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  • Waikiki: Oahu 120-Mile Full-Day Circle Island Tour

    1. Waikiki: Oahu 120-Mile Full-Day Circle Island Tour

    The popular Circle Island tour takes you on a scenic 120-mile trip around the beautiful island of Oahu. Enjoy a scenic drive along the slopes of Diamond Head and catch a view of some of Oahu’s most impressive homes in the Kahala area. The tour continues along the coastline to the famous Halona Blowhole, Sandy Beach, and Makapu’u Point. Get out that camera to capture the view of Windward Oahu from the scenic Nu’uanu Pali Lookout (subject to availability). Take a tram ride at Waimea Valley and swim in a waterfall-fed pool (weather permitting). Visit the Byodo-In Temple in the Valley of the Temples in Kaneohe, set against the majestic Ko’olau Mountains (admission included). Take a moment to meditate and take in the beautiful temple grounds, including traditional Japanese gardens and a koi pond. See the world famous North Shore beaches of Sunset, Banzai Pipeline, and Waimea Bay, home to ...

    We had a smaller sized tour bus (due to COVID) which is actually preferable as it allowed us to have more conversations as a smaller group and made the experience more enjoyable. Our guide Kimo was very engaging, inviting questions, making jokes, and knew a lot about Hawaii.

  • Waikiki: North Shore & Hanauma Bay East End Sightseeing Tour

    2. Waikiki: North Shore & Hanauma Bay East End Sightseeing Tour

    This tour is a fun, relaxing and affordable way to enjoy the best of Oahu. Begin your trek to the North Shore to see the famous Banzai Pipeline where pro-surfers spend their day riding the waves. Then head to Waimea Bay Beach Park and Waimea Falls (optional) to hike and see some gorgeous waterfalls.  For lunch, you will be served some of the best shrimp on the island. Grab a local plate lunch, relax, and enjoy yourself. The next step includes the Dole Plantation for a serving of tasty pineapple ice cream. To end the day, cruise south on the H3 Highway a.k.a. Jurassic Highway where you will enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet. Along the highway, you will see where great Hollywood productions such as Jurassic Park and Lost were filmed. · Waimea Valley Botanical Garden & Waterfall Hike is not available on Mondays · Waimea Valley Botanical Garden & Waterfall Hike is ...

    literally the best tour i've ever been on. so smooth, so prompt and so on time! our guide jimbo was very passionate about his job and we could definitely tell! loved his local insight about the island. love the little gems that he shared with us! he was very accommodating and made sure everyone made it back safe on the tour. 100% worth the money and so incredibly happy with this tour. would do it all over again!

  • From Honolulu: Oahu Helicopter Tour with Doors On or Off

    3. From Honolulu: Oahu Helicopter Tour with Doors On or Off

    Hop aboard a helicopter and admire Oahu’s landmarks on a guided flight tour from Honolulu. See the Waikiki skyline from above, fly past Diamond Head, and round the volcanic cliffs to Makapu’u Lighthouse. Choose a private or shared tour, with your choice of an on-or-off door experience.

    Make your way to the local partner’s helipad to begin your experience. Ascend above the city and follow the Windward Coast, with breathtaking views of the Ko’olau Mountains in the distance.

    Pass Lanikai Beach and see its gorgeous coral formations. Cruise over Kaneohe Bay and discover why this place is regarded as one of the most scenic locations on Earth.

    Glide past the “Chinaman’s Hat” off the east coast of Oahu. See the Ka’a’awa Valley—the historic home of the island’s kings. Plus, take in views of the lush rainforest surrounding the Sacred Falls.

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    We flew doors off and it was really cool, a little terrifying when the helicopter turned and you're looking straight down but still awesome. Highly advise wearing a jacket for doors off.

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What people are saying about Banzai Pipeline

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 196 reviews

We had a smaller sized tour bus (due to COVID) which is actually preferable as it allowed us to have more conversations as a smaller group and made the experience more enjoyable. Our guide Kimo was very engaging, inviting questions, making jokes, and knew a lot about Hawaii.

We flew doors off and it was really cool, a little terrifying when the helicopter turned and you're looking straight down but still awesome. Highly advise wearing a jacket for doors off.

All employees at Rainbow Helicopters were very helpful and friendly. Prompt. Safety is important Our pilot /guide Sabastian provides us with a smooth and informative tour

Loved this tour! Bus was very comfortable and the driver was very nice. Would absolutely do this tour again. Only drawback was not enough time at the Dole Plantation.

Great way to explore and learn about the island at your own pace!