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North Shore Circle Island Adventure with Snorkeling with the Turtles provided by Hawaii Turtle Tours

North Shore Circle Island Adventure with Snorkeling with the Turtles

North Shore Circle Island Adventure with Snorkeling with the Turtles
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About
This bus tour of the Oahu Grand Circle makes it easy to see top Oahu sights in just one day without having to spend any time planning. A guide keeps you entertained as you visit the Dole Plantation, Diamond Head, and more via comfortable minibus, stopping at top vista points along the way. End the day with a good sense of what the North Shore has to offer.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Oahu Grand Circle tour by minibus takes you to top sights in one day
  • Ideal overview of Oahu for first-time visitors 
  • Stop to snorkel with turtles and optionally paddle board or kayak
  • Guide tells you facts about Oahu you might miss on your own
What to expect
  • Your Oahu Grand Circle tour begins with pickup from your Waikiki hotel. Step on board your minibus to join your guide and group of 20 people or fewer. First, drive to Diamond Head and stop to snap a photo at the lookout. The popular Halona Blowhole is next, where you see ocean waves crash into a lava tube and spray water up to 50 feet (15 meters) in the air. Then, pass by pristine beaches and historic lighthouses on your way to Makapu’u Beach, Waimanalo Beach Park, and Sunset Beach. Stretch your legs at Tsue Farm and optionally try a traditional Hawaiian lunch or rent a kayak or paddleboard to explore the Anahulu River (own expense). Next, take a quick snorkel at a spot known for its sea turtles. Shower and change, and then visit your final stop at the Dole Plantation. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in Waikiki.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Oahu Grand Circle tour by minibus takes you to top sights in one day
  • Ideal overview of Oahu for first-time visitors 
  • Stop to snorkel with turtles and optionally paddle board or kayak
  • Guide tells you facts about Oahu you might miss on your own
What to expect
  • Your Oahu Grand Circle tour begins with pickup from your Waikiki hotel. Step on board your minibus to join your guide and group of 20 people or fewer. First, drive to Diamond Head and stop to snap a photo at the lookout. The popular Halona Blowhole is next, where you see ocean waves crash into a lava tube and spray water up to 50 feet (15 meters) in the air. Then, pass by pristine beaches and historic lighthouses on your way to Makapu’u Beach, Waimanalo Beach Park, and Sunset Beach. Stretch your legs at Tsue Farm and optionally try a traditional Hawaiian lunch or rent a kayak or paddleboard to explore the Anahulu River (own expense). Next, take a quick snorkel at a spot known for its sea turtles. Shower and change, and then visit your final stop at the Dole Plantation. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in Waikiki.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 12446SNORKEL
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 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.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • Some places listed may not be followed due to availability, restrictions and etc.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 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.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • Some places listed may not be followed due to availability, restrictions and etc.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Waikiki
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Diamond Head State Monument
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Halona Blowhole
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Makapu'u Point
  • 4
    Tropical Farms Macadamia Nut Farm and Farm Tour
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Chinaman's Hat
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    56-777 Kamehameha Hwy
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Oahu's North Shore
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Sunset Beach
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    North Shore
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Haleiwa
  • 10
    Dole Plantation
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Sandy Beach Park
    Waimanalo
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
831 reviews
Excellent
709
Very good
69
Average
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Johnny Q
1 contribution
Disappointed
Nov. 2021 • Family
The driver ( Henry or Hank) was rude from the start of the day to the finish if you asked him anything. The best example was when an elderly man cut himself on a rock and he waited several minutes to actually check on him and offered no first aid kit. A passenger had to provide neosporin and a band aide, really?

The tour guide himself (Mike) seemed more concerned with telling his life story and cheesy jokes than showing anyone anything spectacular. He does provide some interesting facts about the island and locations along the way but it’s presented in a way that makes you wish he would filter out his personal opinions. Perhaps the best example of this is when he tells our group our last stop of the day is at a place he hates, the Dole plantation. This probably wouldn’t be so bad if the previous stop wasn’t a complete bust too.

There was no snorkeling or snorkeling gear to be found, we were dropped on a beach for an hour and a half without any real direction on what to do other than probably stay out of the water because the life guards weren’t working.

To give Mike the benefit of the doubt there were several things closed because of the thanksgiving holiday, he commented that he was supposed to be off ( would explain the poor attitude and lack of interest), and some things like sea creatures are unpredictable.

I think my frustration stems from the lack of professionalism and that whoever is responsible for organizing these tours should’ve never allowed this one to run, it was a complete bust and waste of five hundred dollars ( group of four).

Do yourself a favor as Mike suggest, rent a car and visit one of the many private beaches yourself along the way. Traffic was never horrible. Or just stay in the land of ABC stores as Mike calls them and enjoy the beautiful beach you paid for.

The only reason I gave this tour some bonus points was because the food stop was incredible.
Written 27 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jennifer C
Woodstock, GA7 contributions
One of the best days of our trip!!
Nov. 2021 • Family
What a fabulous day! This tour hit all the hotspots! Enjoyed every minute of it. The macadamia nut factory Dole pineapple plantation, you have to get the pineapple soft serve ice cream, and all the places in between. It was a great way to see the whole island. An awesome stop for lunch! And our driver and our tour guide Korey was the absolute best!
Written 25 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
It is always great to hear that we are doing a good job. Mahalo for sharing your experience!
Written 26 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ronnie J
1 contribution
A fantastic day
Nov. 2021 • Family
I went with my fiancé and her family and we had an awesome time with plenty of laughs and good vibes! Mike was very knowledgeable, had us engaged and went out of his way to make sure we got to see a turtle. Above and beyond and overall amazing experience! 10/10 recommend.
Written 24 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for the recommendation! We always try to go above and beyond expectations, and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Aloha!
Written 26 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dvk
1 contribution
Really enjoyed the experience.
Nov. 2021 • Family
Mike and Brother Harry did an amazing job of shepherding our group around the island. My family enjoyed the humor, candid tips, sites/food and the aloha spirit. Even with the surf being too big to snorkel, Mike still found a turtle for my wife to lose her mind over. Thank you for kicking off our Thanksgiving vacation.
Written 24 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mahalo for the praise! We will make sure to let the rest of the team know they are doing a good job!
Written 26 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Daniel M
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
Turtle Tours Hawaii and Damian are the absolute best choice for touring Oahu
Nov. 2021 • Family
We are so glad we decided to go with the Hawaii Turtle Tours for our island tour! There are 15 of us here together celebrating our family being together on vacation and Damian did such an amazing job to cater to each of the age groups in our party. He was beyond knowledgeable about the plant life, trees, and especially the great History of Hawaii. Damian knew the best locations to visit, and what time to be there before they got crowded! He was able to peak the interest of each member of our family through telling stories to the kids, playing games, and sharing his knowledge and experience with our family. We are so grateful to Damian for making our tour so much fun and exciting. I cannot imagine that there is any other tour operator with that much charisma and knowledge in Honolulu.
Written 24 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mahalo for letting us be part of your Hawaii experience! Aloha!
Written 26 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Christopher R
1 contribution
Excellent
Nov. 2021 • Family
Great tour. Josh and D were great. Lots of info about island sites and history. Had fun the entire trip.
Written 19 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your feedback! We really appreciate your review :-)
Written 26 November 2021
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Amber C
4 contributions
Awesome
Nov. 2021 • Family
Mike was the best! I go on tours whenever I travel and this one is one of my favorites. Really down to earth and knowledgeable.
Written 13 November 2021
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Mahalo for the praise! We will make sure to let Mike know that he did a good job!
Written 19 November 2021
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jenna k
1 contribution
Amazing Tour Guide!
Nov. 2021 • Friends
Justin was amazing!! He was the best tour guide we could’ve asked for. He made the whole trip so much fun and went above and beyond to make sure we got to experience everything and have as much fun as possible! Swimming with the turtles was the best part. The water was so clean and clear!
Written 12 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Aloha! Thank you so much for the kind words. Guests like you make our job incredibly worth it. Mahalo!
Written 12 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dee A
1 contribution
Great guide
Nov. 2021 • Couples
Our guide Justin was great. Tons of knowledge and history about where we were. The water was murky for snorkeling the day we went but we still saw a bunch of turtles. The shrimp at lunch were so good. Highly recommend.
Written 10 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for the recommendation! We hope to see you again on a future visit!
Written 12 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

joel1316
Pittsburg, CA166 contributions
Never Seen So Many Turtles!
Oct. 2021
We always do a Circle Island tour, always learn something new!
Our guide and driver were awesome, fun and entertaining.
We got to the North Shore to see turtles; had a great day! Never seen so many turtles up close. There were probably 5 tours swimming around, feeding on the seaweed. That alone was worth the trip! Fumi's and the Dole Plantation rounded out the trip for a great day! Highly recommend!!
Written 10 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mahalo for letting us be part of your Hawaii experience! Aloha!
Written 12 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Tour guide just knew his stuff
Justin , our tour guide made this trip so much better, with his abundant knowledge of ever aspect of the full day.
dmills77
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Tasty food, sick waves, and a lot of fun with Hawaii Turtle Tours
Our Family Lucked out and got a great tour guide. Our family traveled to Hawaii in a group of 15, so the covid "pre
Jaquelinelee5
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If you’re going to book a tour in Hawaii, this is the one!
Mike and Brother Harry were amazing! They are such down to earth, good, and funny people. We were laughing the enti
G3rald21
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Perfect private tour
Justin was a great guide/driver for our party of 8. Very friendly and knowledgeable of Hawaiian history! Would high
525leoj
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Beautiful snapshot of the island with a rich commentary to match!
A fantastic day out. Absolutely recommend for anyone wishing to see Oahu from all corners and with a rich historic
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Oahu Circle Tour with Turtles
Justin was excellent guide, energetic and helpful. Made the history and culture come alive. Would definitely reco
Cafetin_BsAs
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Great Oahu tour
Enjoyed the tour with Josh. Beautiful views of the island, interesting stories. Enjoyed the shrimp lunch and the sn
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The best informative, patient, and great driver, Justin
Justin, very informative. Great tour guide. Explain everything in detail. Patient and nice to be around. When we co
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Private Island tour
Justin was excellent tour guides and very informational. He knew his job and was an outstanding tour guide. I wo
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Vacation tour
I love it!!! Justin was very informational! He's very knowledgeable about the island. It felt nice to be the studen
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The Best Tour Ever
I enjoyed the knowledge that was shared by Justin M. He has a wealth of knowledge to share with others. I also enj
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Great experience
Justin was amazing. My mother got sick before our time to leave and he let us change our time to go. He is very kno
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Private island tour with Justin
My experience was a 5 out of 5. Justin was very informative and knowledgeable about the island. Justin is highly re
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Fantastic
Justin was our tour guide and he was as fantastic, informative, funny, friendly, polite and just a very nice young
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Great experience
Justin was amazing , very knowledgeable, kind, and very and supportive of our needs. Justin is the best
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