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North Shore Circle Island Adventure with Snorkeling with the Turtles provided by Hawaii Turtle Tours

North Shore Circle Island Adventure with Snorkeling with the Turtles

North Shore Circle Island Adventure with Snorkeling with the Turtles
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Tour snapshot
Oahu Grand Circle tour by minibus takes you to top sights in one day
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
42
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    42
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
This bus tour of the Oahu Grand Circle makes it easy to see top Oahu sights in just one day without having to spend any time planning. A guide keeps you entertained as you visit the Dole Plantation, Diamond Head, and more via comfortable minibus, stopping at top vista points along the way. End the day with a good sense of what the North Shore has to offer.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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 on board 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 historic 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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 on board 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 historic 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 12446SNORKEL
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller 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.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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
  • Some places listed may not be followed due to availability, restrictions and etc.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • As our company name states, we provide a scenic tour around our beautiful island. We make it a priority to visit the beaches most frequented by our Hawaiian green sea turtles, however on occasion due to weather or sea conditions are guests may not experience them on the beaches or while snorkeling. They are beautiful and awesome creatures of nature and sometimes unpredictable, therefore we can not guarantee turtle sightings.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller 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.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Some places listed may not be followed due to availability, restrictions and etc.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • As our company name states, we provide a scenic tour around our beautiful island. We make it a priority to visit the beaches most frequented by our Hawaiian green sea turtles, however on occasion due to weather or sea conditions are guests may not experience them on the beaches or while snorkeling. They are beautiful and awesome creatures of nature and sometimes unpredictable, therefore we can not guarantee turtle sightings.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Waikiki
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Diamond Head State Monument
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Halona Blowhole
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Makapu'u Point
  • 4
    Tropical Farms Macadamia Nut Farm and Farm Tour
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Chinaman's Hat
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    56-777 Kamehameha Hwy
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Oahu's North Shore
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Sunset Beach
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    North Shore
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Haleiwa
  • 10
    Dole Plantation
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Sandy Beach Park
    Waimanalo
  • You'll return to the starting point
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ColoStacy
Arvada, CO7 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Nice tour of the island. Justin and Harry, our guide and driver, were friendly and knowledgeable. Justin gave us lots of info along the way. The turtle snorkel experience ended up being swimming, if you were good with the waves. It was just too much for me. My husband, who I think is part fish, did snorkel and said the visibility was very low. I know they can't control the weather and the waves, but be aware that this part is a variable. Overall, very nice time! Good way to see more of the island if you are not planning to rent a car. Don't forget to take cash for lunch! If you are not really hungry or just don't eat huge meals, you might be able to share a lunch. The very next stop after lunch is a fruit stand that also has grilled corn, so you can always grab some more food there. And save room for the Dole Whip at the last stop. Thanks for the tour, Justin and Harry!!!
Written 17 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mahalo for the praise! We will make sure to let the rest of the team know they are doing a good job!
Written 21 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

radket7
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Family
Overall, it was a good tour, but we did not get to snorkel with the turtles. We did see a couple turtles. My kids were a bit disappointed. They would have brought their own snorkel gear if we had known.
Written 14 January 2022
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Darrell L.
3 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
We had a blast with this tour. This was a great way to get an overview of the North Shore. Even though the day was overcast, we didn't miss a thing. Our guide, Justin, made sure we had a terrific time. Every stop was worth the time spent from coffee, fruit, shrimp truck, blowhole to seals.

Snorkeling at the Bay was a definite favorite. It was cloudy but Justin pointed us in the right spots for swimming and for seeing multiple Turtles.

We were lucky enough to even see a monk seal at one of our stops. Justin was very knowledgeable with a terrific personality. We will definitely look for Justin and this tour group on our next visit.
Written 4 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
It is always great to hear that we are doing a good job. Mahalo for sharing your experience!
Written 8 January 2022
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Tom USMC
4 contributions
Dec 2021
Took my family of 4 on this tour and it was one of the best part of the trip. The weather didn’t cooperate for the snorkeling part but our tour guide Kevin and the driver Matty Ice made the worth every minute with so much knowledge and info that it was great.
Written 28 December 2021
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Mahalo for the praise! We will make sure to let them know that they did a good job!
Written 31 December 2021
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naygarcia0910
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
This was a fun tour and very informative. We also had a great host and driver...just wish we would have spent more time at the beach....definitely recommend going on it! Our tour guide also gave us a lot of great tips and told us about some great spots to go check out!
Written 23 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
It is always great to hear that we are doing a good job. Mahalo for sharing your experience!
Written 24 December 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

adrape1532
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
My family had the BEST experience visiting Hawaii for the first time. Josh was our tour guide and he taught us so much about the Hawaiian culture and the meaning of "aloha." We couldn't have asked for a better guide or driver (Harry) to show us around. We didn't really partake in snorkeling as it was at the end of the day and we were exhausted, it also wasn't supervised so folks were kinda uneasy about it. Overall, it was definitely worth it!
Written 19 December 2021
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Thank you so much for choosing to spend your time with us! We appreciate your thoughtful review :)
Written 24 December 2021
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sburwick07
Cincinnati, OH1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Friends
4 star day , 5 star service. Check the weather before booking to ensure best conditions. Our guides, Jaison and Harry, were informative both about the history of the island and current day goings on, also pretty funny guys! We left with tons of recommendations for other things to during our stay, and we did we see sea turtles even though our conditions weren’t the best . So over all a success despite the rain and choppy waters.
Written 11 December 2021
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Mahalo for letting us be part of your Hawaii experience! Aloha!
Written 17 December 2021
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Scott S
Hendersonville, United States3 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Turtle watching and the easy going way about the guide Hali. Dole plantation was great if u like pineapple
Written 8 December 2021
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Mahalo for the review! We look forward to seeing you again!
Written 10 December 2021
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Zach
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Solo
In spite of bad weather and being unable to go snorkeling, Josh made it a really fun experience for me and my wife! He made sure we had a fun time, gave us a lot of great information, and kept us safe along the way!
Written 7 December 2021
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Mahalo for the praise! We will make sure to let Josh know that he did a good job!
Written 10 December 2021
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Johnny Q
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Family
The driver ( Henry or Hank) was rude from the start of the day to the finish if you asked him anything. The best example was when an elderly man cut himself on a rock and he waited several minutes to actually check on him and offered no first aid kit. A passenger had to provide neosporin and a band aide, really?

The tour guide himself (Mike) seemed more concerned with telling his life story and cheesy jokes than showing anyone anything spectacular. He does provide some interesting facts about the island and locations along the way but it’s presented in a way that makes you wish he would filter out his personal opinions. Perhaps the best example of this is when he tells our group our last stop of the day is at a place he hates, the Dole plantation. This probably wouldn’t be so bad if the previous stop wasn’t a complete bust too.

There was no snorkeling or snorkeling gear to be found, we were dropped on a beach for an hour and a half without any real direction on what to do other than probably stay out of the water because the life guards weren’t working.

To give Mike the benefit of the doubt there were several things closed because of the thanksgiving holiday, he commented that he was supposed to be off ( would explain the poor attitude and lack of interest), and some things like sea creatures are unpredictable.

I think my frustration stems from the lack of professionalism and that whoever is responsible for organizing these tours should’ve never allowed this one to run, it was a complete bust and waste of five hundred dollars ( group of four).

Do yourself a favor as Mike suggest, rent a car and visit one of the many private beaches yourself along the way. Traffic was never horrible. Or just stay in the land of ABC stores as Mike calls them and enjoy the beautiful beach you paid for.

The only reason I gave this tour some bonus points was because the food stop was incredible.
Written 27 November 2021
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Amazing day!
That was the best tour I have ever done. The islans is so beautiful itself but this tour made everything even more
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Fun Tour
Had a wonderful time with the tour. Kevin Knapp and Matty Ice made the experience fun even though the snorkeling w
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Wonderful tour of Oahu
Wow, what a wonderful experience! Justin, our tour guide, was so friendly, funny and knowledgeable. He had amazing
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Great tour to see Oahu
We had a great tour with our guide Haley and driver Harry. It was very informative and Haley gave us lots of histor
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Great tour with Raul
My family and I got a private tour of Circle Island with our tour guide Raul. He was so knowledgeable and funny, we
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HARRY AND JOSH are TOO EAZYYY
Shoutout to HARRY and josh they are the BEST and made the tour super enjoyable the tour lasts all day and takes you
megrae1986
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Wonderful
Our driver, Justin pointed out so much that we had not heard of before. Would do this trip again if Justin was our
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JOHNNY ALOHA-BEST TOUR GUIDE EVER
The tour guide Johnny Aloha. John was very friendly, knowledgeable, funny and had a wonderful spirit. Even my 1
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Amazing tour
Had an absolutely amazing tour. Tour guide was super knowledgeable and explained everything about the island. Every
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The tour was great thanks our great tour guide Johnny.
Was a great tour had lots of fun and my tour guide Johnny was a great tour guide personally taught us lots of thing
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Enjoyable experience
We had a good experience on our tour. Justin, the tour guide, was nice and knowledgeable regarding the island. Unfo
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Tour guide just knew his stuff
Justin , our tour guide made this trip so much better, with his abundant knowledge of ever aspect of the full day.
dmills77
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Tasty food, sick waves, and a lot of fun with Hawaii Turtle Tours
Our Family Lucked out and got a great tour guide. Our family traveled to Hawaii in a group of 15, so the covid "pre
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If you’re going to book a tour in Hawaii, this is the one!
Mike and Brother Harry were amazing! They are such down to earth, good, and funny people. We were laughing the enti
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Perfect private tour
Justin was a great guide/driver for our party of 8. Very friendly and knowledgeable of Hawaiian history! Would high
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