicles after every tour - but it seems that’s not good enough for you. We clean the outside of the vehicle every week - but that’s not enough for you. The Owner of the company (ME) cleaned the windows of the van for you —> I was happy to personally clean the windows of the “exchange” van - but after the tour I was told you would have rather cleaned them yourself. I guess everybody who reads this sees where this is going. I don’t think we could have made you happy even if the tour would have been free and Dwayne the Rock Johnson or any other Hawaii legend would have been your guide. I hope you still had a good time in Hawaii. ALOHA Here are answers to your accusations: 1. Food Tasting Yes, the stop at the Macadamia Nut Farm with where you can taste 7 differently flavours and coffee is considered a food tasting. 2. Large van You had a 7 Passenger Van (Mercedes Metris) to yourself. The Mercedes Metris is a luxury van and has, compared to any other 7 seater van, the biggest windows on the market. 3. Enthusiastic Guide Our guides assign themselves to their tours. Meaning, they chose to work. To be honest, we highly doubt that she told you that she rather be surfing. Times are tough, due to the Pandemic we do not have a lot of tours and every guide is happy to work! 4. Pace in between stops We actually tell our guides to take their time and not rush our guests. Usually people are happy to have more time at the stops. It seems you are special and would have liked to go faster - which you could have told the guide. 5. Speeding We checked the GPS and were able to see that she did NOT speed. 6. Train at the Dole Plantation The line to get tickets for the train ride usually takes a while and then you have to wait until you can get on the next open seat - which can take up to 1 hour. You could have booked the fully customisable private tour with Daniels Hawaii. On our private tour we are flexible with the itinerary. We would have been happy to take the time for the Dole Plantation train during your private tour. You booked the small group tour and this tour has a fixed itinerary. 7. Safety First WE WANT YOU (our guests) TO BE SAFE! Yes, the tire pressure went down during the first hour of your tour. Immediately after the guide contacted us, we sent out another vehicle. Safety first! The alternative would have been to stop the tour, cancel it and give you a refund - which you could have asked for, but you didn’t. SAFETY FIRST - We wanted to make sure you don’t get stranded on the other side of the island. Getting a van there would have easily taken 2 hours. The guide did the right thing and stoped the tour so we could swap vehicles. 8. FREE Bag of Macadamia Nuts To be honest, I don’t even know what to say to that. We also could have said SORRY and don’t buy you anything. BUT we decided to buy you a $10 bag of high quality Macadamia nuts instead and I (owner Daniel) apologised for the inconvenience multiple times. 9. Clean Vehicles We clean the inside of the vehicles after every tour. We clean the outside of the vehicles at least ones a week. We also have cleaning utensils in the vehicles, so the guides can clean the vans if necessary. 10. 5 STAR rated island tour Our small group Oahu Highlights Tour is 5 STAR rated on TripAdvisor, GetYourGuide, Facebook, Google and Viator. We have hundreds of 5 star reviews - Sorry we weren’t able to satisfy you, even though we tried.
Beautiful views of Oahu beaches — and we didn’t have to deal with traffic!
Richard_S, Dec 2021
We appreciated not having to drive — the traffic around Oahu was terrible, and our guide was a prudent and safe driver. She was on time and picked us up right at our hotel. She focused her descriptions on hiking trails, beaches, and surfing — even though this was not our main interest. We would have liked to hear more of the local history, culture, economy, local government, natural science, historic sites, commercial agriculture, biota, etc. Our guide apparently was not well versed in these areas, and we actually told her some new information that we had gathered on previous trips (7) to Hawaii.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Aloha and Mahalo for your review. We apologize this wasn’t a 5 Star tour for you. All our guides are trained and know about Hawaiian history, recent news and the aina (land). We are sorry we didn’t meet your expectations fully. We will re-train the guide. Mahalo for coming on tour with DanielsHawaii.com
Worth it
Rickey_S, Sept 2021
Our Tour Guide Sierra was very knowledgeable, fun, enthusiastic, and friendly. She took us around the 3/4 of the Island and gave great detail. Her actually being a native made our experience authentic.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
We are delighted you had a rewarding experience with us at DanielsHawaii.com. Mahalo for this 5-star review! On our small group island tours we show all the best local sights and stops around this amazing island in a smaller, more intimate group. We are thrilled you enjoyed talking story with one of our friendly knowledgeable guides! ALOHA and Mahalo from DaneilsHawaii.com
Great experience
Klaus_W, July 2021
Very good tour guide, She gave good insight on the local culture and sites to see on the route. The guide was comfortable and laid back on her approach to the tour.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Mahalo for this 5-star review! Our small group tours are a great way to get acquainted with the culture, sights, and history of Oahu. We are so pleased you had a real Kamaʻāina experience touring the island with us! Mahalo for being our guests! ALOHA, DanielsHawaii.com
Highlight of our Vacation
Rhea_S, June 2021
We had a blast in our tour with Johnny today. He is very accommodating and informative tourist guide. With this being our first time visiting Hawaii, he definitely gave us the best first impression of Hawaii we possibly could get! Throughout the tour, we felt welcomed to the extent that we felt like Johnny is part of our family. Thank you for the great experience! This tour is definitely the Highlight of our vacation!❤️
Response from Host, July 2021
Mahalo for your great review! We are so happy that your first impression of Hawaii was spent with us. Aloha from Daniel's Hawaii!
Awesome experience
Jeffrey_G, June 2021
The tour guide was really nice & made the experience fun. We saw parts in Hawaii that we probably would not have seen if we had not booked this tour. We would definitely book again for any future tours!
Response from Host, June 2021
Mahalo for your review! We are so happy that you had fun and that you got to see so much of the island. We can't wait to see you again. Aloha from Daniel's Hawaii!

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