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Small Group Grand Circle Island Tour Includes FREE Snorkeling with the Turtles

4.8 (463)
Honolulu, US
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Small Group Grand Circle Island Tour Includes FREE Snorkeling with the Turtles

4.8 (463)
Honolulu, US
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Experience the ultimate adventure on the Small Group Grand Circle Island Tour, where you'll embark on a journey that combines natural beauty, cultural immersion, and unforgettable encounters with marine life. Snorkel with majestic sea turtles in their natural habitat, creating awe-inspiring memories that will stay with you forever. Led by expert guides, you'll gain insights into Hawaiian history and culture, adding depth to every stop along the way. With smaller group sizes, you'll forge connections with guides and fellow travelers, enhancing the sense of community throughout the journey. This is more than just a tour; it's an opportunity to create lasting memories while exploring the stunning landscapes and rich heritage of Hawaii's North Shore. Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Book now and get ready to embark on an incredible adventure.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 8 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

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Introduction

The Small Group Grand Circle Island Tour, which includes FREE snorkeling with the turtles, is a remarkable adventure that combines the breathtaking natural beauty of Hawaii's North Shore with immersive cultural experiences and unforgettable encounters with marine life. Led by expert guides, this tour offers a personalized and flexible itinerary, ensuring you make the most of your journey.

What to expect?

Embarking on this tour, you can anticipate an array of incredible features and benefits. First and foremost, you'll have the unique opportunity to snorkel with sea turtles in their natural habitat, creating awe-inspiring memories that will stay with you forever. In addition to this unforgettable experience, you'll gain insights into Hawaiian history and culture from your knowledgeable guides, adding depth and meaning to each stop along the way. With smaller group sizes, you'll have the chance to forge connections with both your guides and fellow travelers, fostering a sense of community and enhancing your overall experience.

Who is this for?

This tour is designed for anyone seeking an extraordinary adventure on Hawaii's North Shore. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a cultural explorer, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of the world, this tour is suitable for you. Families, couples, solo travelers, and groups of friends can all enjoy this immersive experience together. No prior snorkeling experience is necessary, as our expert guides will ensure your safety and provide all the necessary equipment.

Why book this?

By booking this tour, you'll have the opportunity to explore the stunning landscapes and rich heritage of Hawaii's North Shore in a unique and unforgettable way. Snorkeling with sea turtles in their natural habitat is a rare and magical experience that few people get to enjoy. Furthermore, the personalized and flexible itinerary ensures that you can tailor the tour to suit your interests and preferences. The smaller group sizes foster a sense of camaraderie and allow for more intimate connections with both your guides and fellow travelers. This tour is more than just a sightseeing excursion; it's a chance to create lasting memories and forge a deeper connection with the natural wonders of Hawaii.

Good to know

During the tour, you'll be provided with all the necessary snorkeling equipment, ensuring you have a safe and enjoyable experience. Hotel pickup and drop-off are available for select hotels, adding convenience and ease to your journey. It's important to note that gratuities and lunch are not included in the tour price, so remember to bring some cash for these additional expenses.

Reviews

Customers who have taken this tour have raved about their experiences. They highlight the professionalism and knowledge of the guides, who provided fascinating insights into Hawaiian history and culture. The opportunity to snorkel with sea turtles was a definite highlight for many, with customers describing it as a once-in-a-lifetime experience that left them in awe. The smaller group sizes allowed for a more personalized and intimate experience, fostering a sense of community among the travelers. Overall, customers were highly satisfied with the performance of the tour and highly recommend it to anyone visiting Hawaii's North Shore.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

Waikiki

Our shuttle will arrive at 7:20am for pick up in Waikiki, with a local guide to help you prepare for a day of exploring the island of Oahu. Pick up times vary by hotel and will be automatically assigned when you input your information into our online booking platform.

Diamond Head State Monument

The first lookout we visit is an elevated view perched on the eastern side of Waikiki’s famous Diamond Head Volcano, This lookout grants us a great opportunity for pictures of the south eastern coastline of Oahu, with notable sights as far as Hanauma bay and Maui on a clear day. The location is more formally known as Amelia Earhart Lookout, known for where bystanders gathered to watch Earhart make her first solo aviation journey from Hawaii to North America.

Halona Blowhole

Molten lava tubes from volcanic eruptions that occurred from Oahu’s Koko Head crater formed the natural occurrence known as the Halona Blowhole. This lava tube extends into the ocean with a very narrow opening at the top, and when the surf is just right, water pressure builds up within the lava tube and erupts through the narrow opening creating a special Hawaiian Geyser for your viewing pleasure. 

Makapu'u Beach

(Pass by)

Witness Waimanalo’s dramatic sea cliffs as we turn into Oahu’s windward side as we begin our journey to the North Shore of Oahu. Look off into the azure blue waters of the bay and you will see Oahu’s famous Manana Island also known as Rabbit island due to its Rabbit like shape.

Tropical Farms (The Macadamia Nut Farm Outlet)

After a beautiful drive along Oahu’s eastern coastline, our next stop is a local shop that finds itself tucked away under aged Banyan Trees with macadamia nut and delicious Kona coffee tastings, along with very tempting Hawaiian chocolates amongst other treats.

Mokoli’i Island

Chinaman’s Hat, also known as Mokolii, is nestled right next to the Kualoa Valley Mountain range. This location is  known for its dramatic landscape filmed in a number of Hollywood movies; most notably and fan favorite Jurassic Park. The island has earned the nickname Chinaman’s Hat from its resemblance to the straw hats that the Chinese immigrants wore when working Oahu’s sugar plantations during the early 1900’s.

Kahuku Farms

Famous North Shore Shrimp Lunch on Local Hawaiian Farm  Our guide will walk you through a local taro patch on a farm located at the base of the Koʻolau Mountain Range . Get a first hand look at how ancient Hawaiian agriculture practices live on and how to this day still manage to provide for local families to live off the land using the techniques and traditions passed down through generations.  We also eat lunch at the farm. The farm has a restaurant that can prepare all of the famous North Shore delicacies. Garlic Shirmp, Coconut Shrimp, and Kalua Pork are just some of the mouth watering plates available for lunch. Vegetarian options are available. Please bring cash for lunch.

Oahu's North Shore

Tropical Fruit Stands After lunch we make a stop at North Shore tropical fruit stands, which offers ice cold coconuts to drink from, fresh mangos, and other tropical treats.

Haleiwa Town Center

(Pass by)

Outskirts of Haleiwa Town, Pineapple, Coffee and Agricultural Fields

Dole Plantation

A historic pineapple plantation home to pineapple magnets, pineapple t-shirts, pineapple keychains and most importantly pineapple ice cream aka Dole Whip!! A great way to end the day and get some pineapple themed souvenirs for your friends and family back home.

Sandy Beach Park

(Pass by)

Sandy Beach is a beach on the South Shore of Oʻahu in Hawaii. It is known for its excellent bodyboarding and bodysurfing opportunities due to shore break and consistent barrels.

Waimanalo Beach

(Pass by)

Waimanalo have gorgeous white sand beaches, snorkeling with near-guaranteed honu (Hawaiian green sea turtle) sightings, several hole-in-the-wall but worth a stop eateries, roaming bands of wild chickens, and a handful of family-owned farms

North Shore

Hawaii Green Sea Turtle Beach Snorkeling Hono is the Hawaiian name for our beloved Green Sea Turtles. Our Honu are very Hawaiian in that they love to lay on the sand and bask under the warm sun. We take you to a beach where we spend 90 minutes hoping to spot this incredible occurrence and we will also provide snorkeling gear so guests can go for a swim and hopefully snorkel along side a green sea turtle as well.  Snorkel Gear is included in the price of the tour. Please alert your guest to bring sunscreen and a towel.

Sunset Beach

A change of pace from the crowded beaches of Waikiki, The infamous Sunset Beach on the North Shore offers tranquility and is the epitome of a beautiful Hawaiian Beach. However don’t lets the summer months fool you, during the winter months, swells of 30 to 40 feet can be seen from the safe confines of shore.

Reviews

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4.8 (463)

donetteh2024

This was certainly one of the highlights of our vacation. Nevin, our tour guide was fantastic sharing his vast knowledge and history of the island. His pleasant, fun, and accommodating manner made the trip enjoyable for all. Loved his ukulele playing during many of our stops. Our driver was also excellent. We loved all the stops, the photo opportunities, lunch and especially snorkeling. Loved the short tour of Honolulu. with its history and beauty. Would highly recommend this tour, esp. with Nevin.

TARA J

Had an incredible day tour with our young family. If you’re not planning on hiring a car and want to get out of Waikiki and see some of the island this is a great option. We went to a number of beautiful view points and got to experience some tasty treats at the Macadamia farm, then to top it of we got to see and swim with turtles at North Shore. Our tour was made extra special with our tour guide’s Kurt and Harry, we got to all our spots ahead of the rush and was a well planned out fun day! Thank you

scottwV8740QK

Fun all around trip. Kurt was a blast and very knowledgeable about the island. And Harry was a great driver. Together they gave one heck of a tour.

736sketcha

Good tour. Nice to see north shore and a lot of local areas. Saw turtles and enjoyed waimeia valley. Family enjoyed our host and driver a lot

chachenf

Tour was really awesome. A must for first time visitors. Our tour guide Nevin was really cool and knowledgeable. Snorkeling with the turtles was really fun.

S7422QZamandab

We did this tour on our last day here and it was the perfect way to cap off our trip. Nevin was super knowledgeable and chill, we had a great time.

tartus42

Poor value for $$ Snorkeling was great and we saw turtles which was awesome. The rest of the tour consisted of a few short 10-15 minute stops and 1/2 hour for lunch ( shrimp is delicious) every stop seemed to be another opportunity to spend more $. At nearly $400 for 2 people I feel it’s not good value for the cost. There are better tours out there.

marykam2024

One of the best experiences of our life!! The tour guide Kurt was a blast, great sense of humour and made the day amazing!! Harry was the best chill driver you could ask for! The best part of everything today was what they did for 2 beautiful amazing children from Make a Wish Foundation/ best part of my day was seeing those angels smile and laugh from the tour Kurt provided!! Tears and so much love! Couldn’t recommend this anymore!! AMAZING!! ~ Maryka from Alberta Canada 🇨🇦

travinh2024

It was a blast never got bored once!! tour guide knew tons of knowledge about the area and the island its self I would recommend this tour to everyone visiting Hawaii, and the make a wish they do is amazing made them feel special, harry and Kurt are the best!

LINDA_B

I enjoyed snorkeling with the turtles, however I don’t recommend this tour, I feel it is not good value for the cost. We made a 10 min stop at the blow hole on the way to the turtle area and a 30 min lunch stop ( the shrimp is delicious) after 1 hour of snorkeling we had 15 mins at the nut farm and about 30 mins at the dole plantation. Although the guide was knowledgeable and pointed out celebrity homes and other points of interest, It wasn’t much of a tour frankly. For nearly $400. Canadian for 2 people I think there are much better tours available that will give you better value for the $$.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-23 17:03