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GRAND CIRCLE ISLAND TOUR

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DurationDuration6-8 hrs
DirectionsAudio Points121
Tour stops Tour Stops 21
$19.99
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Hawaii

GRAND CIRCLE ISLAND TOUR

DurationDuration6-8 hrs
DirectionAudio Points121
tour Tour Stops 21
$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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Sample Tour Audio

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

Tour Stops

Tour Route

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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

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$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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Customer Reviews

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Was an amazing way to get us oriented to oahu once we arrived. And was an amazingly "chill" way to deal with jet lag on our first full day on the island. Such a rich source of trivia and cultural perspective too.

First and foremost, BRING YOUR CHARGER WITH! If you don't download this app, you're truly missing out on the best self guided tour of your vacation. We chose the North Shore Loop Tour for Oahu. From the great narration, local music, little tidbits of info about the stops, and even included off the beaten path gems of pure Hawaiian greatness along the way. Well worth the money to jump in the car, connect to the stereo, hit play, and go. We spent 9 solid hours driving and stopping along the way!

Best money spent on vacation!

We used this tour app on Oahu (1 trip) and Maui (3 trips). I wished they had these for everywhere we vacation. The directions are clear, the background information and history is extremely interesting, and the background music really sets the mood. Don’t hesitate to buy these if going to Hawaii or anyplace that these tours are offered. You will not be disappointed.

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...

Self guided audio tour

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.

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

                              

                              Do you have other questions that we didn’t list here? 

                              Feel free to message us through the in-app chat box, Facebook Messenger, our emailor give us a call at 1-888-250-2261. We will be glad to help and answer your questions as soon as possible!


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                              $19.99

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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

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                              • 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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