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Ultimate Circle Island Adventure with Waimea Waterfall

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    Stop At: Oahu Nature Tours, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826

    Join us on this exciting journey of discovery that will satisfy your senses and provide exceptional photo opportunities. Our first stop is near the world-famous icon of Hawaii, Diamond Head Crater, where we stop at the Amelia Earheart monument which overlooks the Pacific Ocean as the 100.000 year old volcanic crater towers above you.

    Our island discovery continues with the beautiful Hanauma Bay, a pristine marine eco-system with colorful living coral reefs and beaming fish and marine life.

    Travelling along O’ahu’s spectacular southeast coastline we arrive at the famous Halona Blowhole and “From Here to Eternity” beach where Green Sea Turtles can often be spotted in the emerald green waters of the cove made famous by the only Oscar-winning movie made in Hawaii.

    Our next stop is Makapu’u Lookout where you will see the island's most recent lava flows, and enjoy incredible panoramic views of offshore islands, turquoise and azure ocean water and breathtaking lava cliffs above.

    Driving North we arrive at the Valley of the Temples and visit the colorful Byodo-in Temple, a photographer's dream.

    Continuing on the relaxing windward coast we also visit scenic Chinaman’s Hat, a picturesque islet located in the warm, tropical waters of Kaneohe Bay.

    Laie Point is our next stop. Here you can see native Hawaiian coastal plants and birds and Kukuihoolua, the famous puka island with a hole in its center.

    We stop for lunch at Fumi’s Shrimp Stand on the North Shore where you will be served your choice of nine different sauteed shrimp plates with steaming rice and a delicious, shave-ice treat.

    World famous Sunset Beach is next on your itinerary. This is the legendary big-wave surfing location where towering, giant waves arrive between November-April.

    Next we visit Waimea Valley and Waterfall. This enchanting location showcases over 5,000 species of tropical flowering plants, ancient archaeological sites, and one of the most scenic waterfalls on the island.

    Our last stop is the historic Dole Plantation where you will find many colorful varieties of pineapple species from all over the world.

    Throughout your journey of discovery around the island of Oahu your nature guide will provide a fascinating narration about Hawaii's bird and plant species, geology, history and culture.

    Duration: 11 hours

    Stop At: Diamond Head State Monument, 18th Ave. Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815

    Our first stop is on the outside slopes of the world-famous icon of Hawaii, Diamond Head Crater, where we stop at the Amelia Earhart monument which overlooks the Pacific Ocean and Shangri-la as the 100,000-year-old volcanic crater towers above you.
    *This tour does not include an entry inside the crater, but makes a photo-stop on the outer flanks of it. Hiking to the top of the crater from inside is included in our Diamond Head hiking tour.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-2005

    Our island discovery continues with the beautiful Hanauma Bay, a pristine marine eco-system with colorful living coral reefs and beaming fish and marine life.

    (*Hanauma Bay is closed by the State on Tuesdays to give the bay recovery time from sunscreen pollution and protect the reef's species.)

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Halona Blowhole, Kalanianole Highway, Oahu, HI 96825

    This is an intriguing geographical spot where the ocean has undercut the lava and drilled a hole through to the top.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Eternity Beach, Kalaniana'ole Highway, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815

    Green Sea Turtles can often be spotted in the emerald green waters of the cove made famous by the only Oscar-winning movie made in Hawaii.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Sandy Beach Park, 8801 Kalanianaole Hwy, Oahu, HI 96825

    We continue to visit Sandy Beach, a beautiful sandy-bottom beach that looks peaceful and serene but is known for its notoriously powerful shore-breaks, pounding waves and body-surfing opportunities.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Makapu'u Point, Kalaniana'ole Hwy turnout above Makapu'u Beach, Oahu, HI 96795

    Beautiful coastal vistas and views of offshore islands.

    Pass By: Nu’uanu Pali, Oahu, HI

    The Nuuanu Pali State Wayside is a lookout above the Pali Highway tunnels where you’re treated to a panoramic view of Oahu's Windward side with sweeping views of Kaneohe, Kaneohe Bay and Kailua. It’s also well known for strong tradewinds, forming a natural wind tunnel of sorts. It was here in 1795 that Kamehameha The Great conquered the island of Oahu in one of the bloodiest battles in Hawaiian history. Led by Kalanikupule, the defenders of Oahu were driven back up into the valley where they were trapped above the cliff. More than 400 of Kalanikupule's soldiers were driven off the edge of the cliff to their deaths 1,000 feet below.
    **Important Notification:

    A recent landslide and the subsequent shutdown/ closures of nearby roads by the State of Hawaii is currently making it impossible for us to visit one of our stops on your Ultimate Circle Island Adventure.

    The affected location is the Pali Lookout. We can still offer you eleven scheduled stops around the island though because we are adding a replacement location: Haleiwa Bay, where we will look for endangered Green Sea Turtles and see a Baywatch Hawaii filming location. The State is planning extensive repairs for the next two months until about August this year. This period of course can be shorter or it can be extended by the State but as soon as they open the roads again we are reverting to the original itinerary. The tour price remains unaffected by this itinerary change.

    Stop At: Byodo-In Temple, 47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-4562

    The Temple grounds are a lushly landscaped paradise nestled in a cleft of the pali and are home to wild peacocks and hundreds of Japanese koi carp. The beautiful grounds include a large reflecting pond, meditation niches, and small waterfalls. Visitors describe this destination as beautiful, peaceful, and restful.

    The TV series Hawaii Five-O and Magnum, P.I. featured several episodes where the temple is incorporated into the plot. The temple and its gardens also appeared in an episode of the ABC series Lost, "House of the Rising Sun" in season one as the home of Sun's father.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Chinaman's Hat, Oahu, HI 96744

    This is one of Oahu’s offshore islands that can be reached on foot at low tide.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Malaekahana Bay, Oahu, HI

    We will visit another beautiful spot and local favorite, Malaekahana Bay and Beach Park

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Kahuku Farms, 56-800 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, Oahu, HI 96731-2302

    *LUNCHSTOP! continuing north to Kahuku, we visit a shrimp farm and one of the locals' favorite shrimp trucks, Fumi's, where you will be served a delicious garlic shrimp, fish, or chicken plate and Hawaiian-style shaved ice (*vegetarian options are also available). After lunch, you can observe endangered wetland birds, and learn about Hawaiian aquaculture from your tour guide.
    *Lunch is included in the tour price!

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Sunset Beach Park, 59-104 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-9728

    World famous Sunset Beach is next on your itinerary. This is the legendary big-wave surfing location where towering, giant waves arrive and surfing contests are held between November-April.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Waimea Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 59-864 Kamehameha Hwy, Oahu, HI 96712-8411

    Next we visit Waimea Valley and Waterfall. This enchanting location showcases over 5,000 species of tropical flowering plants, ancient archaeological sites, and one of the most scenic waterfalls on the island.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: 64-1550 Kamehameha Hwy Dole Plantation, Wahiawa, Oahu, HI 96786-2915

    Dole Plantation, located on the North Shore of Oahu, provides enjoyable activities for the entire family, including the Pineapple Express Train Tour, the Plantation Garden Tour, and the Pineapple Garden Maze. Also popular are the informational displays and presentations, as well as the plantation country store offering a wide variety of Dole Plantation gifts, local favorites, foods and refreshments including DoleWhip®. Fresh pineapple is also available for purchase.

    Duration: 25 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    For all our adventures you can select from the following CENTRALLY LOCATED AND CONVENIENT MEETING POINTS in Waikiki.
    Once we receive your online booking, our reservationists will automatically assign your pickup location to the one that is the closest to your hotel and will send you a confirmation email specifying that location with photos and maps. If you prefer to be picked up at a different location, please call our office.
    If your hotel is outside of Waikiki we recommend that you meet us at the Ala Moana hotel.
    Age limit: *CHILDREN MUST BE AT LEAST 3 YEARS OLD TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS ADVENTURE! All persons between 3 and 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over age 21.
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Duration
    11h
    Inclusions
    • Local taxes
    • Lunch
    • Live commentary on board
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
    • a 152 page book “ Pocket Guide to Nature on Oahu” (Value $11.50) that details other unique places on Oahu to see and enjoy nature. (One book per party)
    • Entry/Admission - Oahu Nature Tours
    • Entry/Admission - Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
    • Entry/Admission - Byodo-In Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Kahuku Farms
    • Entry/Admission - Waimea Arboretum and Botanical Garden
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Age limit: *CHILDREN MUST BE AT LEAST 3 YEARS OLD TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS ADVENTURE. All persons between 3 and 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over age 21.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    All reviews dole plantation our tour guide oahu nature tours amazing tour shrimp tour includes monk seal beach stops flora and fauna extra stops great introduction lunch stop last stop byodo in temple dole whip north shore fantastic job
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    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    Our trip was wonderful. !!!! Highly recommend taking this nature tour. Monique was our guide. So knowledgeable on Hawaii traditions, history and nature. It was like being guided through the history while experiencing the beauty of the island. Hats off to Monique for a tour...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    Manager O, Manager at Oahu Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

    Aloha Terri, Thank you very much for the 5 star review of our Ultimate Circle Island tour and Monique! All of us at Oahu Nature Tours really appreciate it. Mahalo Nui Loa,

    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Our tour guide Monique was so knowledgeable. We were amazed at all the the information she told us. We had taken this tour after taking the helicopter tour and we saw now up close the sites we had seen by air the day before. Monique...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    2  Thank junemjune
    Manager O, Manager at Oahu Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Aloha June, Mahalo! for your very kind 5 star review of our Ultimate Circle Island Adventure and for our excellent guide. Everyone really loves the famous shrimp lunch at Fumis . We hope you will return to Hawaii again soon. Best Regards,

    Reviewed 6 days ago

    If this is your first visit to Hawaii, you will enjoy the tour. If you consider the cost of seeing the different locations it would cost more as a independent visitor. It also allows you to make notes of areas you may want to go...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank mskjc714
    Manager O, Manager at Oahu Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Aloha, Thank you for giving the Ultimate Circle Island Adventure a excellent review and for the advice you provided to fellow travelers. We hope you will visit Hawaii again soon. Mahalo!

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Excellent tour in hawaii a must at the beginning of your trip. You learn the historic of hawaii and the island

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank ricky33vela
    Manager O, Manager at Oahu Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Aloha Ricky, Thank you for the 5 star review. We all appreciate it:) Mahalo Nui Loa,

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We did this tour with on our first day and it really helped us get to know the island and plan the rest and of our visit better. The driver was super nice and very knowledgeable.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank db901
    Manager O, Manager at Oahu Nature Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Aloha, Thank you for giving our Ultimate Circle Island adventure a excellent review. We truly appreciate it:) All the Best,

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    spassspass
    6 September 2019|
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    Response from Walter K | Reviewed this property |
    Hi It depends on your debark time off the ship. It is a full day tour.....from early morning until 5-6pm that evening. It is a great tour. Recommend if your travel schedule permits.
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    1 September 2019|
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    Response from perfy77 | Reviewed this property |
    There was a vegetarian type choice...sorry, not sure what it was
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    22 August 2019|
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    Response from JesseL2000 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes,they do
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