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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 $97.85

Oahu Grand Circle Island Day Tour with Dole Plantation

Oahu, United States of America

From jagged green mountains to sparkling ocean and pristine beaches, there are plenty of stunning sites on this full-day circle island tour of Oahu. 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 $97.85
Traveler Reviews
Review by:   Darryl C,    November 2015 Review: 3 star rating: Worth doing
Would have been better with less shopping venues.
 

Review by:   Darryl A,    October 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
Family had a very nice time
 

Review by:   Gail J,    October 2015 Review: 4 star rating: Recommended
Really enjoyed seeing the island..if we had more time we would have gone back to some of the places we visited during the tour.
 

Review by:   Allen B,    October 2015 Review: 4 star rating: Recommended
Friendly knowlagable funny guide. Benny gave us a great insight into everyplace that he took us to. We enjoyed the tour.
 

Review by:   airofft,    October 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
This was a great tour. I got to see some great sites and taste some great food. Dwight, our tour guide, was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and injected the right amount of humor to make it enjoyable. The tour bus we were on was very comfortable.
 

Review by:   BARRY K,    October 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
Great driver/guide with excellent commentary ,all very interesting.
 

Review by:   Tyson E,    October 2015 Review: 4 star rating: Recommended
It was a great way to see the hole island, it allowed us to pick the sites we wanted to return too. The guide was very knowledgeable, however its a long day.
 

Review by:   Shawn P,    October 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
Best tour of island. Learned a ton of information and saw many historical sites. We highly recommend this tour.
 

Review by:   Shawn P,    October 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
Highly recommend this tour because it covers a lot of area and historical sites. The tour hit so many sites and the guide was knowledgable and fun. We thoroughly enjoyed the day. So glad we took the tour.
 

Review by:   Natasha C,    October 2015 Review: 4 star rating: Recommended
Great way to see the island if you don't have a car- not really clear what you have to pay for at the dole plantation
 

Review by:   ulysses l c,    October 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
Our tour guide Ernie was absolutely the best. He was funny, extremely knowledgeable and had his destinations times perfectly. Visits to the Summer House bathrooms were timed perfectly. He made you feel welcome and part of the family. He is so personable. A true asset to your organization. If and when we ever return we will be sure to book any tours with him. He made you laugh and enjoy the trip a long trip planned for this tour seemed short. We loved it.....Lou and Ronna
 

Review by:   Janet L,    October 2015 Review: 3 star rating: Worth doing
Was disappointed that we did not actually stop at Diamond Head as listed in highlights only got roadside view. Dole plantation stop did not provide enough time to do train ride only to shop and grab a snack. Otherwise it was an enjoyable day. Tour guide was very knowledgeable.
 

Review by:   arubadiver7,    October 2015 Review: 2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
SCENERY WAS NICE DOLE A RIP OFF RANCH ALSO AS FOOD WAS BARELY ACCEPTABLE AND TRAM RIDE SHOWED NOTHING NICE RIDE FOR A SHOPPING TRIP TEMPLE WAS NICE
 

Review by:   Grahame S,    October 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
Great tour and our tour guide outstandingKeaow
 

Review by:   Wendy Anne F,    September 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
We enjoyed the Oahu full day tour. Very informative information provided by the driver and we made some great stops along the way. We really enjoyed the Buddhist temple - a very peaceful place. We also really enjoyed the pineapple ice-cream at Dole Plantation.
 

Review by:   Anna M,    September 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
I cannot recommend this tour enough. If you want to see the island without the stress of driving yourself this is the tour for you. Our tour guide Keao was fantastic, he kept the tour moving and was very knowledgeable about Hawaii and the places we visite, and there were plenty of stops for photo opportunities. Keao made the effort to know everyone's names on the tour. This was by far the best tour of our honeymoon trip. Thank you to Polynesian Adventure and a special thank you to Keao for making our trip memorable.
 

Review by:   micsmate,    September 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
Had a great day travelling to the north of the island. Our guide/driver, Keau, was fantastic,full of information and song!,,
 

Review by:   Jaimie W,    September 2015 Review: 4 star rating: Recommended
Very pleasant and informative tour. Driver was determined to get us into areas that were packed or blocked off. This made the trip worth while because we didn't have to skip those areas. Unfortunately rain on and off did cause access problems, but we can't blame the tour driver for that he did his best to get us where we were suppose to go.
 

Review by:   Mr BG,    September 2015 Review: 4 star rating: Recommended
A great way to learn about the Island. An outstanding tour guide made they day._br/_ The weather meant that we missed out on part of the tour.
 

Review by:   cua_abigail,    September 2015 Review: 4 star rating: Recommended
I am glad I booked this tour... Being that it was our first time in oahu this saved us a lot of hassle in driving around. The driver was informative but the tone of his voice was pretty bland that I fell asleep at the very end. Otherwise I could give this a 5.
 

Review by:   noldty64,    September 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
This was a great tour and Robert the tour guide was knowledgeable the tour gave us enough time to take pics._br/_ Thanks
 

Review by:   Pamela G,    September 2015 Review: 3 star rating: Worth doing
Very long tour. Kind of boring but thank god for our tour guide, Robert, who was so knowledgeable and funny.
 

Review by:   Karen M,    September 2015 Review: 4 star rating: Recommended
It was good but all day is too long should be a half day
 

Review by:   TERI L R,    September 2015 Review: 4 star rating: Recommended
WE REALLY ENJOYED OUR TOUR, THE DOLE PLANTATION TOUR WAS CUT SHORT BECAUSE OF TRAFFIC ISSUES, NOTHING CAUSED BY COUSIN BEN !
 

Review by:   Bonard C,    September 2015 Review: 5 star rating: Highly Recommended
Loved this! So informational! Ed was great! . Very knowledgeable and funny!
 

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.
 

All Traveler Reviews...

USD $97.85
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