North Shore Circle Island Adventure Including Snorkeling with the Turtles

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Small Group Circle Island Tour with Snorkeling

From $129.00

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


Explore Oahu on this full-day minibus tour with a small group and a local guide. With your small group of 24-28 people or fewer, make plenty of stops at the island's highlights, including snorkeling with green sea turtles on the North Shore. See the Dole Plantation, the Halona Blowhole, Diamond Head, and Makapu’u Beach during this day-long outing. Round-trip transportation from Waikiki hotels is included.
  • Full-day Oahu island tour with snorkeling
  • Enjoy photo ops from lookouts at Diamond Head, Makapu’u Beach, and Laie Point
  • Be awed by the Halona Blowhole and the crystal-white sands of Waimanalo Beach Park
  • Stop by Kualoa Point on Kane’ohe Bay for a look at Mokoliʻi
  • Visit a macadamia nut farm and the Dole pineapple plantation
  • Snorkel amongst Hawaiian green sea turtles
  • Travel by minibus with a maximum of 24-28 passengers

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Plenty of stops, at a combination of top sights and lower-key spots, offers visitors a comprehensive view of O'ahu.

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

07:20 AM

Pickup details

Kindly contact us for your hotel information so we could set your pick-up location and time or please provide your contact number, email and hotel details.

What To Expect

Following pickup at your Waikiki hotel, board your minibus and meet your small tour group of 20 people or fewer and your local guide.

Travel first to Diamond Head, stopping for a photo-op at the spectacular lookout before heading to check out Halona Blowhole, where the ocean waves crash into a lava tube and spray water 50 feet (15 meters) in the air. 

Back aboard the minibus, head for Makapu’u Beach, passing beautiful Sandy Beach along the way. See Manana Island (Rabbit Island) and views of Makapu'u Point Lighthouse, then head for a secret spot at Waimanalo Beach Park. 

As you drive along the North Shore, see the famous surf beaches like Sunset Beach, Waimea Bay, and Pipeline on the way to Tsue Farm, where you have the chance to purchase a traditional Hawaiian plate lunch. Options include veggie stir fry, teriyaki chicken, shrimp or pork. Cap off your traditional Hawaiian lunch experience with one of Tsue's famous shave ices (own expense). Rent a kayak or paddleboard to explore the Anahulu River during your stop here.

Stop at family-owned macadamia farm, where you get a chance to crack raw macadamia nuts, taste macadamia nut coffee and taste samples of one of Hawaii's most famous products. Leaving the farm, stop at Kualoa Point for photo ops of Mokoli'i, a basalt island in Kane'ohe Bay. Then, head further up the coast to Laie Point, where you get fantastic views of the Ko'olau Mountains in the distance. 

Travel to a site known as 'Turtle Town' for its proliferation of green sea turtles. Embark on a guided snorkeling trip to see this secluded feeding ground and its majestic residents up close. Take a quick shower at the beach park's facilities and change into dry clothes before heading to your last stop, the Dole Pineapple Plantation. Here, see where the bulk of Hawaii's famous pineapples are grown and enjoy a refreshing frozen pineapple treat before heading back to your Waikiki hotel for drop-off.


40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Diamond Head State Monument

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Halona Blowhole

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Makapu'u Point (Pass By)

Tropical Farms (The Macadamia Nut Farm Outlet)

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mokoli’i Island

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

56-777 Kamehameha Hwy

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Oahu's North Shore

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Sunset Beach

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

North Shore

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Haleiwa (Pass By)

Dole Plantation

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Sandy Beach Park (Pass By)

Waimanalo (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • It is recommended that you bring a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, bottled water and change of dry clothes in a small day bag for this tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Some places listed may not be followed due to availability, restrictions and etc.
  • As our company name states, we provide a scenic tour around our beautiful island. We make it a priority to visit the beaches most frequented by our Hawaiian green sea turtles, however on occasion due to weather or sea conditions are guests may not experience them on the beaches or while snorkeling. They are beautiful and awesome creatures of nature and sometimes unpredictable, therefore we can not guarantee turtle sightings.
  • 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.

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North side shore tour and snorkeling with turtles
Justin_M, Sep 2023
Captain Kurt our tour guide was great, funny, and informative . He really knew his stuff. Our driver Harry kept us safe and on time during the tour. Alll around a good experience. They drove us past scenic and picturesque places. The snorkeling was murky and we couldn’t see the turtles while swimming but we could see about 6-7 while looking into the water from the beach. We are glad we did it!
Wonderful tour to see...
Amanda_A, Sep 2023
Wonderful tour to see part of the island! The host made it very fun and kept us informed! We also saw a green sea turtle!
Very nice tour!
Lilian_R, Sep 2023
We had a great experience in this Tour. We learned a lot about the "Real Hawaii". I totally recommend it. We rented a car but still got the tour because we wanted to get to know local places and the culture better. Thank you for this tour Kurt and Harry!
Mysty_L, Sep 2023
Our guide jacob was great. Loved all the information given. Great swim and saw the turtles. I highly recommend this place
The tour guide guy was...
Nina_M, Sep 2023
The tour guide guy was amazing, well explained We had so much fun, we definitely will do it again, beautiful places in Hawaii
Saw many great spots on...
Sarah_B, Sep 2023
Saw many great spots on this tour. Snorkelling was the highlight. Mike is a great tour guide. Enjoyed all the sights!
A great day out!
Sarah_K, Sep 2023
We had a great day out and enjoyed our tour. Mike was great with his info and jokes. Noel was a safe and friendly driver. We enjoyed all the stops and lunch was great especially as I have to eat gluten free. We got to see some turtles from a distance. Highly recommend the day out
Worthwhile tour!! A++
Lisa_E, Sep 2023
Mike was great! Gave a very informative tour and lots of tips on things to do (and not do) while visiting Oahu. Tip: if you want to take photos while driving from place to place, make sure you’re sitting on the passenger side of the bus.
Worth doing!
Gareth_S, Sep 2023
A great tour with good commentary and all stops you want to see. I actually did see turtles while snorkeling which was amazing! Thanks Sevass and Marcie.
Mick was an excellent...
John_M, Sep 2023
Mick was an excellent guide. He had good knowledge and a good sense of humour. Snorkeling visibility was not very clear however we saw a few turtles.
All around fun and informative tour!
Crystal_P, Sep 2023
The entire trip was informative and a lot of fun. Justin, the tour guide was very knowledgeable about the political and geological history of the island and had a very engaging personality.
Holiday fun
Angel_R, Sep 2023
It was an amazing tour! Saw so many turtles and had so much fun! Totally recommend ! Nevin was amazing!
Jacqueline_C, Sep 2023
Our guide Sevus and drive Raol were great. We got to see all around Oahu and got to swim with turtles which was epic
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you for the wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that Sevass and Raul made your tour enjoyable, and that you had an epic experience swimming with turtles while exploring Oahu. We hope to welcome you back for more adventures in the future! 🏝️🌟😊
We had a wonderful day...
Andrea_W, Sep 2023
We had a wonderful day doing this tour . Sevass was a great tour guide , so knowledgeable and friendly, and always happy to help his “ family” as he called us 💙 Marvellous, our bus driver , kept us safe on the roads and was also friendly. The tour itself was wonderful, so many pretty places to see that we wouldn’t have been able to drive to ourselves , being from overseas. Highly recommend this tour , very well organised and very reasonably priced. Mahalo Sevass 🙏🏻😊🙏🏻😊🙏🏻😊 Greg & Andrea Melbourne Australia 🇦🇺
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you, Greg and Andrea, for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear you had a wonderful day on our tour with Sevass as your knowledgeable and friendly guide and Marvellous ensuring your safety. We're delighted you enjoyed exploring the beautiful places that may have been challenging to reach on your own. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we'll be sure to pass on your gratitude to Sevass. Mahalo and cheers! 🌺😊🙏🏻
Great day out
Annette_P, Aug 2023
Tour was informative, guide was great and entertaining. Cevass, our guide made the trip enjoyable. Unfortunately the water wasn’t clear to see the turtles swimming when snorkeling.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for your feedback and for choosing our tour! We're glad you found the tour informative and enjoyed Sevass' guidance. We apologize for the water clarity issue during snorkeling, as it can sometimes vary due to natural conditions. We appreciate your understanding and hope to have the opportunity to provide you with a clearer snorkeling experience in the future.
Great tour
Paula_A, Aug 2023
Justin was a great guide. Tour was excellent and highly recommend for those wanting to see the true oahu.
The learning experience,...
Justin_B, Aug 2023
The learning experience, learnt a lot about the island, The people that was in the van and the Tour Guide were really fun and nice people. Fun to talk to and the vibe was overall just a really good time
Our tour guide Justin was...
Mckhenzy_A, Aug 2023
Our tour guide Justin was great. He was very knowledgeable and punctual. We got see some great parts of Oahu in a timely manner. We Had a great time and most likely will do again.
Authentic and Fun
Heather_M, Aug 2023
Justin, a local Hawaiian, was excellent at providing a “just right” amount of flavor and color to the tour. He was easy to follow along with and gave realistic stories of the historic and current events impacting the locals. We left the tour with a great appreciation for the local culture and lands. We will always be sure to knock before entering the ocean, a place we don’t belong, after being introduced by the life guard chief at the snorkeling beach. Fantastic way to learn about the area and gain understanding and respect for Oahu and Hawaii.
Great tour!
Sanjiv_G, Aug 2023
Kurt and Harry were phenomenal- they were very personable and helped us make memories for a lifetime. The best parts were swimming with the turtles and the Dole whip. Would recommend!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for your fantastic review! We're thrilled that Kurt and Harry provided such a phenomenal experience, creating lasting memories for you. It's great to know that swimming with turtles and enjoying the Dole whip were highlights for you. We appreciate your recommendation!

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