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North Shore Circle Island Adventure with Snorkeling with the Turtles

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore Oahu on this full-day minibus tour with a small group and a local guide. With your small group of 20 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 20 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.
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Professional guide
Transport by air-conditioned minibus
Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
Use of snorkeling equipment
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler 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.

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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Waikiki
Our shuttle will arrive at 7:20am for pick up in Waikiki, with a local guide to help you prepare for a day of exploring the island of Oahu. Pick up times vary by hotel and will be automatically assigned when you input your information into our online booking platform.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Diamond Head State Monument
The first lookout we visit is an elevated view perched on the eastern side of Waikiki’s famous Diamond Head Volcano, This lookout grants us a great opportunity for pictures of the south eastern coastline of Oahu, with notable sights as far as Hanauma bay and Maui on a clear day. The location is more formally known as Amelia Earhart Lookout, known for where bystanders gathered to watch Earhart make her first solo aviation journey from Hawaii to North America.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Halona Blowhole
Molten lava tubes from volcanic eruptions that occurred from Oahu’s Koko Head crater formed the natural occurrence known as the Halona Blowhole. This lava tube extends into the ocean with a very narrow opening at the top, and when the surf is just right, water pressure builds up within the lava tube and erupts through the narrow opening creating a special Hawaiian Geyser for your viewing pleasure. 
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Makapu'u Point
Witness Waimanalo’s dramatic sea cliffs as we turn into Oahu’s windward side as we begin our journey to the North Shore of Oahu. Look off into the azure blue waters of the bay and you will see Oahu’s famous Manana Island also known as Rabbit island due to its Rabbit like shape.
Stop At:  
Tropical Farms Macadamia Nut Farm and Farm Tour
After a beautiful drive along Oahu’s eastern coastline, our next stop is a local shop that finds itself tucked away under aged Banyan Trees with macadamia nut and delicious Kona coffee tastings, along with very tempting Hawaiian chocolates amongst other treats.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chinaman's Hat
Chinaman’s Hat, also known as Mokolii, is nestled right next to the Kualoa Valley Mountain range. This location is  known for its dramatic landscape filmed in a number of Hollywood movies; most notably and fan favorite Jurassic Park. The island has earned the nickname Chinaman’s Hat from its resemblance to the straw hats that the Chinese immigrants wore when working Oahu’s sugar plantations during the early 1900’s.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
56-777 Kamehameha Hwy
Famous North Shore Shrimp Lunch on Local Hawaiian Farm  Our guide will walk you through a local taro patch on a farm located at the base of the Koʻolau Mountain Range . Get a first hand look at how ancient Hawaiian agriculture practices live on and how to this day still manage to provide for local families to live off the land using the techniques and traditions passed down through generations.  We also eat lunch at the farm. The farm has a restaurant that can prepare all of the famous North Shore delicacies. Garlic Shirmp, Coconut Shrimp, and Kalua Pork are just some of the mouth watering plates available for lunch. Vegetarian options are available. Please bring cash for lunch.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Oahu's North Shore
Tropical Fruit Stands After lunch we make a stop at North Shore tropical fruit stands, which offers ice cold coconuts to drink from, fresh mangos, and other tropical treats.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sunset Beach
A change of pace from the crowded beaches of Waikiki, The infamous Sunset Beach on the North Shore offers tranquility and is the epitome of a beautiful Hawaiian Beach. However don’t lets the summer months fool you, during the winter months, swells of 30 to 40 feet can be seen from the safe confines of shore.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
North Shore
Hawaii Green Sea Turtle Beach Snorkeling Hono is the Hawaiian name for our beloved Green Sea Turtles. Our Honu are very Hawaiian in that they love to lay on the sand and bask under the warm sun. We take you to a beach where we spend 90 minutes hoping to spot this incredible occurrence and we will also provide snorkeling gear so guests can go for a swim and hopefully snorkel along side a green sea turtle as well.  Snorkel Gear is included in the price of the tour. Please alert your guest to bring sunscreen and a towel.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Haleiwa
Outskirts of Haleiwa Town, Pineapple, Coffee and Agricultural Fields
Stop At:  
Dole Plantation
A historic pineapple plantation home to pineapple magnets, pineapple t-shirts, pineapple keychains and most importantly pineapple ice cream aka Dole Whip!! A great way to end the day and get some pineapple themed souvenirs for your friends and family back home.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Sandy Beach Park
Sandy Beach is a beach on the South Shore of Oʻahu in Hawaii. It is known for its excellent bodyboarding and bodysurfing opportunities due to shore break and consistent barrels.
Pass By:  
Waimanalo
Waimanalo have gorgeous white sand beaches, snorkeling with near-guaranteed honu (Hawaiian green sea turtle) sightings, several hole-in-the-wall but worth a stop eateries, roaming bands of wild chickens, and a handful of family-owned farms
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hawaii Turtle Tours
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.

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 North Shore Circle Island Adventure with Snorkeling with the Turtles?
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 North Shore Circle Island Adventure with Snorkeling with the Turtles.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during North Shore Circle Island Adventure with Snorkeling with the Turtles?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by North Shore Circle Island Adventure with Snorkeling with the Turtles.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during North Shore Circle Island Adventure with Snorkeling with the Turtles?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by North Shore Circle Island Adventure with Snorkeling with the Turtles.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during North Shore Circle Island Adventure with Snorkeling with the Turtles?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by North Shore Circle Island Adventure with Snorkeling with the Turtles.

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1,198 Reviews

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star-5
Perfect way to spend a day
Jason_K
, Dec 2021
We booked this tour to see the different parts of the island that we would never see without a guide. Josh was the PERFECT guide. He always had a story and an experience to share about each location and everything that we saw. We even got lucky and caught part of the Professional Surfers Tour event that was going on. Too Easy!! Aloha!
star-5
Very good experience
IONUT_I
, Dec 2021
Very informative tour with plenty of stops. The snorkeling part was not great, you could see the turtles better from the reef, too many surf boarders sharing the same area. Justin, the guide/driver was great.
star-5
Circle Tour of Oahu & Turtles
Anne_V
, Nov 2021
My family had a lovely aloha time experiencing Oahu’s many spectacularly beautiful wonders led by the very humorous Mike and his driver sidekick brother Harry. Our favorite part was seeing the turtles!!!
star-5
A wonderful trip
Kenneth_S
, Nov 2021
We can tell Josh was so happy to let us experience the North Shore lifestyle he grew up with. We had a wonderful outing with Josh and Kaplan.
star-4
Great way to the Leeward side of Oahu.
Shellie_S
, Nov 2021
This was a wonderful excursion of the Leeward side from Diamond Head to the North Shore. Plenty of stops and photo opts. Our guide Josh was so much fun and extremely knowledgeable about Oahu. We saw a lot. I gave four stars because the snorkeling was disappointing. Poor location. Murky water, over crowded. I recommended it for island touring. Small group which I liked.
star-2
Very misleading
Steven_B
, Nov 2021
Our tour guide Mike was wonderful, beyond that it was a waste of time and horribly misrepresented of what the tour is comprised of. Honest experience, you are loaded on a bus, driven to local shops and food places to spend more money with a few scenic stops to take a picture or 2.
star-5
Nice get away
HENRY_C
, Nov 2021
Lots of Interesting facts about the island. Perfect for first timers in Oahu. Would recommend this to family and friends.
star-5
Justin did a great job!...
Adriana_M
, Nov 2021
Justin did a great job! we saw a lot of the island and it was great to snorkeling with turtles :) thank yooou!
star-5
Just do it!
Sasha_Z
, Nov 2021
Justin was amazing and Harry was just very nice. We had a great time learning about the history of Hawaii as well as a glimpse of North shore. Would totally recommend the tour.
star-5
Great tour
Jeremy_S
, Nov 2021
We had a wonderful time on our tour. Kory was a very interesting and thoughtful guide and helped make our day special. The tour did a good balance of hitting a large number of stops without feeling rushed. It was a great start to our time in Oahu.
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