Honolulu Great Island Circle Tour Excursion Reviews

Get to know the entire island in just one day! Tour Oahu and learn interesting facts about Hawaii's culture and history along the way. There will be plenty of stops at exciting locations, so bring your camera.
Great way to see the city.
Sail Date: January 2019
Great way to see the city. Driver was very knowledgeable.
Great way to see the city. Driver was very knowledgeable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice overview of the city and the island.
Sail Date: November 2018
Nice overview of the city and the island. I wish I had booked the small group version of this tour, if there was one. I don't care for the large tour bus groups. Tour guide Gar was very informative.
Nice overview of the city and the island. I wish I had booked the small group version of this tour, if there was one. I don't care for the large tour bus groups. Tour guide Gar was very informative. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
great one day experience with knowledgeable driver/tour guide
Sail Date: September 2018
great one day experience with knowledgeable driver/tour guide
great one day experience with knowledgeable driver/tour guide Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Good way to spend the time between docking and airport but not the best excursion
Sail Date: June 2018
Good way to spend the time between docking and airport but not the best excursion
Good way to spend the time between docking and airport but not the best excursion Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Private Circle Island Tour - tour guide picked us up from the cruise pier after we disembarked, and ...
Sail Date: June 2018
Private Circle Island Tour - tour guide picked us up from the cruise pier after we disembarked, and showed us many highlights of the island. Avoiding most of the crowds and tourist traps (although we did stop at a couple, such as the ... Read More
Private Circle Island Tour - tour guide picked us up from the cruise pier after we disembarked, and showed us many highlights of the island. Avoiding most of the crowds and tourist traps (although we did stop at a couple, such as the blowhole and the Dole Plantation). Highly recommend this tour! This was a great way to spend our last day in Hawaii, before catching an evening flight home. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
In the beginning it was a great.
Sail Date: February 2018
In the beginning it was a great. We saw a lot of interesting things but after a while it just became a long ride with the bus driver talking about various family things. And there's always a stop at a gift shop which was really ... Read More
In the beginning it was a great. We saw a lot of interesting things but after a while it just became a long ride with the bus driver talking about various family things. And there's always a stop at a gift shop which was really unnecessary. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Enjoyed very much...so much to see.
Sail Date: December 2017
Enjoyed very much...so much to see. Macadamia nut outlet was fun
Enjoyed very much...so much to see. Macadamia nut outlet was fun Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Took this tour on the last day after debarking.
Sail Date: June 2017
Took this tour on the last day after debarking. Saw plenty of tourist areas, went to the Dole Plantation and again the tour driver was full of information.
Took this tour on the last day after debarking. Saw plenty of tourist areas, went to the Dole Plantation and again the tour driver was full of information. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This would have been a fantastic tour had it not been for the bus driver.
Sail Date: January 2017
This would have been a fantastic tour had it not been for the bus driver. The sights were spectacular. We particularly enjoyed the Polynesian Cultural Center.
This would have been a fantastic tour had it not been for the bus driver. The sights were spectacular. We particularly enjoyed the Polynesian Cultural Center. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Best tour we took of the Islands.
Sail Date: November 2016
Best tour we took of the Islands. Robert Tours had the best driver/guide, personality plus and very knowledgable....saw many views and beaches, hide-a-way farms and shops.....we loved it!!
Best tour we took of the Islands. Robert Tours had the best driver/guide, personality plus and very knowledgable....saw many views and beaches, hide-a-way farms and shops.....we loved it!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Fun day amazing scenery!
Sail Date: October 2016
Fun day amazing scenery!
Fun day amazing scenery! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We circled the whole island of Oahu on our return waiting to catch our red eye flight back to ...
Sail Date: October 2016
We circled the whole island of Oahu on our return waiting to catch our red eye flight back to mainland.
We circled the whole island of Oahu on our return waiting to catch our red eye flight back to mainland. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This tour gave us a view to the sights and was pretty interesting.
Sail Date: September 2016
This tour gave us a view to the sights and was pretty interesting. We stopped for an included lunch at the Polynesian Centre which was ok, unfortunately we didn't have enough time to take the tour around the centre itself.
This tour gave us a view to the sights and was pretty interesting. We stopped for an included lunch at the Polynesian Centre which was ok, unfortunately we didn't have enough time to take the tour around the centre itself. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Good tour but very long.
Sail Date: September 2016
Good tour but very long. Most stops were very short, photo ops only. Dole Plantation stop was 20 minutes, not enough time to see anything. PCC was very nice.
Good tour but very long. Most stops were very short, photo ops only. Dole Plantation stop was 20 minutes, not enough time to see anything. PCC was very nice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This tour was 10.5 hours long and started very early in the morning from our hotel.
Sail Date: September 2016
This tour was 10.5 hours long and started very early in the morning from our hotel. We started at Pearl Harbor and continued around the entire island of Oahu. It included lunch at Pounders restaraunt at the Polynesian Culture Center. Our ... Read More
This tour was 10.5 hours long and started very early in the morning from our hotel. We started at Pearl Harbor and continued around the entire island of Oahu. It included lunch at Pounders restaraunt at the Polynesian Culture Center. Our tour guide was excellent and shared a lot of the history of Oahu and was well worth the amount of time and money. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great tour, so much to see.
Sail Date: August 2016
Great tour, so much to see.
Great tour, so much to see. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We did this the day of disembarkation.
Sail Date: July 2016
We did this the day of disembarkation. Great way to spend the day if you have a flight after 8pm.
We did this the day of disembarkation. Great way to spend the day if you have a flight after 8pm. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Driver and guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant.
Sail Date: April 2016
Driver and guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. Saw so much of the island in six hours.
Driver and guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. Saw so much of the island in six hours. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Good tour.
Sail Date: April 2016
Good tour. Nothing special. Nice way to spend final day before flights out.
Good tour. Nothing special. Nice way to spend final day before flights out. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Good refresher of island; lots of stops.
Sail Date: April 2016
Good refresher of island; lots of stops. Only one departure delay. Food stop [only] at Polynesian Cultural Center wasn't very good.
Good refresher of island; lots of stops. Only one departure delay. Food stop [only] at Polynesian Cultural Center wasn't very good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Great overview of island, with visit to Waimea Falls, Sunset Beach, the Pali, the Secret Island, ...
Sail Date: December 2015
Great overview of island, with visit to Waimea Falls, Sunset Beach, the Pali, the Secret Island, Bydoyn Temple, good lunches and friendly, enthusiastic guide. Excellent tour to acquaint a first time visitor.
Great overview of island, with visit to Waimea Falls, Sunset Beach, the Pali, the Secret Island, Bydoyn Temple, good lunches and friendly, enthusiastic guide. Excellent tour to acquaint a first time visitor. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a long tour, but it gave a great preview of the island.
Sail Date: June 2015
This was a long tour, but it gave a great preview of the island.
This was a long tour, but it gave a great preview of the island. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our plane did not leave until 9 pm so we had another day in Hawaii.
Sail Date: September 2014
Our plane did not leave until 9 pm so we had another day in Hawaii. So we wouldn't be stuck with luggage, we decided to take the ship provided excursion to see the island of Oahu. This was an 8 hour tour covering almost 200 miles. It ... Read More
Our plane did not leave until 9 pm so we had another day in Hawaii. So we wouldn't be stuck with luggage, we decided to take the ship provided excursion to see the island of Oahu. This was an 8 hour tour covering almost 200 miles. It was a nicely guided tour by Gray Line. We visited the major sites on the island including a couple of gift shops (too many, too long). We stopped at the Dole Pineapple Plantation which could have been a lot longer. Lunch was at the Kualoa Ranch. It was supposed to be a buffet. It was but a poor one. You could also tour the ranch...if we had more time. The tour did not cover the Polynesian Cultural Center nor Pearl Harbor. It was a good way to spend the day but after a while it got to be same old same old. Glad to be back at the airport when it was over. But it did give us a final look at Hawaii. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Tour started great - very knowlegable guide/bus driver.
Sail Date: December 2013
Tour started great - very knowlegable guide/bus driver. Kept us entertained. Unfortunately there was a huge clog of vehicles on the North Shore of Oahu due to a surfing contest which made us 2 hours behind our scheduled time to arrive at ... Read More
Tour started great - very knowlegable guide/bus driver. Kept us entertained. Unfortunately there was a huge clog of vehicles on the North Shore of Oahu due to a surfing contest which made us 2 hours behind our scheduled time to arrive at the Polynesian Cultural Center. They did save us some buffet food, but was obviously stale. Saw the Canoe Pagent, Big Screen movie, and had some time to see a little more of it. Supposed to be 5 hrs. there, barely had 2 1/2. Read Less
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Walked off ship, got our luggage and short walk to bus.
Sail Date: September 2013
Walked off ship, got our luggage and short walk to bus. 6 people. Many photo opts. and stops. A great way to spend the day. North shore, Polynesian Culture Center. Dropped us off at our hotel.
Walked off ship, got our luggage and short walk to bus. 6 people. Many photo opts. and stops. A great way to spend the day. North shore, Polynesian Culture Center. Dropped us off at our hotel. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line