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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 96% of travellers
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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.
from
₹9,243.13
₹8,756.78
per adult
from
₹9,243.13
₹8,756.78
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 42 per group
Duration:8h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English

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.

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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure 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
  • 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

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

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
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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 ₹ 8,555.68. 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
Which company provides North Shore Circle Island Adventure Including Snorkeling with the Turtles?
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

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
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About the operator

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mariajosefina97
mariajosefina97
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AWESOME!! Dont doubt it :)
It was AWESOME!! A very efficient and complete tour to get to the North shore. Kurt anda Harry were great tour guid
Mexi-Ken99
Mexi-Ken99
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Josh was a fantastic Tour Guide & Joe was a great driver who drove with care
A day-long trip around the island visiting various different places, it was a pretty awesome way to get to know the
Ilse115
Ilse115
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It was super fun🙌🏽
Harry was a great driver. Kurt was an awesome tour guide. Very honest and stayed to the schedule so everything ran
MIRIAMR2001a
MIRIAMR2001a
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AMAZING
We have a amazing time with Kurt and Harry, totally recommend, it was soooo fun and they are so kind and funny!! 🖤
579maias
579maias
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Great tour without the crowds
Our tour guide “King Mike” was hilarious!! I highly recommend this tour for families not wanting to be just a numbe
A5976FJcarlar
A5976FJcarlar
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Alohaaaaaaa
Johnny Aloha was our driver, and he was great! So knowledgeable and fun to listen to all of his little facts about
vmadams20
vmadams20
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Great tour for everyone & anyone!
Excellent experience from start to finish. Kurt was the guide & Joe the driver. The team confirmed 24 hours before
RayyRayy69
RayyRayy69
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Great! 8/10
King Mike was the best! He’s funny, sweet, and very helpful! Cracked jokes, and provided a lot of info!
howardmS4724YM
howardmS4724YM
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Great time
The Tour guide Josh and driver raul I were the best people everyone on this screen yeah let me have mine
Devynrf
Devynrf
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Amazing Tour
Super amazing, the driver, Jose, and the tour guide, Sebass, were friendly and out going. They knew a lot about the
Nicole R
Nicole R
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Not rushed small group tour w Joe and Justin
Great communication/ super organized/small group This tour was a relaxing well organized day. From the pick to the
A4684HPjasonb
A4684HPjasonb
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King Mike Knows
A great value for the price. Great way to see this beautiful island especially if you go with King Mike. He talks g
edithj2016
edithj2016
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Great
Our tour guide was fun and very knowledgeable. Love the dole plantation. We took this tour on our last day. Fun ev
71sagas
71sagas
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Nice tour on north shore
Best guide ever but it was bit hard to see the turtles since the water was kinda unclear, not like on the pictures.
Nodogone
Nodogone
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Excellent/fun tour
Outstanding, Kurt is entertaining, knowledgeable and interesting for all ages. Harry does a great job driving thro
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Cosmopolitan213646
5 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Ohana means family, and that’s what they work to achieve in this tour.

Size. Unlike huge buses with a driver tour guide, this tour is just a coaster of 20. That means less waiting time, more attention, and more intimate groupings.

Service. Kurt and Tiho’s tour guide and driver tandem was great. Early in the morning, like a concerned father, Kurt calls everyone to make sure no one was missing the bus. Kurt, though a bit husky from working much, has a superb built-in microphone in his vocal chords. If his voice doesn’t keep you awake, his history lessons, jokes and celebrity scoop will. That’s enough to keep the academician and the gossiper both awake. This is a good contrast, because I really almost fell asleep on the smooth drive. Kurt’s pretty tough too, he has a commanding presence that warns travelers with their own itinerary that they may need to take the bus if they don’t follow the schedule.

Costs. Like a thrifty mother, in every stopover, Kurt likewise advises everyone what’s worth your money and what you need to think twice about. Since Hawaii is a pretty expensive State to visit (around $20/restaurant meal minimum, unless you get prepacked food from convenience stores), I really appreciate the fact that the lunch stopover was not meant to rip us off. Lunch was at $15 for a meal and $2 for a drink, no service charge, for freshly harvested shrimp. The person seated in front of us even said that it was the cheapest food they’ve had in their visit. Snacks at Dole Plantation, which is optional, is $7.99/cup of dole whip with pineapple and $5/cob of flavored corn.

Turtles. It may just be us, but I think seeing turtles is a sure shot. As of May 2022, there are 30 turtles living in Turtle Bay. You only need to walk along the shore line to see them. The algae on the rocks they feed on are on shallow waters. I believe I saw 3-5 of the 30. Beware though. Since they are protected, touching them would make you liable for $50,000. I appreciate that they give repeated warnings about this. We really should preserve nature. I only wish that I should’ve trained my husband to snorkel and brought fins and a vest for him, as the tour only comes with goggles snorkels — plus points that it had purge valves.

I’d love to say more, but it’s better to experience everything. I’m from the Philippines, and I did find Hawaii expensive, but I can say that this tour was worth the spend, especially for singles and couples visiting Hawaii for the first time.
Written 3 May 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 7 May 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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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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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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John Joe C
4 contributions
Had an absolutely amazing time with Kurt and Harry our tour guide and driver. The bus journey around the island was so entertaining - Kurt kept us laughing from start to finish!

This was one of the best value tours we did during our time in Hawaii and is one of the few I’d recommend you make time for. It’s great to see more of the island that isn’t a tourist trap and to get some information on the island from a reliable and trustworthy source.

Highlights were snorkelling with turtles and Dole whip - once and lifetime opportunity!
Written 12 September 2022
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Agster
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
Great tour of the island. The tour takes you to places you wouldn't go unless you go off the beaten path. King Mike was very entertaining throughout the trip. Just be sure you bring cash as lunch spot doesn't take credit cards because it a local shrimp shack (veg options very limited). Also, be sure to get back on the bus on time so you don't get left behind. We were able to see some turtles floating around in a very scenic bay. Definitely a wonderful experience!
Written 6 September 2022
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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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TrailBlazer737075
3 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
The itinerary of this tour looks better on paper than it actually is. I would say the highlight was getting to see the island out the tour-van window and the spicy garlic shrimp lunch at Fumi’s. Otherwise, I don’t recall seeing Diamond Head, we stopped at two glorified shopping stops which I’m sure the guide received kickbacks for stopping and the dole plantation. We had 20 mins at the dole plantation, we’re told nothing about its historical significance and we’re told that the stop was for dole whip and nothing else. Our guide also went on and on about the gift shop being an over priced rip-off. Unfortunately, I wouldn’t know because after waiting in line for the delicious dole whip we had no time to look around! We did see turtles at the beach we stopped at for snorkeling however, snorkeling was not necessary as the turtles were all along the shore line. After going over the rules for the snorkeling stop, the “life guard” proceeded to provide a private swimming lesson for a kid in another group and had his back to the water the entire time. Overall, the tour was disappointing and extremely overpriced. Rent a car and do it on your own!
Written 12 July 2022
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Nick K
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Kurt and Tiho made a great tour guide team. While Tiho drove the bus, Kurt shared Hawaiian history in an intertaining way, separating legends from facts. We also enjoyed some surprise stops as well as an unexpected hula dance by one of our fellow passengers that was enjoyed by all.

I highly recommend this tour if you are interested in experiencing authentic Hawaiian life that exists outside the big cities.

I especially enjoyed snorkeling with the turtles and other underwater life.
Written 14 June 2022
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Hasti S
2 contributions
Jun 2021
This was a very well rounded tour around the Island with a nice stop to swim with the turtles. Very chill snorkeling experience, be advised that day to day it can always be different.
The best part was Mike the guide, very fun tour guide who is really trying his best to give you the best bang for your buck, fun stories and jokes and really knows his stuff about the Island. Uncle Ken is also a great driver. Overall very fun experience and well rounded tour for families, adults, really anyone looking to see a snapshot of the whole island and learn some cool stuff about it.
Written 9 June 2021
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