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Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore Oahu's most popular spots all in one day on this tour, including transportation to and from your hotel. Travel comfortably around the island in an air-conditioned coach or minivan as you pass by Diamond Head and North Shore Surfing Beaches. Make stops at the Dole Plantation, Kualoa Ranch, Byodo-In Temple, and a variety of lookout points.
  • Full-day tour of Oahu's iconic landmarks
  • Pass by Diamond Head, La`ie Hawaii Mormon Temple, and North Shore Surfing Beaches
  • Enjoy views from Halona Blowhole Lookout and Nu`uanu Pali Lookout
  • Visit Byodo-In Temple, which commemorates the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii
  • See pineapples from all over the world at the Dole Plantation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is included for select hotels
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Local taxes
Driver/guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Transport by air-conditioned coach or by air-conditioned minivan
Lunch
Gratuities

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6:30 AM

Please arrive 15 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

6:45 am Ala Moana Honolulu by Mantra - Pick-up on Mahukona St. Curb Side 6:50 am ABC Store #83 – Ala Moana Blvd., left side of Ilikai Hotel 6:50 AM 7:00 am Hotel LaCroix - Pick up on Curb Side Olohana St. 7:10 am Seaside Avenue - Pick Up In front of Dress Ross for Less 7:15 am Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, Pick Up on Koa Avenue Entrance 7:20 am Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel - Paoakalani Avenue next to the Trolley sign 7:25 am Waikiki Beach Marriott - Pick on Paoakalani Ave 7:35 am The Kahala Hotel and Resort - Port Cochere (min 2 guests)
Begin your day with pickup from your hotel, and hop aboard the air-conditioned coach or minivan for your Hawaiian island adventure.

Your guide will provide information about the area and its history, as well as random fun facts, as you ride. Pass top attractions including Diamond Head, North Shore Surfing Beaches, and the lush tropical gardens surrounding the La`ie Hawaii Mormon Temple.

Make stops along the way at Halona Blowhole Lookout and Nu`uanu Pali Lookout for scenic views, and head to the town of Waimānalo and the Byodo-In Temple.

Continue to Kualoa Ranch and spend some time exploring the Dole Plantation, where you can pick up a Dole soft-serve ice cream (own expense).

After your tour around the island comes to an end, enjoy a ride back your hotel, and get dropped off just in time for a late evening dinner.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Diamond Head State Monument
A 200,000-year-old defining volcanic structure formed the Honolulu Volcanic Series. It’s a worldwide symbol of the Hawaiian Islands
Pass By:  
Kahala Beach
A large concentration of some of the most expensive real estate and beachfront properties in Hawaii. Many celebrities and business moguls vacation homes in this area.
Stop At:  
Halona Blowhole
“Blow Hole” Lookout* – This volcanic lava tube propels water into the sky like a whale’s blowhole
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Waimanalo Beach
Waimanalo Townis known for its local flavor and numerous plant nurseries and agricultural lots that extend back toward the Koolau Mountains.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Nu’uanu Pali
The bewitchingly scenic lookout was also the site of the Battle of Nu`uanu, one of the bloodiest conflicts in Hawaiian history. It was here that Kamehameha I conquered the island of Oahu on his quest to unite the Hawaiian Islands.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Byodo-In Temple
This picturesque Buddhist temple tucked in the Valley of the Temples is a half-sized replica of the 900-year-old temple in Japan. It has been featured in the TV series Hawaii Five-O, Magnum P.I., Lost and the 2001 movie Pearl Harbor.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Chinaman's Hat
The basalt islet in Kaneohe Bay is shaped curiously like a hat. According to Hawaiian mythology, the island is formed from the remains of a Dragon’s tail that were chopped off and tossed to the ocean.
Stop At:  
Kualoa Ranch
Enjoy the Legends and Legacy at Kualoa Ranch Private Nature Reserve owned by eight generation descendants of Fr. Gerritt P. Judd. On 4,000 acres, it is one of the most sacred places on the island with their goal to protect and enhance the natural beauty of the lands.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Laie Hawaii Temple
The first temple built by the Latter Day Saints Church outside the continental United States, this beautiful complex features breathtaking lush tropical gardens of Hawaiian foliage and flowers, cascading water features and more.
Pass By:  
North Shore
Welcome to the surfing mecca of the world! Watch out for the massive waves that have attracted so many surfers to its shores. These beaches are also a popular area for filming.
Stop At:  
Dole Plantation
Visit Hawaii’s “Pineapple Experience,” see pineapples from all over the world and try the delicious Dole Whip ice cream.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Moderate walking involved. Advise guest to wear comfortable shoes and dress comfortably
  • Guests may want to bring light jacket in case there is rain at Kualoa Ranch
  • Dole Plantation’s maze, train and garden tour are not included in the tour
  • Hanauma Bay is closed on Tuesdays
  • Dole Plantation is closed on Christmas Day
  • Kualoa Ranch closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
  • Routes and time may be modified or restricted due to circumstances beyond of the control of Roberts Hawaii
  • ADA ACCESSIBLE:
  • Due to limited availability, we require that ADA vehicle reservations be made a minimum of 48 hours prior to date and time of service. Roberts will make all reasonable attempts to accommodate the needs of the disabled traveler.
  • For electric wheelchairs or scooters: The combined weight of the wheelchair and guest cannot exceed 500 lbs, the maximum width of the wheelchair cannot exceed 29 inches.
  • Kualoa Ranch Legends and Legacy Tram tour is ADA accessible.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: Pali Lookout is currently not accessible to the public.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Kualoa Tram ride is not included on this tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Roberts Hawaii
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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour.

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Reviews

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star-5
Awesome!
Deborah_W
, Nov 2021
Our driver Cousin Dave was absolutely AMAZING. He was very entertaining, knowledgeable and accommodating.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Aloha Deborah W, Thank you for sharing your amazing experience. Yes, our driver Dave loves sharing his love for Hawaii with all of his guest. Mahalo, George
star-5
Oahu Tour
Sheryl_D
, Nov 2021
I'm so pleased with this tour. Simon was our tour guide. Very knowledgeable. Must do tour. Each stop allowed you enough time to explore.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Aloha Sheryl D, Thank you for your wonderful review and compliments regarding our driver/guide Simon. Mahalo again for sharing,
star-5
Makhani was great! Great...
Aeryn_W
, Nov 2021
Makhani was great! Great story teller, super informative, and funny. He could even answer every question thrown at him. The extra stops he made were some of the best highlights of the tour!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Aloha Aeryn W, I'm happy to hear about your wonderful experience with Makhani. Thank you for your review and compliments. Mahalo, Georgej
star-4
Sums up highlights of more than Honolulu area
Kathy_A
, Oct 2021
Flavor of Ouhu in one full day trip. Good overview of island in circle. Skips only west side across from Honolulu. But have not looked to see if have highways either.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Aloha Kathy A, Thank you your review. Yes, we don't do the Westside of the Island with this tour. It's only the South, East and North Shores of Oahu. Mahalo,
star-3
Waist of time.
Murray_F
, Oct 2021
It was too long. Too much time in the bus just riding around. Most of the stops, which were very few, were just tourist traps.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Aloha Mfeldman10, Thank you for your review of our Circle Island Tour. I'm sorry you felt that the tour was too long and the stops are tourist traps. We appreciate all of our reviews and I'll be it to the attention of our marketing team. Mahalo,
star-5
Take the tour
Brooke_C
, Oct 2021
Took this tour from downtown, I was picked up and dropped off from my hotel pickup was 7:15 am and drop off 4:30pm. Driver was entertaining and gave history of island the entire drive. I feel very connected and knowledgeable with regards to Oahu. The circle island means you go on a large circle counter clockwise to see the entirety of the island. Stops are quick. Time must be used efficiently. Wish I had more time at the dole plantation. I had enough time to eat my dole whip (which is pineapple ice cream). This is a good tour to give you a sense of the island, very scenic, if there are stops you wish to see more of then you can always go back. But wow you cover a lot of ground. Definitely worth it because I could enjoy all the sites even while the bus was moving. It is breath taking. I don’t recommend using a rental car. Parking is rough downtown, garages are super tiny and almost dangerous and not large enough to get a midsize vehicle out of. We returned our rental car because of this. Also if you are downtown Waikiki, there are so many restaurants and everything is walking distance. Take the tours.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Aloha Brooke, Thank you for your excellent review. We appreciate the complete detail of your experience and recommendations. I hope to see you on our other tour or at one of our Luau Show's. Mahalo,
star-4
Driver very knowledgeable.
James_M
, Oct 2021
The beautiful mountains and the water. Nauuanu Poli lookout was great! Getting to see the whole island was a great experience. Loved the meal we had. Could have used more directions on what to do at Dole. By the time we figured out there was a train, there was no time left.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Aloha James, Thank you for your wonderful review and input. I'll be send your recommendation to our marketing team. Mahalo Again,
star-5
Got to see many sights....
Barry_W
, Oct 2021
Got to see many sights. Commentary and history by Felix was awesome! Would have preferred a smaller group but the guide made up for it.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Aloha Barry, I'm glad that you enjoyed your tour with Felix. We appreciate your review and look forward to seeing you in the future. Mahalo,
star-5
The Ocean and how the...
Vincent_B
, Oct 2021
The Ocean and how the guide was very knowledgeable and knew a lot about the area’s we were visiting.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Aloha Vincent, Our guides enjoy sharing what makes Hawaii so special. Thank you for sharing your experience us. Aloha,
star-3
Circle tour
Laura_M
, Oct 2021
Not enough time at several stops. Always felt rushed and couldn’t purchase anything. Especially at Dole Plantation and first stop
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Aloha Laura, I'm sorry you didn't have enough time at several stops. All of our reviews are sent to our marketing team for review to see how we can improve our tours. Your review is appreciated. Mahalo,

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