Whatever hotel you are staying at in Waikiki, We will provide comfortable round trip transportation in our semi-private mini-coaches. Just the right size to make sure you can enjoy the Grand Circle Island Tour without being being crowded.
Diamond Head Beach Lookout was a strategic military site during WWII, and a favorite surfing spot for locals. There’s always a wave to be surfed at this beach. The lookout provides a good view of this hotspot in the foothills of Diamond Head.
The blowhole is a natural occurrence formed by molten lava tubes from volcanic eruptions thousands of years ago. The lava tubes run to the ocean and, when the surf is right, the blowhole shoots water up to 30 feet in the air.
Waimanalo Bay is one place not to often visited by tourists, that has one of the Oahu Beaches that will leave you in awe of it’s shear beauty. The beach is surrounded by an Ironwood forest (that locals call “Sherwood Forest”). We are not allowed to stop here, but it’s so beautiful we’re gonna drive through so you can see where the forest meets the ocean.
Take a look back at the plantation days in Hawaiian history. Learn the life cycle of the nut from flower to harvest. Indulge in All You Can Eat Macadamia Nut Samples, grab a hot cup of Kona Coffee, and go outside to talk story with the Samoan Chiefs. You can even crack open your own Macadamia Nuts here.
Behold the legendary Chinaman’s Hat! This awesome geological formation is located on one of the most beautiful parts of the island. This stop is one of our guests favorite locations to take pictures. You would have a hard time finding a better beach to have a picnic!
The shrimp served on the North Shore is never frozen and actually locally raised in ponds right on their property. Enjoy their famous shrimp sautéed with butter and garlic, or tons of other options that don’t include seafood… But trust me… The Garlic Shrimp… Ono Grindz Cuz!
Known for big wave surfing during the winter season, it is a site for surf competitions and home to the prestigious Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, which is part of the World Cup of Surfing. It also hosts the Pipe Masters and a stop on the WSL Championship Tour. We’re not allow to get out at this location, but when the surf is up you can see the waves from the bus.
A beautiful spot for snorkeling. Large sea turtles (“Honu”) are often seen in the shallow waters here. The shore area is a combination of sand and rocky outcroppings, making the area perfect for snorkeling a seeing some of the local sea life. Enjoy this awesome snorkeling experience with our premium, full faced snorkeling equipment.
The huge country store offers a wide variety of Dole Plantation gifts, local favorites, foods and refreshments including fresh pineapple, and the world-famous DoleWhip ice cream. Don’t miss your chance to grab some here to bring home or send as gifts. Please Note: Our stop at Dole does NOT allow time for the train ride or maze. These activities are too lengthy to include on a circle tour.