Small Group North Shore Circle Island Tour

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From USD 130.00

Select Date and Travellers

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


Visit the top stops of the North Shore of Oahu with this small-group tour. You'll see dozens of local points of interest, including the Dole Plantation, Haleiwa Town. Turtle Beach, and North Shore surf spots, to name a few. You'll also have plenty of time to stop and snack at local food trucks before making your way back to your hotel.
  • Round-trip transfers from Honolulu hotels are included
  • Small group sizes with no more than seven people
  • Sample local coffee and macadamia nuts
  • A professional driver/guide will lead the way

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! Hotel not listed? Please contact our customer Service to specify your pickup location.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please make sure to select the CORRECT LANGUAGE in the TOUR OPTION Section
  • 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
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 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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I scheduled this tour for our first full day because I knew we would be a bit tired from the long 10 hour fight to Oahu.
95 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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wiki1950, Mar 2023
After I got home, I started looking at my paperwork for this tour. At the time, I thought we were supposed to stop at more places. Finally, sitting down to look at the tour, several items I am disappointed in. First, he drove right by us for pickup even though I was in the right place. So the tour was late starting. Several places we didn’t stop at - Waikiki War Museum, Laniakea Beach, Sunset Beach park and Haleiwa town center. We stopped at the Dole plantation but did not get a guided tour. What places we did stop at we enjoyed and everyone enjoyed Austin, our tour guide.
Daniel was awesome!
Nicole_M, Mar 2023
I’m so glad we decided to do this tour! We learned so much and even better we got to see some beautiful beaches!! We even got to see turtles up close and a couple whales in the distance. Daniel was great. Very personable. Wish we would have done this earlier in our trip, we would have definitely booked another trip with them!
Amazing Island Adventure
Lydia_z, Mar 2023
Highly recommended this tour to anyone visits Honolulu. DanielsHawaii Tour is such a great company. They didn't cancel our tour for the requirement of minimum number of people on the tour. We ended up having our private tour in a luxury van. We were so impressed with our tour guide /driver Christine! She is so friendly, thoughtful and professional. We really enjoyed her telling us the history of Honolulu and some interesting little stories about local attractions. She also taught us some Hawaiian words. We visited many different places with the breathtaking views. My mom and I had a wonderful time especially for mom's first time visiting Hawaii. Thank you so much Christine, you are the best!!! :)
Exceptional Experience
Brigetta_T, Dec 2022
This was an exciting tour and the guide was knowledgeable. Even in the rain we were treated well. Learned a lot about the island. Add this tour to your experience, you won't regret it.
Fabulous North Shore Tour with Tyler!
Lynne_P, Dec 2022
Tyler was the best tour guide! We had a fabulous time! So much to see and hear. Hard to remember all of the fun facts he shared with us.
Great overview of Oahu
Alice_M, Dec 2022
Great tour with Ty. Had plenty of time to see all advertised stops with clear explanations and willingness to accommodate any special requests.
Excellent guided tour!
Tina_S, Dec 2022
Ty was super great as a guide. Knowledgeable about Island culture. Ty, as we see it as business owners is an invaluable employee. We would recommend this to everyone! Thanks for a great day.
We had a very special...
Jeanette_D, Dec 2022
We had a very special time viewing many beautiful locations. The tour didn’t feel rushed which was refreshing.
Had a great day with Ty!
Rebecca_T, Nov 2022
We had a great day with our guide Ty taking us around the island! We were here on a cruise and due to a schedule change found ourselves with a full day in Honolulu with nothing to do. We found this tour and were so appreciative of them going above and beyond to accommodate us and Ty was a great person to have guide us all around the island. He is fun, knowledgeable and gave us a great experience and if I could have him as our tour guide on every trip it, we would always have a great experience. Marites was also so helpful in our booking and helping us find a hotel pickup that was close by. Highly recommend this tour if you’re looking for a relaxed way to explore the island without having to navigate on your own!
Good But Delayed and Then Harried
Maria_S, Nov 2022
We enjoyed this tour. Upsides: Johnny was a fantastic tour guide and was more than accommodating. He was knowledgeable, fun, and he worked hard to ensure everyone was having a good time and was satisfied. The tour was filled with beautiful sights, and the drive was well worth taking. Downsides: the lunch stop was less than satisfactory and was harried. The group was larger than I had planned for and anticipated, so everything was delayed and then harried and rushed as a result. It began almost an hour later than we had been told. I think we even missed a stop. It was inconvenient hopping on and off the SUV frequently. My aunt was 90, and it was difficult for her to enter and exit the vehicle, despite the extra step stool that was provided for assistance. The sea turtle stop was also a disappointment. They weren’t swimming but merely eating algae off of rocks, and they were so black, they were camouflaged by the rocks and difficult to spot. Overall, we were glad we did the tour and we liked Johnny. However, a smaller group and more time;y tour would have been appreciated.
Amazing tour
Sonya_H, Oct 2022
Santiago was great. He catered the tour to what we requested and was very attentive and knowledgeable. Stopped at a great truck stop. Food was good.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for the 5-star review! We are happy you were our guests on the Small Group North Shore Circle Island Tour. Santiago has impressive knowledge about Hawaii Islands and loves to share it with our guests. On the small group tour, you have the opportunity to see Oahu in more private and customized settings. The are so many things to do and see on beautiful Oahu and we make sure that our guests get the best experience possible touring with DaneilsHawaii.com. Hopefully, will see you again! ALOHA
North Shore Tour
Denise_S, Oct 2022
Our tour guide Johnny was awesome! He allowed us to see what we really wanted to see. He was very informative . Highly recommend Johnny as your guide
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Aloha, Happy to read an amazing review. Johny is an awesome and knowledgable guide indeed. All our friendly guides showcase Oahu’s historic city, volcanic mountains, lookouts, ocean, and fun foods; while sharing stories and ALOHA. We are delighted you enjoyed your tour of the island with Johny. ALOHA from DanielsHawaii.com
Great Day! Just do it!
Kevin_H, Oct 2022
The day was filled with great scenery and some awesome stops. Our trip guide/driver, Matt, was extremely knowledgeable on the island culture and history..thank you! Possibility of a quick stop to catch some photos of the bigger waves on the North Shore would be a plus, but understandably a push for time and parking may be difficult. Overall a fantastic day. Thank you Matt!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
ALOHA, Thank you for the 5-star review. We will definitely improve our time management ability so that all our guests can do and see as much as possible on our small Island Tours. Hawaii is such an amazing place with a lot of sightseeing and gorgeous nature. Our private tours would give you more time to explore the island at your own pace with a customized itinerary. All our guides are extremely knowledgeable and love to share AOHA with the guests. Thank you for being our guests and looking forward to seeing you again on the tour with DanielsHawaii.com!
Excellent from start to finish
Julianne_E, Oct 2022
Tour guide Matt made this the most interesting and memorable experience with his informed commentary and professional friendly service. Pick up and drop off went smoothly with the added bonus of being dropped right to our cruise ship. Being a small group made all the stops possible in a timely manner and allowed for warm conversations and plenty of time for questions along the way. Food truck lunch was a treat as were all the photo stops and places of interest. Our sunglasses were left on the bus so Matt kindly let us know then went out of his way to make sure we were able get them back easily. Top marks for the best day out.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Aloha Julianne, We highly appreciate your taking the time to give us feedback. Thank you so much for leaving such a fantastic review. Matt is a knowledgeable, fun and professional guide indeed. Our small group tours allow our guests the freedom to create a truly memorable time with our friendly guides. We are so happy you enjoyed your adventure with Matthew. ALOHA, DanielsHawaii.com
Really great experience
Annukka_H, Oct 2022
Really enjoyed this tour to lots of Oahu‘s highlights. Great mix of activities and fun as well as knowledgeable guide
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Aloha and Mahalo for your review! Our capable guides show the best spots around this stunning island while telling the history behind the dazzling sights and scenery. We are delighted you enjoyed your trip around the island! Mahalo for being our guests. ALOHA, DanielsHawaii.com
Fun tour!
Victor_J, Sept 2022
Great time! Tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Beautiful scenery. The ocean views are great! Stopped at food truck area for lunch and got some delicious shrimp and pork. Visit to the macadamia nut farm and dole plantation was great. Probably need a little more than 20 minutes at pineapple farm. Highly recommend
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Hello Victor, Thank you for your time sharing your experience with DanielsHawaii.com. We will take the information about Pineapple farm tining into consideration. We always strive to improve our tours and provide the best experience possible for our guests. We are so glad you had a real kamaaina experience, tried delicious local food and visited great spots. Our guides are knowledgeable and friendly indeed. We hope you come see us again! ALOHA, DanielsHawaii.com
A very rocky start that turned out ok.
STEPHEN_M, Aug 2022
We were picked up an hour late and had to be driven to meet our bus. During this time, I had questions about the number of persons on the bus. The driver, who was very nice had me call his boss, who was very rude and a real jerk. I don’t know his name, but he certainly did not represent Daniels well.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Aloha and Mahalo for your review. We had a lot of different pick up locations on the day of your tour and apologize for the wait time. Our drivers always try to pick everybody up as fast as possible - it can get really stressful. We apologize for any inconvenience and are happy you had a great tour with us. Much Aloha, DanielsHawaii.com
Whole experience was...
Grant_G, July 2022
Whole experience was amazing north shore all the stops and our tour guide Anthony was the best showing us all the neat spots
Response from Host, July 2022
ALOHA Grant! Thank you so much for taking the time to review your day touring Oahu with us. On our smaller group tours our amazing guides show the island's breathtaking sights in an intimate setting. We are delighted you had a 5-star experience with Anthony and hope you have a chance to visit us again! A hui hou, mālama pono from DanielsHawaii.com
Highly recommend!
Lexi_G, Apr 2022
James was a fantastic tour guide, easy to get along with and very informative. We loved our small group, we made great friends.
Response from Host, May 2022
Aloha Lexi! Mahalo nui loa for this fantastic recommendation! 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 guides and the other awesome guests on tour! Mahalo for spending the day with us! ALOHA from DanielsHawaii.com
Experience the entire island!
gonzalezpe, Apr 2022
We have been to Waikiki a few times and this is a great tour to experience the entire island. We got local food and saw many secluded beaches and breathtaking views. We got a locals perspective. We loved eating at the north shore and our sons liked seeing the famous surf beaches. Sierra was a very entertaining tour guide.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Aloha and Mahalo for your review! We showcase the best of Oahu on our tours; the history, sights, and food in a friendly smaller group environment. This means there is more time to talk story and sightsee! The diverse and tasty treats available around the island are always a highlight and we are glad you enjoyed them along with the enchanting sights. We are so happy you and your family had a 5-star experience and hope you have a chance to visit us again. ALOHA, DanielsHawaii.com