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Circle Island Tour & Full Day at Polynesian Cultural Center (from Waikiki)

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Head out on a Circle Island Tour of Oahu and then enjoy a full day at the Polynesian Cultural Center with a luau or prime rib buffet dinner and night show.

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Discover the breathtaking beauty of Oahu's island paradise on this exclusive circle island tour when you visit the Polynesian Cultural Center! Stop by some of the island's most famous lookout point, including the iconic Diamond Head, Makapuu Point. Venture to the Dole Pineapple Plantation, head to the North Shore beaches, and complete the day discovering the islands of Polynesia with cultural activities from Tahiti, Samoa, Hawaii and more! Your night concludes with a delicious dinner and the spectacular "HA: Breath of Life" show.

Includes

  • "Hawaiian Journey" movie experience

  • Beverages (no alcohol)

  • Dinner buffet

  • Admission
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Super Ambassador Luau: VIP Show Seating & Private Guided Park Tour
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Enjoy ultimate VIP treatment, start to finish. Package Details:

General Admission

  • 6 Island Villages & Go Native Activities
  • Canoe Ride
  • Huki Canoe Celebration Show
  • Hawaiian Journey Movie Experience
  • Tram Tour of Laie


VIP Amenities
  • Kukui Nut Lei Greeting
  • Private guided tour through 6 island villages
  • Front row seats at all village presentations
  • Front row seats at all village presentations
  • Reserved Canoe Ride & Reserved seating at Huki Show


Dinning Experience
  • 6:00 PM Luau dinner buffet & show
  • Flower lei greeting at the luau


Evening Show - "Ha: Breath of Life"
  • Front two rows seating
  • Backstage tour
  • Souvenir booklet & DVD

Duration: 14 - 14:30 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Souvenir DVD / VIP seating for the "HA: Breath of Life" night show / Souvenir booklet / Private backstage tour / Reserved seats at all village presentations / "Hawaiian Journey" movie experience / Private guided tour of PCC / Kukui nut lei / Beverages (no alcohol) / Dinner buffet / Admission

Schedule

  • 07:30

    Pick-up from Select Waikiki Hotels

  • 08:30

    Circle Island Sightseeing Tour

  • Diamond Head & Blackpoint Lookout

    Climb to the top of the famous Diamond Head Crater for a panoramic view of Waikiki!

  • Kahala & Hanauma Bay Lookout

    Get a beautiful view of the beautiful Hanauma Bay's clear waters at this lookout.

  • Halona Blow Hole and Makapu'u light house

    Enjoy great views of steep sea cliffs, the Pacific Ocean, and the famous Halona Cove (aka "Infinity Beach").

  • Nuuanu Pali Lookout

    Visit this historical landmark and scenic spot with panoramic views of East Oahu, including Kaneohe, Kailua, and Waimanalo.

  • Dole Plantation

    Stop by this famous pineapple plantation for a quick look at the gift shop and a sample of their famous Dole Whip pineapple dessert!

  • North Shore Beaches - Stop at Sunset Beach

    Drive through the beautiful and rustic North Shore of Oahu, famous for its beaches, and stop at Sunset Beach

  • Laie Hawaii Temple

    Visit a Mormon temple in Laie, Oahu's Mormon community and home of both Brigham Young University and the Polynesian Cultural Center.

  • 12:30

    Check-in at Polynesian Cultural Center

  • Polynesian Villages Experience (4.5 hrs)

    Explore authentic villages from 6 Pacific cultures as they demonstrate their arts, music, history and games.

  • 18:00

    Luau Dinner

    Indulge in a fully-stocked island buffet with kalua pig and other delectable favorites. During the luau, entertainment continues with dance and other live performances. The Alii Luau is a celebration of tradition that has become a staple of the center's lineup.

  • 19:30

    HA: Breath of Life Show (1.5 hrs)

    Let yourself be moved by the heartwarming story of Mana as you watch him grow from boyhood to adulthood, with each scene a vivid backdrop of Polynesian dance and music.

  • 22:00

    Drop-off

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Ambassador Luau: Premium Show Seating & Guided Park Tour
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Package Details:

General Admission

  • 6 Island Villages & Go Native Activities
  • Canoe Ride
  • Huki Canoe Celebration Show
  • Hawaiian Journey Movie Experience
  • Tram Tour of Laie


Premium Amenities
  • Shell Lei Greeting
  • Small group guided tour through 6 island villages


Dinning Experience
  • 6:00 PM Luau dinner buffet & show
  • Flower lei greeting at the luau


Evening Show - "Ha: Breath of Life"
  • Ambassador level seating
  • Backstage tour
  • Souvenir booklet & DVD

Duration: 14 - 14:30 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Preferred seating for the "HA: Breath of Life" night show / Group backstage tour / Souvenir DVD / "Hawaiian Journey" movie experience / Small-group guided tour of PCC / Shell lei / Beverages (no alcohol) / Dinner buffet / Admission

Schedule

  • 07:30

    Pick-up from Select Waikiki Hotels

  • 08:30

    Circle Island Sightseeing Tour

  • Diamond Head & Blackpoint Lookout

    Climb to the top of the famous Diamond Head Crater for a panoramic view of Waikiki!

  • Kahala & Hanauma Bay Lookout

    Get a beautiful view of the beautiful Hanauma Bay's clear waters at this lookout.

  • Halona Blow Hole and Makapu'u light house

    Enjoy great views of steep sea cliffs, the Pacific Ocean, and the famous Halona Cove (aka "Infinity Beach").

  • Nuuanu Pali Lookout

    Visit this historical landmark and scenic spot with panoramic views of East Oahu, including Kaneohe, Kailua, and Waimanalo.

  • Dole Plantation

    Stop by this famous pineapple plantation for a quick look at the gift shop and a sample of their famous Dole Whip pineapple dessert!

  • North Shore Beaches - Stop at Sunset Beach

    Drive through the beautiful and rustic North Shore of Oahu, famous for its beaches, and stop at Sunset Beach

  • Laie Hawaii Temple

    Visit a Mormon temple in Laie, Oahu's Mormon community and home of both Brigham Young University and the Polynesian Cultural Center.

  • 12:30

    Check-in at Polynesian Cultural Center

  • Polynesian Villages Experience (4.5 hrs)

    Explore authentic villages from 6 Pacific cultures as they demonstrate their arts, music, history and games.

  • 18:00

    Luau Dinner

    Indulge in a fully-stocked island buffet with kalua pig and other delectable favorites. During the luau, entertainment continues with dance and other live performances. The Alii Luau is a celebration of tradition that has become a staple of the center's lineup.

  • 19:30

    HA: Breath of Life Show (1.5 hrs)

    Let yourself be moved by the heartwarming story of Mana as you watch him grow from boyhood to adulthood, with each scene a vivid backdrop of Polynesian dance and music.

  • 22:00

    Drop-off

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Alii Luau: Standard Show Seating & Self-Guided Park Tour
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Along with your circle island tour, explore the center at your own pace with full-day admission to PCC. Package Details:

General Admission

  • Self-guided experience through 6 Island Villages & Go Native Activities
  • Canoe Ride
  • Huki Canoe Celebration Show
  • Hawaiian Journey Movie Experience
  • Tram Tour of Laie


Dinning Experience
  • 4:00 PM Luau dinner buffet & show
  • Flower lei greeting at the luau


Evening Show - "Ha: Breath of Life"
  • Alii Luau level seating

Duration: 13 - 15 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: General seating for the "HA: Breath of Life" night show / "Hawaiian Journey" movie experience / Beverages (no alcohol) / Dinner buffet / Admission

Schedule

  • 07:30

    Pick-up from Select Waikiki Hotels

  • 08:30

    Circle Island Sightseeing Tour

  • Diamond Head & Blackpoint Lookout

    Climb to the top of the famous Diamond Head Crater for a panoramic view of Waikiki!

  • Kahala & Hanauma Bay Lookout

    Get a beautiful view of the beautiful Hanauma Bay's clear waters at this lookout.

  • Halona Blow Hole and Makapu'u light house

    Enjoy great views of steep sea cliffs, the Pacific Ocean, and the famous Halona Cove (aka "Infinity Beach").

  • Nuuanu Pali Lookout

    Visit this historical landmark and scenic spot with panoramic views of East Oahu, including Kaneohe, Kailua, and Waimanalo.

  • Dole Plantation

    Stop by this famous pineapple plantation for a quick look at the gift shop and a sample of their famous Dole Whip pineapple dessert!

  • North Shore Beaches - Stop at Sunset Beach

    Drive through the beautiful and rustic North Shore of Oahu, famous for its beaches, and stop at Sunset Beach.

  • Laie Hawaii Temple

    Visit a Mormon temple in Laie, Oahu's Mormon community and home of both Brigham Young University and the Polynesian Cultural Center.

  • 12:30

    Check-in at Polynesian Cultural Center

  • Polynesian Villages Experience (4.5 hrs)

    Explore authentic villages from 6 Pacific cultures as they demonstrate their arts, music, history and games.

  • 16:00

    Luau Dinner

    Indulge in a fully-stocked island buffet with kalua pig and other delectable favorites. During the luau, entertainment continues with dance and other live performances. The Alii Luau is a celebration of tradition that has become a staple of the center's lineup.

  • 19:30

    HA: Breath of Life Show (1.5 hrs)

    Let yourself be moved by the heartwarming story of Mana as you watch him grow from boyhood to adulthood, with each scene a vivid backdrop of Polynesian dance and music.

  • 20:45-22:00

    Check-out & Drop-off

Tour was great and the driver and his narration made it all the better. He should be rewarded - sorry I did not get his name other than, possibly, Mr. Polomalu?

Warren

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Notes

Restriction(s)
All Packages
  • No alcoholic beverages are served at the Polynesian Cultural Center.

  • Wheel Chair Accessibility: All facilities at the PCC are accessible with the exception of the canoe ride, whereby crew assistance is available.

  • A transfer vehicle equipped with a lift requires prior booking and notification of at least 3-4 days. Please indicate during booking to secure arrangements. Wheelchairs must not exceed a length of 48" x width 28.5" and total weight with rider cannot exceed 600 lbs. Minibuses: Accommodate up to 2 wheelchair guests, only Rigid Framed wheelchairs allowed. No storage space available for collapsible chairs. Guest with 3 wheeled scooters or wheelchairs must occupy a seat.

Additional Note(s)
All Packages
  • Dress warmly due to air conditioning on the tour bus.

  • Please note that due to the Polynesian Cultural Center being a family attraction which is closely associated to and predominantly an employer of college students, alcohol is not served or allowed to be consumed anywhere on the premises.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

  • The menu is subject to change without notice.

  • Large luggage (skis, surfboards, non-collapsible wheelchairs, golf bags, etc.) are allowed for an additional fee

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a minimum of 1.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can special dietary restrictions be accommodated for dinner?

The luau and prime rib dinner buffet menus each offer a full salad bar and other vegetarian options. To make a special vegetarian request or secure arrangements for other dietary restrictions, please indicate your preferences during booking.

What activities are available at the Polynesian Cultural Center?

You can click here for a Daily Activity Schedule & Map.

Are alcoholic beverages available for purchase?

Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the park and are not available for purchase.

Are wheelchairs available for rent?

Yes, manual wheelchairs are available with a $20 deposit (cash only upon check-in at the Polynesian Cultural Center). $15 will be refunded once the chair is returned. Electric mobility scooters are also available for a fee of $40 (full day) and $20 (late entry). Advanced reservations are required for the scooters only, and a valid credit card is required. Please call us at 1-877-877-1222 to reserve the mobile scooter.

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Reviews

Tour was great and the driver and his narration made it all the better. He should be rewarded - sorry I did not get his name other... than, possibly, Mr. Polomalu? more

Warren

This is a great way to see the island. The driver was very knowledgeable, and we visited some beautiful areas. We had about 15 m...in. at each stop, which was fine, except at the Dole plantation. Honestly, I dont know why they bother. In 15 min we had time to get our ice cream, and that was it. No time to browse the gift shop at all, or browse the grounds at all. Either allow more time at Dole, or skip it altogether. The driver could use a bell of some sort. We often had to wait for people who didnt return when they were supposed to. I dont know if those delays made much difference, we still got to the Polynesian Cultural Center around 1pm, which was plenty of time. The evening show after the luau was fantastic. more

Mr. Anonymous

We had a BALL with Henry (our tour guide) and ALL of the employees we came across was sooooo friendly, funny and quick with jokes!... This is a MUST DO! in Hawaii and booking thru Hawaii activities was easy and they call to confirm my pick up time and gave all the details again. From the time we got on the bus it was laughter from Everyone! Polynesian CC was just way beyond our expectations - we could not get enough. By the end of the day we were pooped! If you really want to get your $$'s worth and see Hawaii for what it is...DO THIS TOUR! you will not regret it. (Then again who regret anything in Hawaii?) I say BIG THANKS! to Henry and Hawaii Activities!! Mahalo again! more

TheHills

Nice event! So much to learn!! The day goes by fast with all the fun. They have a lot of activities for all the family. The dinner... was awesome, prime rib buffet. Can't wait to go back!! more

Sergio Delgadillo

I HIGHLY recommend this tour to all!!! I took this tour with my family about a year ago, and my brother and I told ourselves w...e must come back with our friends to enjoy it again! Our tour guide, Mr. (Insert Several Incredibly Long Names Here) Polamalu was incredible! Personable, hilarious, engaging, knowledgeable...pure awesome-ness!! He made the tour so much fun, and on behalf of my group I'd like to say "MAHALO" to him for his service! Side Note: During the Circle Island Tour, I recommend everyone try Dole Whip Ice Cream at the Dole Plantation stop. It is truly some of the best ice cream I've ever had. The second leg of our tour included an activity-filled rollick through the Polynesian Culture Center! The Center is so clean, everyone is so accommodating and nice, and the activities were very enjoyable! I loved watching the coconut slicing and juicing presentation! It was so informative...and very funny, I might add! Every student and staff member working there is a physica more

Courtney

Was very skeptical at first but oh my was I wrong!!!! Circle tour was outstanding the cultural center was an eye opening extravaga...nza !! Wish there was more time more

Rowell6045

excellent. Jason was amazing. His knowledge of the area extensive

Phyllis LaForge

We had a wonderful fun time. We would love to do it again. I was not overly impressed with the food at the Polynesian Cultural C...enter though. more

Sharon

Had a fantastic day and our driver / guide (Jason) was very informative, funny and had an excellent knowledge of the islands histo...ry and culture. As a first time visitor to the islands, I would highly recommend this excursion especially the Polynesian cultural centre as the 'Ha' breath of life show is out of this world and should not be missed !!!!! more

Gordon Cooper

Had a fantastic day and our driver / guide (Jason) was very informative, funny and had an excellent knowledge of the islands histo...ry and culture. As a first time visitor to the islands, I would highly recommend this excursion especially the Polynesian cultural centre as the 'Ha' breath of life show is out of this world and should not be missed !!!!! more

Gordon Cooper

Awesome experiemce! The food is no that good! Interesting history

Fabes

This is a must do. Very fun, SOOO much stuff to do. You will not be able to do everything so look through your map and do the stuf...f you want to do. They do allow you to go back to the park for free for the next 3 days (just don't get to watch the show or eat) to do the other activities if you have time. more

Donald & Amanda

Our tour of the island was very enjoyable. Very happy to see the Pineapples growing, and the lay of the land. The guides were prom...pt and the guide at the Centre, was especially polite. (Congrats to them, too, for indicating they do not except tips.) We visited three villages but I've done these without a guide and on my own, saw all six villages in the time he took us to three. I know time is spent gathering people and passing out leis and explaining procedures, but this did detract from what we could experience. I would suggest that at the Center, folks are given the option to go with the guide or go on their own. The luau and HA - Breath of Life show are phenomenal!! We had half a house for the audience and I was so impressed with the quality of singing and dancing, of the performers, that I started the standing ovation. Those students really deserve our appreciation!! more

Stella Martin YT Cda

Best tour arrangements . Driver was very helpful and conciderate.He did his best to show us around as much as he could. Best servi...ce . more

Lalit Khullar

The tour guide was not that good, spoke in a soft voice and let the passengers talk too much so it was hard to concentrate on what... she was saying. more

Dot

We had an excellent experience! Will definitely recommend to others

Bonnie

Henry was an awesome tour guide. The circle island tour was fantastic. All the activities at the Polynesian Cultural Cdnter were ...fantastic including the luau and night show. more

Nadine

The show was really great. I've never seen this show before, I would suggest everyone see it at least once.

Steve b

Covered a lot of ground in one day. Too bad we didn't get more time at the cultural center. We didn't get there until 1:...30. more

Travlin Sue

The tour was awesome. Our guide was fantastic. The luau was wonderful. We got to participate as part of celebrating our 34th anniv...ersary. The Breath of life show was awesome. more

Nadine

The tour of the island was very good. we had a driver/ tour guide who shows us all the finer points of the island and explained ev...erything. It was a real pleasure. We give out tour guide a 100% rating Thanks again for a enjoyable day. more

Howard L Wasser

We had a wonderful time at the excursion and our driver, Mr. Henry was as wonderful guide and he had so much knowledge of the Hawa...iian Islands and Hawaiian culture. more

Jacob Mikail

Great trip, lots of beautiful places, Polynesia C.C. is something you must see

Darjan

I loved it very very much it was a wonderful tour. Thanks you for putting on such wonderful performances. Hope to see you again

Mary

Our guide was a funny and informative guide. Henry made our morning and drive back in the evening enjoyable!!!

Susan Henshaw

Thanks Jason for making our day a memorable one. The places we visited, the spots we stopped at and the information imparted by yo...u was great. The Polynesian Cultural Centre was worth this visit and more as we couldn't fit everything into 1/2 day. The students from the university were very grateful to their visitors but we were grateful to them for sharing their various cultures with us. Dinner was great and the Breath of life show was superb. more

C & K Hartz

another must thing to do with a local guide and guided tour inside cultural center is recommended who knows where to go and not mi...ss any of the activities in each village. Best Luau ever !!! more

winston

We enjoyed the trip and the experience, and the driver Jason was wondeful! Thank you!

Cristina

This was a very interesting event learning about the different cultures of the islands, The shows they put on where outstanding,... our personal guide Rene was fantastic and very knowledgeable. The luau show were great, and the finale of The Breath of Life show is a must see, that was just plain awesome !! more

Lawrence Bernal

Wonderful trip around the island and informative and enjoyable day / night at the Polynesian centre and luau

Shelley

Learnt so much about the Polynesian way, such an insight. Would definitely come back! The tour guide we had was soooo funny and so... informative! more

Lauren

Chief Rob was the best driver he was funny and kept everyone happy. The tour we learned so much the show Hai was so good I could n...ot take my eyes off of it everyone needs to go to this more

James

Full day of very interesting activities. Excellent show at Polynesian Cultural Center. I strongly recommend this tour to everyon...e with limited time on the island. more

Gilbert

We enjoyed doing this Circle Island tour, very informative tour, our driver Keith was nice, and explained every landmark places. W...e took the Ali Luau package so we can go around inside the villages with our own time as we have a small kid to walk. The Ha Breath of life was fantastic show. more

Irma

This tour was an amazing introduction to Oahu. The tour guide was very informative and friendly, and the day at the Cultural Cente...r was very educational and fun. Our guide at the Polynesian Cultural Center was amazing and very energetic. The luau and dinner was amazing. more

Victor L

If you go to Hawaii you must see the Polynesian Cultural Centre. The last time I was here was 38 years ago. A lot has changed,... but it is still a must see. The ambassador guided tour got us to each presentation at the appropriate time. There is a huge amount of information about the background of the Polynesian people. My wife and I were amazed by the Ha, Breath of Life show and we really enjoyed the prime rib and crab leg dinner. There is no alcohol at the Polynesian Cultural Centre but one day without was probably good for us anyway. more

Ron

Overall the tour was very good with visits to many points of interest around Honolulu in the morning and then tour the PCC in the ...afternoon. Dinner was quite nice and the "breath of life" show as wonderful! However, we wish that the driver would let us know that there would not be any time for lunch once inside the PCC as the activities inside the PCC would be jam packed. The bus driver should gave us 15 to 30 more minutes inside the Dole Plantation Center so that we could get a light lunch before we head off to the PCC. more

Mr. Anonymous

THE DRIVER/GUIDE WAS KNOWLEDGEABLE AND KEPT US ENTERTAINING FOR THE MOST PARTS. HE GAVE US CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS AND WAS A GREAT ASSE...T TO HAVE IN THIS TOUR. WE COULD HAVE SPENT MORE TIME ON THE ISLAND TOUR INSTEAD OF THE CULTURAL CENTER. FINALLY THE NIGHT SHOW WAS WELL DONE. SUPRISED TO SEE HOW STUDENTS COULD PUT UP A PROFESSIONAL SHOW LIKE THIS. SOMETIMES I WONDER WHETHER THEY COME HERE TO STUDY FOR A CAREER OR ENTERTAIN THEMSELVES. more

MARK

We had a lovely day learnt alot about the island and seeing how the Polynesian lived was very interesting the whole day was very g...ood and we recomend it more

Mr. Anonymous

The activity lasted 14 hours, but we were never bored and the time seemed to fly by. A great guide/bus driver in Henry, an enterta...ining samoan, helped greatly. You get to see many of the famous beaches, mountains and other parts of Oahu, as well as the Dole plant (where we spent so little time that it was almost a waste) and the Polynesian cultural center. The buffet was OK, as expected, but nothing special. The shows before and after though, were very good. A must see for all visiting Oahu. Good value for the money. more

Lars D

The show and grounds were very good but the food was just so- so. Only had a few dishes to choose from, the only good thing was t...he pork. more

Jo Ann Faux

The circle island tour seemed rushed and we didn't stop anywhere once we passed the Dole Plantation. We basically cruised pa...ssed all the beaches on the north shore. Diamondhead was looked at from the front side but nothing was really brought up about it. The things we saw were nice but I wish we would have had more time exploring them. Once we got to the PCC this were great. The performers were top notch and the show was very educational and entertaining. The food was excellent and non-stop. The half day at the PCC was more than enough to see everything I wanted to see. Once the tour guide picked us up, we heard a little too much about his personal life for the hour plus ride home. My recommendation is if you want to see the entire island for a tour, don't include the PCC as a stop and just do it on another day. more

Ultrasonics21

The PCC, dinner, luau, and show were fantastic. The Island Tour itself was the sad part. Our driver was late and then we had to ...rush through all the sites, having barely time for a picture or look before having to reload. more

JDJones

Enjoyed the bus tour, but it gets you there 2 hours after it opens. The center itself focuses too much on entertainment and not e...nough on education. It is run by the Morman education system, so one would think if we are supporting the students we in turn would be educated about the various Polynesian cultures around the pacific. more

Chuck

Loved the cultural center and all its history. I felt like we could have gotten there earlier if our tk guide didn't share so... many personal stories. We had many beautiful stops but he'd wait till we sat back in our seats to stand and share stories. I'd prefer to get on the road and spend more time at stop points or cultural center more

Syl

We took the tour on the first day after arriving and it was too much too soon. I am sure we would have enjoyed it more had we bee...n rested but we were worn out. The tour does go to all of the spots but you get very little time at any of them and the stop at the Dole Plantation is not long enough to do much of anything. more

Roy C.

The tour guide and tour of the island was outstanding. The show at the Cultural Center was very well done and enjoyable. The food... was okay, but not what was expected. more

Chin Wang

The circle island tour (1 star) was too much a rush, it is literally a drive half way around the island to get to PCC, only a coup...le stops that barely has time to get off the bus and take photos, and no where states that the famous Hanauma Bay is closed on Tuesday for cleanup. The PCC operates like the cruise ship, put a lei on you just to have photographer take pictures to sell you later, and then take the lei back. The so called guides in the PCC are students where some of them are not well trained to handle the group; you can do everything by yourself using the schedule of programs. The Luau was mediocre, no whole pig roasting, just a huge dinning hall with lots of people, eating the buffet, and some show on stage. Sorry, I live in Vegas, this cannot compare. "HA: Breath of Life" Show definitely 5 star, very well done and great performers, if you are willing to pay high price for shows in Vegas, this one is on par. more

TizLV

For starters, the show Ha! Breath of Life is AMAZING! If nothing else, that is worth a visit. Ok, so the Circle Island Tour - y...eah, you circle (most of) the island and see some cool things (briefly), but you can get circle island tours from pretty much everyone and ended up with about 3 total after all of our activities there over our week. The biggest problem with this Circle Island Tour is that it takes TOO LONG! You're going to want ample time to do the tour, but not when that time cuts into your time at the cultural center. We did the circle island tour and the ambassador package. By the time we finished the tour and go to the center, did all the ambassador check in crap, and got to start seeing the center, we had already lost at least 1.5 hours of the already short time available to visit the various cultures. The group tour and the guide does help you learn some cool things, but it also makes everything take longer. In the end, we went back a second day so that we could see all the things we missed the first day (maybe that's the point - more $$ from the visitors??). I don't want to lead you to believe the center is poor. On the contrary, we very much enjoyed the center. The luau was meh. The show was GREAT! We just wouldn't recommend the circle island tour (as it was for us) or the ambassador package (unless you want to buy it for the good seats but ditch the tour guide in the park). Definitely visit the park, definitely see the show. Consider ditching the tour guide in the park, consider doing the circle island tour with another company or on a different day, and if you see a luau anywhere else, consider skipping it here (it wasn't the best luau we attended). Note, the 3 stars if for the package, not for the center on the whole. The center was great, we just weren't keen on the package we purchased. more

Brian

Our tour guide Jason was great. Just wished the seats was more comfortable for the long journey. We were able to feel every bump a...nd crack on the road going to PCC, that part i didn't enjoy, even heading back to Waikiki was miserable and rough. more

Jas

I was disappointed with the circle Island Tour as it felt rushed and we only had a half hour at the Dole Plantation which was suff...icient only to get something to eat very quickly and see nothing else. The Polynesian Cultural Center was marvelous, great luau, great show. Our driver was a very sweet man but tended to preach and too frequently interspersed his own Christian beliefs. He also mentioned, way too often, the High Cost of Living and the low wages. He is very knowledgeable with regard to the price of real estate on the island, about which I really have no interest. more

Cheryl Cooke

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