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GRAND CIRCLE ISLAND TOUR

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$19.99
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GRAND CIRCLE ISLAND TOUR

Hawaii
4.9
15211 ratings
$19.99

About The Tour

Get an in-depth look at Oahu on the Grand Circle Island Tour! You’ll travel the island stopping at world-renowned surf spots, historic sites, foodie towns, and the famous North Shore.

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

•⁠ Watch surfers at Banzai Pipeline
•⁠ Hike to a waterfall at Waimea Valley
•⁠ Eat garlic shrimp in Kahuku and shave ice in Haleiwa
•⁠ Snorkel at Shark’s Cove (no sharks)
•⁠ Grab a Dole Whip at the Dole Plantation

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Recommended Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Waikiki, Ko Olina or Turtle Bay Resort
Direction: Counterclockwise loop, ending where you began

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Enjoy 6+ hours of audio

Explore the park with 6+ hours of audio and over 200 + audio points.

All day to multiple day tour

Make it all in one day, or break it up in multiple days

Both directions

Tour works for both clockwise & counterclockwise direcitions

Sample Tour Audio

Leonard's Malasada
Byodo-In
Tropical Nut Farm Pit Stop

Tour Stops

Tour Route

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Oahu Driving & Walking Tour Bundle

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  • GRAND CIRCLE ISLAND TOUR
  • EAST OAHU SHORELINE DRIVE
  • HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HONOLULU TOUR
  • HONOLULU'S BACKYARD RAINFOREST TOUR
  • HEART OF WAIKIKI WALKING TOUR
  • LEGENDARY NORTH SHORE LOOP

Hawaii Tour Bundle Collection -

$69.99 $139.98 50% off

  • HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK TOUR
  • NORTH ISLAND JUNGLE ADVENTURE LOOP
  • KOHALA COAST BACKCOUNTRY TOUR
  • SOUTH ISLAND EPIC COASTAL JOURNEY
  • KONA BIG KAHUNA TOUR
  • NORTH SHORE KAUAI DRIVING TOUR
  • WAIMEA AND NA PALI DRIVING TOUR
  • WAILUA VALLEY AND WATERFALLS TOUR
  • POIPU AND KOLOA DRIVING TOUR
  • SUNRISE AT HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK TOUR
  • CLASSIC ROAD TO HANA TOUR
  • LOOP ROAD TO HANA
  • REVERSE ROAD TO HANA
  • SUNSET AND STARGAZING HALEAKALA TOUR
  • WEST MAUI COASTLINE TOUR
  • GRAND CIRCLE ISLAND TOUR
  • EAST OAHU SHORELINE DRIVE
  • HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HONOLULU TOUR
  • HONOLULU'S BACKYARD RAINFOREST TOUR
  • HEART OF WAIKIKI WALKING TOUR
  • LEGENDARY NORTH SHORE LOOP

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Reviews

 
4.9 (15211 Users)

Oahu 1st timer

  • dlcheyne
  • 22 hours ago
  • iOS

So glad I this app made our trip great saw things we wouldn’t have seen and learned about the areas and history. Even got to see sea turtles on the beach due to the information on the tour and such easy directions to follow. Looking forward to some of other tours they have now that we are back on the main land. It’s like having your own personal tour guide and flexibility.

Mahalo!

  • MegCMA
  • 1 week ago
  • iOS

This was a wonderful way to see Oahu as a family. The stops were well coordinated and the narration and directions were superior! Worked well with Apple CarPlay. Highly recommend renting a car for a day and seeing the island. We did a bus tour as well, but nothing compares to this experience! Thank you; Mahalo! I can’t wait to visit another beautiful place and use this app again.

Rainforest tour on Oahu

  • Nurse KS
  • 1 week ago
  • iOS

Well worth the time. We have been to Oahu many times but this tour took us places we haven’t seen before. If you have an overcast day or are just tired of the beach this tour was great!

Is the Grand Circle Island Tour Self-Drive?

Is the Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour Self-Drive: Yes, Shaka Guide’s Grand Circle Island Tour is self-drive, meaning you take the tour in the comfort of your own vehicle. It’s self-guided and you have the freedom to stop and go as you please.

What’s on the Oahu Circle Island Tour Itinerary?

Shaka Guide’s Circle Island Tour visits all of Oahu’s must-see stops including, Kualoa Ranch, Polynesian Cultural Center, the Dole Plantation, Banzai Pipeline, Byodo In Temple, and more! With – stops you won’t miss a thing.

Where does the Grand Circle Tour route start?

The Circle Island Tour route begins in Waikiki and travels around the island’s east coast before making your way to the North Shore. From there, you return to Waikiki. This tour is also available with starting points on the North Shore and in Ko O...

What is an Audio Tour Guide?

Think of us as your personal tour guide in an app. Our tours provide everything a guided tour does, but with the freedom to explore on your terms. Here’s how it works:

  • GPS triggers audio narration to play automatically as you drive or walk.
  • Listen to stories, get local insights, visit must-see stops and get turn-by-turn navigation.
Self guided audio tour

Tour FAQs

This tour has three starting points, Waikiki on the south shore of the island; Ko Olina on the west side; and Turtle Bay on the north shore. Regardless of where you start, the tour will travel in a counterclockwise loop, ending where you began.

 

Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour! 

 

  • Byodo-In Japanese Temple
  • Sunset Beach 
  • Banzai Pipeline 
  • Haleiwa 
  • Shark’s Cove
  • Kahuku Shrimp trucks 
  • Kualoa Ranch 
  • Polynesian Cultural Center 
  • Waimea Valley 
  • Waimea Bay
  • Dole Plantation 

For help planning your day check out our Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour suggested itinerary and here's everything you need to know before you go!

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.

How much you spend truly depends on what you do along the tour route, but here’s a breakdown of some costs:

  • $5.00 per person: Byodo-In Temple (cash only)
  • $25.00/adult and $15.00/child per person: Waimea Valley entry
  • $15.00 per person: Lunch
  • $27.00/adult and $23.00/child per person: Dole Plantation — Train, Maze and Garden pass
  • $6.00 per person: Dole Whip
  • $4.00 per person: Pie at Ted’s Bakery or shave ice at Matsumoto’s

Here’s our packing list for this tour. It may seem a little long, but remember, what you bring depends on the activities you choose to do for the day. 

  • Sneakers
  • Hiking Clothes
  • Water Bottle 
  • Bug Spray (for Waimea Valley)
  • Towel 
  • Bathing Suit 
  • Sandals 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sun Glasses and/or Hat 
  • Snacks 
  • Cash 
  • Car Charger *Very Important*
  • Phone Mount 

    • Leonard's Bakery  5:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m, open daily 
    • Moanalua Gardens 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      • Green World Coffee   7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily
        • Dole Plantation  9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., open daily 
          • North Shore Soap Factory Weekdays 10AM–4PM                                              Saturday 8:30AM–4PM Sunday 11AM - 4PM
          • Matsumoto Shave Ice  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, open daily 
            • Waimea Bay    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
              • Hawaiian Temple - Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau    7AM–5:30PM  Daily
                • Ted's Bakery  8:00 AM - 6:30 PM, open daily  
                  • Kahuku Shrimp & Food Trucks  10AM–6PM daily
                    • Laie Temple  9 AM to 9 PM daily
                      • Laie Point   7AM–6:45 PM  daily
                        • Polynesian Cultural Center  12:45 PM – 9:00 PM, open Monday - Saturday, closed Sundays. Restaurant and Marketplace open at 11:00 AM
                          • Kahana Bay 7AM–8PM  Daily
                            • Kualoa Ranch  8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., open daily  
                            • Byodo In - Japanese Temple 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., open daily

                              No, this tour can only be done counterclockwise. If you’re looking for a similar experience but want to travel clockwise around the island starting your day on the North Shore check out our Legendary North Shore Loop

                              Still have questions? Send us an email at aloha@shakaguide.com or give us a call at (808) 201-8138.

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                              • LOOP ROAD TO HANA
                              • REVERSE ROAD TO HANA
                              • SUNSET AND STARGAZING HALEAKALA TOUR
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                              • HONOLULU'S BACKYARD RAINFOREST TOUR
                              • HEART OF WAIKIKI WALKING TOUR
                              • LEGENDARY NORTH SHORE LOOP

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