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North Shore Circle Island Adventure Including Snorkeling with the Turtles
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North Shore Circle Island Adventure Including Snorkeling with the Turtles

By Hawaii Turtle Tours
Recommended by 97% of travellers
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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.
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Ages 0-99, max of 28 per group
Duration: 8h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • 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

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • 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 offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12446SNORKEL

        • 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
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travellers can participate
        • Some places listed may not be followed due to availability, restrictions and etc.
        • 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 28 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        Which attractions will I visit with North Shore Circle Island Adventure Including Snorkeling with the Turtles?
        How much is North Shore Circle Island Adventure Including Snorkeling with the Turtles?
        North Shore Circle Island Adventure Including Snorkeling with the Turtles price starts from ₹ 11,535.27. Discover and book North Shore Circle Island Adventure Including Snorkeling with the Turtles on Tripadvisor
        What is the North Shore Circle Island Adventure Including Snorkeling with the Turtles cancellation policy?
        North Shore Circle Island Adventure Including Snorkeling with the Turtles cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book North Shore Circle Island Adventure Including Snorkeling with the Turtles on Tripadvisor
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        North Shore Circle Island Adventure Including Snorkeling with the Turtles is hosted by Hawaii Turtle Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Hawaii Turtle Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book North Shore Circle Island Adventure Including Snorkeling with the Turtles on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12446SNORKEL

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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Waikiki
          Stop: 40 minutes
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        • 2
          Diamond Head State Monument
          Stop: 10 minutes
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        • 3
          Halona Blowhole
          Stop: 15 minutes
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          Pass by
          Makapu'u Point
        • 4
          Tropical Farms (The Macadamia Nut Farm Outlet)
          Stop: 25 minutes
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        • 5
          Mokoli’i Island
          Stop: 15 minutes
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        • 6
          56-777 Kamehameha Hwy
          Stop: 45 minutes
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        • 7
          Oahu's North Shore
          Stop: 10 minutes
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        • 8
          Sunset Beach
          Stop: 10 minutes
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        • 9
          North Shore
          Stop: 60 minutes
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          Pass by
          Haleiwa
        • 10
          Dole Plantation
          Stop: 30 minutes
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          Pass by
          Sandy Beach Park
          Waimanalo
        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
        Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
        • Hawaii Turtle Tours
          5,634
          Honolulu, United States
          Joined in August 2012
        • Happiness323938
          0 contributions
          Best Tour of the Island
          Kurt and Harry did a great job on the tour we thoroughly enjoyed it and would do another tour with them. The turtles were very awesome to see.
          Written 20 February 2024
        • tartus42
          0 contributions
          Not recommended
          Poor value for $$ Snorkeling was great and we saw turtles which was awesome. The rest of the tour consisted of a few short 10-15 minute stops and 1/2 hour for lunch ( shrimp is delicious) every stop seemed to be another opportunity to spend more $. At nearly $400 for 2 people I feel it’s not good value for the cost. There are better tours out there.
          Written 19 February 2024
        • marykam2024
          0 contributions
          AMAZING!!!
          One of the best experiences of our life!! The tour guide Kurt was a blast, great sense of humour and made the day amazing!! Harry was the best chill driver you could ask for! The best part of everything today was what they did for 2 beautiful amazing children from Make a Wish Foundation/ best part of my day was seeing those angels smile and laugh from the tour Kurt provided!! Tears and so much love! Couldn’t recommend this anymore!! AMAZING!! ~ Maryka from Alberta Canada 🇨🇦
          Written 17 February 2024
        • travinh2024
          0 contributions
          We were promised to see turtles and the second we get there are promised was fulfilled, great time
          It was a blast never got bored once!! tour guide knew tons of knowledge about the area and the island its self I would recommend this tour to everyone visiting Hawaii, and the make a wish they do is amazing made them feel special, harry and Kurt are the best!
          Written 17 February 2024
        • Jose G
          0 contributions
          I like turtles
          My family and I had a fantastic time with Kurt and Harry on the north shore tour including snorkeling with turtles :)))))
          Written 3 February 2024
        • Niel G
          0 contributions
          Great tour and tour guide
          Kurt was an excellent tour guide who did follow through with turtle sight seeing. We made it through every excursion without issues.
          Written 3 February 2024
        • V7324EVjamesr
          0 contributions
          Excellent driver, so knowledgeable about every facet of Island life and culture
          Our driver was excellent, knowledgeable and full of love for Hawaii. Needs work on his jokes. lol Good safety for our family, he was always keeping an eye out when we were snorkeling. Thanks Justin (Bob)
          Written 30 January 2024
        • spikel2024
          0 contributions
          Turtles & dole whip
          Trip was amazing with Kurt & Harry. Saw turtles & Monk seal. Made our day! All stops a lot of fun. Dole ship was the best. Great tesm.
          Written 29 January 2024
        • dmh8181
          0 contributions
          Thoroughly enjoyable experience! Wouldn’t hesitate to do again.
          What a great day! Well worth the time and expense to spend the day with Kurt and Harry who both did an outstanding job scurrying us around the island and introducing newbies like us to the gifts of Oahu. Loved the snorkeling and turtle viewing very much. Kurt made the trip memorable and fun with a forceful but thoroughly enjoyable sense of humor. Would highly recommend anyone traveling with this company, this guide and driver.
          Written 29 January 2024
        • R8678MWmichaelr
          0 contributions
          Lots of fun
          Kurt and Harry made this a very fun day. We made a lot of great stops and got some tremendously. Great pictures. This has created a lot of memories and was a whale of a good time. I highly recommend this tour company.
          Written 29 January 2024
        • Gina C
          0 contributions
          Guides are amazing! Get couple tour!
          Kurt and Harry are MVP! These two shared the meaning of OHANA, and allowed us to all bond as one while learning and sharing the beautiful island history. I would 10/10 join this tour again! Make sure to ask for these two, they will not disappoint.
          Written 29 January 2024
        • Sarskis2
          0 contributions
          Great tour of the island
          We had a great tour & recommend booking this for a tour of the island and a lot of fun facts along the way! Kurt and Harry were fantastic as guide and driver. We hit all of the spots and avoided large crowds.
          Written 24 January 2024
        • simoncH1138JX
          0 contributions
          Experience Oahau
          Had a great day. Saw a lot of Hawaii which wouldn’t have otherwise. Justin was a great informative host. I would highly recommend
          Written 21 January 2024
        • 124zanew
          0 contributions
          Zane
          Amazing tour! Justin did an incredible job. We really enjoyed the different pit stops along the way.
          Written 21 January 2024
        • Navigator00401219026
          0 contributions
          We went snorkeling and it was amazing
          The view was great I loved it they were funny and so nice also had so much information on the culture of Hawaii definitely a ten out of ten
          Written 17 January 2024
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        Sarah_nz31
        Leichhardt, Australia280 contributions
        We specifically booked this tour because we wanted to snorkel with the turtles. Understand that you can’t guarantee nature, but aside from the beach stop, there was no commentary or any other focus on turtles. In hindsight, we should have booked a turtle specific snorkeling tour.

        We weren’t told there were other options nearby at lunch, with Mike’s Huli chicken place the advised option. We weren’t told it was a famous chicken place, otherwise we might have chosen that. The food was average at best.

        At the turtle stop, the water was turbulent and with a current, with limited visibility. The lifeguard told us to let the current take us out, as that’s where the turtles were, but we didn’t feel comfortable doing that. The only turtle we saw was on the beach.

        The stops along the way were a bit random, including the Dole Plantation and the macadamia nut farm, both overpriced tourist traps. It was a very long day, and we don’t feel it showcased the best Oahu has to offer.

        Mike and Uncle Keith, our guide and driver, were good and enthusiastic, but we felt we were left to our own devices at each stop, which could be a good or bad thing.

        Written 31 January 2020
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        Aloha Sarah! Thank you for choosing to tour with us! We truly appreciate your time. We're sorry to hear that you weren't able to snorkel with the turtles as much as you wanted to. Thank you also for your honest feedback, as this helps us discuss what to improve with our team. Mahalo! :)
        Written 3 February 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Steve S
        17 contributions
        Dec 2020
        Fun and relaxing time. We were a very small group due to COVID but it gave us a great deal of flexibility on how long we wanted to spend at each stop and even if we didn't care to stop or do an activity. It was really nice to almost be able to customize the tour. The guide, Bon Jovi (I am not kidding) was very accommodating and other than the bad jokes sprinkled throughout the tour showed a wide knowledge of the island in general the stops we made specifically.

        Definitely worth the time and money to take this tour.
        Written 14 December 2020
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        Bailey 2721
        1 contribution
        May 2021
        While I appreciate the knowledge the tour guide Mike and the driver Keith had to offer, this tour was pretty disappointing.

        Diamond Head was a waste of time. My husband and I hiked it the day before and it is spectacular. The tour bus just drove through the parking lot at the base of the crater.

        Snorkeling was NOT AS ADVERTISED. Beware of the 'management' images placed in the description of this tour. The water was brown and murky, so you were not able to "swim with the turtles" at all. I don't understand why we stopped at this particular beach to snorkel, when we were passing so many much more scenic beaches along the way. Some of the customer images of snorkeling appear to be a completely different beach than the one we were taken to.

        Dole Plantation- we were given 40 minutes here which is not even enough time to get in line for a Dole Whip and eat it. Tour guide Mike threatened us with taking the city bus back if we were not on time. Nice touch! We did not have time to walk the grounds which includes a maze and a botanical garden.

        Overall- you cannot deny the beauty of the island and the insight of Uncle Keith who is a native Hawaiian. Unfortunately the tour was not worth the money. The only food included was the free coffee at a gift shop and the free samples at the macadamia nut farm. Both driver and guide seemed burned out and mentioned how many days they had worked in a row (we even made an extra stop for the driver to check on his dog and drop off groceries). Snorkel expedition was especially disappointing and was what my husband and I were looking forward to most of all. Also, there was a woman seated in front of us who was drinking the whole tour and was late getting back on the bus at every stop. This should have been addressed early on. She was loud, obnoxious, and constantly interrupting the guides. Maybe we just caught this tour on an off day but I think your money is better spent on another tour or just renting a car and hitting these stops yourself!
        Written 28 May 2021
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        Ria
        3 contributions
        Uncle Keith our driver was so careful and very nice and knows the place so well . He was so informative and kept us posted on the stories of the places we visited. Even treated the birthday and the anniversary celebrants with Leonard bakeries Malasadas ( What a treat!!!!) Very courteous and soooooooooo professional. I will give him the highest score we could ever give 😇😇😇 This tour is well worth the money 💰
        Written 26 July 2021
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        Allison P
        Burlington, NC27 contributions
        My husband and I had one of the greatest days of our life! It was an incredible experience and having Mike guiding the tour made us feel like we were in the hands of someone who really knows his stuff! He kept the tour super chill and friendly and we both just enjoyed the trip and didn’t worry about a thing. He is also the most interesting man in the world. He is like the Dos Equis dude. I am very happy that aloha tours cares about wildlife and we’re very careful to educate our group about how to protect the turtles and their environment. There was another aloha tours bus and there were a couple female tour guides from that bus (I think they were tour guides??) that kept all the tourists in check to protect the turtles and I was so happy they were doing that. It put me at ease that someone was watching over the turtles when we were there. Anyways my favorite stop was Fumis because that food was unbelievable. I would 100% recommend this to anyone and would say
        It was money and time well spent.
        Written 7 June 2021
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        NICOLE G
        1 contribution
        Jul 2022 • Couples
        This tour was an awesome way to branch out and experience parts of the island other than Waikiki. Our tour guide Nevon was so knowledgeable and he had information to share about our surroundings at every turn! Be prepared for a full day of hopping on/off the bus for many scenic views and photo ops. Bus is heavily air conditioned and it’s perfect for the Honolulu heat. The turtles were adorable and the Pineapple Factory was amazing. Highly recommend this tour as you receive a detailed experience with the best pit stops on the island for an EXTREMELY affordable price.
        Written 27 July 2022
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        Lee B
        Havant, UK1 contribution
        Thoroughly enjoyed this trip with Kurt and Harry!

        Picked up right outside our hotel and Kurt was great giving informative facts about the island as we passed through whilst also having a great sense of humour.

        We had plenty of time at each spot so didn’t feel rushed. Snorkelling with the turtles was a huge highlight!

        We also had a small group on the bus so it never felt overcrowded - would really recommend this trip! :)
        Written 12 September 2022
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        Sierra T
        Canberra, Australia1 contribution
        Jun 2022 • Friends
        I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see what the north shore has to offer with the most hilarious, humble tour guide ever. Kurt and Harry made this trip so memorable, we will have our families booking trips to Hawaii to come on a tour with them. We saw lots of sights and had plenty of time at each. We saw lots of turtles on the beach and had a traditional welcome to the beach which was lovely. They have snorkels available for you if you need one. Make sure you bring some cash for lunch at Fumi's and to tip!
        Written 23 June 2022
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        Joshua C
        1 contribution
        Sept 2021
        Mike was a really fun tour guide, had a lot of awesome local recommendations throughout, and dropped plenty of good jokes in with the history and culture of Oahu. Harry was one heck of a safe driver too. Some of those North Shore roads are really narrow and bumpy, and he kept us rolling safe and smooth the whole time.
        Written 27 September 2021
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        Mahalo for letting us be part of your Hawaii experience! Aloha!
        Written 30 September 2021
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        Marilyn Z
        3 contributions
        Jun 2022 • Family
        Kurt and Tiho were the best. This excursion was at the top of our list to do. We were beyond thrilled with the service. Kurt went the extra mile every minute of this trip he shared so much history and information it made the rides between stops go so fast but keeping it fun. Thio navigated the traffic with finesse getting us to each Destination comfortably and safely. Kurt was more than a tour guide, he cared about how comfortable we were, made sure to give us fabulous directions to maximize each stop of our itinerary. All the stops were perfect and timed to keep us on track to experience everything and We even got extras! We will be back and we will only book Kurt and Tiho and so should you. They made this trip an Oahana filled day for us!
        Written 17 June 2022
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        Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to seeing you again! Mahalo!!
        Written 19 June 2022
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