Circle The Entire Island
Explore the enchanting beauty of Oahu in a single day with our comprehensive Highlights Of Oahu Circle Island Tour. Witness breathtaking views from various lookouts, explore the charm of North Shore towns, and immerse yourself in the island's rich history. Our local guide will keep you entertained and informed throughout your journey. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy your comfortable ride in our well-appointed mini-coach, complete with plush seats and panoramic windows. Let us handle the logistics, while you soak in the vibrant culture and stunning landscapes of Oahu!
Highlights Of Oahu Circle Island Tour Features
Historic Downtown Honolulu
Historic Downtown Honolulu is a melting pot of the island's rich history and vibrant culture. Known for its well-preserved architectural wonders dating back to the 19th century, it offers a glimpse into Hawaii's past. The iconic 'Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in the United States, and the Kawaiahao Church made of thousands of coral blocks, stand as testaments to the architectural diversity. A drive through this historic district offers a delightful blend of the past and present, making it a must-visit for culture and history enthusiasts.
The Byodo-In Temple
Nestled at the foot of the Ko'olau Mountains in the Valley of the Temples, the Byodo-In Temple is a veritable jewel of the Pacific. A non-practicing Buddhist temple, it is a replica of the famed Byodo-In Temple in Uji, Japan, and stands as a symbol of the cultural connections between Hawaii and Japan. Its serene atmosphere, surrounded by lush greenery and the tranquil sounds of the koi pond, offers a peaceful retreat from the bustle of downtown Honolulu. The famed temple, with its iconic Phoenix Hall holding an impressive 9-foot Buddha statue, echoes the intricate design and profound spirituality of its original counterpart. A visit to the Byodo-In Temple is a journey into a realm of tranquility and timeless cultural heritage.
Haleiwa Town, located on the North Shore of Oahu, is a charming locale that beautifully showcases the laid-back surf culture of Hawaii. Renowned for its world-class surf spots, the town is a surfer’s paradise, hosting international surf competitions during the winter months when the waves reach their peak. Beyond the beach, Haleiwa is an artistic hub, home to galleries featuring local artisans' works, and street art adorning its buildings. The town also offers a gastronomic journey with food trucks serving local delights like shave ice and fresh seafood.
Highlights Of Oahu Circle Island Tour Details
- Activity & Event Itinerary
- What’s Included
- Departure & Return
- Cancellation Policy
Round-trip transportation from your hotel, the airport, or the cruise ship pier
Enjoy stunning scenic views from oversized windows
Ride in well-appointed, air-conditioned vehicles
Explore historic downtown Honolulu
See the infamous surf breaks of the North Shore
Watch the ocean waves surge at the Halona Blowhole
Hear about the history and highlights of each unique region
Walk around the stunning grounds of the Japanese Byodo-in Temple
See the best of Oahu on our circle island tour filled with captivating sights, engaging stories, and incredible photo opportunities. Your journey begins from your designated pickup point, and from there your local guide will take you through historic downtown Honolulu, where you will see the statue of King Kamehameha the Great, a symbol of Hawaii's rich heritage. As the journey unfolds, immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the North Shore, with its quaint towns and renowned beaches, enjoy a refreshing break at the Dole Plantation, and discover local culinary wonders in Kahuku, an old sugar mill transformed into a vibrant hub of local food and shopping.
The tour takes an even more enchanting turn as we move toward the leeward side of the island, offering you breathtaking coastal views. Take photos at an oceanside park, sample exotic fruits at a local farm, and find tranquility at the Byodo-in Temple, a detailed recreation of a 600-year-old temple in Japan. The tour includes a visit to the historically significant Nuʻuanu Pali Overlook, where you can absorb the panoramic views of the island and learn about its riveting past. The adventure culminates with a drive around the southern tip of Oahu, where you'll witness the power of the sea at the Halona Blowhole. As we head back towards Honolulu our route will take us right past the iconic Diamond Head. This comprehensive tour is a must-do to truly appreciate the diverse beauty and cultural richness of Oahu!
8-Hour Oahu Circle Island Tour From Waikiki Hotels
|AdultAges 18 yrs+||$149.99|
|ChildAges 4-17 yrs||$139.99|
8-Hour Oahu Circle Island Tour From Kahului Airport On Maui
|AdultAges 18 yrs+||$419.99|
|ChildAges 4-17 yrs||$409.99|
Activity & Event Itinerary
6:45 AM Pier / Airport Pickup
7:00 AM Waikiki Pickup
7:10 AM Diamond Head Lookout / Earhart Marker Stop
7:50 AM Halona Blow Hole Stop
8:30 AM Nuuanu Pali Overlook Stop
9:00 AM Byodo-in Temple Stop
10:00 AM Macadamia Nut Farm (snacks) Stop
11:00 AM Kahuku Sugar Mill & Food Trucks (lunch on your own) Stop
1:00 PM Haleiwa Town & North Shore Beaches Drive By
1:30 PM Dole Plantation Stop
2:50 PM Historic Downtown Honolulu Stop
3:00 PM Waikiki Drop Off
- Convenient pickup and drop-off from your hotel in Waikiki or a nearby location
- Comfortable transportation in a spacious, air-conditioned mini-coaches
- Entrance fees to Byodo-in Temple
- Multiple stops for delectable food and treats
- Time with an engaging local tour guide providing live commentary
Departure & Return
- Daily departures are available. Pickup time is between 6:45 - 7:00am and return time is expected to be between 3:00 - 4:00pm.
- The tour duration is 8 hours.
Any request for a refund 72 hours or more before the tour or activity starts is honored with a full refund.
No refunds are issued for any cancellations inside the 72-hour period, prior to the start of your tour. There is no refund for no-shows. There is no charge for date change or tour change based on tour availability outside of the 72-hour cancellation period.