TOUR OPERATES: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
DEPARTURE: 7:30 AM | RETURN: 6:30 PM
Join us on this exciting journey of discovery that will satisfy your senses and provide exceptional photo opportunities.
Our first stop is near the world-famous icon of Hawaii, Diamond Head Crater, where we stop at the Amelia Earheart monument which overlooks the Pacific Ocean as the 100,000-year-old volcanic crater towers above you.
Our island discovery continues with the beautiful Hanauma Bay, a pristine marine eco-system with colorful living coral reefs and beaming fish and marine life. Hanauma Bay is closed on Tuesdays.
Travelling along Oahu’s spectacular southeast coastline we arrive at the famous Halona Blowhole and “From Here to Eternity” beach where Green Sea Turtles can often be spotted in the emerald green waters of the cove made famous by the only Oscar-winning movie made in Hawaii.
Our next stop is Makapu’u Lookout where you will see the island’s most recent lava flows, and enjoy incredible panoramic views of offshore islands, turquoise and azure ocean water and breathtaking lava cliffs above.
We continue to the world-renowned Pali Lookout, that Mark Twain called the most beautiful views on the planet.
Driving north we arrive at the Valley of the Temples and visit the colorful Byodo-in temple, a photographer’s dream.
Continuing on the relaxing windward coast we also visit scenic Chinaman’s Hat, a picturesque islet located in the warm, tropical waters of Kaneohe Bay.
We stop for lunch at a popular Shrimp stand on the North Shore where you will be served your choice of nine different sautéed shrimp plates (Chicken, Hamburger and Veggie options also available) with steaming rice with a delicious shave-ice treat afterwards.
World famous Sunset Beach is next on your itinerary. This is the legendary big-wave surfing location where towering, giant waves arrive between November-April.
Next we visit Waimea Valley and Waterfall. This enchanting location showcases over 5,000 species of tropical flowering plants, ancient archaeological sites, and one of the most scenic waterfalls on the island.
Our last stop is the historic Dole Plantation where you will find many colorful varieties of pineapple species from all over the world.
Throughout your journey of discovery around the island of Oahu your nature guide will provide a fascinating narration about Hawaii’s bird and plant species, geology, history and culture.
TOUR LENGTH: 11 HOURS
APPROXIMATE WALKING LENGTH: 1.5 MILES
TERRAIN DETAILS: Waimea Valley is the home of more than 5,000 documented kinds of tropical an subtropical plants including native and endangered Hawaiian plants. The trail is a paved road with slight inclines up to the waterfall
Included with this Tour
Round trip transportation: We provide transportation from several designated pick up locations throughout Waikiki.
152 Page Book “Pocket Guide to Nature On Oahu” (1 per party)
Lunch and Shave Ice: Fumi’s Shrimp Truck has many different options from several types of shrimp plates, chicken katsu, cheese burger with fries or vegetarian chow mein. Many drink options are also available.
Delicious Menu Options
You can make your selections when you are on board the vehicle during your tour. 1 entree, 1 drink, 1 shaved ice or popsicle per guest.
|Entree||Original Cocktail Shrimp, Butter Garlic Shrimp, Lemon Pepper Shrimp, Hot & Spicy Shrimp, Fried Coconut Shrimp, Tempura Shrimp, Deep Fried Cod, Spicy Garlic Shrimp, Salt & Pepper Shrimp, Chicken Katsu, Cheese Burger, or Vegetarian Chow Mein|
|Drinks||Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sprite, Guava Juice, Green Tea, Passion-Fruit Orange, or Water|
|Dessert||Shave Ice Flavors: Vanilla, Pineapple, Strawberry (Choose up to 3 flavors)|
Popsicle Flavors: Coconut, Mango, Red Bean, Ube (Sweet Potato)
|Dole Whip||Available for an additional cost|
What to Bring: Please wear comfortable walking shoes, you will be walking 1.5 miles round trip on a paved path. Please remember to bring bottled water. Please bring a rain poncho or rain gear, in case of precipitation.
Grace Periods: Please allow a 15 minute grace period after your designated pick up time as there are other pick up locations. Due to the length of this circle island tour and the area covered please make sure you allow for a comfortable return time to Waikiki. Drop-offs might be a half an hour later than scheduled, due to traffic delays or other unforeseeable circumstances.
Age limit: Children must be at least 3 years old for this tour.
Vehicle: The vehicle will be a white mini bus with “Oahu Nature Tours” in green letters and a logo of a red bird on the side.
Waimea Valley: This tour is suitable for guests with walking difficulties because there is a small golf cart train in Waimea Valley that can accommodate a limited number of guests and take them up to the waterfall without having to walk at all. A shuttle runs approximately every 30 minutes and currently charges $6.00 for a one-way transportation and $10.00 for round-trip per person.
Cancellation Policy: A minimum of 24 hour notice is required prior to departure time for changing, rescheduling or cancelling your activity. Tours cancelled or rescheduled with in the last 24 hours are non refundable.