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Ultimate Circle Island Adventure with Waimea Waterfall

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icon10 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

An exciting journey of discovery through the beautiful Amelia Earhart Point on the ocean-facing slopes of Diamond Head Crater (drive-by), the famous Halona Blowhole, “From Here to Eternity” beach, Makapu’u Point (drive-by), visit Valley of the Temples, colorful Byodo-in Temple and scenic Mokoli'i Island. This full day tour includes a delicious lunch at the famous Fumi’s Shrimp Stand on the North Shore where you'll be served your choice of various sautéed shrimp plates. *Chicken and Vegetarian options are also available. After your delicious lunch, you will visit the world famous Waimea Valley, the Arboretum and see an incredible Waterfall, followed by the Dole Pineapple Plantation. Your expert nature guide will provide a fascinating narration about Hawaii's bird and plant species, geology, history and culture. Tour includes a 152-page Gift Book "Guide to Nature on Oahu" as a souvenir to take home!

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This 10-hour tour packs in a highly rated lunch plus a rare stop at Waimea Waterfall.
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Local taxes
Lunch
Live commentary on board
Professional guide
Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
a 152 page book “ Pocket Guide to Nature on Oahu” (Value $11.50) (One book per party)
All entry fees to the visited locations
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7:30 AM
Hotel PICKUPS CAN START EARLIER THAN THE OFFICIAL DEPARTURE TIME depending on your pick up location!! *PLEASE CHECK your email box and/or phone for confirmation details regarding your actual pick up time! Please let us know the FULL NAME of the actual Waikiki hotel where you are staying in the comment section as soon as you are able to. Once we receive your booking, our reservationists will automatically assign the closest pickup location for you. (Or IF you are not staying in a hotel, then please provide a street address for your accommodation.) If you don't know your hotel yet, no problem, we will just assign the default Ala Moana hotel pickup for you and you can change it anytime up to 24 hours before the tour departure time. You will get a written confirmation from us including your pickup time and your exact pickup location with maps and photographs of the meeting area. Please look for this message from us in your booking agent's message board and/or in your personal email box to see your detailed pickup instructions. We leave the Waikiki area by 7:45 AM but hotel pick-ups start as early as 7:00 AM depending on your pick up location. *PLEASE CHECK your email box for confirmation details regarding your actual pick up time! Tour ends at 5:45 PM . Drop offs then begin and might go until 6:30 PM depending on your drop off location.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Age limit: *CHILDREN MUST BE AT LEAST 3 YEARS OLD TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS ADVENTURE. All persons between 3 and 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over age 21.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Oahu Nature Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Ultimate Circle Island Adventure with Waimea Waterfall?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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star-5
Beautiful Hawaii
kathy_h
, Aug 2022
The tour was our first activity after landing and we are glad it was. We received so much history knowledge by our tour guide by the end of our trip , that when we did are other activities we connected the dots.. I would highly recommend doing this first from personal preference and experience. The stops where amazing. I would recommend touring Dole separately as you are not able to hop on the train or do the maze because of limited time
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi Kathy, THANKS! for giving our Ultimate Circle Island Adventure with Waimea Waterfal 5 stars! and for your advice about Dole Plantation. Aloha,
star-3
Meh.
Lindsay_P
, Aug 2022
There were some good moments on this tour. It was very neat to see the beach featured in the film From Here to Eternity and the blowhole nearby. We also really enjoyed the Japanese temple in the cemetery. But other than that, we found the tour to be kind of mediocre. The main problem was that it just seems like we spent so, so much time riding on a bus, and that time wasn’t balanced with much room for exploration at each site. We were also disappointed in the waterfall, which was barely a trickle due to a drought. That of course is not the tour company’s fault, but I get the sense that even when the waterfall has more water running, it is not all that impressive compared to many other waterfalls I have seen in the world. The shrimp lunch wasn’t great either, in my opinion. Finally, I found our tour guide to be kind of arrogant. As a white guy narrating the local history of Oahu, I think he should be careful about that.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Aloha Lindsay, In order to travel 120 miles around the beautiful island of O'ahu and to spend several hours at the incredible Waimea Valley, 45 minutes for a delicious lunch(over 90% of our guests have given the lunch and tour 5 stars) and 30 minutes at Byodo Temple, The Pali Lookout, Halona and Sandy Beach plus 45 minutes at Dole, guest have to travel in the luxury, comfortable and air conditioned bus between those stops. Yes, Hawaii, like many other places in the world is in a severe drought that affects its waterfalls. Angel Falls, Niagra and Victoria Falls among others are certainly more impressive that Waimea Falls, but the important thing is how incredibly beautiful the thousands of tropical trees ,plants and flowers at Waimea are. Also the very interesting cultural highlights at Waimea should be of equal interest for visitors. Our guides, regardless of race, are the most highly educated guides in Hawaii and are all very aware of any issues on how to narrate O'ahu's local history. They are the best in the business:) With Aloha,
star-5
O’ahu Circle Trip Tour - 11AUG22
Robert_C
, Aug 2022
I learned so much from Greg, about Oahu from its past to present history. He is very knowledgeable and engaging. It was nice to visit some new as well as familiar places. Additionally, receiving The “Nature on O’ahu” book is a nice added touch. I look forward to reading it to improve my understanding of the nature on this beautiful island. Thanks to Greg and our driver for a wonderful and worthwhile day. I will definitely recommend this tour to my friends, family, and colleagues. Keep up the good work. Regards Robert
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Aloha Robert, Thank you very much for your excellent review of Gregg and our Ultimate Circle Island Adventure with Waimea Waterfall! We hope you enjoy and learn more about nature on O'ahu in the book we provide every party on our tour with. It is a great privilege to be able to share our island with thoughtful travelers like yourself. With Aloha,
star-5
Guide was very...
Kathy_R
, Aug 2022
Guide was very knowledgeable, it was non stop story telling with historical facts, language and cultural explanations. Great tour to beautiful spots. Bring a jacket/cover bus and mountain lookout spots are windy
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi Kathy, THANKS! for your 5 star review of our Ultimate Circle Island Adventure with Waimea Waterfall! Aloha,
star-5
A great circle tour of Oahu
Simon_D
, Aug 2022
Siena and driver Kim were great - Siena’s commentary throughout the day was really interesting and informative. I especially enjoyed the James Cook story. The Buddhist temple was very relaxing and the Dole Pineapple experience was fun. It was great to see titles on a beach but even better to see one swimming in the sea. Thanks for a great tour!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Aloha Simon, THANK YOU! for giving Siena,Kim and our Ultimate Circle Island Adventure with Waimea Waterfall 5 stars:) All of us at Oahu Nature Tours are very grateful. All the Best,
star-5
Great tour, great overview of Hawaii
Vicki_R
, Aug 2022
Jo jo our tour guide was amazing and took us to all the best spots. He is a wealth of knowledge and made the day a really enjoyable one. I will recommend this to anyone visiting Hawaii.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi Vicki, Mahalo Nui Loa! for your excellent review of Jojo and our Ultimate Circle Island Adventure with Waimea Waterfall! Aloha,
star-5
JoJo was fantastic
Grant_H
, Aug 2022
JoJo was a fantastic tour guide. Very informative and fun with the delivery of everything we went past along the way. Never ran out of things to say either which kept everyone engaged
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi Grant, Thanks for your 5 star review of Jojo and our Ultimate Circle Island Adventure with Waimea Waterfall! Aloha,
star-4
The tour guide,JoJo had...
Nancy_L
, Aug 2022
The tour guide,JoJo had great stories about the area and the Hawaiian culture. The trip was long but he was entertaining. The bus driver,Kim, was the best.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi Nancy, Thanks for your very kind review. Aloha
star-5
Awesome tour
Amor_N
, Aug 2022
Jojo qnd Anthony are the best tour guide. They are so courteous, friendly and so excellent to tour us around the Oahu Island.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Aloha Amor, Thank you for your 5 star review of Jojo ,Anthony and our Ultimate Circle Island Adventure with Waimea Waterfall:) Best Regards,
star-5
Bus tour
Ana_H
, Aug 2022
Learned so much about the history of Hawaii that we would have missed if we’d been driving. Jojo was great.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
HI Ana, THANKS! for your 5 star review of Jojo and our Ultimate Circle Island Adventure with Waimea Waterfall. Aloha,
star-4
Too much way more added changes with the same exactly tour
Pepito_E
, Aug 2022
It was nice. It could be been way much cheaper somewhere else.I check on some tour place after the tour and talk to the people on the tour bus
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi Pepito, Thanks for your review. We have a dedicated and professional driver and a excellent narrator in addition on a luxury motorcoach, plus we pay for all admissions and a delicious shrimp lunch. Our tour goes 11 hours and we are the best deal per hour of any circle Island Tour:) Kind Regards,
star-5
The best tour in Hawaii
Nicole_O
, Aug 2022
Was disappointed that the waterfalls was all dry up because of no rain. But the family and I enjoy the long day tour we get to see almost everything in one day. Thank you Mr. Kim our bus driver and Mrs. Sea our tour guide you guys are the best!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi Nicole, Thank you for your 5 star review of Siena, Kim and our Ultimate Circle Island Adventure with Waimea Waterfall:) Aloha,
star-5
Best Tour guide ever
Melinda_R
, Aug 2022
Joe joe was truly great such a wonderful soul and truly funny highly recommend this tour. Very informative and professional
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi Melinda, Thank you very much for giving Jojo and our Ultimate Circle Island Adventure with Waimea Waterfall 5 stars! Aloha,
star-3
Waterfall is dry
maria_V
, Aug 2022
Sienna was an awesome guide but we decided for the waterfall instead of snorkeling and it turns out the waterfall is dry and there was no water. If there had been water you couldn’t swim anyway because of bacteria in water. The tour was good and informative but waterfall was a let down.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Aloha Maria, Thanks for your review. The summer season is the dry season in Hawaii but there is still some storms and hurricane remnants that cause significant rainfall on some summer days. It is very unpredictable . Many of our guests really enjoy the beautiful tropical trees and flowers as well as the very interesting Hawaiian cultural information at Waimea Valley . We do advise our guests about the possibility of Leptospirosis bacteria in the water. It is fairly rare but we think it best to advise our guests so they can make a informed decision about swimming at the waterfall. I advise to swim in the ocean instead:)
star-5
Some good, but mostly not impressed
Tracie_C
, Aug 2022
Jo Jo and Anthony were great, but I just can’t recommend this tour. I’ve booked tours all over the world and just wasn’t impressed with this one. The morning was A LOT of driving, just to see a few beaches & look outs. Yes, it was gorgeous, but 4 hours of driving, for this? The temple was very nice. I was pleased with that. But then the waterfall. We hiked about 40 minutes to see a trickle of water down a ledge. I was expecting so much more. Same at the Dole plantation. I was very excited to go, but we were told not to do the maze or the train. So really, we just stopped to have some dole whip and visit the gift shop. I would have much preferred to just rent a car and have done it on our own.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Aloha Tracie, Thanks for your 5 star excellent review of Jojo, Anthony and our Ultimate Circle Island Adventure with Waimea Waterfall:) The coastal drive is definitely one of the most beautiful drives in the world based on my experience traveling all around our planet. From Waikiki to Byodo temple takes about three hours including all the fantastic stops. In order to provide stops at these beautiful locations, we have to cover 120 miles of excellent scenic roads on O'ahu. I understand your disappointment with the ephemeral waterfall but low rainfall in the summer is expected. Sorry you did not seem to enjoy the amazing gardens and Hawaiian cultural displays at Waimea Valley. Visiting this spectacular Tropical Rainforest location and seeing thousands of colorful trees and plants and the very interesting Hawaiian displays is a highlight for many of our guests. We do not allow our guests to do the maze or train because we need to be back in Waikiki by 6-6:30 PM. The tour is meant to show our guests the highlights of O'ahu and if they find a place they really like, they can go back on there own another day. By renting a car and doing it on your own you would have not been able to have the excellent narration you complimented Jojo for or the professional driving of Anthony. We provide a great fully narrated tour with a professional narrator and highly trained driver and our guests have everything paid for including transportation , admission fees and lunch. Many of our guests enjoy the tour because they meet people from all over the world and can develop some new friendships. All the best,
star-5
Circle Island tour was excellent!
Glenn_B
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide Jo Jo was very knowledgeable, funny and passionate about his job. He went above and beyond sharing numerous interesting details about the various landmarks and related historical Hawaii people. My knowledge of Hawaiian culture and history was enhanced greatly after taking this tour. I recommend it highly.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi Glenn, Thank you very much for your 5 star review of Jojo and our Ultimate Circle Island Adventure with Waimea Waterfall:) With Aloha,
star-5
Great , enjoyable, good food.
Rosario_M
, Jul 2022
Your tutor Mr Jo Jo was great. I really enjoy him. He story telling was very engaging. I would definitely recommend this tutor.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi Rosario, Mahalo Nui Loa! for your 5 star review! Aloha,
star-5
Fabulous experience!
Victoria_B
, Jul 2022
Jojo is an amazing tour guide! My friend and I had a fabulous time on this tour. We highly recommend it! Jojo is very knowledgeable and is passionate about creating a wonderful experience for guests. We heard about the history of Oahu and learned facts about the environment. We didn’t want the tour to end. Thank you Jojo!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi Victoria, Thank you! for your very kind 5 star review of Jojo and our Ultimate Circle Island Adventure with Waimea Waterfall. Everyone at Oahu Nature Tours is very grateful:) Aloha,
star-5
Perfect day trip
Stefanie_D
, Jul 2022
It was an amazing tour around the city! The nature is quite stunning and we really saw a lot from the Island in just one day! It is a great way to come around without a renting car. Our guide Jojo did an really great job. He told us a lot of stories (from his aunties 😊) and gave us many informations about the Island. We could really say he loves doing his job and I loved listen to him. We could definitely recommend this tour for everyone! Our Highlight was seeing turtles on the beach!!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Aloha Stefanie, THANKS! for your 5 star review of Jojo and our Ultimate Circle Island Adventure with Waimea Waterfall:) Aloha,
star-5
Oahu in one day
Stephen_G
, Jul 2022
Jo-Jo was our tour guide and was very entertaining. The tour was a great way to see a lot of the island of Oahu in 1 day. I would recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Aloha Stephanie, THANK YOU! for your 5 star review of Jojo and our Ultimate Circle Island Adventure with Waimea Waterfall! Aloha,

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