Ultimate Circle Island Adventure with Waimea Waterfall

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Ultimate Circle Island Adventure with Waimea Waterfall
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An exciting journey of discovery to the beautiful Hanauma Bay, the Amelia Earhart Lookout Point on the outside slopes of Diamond Head Crater, the famous Halona Blowhole, “From Here to Eternity” beach, Makapu’u Point (drive-by), visit Valley of the Temples, colorful Byodo-in Temple, scenic Chinaman’s Hat and Malaekahana Bay. Includes a delicious lunch at the famous Fumi’s Shrimp Stand on the North Shore where you'll be served your choice of nine sautéed shrimp plates and a sweet shave-ice treat. World famous Sunset Beach and Waimea Valley, the Arboretum and Waterfall are next, followed by the Dole Pineapple Plantation.

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. Tour includes admission fees to all visited locations, includes the lunch and shave-ice, and each party also receives a 152-page Gift Book "Guide to Nature on Oahu" as a souvenir.
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In Brief

Location:
Honolulu, United States
Country:
United States
Duration:
11 hours
Operates:
Tuesday,Thursday,Saturday
Highlights:
A la carte lunch included
All entrance fees included
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
All-inclusive tour
Includes free admission to top local attractions
Several menus to choose from
Overview
Important InfoInfo
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

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

Departure Time

7:30 AM

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.

Additional Information

  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

PE did an excellent job! Non stop, full of information! Loved her knowledge and delivery! She went out of her way to accommodate all!
• Submitted 18 Nov 2019
This 11 hour day trip was an awesome overview of the island of Oahu! I really enjoyed everything about it. We stopped at numerous places as we made our way around the east coast. The stops were very beautiful and the photos I took that day were some of the best that I had taken the week I was in Oahu. Our tour guide "PE" was fabulous. She gave us information about all of our stops and other facts about the island for the entire trip. She was funny, took great care of us, and timed all of her stories perfectly! A lunch stop was included in this package to a shrimp stand. Also, we stopped at the Dole Plantation and it was very interesting to see how pineapples grow and we were able to try Dolewhip. This tour also helped me the next day when I was able to explore the island at will. I actually stopped at a few of the places we had stopped at the day before to take a bit more time there. I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants an overview of the island.
• Submitted 18 Nov 2019
Great experience and the driver Monique was a walking encyclpedia...What a pleasure....we learn so much from the island history to the many trees and birds to the colorful and interesting local stories it was all very magical.Thank you Monique for making this experience so amazing. Your knowledge and easy going personality made this trip very memorable
• Submitted 08 Nov 2019
P.E. was awesome and very informative. I would definitely recommedn your tour to anyone I know coming to the Island. She was super friendly and provided great information! The Cooks
• Submitted 08 Nov 2019
I was extremely pleased with this tour. My tour guide's name was Monique and she was so nice and very knowledgeable. She kept an almost constant stream of info going for us and gave us enough time to see everything. The tour goes to many different locations around the island and I think it gave a very good overview of the island in one day. The first couple stops don't have bathroom breaks but after that, almost all of them had easy access to bathrooms. The lunch stop was really good, I just hope you like shrimp (it's right by a shrimp farm so the shrimp is very fresh!). The stops were all photo worthy and I took so many pictures! I'd highly recommend bringing extra batteries and such for your cameras. I booked many events/tours for my week in Hawaii but I think this was my favorite event and would definitely recommend it.
• Submitted 01 Nov 2019
I enjoyed the tour and had a great time. The guide was very knowledgeable and made me feel very comfortable and answered any questions I had. She made my vacation the best experience ever! I will tell all my friends about the tour!
• Submitted 31 Oct 2019
What a day, some beautiful sites as we toured around the island. Steve was our driver and guide, he really made the day, very informative and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour,
• Submitted 30 Oct 2019
A very good way to start your vecation. Steve kept us entertaind the whole tripp and gave us manny interesting facts of the island.
• Submitted 30 Oct 2019
Steve was excellent. We learned a lot about O'ahu and saw so much on our tour. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone.
• Submitted 23 Oct 2019
My sister and I really enjoyed the tour. Eric our driver/guide was great - very friendly, organised and informative. Would have liked a bit more time at the Dole Plantation, but overall highly recommend this small group tour.
• Submitted 18 Oct 2019
great day we had fun it was very informrticit and we both enjoyed the day and the meal was great what more can i say
• Submitted 16 Oct 2019
We had so much fun! Pe was an awesome tour guide! she explained everything to us very well and told us amazing Stories and things about the island 👍
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
Hawaii Adventage A fantastic day tour with wonderful sites, a surprising enjoyable rustic Haeaiin lunch and a fantastic guide in Eric.
• Submitted 11 Oct 2019
This was our first trip to Hawaii and I cannot recommend this tour strongly enough here. Monique did an outstanding job as guide.
• Submitted 10 Oct 2019
This was a wonderful experience and I am so happy I booked it. Steve, our tour guide, was fun, energetic and very knowledgeable about the places he took us. Thank you for a wonderful experience and a chance to see the beautiful island of Oahu!
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019
Loved this tour. Monique was so very knowledgeable and helpful about every aspect of this trip. Learned a lot about the island and the culture. Wished I could of done this tour at the beginning of my trip instead of at the end.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
A full day. Well organised and suited to all ages. Great driver. Very informative and fun. Would highly recommend
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
I was concerned that this would be too long of a tour. Out guide, PE, made it so interesting with her local flair and knowledge of the history. We made lots of stops and explored the areas, this made the day fly by. My favorite was the hike to the waterfall!
• Submitted 19 Sep 2019
Amazing excursion all around the island! Great to book in the beginning part of your vacation to get to know the island and see amazing views without having to rent a car! Loved learning about each stop, the culture, and the history!
• Submitted 03 Sep 2019
Steve is an amazing tour guide. He is very knowledgeable about the sites and puts his own flare of the tour. He genuinely cares about his work and puts his whole heart in it. My husband and I had a blast!
• Submitted 23 Aug 2019
Ken our guide was great. Made sure we went to a place where we could see turtles. Was a wonderful day!
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
she was a great guide and made it an enjoyable day. Lots of great stops. PE connected with everyone on the tour
• Submitted 15 Aug 2019
We had a great time on the ultimate circle island tour. Monique was our tour guide and was absolutely phenomenal. We learned so much history about the island while on the bus and the stops were great. We stopped at beaches/scenic locations that we would not have discovered if it not for this tour. We would definitely recommend (however it is a long day)!
• Submitted 05 Aug 2019
I want to talk about my experience and my friends who travel together. That unanimously was a wonderful experience. Starting with our guide, Nate. Friendly, very well oriented, gentle and made the tour very enjoyable. Comprehensive with a lady in distress in the group, accessible to the group's interrogation. The places visited, spectacular, although I wanted to visit the volcano. I think in those days there was an incident that did not have access. Also the coconut shrimp were inedible, but the others were delicious. I know what I'm talking, I'm a chef. And if you allow me a suggestion, although I love the beaches, I would have liked to skip any to have more time at the Dole farm. We arrived just for the demonstration and could buy some things, but we could not see the maze. Anyone who wants to meet Oahu in a short time to take this tour at the beginning of their vacation. 2 of us will return this year, what else can be said?
• Submitted 01 Aug 2019

In Brief

Location:
Honolulu, United States
Country:
United States
Duration:
11 hours
Operates:
Tuesday,Thursday,Saturday
Highlights:
A la carte lunch included
All entrance fees included
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
All-inclusive tour
Includes free admission to top local attractions
Several menus to choose from