Oahu Circle Island - North Shore Snorkeling Tour (Dole & Temple)

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 10 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Offered in: English


If you have only limited time to explore Oahu, make the most of it with this full-day circle island tour. Not a minute is wasted on this action-packed tour that takes you to Diamond Head, the Dole Plantation, secret beaches, a coffee farm and more. You'll also have the chance to snorkel in turtle-filled water on the North Shore.
  • Full-day circle-island tour of Oahu: Make the most of your time
  • See all of Oahu's top attractions in just one day trip
  • Hassle-free pickup from your Waikiki hotel, or at the Port
  • Learn all about Hawaiian history and culture from your guide

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Towels & Sunscreen
  • Pickup Location Is NOT Automatically Assigned
  • You Need To Contact The Tour Company After This Booking Is Made To Confirm

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

07:00 AM

Pickup details

YOUR BOOKING IS NOT COMPLETE YET. Please visit the link on your voucher to connect with the tour company to get your booking confirmed and finalized. They will contact you after you book. We Have an Industry Standard 24-Hour Cancellation Policy: *Cancellation Request Outside of 24 Hours = Full Refund *Cancellation Request Within 24 Hours = No Refund Pickup Does Not Service the Cruise Port. However, Pickup for the Ala Moana Harbor is performed at the Ilikai Hotel Next Door to the Harbor... Specifically the Flagpole in front of the Ilikai.

What To Expect

Diamond Head State Monument

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Kahala (Pass By)

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve (Pass By)

Eternity Beach

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Halona Blowhole

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Makapu'u Point (Pass By)

Makapuu Lighthouse (Pass By)

Byodo-In Temple

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Sandy Beach Park

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Waimanalo Beach (Pass By)

Mokoli’i Island

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Oahu's North Shore

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Tropical Farms (The Macadamia Nut Farm Outlet)

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Kahuku Farms

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Haleiwa Alii Beach Park

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Dole Plantation

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Green World Coffee Farms

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Convenient Waikiki Pickup Locations
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
The tour guide and driver were amazing …Aka and uncle Sandy! They were friendly. Aka shared good stories with us and the history at every stop. We felt like family. He was funny and sang a few songs, it was beautiful. I definetly recommend this tour to get to know the island and then you’ll know places to go later on your own.


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Fun but need a better snorkel location
Alan_B, Sep 2023
Tour guide was very knowledgeable regarding local customs and history. Food stop did not go smoothly and he had to assist the food location. Turtle Bay snorkeling was not a good snorkel location as the visibility was poor. It was a good beach stop and we went back the following day but again cold water and poor visibility. Driver Caleb had great personality and tried to keep the trip entertaining
Great tour
Naomi_M, Sep 2023
Jake & uncle Tim we’re awesome tour guide. Jake went beyond on teaching us about Hawaii. I truly recommend everyone to come and experience this your.
Kylee_M, Sep 2023
This was a great tour to get some history and knowledge about the different spots in the island. Uncle Tim kept us safe as the driver while Jake entertained us with his knowledge and love of the island. Jake made the tour!! Would definitely recommend
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Scott_F, Sep 2023
The turtles were my favorite even though the water was a bit too murky to see much snorkeling, the turtles were surfacing to breathe and they were pretty close by me as I floated. I also really enjoyed the blowhole. Our guide, Jake, was wonderful.
Great friendly and interesting
Jerome was a great guide , very knowledgeable and fun. The turtle swimming was my favorite thou I only saw one Hugh one while swimming, I believe other closer to the beach saw a few more.. thank you for a fund adventure.
Celebrating 54th wedding anniversary.
Kathleen_B, Sep 2023
The tour host and the driver Aka and Mr. Caleb were by far one of our most memorable occasions. Aka is native Hawaiian and very knowledgeable. The tour was both fun snd adventurous. I would definitely recommend the tour and highly recommend Aka and Mr. Caleb.
Circle Island Tour Disappoints
Cynthia_W, Sep 2023
From the reservation process to the end of the day, Circle Island Tour was a disappointment. While the itinerary was very promising, our actual experience was not. Our tour guide shared very little information regarding points of interest, local culture, etc. Disorganization and lack of time management resulted in less time for scheduled activities. For example, we were supposed to spend two hours shopping in the quaint town of North Shore, but we didn't get even one minute. Our highly-anticipated visit to the Dole Plantation scheduled for 1 hour was cut short to 20 minutes - not enough time for anything but the gift shop. Lunch was a disaster because we were told as we were getting off the bus that it was going to be "cash only today". What the heck? Most people don't carry cash so this delayed us quite a bit. The bus we were on had seen better days; the suspension was shot and it was literally a painful ride. I'm sure many tourists had a better time with better guides. It should be noted we were not alone in our dissatisfaction.
Fun quick stops in a hot bus.
Nathan_M, Sep 2023
Bus was kept hot. Been nice to let air run a little here and there. Several people also thought it was hot but bus driver wouldn't budge. Outside of that it was okay. Lot of quick stops. Emilia was great and had a lot of general knowledge and funny dad jokes. Bus driver outside of the air was great.
Unhappy and was Never Picked! up!
Bridget_T, Sep 2023
We were NEVER picked up at the designated Drop-Off location due to poor communication. They changed out pick-up location 3 times and when the lady called us back, she told us TO WALK to another location because they couldn't pick us up where we were (designated p/u location). She stated someone will call us when we get there and NO ONE EVER CALLED or picked us up. SOOOO needless to say we are VERY UNHAPPY! WE WERE NEVER PICKED UP OR RECEIVED A CALL BACK !
Average and disappointing trip which didn’t fully follow the itinerary detailed.
Nick_C, Sep 2023
Booking experience not easy compared to other local companies as you have to request a call back to confirm the reservation. However, the call back request form didn’t allow the input of international phone numbers, and so we had to ask the hotel to call on our behalf after trying numerous times to contact them. Jeremy the guide was brilliant and we learnt loads from him being local and he was such a nice guys! However, the trip itself was average and disappointing as it did not fully follow the itinerary we had read on Viator - we did not stop at Diamond Head Lookout, Eternity Beach, Sandy Beach Park, the only place we stopped on the North shore was Ali Beach Park when the description implied more stops, half of the items described at the macadamia nut farm didn’t happen, and the lunch was not an all you can eat buffet. So the itinerary on Viator was quite misleading and at points seems like a completely different trip. The Dole Plantation and Coffee Farm were also disappointing as we basically stops to sell tourist food/drink and gifts rather than having time to actually learn about the pineapple and coffee industries. A disappointing trip :o(
A really great way to spend your day!
Sarah_J, Sep 2023
This was such a good experience. Important things to note… The driver was steady and skilled so, the ride was smooth and timely. Snacks, juice, and water were readily available. The stops were just right with most of them including some kind of local product to sample. People on our tour were kind, respectful, and fun. It was clear that everyone was having a good time. The best part of the tour besides meeting interesting people and seeing amazing sights and sampling delicious food, was our tour guide, Jeremy. He was sincere and gracious. He shared stories, legends, and tips with us. He was entertaining and informational. His genuine relationships with the local vendors and farmers made our tour stops super easy and enjoyable. The temple stop is worth the price of admission. Beautiful and quiet, we loved walking around the grounds watching the fish and birds surrounded by lush green. The turtles were fun to see and the beach was nice. Of note, there was a short walk from the bus to the beach. Also, there is not much for shade, and grass, and view, occurring all at the same time. I sat in the shade on a towel, but it was on a scraggly branch with pebbly sand. The grassy area had an obstructed view and, of course, the sand was very sunny. (All were great spots and I was pleased to have choices.) I saw several turtles from the shore. It was lovely to be out of the city seeing lots of other landscapes and sampling local fruit, coffee, nuts and the famous Dole Whip. Please go on this tour. It’s a great way to spend the day.
Best tour ever
Jocelyn_P, Sep 2023
AKA, is the best tour guide... very knowlegeable and entertaining... A highly recommended tour. Thank you!
Best tour ever
Micharl_T, Sep 2023
Absolutely the best tour we have ever taken. We were blessed to have Aka and Mr. Wang as our guide and driver. Aka was amazing and authentic in his knowledge and love for his people, the island of Hawaii, and the rest of the world. The best tour guide we have had in all of our travels. Thank you Aka for letting us into your heart.
Didn’t stop in Northshore, disappointing tour.
Hannah_T, Sep 2023
The tour itself was okay, you saw quite a bit of the island which was good. There was a whole separate confirmation for the tour which was extremely confusing, especially being intentional and not within the same time zone. We didnt have to do a confirmation for any other tours we booked. The pick up locations as quite confusing, we were told 2-3 different spots and times from different people and then on the day the bus only arrived at 7:30am after being told strictly to arrive at 6:50am to not be late. We also didn’t make up the extra 30 minutes later in the day. Once we left late, we didn’t get to stop by Diamond Head as it was “too busy”, probably due to the fact we left late. Our guide rarely left the bus at stops which didn’t allow us to ask many questions or receive much information about where we were. He also joked so much and fabricated information that it was difficult to know what was true and what was a joke. I’ve left not sure if I’ve learnt anything. We didn’t get any time in Northshore which is what I was most looking forward to. It was just “included in the other stops” but online it says we get 2 hours specifically to explore the area. We also were told there would be nowhere to get food if we didn’t eat lunch at the designated stop, only to stop at food stands directly after. This left us feeling a little wiped after buying an expensive lunch we didn’t actually want.
Excitement! ❤️
Patricia_K, Sep 2023
What was most memorable for me was the fact that the tour guide Jack was very knowledgeable and fun. He truly kept everyone engaged. Every stop was a learning experience. I will definitely share and encourage others to take the tour.
Tim our driver made the trip.
errol_d, Sep 2023
Tim our driver was great, he was engaging and let us know stuff about Hawaii that only a local could tell you. The shrimp at Fumis was very good.
The Peace Tour!!
CherylJO_S, Sep 2023
This is the 2nd time I've written a review of this tour???? Robert and Jake did a great job. Fun, informative tour. Many stops, in a country so divided, refreshing to spend the day with positive, upbeat, happy for life people. I've referred to it as the peace, love and harmony tour!! We did see turtles!!!! I would recommend this tour. Lots of talking and jokes.
Relaxing, memorable and very tasty:)
Jessica_C, Sep 2023
The North Shore Beach with the turtles was very cool but don’t have high expectations. We saw like 2-3 turtles but probably cause of the season, still pretty cool to see. Dole whip plantation was delicious & so was the coffee stop at the end of the tour. The views at some of the stops were also very breath taking and beautiful. Each short stop was very accurate on the time we could spend there. Best highlight of the trip was honestly our tour guide Kanoi. She was very engaging and had lots of knowledge of her Polynesian culture.
A very fun and interesting tour of Hawaii!!
Thomas_L, Sep 2023
The tour was outstanding!! We had a tour guide named Aka who was great. He told us stories and gave us a very interesting history of both Hawaii, it’s history and culture and the people who lived there. Every stop we made was very interesting. The day went so fast.
Absolutely Awful Experience
Tommy_G, Sep 2023
Absolutely terrible customer service. Was let in front of the flag poles. No apology or consideration from anyone from Viator. Absolutely awful company and people to deal with. Beware!!!!

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