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Majestic Circle Island Eco Tour from Waikiki

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Honolulu, United States

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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 the the Dole Plantation, the North Shore Beaches, Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, and Waimea Falls. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Full-day Circle Island tour of Oahu from Honolulu
  • Admire natural wonders such as Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, and Waimea Falls
  • 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
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Lunch
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

7:30 AM
After being picked up from your Waikiki hotel, set off on the Circle Island Drive. Start by heading east, driving past the grand beachside villas of Kahala, then stopping to admire the natural wonders of Diamond Head and enjoy spectacular views over Hanauma Bay. 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 stroll through the pineapple plantation maze and perhaps 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.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Diamond Head State Monument
You’ll begin the tour as the morning sun warms the sandy beaches of Waikiki. Soon the eastern shores of Oahu will appear as you circle Diamond Head Crater.
Stop At:  
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
This coral reef and marine sanctuary protects a wide array of sea creatures.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Halona Blowhole
Other natural wonders include molten lava tubes. They shoot ocean sprays 30 feet in the air as waves crash against the shoreline.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Nu’uanu Pali
This is where King Kamehameha battled to unite the Hawaiian Islands.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Byodo-In Temple
This remarkable structure commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
North Shore
View some of the world's best surfing beaches
Stop At:  
Waimea Valley
Led by your E Noa guide you will explore an ancient Hawaiian ahupua`a filled with tropical flowers, trees and birds. See historic sites along the way up to Waimea Valley’s 45’ waterfall, where you can swim. *Please bring swimwear and towel if planning on swimming, signed waiver required if swimming.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Dole Plantation
We’ll journey to Dole Plantation with its rows of pineapple and sugarcane. Your E Noa guide will share the rich agricultural history of Oahu. And you’ll learn how the sweet and prickly pineapple became Hawaii’s symbol of hospitality.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual. Wear walking shoes. Dress comfortably. Swimwear optional.
  • Bring cash to purchase lunch on own. Credit cards not accepted.
  • Operates in all weather conditions.
  • Hanauma Bay is closed on Tuesdays.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY E Noa Tours and the Waikiki Trolley

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Majestic Circle Island Eco Tour from Waikiki?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "If you only have a short time in Honolulu, this is a great way to get out of the city and explore the rest of Oahu." See review
  • "There is just too much to do there so you’ll need to go back on your own time." See review
  • "Cousin K bus 11 was the BEST!Best tour so worth it!!!!" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Loved this tour
Marla
, Feb 2020
This tour was worth every penny! Pua was our guide and she was super knowledgeable and a whole lotta fun! She went out of her way to show us as much as possible. Highly reccomend!
star-5
A great way to see the island!
Anne-MarieC
, Dec 2019
We had a great guide named Pua (which means flower as she explained to us) and she was very animated and great with the group, calling us a family. She was very knowledgeable about the island having grown up there. We saw many different places and it was exactly what we were looking for to see parts of the island outside of where we were staying in Waikiki. I highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Great Value!
Gail S
, Oct 2019
Eugene was very knowledgeable and courteous. Great all around view of Oahu including history & culture.
star-4
Exceptional guide!
myerswpb
, Oct 2019
The tour covered a lot of the island and was very informative. Our guide, Pualani with Enoa Tours, was exceptional. She was interesting, enthusiastic, and made the long day fun. Only downside is that we didn’t have enough photo stops, mainly because lack of parking for the mini bus.
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Tour
nogomoe
, Sep 2019
Unfortunately our tour guide Donny was not very knowledgable and could not answer a lot of questions.
star-2
Waste of money rude tour guide
Discover64356719956
, Jun 2019
This tour is a waste of money. We had Pualani as our driver and tour guide. She was rude to my husband and I for taking 2 extra minutes at the restroom. She made sarcastic comments inside the bus in front of all the other 19 people in the tour. She spend to much time circulating the city that once you arrived to all the attractions it was only for 10,15, 20 mins.max. the lunch at Fumis was awful. Dry over fried shrimp, cold, out of a can corn. Terrible experience. You'll be better of renting a car and traveling on your own.
star-5
Great Outing!
Venture22855283663
, Jun 2019
Did this tour 1st thing after getting to Hawaii due to a friends recommendation. So glad we did! Great way to see the entire island and it’s cultural history. Our tour guide “Shortcake” was wonderful. This is the perfect way to start a Hawaiian vacation!
star-5
FUN!
Culture715667
, Apr 2019
Lisa, our guide was spectacular! We were so lucky that she agreed to come in on Easter! She was so informative about the history of every stop we went to as well as the history of Hawaii. We had plenty of time at every stop except The Dole Plantation. There is just too much to do there so you’ll need to go back on your own time. Beautiful beach stops and a beautiful hike to Waimea Falls which Lisa did half way and explained the history to you. I would highly recommend this trip!!
star-5
Circle of Oahu from Waikiki
ruff1829
, Apr 2019
Our guide (Cousin) Lisa (Waikiki Trolley), was very friendly, knowledgeable & willing to answer questions one on one, Gave everyone more than enough time at each stop to take pictures and explore the sites, If you want to see the island of Oahu I would highly recommend this tour, & If possible Ask for Cousin Lisa.
star-5
Pickup time wrong.
Climber659292
, Dec 2018
The tour itself was great. The only glaring problem was that the time given to us for pickup was wrong. Thank goodness the tour people called us to find out where we were or we would have missed the tour. They told us they had a big problem getting Viator to publish the correct time.

Product code: 6845P13

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