Oahu Circle Island Tour With Pearl Harbor
Experience The Whole Island On An Exclusive Full Day Tour
Prepare for a day of discovery and remembrance as we embark on a circle island tour of Oahu! Our full-day tour combines the history and impactful attractions at Pearl Harbor with the breathtaking beauty of Oahu. We'll start the day with a solemn visit to the Arizona Memorial, where you'll witness the resting place of 1,177 brave sailors who lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Following this poignant experience, we'll transition into a vehicle tour of the vibrant landscapes of Oahu. From the pristine beaches of the North Shore to the lush rainforests cloaking the Ko`olau Mountains, we'll explore the diverse scenery that makes it a paradise on Earth. This combo tour is your ticket to Oahu's vibrant history, culture, and natural beauty, providing a comprehensive experience you'll never forget.
The USS Arizona Memorial is a stark white monument located at Pearl Harbor, serving as a tribute to the brave lives lost during the attack on December 7, 1941. This memorial, which is suspended directly above the sunken battleship USS Arizona, is a solemn space where visitors can pay respects to the 1,177 sailors and Marines who tragically lost their lives that day. A visit to the memorial includes a brief documentary film featuring historic footage from the attack, followed by a Navy boat ride to the memorial itself. The experience is designed to evoke reflection on the significance of the location, providing a profound perspective on the events that unfolded there.
The Dole Pineapple Plantation, a must-visit attraction on any Oahu tour, offers an immersive look at one of Hawaii's most recognizable agricultural industries. Here, you can meander through lush pineapple fields, and learn about the cultivation process. Don't miss the chance to taste the plantation's signature Dole Whip, a refreshing treat that encapsulates the essence of these sun-ripened fruits. The plantation also hosts a vibrant pavilion with an array of souvenirs and local products, making it the perfect place to pick up locally-made gifts for friends and family back home.
Haleiwa town, located on Oahu's scenic North Shore, is a charming enclave known for its laid-back vibe and rich history. As the social and artistic hub of the North Shore, Haleiwa is brimming with quaint, rustic shops, local eateries, and art galleries, all set against a backdrop of historic plantation-era buildings. As we leisurely drive through the streets of this picturesque town, you'll have a chance to witness its unique character, shaped by a blend of local surf culture and plantation heritage. With its stunning beaches and the famous Rainbow Bridge, Haleiwa offers a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, making it a must-visit destination on our island tour.
Ground Transport From Waikiki & Nearby Locations
Explore The Exhibits Displayed At The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
Visit The USS Arizona Memorial
Experience The Iconic Dole Pineapple Plantation
Stop For Lunch At The Kahuku Sugar Mill Food Trucks
Walk Around A Macadamia Nut Farm
Be Amazed By Numerous Scenic Lookouts
Watch The Surfers On Oahu’s North Shore
On this immersive, full-day tour, guests will be treated to a wealth of memorable experiences. We'll begin by diving into history with a visit to the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, where you'll reflect on the events of December 7, 1941. After watching a short documentary, you'll board a Navy boat and journey to the Memorial, which sits atop the sunken battleship, the USS Arizona.
As we journey around what's aptly referred to as the "Gathering Isle," you'll witness the island's spectacular diversity, from the glistening North Shore beaches to the verdant rainforests of the Ko`olau Mountains. Along the way, we'll pause at the Dole Pineapple Plantation, where you can indulge in the tropical sweetness of pineapple whip, explore the pavilion, or shop for unique souvenirs.
Our journey through the North Shore area includes a slow drive through the charming Haleiwa town and passes by famous surfing spots. We'll enjoy lunch in the historic Kahuku Sugar Mill, where your guide will offer recommendations from a selection of local food trucks.
The afternoon brings with it the stunning vistas of Oahu's windward coast and a stop at Kualoa Regional Park for picture-perfect views of the iconic mountain range. We'll also treat you to a visit to the Tropical Farms Macadamia Nut Farm, where you can sample tasty macadamia nuts and other local goods.
The day culminates with a drive up to the Nuuanu Pali Lookout, offering sweeping views of the coastline and a rich history of an ancient Hawaiian battle. As we return to Waikiki, you'll be able to reflect on a day filled with history, culture, and the beautiful nature of Oahu.
*Parking: Beginning April 15, 2023, Pearl Harbor National Memorial will charge a parking fee to all those arriving in personal or rented vehicles. The parking fee will be $7/day and will be paid via a virtual pay system through visitors’ mobile devices or though an onsite kiosk located within the Visitor Center complex.
6:30 AM to 5:30 PM*
(approximate pick-up and return time to Waikiki, pick up from hotel will be noted in your confirmed itinerary)
|7:00 AM||Pickup From Waikiki Hotels, Condos, or Pier (or nearby location)|
|7:30 AM||Stop In historic downtown Honolulu at King Kamehameha Statue|
|8:00 AM||Arrive At Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Explore The Museums|
|8:30 AM||Start the USS Arizona Memorial Program. Board Navy Launch to USS Arizona Memorial|
|10:00 AM||Depart to North Shore with stop at Dole Pineapple Plantation|
|10:45 AM||Enjoy the shops, pineapple whip, and other attractions at the Dole Pavilion|
|11:30 AM||Arrive in the North Shore area. Slowly drive through Haleiwa town.|
|12:00 PM||Pass by some of the famous surfing spots and North Shore beaches.|
|1:00 PM||Lunch on your own, your guide will recommend a few options for lunch in the Kahuku Sugar Mill. (Food Trucks)|
|2:00 PM||Tour the windward coast of Oahu. (Road runs right along the coastline, so the best views are from an elevated tour vehicle.)|
|2:40 PM||Stop at Kualoa Regional Park. Great spot for pictures and to see an iconic mountain range and island.|
|3:20 PM||Have an afternoon treat at the Tropical Farms Macadamia Nut Farm. Tasty samples of mac nuts are available.|
|4:00 PM||Drive up to the Nuuanu Pali Lookout for incredible views of the coastline. Historic area and the site of a major historic battle.|
|5:30 PM||Return to Waikiki Resorts & Hotels|
*We may change tour stops due to traffic, availability, and other circumstances like weather or safety.
Pearl Harbor Circle Island Group Tour From Waikiki Hotels
|AdultAge 13 years and older||$144.99|
|ChildAge 2 and 12 years||$134.99|
Pearl Harbor Circle Island Group Tour From Ko Olina
|AdultAge 13 years and older||$244.99|
|ChildAge 2 and 12 years||$234.99|
*Tour Operates Sunday to Saturday.
**The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor is open and accessible to all tour visitors except on December 7th each year.
For lunch, we stop in the North Shore at the Kahuku Sugar Mill. You can wander the food trucks that are available and get some food on your own (meals are not included in the price of this tour). Your guide will let you know the best options for the time you have in this area.
Tour route may change slightly, day-to-day, so your guide may choose to take you to some classic north shore food trucks and stop in Haleiwa later in the day. Talk to your guide about the best experience and food options for that day.
There are options for packaged and pre-prepared food at Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.
Swimsuits are not allowed at Pearl Harbor. Please dress in a decent manner as we visit some solemn and sacred places on this tour. The USS Arizona Memorial holds the graves of over 1000 sailors. Footwear and shirts are required. The weather does change throughout the journey so we suggest you bring a light jacket and shoes, as some of the pathways are uneven.
Any request for a refund 72 hours or more prior to the start of the tour or activity is honored with a full cash refund. No refunds are issued for any cancellations inside the 72-hour period, prior to the start of your tour. There is no refund for no-shows.
There is no charge for date change or tour change based on tour availability outside of the 72-hour cancellation period.
It must be a clear bag approved by the US Navy, like the ones pictured below.