Our acclaimed Grand Circle Island Tour of Oahu is the most enjoyable and informative way to see the beauties of the entire island in a single day. This exciting 120-mile excursion includes the key sites of Hawaii’s most visited island. Your professional driver-guide will meet you in Waikiki in a deluxe tour vehicle and share the many natural and cultural landmarks of Oahu. From the South Shore with far-reaching views of the Pacific Ocean to the windward coastline surrounded by the towering Ko’olau Mountain Range, then onward to the famous North Shore where waves pound pristine white sandy beaches, and back to Honolulu – you’ll take it all in during this one-of-a-kind tour.
- Amelia Earhart Lookout, located on the south side of Diamond Head, commemorates the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to the US mainland in 1934, two years after flying across the Atlantic.
- Exclusive Kahala Avenue is known as “Hawaii’s Beverly Hills”, and you’ll view the stunning multi-million-dollar properties in this affluent community while we travel toward the South Shore sea cliffs area.
Hanauma Bay Lookout was formed within a volcanic cone and is a preserved ecosystem alive with native marine life. A popular snorkeling spot, Hanauma Bay’s curved bowl is visible from the highway above. Your driver will make every attempt to stop briefly to view the Bay, but dependent on the current traffic and parking situation may need to drive by for a quick glimpse from above.
- Halona Blowhole acts like an ocean-driver geyser as the ocean breezes push waves into the cave below and a hole in the rock formation shoots sea spray jets high into the air. We’ll strive to include the blowhole during your tour; accessibility is dependent upon the parking congestion situation at this popular stop.
- Nu’uanu Pali Lookout is the location of the 1795 battle in which King Kamehameha I victoriously united Oahu under his rule. The epic battle claimed the lives of hundreds of warriors forced over the Pali’s sheer cliffs. At 1,200 feet above the green and blue views of Windward Oahu, the Pali Lookout is one of Oahu’s most breathtaking scenic points.
- Byodo-In Temple is a stunning replica of a temple in Uji, Japan, Byodo-In. It is nestled in the Valley of the Temples on the slopes of the Ko’olau Mountain Range, Byodo-In commemorates the first Japanese immigrants in Hawaii and was constructed entirely without nails. Its beautiful peacocks and hundreds of Japanese Koi Carp contribute to one of the most peaceful and picturesque locations on the island.
- Waimea Valley, Throughout history, this valley has been home to many people of the Kahuna class (prophet, healer, or fisherman), thus being recognized as, “The Valley of the Priests.” Book the “Gold” version of this tour to include a delicious lunch surrounded by native Hawaiian plants and wildlife. Weather-permitting, guests may swim in the natural waterfall-fed pool.
- Chinaman’s Hat, an islet in Kaneohe Bay aptly named for the cone-shaped hat worn by Chinese immigrants. Chinaman’s Hat is easily viewed from the shore near Kualoa on the windward side of Oahu.
- North Shore Surfing Breaks, including world-famous Sunset, Waimea Bay, and others, are viewed from your tour vehicle as it crosses the island’s big wave territory. The region is known for its fabulously large wintertime waves and international surfing competitions.
- Historic Haleiwa Town, with its preserved old plantation character and surf town image, makes its shops and restaurants popular among visitors and Oahu residents. It’s the gateway to the North Shore for those arriving from Honolulu and is the area’s largest commercial center. – Before leaving the area, enjoy refreshing shave ice from Matsumoto and soak in the North Shore scene.
- Dole Plantation is “Hawaii’s Complete Pineapple Experience”. Learn, see, and taste the fruit that is part of the island’s heritage and enjoyed throughout the world. Walkthrough Dole’s country store where delicious ice-cold Dole Whip treats are available. The quintessential final stop before heading back to Waikiki.
- Round-Trip Transportation
- Admission to Byodo-In Temple
- Expert, Live Narration
- Availability: Thursday and Saturday
- Tour Time: 8:15 AM
- Duration: 9 Hours 30 Minutes
- You should bring items that allow you to be comfortable.
- You should wear sunscreen and bring a camera.
- Please do not leave anything of value unattended on the coach.
- If you require any special accommodations due to disability, please include them under the special requirements at the time of booking. 48 hours notice required prior to the date and time of service.
- COVID-19 Update:
- Masks are mandatory to be worn by all guests 2 years of age and older that covers your nose and mouth during the duration of the tour.
- Guests will stay at a safe 6-foot distance during the tour whenever feasible.
- Guests will be required to utilize the same seat throughout the tour.
- If you or anyone in your group is experiencing symptoms, we will work directly with you to cancel or reschedule your tour.
- Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled departure time and allow a 15-minute window for your driver to arrive.
- No-host lunch is available at Waimea Valley. Lunch stop subject to change.
- This tour does not operate on Christmas, New Year’s Day, or Thanksgiving.
Your health is our top priority, and we have put special measures in place to keep all guests safe both during and after your activity.
- Stringent Cleaning – We’ve increased the frequency of disinfecting surfaces and high traffic areas between each tour, and hand sanitizer will be available to all of our guests.
- Personal Protective Equipment – Please bring a mask that is to be worn by all guests 2 years of age and older that covers your nose and mouth during the duration of the tour. We ensure that all staff members will be wearing PPE.
- Social Distancing – Guests will stay at a safe 6-foot distance during the tour whenever feasible.
- Wellness Checks – If you or anyone in your group is experiencing symptoms, we will work directly with you to cancel or reschedule your tour. Staff members are required to self-certify daily that they are healthy and symptom-free.
POLYAD CLEAN RIDE Program
At Polynesian Adventure Travel, the safety of our customers and employees is our top priority. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, we have elevated our existing cleaning regimen and developed the POLYAD CLEAN RIDE Program which has enhanced procedures and protocols for cleaning and disinfecting our fleet to the standards recommended by the CDC using EPA-approved products.
- Certified Sanitized at the start of each day
- EPA Approved Disinfectants
- 10-point Disinfection multiple times per day
- Entrance door surfaces
- All handrails and touch surfaces used for entering and exiting the vehicle
- Driver area including the steering wheel and all driver controls in the cockpit area
- Overhead handrails, parcel racks, and parcel rack handles
- All seat headrests, armrests, and seat belts, and reclining levers
- Passenger seating area controls
- Seat backs and trays
- Restroom door handles inside and out
- All Surface areas within Restroom
- Passenger Masks available
- 36-Point Disinfection daily at days end
- Entrance door handles
- Controls (exterior)
- All handrails/grabrails in the entrance
- The entire interior surface of the entrance door
- The entire interior surface of the stairwell including the driver compartment hatch
- The steering wheel
- Driver controls in the cockpit area
- Driver seatbelt buckle/latch
- Driver headrest
- Microphones and AV outlets in TD seat
- Upper handrails
- Parcel racks and parcel rack handles
- Seat armrests
- Recliner levers
- Seat bottoms
- All seat fabric
- All seat belt buckles/latches
- Overhead Seat Light Switches and Directional Air Vents
- Lavatory door handles inside and out
- Toilet seat
- Lavatory shelf
- Lavatory hand sanitizer container
- The Exterior luggage door handles engine bay access,
- Engine/Mechanical access doors and handles
- Window ledges
- Pulls on all blinds
- Emergency roof hatch surfaces
- Emergency window exit levers
- The entire floor of the motorcoach including stairs
- All interior glass windows
- First Aid Kit
- Fire Extinguishers
- HVAC Filters – exterior
- HVAC Filters – interior
- All Surface Complete Misting/Fogging
- HVAC System Disinfection
- Disinfectant Fog/Misting
Will Polynesian Adventure require guests to wear a mask?
- Yes, Masks are mandatory to wear in the state of Hawaii and will be required.
Will Polynesian Adventure’s drivers wear a mask?
- Yes, all drivers will be provided with and required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Will Polynesian Adventure take each guest’s temperatures before boarding?
- No, we will not.
Will Polynesian Adventure take their driver’s temperature each day?
- No, but every scheduled driver will self-certify each day that they are well and not showing signs or symptoms of illness prior to starting their shift.
Will Polynesian Adventure provide masks to guests?
- Guests will need to bring their own mask or face covering. In the event their mask is lost or damaged, a replacement will be provided at no charge.
What is Polynesian Adventure’s physical distancing requirements?
- For charter and cruise guests, Polynesian Adventure will leave distancing requirements to the discretion of their agent, unless there are other mandatory regulatory or CDC regulations that everyone must follow. The front row will be blocked off to provided distancing for our drivers.
What is the capacity of Polynesian Adventure’s sightseeing tours?
- Sightseeing tours will operate at 50% capacity. The front row will be blocked off to provided distancing for our drivers. Groups traveling together can sit with each other. There will be an empty row between each group/person. Guests will be required to utilize the same seat throughout the tour.
What cleaning products are used to clean and sanitize the coach?
- All products are from the approved CDC and EPA recommended list.
Will Polynesian Adventure provide hand sanitizer?
- Yes, hand sanitizer is available at the entrance of every vehicle and in the lavatory.
How often is the 10-point disinfection done?
- The 10-point Disinfection is done multiple times per day
How often is the 36-point disinfection done?
- The 36-point Disinfection is done at the end of each day.
Will Polynesian Adventure have the restroom on the vehicle be available for use?
- Yes, the lavatory will be available for use unless otherwise requested.
Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled departure time and allow a 15-minute window for your driver to arrive.
Pick up locations:
- HALE KOA HOTEL WAIKIKI, Front Entrance – 7:00 AM
- ILIKAI HOTEL, Curbside at Ala Moana Blvd by Flagpoles – 7:15 AM
- PRINCE WAIKIKI HOTEL, Front Entrance – 7:15 AM
- ALA MOANA HOTEL, Mahukona St. – 7:15 AM
- AQUA PALMS WAIKIKI, in front of IHOP – 7:15 AM
- HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE – Grand Islander Bus Depot – 7:20 AM
- HOTEL LACROIX (WAIKIKI GATEWAY), Side Entrance Olohana St – 7:25 AM
- OUTRIGGER REEF WAIKIKI, Front Entrance – 7:30 AM
- SHERATON WAIKIKI HOTEL, Tour Bus Terminal (Aloha Landing) – 7:30 AM
- ROSS DRESS FOR LESS, Curbside at Seaside Ave – 7:35 AM
- HILTON GARDEN INN WAIKIKI, Curbside on Walina St – 7:35 AM
- CHEESECAKE FACTORY WAIKIKI, Curbside on Kalakaua Avenue – 7:35 AM
- OHANA WAIKIKI EAST – Curbside outside front entrance on Kaiulani Ave – 7:40 AM
- HYATT REGENCY WAIKIKI, Curbside under a green awning, Koa Ave. – 7:45 AM
- ALOHILANI RESORT & WAIKIKI RESORT, Curbside corner on Koa Ave across Waikiki Resort – 7:50 AM
- ASTON WAIKIKI BEACH, Curbside Paoakalani St – 7:55 AM
- WAIKIKI BEACH MARRIOTT, Paoakalani Ave Tour Bus Stop – 7:55 AM