This sightseeing and snorkel tour explores hidden destinations and beaches of Hawaii. You'll also get the chance to snorkel with sea turtles, fish, and more! This tour is sure to be a highlight of your Hawaiian vacation with stops at some of the island’s best beaches and a snorkeling adventure on the North Shore.
The tour begins with a Diamond Head Beach Lookout for breathtaking views along Diamond Head Road. The bus stops for a photo opportunity at the Amelia Earhart Monument (the tour does not go into the Diamond Head Crater). The tour continues to Halona Blowhole, a famous lookout with views of Oahu's East Coast.
Feeling peckish? The tour stops at a Macadamia Nut Farm to sample local coffee, chocolate, and macadamia nuts. Did you know that Hawaii was the site of the world's first commercial macadamia nut farm? Macadamia nuts are not picked from the tree but rather harvested when the nuts fall to the ground — a sign that they are fully ripe. You'll learn more at this stop!
Next, you'll stop at Chinaman's Hat Viewpoint to view the famous off-shore island, Mokolii. The island got its nickname because of its shape (you'll see!). The tour stops for lunch at the Shrimp Truck. Lunch is not included in the price of the tour, so bring cash if you're hungry. The Shrimp Truck accepts cash only and has vegetarian options available with 24-hour advance requests.
After lunch, the tour keeps driving to Sunset Beach, a 2-mile long white sand beach on the North Shore. It's popular among local surfers and known for big waves during the winter months. Here, you'll get a chance to snorkel on the North Shore! This tour includes guides who are lifeguard certified for your safety. Turtle sighting is common but not guaranteed.
After snorkeling with local wildlife and exploring the reefs of the North Shore, it's time to dry off and pack up for the last stop of the day. The tour concludes with a final stop at Dole Pineapple Plantation, home of the refreshing Dole Whip and island souvenirs! Get yourself a treat to end a big day of adventure. The tour will drop you off at your Waikiki hotel by 4 pm.