We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A very long hot day”

Discover Hawaii Tours
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Oahu Circle Island Tour
Ranked #20 of 326 Tours in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Leave those giant motor coaches to the herd. Savvy travelers join Discover Hawaii Tours on our small-group tours that include the Road to Hana, island sightseeing, eco tours, private tours and much more. Our huge selection of tours and our friendly, professional tour guides create an unforgettable experience of Hawaii that you'll love. We want you to feel at home in our islands, and it's our mission to provide the perfect tour for your Hawaiian vacation. We want you to love our tours so much that you’ll tell your friends! Since 1995, we’ve hand-selected the finest tour guides in the islands. Our guides are experts on Hawaiian history and culture, including Pearl Harbor and ancient Hawaiian folklore. When you choose Discover Hawaii Tours, your tour guide will be as memorable as the breathtaking sights around you.Discover Hawaii Tours is a locally owned and operated company with headquarters in Honolulu.
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A very long hot day”
Reviewed August 30, 2010

We booked a topur that woudlpick us up at our hotel, include the Arizona memorial, the Missouri and a historic tour of the city. The tour was advertised to finish at 3;45. The attraction itself was very interesting but the tour basically had us trapped till 5 pm. We were picked up at 9 am, and arrived at the pearl harbour site at just after 10 am. we were told that our ticket for the boat ride was for 11 am and we could not miss it. There was a museum there but we were told that was extra and we would not have time to see it and make our noat ride,.There was a video showing but it was half over, and no seating. Also, extremely hot and little shade or places to sit. the boat ride time at the Arizona memorial took about 45 min total, then stuck at pearl harbour till 12:30 when driver finally picked us up. just a snack shop there, and no word on if lunch available at Missouri, so we all ate chips and pop. Taken to Missouri. Driver told group that he woudl pick us up at 3;30!!!, as had to go drive anopther group. So stuck there for three hours. At least lots to see and boat was airconditioned, but not enougfh for 3 hours. then picked us up and did driving tour- by then kids exhausted, we were hot and hungry and now running late for any chance of swim or shower before our dinner reservation. Really recommend the pearl harbour site and the Missouri, but do it yourself- don't book a tour. Felt like we were held hostage for 8 hours!

3 Thank travellingWilburys30
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
QualityAssurance2010, Guest Relations Manager at Discover Hawaii Tours, responded to this review, September 7, 2010
Aloha from Discover Hawaii Tours!
Thanks for taking the time to post your comments. Customer feedback is a very important tool in improving our tours for all our guests.
We're sorry you didn't enjoy your time on the USS Missouri. Because there is so much to see on the ship, some guests want much more than the allotted time there, while others feel like they've seen everything they want to in a very short time. After years of experience, and receiving customer feedback like yours, we have found that the amount of time we spend there is satisfactory for most guests. Of course, with exhausted kids, even the shortest time would probably feel like too much. Perhaps the next time you visit our islands, they will be older and we can show them a great time on one of our other tours.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

3,676 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
El Paso, Texas
1 review
“Best tour guide for our trip”
Reviewed August 30, 2010

Our trip was to Pearl Harbor-Polynesian Culture Center all day event we enjoyed our trip very much and our guide Pappy was very knowledgeable and pointed out alot of interesting places we enjoyed our tour and our trip to Hawaii. You have an excellent employee working for your company.

Thank Letty14
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rockford, Illinois
1 review
“Attraction Knowledge + Stress Free Transportation + Entertaining Guide = Totally Worth It!!!”
Reviewed August 28, 2010

Attraction Knowledge + Stress Free Transportation + Entertaining Guide = Totally Worth It!!!

Thank you for Great Time! Tavita was a wonderful tour guide! He kept us well informed, entertained and on schedule! In addition to all this we didn't have to worry about the distraction of any driving hassles - so all we had to do is sit-back and enjoy the scenery of Ohau!
Only wish we could have done the full Pearl Harbor tour, but that'll be for next time!


Thank Jamaican247
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
“3A Pearl Harbor / City tour”
Reviewed August 26, 2010

Great company to take tour with. The tour guy/woman will give you a lot information about the Pearl Harbor (which is a really good thing). The tour guy/woman are very good when it comes to entertaining visitors, and will also take time to get to know you.
After all, my fiancee and I had an amazing time! :)

Thank malaplava9
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Circle Island Eco-Tour”
Reviewed August 25, 2010

We did the Circle Island Eco-tour of Oahu. We really enjoyed it. Brian and Dennis were very knowledgable about the island and they complemented each other well. Would definately recommend this for people who like to learn about the nature and culture of the island.

1 Thank dierdriu
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Discover Hawaii Tours also viewed


Been to Discover Hawaii Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing