Majestic Circle Island Eco Tour from Waikiki

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Majestic Circle Island

From $149.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 9 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


If you have just one day to explore Oahu, the Circle Island Drive is a must—taking in all the island’s highlights in just one day. This full-day tour from Honolulu visits Nu’uanu Pali, Byodo-In Temple, Tropical Farms Macadamia Nut Farm, the Dole Plantation, and Waimea Valley. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Full-day Circle Island tour of Oahu from Honolulu
  • Visit the Dole Plantation, the North Shore Beaches, and Byodo-In Temple
  • Ideal introduction to Oahu for first-time visitors or those short on time
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pickup and all entrance fees

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

08:00 AM

What To Expect

After being picked up from your Waikiki hotel, set off on the Circle Island Drive. Keep your camera to hand as you wind up into the Koʻolau Mountains, stopping to gaze out over the Hawaiian Islands from the Nuʻuanu Pali Lookout and visit Byodo-In Temple.

Continue to the North Shore, where you have the chance to explore seafront towns such as Banzai Pipeline and Sunset Beach, enjoy sweeping views of Waimea Bay, and watch the surfers taking to the waves. Visit the beautiful Waimea Falls, then make a final stop at the Dole Plantation, where you can sample some tasty frozen pineapple DoleWhip® (own expense).

After a full day taking in the island’s highlights, return to Waikiki, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

Nu’uanu Pali

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Byodo-In Temple

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Tropical Farms (The Macadamia Nut Farm Outlet)

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Waimea Valley

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Dole Plantation

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a change of clothes if you are thinking about taking a quick dip at Waimea Falls.
  • We intentionally only operate this tour using an air conditioned mini-bus to ensure that group sizes are kept small enough to enjoy each stop with your group and guide.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions.
  • Admission to every stop has been taken care of, just bring cash for snacks and souvenirs.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers

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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Big Tony was a fantastic guide. Friendly and very informative regarding the island’s culture, heritage and history.


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Good Around the Island Tour
Agnieszka_Z, Sep 2023
Good tour if you have limited time and want to get a taste of what the island has to offer. Our guide Moma was amazing!!! She kept telling us about legends, stories as we drove around the island. Food stop was yummy as well, the meal was included. We got chicken (9) and salt and pepper shrimp (10). Our salt and pepper shrimp was medium spicy. Keep that in mind if you pick a spicy shrimp option. I was told by 2 other bus riders that their meal was really spicy (they got spicy shrimp box) , they were loosing taste buds, however very delicious. 😁. We also saw family of mongoose there at the end of busses parking area. I wish we had more time to explore though especially in Dole Pineapple plantation. 30min stop is not enough to do a train ride nor a maze, make sure you go see the garden behind the gift shop before standing in lines for food or snacks in the little restaurant and gift shop. If you get food get a to go lid right away as you pick up the food. Another thing in the botanical garden even though you will have about 1.5h to explore, you will have to pick it you want to swim in the waterfall or explore the park, not enough time for both. There were free life jackets by a waterfall (tip welcome), and a lifeguard. The hike to the waterfall is about 20min without stopping, one way. If you pick a little tram to take you the cost was $10 per person each way.
A Pleasurable All-day Tour
Bill_D, Sep 2023
A great day on the island. Our tour guide - Big Tony - was exceptional. Very knowledgeable about Hawaii and kept us entertained and informed between stops. Each stop had something different and informative to offer. The only minor complaint is not spending more time at the Dole Plantation. Maybe less time swimming at the waterfall?
Deno was an awesome guide!
Elisabeth_W, Sep 2023
There was hilarious commentary, slowpokes doing the hula dance, and lots of vignettes shared on our journey. My wife has never visited Hawaii before and I thought this would be a good introduction to Oahu. She liked that it was a small group with diverse types of stopping points and Deno the guide was very approachable and made you feel like you were hosted by a local. Also, the wife fulfilled a lifelong dream to visit a pineapple plantation and be photographed with a pineapple plant and those pictures will be in the honeymoon album!
It was great experience
Chester_P, Sep 2023
Water fall with great forest. The old trees were wonder full Tour guide worked very hard he has been very busy to explain every sports And very modest n kind All tourists praised him
Best tour EVER!! This was...
Aaron_C, Aug 2023
Best tour EVER!! This was my husband and I's first trip to Hawaii and so we wanted to gain as much knowledge about the island as possible. So glad we booked this tour as we got to learn and experience so much of what it has to offer! From the moment we got on the bus Eric (Keoke) was welcoming, high energy and just made our day so enjoyable. Growing up in the area, his background and expertise of the island was just amazing! He really made our tour special and a experience we will never forget. Highly recommend this tour with Keoke as the guide!!
Amazing your and guide
Rene_B, Aug 2023
Keoki was excellent tour guide. Very pleased with this experience. Loved the idea to hula dance if last back on bus. Highly recommended
Fun tour of Oahu
Patricia_D, Aug 2023
The trip to Waimea Bay was a highlight. The falls were beautiful. Definitely worth the long walk. Also, loved the trip to the cliffs. Very touching.
Such a great experience
Camille_d, Jul 2023
Such a great tour of the island! Kimo was so sweet and knowledgeable- he truly made me feel part of his ohana in a really authentic way. Great stops along the way and Kimo rearranged our tour so that we could avoid larger tour groups. I highly recommend!
Quick way to get to know Honolulu
Karla_R, Jul 2023
Very family friendly. Our tour guide Kimo was very helpful and had the best stories to share throughout the day. The places we went were absolutely amazing, the food was nice and the bus is clean and in good condition
Fabulous time exploring Oahu
john_l, Jul 2023
Big Tony was a fantastic guide. Friendly and very informative regarding the island’s culture, heritage and history.
Our driver and guide, Big...
Joseph_C, Jul 2023
Our driver and guide, Big Tony, was incredibly filled with knowledge and love for the island which showed in how he took the time to explain everything and not just our stops. The lookout had amazing views, the waterfall was beautiful, everything down to the lunch stop was perfectly timed and coordinated but we never felt rushed. I would highly recommend this tour.
Momi was Excellent
Wendy_W, Jul 2023
Our tour guide Momi was fantastic. She was friendly, funny, informative, and caring. She insured everyone and everything we did was safe, on time, and had the knowledge to make the most of our trip. Highly recommend!
Majestic tour
Moises_F, Jul 2023
Tour guide was exceptional and made it very enjoyable Bus was not the best choice, seats small and not comfortable, seems old and need to update their fleet
great island tour
wayne_s, Jul 2023
Kimo was great guide and was very knowledge about the island. Really liked going to lunch at Fumis. Even made extra time for us in punchbowl crater for a guest to find the name of a love one that died during WW2.
Best tour ever
Tabita_H, Jun 2023
Had the most amazing time on this tour with Momi. She is funny, easy going , and an amazing story teller. I enjoyed this tour very much and learned so much about Hawaii during this tour. Highly recommend.
Outstanding tour
Marilyn_L, Jun 2023
We had an awesome time and our tour guide Pearl was very knowledgeable about all of the history of the island.
Family tour
Margaret_T, Jun 2023
The narrator on our tour made us feel very welcome. Lunch was delicious and entertaining. Beautiful sights. Kimo
Christopher_A, Jun 2023
Shorts!!! The tour guitar was awesome!! He was very knowledgeable. We were very glad with the whole trip.
Highly recommend
Kathleen_F, Jun 2023
Keoki was a great guide. He shared so much Hawaiian history with us as well as explaining all of the sights we saw on his tour. We got a great overview of the north shore of Oahu. He made the tour fun. Loved our lunch! I would highly recommend this tour especially for first time visitors.
Best island tour
Claudia_M, Jun 2023
Kimo was awesome tour guide and sang and played ukulele during stops. Visited so many awesome sites with photo opportunities. Stayed longer at waterfall! Highly recommend it!

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