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Discover the Beauty of Hawaii on a Private Tour of Oahu


7-8 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

15 people


English, Vietnamese

Discover the enchanting beauty of Oahu on a private circle island tour, designed to showcase the island’s most breathtaking vistas and landmarks. From the majestic views at Diamond Head Lookout to the lush panoramas at Tantalus Lookout, embark on a journey that weaves through the historic Wailua Sugar Mill and the charming Haleiwa Town. Marvel at natural landmarks like Laie Point, Chinaman’s Hat, and the dramatic cliffs of the Pali Lookout. Explore cultural gems at the Byodo-In Temple, and soak in the coastal splendor at Makapu’u Lookout, Eternity Beach, and Sandy’s. This tour not only highlights Oahu’s natural beauty but also its rich history and vibrant culture, making it an unforgettable adventure.

Experience a personalized and flexible itinerary with our Private Hawaii Tours, tailored specifically to your interests and preferences. The day is yours to shape as you desire, free from the constraints of crowded tour schedules. Our Oahu Private Tour offers the opportunity to experience the island like a local, with insights from knowledgeable guides who are passionate about sharing Oahu’s unique beauty and charm.

Tantalus Lookout
Tantalus Lookout

Begin your adventure with stunning panoramic views of Honolulu from the Tantalus Lookout, setting a majestic tone for the day.

Wailua Sugar Mill
Wailua Sugar Mill

Explore the historic Wailua Sugar Mill, a nod to Hawaii’s rich agricultural past.

Drive through Haleiwa Town
Drive through Haleiwa Town

Journey through the charming Haleiwa Town, known for its picturesque setting and local culture.

Turtle Beach Experience
Turtle Beach Experience

Witness the serene beauty of Turtle Beach, a haven for sea turtles and a perfect spot for memorable photos.

Waimea Valley (Optional)
Waimea Valley (Optional)

Take a walk into the lush tropical rainforest at Waimea Valley, and take a dip in the waterfall for a quick swim, this an optional stop with a modest entrance fee, offering a glimpse into Hawaii’s natural beauty.

Shark's Cove: (Optional Stop)
Shark's Cove: (Optional Stop)

As part of our comprehensive Oahu sightseeing tour, you have the option to explore the enchanting Shark's Cove. Nestled on the North Shore, this cove is a snorkeler's paradise, famed for its clear waters and rich marine life. While it's a smaller and more intimate spot compared to other island locations, Shark's Cove packs a big punch in terms of natural beauty and underwater exploration.

This optional stop is perfect for those who love a peaceful snorkeling experience. You'll be treated to a stunning display of underwater rock formations, teeming with colorful fish and marine creatures. It's an excellent opportunity for both beginners and experienced snorkelers to immerse themselves in Oahu's diverse aquatic life.

Shark's Cove, part of a protected marine life conservation area, offers a safe and environmentally responsible way to enjoy Hawaii's underwater world. Whether you choose to dive in for a closer look or simply enjoy the scenery from the shore, this stop adds an exciting aquatic dimension to your Oahu adventure.

North Shore Food Trucks
North Shore Food Trucks

A delightful and delicious part of your Oahu sightseeing experience awaits at the North Shore, where a vibrant array of food trucks offer a taste of local Hawaiian cuisine. As an integral stop on our tour, these food trucks present a unique opportunity to indulge in the island's diverse flavors.

Each truck is a treasure trove of culinary delights, ranging from fresh, succulent seafood to traditional Hawaiian dishes and fusion creations. Whether you crave the famous garlic shrimp, want to savor the sweet and savory Hawaiian BBQ, or are tempted by tropical fruit bowls, there’s something to satisfy every palate.

This stop isn't just about eating; it's about experiencing the local culture and the aloha spirit that infuses every dish. The relaxed atmosphere, combined with mouth-watering aromas and ocean breezes, creates a dining experience that is quintessentially Hawaiian.

We make sure to give you ample time to explore and enjoy the food trucks. It’s a perfect way to mingle with locals, meet fellow travelers, and recharge with some of the most delightful and satisfying food the North Shore has to offer.

Laie Point
Laie Point

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Oahu’s coastline at Laie Point, a stunning stop on our sightseeing tour. This remarkable natural landmark offers dramatic views of the rugged coastline and the vast Pacific Ocean, making it a favorite for both photographers and nature enthusiasts.

Laie Point is not just a feast for the eyes; it's a place steeped in local lore and cultural significance. The point, with its unique rock formations and crashing waves, creates a picturesque backdrop that encapsulates the raw beauty of Hawaii. Stand atop the cliffs and feel the ocean breeze, as you gaze upon the famous sea arch, carved out by the powerful forces of nature.

This stop provides a moment of tranquility and awe, allowing you to immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Hawaii’s landscape. Whether you're capturing memories with your camera or simply taking in the panoramic views, Laie Point is a must-visit for a complete Oahu experience.

Chinaman's Hat
Chinaman's Hat

Chinaman's Hat (Mokoliʻi): This small, picturesque islet off Oahu's windward coast resembles a traditional Chinese hat, hence its nickname. Visible from the scenic coast, Chinaman's Hat offers a stunning photo opportunity with its backdrop of azure waters and sky. The islet's distinct shape and the folklore surrounding it add a touch of mystery and enchantment to your tour.

Kualoa Ranch: As we drive by, behold the breathtaking Kualoa Ranch, known for its dramatic mountains and lush valleys. This legendary 4,000-acre ranch is not only a working cattle ranch but also a popular filming location for numerous movies and TV shows. Its majestic landscapes will give you a glimpse into the rugged and unspoiled beauty of Hawaii. The ranch's panoramic views and the grandeur of its terrain are a testament to Oahu's natural diversity.

Mac Nut Farm (Stop)
Mac Nut Farm (Stop)

Visit the Macadamia Nut Farm for a taste of local agriculture and delightful treats.

Byodo-In Temple (Optional Stop)
Byodo-In Temple (Optional Stop)

A visit to the Byodo-In Temple is a journey into tranquility and spiritual richness, nestled in the lush foothills of the Ko'olau Mountains. This part of our Oahu sightseeing tour offers a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

The Byodo-In Temple, a replica of a 900-year-old Buddhist temple in Japan, stands as a symbol of cultural harmony and respect. Its elegant architecture and stunning red and gold detailing are set against a backdrop of towering green cliffs and reflective ponds, creating a scene straight out of a painting.

As you stroll through the temple grounds, you'll be enveloped in an atmosphere of serenity. The gentle sounds of the temple bell, the soft rustle of the koi fish in the ponds, and the peaceful aura of the meditation pavilions all contribute to an experience of deep calm and reflection.

This stop is not just about sightseeing; it's an opportunity to experience a different facet of Hawaii's diverse cultural landscape. Whether you're seeking a moment of quiet contemplation or simply wish to appreciate the beauty of this architectural marvel, the Byodo-In Temple is a memorable and enriching stop on your Oahu adventure.

Royal Palace and King Kamehameha Statue: A Grand Finale to Your Tour
Royal Palace and King Kamehameha Statue: A Grand Finale to Your Tour

As we draw our Oahu sightseeing adventure to a close, we present a majestic drive by two of Hawaii's most significant historical landmarks: the Royal Palace and the statue of King Kamehameha I.

The Royal Palace (ʻIolani Palace): As you behold the grandeur of the only royal palace on U.S. soil, you're witnessing a symbol of the rich history and cultural identity of Hawaii. ʻIolani Palace, with its magnificent architecture and historical significance, was the residence of the Hawaiian Kingdom's last two monarchs. This drive-by offers a glimpse into a pivotal era of Hawaiian history, embodying the elegance and legacy of the Hawaiian monarchy.

King Kamehameha Statue: Standing tall and proud, the statue of King Kamehameha I is not just a tribute to a great leader but a symbol of the unification and strength of Hawaii. King Kamehameha, known for his leadership in uniting the Hawaiian Islands under one rule, is immortalized in this impressive statue, adorned with traditional Hawaiian regalia. It's a poignant reminder of Hawaii’s journey through the ages and a fitting tribute to its greatest king.

This final leg of your tour is more than just sightseeing; it's a passage through time, offering a deeper appreciation of Hawaii's royal heritage and its journey from a kingdom to a modern state. As we pass by these landmarks, you'll take with you not only memories of the island's stunning natural beauty but also an enriched understanding of its historical and cultural tapestry.

  • Hotel Pick up/Drop off
  • Comfortable Vehicle
  • Local Guide

Full day (7+ hours)


Tour's Location


How long does the tour last?

The tour typically spans a full day, approximately 8-10 hours, to comfortably visit all the highlights.

What stops are included in the tour?

Key stops include Diamond Head Lookout, Tantalus Lookout, Wailua Sugar Mill, Haleiwa Town, Laie Point, Chinaman's Hat, Macadamia Nut Farm, Byodo-In Temple, Makapu'u Lookout, Eternity Beach, and Sandy's Beach.

Can we customize the itinerary?

Absolutely! We're happy to tailor the tour to your interests. Let us know your preferences when booking.

What should we bring on the tour?

Comfortable clothing, sunscreen, a hat, water, and a camera are recommended.

Is lunch provided, or do we stop for food?

Meals are not included, but we'll stop at local spots where you can purchase food.

What's the cancellation policy?

Cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance receive a full refund.

Are there any age restrictions for participants?

Our tour is family-friendly; there are no age restrictions.

How much walking is involved?

Light to moderate walking at each stop, with options for those who prefer less.

What type of vehicle is used for the tour?

We use comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles tailored to the group size.

Do we need to pay for any additional entrance fees?

Entrance fees for specific attractions are not included. We'll inform you of any required fees in advance.


Based on 1 review
Very Good
Kevin Nguyen

This tour was the highlight of our trip!

My wife and I typically don’t book tours but we were limited with our time on Oahu and wanted to make the most out of our quick getaway. After some research and reviews that we had read on Facebook we found Explore Hawaii Tours. We couldn’t of asked for a better way to spend the day exploring the island with Lincoln our local guide. Lincoln was amazing! He made us feel like we were hanging out with a long time friend, he was so knowledgeable about Oahu and took us to some amazing places that we would of never found in our own. We definitely recommend taking a private tour if this is your first time to Oahu. For a private tour it was not that much more if we had booked with a larger group tour but we feel like this was definitely worth the extra bucks. Thank you again for making first full day in Hawaii such a memorable one!
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