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Oahu Grand Circle Tour with Snorkeling from Waikiki via Bus

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Circle most of the island of Oahu on a full-day tour by minibus limited to 20 passengers, a smaller group than typical island coach tours. With an informative guide, you’ll make about a dozen stops, including the chance to see Hawaiian green sea turtles in their natural habitat during an hour of snorkeling on Oahu’s North Shore. Get a comprehensive overview of top attractions such as Diamond Head, Makapu’u Beach, Halona Blowhole and the Dole Plantation. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Waikiki is included.
  • 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 onboard 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 historical 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.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My tour guide was Brock and he was beyond great! He is super nice, very friendly and very knowledgeable. His corny jokes added a bit of goofiness to him and honestly it was us feel more at ease. I don’t know how he remembers everything...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Viviana G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Mario was so knowledgeable of the island, he made us see Hawaii in such a spiritual way which i loved, the whole tour was great i seriously couldn't fault it the driver (Mario) the food, the sights, the swimming with turtles was all amazing i...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the tour saw so much of the island. Tour guide and bus driver were great. Would definitely recommend this tour

Date of experience: August 2019
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KBinHI, Guest Relations Manager at Hawaii Turtle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Aloha! Thank you so much for the recommendation 🤙😎

Reviewed 1 week ago

Not being one to ever go on a tour, I was reluctant to book this one. That being said the tour was incredible. Absolutely incredible. From the tour van being immaculate. To the tour guide Damien, being gracious and knowledgeable, super personable and just a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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KBinHI, Guest Relations Manager at Hawaii Turtle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Big Mahalo for the awesome review! We're glad that you enjoyed the tour and learned a lot about Hawaii! 🤙

Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I decided to go on the tour during our stay. It was easily the highlight of our vacation! Damien was amazing! He was incredibly knowledgeable about all of the history and culture of Hawaii in addition to all the best spots to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Kevin B, Guest Relations Manager at Hawaii Turtle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha! Big Mahalo for touring with us! We're happy that the tour was the highlight of your trip! We'd love to tour with you again whenever you're back in Hawaii!

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August 14, 2019|
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Response from Amy_Ottawa | Reviewed this property |
No, it doesn't. You will see Diamond Head from a distance. I just went hiking myself, you don't need a tour guide.
January 9, 2019|
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Response from 194meghanl | Reviewed this property |
My grandson was 9 years old at the time but the tour might be too long for younger kids.
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