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Oahu Circle Island Tour: Oahu in a Day

a view of a rocky mountain

Oahu Circle Island Tour Brings Hawaii to Life

If you plan to visit Oahu, there’s one way to begin the trip. Take an Oahu Circle Island Tour to connect you with over 30 sights and 10 stops along the way. You’ll get a broad overview of what makes Oahu special and you’ll make memories to cherish for a lifetime. 

Oahu Circle Island Tour sights and sounds

There are two separate tours available that cover most of the same areas on Oahu with a few variations.

Hawaii is one of the most unique states in the United States because it is an island in the North Pacific Ocean. Visitors are often fascinated to learn the geologic story of this volcanic archipelago. What does this tectonic hot spot means for the formation of craters and igneous rocks throughout Oahu? 

Oahu circle island tour stops at Diamond Head and Koko Head craters for a panoramic view from atop a dormant volcano. You’ll also stop at Halona Blowhole to watch ocean water spout through a lava tube and spray water up to 30 feet in the air!

Not only that, but you’ll see sea turtles at Laniakea Beach, whales (in season) at Makapu’u Lookout, Hawaiian monk seals, and stunning ocean views at Chinaman’s Hat and Waimanalo Beach. 

History buffs will enjoy seeing the very first hotel in Hawaii at the Moana Surfrider Hotel (opened in 1901!) and see the WWI memorial and WWII bunkers. You’ll also pass the Pearl Harbor shipyard and Schofield Barracks. 

In short, this tour has something for everyone and provides just what your family needs to kick start their Hawaiian vacation.

Pineapples are grown at Dole plantation
Dole plantation

Oahu Circle Island Tour North Shore

This tour has overlapping sights with the circle tour listed above. 

However, on this tour, you’ll stop at the Dole Plantation to see how pineapples are grown (hint: it’s on the ground and not in a tree!). 

You’ll also stop at Sunset Beach, whose legendary waves prove challenging for wintertime surf competitions.

This side of the tour focuses on the North Shore, but you’ll still pass most of the same sites and get the full Oahu island experience. 

Soaking Up Oahu Vibes

Vacationers on Oahu may become overwhelmed with the number of activities available. The Circle Island Tour takes the stress out of your trip and arranges a visit of the entire island so all you need to do is get on the tour and get ready for a day of fun and excitement. 

Whether you’re interested in local flora and fauna, geology, history or film, this tour will make everyone happy.

Check out Oahu in a day!

Halona Blowhole shoots ocean water through a lava tube
Halona blowhole sprays water up to 30 feet in the air.