The Circle Island Eco Tour is a full day trip that out of all the Oahu tours, affords you the opportunity to see parts of the island rarely seen by the majority of tourists visiting Hawaii each year. Seldom do visitors get a front row seat to the magic and unseen gems this tropical paradise has often reserved for locals only. You will put your toes in the sand on some of the most incredible beaches in the world, feel the power of legendary surf spots, and observe nature in its most pristine purity. Your day begins with direct pickup and transportation to and from your Waikiki Hotel. Before it is even time for lunch, you will already have started your day off with an adventure you will not forget. The tour includes Waimea Valley Admission, as well as a hike up to the Waimea Valley Falls. Don’t forget to bring your swim wear, as you will have a chance to take a refreshing dip. Another point of interest you will get an opportunity to visit on the Circle Tour is the famous green sea turtle basking ground. When lunchtime does come, your appetite will be satisfied by the delectable meal prepared with fresh local ingredients from one of our lunch partners. You will appreciate the meal even more, since you will be enjoying it from a secret island location with beautiful views, next to the famous Kualoa ranch. The Kualoa Ranch has been seen in several movies, one of the most notable being “Jurassic Park” (1993). Other popular movies that were filmed at Kualoa ranch include the 1998 version of “Godzilla”, and the World War II movie “Windtalkers” (2002). The majesty of the Circle Island tour is that it is a diverse ride through a natural landscape with amazing views, hidden waterfalls and some of the best weather in the world. Considered a true island “paradise,” your naturalist guide will show you the places that are local favorites. From the world famous North Shore surf spots, massive Waimea Bay and Sunset Beach, the scenic lookout of La’ie Point, and onto the South shore of Oahu, you will take a complete circle trip around the island.
There are other goodies and impactful locations you will see, such as the Nu’uanu Pali lookout, admission of which is also included with your tour fee. The Halona Blowhole and Cove, the Amelia Earhart lookout, and Laniakea (“Turtle”) Beach, are all highlights of your day-long journey with us. The Moli’I Fishpond and boat ride is another featured bonus of this tour. Take a step into the past as we visit the Byodo-In Temple (also included on your tour). This non-denominational Buddhist temple is a replica of a 900- year-old Buddhist place of worship from Japan, and a must-see site to visit during your stay on Oahu. Although Hanauma Bay Lookout is closed on Tuesdays, any other tour dates will afford you the ability see it as well. You will close with the Waimanalo Beach Park and the Sandy Beach lookout on the south shore. And we guarantee the day’s memories will last you a lifetime.