Get off the beaten path on this intimate tour of some of east Oahu’s best hidden experiences. Not only will you ride along the island’s most scenic routes, but you’ll make stops at picture-worthy beaches, lookouts and historic sites. You’ll also make visits to locally owned businesses and sample some of the island's most delicious offerings.
Avoid tourists with this in-depth tour of Oahu’s scenic east side
Stop at stunning destinations and local businesses
Air-conditioned bus provides a personalized experience with only 10 seats available per tour
Tour stops for lunch (at own expense)
Coffee and/or Tea
Meeting And Pickup
Select a pickup point
What To Expect
15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
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 good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Kathy_D, Mar 2023
We stopped at several scenic areas, so beautiful. Our guide javiar was very knowledgeable and friendly. Had a great time
It was just a nice...
Alice_D, Feb 2023
It was just a nice enjoyable ride on a rainy day. Mike was very knowledgeable and fun. Our 16 & 27 year old granddaughters told me afterwards, it was great.
Don’t ignore the East side of the Island
Susan_B, Feb 2023
A great tour to see the sights and the beaches of the left shore. Our guide Mike was very knowledgeable and easygoing. It made the tour intertwined relaxing- definitely recommend
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you for the feedback. We are happy you enjoyed the adventure with us, Mike is awesome. Inhope you also enjoy the eest of your vacations!! Aloha
Best Trip Ever
kasison0201, Feb 2023
We are so happy with Mike. Such a good tour guide and a driver. Will recommend him for sure. He gives good insight about the places we tackle.
Excellent tour and good value for the price paid.
Linda_S, Jan 2023
Leisure tour. Not rushed at any of the stops. Guide was very informative, friendly and kind
I was fortunate to be on the tour with only 3 other people so not always waiting for others to get back to the bus.
The tour guy Jose and...
Karla_B, Dec 2022
The tour guy Jose and Alex did a really good job. We did all the parts of the tour as planned. The places to visit are beautiful.
10/10- slower and relaxed paced
Brian_M, Dec 2022
Mike was amazing!!!! This wasn’t an over the top action packed adventure but we knew that when we picked it. This was our first day and first activity booked after a 12 hour flight to even get to hawaii, which is why we booked a slower paced first day. It did NOT disappoint! We didn’t want to waste a single moment and we’re happy it was so relaxing. Mike was such a nice guy, very knowledgeable too. The bus was top notch clean- we saw Mike cleaning off some dirt at one of our stops. It’s crazy that the poor guy had to keep the bus clean on top of driving around tons of tourists all day-but he did an excellent job. My only “wish” was that we had time to explore Jurassic park/the ranch. We took our lunch to a beach/park across the way. I really wanted to see inside the ranch and just peek to see where the my filmed so many movies. Next time, if we ever get back! We wanted to do the movie or an atv tour but didn’t have enough time to do it all. We only had 4 days on the island as we island hopped and had every single day booked solid. Probably could’ve skipped the chocolate factory since they were selling the same chocolate at tons of other spots although the experience was okay. It was cheaper at the factory believe it or not than at the other shops selling the same bars. They gave very small pieces at the bar and talked about chocolate for 10-15 mins. Bought some stuff and moved on. It was an alright stop but in hindsight wish we skipped and used that time inside of the ranch. The park across was very rocky even with water shoes on- it was hard to swim in due to the rocks but we still did it because you don’t go to Oahu and avoid the water due to some rocks! The burgers at the ranch were pricey but what isn’t these days! They were hands down the best burgers my wife and I ever had. We still crave them after being back home!! It was a really great way to see the island and we’re grateful we had Mike as our guide! 10/10 recommend for a relaxing day- hopefully you get to have Mike as a driver/guide.
We Love It!
Henry_G, Dec 2022
Mike was great! . The tour it self is what we expected and for that reason we have a great and wonderful time. 👍❤️
Great tour for older folks that do not hike and require a washroom frequently! 😀😀
Eva_A, Nov 2022
We were on a 7 hour tour on Honolulu, east shore and Kualoa Ranch. Our tour guide Mike Barker was the best! Accommodating, friendly and very knowledgeable. Would recommend this tour if you are interested in getting an overall experience of not only downtown but also the beaches and countryside of the island.
The vehicle was a twelve seater van, so not crowded and very clean.
The best tour ever. Thank you Mike and Jose.
Graham_P, Oct 2022
One of the best tours ever (and I’ve done a lot). From the moment I booked, Jose the owner reached out to me confirming where my pick up point was including a photo as I wasn’t staying in Waiki. This was greatly appreciated especially the photo.
With only 5 on our trip we had plenty of room. Mike our driver was fantastic. He was very respectful and thoughtful. Being a local he shared his personal stories as we travelled along for 9 hours together. His easy tone, well spoken voice made this a truly wonderful tour. The day was full of beautiful views and the chocolate factory and macadamia farm were a great treat. I would certainly recommend Island Cruzin Hawaii and look forward to future tours with them when I return next year.
Justin_T, Oct 2022
The blow hole, chocolate factory and the scenic view of Honolulu were all really good parts of this tour. Tour bus driver was friendly but did not give any information about return time to the bus nor really anything about the sites we were visiting. This tour was a lot of driving with very few sites visited. We went to kaluoa ranch but just stopped to get food and we were told to immediately return to the bus which was disappointing. We stayed over an hour at a beach location and upon arrival told that we probably shouldn’t go into the water without proper footwear. Overall really disappointing, the macadamia nut farm was a large road side stand and we didn’t really see any farming of the nut nor the process of the nuts.
Brad_G, Oct 2022
Best part of your was guide Michael. Very knowledgeable about islands and answered any questions given to him. Other than some nice scenery, disappointed in what I saw in chocolate tasting ( horrible), a macadamia nut store, and lunch @ Kualoa. No excursion time for Kualoa, just lunch. Paid $85 x3 for that ????
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for your feedback, we are continuously improving to offer the best experiences with us. We are glad to hear Mike did good.
Great Way for New Visitors to See Hawaii
Vanessa_A, Oct 2022
Had a great time. Our driver Roger represented the spirit of Hawaii with each stop well and was really friendly.
Been to Oahu a handful of times so I already knew what to expect in some areas, whereas other areas were new to us to encounter. Great photo ops for sure.
One of the Best Honolulu Tours Around!
Rahimah_H, Sept 2022
Mike was our driver and tour guide, and he is simply the best! We learned so much about Hawaiian history, culture and all the various landmarks along the way. This tour is half a day, but trust me, you won't want it to end! From the chocolate tasting to lunch from Kualoa Ranch to the dip in the beach near Chinaman's Hat, there's so much fun to be had and so many great memories to cherish.
Robert_W, Sept 2022
The visit to the state park. It was an incredible view overlooking Honolulu however it wasn't actually supposed to be part of the tour.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Aloha Robert, thank you for your feedback, our Driver wanted to give a little extra highlight of our Island, I apologize if that caused any disruption to your tour.
Waste of time...not worth the money! Book with someone else.
Derrick_W, Sept 2022
The driver (Roger)was nice enough, but not very knowledgeable. Being a Vet (after serving 25yrs. In the USAF), I was particularly impressed with his distain for the Military presence here in Hawaii by his comments. The trip started bad with us sitting for almost 30mins because his boss gave wrong address for pickup. We didn't stop at advertised places. The Kualoa Ranch stop was just for lunch, not to tour...highly disappointing! I wish I could get a refund or at least a partial credit because this was a waste of time and money.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Aloha and thank you for your feedback since our customer service is our priority. We do apologize for the inconvenience and will take care of your refund since this is not the usual day on our adventures. We do mentioned that kualoa ranch is only for lunch and we will take the corrective action with our driver to make sure this doesn’t happen again. Mahalo
Lon_G, Sept 2022
Had the best time. Tour guides were fantastic. (Jose and Roger) Everyone visiting Oahu should take this tour. Thank you.
A wonderful way to see the island outside of Waikiki.
Catheron_M, Aug 2022
We had a wonderful experience. Our tour guide, Mike was very knowledgeable and accomodating, he really made our tour a special experience. This tour was definitely worth it and a nice way to see the island outside of Waikiki.
Relaxing and fun filled tour
Usha_N, Aug 2022
If you’re looking for something laid back and relaxing to do in between the crazy adrenaline filled activities. This is the perfect option. It’s ideal for families and is an all day tour done at a leisurely pace. The chocolate tour was fantastic and great way to support local farmers and business. The beach is beautiful and water warm and gentle Don’t forget to pack towels and some umbrellas. There is not much shade except a few picnic tables under the trees. Jose was great Guide shared a lot of fun stories and information about the Hawaii.
Sarah_L, Aug 2022
Jose and Mike were absolutely fantastic! They instantly made everyone feel welcome and were very generous with sharing their knowledge. After getting to know the group we customised the day a little to include doughnut tasting too!