Oahu Guided Circle Island Tour | Swim | Snorkel | Turtles | Full Day Adventure

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From USD 118.99

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Professional guide
    • Cooler
    • In Person Tour Narration
    • Designated Hotel Pickup/Drop Off
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment

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    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Snorkeling or Swimming is not mandatory
    • Most travellers can participate
    • No Stroller
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 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 good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • 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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    85 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travellers.
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    Honestly the highlight of...
    Eric_B, Mar 2023
    Honestly the highlight of the trip was everything because of our tour guide Paul. He showed great hospitality and provided excellent service. Thank you guys for a wonderful trip.
    Ride with a view
    Charlotte_M, Feb 2023
    The tour guide was good. However if you are looking to learn about the places you visit, you won't We stopped at the macadamia nut farm, dole plantation and coffee farm. Your tours at those places are not included. and you also don't have time to see anything. 20 minutes at each spot, Gives you enough time to shop the souvenirs. If you want the views of the island and to swim with the turtles this is your kind of tour. I wanted to learn more about each place we visited, not just shop.
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Our circle island tour is to give our guests a taste and feel of everything on Oahu. We appreciate you going on it. Mahalo!
    Good Island Tour
    Daniel_M, Feb 2023
    Paul is a great guide. We had a fun time at the different stops, so much to see. So nice to not have to drive ourselves.
    Great way to spend a day.
    Leslie_M, Feb 2023
    The drive was beautiful; we enjoyed walking along Turtle Beach. We appreciatd the stop to see the castle and seeing the ancestral homes with their 99 year leases for $1 each. Our driver, Fege, dropped us off at our hotels rather than the original pick up point which saved us trying to find a city bus. And he was very knowledgeable describing everything as we rode.
    A must in Oahu
    Rosaline_M, Feb 2023
    The driver took us to interesting places and gave us a continuous narration. He was fun and very obliging. The shrimp shack and swimming in Turtle bay was my absolute favourite! He kept us entertained!
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Thank you for your experience review. Great to hear you all had an amazing time touring Oahu with our guide. Mahalo!
    Trip highlight!! Paul best tour guide
    Mari_C, Feb 2023
    It’s our first time in Hawaii! Paul made this tour an incredible experience we had so much fun all the food was so amazing definitely try all the recs that Paul gives! 1000/10 would recommend
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Mahalo Mari! Great to hear Paul made your island tour incredible and memorable. We appreciate your experience reviews. much aloha!
    Not what it looks like
    malory_n, Jan 2023
    We got on our tour ready to see all the stops listed above. Come to find out that several others were anticipating other stops. Some were ready for the byodo-in temple, others Pearl Harbor. Our tour guide did not stick to anybody’s schedule that was anticipated, didn’t stick to any of the times that were supposed to be allotted for the stops. He was constantly begging for tips, which we know is somewhat normal since they work for them, but one or two times is enough in my opinion. The only reason I’m giving this 3 stars is because the information was highly informative and the tour guide was very articulate in his knowledge.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Aloha but this amazing circle tour does not include Pearl Harbor and Byodo-in. You are mistaken it for something else. It's specify in our Viator/tripAdvisor descriptions of product. Our local guide did do everything correctly with his priceless cultural knowledge, scheduled stops and tour itinerary. Everyone else were 5 star reviews on the same tour. Feel free to re read the tour descriptions. mahalo1
    It's boring. Not much...
    Armelyn_T, Dec 2022
    It's boring. Not much physical activity. No turtle was seen. It's more of sightseeing and a lot of eating. Lol If you're a foodie, this is for you! The tourguide did his best to entertain us tho. At the end of the trip the bus brokedown so we need to wait for another to take us to the last drop off.
    Not worth the money.
    Jena_V, Nov 2022
    This is just a drive around the island. While we do stop - there are limited options where we stop and not a lot of activities to do. The snorkeling part of the trip was in muddy water and not in a place where we can see anything. Disappointed- we could have rented a car and had the same experience.
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Yes! this is a circle island tour as described on the title. We have multiple stops which includes Dole pineapple plantation, Macadamia nut farms, Halona blowhole, Shrimp stands, tropical fruit stands, turtle beach,..and many more. It's a fun, stress free way to see and experience the island of Oahu that's narrated and guided by a local so you could learn the island's history, culture and also get to see where everything is located. Turtle beach is a natural habitat of green sea turtles, it's enjoyed by locals and tourists year round. mahalo!
    Kathy_N, Nov 2022
    The Tour Guide Paul and all his knowledge and history of Hawaii! Dole Pineapple Plantation! Stop making people say more than they want to say I am about to trash this whole survey and you will get nothing.
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Mahalo Kathy! Great to hear you enjoyed your tour with our local guide Paul. Will ask Viator to slow down on their guests survey. Mahalo!
    Amazing Hawaiian Tour
    Carissa_J, Sept 2022
    We thoroughly enjoyed our tour! We especially lucked out having Paul as our tour guide. He took tour guiding to the next level and provided us education and history of Hawaii! He is amazing. He needs to clone himself😆He took pride in what he does and you could tell! The highlight of our tour was the Dole plantation and encounter with sea turtles. The Sea turtles weren’t as active but we still got to see one of them up close! We would like to thank Paul for being an amazing tour guide and for treating us all like family.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Thank you Carissa! We wish Paul could clone himself too. We appreciate you sharing your experience and giving us a review. Mahalo mahalo!
    Island tour and entertainment
    James_W, Sept 2022
    Amazing tour— Our bus driver and tour guide also played the ukulele and sang at each stop while waiting for everyone to get in the bus!
    Response from Host, Sept 2022
    Thank you James! Great to hear you had a wonderful experience with our Native local guide. Mahalo!
    Fruit stand was the best
    Sonia_L, Sept 2022
    Thank you Dirk for a great tour around Oahu and all the knowledge you gave us beautiful scenery and nice stops!! Aloha!!
    Response from Host, Sept 2022
    Mahalo Sonia, We appreciate you going on our island tour and experiencing Oahu from a local perspective. Thank you for the experience review. Aloha!
    AC is so awesome!!
    kathia_r, Aug 2022
    We had a wonderful day with AC exploring Hawaii and getting to know the area, he was very patient with us all and would tell the best stories. You can tell he enjoys doing this as a job, if we could travel around Hawaii with AC again we would! -Rodriguez Family
    Response from Host, Sept 2022
    Thank you Kathia! We appreciate your experience review. Happy to hear you all had a great time touring with our local guide, AC. Mahalo!!
    Must Do Tour
    Kecia_N, Aug 2022
    Great tour! Our guide, Chelly, was phenomenal. Shared fun and interesting stories and history of growing up on the island. Taught us a few native words too. Perfect amount of stops and time to explore. Day flew by!
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Mahalo Kecia! We appreciate your experience review. Great to hear Chelly continues to provide our guests with her limitless cultural knowledge. Much Aloha!
    Turtle Beach Rip Off
    Ambur_M, Aug 2022
    This tour was a total let down , my family and I regret wasting an entire day of our vacation. We were rushed through every stop, we were forced to order dry shrimp and dry rice for lunch at an overcrowded restaurant when there was an area with multiple food trucks less than a quarter of a mile on the same road . The highlight of the tour was swimming and snorkeling at Turtle Beach, first of all it was filthy! Cigarette butts ,trash,homeless people and the water was full of floating objects including someone’s bikini top. Not one person in our group swam! Not to mention that we weren’t told we needed to bring our own snorkeling equipment “(not that anyone was going to snorkel) it was also overcrowded and not one turtle to be seen. This was the worst experience we’ve ever had on any vacation we’ve taken!
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Our tour is a taste of Oahu via the lens of a native with multiple stops such as Halona Blowhole, Macadamia nut farms, Dole pineapple plantation etc…Turtle beach is just one of the stop out of many that day. Unfortunately, Nature had let us all down that day with higher turbulent in the ocean causing turtles to dive deeper into the water. But the other 99% of the time, it's a beach favorited by locals and green sea turtles. In Hawaii, an overcrowded restaurant is usually a good sign the food is good. Sorry the food wasn't up to your expectation. However, our local guides will always share their cultural knowledge, experiences and do their best to ensure you have a safe and wonderful trip around the island. Some unforeseen-able natural events are beyond anyone's control. Mahalo!
    Excellent tour guide, bad “turtle beach” experience
    algin1974, Aug 2022
    Our tour guide Shelly was the best part of the tour. However, the “turtle experience” was not good. Water was very dirty and you couldn’t see anything. We came all the way from New Jersey - and this water is just like the Jersey shore. We didn’t need to travel 11 hours and spend this kind of money for Jersey shore water. Needless to say, no turtles. I texted the tour operator about it. I suggested removing this beach from the itinerary. Instead of an apology, I got a nasty reply back. I understand not being able to change future itinerary, but a simple reply would have been sufficient. Not a text stating “I had to express myself to make me feel better”. What an aloha way to treat customers.
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    We hope you had enjoyed other stops such as Halona Blowhole, Macadamia nut farms, Dole pineapple plantation, etc…Turtle beach is just one of the stop out of many that day.. Unfortunately, Nature had let us all down that day with higher turbulent in the ocean causing turtles to dive deeper into the water. But the other 99% of the time, its’ a beach favorited by locals and sea turtles. We’re happy to hear our tour guide did what they could with the unforeseen-able natural event that is beyond anyone's control. Mahalo!
    It was Awesome!!!!
    Enriqueta_F, Aug 2022
    Driver gave us a lot of interesting information and all the stops we did were super fun, we were able to eat good food and the Dole plantation was awesome
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Thank you so much for taking the time to give us an experience review. We greatly appreciate you going on our tour. Much Aloha!
    An Awesome Tour
    thuy_l, Aug 2022
    Dirk was an amazing tour guide. This tour was great and conveyed the beautiful scenery of Oahu. The experience was truly remarkable and we recommend trying the pineapple ice cream.
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Thank you Thuy! It was a pleasure having your family on our circle island tour. Great to hear you had an amazing experience with our local guide Dirk. Mahalo!
    Amazing Tour Guide Kiki!
    Joann_T, Aug 2022
    Our tour guide KiKi was absolutely amazing! On top of being very kind, he was extremely talented and knowledgeable of the area. The areas were beautiful as well, but Kiki stole the show!
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Thank you Joann! We're very happy you enjoy the island tour with Kiki. Mahalo for giving us an experience review. much Aloha!