Oahu Circle Island Tour with Pearl Harbor (combo)

Keawe Adventures
Island Tour
Transportation Included
Lunch Included
Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor

Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor


  • Pearl Harbor and its most popular attraction, the Arizona Memorial
  • Scenic circle tour through the center of the island, along the North Shore, and down the eastern coast
  • 30+ sights include pineapple & coffee farms, beaches, mountains, Valley of Temples, military cemetery
  • Small group of 8 max (often less), or private tour
  • Includes expert local guide, all admission tickets, hot lunch, and door-to-door transport
$199 per adult
  • Pickup 6:30am - 7:15am
  • Duration 10 - 11.5 hours

Pricing & Availability


Experience the highlights of Oahu on a full day “circle island” tour with knowledgeable local guides in a small group setting.

In newer premium vehicles, you will be picked up from your lodging and start the day learning about famous Honolulu sites before arriving at Hawaii's most visited attraction, Pearl Harbor. You will learn personal tales and the tragic history from your professional guide, watch a moving 20 minute film, and travel by boat to the Arizona Memorial, where you will disembark at this hallowed gravesite for over a thousand U.S. service members. 

After a couple of hours at Pearl Harbor, you'll head up through the middle of the island, where you’ll first stop at Green World Coffee Farm (with coffee and chocolate tastings) and then at the popular Dole Plantation, the last remaining farm for pineapples which have an important history in Hawaii. After a tasty made-to-order hot lunch at a highly rated local food stand, you’ll visit the famous North Shore beaches, including possible turtle sightings on the beach.

During the afternoon, you'll head down the eastern side (“windward side”) with stunning coastal views on one side (including of Chinaman’s Hat) and scenic farms and mountains on the other, with many picture-taking stops and a chance to purchase some local fruit.

Additional afternoon highlights include a Macadamia Nut Farm (with tastings), a historical Hawaiian place of worship (Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau), Valley of the Temples, Pali Lookout, and the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl Crater (over 53,000 veterans laid to rest there), before returning to your lodging in the early evening.

INCLUDED: Door-to-door transport, professional guide with deep local ties to the local community, guaranteed Arizona Memorial tickets, all admission fees, a cooked-to-order local lunch, local snacks & tastings, and drinks


Since Dole is currently closed on Wednesdays, the tour is not typically running on this day.

The standard shared tour takes up to 8 people (on a van designed for 14) and is $199/person.

A private tour is also offered, and pricing is $1,499 for up to 8 people and then $175 for any additional people (up to 14 people total; for larger parties, please contact us). If you can only do a date within 24 hours (i.e. tomorrow), private tours are not currently bookable online, but please contact us as it may still be possible. 

Booking Tips

  • Not interested in Pearl Harbor? Then check out our stand-alone circle island tour (and compare with this tour). Only interested in Pearl Harbor? Check out our full Pearl Harbor experience (and compare with this tour). Or consider doing both on separate days.
  • Airport pickups/dropoffs are available. You can select a specific pickup location at checkout. 
  • Arriving or departing on a cruise ship? The tour picks up at the terminal at 7 am and drops off around 5:30 pm. For Pride of America passengers, please choose a day other than Saturday, consider our shorter tours (see first bullet above), or book a private tour; see FAQ below for more details.
  • Staying in Ko Olina, the North Shore, or anywhere else outside Honolulu? You can meet in Honolulu (Ala Moana shopping center, free parking) at 6:30 am or at Pearl Harbor (free parking) at 7:20 am. Or for a total tour price of $219/person (if you pay for 4+ tickets), pickup/dropoff may be included for the West Side (Ko Olina, Kapolei, Ewa Beach); if interested, please contact us.
  • Not able to do an available day? Please contact us with the number of people, the dates that would work for you, and your lodging, and we may be able to open up a tour for you, even possibly for tomorrow. Or please consider our stand-alone Circle Island or Pearl Harbor tours.

TravelShack's Choice

Why we recommend this option over others
  • For shared tour, the smaller group (8 or less, whereas others are often more than 25) means more personalized attention from guide, better group camaraderie, less time waiting around for everyone to get on and off, and more time for stops
  • Guide is with you at Pearl Harbor so your time there is spent most efficiently and so you get the most out of it, unlike simple drop-off/pick-up “tours”
  • Includes some off-the-beaten-path stops/areas, at Pearl Harbor and elsewhere around the island
  • No wasted stops at random souvenir shops to get you to purchase things (common with some others), although there is a stop at a tropical fruit stand and at the popular Dole Plantation for the famous pineapple Dole Whip
Traveler Reviews
TravelShack Customer rating:

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May 2021

Sheryl wrote:

Nanci was spectacular! very knowledgeable, flexible, amiable, simply the best! so enjoyed visiting sites throughout the island. thanks so much!

May 2021

Randel wrote:

Great day Nancy was very happy and fun.

April 2020

Melanie G wrote:

My husband and I took this tour on March 7 2020. I cannot recommend it highly enough. There happened to be only 4 of us on that day - another couple from England and around our age. Our guide was Nancy. She was so informative and regaled us with many quirky and funny tales of the island and island life. And she seriously knows everyone and everywhere to go. We are planning to come back and when we do we’ll be booking the tour again because it is just the absolute best way to see Oahu! Thanks so much Nancy for making our trip so memorable xxx

Guidebook Reviews

Lonely Planet guidebook:

Pearl Harbor has a resonance for all Americans. The site is accessible, evocative, and moving. It’s the top site for visitors to Hawaii.

Oahu in 1 Day: Best Driving is Circle Island Tour

Fodor's guidebook:

Pearl Harbor: Top Reasons to Go to Oahu. A sobering, don’t miss sight. Byodo-in Temple: Fodor’s Choice. Peaceful surroundings set dramatically against the sheer, green cliffs.

Guided tours on Oahu are convenient; you don’t have to worry about finding a parking spot or getting admission tickets.

Moon guidebook:

The Pearl Harbor Historic Sites are a must-see to grasp.

Oahu Revealed guidebook:

The USS Arizona Memorial is the single most popular visitor attraction on Oahu. One of those must-dos on Oahu and for good reason. It makes WWII real for the rest of us. Parking can be difficult at peak times.

Punchbowl Cemetery is an immensely moving place, guaranteed to put a lump in your throat. Valley of the Temples: A Real Gem; the Byodo-In is the absolute essence of serenity, like taking a mini-trip to Japan.

Tour Route

This is just a general representation of the circle island tour route; for a full list of specific stops, see FAQ. The tour usually goes clockwise. This map does not show Ko Olina lodging pick-ups, which are also available.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Support a small family business run by a Native Hawaiian and veteran. Company started in 2008 by Hawaii born & raised Makani Christensen, whose family goes back generations on the Island. After graduating from the Naval Academy, he served in Iraq and Afghanistan for 5 years as a Marine Officer (and earned a Joint Service Commendation Medal). His goal has been to provide a local perspective to the tourism industry with real stories from the people who live it and the knowledge passed down from their families. He also employs many local veterans as guides.
Terms and Conditions
Cancellation Policy
  • No refunds within 48 hours of tour time for Shared tours; 72 hours for Private tours; 1 week for parties of 10+; additional flexibility for COVID-19 reasons
  • Any exceptions are considered on a case-by-case basis. If members of your party get sick, an Oahu-based doctor's note will be requested.
  • If there is a weather cancellation, you will be contacted to reschedule or receive a full refund
Taxes added at checkout
  • 4.712% Hawaii/Oahu sales tax (GET)
  • Wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, and strollers are not allowed as they can't safely fit in the vehicle. Canes are permitted.
  • Maximum weight of 400 lbs / 180 kg per person