Discover the beauty of Oahu's North Shore on an incredible tour to Waimea Waterfalls, Haleiwa Town and have a bite at the world famous Fumi's Shrimp Shack!
Come along on a fun-filled circle island tour to learn the history and culture of the Hawaiian islands as well as taste some amazing local treats along the way! Get ready to head over to North Shore's breathtaking Waimea Falls and the famous shrimp shacks as well to enjoy the incredibly popular sautéed shrimp plates. As you head back to Waikiki, stop at the Dole Plantation to sample their famous Dole Whip iced confection for an after lunch treat. You will not want to miss out on this unforgettable and delicious adventure of Oahu's North Shore!
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This is a wonderful excursion i would not recommend it for small children due to the time frame of the tour cause it is a long tour buf well worth it our tour gudie was knowledgeable and friendly and was on time. the food was excellent.
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Drive by Diamond Head Crater & Amelia Earhart Lookout (5 min)
First stop is the world-famous icon of Hawaii, Diamond Head Crater, where overlooking the Pacific Ocean you can also marvel at the 100,000 year old volcanic crater towering above you.
Hanauma Bay (closed on Tuesdays) (15 min)
See the famous Hanauma Bay, a pristine marine eco-system with colorful living coral reefs and beaming fish and marine life.
Halona Blowhole & Eternity Beach (10 min)
See Halona Blowhole and “From Here to Eternity” beach.
Makapu’u Lookout (10 min)
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.
Nuuanu Pali Lookout (20 min)
Enjoy stunning views of the beautiful bright blue waters off the Windward coastline. Don't forget your camera for photos from the look out and be sure to hold on to your hat.
Byodo-in temple (25 min)
Driving North we arrive at the Valley of the Temples and visit the colorful Byodo-in temple
Lunch Stop at Fumi's Famous Shrimp Stand / Truck (45 mins)
A selection from 7 tasty shrimp plates. Dont' eat shrimp? No problem. We have chicken, hamburger and veggie options available too.
Sunset Beach (10 min)
This is the legendary big-wave surfing location where towering, giant waves arrive between November-April.
Waimea Valley and Waterfall (1.5 hrs)
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.
Dole Plantation (25 min)
Find many colorful varieties of pineapple species from all over the world.
Price & Options
There will be no rescheduling allowed within 24 hours of your activity. If you miss your activity for any reason and would like to reschedule, you will be assessed a 100% charge of the full activity cost.
Tour vehicle is unable to accommodate walkers, wheelchairs, scooters or strollers.
Walking distance is approximately 1.5 miles (3/4 mile each way in the Arboretum to get to the waterfall *but guests may purchase shuttle tickets for the limo cart)
This tour is suitable for guests with walking difficulties because there is a small golf cart shuttle in Waimea Valley that can accommodate a limited number of guest and take them up to the waterfall without having to walk at all. This small shuttle runs approximately every 30 minutes and currently charges $6.00 for a one-way transportation and $10.00 for round-trip per person. *Fee subject to change
This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
Children 3 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Closed toe shoes
Strollers are not allowed
Wheelchairs are not allowed
Large luggage (skis, surfboards, non-collapsible wheelchairs, golf bags, etc.) are not allowed.
Please note that pick-up times are approximate and could be up to 15 minutes later than your listed pick-up time.
The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
The menu is subject to change without notice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this activity suitable for children?
Yes, this tour is both suitable and appropriate for children. The traveling time is not too long and the sightseeing is interesting for children of all ages.
Can I bring my own snacks and drinks?
You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks along however you are requested to not eat on the buses, you are welcome to eat at the stops. Please dispose of trash properly at each location.
Is giving a tip (gratuity) required?
Gratuity is never required, but if you enjoyed your experience a tip is always greatly appreciated!
How far in advance should I book this activity?
We recommend booking at least a few days in advance. If you have very specific schedule requirements and are not flexible, please book sooner. Last minute availability is often possible, but limited.
What is the lunch menu?
Lunch Menu: Your choice of one of the following delicious dishes (choices do not have to be made until the day of the tour).
Can we swim at Waimea Falls?
Sorry, swimming at Waimea is not permitted on this tour.
This is a wonderful excursion i would not recommend it for small children due to the time frame of the tour cause it is a long to...ur buf well worth it our tour gudie was knowledgeable and friendly and was on time. the food was excellent. more
We had a great experience. I went with my girlfriend, mom, and grandmother. The tour gave us a good idea of the places we'd... like to visit the next few days. Our tour guide, I think he name was Paul, was kind, knowledgeable, helpful, funny, and provided good advice for activities we could do the next few days. more
The best part is the knowledge and friendliness of your tour guide Bethany.
This Circle Island tour was terrific. Our guide, Dai Mar, was very knowledgeable about Oahu, the islands in general, and the place...s we visited. We saw the North Shore and spent time at the Banzai Pipeline, we visited Waimea Falls after a nice stroll/hike with lots of info about the area and the flora/fauna, we ate at Fumi's Shrimp Truck, and we stopped at a Macadamia farm/shop. It was fun, relaxed, and I learned a lot, plus the views were fantastic! more
Had Justin as the guide. Very very good - he made the trip! Think he managed to talk the entire day(!) and added a lot of interes...ting and useful information throughout. Wife wanted to try the Shrimp Trucks, so that was her highlight, I wanted to see the large surf, so all-in-all, satisfied all our wants. Highly recommended. more
AJ - Melbourne
Driver was excellent and the whole day was great driver was very informative
The tour guide was the most personable, knowledgable tour guides I have ever had. She took the time to explain where we were, what... was special about it and answered any and all questions. Would definitely use their services again! more
Paul our driver was very informative and told us many stories about the island and showed us so many beautiful places. Shrimp lunc...h was yummy. more
This was one of the most enjoyable and informative tours I have been on, Tiffany was an excellent and knowledgeable host this tour... offers more than the tour description indicates and includes detailed interesting natural fauna information. I can highly recomend this very enjoyable tour and is excellent value for money the shrimp meal was enjoyable. Well done Tiffany for making our day day an enjoyable one. more
The trip around the island was great I would highly recommend Veltra tours. The trip was made even better by our guide Bethany who... was an endless wealth of knowledge, we did this trip2 years ago with another company and I can honestly say that we learnt 10 times more with your tour. more
Karel May 2015
We had a great time on this tour. Dirk, the driver/tour guide gave us a lot of info. The tour was exactly as advertised plus we g...ot to see some turtles at an extra stop. Lunch was Excellent. We would definitely do this again. Awesome! !! more
I highly recommended the round the island day tour. Justin was our tour guide, and his encyclopedic knowledge and commentary made ...the day very memorable. more
We had an excellent day out and learnt a lot of interesting facts about Hawai'i, and the shrimps were fantastic
DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS TOUR . EVEN THOUGH IT IS A VERY LONG TOUR, ITS WORTH IT. SAW AND TOOK LOTS OF BEAUTIFUL VIEWS!!! THE STA...FF WAS REALLY INFORMATIVE AND NICE. more
Best way to see the beautiful island if time is limited. Paul is an awesome guide!
Saw much of the same sights by helicopter Sat. Nice to see up close and personal. Ken was a great guide, very helpful. Nice group.
I absolutely loved this tour! Our tour guide Justin was amazing! He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate. It was fun, intere...sting and I enjoyed all the stops we went to, especially sunset beach. I highly recommend this tour. more
Our guide Justin was great,couldn't have had a more informative person. His personality made the tour,along with the way he h...elped everyone special needs more
This was a very informative and fun day. Mandy was our guide and driver for the day. She was very knowledgeable and kept the day u...pbeat. We had time to stop to sea the turtles and actually got to see a large one on the beach! Great tour and the lunch was delicious! more
a very nice 1-day tour! Oahu at a glimpse, our tour leader cum driver, Ken, was very entertaining.
After spending the first couple of days in Hawaii walking everywhere, it was nice to sit and relax in the tour van and watch the i...sland slide by out the windows. The hike through Wiamea Valley to the falls was beautiful, although I wish more plants and flowers had been in bloom. Lunch was awesome. This tour is alright, but we could easily have seen everything on our own with a car rental. more
Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 17:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.