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Circle Island Turtle Snorkel

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Circle Island Tour
Sightseeing
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Highlights:
  • Small groups, small van
  • Access places larger companies don't
  • Use code "htours" for 20% off!
Includes:
Snorkeling Mask
Description:
Join us on this Turtle Eco Adventure to see green sea turtles in Hawaii! When it comes to turtles in Oahu, this is your best deal! We're all about small groups, so that we can focus on providing an awesome experience of swimming with turtles in Oahu. The sea turtles of Hawaii can be found on many parts of the island, but we are the only Oahu Circle Island Tour that will take you to a Hawaii turtle beach where you can have snorkeling as an option and the possibility of swimming with many Hawaiian green sea turtles on Oahu's famous North Shore. (Weather conditions permitting)

But remember, we are more than just a snorkel with turtles tour, this will be a full day exploring approximately twelve of the island’s most popular destinations. Enjoy a midday extended break at Haleiwa Town where we take you to one of the best beaches that you can go swimming with turtles in Hawaii. End your day on the north shore hanging out with the Hawaiian sea turtles at the magnificent sandy beach and lastly touring the historic Dole Plantation where you can enjoy shopping and famous pineapple ice cream.

Have you ever had the chance to snorkeling with turtles in Oahu? Here is your chance! Don’t worry, we are professionals and are here to help you if it is your first time or your fiftieth time. No pressure. If you would rather bask in the sun and hang with the turtles on the beach, that’s fine too. Why pay other tours up to $100 for 3 hours of snorkeling when you can do it with us at your leisure with professional assistance and get all the advantages of our unique turtle tour?

Our 20 passenger vehicles are clean, quiet, and air conditioned. These modest sized vehicles allow us to journey to different special locations the larger buses ignore. 

Oahu turtle tour destinations:

Waikiki Pickup (7:20 am – 8:00 am)

Our shuttle will arrive at 7:20am for pick up in Waikiki, with a local guide to help you prepare for a day of exploring the island of Oahu. Pick up times vary by hotel and will be automatically assigned when you input your information into our online booking platform.

Diamond Head Lookout

The first lookout we visit is an elevated view perched on the eastern side of Waikiki’s famous Diamond Head Volcano, This lookout grants us a great opportunity for pictures of the south eastern coastline of Oahu, with notable sights as far as Hanauma bay and Maui on a clear day. The location is more formally known as Amelia Earhart Lookout, known for where bystanders gathered to watch Earhart make her first solo aviation journey from Hawaii to North America.

Halona Blowhole

Molten lava tubes from volcanic eruptions that occurred from Oahu’s Koko Head crater formed the natural occurrence known as the Halona Blowhole. This lava tube extends into the ocean with a very narrow opening at the top, and when the surf is just right, water pressure builds up within the lava tube and erupts through the narrow opening creating a special Hawaiian Geyser for your viewing pleasure.

Makapuu Point

Witness Waimanalo’s dramatic sea cliffs as we turn into Oahu’s windward side as we begin our journey to the North Shore of Oahu. Look off into the azure blue waters of the bay and you will see Oahu’s famous Manana Island also known as Rabbit island due to its Rabbit like shape.

Hawaiian Coffee and Macadamia Nut Tastings

After a beautiful drive along Oahu’s eastern coastline, our next stop is a local shop that finds itself tucked away under aged Banyan Trees with macadamia nut and delicious Kona coffee tastings, along with very tempting Hawaiian chocolates amongst other treats.

Chinaman’s Hat and Kualoa Valley Mountain Range

Chinaman’s Hat, also known as Mokolii, is nestled right next to the Kualoa Valley Mountain range. This location is known for its dramatic landscape filmed in a number of Hollywood movies; most notably and fan favorite Jurassic Park. The island has earned the nickname Chinaman’s Hat from its resemblance to the straw hats that the Chinese immigrants wore when working Oahu’s sugar plantations during the early 1900’s.

North Shore Shrimp at Fumi’s Kahuku Shrimp

Sit down on the North Shore and have a delicious shrimp plate at Fumi’s Kahuku Shrimp! They have six different shrimp plates to eat! The most popular is the mouth-watering Spicy Garlic Shrimp and the Classic Butter Garlic Shrimp. Fumi’s also has Chicken Katsu if Spicy Shrimp isn’t your favorite! Veggie Noodles are available as the vegetarian option. So there will be something for everyone to eat! All Lunch Plates come with a side of rice and a slice of Pineapple. Bathrooms and Handwashing are accommodated as well. Please Bring Cash as this is the only “Cash Only” stop on the tour. We will remind you on the tour but try not to forget!

Tropical Fruit Stands

After lunch we make a stop at North Shore tropical fruit stands, which offers ice cold coconuts to drink from, fresh mangos, and other tropical treats.

North Shore Sunset Beach

A change of pace from the crowded beaches of Waikiki, The famous Sunset Beach on the North Shore offers tranquility and is the epitome of a beautiful Hawaiian Beach. However don’t let the summer months fool you, during the winter months, swells of 30 to 40 feet can be seen from the safe confines of shore.

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles and Snorkeling at Turtle beach

Honu is the Hawaiian name for our beloved Green Sea Turtles. Our Honu are very Hawaiian in that they are native animals and love to lay on the sand and bask under the warm sun. We take you to Turtle Beach where we spend 60 to 90 minutes looking around for Sea Turtles and enjoying the golden sand! A certified Lifeguard will be on duty. Our Lifeguards are trained and will make sure you are safe! We will also provide snorkeling gear so guests can go for a swim and hopefully snorkel alongside a Green Sea Turtle as well. Snorkel Gear Rental is included in the price of the tour. Please alert your guests to bring sunscreen and a towel. (Snorkels are not necessary to see turtles as they can be visible from the beach.) Changing Rooms and Showers are also at the beach.

Lastly it is important to know that while we can swim with the turtles and appreciate them from a distance, we can not touch, pet, feed, tease, or harass them and we must try to keep 10 feet away from them so they feel comfortable. We want our Honu to keep coming to their turtle sanctuary, so it is very important to show respect and Aloha when we go into their habitat!

Dole Pineapple Plantation

A historic pineapple plantation home to pineapple magnets, pineapple t-shirts, pineapple keychains and most importantly pineapple ice cream aka Dole Whip!! A great way to end the day and get some pineapple themed souvenirs for your friends and family back home.

Drive-by to Kahala, Sandy Beach, Waimanalo, View of Koolau Mountains and North Shore Beaches.

Waikiki Return (Approximately 4:00pm to 4:30pm  – depending on the traffic.)



 
Special Feature:
20% off!
Itinerary:
Detailed hourly tour description after it starts

Activity
Duration
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Diamond Head Lookout10 minutes
Halona Blowhole10 minutes
Sandy BeachDrive through
Makapu’u Beach10 minutes
Secret Beach20 minutes
Macadamia Nut Farm20 minutes
Sunset Beach10 minutes
Lunch @ Turtle Town40 minutes
Turtle Beach with Snorkeling1 hour
Dole Plantation30 minutes
Schedule
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Frequently Asked Questions
H Tours Hawaii is a "one stop shop" for all the best activities in the Hawaiian Islands. Since we work with many providers, reservations are necessary. WE HIGHLY recommend making reservations, as many activities are at a discount when you reserve in advance. Some providers even charge higher for those "walking in" because they know chances are you're not going to walk away. Finally, a reservation ensures you have a space on the tour. Trust us you don't want to spend so much time and money to come to Hawaii and then miss out on an activity because they were booked out!
Choose the tour you are interested in, click the red “Book It” button adjacent to the tour information, and complete the booking form.
While we can usually accommodate most last-minute bookings, we highly encourage those that are checking out our website far in advance to book 2-3 weeks prior to desired date. You never know if there's a convention, special event, or an increase in overall visitors in town, and it would be a shame if the activities that you want to do are sold out because you waited until the last minute. Basically, if you know you want to do it, just book it!
Most companies have a set of centrally located hotels that they do pick ups from. This makes the pickup process short so you can start the tour as soon as possible!
Gratuity is never required but if you enjoyed your experience, a tip is always greatly appreciated!
You can see turtles year round in Hawaii on Oahu. It has less to do about the time and more about location. There are certain beaches that turtles like to go and sunbathe like Laniakea Beach and Puaena Point, both in the North Shore of Oahu.
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy: Standard Policy
  • Cancellations made 2 days before Date & Time will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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Reviews
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Second time doing this tour. Great tour around the island! Justin was great! Definitely recommend.
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We had a great time with Nevin on this tour! He was really knowledgeable about the island and gave so many tips for us to use during the rest of our trip. Snorkeling with the sea turtles was amazing! We were blessed to see 4 huge sea turtles and probably 6 juvenile while there. We went with our 3 children ages 5-11, and all of us enjoyed our time!
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Josh was our tour guy, he is from the island and super knowledgeable. We did lots of stops and he gave us tips that we were able to use for the next 7 days we were there. If this is your first time in Oahu I would definitely recommend doing the tour early in your trip that way you can get to know the island and feel more comfortable driving around. I loved all the information he gave and would definitely ... morebook another tour with this business.
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On our trip to Hawaii we had the opportunity to take a tour with this company. With Bo as our guide, and Victor driving the van we toured the north shore of Oahu. Bo was a great tour guide, very knowledgeable of the area. He had lots of obscure trivia, and history of the area. This tour included snorkeling, a visit to pipeline, lunch, paddle boarding, and the Dole pineapple plantation. We had a blast. ... moreHe even took us to a beach where the turtles were swimming in the surf just inches away from us. During the paddle board trip, I had the opportunity to see a manta ray in its natural environment. Awesome! Bo's knowledge of the island and Victors skill in driving (I tend to get carsick) made this a fantastic trip. The size of our tour was perfect, we had about 20 people in all. With the small size it felt like a private tour. Bo was able to make everyone feel important. I would highly recommend this tour. Oh and you can buy your tickets from William on the beach at Waikiki. A very nice and helpful man.
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This tour was awesome! It takes you around all of Oahu and stops at some of the most breath taking vistas. It's a great tour to see the entire island in one day. Our guide was Justin and our driver was Casey, who were great. Stopped at some really cool local spots as well as some very well known stops. Highly recommend this tour.
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An incredible tour. Great price! Kevin hooked us up and got us hyped for the tour. Bo was our guide! Such a cool dude, very knowledgeable and ecstatic to share what he knew about the land. Romeo, our driver, was very kind and helpful. (:  We saw sea turtles both on the beach and paddle boarding..DEFINITELY recommend SUP it's a lot easier than expected and such fun. The beaches were Killer..overall ... moreit's a great way to see/experience the north shore. Plus it gives you an idea of where to venture to on your own!
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Our driver (Milo) gave us an amazing tour, full of great facts about the island! He was funny and engaging and pointed out a number of things we had missed when we rented a car and drove around the island on our own. Loved the little stops along the way, including our lunch. The actual turtle part where we snorkled on a coral reef with sea turtles was AMAZING and truly unforgettable! Bring your beach ... moreshoes!
**Important tip: Bring at least $60-100 cash. Some vendors at the Macadamia Nut place don't accept credit, plus you'll also need about $20-25/per person cash for lunch and fresh fruit at the fruit stands along the side of the road. . . and to tip your driver!
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My husband and I are on our honeymoon and this was our first excursion while being in Hawaii and it was AMAZING! Our driver was Casey and our guide was Bo (I'm probably spelling his name wrong) and they were amazing. Bo had sooooooo much information and made the experience very fun. Once we got the the north shore to snorkel about 15min in it started to rain... Extremely hard. So needless to say we ... moredidn't stay there long lol it was to hard to see. But we did get to see amazingly gorgeous beaches and eat the best food at lunch (BRING CASH!). When we come back to islands we will definitely be doing this tour again. It was nice to get out of Waikiki and adventure out and see more of what beautiful Hawaii had to offer. Thank you Casey and Bo for our amazing tour of the island and all the stories and cool facts!
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Relaxing Tour and Turtles
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One of the major attractions of Hawaii is the green sea turtles. Although I would have multiple opportunities to see them in their natural habitat during my stay in Oahu, this tour not only provided me with an up-close encounter to swim with turtles oahu, but also with some great insight and experiences around the island of Oahu as well.... more

The tour included all of the places I had wanted to see and experience, including the Macadmia Nut Farm, Dole Plantation, Sunset Beach and many more. We had ample time at each place for fun and pictures. Our guide and driver were very nice and extremely informative on the rich history of Hawaii and of every place we went to. They even had some advice for my upcoming surf lesson. 

The size of the tour was small so it was much more personable and provided for a very leisurely experience. After a grand tour, we snorkeled at a spot scoped out by the guides where I was lucky enough to get nearly a good hour in the water with a turtle. I'm only hoping my underwater camera caught a moment!

It was a great day and I would recommend the Turtle Tour to anyone wishing to get a full day out on the Island, away from the city and see some sea turtles oahu!
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Mahalo! Great tour!
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We got a great overview of the lovely island of Oahu, our guide Mark, was a local and gave us so many great tips on what to do and where to go whilst on this island. He loved the outdoors so he knew where all the walking tracks were and where to find the hidden gems away from the tourist trail. Unfortunately, we joined the tour on our last day before heading home so we were not able to make the most ... moreof his recommendations but do consider this tour as one of your first tours whilst at Oahu so you can really make the most of the island. We were so lucky to be able to swim with a really big sea turtle, they are so majestic and gentle. Don't worry about bringing snorkel gear, they provide it. However, i recommend reef shoes if you have sensitive feet, even the sand on the beach is not the smoothest, as it has rocks and coral in it. 
The weather was perfect, there is a place to change into your swimmers when you are at the beach so you don't have to wear the swimmers all day.
There were plenty of stops so we could take in some beautiful scenery. Other major stops were the Dole plantation (try the pineapple ice-cream!), and a macadamia farm.
The lunch was delicious! we tried the garlic prawns and the pork! Don't just the book by its cover, the shop may look run down but the food is A grade.
Last but not least, i wish to mention Harry our driver, very courteous and is a lovely man. As we were about to finish the tour, he brought out his brand new, direct from Korea, Karaoke system and serenade us with an Elvis song! What an awesome what to finish off a perfect tour! Mahalo!
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Turtles and the North Shore
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My sisters and I did the Turtle Tour to the North Shore and had a wonderful time. We had Harry as our driver and Josh as our guide. Josh was absolutely wonderful and full of entertaining stories and Harry is a very safe driver with a wicked sense of humour. We stopped at Secret Beach, Sunset Beach, macadamia farm, Dole Plantation and Haleiwa which is where the turtles are and I'm probably leaving ... moreout a couple of other places. It was raining on our tour day so we were given the option of swimming or being dropped off in Haleiwa town. Most people opted for Haleiwa town and a couple of adventurous people went for a swim. After we were picked up in Haleiwa, they took us to the beach to see the turtles as they didn't want us to miss out. There were two enormous turtles on the beach which was certainly a highlight of the day. The whole day was just wonderful. It’s a small group with expert guides who know and love the North Shore. We were given ample time for photos in each place. I would highly recommend this. We absolutely loved spending the day with Josh.

One of the differences between this company and others is that Turtle Tours guarantees that you get to step onto Sunset Beach (as well as see turtles). Some North Shore tours only drive past Sunset Beach and you don't get to walk on it.
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Circle Island Snorkel Tour
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OMG! Raoul & Ron what a team. These guys were AWESOME!!!. Ron used much care & caution the entire day as he drove us all around the island. Also taking great care of our belongings when we were off the bus to get photos and enjoy lunch. Raoul proved to be a wealth of knowledge and was extremely entertaining. The only day of our trip that we experienced a little light rain, but could have cared less ... morebecause of our amazing tour guides. The beauty of the island seem to come more alive on this tour. From the beautiful beaches, amazing mountains, to the macadamia nuts we were able to taste at Tropical Farms, the shrimp we had for lunch and the pineapple ice cream we had at Dole Plantation, this was the best tour. Can't say enough about these two guys, anyone can drive you around the island, but these two guys made it such a great time, teaching us so much history and entertaining us the whole day. It was also my birthday, and was the best one yet. Not only did Raoul keep calling me "birthday girl" close to the end of the tour, a group of others on the tour sang happy birthday to me. At our drop off point at the end of the day, even asked if we could just go around one more time we were having so much fun. 
Now listen up. If you go to Oahu, Hawaii this is a must do tour, and please ask for Raoul & Ron when you make your reservations. You will have a blast and learn so much doing it.
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WOW…a must do turtle tours Oahu…the best!!
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we literally just finished the the island turtle tour Oahu and i couldn't wait to post our review…it was that GOOD! we live in Florida, recently retired and we are here only for the day as it is a cruise ship port of call….doing research on trip advisor we decided on this oahu turtle tour ….... more
Benjy and Casey did some great logistical work to accommodate us, as our ship was a little late docking… from start to finish their email and phone contact and customer service was exceptional…
the tour itself….WOW…just WOW…Raul IS DA MAN!…probably the best tour we have ever done….the turtles were awesome, the other folks on the tour were great (mostly Aussie's so you know we laughed a lot) and lunch was very good…

my advice to anyone coming to Honolulu for a visit is to BEGIN your visit with this tour…Raul was really great about pointing out things to do on your own during your time here…

final thoughts: did i mention Raul's love and respect for the islands is infectious…he is really funny, and he makes everyone on the tour feel like family?
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Turtle Oahu- We had such a great time !!!
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Snorkeling with the turtles at oahu turtle beach was amazing - dole plantation - pipeline beach - sunset beach our guides were a wealth of knowledge and we had an amazing fun time !!!!
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Thanks for a great day Eric!
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Had a fantastic day touring around with our guide Eric! So many great sights... Blow holes, beaches, shrimp farm, fruit stand, Dole with their yummy ice cream, and the turtles!!! Simply amazing day! Will certainly book this tour again when we are back!
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Had an awesome time!!!
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Palani is by far the best tour guide you could ever ask for. He is full of information about the islands and is an entertaining "sit down comedian" *his words :)*. The views of the island alone made this an incredible tour, Palani just made it that much better. If you're looking to explore the entire Island of Oahu, I highly recommend the tour!
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Highly recommended!
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Our tour guide Michael was fantastic with a great sense of humour :) Loved hearing all his local knowledge too!
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Swimming with turtles Oahu!
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Chose this tour because it seemed like the best option for circle island tours. All my friends had told me that there were turtles on Oahu, and I didn't want to leave the island without seeing them and even possibly swimming with them! I was very pleased. Many stops, we had time to hang at the beach and snorkel with Oahu sea turtles. Saw lots of turtles!
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Sea turtles in Oahu!
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By far the best turtle tour on the island the owner Benji is the funniest man alive! Good deal!
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Oahu swimming with turtles was an awesome tour!
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Beautiful beaches, shrimp farm, snorkeling, magnificent turtles and Dole Plantation for pineapple ice cream to end the day. Shane is an fantastic tour guide! Thanks for a great day and great Hawaiian memories :0)
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My husband & I went on circle island tour with snorkeling with turtles June 26th. It was get day. Casey was driver & Raul was guide. They were very entertaining & very knowledgeable. It was my first time to the islands. Snorkeling with turtles was the coolest thing I've ever done in my life. The were about 4 sea turtles on the day. They were massive & amazing to see. Stop through out the day were ... moregreat tropical farms (♥ macadamia kona coffee), shrimp shack (love coconut prawns) & Dole plantation (must have pineapple cream, so yummy) Thank guys for such great day. It was great since we were only there for small amount time & we seen allot. Can't wait to go back. Will definitely go on one of your tours again! !
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Thanks KC for a wonderful day from the Aussies...it was an amazing day, especially having the turltes come up to us when snorkeling. Full of information about the island. Shrimp truck meal yum and the ice cream at Dole plantation. Fantastic day.
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Had a great time today
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Our tour guide Shane was awesome. Will definitely recommend this tour to family and friends
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Best organised tour Eric took us off the beaten track saw parts of North Shore that you only know as a local, thanks Eric see you next holiday in Hawaii
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This tour should be compulsory for all tourists! It's the best, will be back- Aussie tourist ❤
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