Oahu Circle Island Tour

Overview & Activity Comparison

See the highlights of central and eastern Oahu, including the North Shore beaches, Dole Pineapple Plantation, a macadamia nut farm, Pali Lookout, Valley of the Temples, National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl Crater, and much more. On a small group tour of no more than 8 people, you'll have the personalized attention of your local guide and you'll take full advantage of a day exploring the famous must-sees as well as some off-the-beaten-path gems. Cooked-to-order lunch at local popular spot included.
Guidebook Reviews

Lonely Planet guidebook:

Oahu in 1 Day: Best Driving is Circle Island Tour

Fodor's guidebook:

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

Byodo-in Temple: Fodor’s Choice. Peaceful surroundings set dramatically against the sheer, green cliffs.

Oahu Revealed guidebook:

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.

Activity Comparison

The below table outlines the key differences between our two tours. Both tours are with Keawe Adventures, a highly rated veteran-owned small business run by a Hawaiian family. Please visit the individual pages for all the details, to check availability, and to book.
Activity 1
Ultimate Circle Island
Activity 2
Pearl Harbor Combo
Pick-up Time
Tour duration is 9-12 hours
~9 am ~7 am
(includes continental breakfast)
Pearl Harbor No Yes
Waimea Valley Waterfall & Botanical Gardens Yes No
Haleiwa Town on the North Shore Yes (with shopping and shave ice opportunity) No (tours North Shore but doesn't stop in town)
Swimming* Yes, in waterfall and off beach (both optional) No
Price $169/person $169/person
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