Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour


Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour

Pickup: 6:30 - 7:10 am

Duration: 8-9 hours

Fitness: Easy

  • Full day sightseeing Oahu’s highlights with an expert local guide
  • Stunning natural landscapes along eastern coast include sweeping vistas, picturesque bays, lush jagged mountains, and postcard-perfect beaches
  • Visits to pineapple, coffee, and macadamia farms for tropical tastings and Hawaiian history
  • This specific tour awarded the #1 Experience in the World by TripAdvisor in 2023


Explore the best of Oahu in comfort and with a local expert on this full day tour that covers the entire eastern half of the island. From natural wonders (e.g., an impressive blowhole) to postcard-perfect vistas (e.g., famous bays, beaches, and lookouts) to history and culture (e.g., temples, agricultural farms), shopping, and local tastings (e.g., pineapple, macadamia nuts, Portuguese doughnuts, coffee), this tour has it all! You haven’t really seen Oahu until you’ve experienced this well-rounded overview of the island.

Compare all 3 of our Circle Island Tours; other options include:
- A more intimate small group tour (only 4-8 people, unless private) with some different stops and pickups including the airport and cruise terminal
- A small group tour that also includes Pearl Harbor, the most popular attraction in Hawaii. Or if you can, we recommend complimenting a Circle Island Tour with a more in-depth stand-alone Pearl Harbor Tour on a separate day.

TravelShack's Choice

  • This specific tour (with this operator) has won the distinction as the #1 Experience in the World by TripAdvisor in 2023, based on its exceptional reviews
  • Deluxe spacious coach bus with onboard restroom, reclining seats, and expansive floor-to-ceiling / wall-to-wall windows
  • Stop at Halona Blowhole to see this iconic vista point where the crashing waves erupt out of a collapsed lava sea cave into a fountain of water
  • Ample independent time in the charming North Shore town of Haleiwa for lunch and shopping. Choose your own highly rated lunch experience at a popular local eatery based on recommendations and a map provided by the guide. This way you can order exactly what you want, rather than settle for a mediocre included lunch at a tourist trap or a box lunch found on other tours.

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Guidebook Reviews

Fodor's guidebook:

Oahu 25 Ultimate Experiences that should be on every traveler's list: #1 - The North Shore, #7 - Malasadas (island doughnuts), #8 - Byodo-In Temple, #24 - Pali Lookout

Oahu's Most Incredible Natural Wonders: Halona Blowhole, Hanauma Bay, Nuuanu Pali Lookout

The Pali Lookout offers a spectacular panoramic view of Oahu

Lonely Planet guidebook:

Oahu in 1 Day: Best Driving is Circle Island Tour. The drive and scenery are mesmerizing.

There are plenty of good places to eat in Haleʻiwa; think of it as the North Shore’s dining capital. There are also plenty of food trucks around Haleʻiwa town: expect to pay $8 to $14 for a plate.

Oahu Revealed:

Byodo-In Temple is the absolute essence of serenity. It's like taking a mini-trip to Japan. Backed by the gorgeous Ko'olau mountain range and fronted by a large pond filled with koi and curious black swans, it's impossible to not feel peaceful here.

Tropical Farms has a very pretty garden area and gorgeous monkeypod trees providing shade. They are very generous with the flavored mac nut samples and coffee. The variety of locally made soaps, oils, perfumes, honeys, jams and sauces make their central shop a great place to visit.