Fun day trips from Waikiki 🏝️
On our small group Oahu island tours, we combine the must see's & do's with hidden gems — and all while avoiding tourist traps and commission stops 🤙🏽
We'll cater to exactly what's best for your group by adjusting stops & times, suggesting lesser known spots, and by weaving in as many of your "Hawaii bucket list" items in as we can 🐢
You're going to get the perfect balance of what you came to see & do PLUS what you need to see & do but didn't know about ⚖️
Popular Route 🌴
Here's the Circle Island Tour route we use as the "backbone" of our tour.
8+ Stops 📍
📍=Guaranteed 🙋🏽♀️=Optional 👀=Pass
In addition to guaranteed stops marked with a📍we've listed optional stops you can request the day of your tour marked with 🙋🏽♀️ and places you'll see as we pass by marked with 👀.
👀 Diamond Head Lookout
Pass by one of Waikiki's most popular surf breaks off of Diamond Head Crater.
👀 Koko Head Crater
Pass by Oahu's famous "stair master" hike of 1,000+ stairs!
1️⃣ Halona Blowhole📍
Stop to watch water shoot from a volcanic lava tube pressurized by the ocean.
👀 Eternity Beach
See where the movie "From Here to Eternity" was shot & featured the "bikini" for the first time in cinema.
👀 Sandy Beach
Pass by Oahu's most famous shore break for local boogie boarders & body surfers.
👀 Pele's Chair
Pass by a historic rock formation that looks like a huge chair.
2️⃣ Makapu’u Lookout📍
Stop for a great photo at one of Oahu's most epic lookouts.
👀 Obama's Home
Pass by President Obamas new beachfront compound.
Drive through a coastal town so beautiful it's known as "God's Country."
🙋🏽♀️ Pali Lookout
Optional: This beautiful lookout (and historic battle ground) is a good option when south east traffic is heavy. Ask if interested!
3️⃣ Leonard’s Bakery📍
Stop to try Oahu's #1 bakery for "hot malasada" Portuguese doughnuts.
👀 He'eia Fish Ponds
Pass by a traditional Hawaiian fishery.
👀 Kaneohe Sandbar
See (from a distance) where locals hang out off the coast during the weekend.
🙋🏽♀️ Byodo-in Temple
Optional: A beautiful Buddhist temple commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaiʻi. Ask if interested!
4️⃣ Macadamia Farm📍
Stop to sample local macadamia nuts, coffee, hot sauces & souvenirs.
🙋🏽♀️ Chinaman's Hat
Optional: Snap a fun photo of "wearing the island as a hat." Ask if interested!
👀 Kualoa Ranch
Pass by Oahu's "Jurassic Park" known for zip line, horseback riding, 4-wheelers, and Hollywood filming locations.
👀 Coastal Drive
Drive along Oahu's beautiful eastern coastline as we head up north for lunch!
5️⃣ Creative Photos📍
Stop for creative photos with unique coconut trees, swings & things.
👀 Crouching Lion Hike
Pass by one of Oahu's most scenic (but off limits) hikes known for it's "crouching lion"-like rock formation.
👀 Polynesian Culture Center
Pass by Oahu's #1 earner of tourism dollars and home to a full day experience of different pacific island cultures and evening luau.
6️⃣ Food Truck Lunch📍
Stop at Hawaii's largest food truck lot, featured in Man vs Food and Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.
👀 Turtle Bay Resort
Pass by the North Shore's only resort & filming location for 50 First Dates with Adam Sandler.
🙋🏽♀️ Fruit Stand
Optional: Taste fresh local fruit, baked goods, and fried banana lumpia. Ask if interested!
🙋🏽♀️ Surf Beaches
Optional: Check out Oahu's most famous surf beaches, like Sunset Beach & Banzai Pipeline. Ask if interested!
👀 Shark's Cove
Pass by one of the coolest snorkel-food truck combo locations.
👀 Waimea Valley
Pass by the North Shore's most beautiful valley, and home of Waimea Falls and Tao Luau.
7️⃣ Turtle Beach📍
Stop to see turtles swimming close to shore or sometimes even on the beach!
👀 Haleiwa Town
Drive through the North Shore's most famous and historic fishing village.
8️⃣ Shave Ice📍
Stop for our favorite shave ice and local souvenirs—we get 15% off everything!
👀 Pineapple Plantations
Pass by 1,000s of acres of pineapple fields, and depending on the season, see tiny baby pineapples!
👀 Coffee Plantations
Pass by rows of coffee plants and see where we get our coffee.
🙋🏽♀️ Dole Plantation
Optional: See a variety of different kinds of pineapples up close and taste the famous "Dole Whip" pineapple ice cream. Ask if interested!
🙋🏽♀️ Coffee Farm
Optional: Sample fresh coffee and walk through a tiny coffee farm. Ask if interested!
👀 Pearl Harbor
Briefly see ships docked at Pearl Harbor at a distance as we head back to Waikiki (this is really zoomed in, have low expectations.)
🙋🏽♀️ Tantalus Lookout
Optional: View Diamond Head Crater, Waikiki, & downtown Honolulu from this epic hilltop lookout. Ask if interested.
📍In the case of bad traffic or road closures, we may swap out a stop(s) for something else equally fun.
🪑 Seats are chosen in order of pick-ups, and although we do our best to seat groups together, it's not always possible.
🙋🏽♀️ We do our best of accommodate your requested "optional" stops, but won't know until the day of.
📣 If you have any "must do's" or "day breakers," please list them in your booking comments, so that we know your priorities in advance, can set proper expectations, and prepare accordingly.
Knowledge is power.
Not only do we know where everything is AND how to optimize your day — we actually design & print Oahu's most popular visitor maps for Waikiki hotels!
You can't go wrong exploring Oahu with the tour company that literally "put Oahu on the map" 📍
We'll give you a true Hawaiian experience from our perspectives as locals actively involved in promoting Hawaiian history, culture and respect for our land and people 🤙🏾
We'll custom design a relaxing day that'll deepen your connections with your friends or family, you'll spend the day with a friendly guide who sincerely cares about surprising and delighting you throughout your day, you'll have the freedom to move at your own pace, and you'll visit breathtaking spots that'll leave you with meaningful memories forever!
...and there just might be some of Hawaii's best shave ice, garlic butter shrimp, and sea turtles along the way 🍧🍤🐢
For groups of 14+ or private tours call +1 (808) 854-8778.
Circle Island Tour of Oahu, Hawaii 🌴
We only do one tour a day, so if you know for sure you'd like to do an island tour, book it now before other people take your seats ⏳
And if your plans change, no worries! You can reschedule or cancel anytime & get an immediate FULL refund 🤙🏾
Choose a day & lock it in ✅