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Home > Oahu > Sightseeing Tours > Oahu Grand Circle Island Day Tour with Dole Plantation
Oahu Grand Circle Island Day Tour with Dole Plantation
USD $89.99

Oahu Grand Circle Island Day Tour with Dole Plantation

Oahu, United States of America

From jagged green mountains to sparkling ocean and pristine beaches, see Oahu's most stunning sites on a full-day tour that circles the island. Visit the North Shore, the Dole Plantation, Byodo-In Temple, Diamond Head, the Halona Blowhole, Hanauma Bay, Nu'uanu Pali and more as you travel with a knowledgeable local guide. Learn about the history of Hawaii and its amazing natural wonders for a memorable experience of beautiful Oahu.

Start your full-day tour of Oahu with morning pickup at your Waikiki hotel and set out in a deluxe air-conditioned coach with an expert guide.

Leaving Honolulu, drive past the ritzy Kahala area en route to the Amelia Earhart Lookout, named in honor of the famous aviator who in 1935 completed the first successful solo flight from Honolulu to the continental US, landing in California. Take in panoramic views of the 350-acre (142-hectare) volcanic crater that forms Diamond Head and watch surfers catching waves in the ocean below.

Down the road, stop at the lookout over Hanauma Bay, a marine nature reserve known for calm clear waters with excellent snorkeling. Then stop for a look at the Halona Blowhole and hope to see a geyser-like spray of water rocket into the air.

Travel into the hills to reach the Nu'uanu Pali lookout where you are treated to sweeping views of Kanehoe Bay and Kailua Bay. Continue to Byodo-In Temple, a smaller-scale replica of a 950-year-old Buddhist temple in Uji, Japan. The stunning site, which features ornate temple buildings with a golden Buddha statue that stands more than nine feet (three meters) tall, is tucked into the foothills of the Ko'olau Mountains.

Back on the road, enjoy great views of Mokoli'l Island (Chinaman's Hat), Kahana Bay and the beaches along the North Shore of Oahu. Visit Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay, made famous in the 1960s when big-wave surfing took hold here. In the winter, the beaches still draw surfers from around the world.

Head inland to the Dole Plantation, where you have a quick stop to view lush tropical gardens, take a quick break and browse the gift shop.

During the day, take a 1-hour break to purchase lunch at a sit-down restaurant. Your tour ends with drop off at your hotel in the evening.

USD $89.99
Traveler Reviews
Review by:   John S,    July 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
excellent tour. would take again.
 

Review by:   Suzanne W,    July 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
Beautiful scenery interesting stops and great driver.
 

Review by:   Lonni H,    July 2015 Review: 4 star rating: Recommended
Mike our driver and guide was very funny....but the island is really big and it was quite long. Highlights were the Byodo Temple. Dole Plantation was really a tourist trap! The Macadamia Nut Farm was interesting....touristy!
 

Review by:   Robyn E,    July 2015 Review: 4 star rating: Recommended
Great way to see what Oahu has to offer. Comfortable coach with an excellent driver/guide. Would recommend to visitors to this lovely island.
 

Review by:   Josephine D,    July 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
Very good tour. Bus driver was friendly and knew the history very well. Great snapshot of the island, and the Dole Plantation is well worth the visit. The pineapple icecream is sooo tasty. Gives you a good idea on the places that you want to re visit, or a brief overview if short of time.
 

Review by:   whitelight3105,    July 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
This was a great way to spend my birthday. Our driver, Cody was one of the highlights of this tour. He knows his Hawaii and he has a brilliant sense of humor. The scenery was spectacular - loved it!
 

Review by:   whitelight3105,    July 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
This was a great way to spend my birthday. Our driver, Cody was one of the highlights of this tour. He knows his Hawaii and he has a brilliant sense of humor. The scenery was spectacular - loved it!
 

Review by:   Irene H,    July 2015 Review: 1 star rating: I do not recommend this
The Chinese were louder than the driver.
 

Review by:   Victoria C,    July 2015 Review: 4 star rating: Recommended
The tour was great! We were picked up on time the only issue was that I had to specifically call the company in advance to get the meeting address. The driver-guide Leo was perfect with a lot of interesting stores to tell._br/_ I was a bit disappointed by Dole plantation though. It would be worth it to stop at one of the North Shore beaches instead.
 

Review by:   Madeline W,    July 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
Couldn't get into Hanauma Bay as they stopped cars from going in, but good tour overall!
 

Review by:   Patrick G,    July 2015 Review: 4 star rating: Recommended
The tour was great, Ed was amazing!
 

Review by:   Phillip N,    June 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
We enjoyed this tour very much and was due mostly by our tour guide and bus drive Just Ed.
 

Review by:   Shan L,    June 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
This tour is amazing. The tour guide Leo was very entertaining and made the day so enjoyable. I would recommend this tour to anyone.
 

Review by:   deanjake,    June 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
Great tour and very interesting. Would recommend this tour as a must to do.
 

Review by:   Ellen A,    June 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
We had an awesome time! Learned a lot and our driver Ed was very knowledgeable! He was professional, and he had a great sense of humor!.
 

Review by:   yolreg,    June 2015 Review: 4 star rating: Recommended
A lot of time was spent on the bus but then a lot of territory was covered. It would have been nice to stop at Waimea Bay fro a photograph and not at the Macadamia Plantation or at least less time spent at the souvenir stops to allows for this._br/_ Peter, our tour guide was friendly and extremely obliging in every way. He was very informative and I learnt a lot about the history of the island both from a factual and personal view._br/_ My only complaint would be the lunch stop at Kualoa Ranch. Even though we were there for an hour some people had to wait 45 minutes for their lunches due to the disorganisation of the cooking facilities/restaurant. I waited 25 minutes for a hamburger then had to finish it walking to the bus. This made us late for the rest of the tour.
 

Review by:   Matt C,    June 2015 Review: 4 star rating: Recommended
Was good to get a flavour of the island. Enjoyed most of the tour, especially the stops along the east coast. Knocking a star off because the longest stop was 45 minutes at the dole plantation which is basically a pineapple themed gift shop.
 

Review by:   Bryan C,    June 2015 Review: 3 star rating: Worth doing
Great driver that took us to some special sights around the island. With his colourful narration and humor he made the entire tour unenjoyable. The sightseeing we did was amazing and I got some amazing photos to show my friends of places I had visited.
 

Review by:   Millard F,    June 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
This is a great tour of Hawaii
 

Review by:   Christine M,    June 2015 Review: 2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
The first rest stop was terrible dirty brought food there that was out of date. Could be a lot better the only place worth seeing is the dole pineapple this was beautiful rest of trip was a waste of money and time
 

Review by:   Rey E,    June 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
This tour was amazing!
 

Review by:   Gordon C,    June 2015 Review: 4 star rating: Recommended
The coach was comfortable and the guide was energetic. Overall the tour was fun except for a stop for 20 mins break for free coffee in a shop before lunch. We were not interested in stopping in a no AC store to shop or coffee and couldn't wait to get back to the bus and continue our trip.
 

Review by:   William W,    June 2015 Review: 4 star rating: Recommended
Oahu is a beautiful island
 

Review by:   Brenda R,    June 2015 Review: 4 star rating: Recommended
The tour was very laid back and the group was not in a hurry to see everything. So it was a nice sort of lazy day.
 

Review by:   David K,    June 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
Not only was the tour great but our driver Michael was very knowledgeable and very entertaining. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see all of Oahu you would otherwise never see.
 

Review by:   TravelAbroad,    April 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
What a wonderful tour. Our tour guide Ben was funny treated you like family had an intimate knowledge of the island. This is an all day tour from about 8:30-6:00 PM. This first stop is Halona Blow Hole where you get to watch water actually come out of a Volcano. The next was Pali Lookout almost 2000 feet above sea level. What a breathtaking view. The next stop was Byod-in Temple where you go inside a Buddhist Temple and visit a Japanese cemetery. Kualoa Ranch was my favorite. It was interesting to learn that Jurassic Park and Hawaii Five O was filmed at this location! After lunch the tour went to Sunset Beach where we watch the majestic waves this was a breath taking view. The last stop was the Dole Plantation. This place alone requires a visit by itself. I love the gardens at this plantation._br/_ If you come to Oahu, you must take this trip. Make sure you have your cameras and ipads ready to take photos that you will treasure for ever.
 

Review by:   Hilary H,    April 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
Excellent. Good to escape the skyscrapers and noise of Honolulu and see how lovely the rest of the island is. Highly recommended.
 

Review by:   Everette L,    April 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
Our driver, Ka'ow (sp?) was definitely a highlight of the trip. His energy was amazing and he kept us engaged and entertained along the way. Now, for the actual scenery and landmarks.....breathtaking. The views and overall experiences are ones I won't forget. I would highly recommend this tour!!!
 

Review by:   Rita,    April 2015 Review: 3 star rating: Worth doing
This tour is good so you can see what the island has to offer. There are some spectacular sights to see also. Lunch stop at Ranch was excellent value. Could do without tram ride around the Ranch as it was not interesting and it smells going near horse stables.
 

Review by:   Kevin S,    April 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
Very good trip. Lots to see. Driver was very informative.
 

Review by:   billferguson,    April 2015 Review: 4 star rating: Recommended
Great...driver was 10!
 

Review by:   Frederick D,    April 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
This was a wonderful tour which was made even more enjoyable by the excellent guide, who was amusing, knowledgeable and made the tour fun. I would thoroughly recommend this tour - good value.
 

Review by:   Mchael P,    April 2015 Review: 4 star rating: Recommended
Got to see alot
 

Review by:   JACQUELINE S P,    April 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
It was a fantastic day, an ideal way to see the island with plenty of stops that showed breathtaking views. With a friendly and experienced driver I would highly recommend this trip for anyone who is without their own transport.
 

Review by:   sara b,    April 2015 Review: 1 star rating: I do not recommend this
didn't go missed the bus
 

Review by:   Daniel J B,    April 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
Ernal did a great job as tour guide. He was entertaining and informative. The tour was filled with great views. We were given numerous opportunities to stop and enjoys the sites. Higley recommended tour.
 

Review by:   Ruby Rose Y,    April 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
Great overview of Oahu island. Dwight was very informative and funny.
 

Review by:   Liz B,    March 2015 Review: 4 star rating: Recommended
Great way to see the whole island. The tour driver was awesome, entertained us with lots of stories of the island. Tip: sit on the right side of the bus, you travel along the coast in a counter clockwise direction, get to see the beautiful coastline. Lunch stop at Kualoa Ranch and the Dole Plantations were good breaks in the day.
 

Review by:   johnsoffice2,    March 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
We had a great time. Our tour guide Peter was great very informative and friendly. This is a full day tour and covers some 120 miles around the island.Only one small criticism some of the stops are a little rushed, overall a great day out and a good way to see Oahu.
 

Review by:   Ryan R,    March 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
This was an amazing experience, we went to so many beautiful places. Great photo opportunities around, and the guide was knowledgeable, funny, and talented. He even got everyone singing and knew everyone's names by the end of the day. Make sure to sit on the right side of the bus so you get the ocean-side view! I would highly recommend this experience. You visit such incredible places such as, the Kahala Neighborhood Hawaii's Beverly Hills, Hanauma Bay, Halona Blowhole, Nuʻuanu Pali Lookout Site, the Byodo-In Temple, Kualoa Ranch, Chinamans Hat, Kahana Bay, Sunset Beach, and finally, the best way to end the day: with some pineapple ice cream from Dole Plantation!
 

Review by:   Sarojini B,    January 2015 Review: 4 star rating: Recommended
The tour was great! Our driver, Garfield, was really knowledgeable and friendly. We got to see a lot of with the exception of the Poynesian Cultural Center and Pearl Harbor. Bummer. Over all, a good tour. The only complaint was we were picking up people until 9 and didn't start until around 9:30.
 

Review by:   totoroboston,    December 2014 Review: 4 star rating: Recommended
Good trip. The only thing I would change is more stops.
 

Review by:   Lina T,    December 2014 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
For someone who doesn't have a car and wants to see Oahu, this tour is excellent! It takes you all around the island with stops at many key locations (Hanauma Bay, Byodo-In Temple, Sunset Beach, etc.) along the way. Our driver, Ed, was very knowledgeable about the island's history, and he did a great job explaining everything in a light and funny way :) Thank you!
 

Review by:   Gary W,    December 2014 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
We have been to Oahu 5 times, but doing the island tour was our first time, the day was great out driver Leo was brilliant, told us history of the places we went and also about the island and people. He got most of our small group (14) people involved, the tour came highly recommended to us so it was an easy decision to do it. Thanks again Gary and Tina Wade - South Australia.
 

Review by:   Linda C,    December 2014 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
Tour guide was excellent! Leo C
 

Review by:   Gregg R. M,    December 2014 Review: 4 star rating: Recommended
Nice small group, beautiful tour of a beautiful island from the south and north shores to the interior and a nice stop at the Dole Plantation for fun and refreshments.
 

Review by:   Lynda W,    December 2014 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
Very good and interesting. Drivers on all tours very good.
 

Review by:   Justine B,    December 2014 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
Excellent trip. Edd our driver was great and had us laughing all the time.
 

Review by:   John B,    December 2014 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
The tour was very interesting, assisted and facilitated by our driver/guide Tony.
 

Review by:   Kathleen H,    December 2014 Review: 4 star rating: Recommended
Lovely day and we saw most of the island. Very interesting. The driver/guide was informative and friendly.
 

All Traveler Reviews...

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