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Grand Circle Island, Hanauma Bay Lookout & Kualoa Ranch Sightseeing Tour

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See O'ahu, from Hanauma Bay to the North Shore on a 120 mile trip which includes a visit to Kualoa Ranch and Dole Pineapple Plantation.

Description

This popular fully-narrated Circle Island tour takes you on a scenic 120 mile trip around the beautiful island of Oahu. Your journey continues with a visit to Amelia Earhart Lookout where you will enjoy panoramic views of the picturesque Diamond Head.

You will see some of Oahu's most prestigious homes in the Kahala area. Marvel at the view from the lookout over Hanauma Bay, a Hawaiian Marine Preserve (closed during Tuesdays) then continue along the coastline to the famed Halona Blowhole, Sandy Beach and Makapu'u Point.

Capture a photo of one of Oahu's most scenic vistas over Windward O'ahu at Nu'uanu Pali Lookout. Visit Byodo-In Temple set amidst a picturesque mountain backdrop (admission included).

You will be going on a Kualoa Ranch Legends and Legacy tour including a scenic drive into the Ko'olau mountains to a spectacular lookout overlooking Chinaman's Hat and Kaneohe Bay. A narrated tour of the history and legends of the ranch that will give you a most fascinating and memorable experience.

See the world famous North Shore surfing beaches of Sunset, Banzai Pipeline and Waimea Bay. Visit the Dole Plantation villages and discover the history of Hawaii's pineapple industry. Stroll through the Plantation Gardens with many varieties of pineapple from around the world.

And finally, shop at the Country Store for that unique gift of "aloha."

Itinerary / Activity Schedule

  • Amelia Earhart Lookout on the slopes of Diamond Head

  • Dole Plantation

  • Drive through Kahala District

  • Hanauma Bay (closed during Tuesdays)

  • Halona Blowhole

  • Sandy Beach and Makapu'u Point

  • Nu'uanu Pali Lookout

  • Byodo-In Temple (admission included)

  • Kualoa Ranch Legends and Legacy tour

  • View Chinaman's Hat, Kahana Bay and North Shore beaches at Sunset and Waimea Bay

  • See coffee and pineapple farms of Central Oahu

Pick-up and drop-off will be at the Tapa Tower on Rainbow Drive.

  • Due to street repairs along Kalia Road, pick up and drop off for guests staying at the Outrigger Reef will be relocated at the to the Sheraton Waikiki Aloha Landing Bus Depot until further notice.

Includes

  • Guide

  • Admission
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Gold Package with Lunch
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You will work up quite an appetite during a full-day of sightseeing, and after the Legends and Legacy tour at Kualoa Ranch, treat yourself to a delicious local-style buffet lunch.

Lunch Menu: BBQ Pork Ribs, Mango Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken, Paniolo Chili with Kualoa Ranch-Raised Beef, Steamed Rice, Kimchee, Salad, Fresh Fruit, and Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

Duration: 9 - 10 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Guide / Lunch buffet / Admission

Schedule

  • 08:15

    Pick-up from Select Waikiki Hotels

  • Drive by Amelia Earth Lookout

    Ocean View from south side of Diamond Head.

  • Stop at Hanauma Bay Lookout (30 mins)

    Hanauma Bay Lookout is closed and not available on Tuesdays.

  • Stop at Halona Blowhole & Eternity Beach

  • Drive by Sandy Beach & Makapuu Point

  • Stop at Nuuanu Pali Lookout (20 mins)

    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.

  • Visit Byodo-In Temple (30 mins)

    Explore the lush and serene Japanese gardens of the Temple.

  • Kualoa Ranch Stop (1 hr)

    Enjoy a lunch stop at the famous Kualoa Ranch.

  • Drive by Chinama's Hat, Kahana Bay & North Shore Beaches (1 hr)

    Drive past some of Hawaii's most famous beaches and sites including Kahana Bay, Chinaman's Hat, Waimea Bay, and Sunset Beach.

  • Stop at Dole Pineapple Plantation (20 mins)

    Visit the gardens of the Dole Pineapple Plantation and the General Store. Stop by the Plantation Grille for a refreshing taste of a fresh pineapple or famous Pineapple Dole Whip.

  • 17:45

    Drop-off at Waikiki Hotels

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Standard Package
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Explore Oahu on this full-day sightseeing tour and visit the most popular sites on the island.

Duration: 9 - 10 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Guide / Admission

Schedule

  • 08:15

    Pick-up from Select Waikiki Hotels

  • Drive by Amelia Earth Lookout

    Ocean View from south side of Diamond Head.

  • Stop at Hanauma Bay Lookout (30 mins)

    Hanauma Bay Lookout is closed and not available on Tuesdays.

  • Stop at Halona Blowhole & Eternity Beach

  • Drive by Sandy Beach & Makapuu Point

  • Stop at Nuuanu Pali Lookout (20 mins)

    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.

  • Visit Byodo-In Temple (30 mins)

    Explore the lush and serene Japanese gardens of the Temple.

  • Kualoa Ranch Stop (1 hr)

    Enjoy a lunch stop at the famous Kualoa Ranch.

  • Drive by Chinama's Hat, Kahana Bay & North Shore Beaches (1 hr)

    Drive past some of Hawaii's most famous beaches and sites including Kahana Bay, Chinaman's Hat, Waimea Bay, and Sunset Beach.

  • Stop at Dole Pineapple Plantation (20 mins)

    Visit the gardens of the Dole Pineapple Plantation and the General Store. Stop by the Plantation Grille for a refreshing taste of a fresh pineapple or famous Pineapple Dole Whip.

  • 17:45

    Drop-off at Waikiki Hotels

This was a great tour for our first visit to Oahu. Our driver, Gensen, was very knowledgeable of the island. He was courteous and professional. I would highly recommend. I am very impressed with Polinesian Adventures Tours. They are exceptional, and really took care of us when we got tied up in traffic, redirecting us to another pick up point. I give them 5 Stars! Excellent!

Kay

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Schedule

  • 08:15

    Pick-up from Select Waikiki Hotels

  • Drive by Amelia Earth Lookout

    Ocean View from south side of Diamond Head.

  • Stop at Hanauma Bay Lookout (30 mins)

    Hanauma Bay Lookout is closed and not available on Tuesdays.

  • Stop at Halona Blowhole & Eternity Beach

  • Drive by Sandy Beach & Makapuu Point

  • Stop at Nuuanu Pali Lookout (20 mins)

    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.

  • Visit Byodo-In Temple (30 mins)

    Explore the lush and serene Japanese gardens of the Temple.

  • Kualoa Ranch Stop (1 hr)

    Enjoy a lunch stop at the famous Kualoa Ranch.

  • Drive by Chinama's Hat, Kahana Bay & North Shore Beaches (1 hr)

    Drive past some of Hawaii's most famous beaches and sites including Kahana Bay, Chinaman's Hat, Waimea Bay, and Sunset Beach.

  • Stop at Dole Pineapple Plantation (20 mins)

    Visit the gardens of the Dole Pineapple Plantation and the General Store. Stop by the Plantation Grille for a refreshing taste of a fresh pineapple or famous Pineapple Dole Whip.

  • 17:45

    Drop-off at Waikiki Hotels

  • (For Pick-Up) Ala Moana Hotel (410 Atkinson Dr, Honolulu, HI 96814) Time: 08:15:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hawaii Prince Hotel‎ (100 Holomoana St, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:15:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Ilikai Hotel (1777 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:15:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hilton Hawaiian Village (2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:20:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Waikiki Gateway Hotel ( 2070 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:25:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Outrigger Reef on the Beach (2169 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Sheraton Waikiki Hotel (2255 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber (2300 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:35:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Courtyard Waikiki by Marriott (400 Royal Hawaiian Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:35:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Ohana Waikiki East (150 Kaiulani Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:40:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Outrigger Waikiki On the Beach (2335 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:40:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hyatt Regency Hotel (2424 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:45:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Pacific Beach Hotel (2490 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:45:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel (2570 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:50:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa (2552 Kalakaua Avenue, Oahu, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:50:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hale Koa Hotel (2055 Kalia Road, Honolulu) Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Ross Dress for Less (Ross Dress for Less, Seaside Avenue, Honolulu, HI, United States) Time: 08:35:00

Pick-up Time & Location

  • (For Pick-Up) Ala Moana Hotel (410 Atkinson Dr, Honolulu, HI 96814) Time: 08:15:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hawaii Prince Hotel‎ (100 Holomoana St, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:15:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Ilikai Hotel (1777 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:15:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hilton Hawaiian Village (2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:20:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Waikiki Gateway Hotel ( 2070 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:25:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Outrigger Reef on the Beach (2169 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Sheraton Waikiki Hotel (2255 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber (2300 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:35:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Courtyard Waikiki by Marriott (400 Royal Hawaiian Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:35:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Ohana Waikiki East (150 Kaiulani Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:40:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Outrigger Waikiki On the Beach (2335 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:40:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hyatt Regency Hotel (2424 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:45:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Pacific Beach Hotel (2490 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:45:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel (2570 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:50:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa (2552 Kalakaua Avenue, Oahu, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 08:50:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hale Koa Hotel (2055 Kalia Road, Honolulu) Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Ross Dress for Less (Ross Dress for Less, Seaside Avenue, Honolulu, HI, United States) Time: 08:35:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
All Packages
  • Wheel Chair Accessibility: A transfer vehicle equipped with a lift is available with prior booking and notification of at least 2-4 days Guests must not exceed the weight limit of 600lbs combined weight for both the passenger and wheelchair. Please indicate during booking to secure arrangements. All island stops and facilities visited are accessible.

  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

  • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.

Additional Note(s)
All Packages
  • Dress warmly due to air conditioning.

  • Transportation is not available from Ko Olina Hotels, Turtle Bay Resort, or the Kahala Resort and Spa. If you are staying at one of these locations your pick-up will be scheduled at the nearest Waikiki hotel possible.

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

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

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

Gold Package with Lunch
  • The menu is subject to change without notice.

Standard Package
  • A no-host lunch stop will be made during the day so please bring along cash to purchase food and refreshments.

Standard Package
  • Meals are not included in the price.

Standard Package
  • Drinks and meals are available for purchase

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do you generally stop at each location?

Stops for photo opportunities will be for approximately 10 minutes per stop.

How many people are there in a tour group?

Average group sizes will vary from day to day. This tour normally utilizes a Motor-coach which can accommodate up to 50 passengers.

How much money should I bring?

Bring enough money for food and souvenirs, about $25-$30 per person should be enough (depending on how extravagant your shopping style is!)

Can I bring my own food and drinks?

Yes, feel free to bring a light snack or a bottle of water. It is asked that you do not eat or leave trash on the bus.

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 stops are included on this tour?

Highlights include the Nuuanu Pali Lookout, Diamond Head, Sandy Beach, Hanauma Bay, Kualoa Ranch, Makapuu Lighthouse, Halona Blowhole, North Shore Beaches, Byodo-In Temple, Dole Pineapple Plantation, and more!

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Reviews

This was a great tour for our first visit to Oahu. Our driver, Gensen, was very knowledgeable of the island. He was courteous an...d professional. I would highly recommend. I am very impressed with Polinesian Adventures Tours. They are exceptional, and really took care of us when we got tied up in traffic, redirecting us to another pick up point. I give them 5 Stars! Excellent! more

Kay

Keao Low was a very funny and interesting driver. He keeps us awake for telling us where we are going and histories of Hawaii. T...humbs Up Keao you are very great!!!! more

Sigfred

We had a family of 17 on this tour (all ages) and everyday we kept discussing things we had learned on the tour. Even at the airp...ort we kept talking about how great it was to have done this the first day, because we could then make better decisons about the rest of our trip. more

Mr. Anonymous

I just want to say the tour was fantastic and our guide/bus driver, Leo was the best. The man deserves a raise.

Ke...
ep up the good work!!!

Debbie & Tracy from Kansas
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Tracy & Debbie Kelly

Aloha! The trip was great and the stops where just right. Keao, our driver and guide had everyone laughing and singing during mo...st of the trip. That just added to the fun! Mahalo Keao for helping to make my 50th birthday one I will never forget! V.J. more

Veronica and Erv from WI

We had a great time on this tour, our driver was fantastic, Keao made everyone feel like they were a friend. We had young childre...n in our group and he entertained them a lot of the way, along with the rest of us. Very informative and wonderful way to see the island. Only negative, would have liked to have just a little more time at the Dole Plantation. more

Mr. Anonymous

This was the best tour of the whole trip. It was probably made that way by the tour guide that we had. Garfield was our guide an...d he was very informative and well liked. We learned more on this tour even though we had lived on the island before. more

jd

We had a great time on this tour. We saw a little bit of everything. Rongo, our guide, was so much fun, and so knowledgable. He... had so much personal knowledge of the island we often felt like we were somehow being driven around by an old friend who wanted to 'show us around'. Rongo was just a great, great guide. We had fun. We had time to take pictures anywhere we stopped, never felt rushed or hurried. Loved everything we saw and felt like we got a very complete 'view' of the island as well as it's history and all of the things that made 'Oahu'....Oahu. We took this tour our second day in Oahu in case we stumbled across something we would want to spend more time investigating later. We're glad we did. Rongo was also willing to give us tips on great places to eat, or grab a drink. We really had fun! more

The

Our tour driver was excellent. Garfield was energetic, informative, polite, and entertaining. We learned lots of things from him... and had a great time.

Thanks, Gar - we really appreciated your care of us while touring Oah'u. You certainly made our day.

Diane, Marg and Judy
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Dianem

Rongo, our driver, was very fun and entertaining. From picking us up to dropping us off he had excellent information to share and ...plenty of jokes to tell. Even after most people were dropped off and we were the last ones to our hotel, he was giving us little tidbits of information on good eating and fun attractions. This is a trip everyone should see on their first visit to oahu, and the dole plantation is a must. more

Bryan

I really enjoyed this tour! the driver was very informative and funny. The day went by super fast. I got to see alot of stuff and... learn about the hawaiian culture. Our driver helped teach us how to pronounce the hawaiian language. I had a lot of fun! more

Des

I totlally enjoyed this.

Karen

Loved the tour. Our tour guide was "Ed" very friendly and knowledgeable. Also entertaining.
This was a fantasti...
c day. It was nice to go and see the places we wouldn't have seen if we had driven around the island. So much would have been missed if we hadn't taken the tour.
We do plan to do it again sometime. We would recommend this to anyone wanting a nice adventure.
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Dan & Brenda

Nappy, our bus driver and tour guide, made our tour fun, friendly and informative! He is a great storyteller and really takes an i...nterest in his guests. All day tours in large busses are often long and grueling but he took the time to get to make sure that everyone was safe and was able to enjoy each stop to the fullest. My cousin, who is a local but has never played 'tourist', thought he was wonderful! She said that she never thought taking an island tour could be so much fun. Mahalo nui loa, Nappy! You are 'no ka oi' and we love you! more

Dar from San Diego

This was a great tour. We had Keao as our guide and he was great!!!! He is very knowledgable and keeps the bus entertained. I w...ould recommend this tour for everyone. more

Mr. Anonymous

We enjoyed the Oahu Sightseeing Tour (Grand Circle Island Tour w/ Kualoa Ranch and Dole Pineapple Plantation). Our driver/tour gui...de "Napi" had so much information to share with us - he really made this trip interesting. I learned many things about the island that I would not have known about had we gone on this trip by ourselves in a rental car The price was reasonable and worth it. I recommend this to anyone coming to Oahu.
Mahalo,
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Mr. Anonymous

Best Island tour we have ever been on. Garfield a walking book of knowledge on culture and island everything. He should be given a... raise. Unbelievable day for my whole family. We tipped him good and he desereved it and more. Best Tour in Town and worth the money! more

Julie Lopez

Rongo was amazing with all of his knowledge of the island and made everyone feel like family. This tour is highly recommended.

Mr. Anonymous

We had a very nice time with Keow and our bus mates. Keow was very informative and keep us all amuse throughout the tour.

M & G from NJ

A great overview of the Island. The guide was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor.

Midge - Texas

This was the best way for a first-timer to the island to visit all the high notes of the island. Our tour guide Garfield was grea...t -- knowledgeable, courteous, and amusing. My boyfriend and I had driven around the island by ourselves the day before and it was nice to get the information on the places we had stopped at and seen, but didn't know about.

I would recommend this tour to anyone vacationing on Oahu for the first time.
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Val

We did this tour on our first day at Oahu, and it gave us an excellent introduction to the culture, landscapes, and lifestyles of ...Hawai'i. The tour was absolutely fantastic; we saw so many different and beautiful places without ever feeling rushed. Perhaps the best thing about the tour though was our guide Keau- he was so welcoming, funny, and knowledgeable. I definitely recommend this tour to all visitors to Hawai'i :)

Aloha!
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Katie<3

Garfield was the best guide ever. He was so knowledgable and was really dedicated. Rain dampened some of the tour but was an exc...eptional day and experience. more

Les Cord

This tour was fantastic and was the second time we had taken it. The first time was five years ago and we took it again this time... with a friend. She thought we would be bored but not at all as we learned even more about the island. Our driver grew up on the island and was able to tell us stories going back generations. This tour is a must see for anyone visiting the island! Aloha! more

Kathy Doucette

The tour was wonderful!! The driver was very knowledgeable and funny. He made the tour fun and exciting. Beautiful scenary and ...lots of hawaiian history. Loved it!!! Thanks more

Mr. Anonymous

This was a wonderful way to see the whole island. Even with a little rain we had a wonderful time. The tour guide was very infor...mative and had great knowledge of the area. He made great stops for an appropriate amount of time, helped take pictures of guests, and overall made the day go so fast. I would recommend this tour to any first timers in Oahu! more

Jen

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Oahu. This trip is a must for those who have never been to the island before. You ...get the taste of the island in this one trip and then you can go off on your own and know where you are and what you will see. Great time more

Mr. Anonymous

We had a wonderful tour guide by the name of Leo C. He showed us the island and kept us entertained all day!! The stops were all b...eautiful and we had ample time at each stop. Leo gave clear and concise instructions and stayed on schedule. Will book again!! more

Carmen

What a wonderful way to see the island. Delightful day :-)

Happy Traveler

Every time we take this tour we learn something new and we have done this at least 3 times and you still show that the best driver...s and buses are on top of the line!! Would recommend to all more

Mr. Smith

When visiting the Island of O'ahu it makes so much like right to know about the Island you chose. This tour has to be at th...e Top of your list. You see the Island + Dole Pineapple Plantation + Kualoa Ranch where there are movie sets + horseback riding + ATV tours. My group thanked me for this tour again and again and some went back to take train ride and do Maze at the Pineapple tour. more

Arnold

It was a nicely planned trip. Our driver cousin pekelo was very informative. Highly recommendable headstart into ur hawaii trip.

sunita iyer

Were well planned and executed tour giving a lot of insight to Hawaii and the the Hawaiian culture.
The planned stops are r...
elevant and seams to be well picked giving a good head start for enjoying Oahu more

Henrik

This truly was the best tour ever. Had a little bit of confusion as to where the bus was going to pick us up, but a quick call to ...customer service cleared everything up.

Can't say enough about Ernal, our tour guide. Super friendly, knowledgeable and over all great guy. During our tour he was teaching us Hawaiian words and very interesting facts about Hawaii. His stories were funny and kept us to schedule.

You really should do this tour!
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Suri

The tour was fantastic! Our driver, Ben, was awesome and so informative. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and learned so much abou...t the Island that we would not have had we driven ourselves. Especially because it was our first tour of the Island, it was totally worth it! Relaxing, beautiful and fun. Kudos to Ben!! Highly recommend it!! more

Susie Pena

Great experience. The driver made the trip extremely pleasant..

Marin

I defenitely recommend that tour to everyone who visits Oahu for the first time and wants to see as much as possible! I rented a c...ar for the time after to visit my favorite spots again! Our bus driver Ed was so funny and taught us some Hawaiian words and about the history and culture! Definitely worth it! DO IT AND GO ON THAT TOUR!!! more

Julia

We spent 2 nights in Honolulu after a cruise so as we were short on time so this was the best way to see most of the Island. It wa...s an amazing tour, very well organized and saw a lot of places we would never of seen on our own. Our guide Ernie was brilliant, I would highly recommend this tour for anyone staying on the Island. more

Nikki J from UK

THIS WAS THE BEST TOUR FOR SEEING THE WHOLE ISLAND AND THE GUIDE TOLD US EVERYTHING ABOUT THE ISLAND

PATRICIA BOLEWSKI

Grand Circle tour was great, the guide has a complete knowledge of the island and its history, altough there is not enough time to... see the entire Dole Plantation at least it gives you the opportunity to enjoy a good pineapple treat, in general a must in any Hawaii vacation more

Marcos A Bonilla

Grand Circle tour was great, the guide has a complete knowledge of the island and its history, altough there is not enough time to... see the entire Dole Plantation at least it gives you the opportunity to enjoy a good pineapple treat, in general a must in any Hawaii vacation more

Marcos A Bonilla

It was a long day but the time flew by as our tour guide/driver kept us entertained the entire day. We will definitely recommend t...his tour to friends and family and we look forward to booking more tours the next time we're in Oahu! more

Doug and Sue

The tour guide was entertaining, funny, and knowledgeable. The scenery was breathtaking. Enjoyed all the stops.

Mary W., Salem, OR

Simply wonderful. You travel around Oahu, visiting many beaches and points of attraction, like the Budist temple, Kualua Ranch, Do...le Plantation and much more. The tour guide was excelent, I give him the highest calification. more

Alberto Ortega

Leo was awesome. If there is a possible stop before dole plantation would be nice toward end of day need to not drive so much. But... still great time glad we did it. more

Kevin

Ben our driver was great. Thoroughly enjoyed his narration as we traveled. Very informative. Long day but very very worth it!!

Ted Galbreath

hi its was an excellent tour, the guide was knowledgeable, helpful food was good a great day

vicki lewis

Even though I am not a tourist and have lived in Honolulu for almost three years, the circle island tour with Polynesian Adventure... Tours was amazing to say the least. I had already been to most of the places we visited on the tour, but on that day I saw the island in a different light. Nothing like learning about Hawaii from a native Hawaiian guide! He was a human encyclopedia of information and facts. Culture, history, flora, fauna, movie set locations—he knew it all.

What specifically impressed me is when our guide talked about Captain Cook’s death. Many sources say that this European sailor might have been eaten by the natives. Our guide shared, however, that Hawaiian people never practices cannibalism. After Cook’s death his body was treated the same way a body of a local chief would be treated—the flesh was burnt but the bones remained intact for further burial. So, upon requesting their captain’s body, Cook’s team was issued a bag of bones, which made them automatically assume he had been eaten.

I would highly recommend the circle island tour to anyone wanting to see Oahu’s beautiful nature and also learn more about its history and culture. This tour will definitely broaden your horizons. I am thankful I had the opportunity to go!
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Tatiana Johnson

Great way to see the island in one day! Our driver Ed was awesome.

Lauren

This tour was great. I learned so much about Oahu and Hawaiian culture, and loved getting to visit the island's highlights. O...ur guide, Ed, was an absolute highlight. He was so knowledgeable and funny, sharing endless facts and not allowing the full day tour to get boring.

The bus was comfortable, so even though driving for most of the day, it was relaxing and enjoyable. The buffet lunch at Kualoa Ranch was tasty, with a beautiful view.

My favorite sight was probably the Byodo-In Temple. Such a serene setting..

I highly recommend this tour for anyone without a car rental, wanting to get out of Waikiki for the day and interested in learning about the island.
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CoCoCorinne

Best island tour I have ever been on. Our driver was so imformative. He made the trip a pleasurable one.

Patricia Lemus

Wow what a wonderful day, the tour guide was fantastic and he made sure we were enjoying our Hawaiian experience. We were taken to... many beautiful places and given plenty of time to experience them. He was very informative and made our day memorable. more

nels

We loved it. We learned so many interesting things and went places we'd never have found on our own. Plenty of stops and plen...ty of time at each one. Really fun driver! Still talking about it weeks later. more

Dan W.

Tour guide was fantastic and we saw many, many memorable places on the island!

Anita

This tour was very nice. We were picked up on time and transferred to a second bus. The driver/tour guide was very knowledgeable... about many things Hawaiian. He was friendly, entertaining and very personable. The stops were interesting, although it seemed a bit like we moved from one tourist shopping to another. The times were adequate at most of the stops. However, although the last stop at the Dole Planatation was an hour, we were advised to not take the 20minute train ride as it would possibly make us miss the ride back to our hotel. There were no tours at the temple or plantation which was disappointing, but plenty of shopping! The driver apparently thought there were be more traffic as we were at our hotel about two hours earlier than we expected. We would have enjoyed more time at the North Shore since we did not stop there. Maybe that could be added? more

Cruisers

A cool way to tour the island to see what you want to see. Our bus driver, Ben, was delightful!

Adele

good tour, saw lots of the island. cell phones and talking need to be discouraged. they were very distracting.

Mr. Anonymous

Driver Garfield was a hoot! He recommended Fumi's for Shrimp and he was right on the money!

Mr. Anonymous

My tour guide was Nappy. He was a true Hawaiian and new a lot about the island. He was very funny and made the tour enjoyable. I w...ould recommend this for people who want to see all of the main attractions around Oahu! more

Mr. Anonymous

Very informative and great for the first time coming to Hawaii but it does not take you into Diamond Head, you just go around it!<...br />
I had a wonderful time and will recommend to anyone traveling to Oahu.
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Mr. Anonymous

Everything was extremely enjoyable.

Mr. Anonymous

The best of the tour where our guide " aunt Em " she was more like a grandmother and she was so nice and sweet and she t...old us so many things.
The vehichle was not so good as I thought. I know the roads are pretty bad some places but in a big bus it´s more comftable.
But we visited some nice places, my favourit was the temple, the beaches and the lookouts.
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Mille Sass

Ed ("just plain Ed") did a great job narrating our tour around the island.. It was nice to get away from busy Waikiki a...nd see the island. It is a beautiful island and I would recommend this tour as a great overview of Oahu. more

Gary

Having taken the Grand Circle Tour on a previous holiday we decided to do it again. Keow our driver and guide made the second time... so enjoyable. His vast knowledge and information along with his friendly personality made it a day to remember.
Giving us photo taking stops along the way and interspersing his commentary with his own humour kept us well amused
It was a long day so maybe not so suitable for famililes with young children but for all other ages well worth considering as it gave the opportunity to see many areas that we would have otherwise missed , the beautiful beaches, magnificent views and interesting places. These along with our very special guide definitely made this a day we will always remember.
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David & Carol NZ

a good day, very enjoyable, the driver/host was informative.

Ray & Tracey

This tour was great. We experienced in a way we wouldn't have because of the vast knowledge of our driver Coco who made it ...that much better. I highly recommend to get a well rounded understanding of beautful Oahu!! more

SHaynes

Good circle trip of island. Saw many beautiful vistas, temple, beaches. Good way to see things you may want to go back to but is ...a long day. Driver was also tour guide which probably shouldn't have been... Felt that was distracting and dangerous. more

Alberta visitors

This was a great and informative guide. Our tour guide knew more about the island then I ever did. Kids got tired on bus so they... fell asleep near the end. I was very happy and enjoyed it very much.recommend to bring something for small children to snack on and drink aswell as somwthing to do while on the bus. Over great time. more

Mother of 2

Great tour from our tour guide Ed. You get a good overall view of most of the island. Some of the stops were a little short, but o...verall an enjoyable day. more

KSD2014

Enjoyed it very much. Wellicht organized, frienly and capable driver/guide.

Marc Van den Berge

Spectacular scenery, blue sky, eighty degrees. What more could you ask? Even a 1 hour hold-up in Waimanolo couldn,t spoil my day.

Donald Owen

Driver was great and very informative. would highly recommend this to anyone.

kevin

Leo our driver was absolutely amazing , full of interesting facts about beautiful Hawaii , always patient and happy . The only rea...son I didn't give 5 Stars is the traffic , at times it was horrendous !! Luckily Leo took our mind off it with sometimes Hawaiian music sometimes quirky information,never boring , thank you more

Jackie

just ok. wouldn't do it again. rent a car instead!

Mr. Anonymous

Guide was good. Area is VERY crowded. Time allowed was kind of short. I felt rushed at the top to head down.

Mr. Anonymous

It was nice to see various things on this tour, but it felt a bit too much like sitting on a bus a lot of the time, with too short... stops at interesting places. We got sufficient time at the Byodo-In temple, which was good, but the North Shore was less than a 5 minute stop. I really wanted to see the Kualoa ranch, and partly booked this tour because of it going there, but the short tram ride only did a short route outside the valley of the ranch, which was a personal disappointment for me (I went for a full Kualoa tour the following day to make up for that).
The Pali lookout was nice.
I would have enjoyed it better if I got to see less things in a better way, than to rush through several things too quickly.
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Jesper

Not as good as I was hoping some parts not good wouldn't do it again or recommend to a friend

Jim c

Started out from our hotel with a great driver who was very knowledgable and entertaining. We stopped to see Hanauma Bay which wa...s beautiful then moved on to see some very beautiful scenery areas and a stop for ice cream. We hadn't seen this part of the island before especially the beautiful homes with ocean scenery. We ended up at Kuala Ranch that had a tram tour that was somewhat of a disappointment because we saw scenery from the ranch that we could see from the road but now much of the ranch or ranching activities. The gold buffet lunch was okay but only came with complimentary water with tiny plastic glasses. If we wanted any other drinks we had to stand in line while our food got cold. We headed to Dole thinking we would get a tour but again only stopped at the gift shop for shopping. Best part of that was we had another pineapple whip which was great. We saw many of the same things on this tour that we saw the day before on our Pearl Harbor / Polynesian tour. The driver was great and very informative but the tour was just so-so and wouldn't recommend it to others who do the Pearl Harbor / Polynesian Cultural Center. more

Dan B

Our original driver lost his wallet so could not drive us. We had to wait close to an hour to get a new driver. This combined wi...th heavy traffic due to a Christmas parade resulted in our tour being significantly delayed and feeling somewhat rushed as we tried to save time at each stop. Our second driver was very knowledgeable and gave us an excellent running commentary as we toured. We did skip a couple of stops/activities due to the delays, but we're not offered any type of compensation. While this is a highly recommended tour company that provided the service, I find it disappointing they did nothing to make up for their issues. more

Honolulu tourist

First part of the trip was informative and somewhat interesting. Half way through we stopped for lunch at the Kualoa Ranch ,food ...was not bad. Then after the lunch break the trip became very boring. Drove along the north shore of the island for well over an hour without stopping to view anything. We then turned inland heading to the Dole Plantation which took another 1/2 an hour plus. Stopped at the plantation for 15 minutes to buy gifts or have a Dole ice cream??. Then it was off to home sweet home. Our Driver Leo was very cordial and informative and generally helpful with the boredom. This tour should at best last the first part of the trip and head back. Sorry more

Dana

The bus broke, we missed the rainforest, but visited all other tourist shops. No refund or so... I'm a bit disappointed.
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The rest was great.
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George

The best advice I can give you about this activity is to do all of these activities separate
My wife and I went on the tou...
r but due to time constrains we never really spent that much time in any one spot
It's hard to take different pictures if you don't have time to setup your shot
The fact that the bus gother caught in traffic cut the slim time margins even more
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Jason

The tour is too long for just sight seeing. It's mostly just to shop for goodies. The lunch buffet is not good at all.

FVC

Not really a sightseeing tour more a shopping trip where you are taken store to store, arrived late at Kualoa Ranch and missed tro...lley tour, paid for Gold Package lunch, barely editable with no drink included , afternoon sightseeing was better but we still managed to be taken to two stores.
Definitely not worth the money
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Gary

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