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North Shore and Circle Island Adventure

  • Great for nature lovers—learn about endangered wetland birds and spot green sea turtles
  • Get a feel for Island life in just one day
  • Perfect for familes—small-group tour accommodates 15 people
North Shore and Circle Island Adventure
From USD 83.78
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11:30am Departure
Tour departs at 11:30am
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Explore Oahu’s North Shore on this 7-hour, small-group excursion. Admire the views as you drive across the Ko'olau Mountains toward the Valley of the Temples. Enjoy the scenic shores of Kahana Bay, catch sight of Mokuauia Islet, and visit the legendary Waimea Bay for the opportunity to spot green sea turtles. Observe local villages, plantations, and pineapple fields as you journey through the island.
What to Expect
After being picked up in Waikiki, head over the Ko'olau Mountains to the legendary Valley of the Temples, traveling to the base of the cliffs where the Byodo Temple sits. Then, take in the scenery of Kahana Bay, a hotspot for bird enthusiasts and home to unique Hawaiian plant life.
Continue north along the scenic Kahana Bay, where you'll stop at Malaekahana Beach for views across to the Mokuauia Islet. In Kahuku, visit a shrimp farm and learn about the endangered wetland birds. Here you'll enjoy a break for lunch (own expense), before heading to Sunset Beach, a popular location for surfing enthusiasts.
Next, travel to Waimea Bay, a well-known basking and feeding ground for green sea turtles, before stopping in at the historic Haleiwa Village. Absorb the creative atmosphere here as the village is home to artists, craftspeople, and surfers alike. Finally, visit Dole Plantation, a historic pineapple plantation and home to the world's largest maze.
Your tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
Reviews (277)
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I invited my daughter to accompany me on this scenic tour. Our driver, Ken, started out by greeting everyone on the bus by name and acknowledging where each of us was from. The whole entire trip Ken was informative, keenly aware, funny, and engaged on...More

Thank Alwaysafirtstime
Reviewed 1 week ago
So boring we left mid-tour

We were really looking forward to getting out of Honolulu for a day and seeing other parts of the island. This tour and company got great reviews but we hated it. It took over two hours to reach the first stop (Byodo-in, one of my...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NMgal4life
Michael W, Owner at Oahu Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Aloha, We have spoken with our excellent guide Steve. The following is his response: Steve said the traffic was extraordinarily horrible even for a Friday and it was bumper to bumper from H1 on-ramp on Kapahulu to Pali Highway. He said he usually takes the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Take at the beginning of your vacation

This was a great tour to take at the beginning of your vacation so that you can see where you want to go and spend more time. Our tour guide Steve was very good and had many interesting information to provide about the island.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great adventure with steven

We went on #8 North Shore tour on a super rainy day. Temple was closed due to flooding. Our tour guide Steven was excellent however. He had to totally change the sequence of the tour due to rain and flood but we still learned a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Quest636547
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Lots of fun on this tour

My mum and I came to Hawaii for a few days break before Christmas. We went on the North Shore and Circle Island half day tour which was lots of fun. Visited the Byodo-in Temple, saw the beautiful mountains, had yummy coconut shrimp (prawns to...More

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17 November 2018|
Response from Vasi D | Reviewed this property |
A baby that young is still in a child safety seat so I'm not sure. Contact the company direct perhaps? Sorry I can't help more.
4 June 2018|
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Response from jovir114 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Michael, I don’t think this would be a good tour for seniors because its fast past and they only give you 15-20 per sight and sometimes we had to walk up hills. they used a white van that is a little spacious and its a... More
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