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Sandy Beach, Oahu

Sandy Beach, Oahu

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Oahu: Oahu Ultimate Grand Circle Island Tour

1. Oahu: Oahu Ultimate Grand Circle Island Tour

Discover the best of the island of Oahu on a guided day tour from Honolulu. Enjoy beautiful scenery and views from locations such as the Diamond Head State Monument, the Kahala Scenic Route, Makapu'u Point, and Turtle Beach as you learn about local history. After meeting in central Honolulu, depart to your first stop of the day, the Diamond Head State Monument. Stroll through the famous East Honolulu neighborhood and enjoy a breathtaking sunrise view over Maunalua Bay. Travel along the Kahala Scenic Route, known for its large concentration of expensive real estate and beachfront properties, which include some of the most expensive in the entire state. Visit the Halona Blowholetake "postcard-worthy" photos to show off to your friends. Continue to Makapu'u Point and capture stunning images of Rabbit Island's crater and cliffs. Experience firsthand why many famous movies were filmed at this location. Drive along Kauai's windward coast, from Waimanalo onward to Kualoa. Right before heading to Kualoa's Mac Nut Farm, stop for shave ice and ice cream. Try some free coffee samples, mac nuts, and take a picture in front of the Kamehameha Statue. Visit the appropriately named Turtle Beach on the North Shore and spot Green Hawaiian Sea Turtles. Enjoy some free time for swimming or sunbathing and this beautiful beach. Then, visit vintage farms and the surfer town of Hale'iwa as you learn about Hawaii's surfing culture and big wave competitions. Next, learn about Hawaiian pineapples at the Dole Plantation. Wander through the largest pineapple maze here, and you can find gifts for your loved ones. Finally, stop at the Green World Coffee Farm where you can enjoy samples of coffee and tea to sip while perusing the storefront. Afterward, relax on the journey back to Honolulu.

From Waikiki: Best of Oahu Photography Tour with Pickup

2. From Waikiki: Best of Oahu Photography Tour with Pickup

Take beautiful photographs of Hawaii on a photo tour from Waikiki. Capture the stunning colors of the island with the help of a professional photographer guide. Bring any camera you like on our tour and see the best of Hawaii on a photography tour. Visit scenic locations to see the amazing blue waters of the ocean and the skies of the east coast. Go to picturesque locations, such as the fantastic Makapu'u Beach lookout and the Halona Blowhole formed by molten lava tubes from volcanic eruptions that happened thousands of years ago. Admire Waimanalo Beach and the Ko’olau Mountains, and capture the stunning views from the Nuʻuanu Pali Lookout. Make a stop at Waimanalo for lunch. It's a great tour for anyone who wants to see beautiful locations and spend some time capturing them on their cameras as ever-lasting souvenirs. It's also ideal for cruise ship passengers who want something different to do while in port. Tour leisurely to enhance your Hawaii experience and enjoy short walks through the dramatic landscape. Stops will be made at: • Tantalus lookout • Pali lookout (admission included) • Ko’olau Mountains • Waimanalo Bay • Ono Steaks & Shrimp Shack (not catered)  • Makapu’u Beach lookout • Sandy's Beach Lookout • The Blow Hole • Hawaii Kai • Leonards Malasada (our treat)

Oahu: Full-Day Island Highlights Tour with Transfer

3. Oahu: Full-Day Island Highlights Tour with Transfer

This popular circle island tour takes you on a scenic excursion around the beautiful island of Oahu. Enjoy a relaxing drive along the slopes of Diamond Head and see of some of Oahu’s most impressive homes in the Kahala area. Get ready to capture the view of windward Oahu from the scenic (and blustery) Nu’uanu Pali Lookout. The tour continues along the coastline past the famous Hanauma Bay, Halona Blowhole, Sandy Beach, and Makapu’u Point. At Waimea Valley swim in a waterfall-fed pool (weather permitting). Visit Byodo-In Temple at the Valley of the Temples on the windward side, set against the majestic Ko’olau Mountains. Take a moment to reflect and take in the beautiful temple grounds, including traditional Japanese gardens and koi ponds. See the world-famous North Shore beaches of Sunset, Banzai Pipeline, and Waimea Bay, home to big wave surfing and surf competitions like the Vans Triple Crown of Surf. Take in the local vibe at quaint Haleiwa Town with time for shopping at boutiques and surf shops and grab a shave ice from famous Matsumotos. Enjoy a brief stop at Dole Plantation to peruse the information displays and presentations, as well as browse for gifts at the country store. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience on Oahu. You'll be returned to your hotel after a full and unforgettable day.

Oahu: 16-Point Guided Circle Tour with Snorkeling and Dole

4. Oahu: 16-Point Guided Circle Tour with Snorkeling and Dole

Be sure not to miss one of Hawaii's top excursions that will guide you to the finest sights on Oahu, and leave you in total amazement. It’s the amazing Tour Guides that will make all the difference in this action-packed day. They will spoil you rotten by telling funny stories, giving their knowledge of Hawaii, and sharing the precious culture of Hawaii with You. Whether this is your first trip to the islands, or you’re a seasoned veteran, this exclusive 16-Point Circle Island Tour combines the best highlights that Oahu has to offer, and serves them up into a full-day adventure that you will always remember! Take in the beautiful vistas of the Dole Plantation on the North Side, and the Halona Blowhole on the South Coast. Discover a Hawaiian nut plantation with free all-you-can-eat Macadamias and Kona coffee to drink. Come see the green sea turtles on the North Shore. Learn about Hawaii and its unique culture from the most dynamic tour guides in Hawaii. This tour will bring you relaxation, excitement, awe, and all the emotions in between! Enjoy visits to major Oahu hot spots like Chinaman’s Hat, North Shore Beaches, and the Diamond Head Beach Lookout, along with a ton of spots that are “off the beaten path.” This experience is ready to show you some major fun and give you the lay of the land. Please bring a swimsuit, extra clothes, sunglasses, sunscreen, bag, & camera. We will provide bottled water, but please bring some cash for lunch.

Circle Island: Swim With Turtles And Explore Paradise Oahu

5. Circle Island: Swim With Turtles And Explore Paradise Oahu

Hawaii Turtle Tours is perfect for the whole family! Whether you're traveling with family or friends, this tour offers something for everyone. You will swim, sightsee, indulge, laugh and explore creating timeless memories as we take you through the natural wonders of truly special Oahu and the magnificent world of the Hawaiian sea turtles, locally known as "Honu”. Diamond Head Lookout: Offering panoramic views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean and the iconic Diamond Head Crater. Capture amazing photos of this natural wonder and let the beauty of Oahu's coastline take your breath away. Halona Blowhole Lookout: Where you'll witness the raw power of nature as the waves crash against the volcanic rock formations. Marvel at the stunning display of water shooting into the air as the blowhole erupts, creating a unique spectacle. Tropical Farms: A memorable location in the State of Hawai’i, real country and true hospitality! Indulge your taste buds with samples of fresh Hawaiian macadamia nuts and other tropical treats, and learn about the rich heritage and cultivation of these island delicacies on this paradise of local flavors. Chinaman's Hat: Is part of the 157 acre Kualoa Regional Park. Besides being home to very important Oahu wildlife, this little island has also been the set and backdrop for many blockbuster movies like Jumanji and Pirates of the Caribbean. Fumi's Kahuku Shrimp: No tour of Oahu is complete without tasting the island's famous seafood. Experience the mouthwatering flavors of the local shrimp cuisine, made with fresh ingredients and a blend of unique spices. Turtle Town: Immerse yourself in the paradise of Oahu's North Shore beaches as we visit this haven for Hawaiian sea turtles. Witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat as they gracefully glide through the crystal-clear waters. This is your chance to swim alongside these gentle giants, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Dole Plantation: Iconic location where you can explore the pineapple gardens, learn about pineapple cultivation, and taste the incredible flavors of this tropical fruit. Plus! indulge in their signature pineapple ice cream, only available in Disney World, Disneyland and here in their Oahu Dole Plantation! Throughout our journey, you'll catch glimpses of some notable landmarks, including: The Kahala neighborhood, Sandy Beach, Makapuu Point, Waimanalo town, the majestic Koolau Range, and the world-famous Waimea Bay. Join us on this epic adventure outside of Waikiki, where the turtles, breathtaking views, local encounters, and the warm spirit of Aloha await!

Oahu: Highlights of Oahu Small Group Tour

6. Oahu: Highlights of Oahu Small Group Tour

Enjoy a pick up from your hotel early in the morning and pass the Duke Kahanamoku Statue in Waikiki. Learn more about where the sand on the beach comes from, and which movies were set in front of the scenic city. Hear stories about the formation of the island, its discovery, and see historic pictures. See the volcanic craters of Diamond Head and Koko Head. Pass Khala and head to the incredible Hanauma Bay. Look out for whales from the Makapu'u viewing platform and visit Halona Blowhole and Sandy Beach, one of the most dangerous beaches of Oahu. Discover where the movie "50 First Dates" starring Adam Sandler was shot. Stroll through a macadamia nut farm and see the small islet of Chinamans Hat. Drive by the filming locations of Jurassic Park and Jurassic World, as well as the location for the Spartan Race, the Polynesian Cultural Center and the Laie Hawaii Temple. Then, you will enjoy lunch in a local food truck. Along the north coast of the island you can see the beaches of Pipeline, Sunset and Waimea. Hear the sad story of Eddie Aikau and learn more about the surfing tournament The Eddie. Drive by Haleiwa and the Dole Plantation. Learn interesting facts about pineapples and get more insider tips for an incredible trip.

Oahu: Private Custom Island Tour

7. Oahu: Private Custom Island Tour

Tailor your Oahu experience with our fully customizable private tour. Ideal for families, couples, or private groups. Contact our local partner to craft your itinerary or trust the guide to unveil the best spots. Enjoy the journey in a private luxury vehicle—ultimate relaxation awaits! Free Pick Up in Waikiki, Spacious Luxury Vehicle, Cold AC, Experienced Guide and lots of ALOHA. Possible Stops • Pearl Harbor Visitor Center - The guide shows you around the Pearl Harbor Museum • USS Arizona Memorial - Resting place of 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives during the attack • Turtle Beach Laniakea - High chance of Green Sea Turtles lounging on the beach • North Shore beaches and surf spots - See the big waves during surf season • Dole Plantation - Learn about Dole and the success of pineapple in Hawaii • Kualoa Ranch - Movie location for Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, Pearl Harbor, Jumanji 2, Hawaii Five-0, Godzilla, Elvis Blue Hawaii etc • Haleiwa Town Shopping - Stroll the streets of the famous surf town • Aloha Tower - The Statue of Liberty of Hawaii • I'olani Palace - Only royal palace in the US • King Kamehameha Statue - First King of all of Hawaii and a famous spot in the Hawaii Five-0 TV show • Downtown Honolulu - Drive through the most important business district of Hawaii • Ala Moana Shopping Mall - Biggest outdoor shopping mall in the USA • World War I Memorial - Salt water swim stadium • Secluded Beach in Waikiki - Home of Hawaiian Monk Seals • Diamond Head Beach Lookout - Whale watching during the season • Hawaii Five-0 Movie Spots - Different spots along the route • Most expensive neighborhood on Oahu - mansions and Japanese Mafia • Military in Hawaii - Schofield Barracks • Sunset Beach - Visit one of the most popular spots for surf competitions • Shrimp Farms - Where the famous North Shore Shrimp are raised • Lunch (not included in the cost of the tour) for example at Kahuku local food trucks - Variety of freshly prepared Hawaiian food, Korean BBQ, poke bowls, vegetarian, North Shore Shrimp, and more • Chinamans Hat - Basalt island off the coast • Macadamia Nut Farm - Free coffee and macadamia nut tasting • Makapu'u Lookout - WWII bunkers and whale watching during season • Sandy Beach Lookout - Most dangerous beach in the USA • Halona Blowhole - Volcanic lava tube spouting water • Eternity Beach - Movie spot for Pirates of the Caribbean and From Here to Eternity • Hanauma Bay - Great snorkeling spot for beginners • Koko Head Lookout - Diamond Head and Koko Head crater view Seize the moment! Customize your Oahu adventure with our exclusive private tour. Perfect for families, couples, or groups. Don't miss out—book now before this sought-after experience sells out! Create lasting memories in paradise.

From Waikiki: Circle Island Tour

8. From Waikiki: Circle Island Tour

The Best way to see Oahu is in one day on a Circle Island tour. True Island tours showing you the best Hawaii has to offer, and our main concern is that you don’t miss out on anything. A small group tour is a way to enjoy your tours, stop more places or spend more time in the places you like, We have new & Luxurious vehicles for the Best sightseeing tours which will be memorable for a lifetime, Come & enjoy the Oahu Circle Island Tour with the spirit of Aloha with your loved ones. • The Best Guided circle island tour on Oahu • Enjoy a full-day Circle Island tour from Honolulu • Visit some of Hawaii’s most popular beaches & landmarks • See some of the most breathtaking views in the world • Small group ensures personal attention

Oahu Circle Island Tour - Best Spots & Beaches

9. Oahu Circle Island Tour - Best Spots & Beaches

Enjoy a semi-private tour with a maximum of 14 guests in a spacious van Enjoy a funny and knowledgeable tour guide, learn about the Hawaiian history and stop at secret spots where none of the big tours can stop. Visit a Macadamia Nut Outlet and try Macadamia Nut Coffee and Macadamia Nuts. Try local food at the famous Food Trucks on Oahu's North Shore. See some of the most beautiful beaches Hawaii has to offer and explore popular and secret spots all around the island. This is the best tour on Oahu for families, friends and even large groups! This day trip around the beautiful island of Oahu is interesting, funny and will give you insights that you will not get anywhere else! You will see more than 30 hot spots on Oahu. The private tours are held in English or German. You will learn interesting facts about the history of Hawaii, the life on the islands and you hear facts no travel book has. Here are some of the famous tour stops and spots you will see: • Duke Kahanamoku Statue (drive-by) • World War I Memorial • Diamond Head Beach Lookout • Hanauma Bay (drive-by) • Whale watching at Makapu'u Lookout (during season) • Macadamia Nut Farm • Chinamans Hat (drive-by) • Shrimp Farm (drive-by) • North Shore Beaches • Haleiwa Town (drive-by) • Dole Plantation (drive-by) Interested in a private tour? Feel free to contact Daniels Hawaii Customer Service to learn more about private tours on Oahu.

Oahu: Private Island Tour

10. Oahu: Private Island Tour

Discover the highlights of Oahu on a private guided tour starting from Honolulu. Stop at scenic beaches and lookout points as you admire the beauty and tranquility of the island. Start with pickup from your hotel in Honolulu. Travel by private van with your guide to some of the most beautiful locations on the island, starting with a visit to the Diamond Head Lookout. Continue to the stunning Lanai Lookout and witness the power of the ocean from the famous blow-hole. Head next to the nearby Sandy Beach Park for a short hike along the Mokapu Lighthouse Trail. Hop back on the van and drive along the eastern shore of the island, with a photo stop of Chinaman's Hat Island and Kaloa Beach Park. Visit a local tiki carver's studio and silverier shop. Walk along the North Shore and keep an eye out for the sea turtles basking on the beaches. Finally, stop at the charming town of Haleiwa and visit a macadamia nut farm. before relaxing on the journey back to Honolulu.

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Sierra our guide so an amazing person, she knew everything about the island and the culture as a native person. She made the experience very warm as we strolled through the places she grew up in. She showed our daughter few things that only native people know. And she left us very well connected to Hawaii and its culture

Our favourite thing about our tour was our guide, Andrew was such a phenomenal host. He shared a lot of knowledge and interesting camera with us :)

Our driver Cousin Jimmy was the best - he made our day & showed us all the best spots of the island.

Our guide was very friendly and entertaining. A very nice tour! We can happily recommend them.

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