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$78.53 Cultural & Theme Tours

North Shore and Circle Island Adventure

This comprehensive half-day North Shore tour begins with a drive over the Ko'olau Mountains to the windward side of the island. Your first stop is the fabled Valley of the Temples to visit the picturesque Byodo Temple, located at the base of stunning lush green cliffs. You'll then take a drive along the scenic shores of Kahana Bay, a great location to observe native plant and seabird species.Continuing north to Kahuku, you will visit several shrimp farms to see endangered wetland birds, including the black-neck stilt, Hawaiian coot and moorhen. You will then have lunch at a popular Shrimp stand where you will be served your choice of different sauteed shrimp plates (chicken, hamburger and veggie options also available) with steaming rice. Next stop is world-famous Sunset Beach and Banzai Pipeline, where incredible waves thrill spectators and surfers alike, especially between November and April. Following the stunning coastline of legendary Waimea Bay we stop at a well-known basking and feeding ground to look for wild Green Sea Turtles before traveling south where you'll arrive at the colorful and historic village of Haleiwa, home to surfers, artists, and craftspeople. After passing extensive pineapple fields we arrive at our last stop, the historic Dole Plantation.

$104.77 Day Trips & Excursions

Oahu Circle Island Small Group Tour

Diamond HeadThis iconic Waikiki landmark was formed 300,000 years ago when the volcano erupted. As these materials settled, they cemented together into a rock called tuff, creating the crater. Your guide will explain the geologic and military history of the world famous Diamond Head Crater while you enjoy the view of surfers in the waves. Learn about some of the history of these beautiful homes surrounding this impressive landmark. (No strenuous summit hike.)Hanauma BayThis iconic bay is a highlight for many in Hawaii. Your guide will talk about the geologic formation of the bay. Your group will have an opportunity to take pictures of the bay and stroll the grassy park area at the top of Hanauma Bay.Halona BlowholeAt the Halona Blowhole (meaning peering place or place to lookout), water can shoot up to 30 feet into the air. The reason the water shoots into the air here is due to small caves along the coast with an opening at the top. During the winter we may view whales along the coast. On a clear day we can see Lanai, Maui and Kahoolawe.Macadamia nut farmHere at the Macadamia nut farm, guests will be able to crack open a Macadamia nut to sample the raw nut. There are also Macadamia nut samples, a gift shop, and Kona coffee samples. Kualoa RanchBreathtakingly beautiful ranch on the windward side of Oahu. The ranch consists of three valleys: Kaʻaʻawa Valley, Kualoa Valley, and Hakipu’u Valley. Guests will have time to see the petting zoo, take pictures of the beautiful ranch and visit the gift shop. More than 50 movies and TV shows have been filmed at Kualoa over the years, since the 1966 Elvis Presley film Paradise, Hawaiian Style. Kualoa has also been a film location for Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, 50 First Dates, You, Me and Dupree, Hawaii Five-0, Mighty Joe Young, Pearl Harbor, Windtalkers, Godzilla, and Lost.Kualoa Beach “Secret Beach”Your guide will show you this beautiful protected beach for some great pictures of Chinaman’s Hat and Kualoa Ranch. Walk along the beach for a picture, feel the warm sand between your toes and relax.Kahuku Shrimp truckThis stop allows you to try the famous shrimp of Kahuku in a plate lunch.Sunset Beach, North ShoreSunset Beach is a great place to watch the surfers in the winter. It is known for beautiful sunsets and nice sand.Historic Haleiwa, North ShoreGuests spend time shopping, getting shave ice, and enjoying local food in this old plantation town. Spend some time at the famous Matsumoto’s Shaved ice for an island classic: Shave Ice.Dole Pineapple PlantationAt the Dole Pineapple Plantation you will see what a pineapple plant looks like, how to cut a pineapple, and how chocolate is grown and harvested. Learn about the famous dole family and enjoy the famous Dole Whip treat.

$94.19 Tours & Sightseeing

Oahu Island Sunset Photo Tour with North Shore, Pearl Harbor

Pickup for your Country Tour will happen just after lunch in Waikiki. Your driver will show you some good spots to eat as you head out of the Waikiki and onto Mt. Tantalus. You might even pass Obama's childhood home and where he attended school. Arriving at your first stop, you will be blown away by this view. The location is in a lot of guidebooks but does not see the foot traffic as other lookouts. Due to its size, only smaller tour groups can access this area, giving you a little more peace and quiet.  When researching your vacation to Hawaii, you might come across a favorite but illegal hike called Stairway to Heaven. When we drive the expensive road known has H3, you will be able to see if anyone is hiking this trail as we pass right by the giant cliffs of the Ko'olau mountains. How amazing would it be if a Buddhist temple had these cliffs as a backdrop? That brings us to our next stop, at the Byodo-In Temple. The Byodo-In Temple brings the focus onto architectural design and themes of spiritual mindfulness and the esoteric. The Byodo-In Temple has been used in many TV and Blockbuster films and is located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii in the Valley of the Temples. Stopping at Kualoa Beach Park gives you a chance to stretch your legs and feel the cool ocean breeze rushing onto the land. It also gives you the opportunity to have your guide take a funny picture of your group where one person will look like they are wearing "China-mans Hat" on their head.  The next valley over is Kahana Bay and the fishpond located on its shores. A compelling place as it is said to be over 600 years old. Have you worked up an appetite yet? Let's peel back some delicious shrimps or get or fingers dirty will some messy hamburgers, better yet, let's chow down on some poké. You will love the little food stop we make in Kahuku. Ending a beautiful day is not complete unless you stop on Oahu's North Shore. We will take you to an old religious site high above Waimea Bay for a spectacular vista of surfers paradise. The North Shore, known around the surfing community as the 7-mile miracle. We have many locations to choose from while waiting for the sun to drop and do its thing, lighting up the sky. If the waves are big and scary, we will be sure to take you to the Banzai Pipeline to watch the surfers risk it all while riding mother nature. Perhaps the waves are nowhere to be found the day of your tour, have no fear; That means there are turtles near. What about if you come during whale season? Well just ask our guides to point them out to you. It won't be so hard with over 6000 coming to our islands every winter. This tour is an extraordinary and unique opportunity to see Oahu and get out of the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. We will offer the tour twice a week, so space is limited. Ocean you know the day you can come, go ahead and book your tour. 

$118 Cultural & Theme Tours

Oahu circle island tour: Experience the history, culture and food of Oahu

Island and You is the best way to get a true local experience of Oahu in just one day! Visit historical sites full of sacred energy (mana), learn about the culture of ancient Hawaiians and shop for the perfect souvenir as you tour around Oahu. And above all, come hungry! Nearly all of the ten stops along the Island and You Tour are paired with authentic Hawaiian treats and meals. With transportation from Waikiki included, our circle-island tour begins with a view of the infamous crater Diamond Head from Kapiolani Park as we fuel up with a tasty scone from the local favorite Diamond Head Grill. Next, we visit the gorgeous healing pool of Makapu’u, where ancient Hawaiians performed spiritual cleansing to keep the mind and body in balance. Here you will enjoy the awe-inspiring views of the Oahu’s Windward coastline and shimmering turquoise waters. As we depart from Makapu’u, take in the majestic Ko’olau Mountain Range views as we head to our next stop. From there, we head to our first meal stop of the day at Waiahole Poi Factory. Tucked away in the quiet backcountry of Kaneohe, the Waiahole Poi Factory offers traditional Hawaiian favorites like Kalua Pig, squid luau, and, of course, poi! But don’t get too full off of these delicacies, because our next stop is the Macadamia Nut Farm. See how they harvest these healthy snacks and sample the island’s freshest macadamia nuts and coffee. Next, see one of the island’s most iconic views at Kualoa Beach Park. Nicknamed “Chinaman’s Hat,” the famous Mokoli’i island lies just off the coast. Young Hawaiian chiefs used to practice for their roles in this sacred space during ancient times. After the fun in the sun at this energy-filled stop - you guessed it - we’re ready for more food! We’ll then serve up Hawaiian Kahuku-style shrimp at Fumi’s in Kahuku. Right nearby, you can pick up refreshing tropical fruits like mango or lilikoi (passion fruit) at the Kahuku Land Farm. We’ll take the fruits we picked up at the Kahuku Land Farm to our next stop at the dreamy Sunset Beach. A popular surfing spot, this beach is known for its prime sunset views. But we’re not done - there’s still three more stops on this full-day tour! We'll then take you to a popular spot to see the Hawaiian Sea Turtle! They often come ashore at this scenic point location to sunbathe. From there, we’ll continue our journey onto the historic surf town of Haleiwa. Stroll around, check out the shops and art galleries, and try a colorful, cooling dessert at Matsumoto Shave Ice! Last but not least, the Island and You tour gives you the important chance to respect and connect to true Hawaii through a spiritual visit to Kukaniloko Birthstone State Monument. Oahu is rich with experiences to offer. Don’t miss out! Make the most of your time in Hawaii and take a day to see, taste and feel it all.

$139 Outdoor Activities

Private Off-Road Adventure Tour

Please check in 30-minute before your ride time. There will be a 15-minute safety briefing prior to the ride. Our goal is to leave on time so we provide you the full experience. Please plan ahead so you are not late. Gunstock Ranch is located 2 miles North of the Polynesian Cultural Center, between the towns of Laie and Kahuku, Oahu. We are a 10-minute drive from Turtle Bay Resort. We recommend that you wear long pants and covered shoes for this ride. Cowboy boots are not required. Wear sunscreen and bring a bottle of water. Small cameras are welcome. For chilly days it is a good idea to bring a light sweater or jacket. 

$165 Outdoor Activities

Private Off-Road Sunset Dinner

Please check in 30-minute before your ride time. There will be a 15-minute safety briefing prior to the ride. Our goal is to leave on time so we provide you the full experience. Please plan ahead so you are not late. Gunstock Ranch is located 2 miles North of the Polynesian Cultural Center, between the towns of Laie and Kahuku, Oahu. We are a 10-minute drive from Turtle Bay Resort. We recommend that you wear covered shoes for this ride. Wear sunscreen and bring a bottle of water. For chilly days it is a good idea to bring a light sweater or jacket.