Hidden Gems of Oahu Tour Plus North Shore Snorkel Experience in Honolulu, HI

Go Hawaii ToursAloha Trikke and Go Hawaii Tours Honolulu, HI 96815
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Explore off-the-beaten-path destinations throughout Oahu plus top landmarks including the Dole Plantation, the North Shore food trucks, and so much more. Come face-to-face with sea turtles and a myriad of tropical fish when you go snorkeling on one of the North Shore’s pristine beaches. Don’t forget to bring your camera to take pictures of natural wonders, historic landmarks, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Honolulu Travel Experts
  • Plan to spend a full day exploring the island on this tour.
  • Snorkel gear is included in your tour price.
  • The tour breaks for lunch. Lunch prices are not included in your tour.
  • Bring cash for food and souvenirs, and a towel and bathing suit for snorkeling.


from Hidden Gems of Oahu Tour plus North Shore Turtle Snorkeling
Go on a full day tour and visit all of Oahu’s major landmarks and hidden spots on the Oahu Hidden Gems Tour with a special stop to snorkel with the giant Hawaiian green sea turtles!

Your local expert guide will take you to Oahu’s major spots including the famous Pipeline surf beach on the North Shore during the winter months. You will be shown some of the lesser-known gems so you’ll get to experience the Hawaii the locals know and love while checking out lots of the major sights and learning about the history of Hawaii.

You will break for lunch at the famous north shore shrimp trucks and have about an hour to explore.

What’s included?
  • Round trip transportation to and from Waikiki
    Guided circle island tour of Oahu
  • Snorkel gear (goggles, snorkel, fins)
  • Break for lunch (lunch not included)

Tour Highlights:
Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, Halona BlowHole, Makapuu Pt. Macadamia Nut Farm, ChinaMan’s Hat, North Shore Shrimp Trucks, North Shore Fruit Stand, Sunset Beach, Turtle Snorkeling, Dole Pineapple Plantation.

Tour stop destinations and times may vary for maximum customer enjoyment and experience

Pickup Time and Locations:
  • Ilikai Hotel flagpole: 6:55 am
  • Ross store on Seaside Avenue: 7:10 am
  • Hyatt Regency on Koa Ave: 7:15 am
  • Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel trolley stop: 7:20 am

Please Bring:
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Cash for food and souvenirs

Snorkeling may be limited during winter months due to high surf conditions. Turtles are wildlife and there is no 100% guarantee to see them.

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Collierville, Tennessee
"Great Tour!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 16, 2019 NEW
We took the hidden gems tour and really enjoyed it. A great way to see the island and learn a lot. We loved the stops and got some great pictures. We had one option of a shrimp shack on the North Shore not ‘shrimp trucks’. It was great food but there weren’t options like we thought. Overall a positive experience.
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"Awesome guided tour!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 11, 2019
Our tour guide was RAY, he was great, kept us all entertained and was super informative. We were picked up from Ilikai promptly at 6.30 and dropped back at 3.30. Had an awesome day. Definitely recommend this company and this tour guide.
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New York City, New York
"Perfect tour operators "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 09, 2019
Great tour to visit Pearl Harbor - nice informative driver - good size van that holds a reasonably small number of guests- we found this tour group advertising on the main street of Waikiki - our rep was very clear about the tour and the price was very reasonable- had previously booked the same tour from the hotel and it was three times the price - would definitely book with them again
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Michèle C
"Awesome activities and dedicaded guide"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 14, 2019
We went to Waikiki in January 2019. The Pearl location of Aloha Trikke was on our street. We stopped by to see what they had to offer. Nikki, the guide, took the time to explain each activities in details. All what she recommanded to us was amazing. We did an island tour and a boat ride to go snorkeling. It was very nice. I recommand this place and espicially Nikki. You can trust her. All what she recommands is perfect. She really knows what she is doing. Thank you so much for these amazing memories.
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The Woodlands, Texas
"Hidden Gems of Oahu Tour/ Go Hawaii"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 12, 2019
I chose this tour because I needed something for 6 people to do all day where we didn’t have to drive on our own google mapping and coordinating everything ourselves. And after taking the tour I’m glad That I bought the travelzoo discount for 2 three times for all 6 of us and we didn’t pay full price. I gave it 4 stars and not 5 due to food choice, no water to drink for an 8 hr tour and the turtle snorkeling. Also we weren’t staying at a Waikiki hotel so we had to pay $50 to park at the location pickup site. Find the zoo, park there and walk to the pickup site (wish we had known) And 4 might be too generous but it was worth taking up a whole day that we didn’t have to drive or coordinate anything. We were allowed to choose from only one shrimp truck for lunch and there were many and I would’ve preferred to pick my own and not be given a pre-chosen menu from one truck for a lunch that still costs extra. As for the tour itself, driver and tour guide were funny, kept the road time interesting and entertaining. If we hadn’t taken this tour, we wouldn’t have seen Diamondhead, the shrimp truck farms, Dole Plantation, and the lava blowhole. Going with a small tour is much easier to get into these places and they have their own parking. Diamond head was a cool place to take photos, Dole Plantation was an overpriced disappointment and all I can recommend there is the Dole Whip which was $6.95 for a small and small was quite large and very good. The rest of Dole was an expensive gift shop with some pretty terrible tasting stuff we bought at ridiculous prices. The shrimp truck lunch was great, just wanted to choose my own. The lava blowhole might be overrated but it was cool to see for about 3 minutes and any extra time there was too much, the turtle snorkeling - there was no turtles. We saw turtles just about everywhere else we went on our Oahu trip (on our own) and saw none where they took us on this tour. There was no bottled water on the tour bus and this was an 8 hour tour. After snorkeling and being in the sun for 1.5 hours I was begging anybody I could find for water. There was no refreshment or store anywhere at that beach to just get a drink of anything. So for a tip - if you take this tour - find a discount ticket on travelzoo, Groupon or at the stadium swap meet, bring a small cooler of some drinks for yourself or buy a drink at every stop so you’ll have something for the long time at the beach. And definitely buy the honey macadamia nuts at that stop.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hidden Gems of Oahu Tour plus North Shore Turtle Snorkeling

How long is the tour?
The tour begins around 7:00 am and returns around 4:30 pm.

Are kids allowed on this tour?
Yes. Parents are responsible for their children at all times throughout the tour experience.

Is this tour rain or shine?

What should I wear for the tour?
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes. Guests should also wear/bring swimwear for snorkeling on the North Shore.

Is food included in the tour?
No. A break is included for lunch. Guests may choose to purchase lunch at this time.

What if I don’t see turtles?
As turtles are wild animals, sightings cannot be guaranteed. Should you see a sea turtle during your tour, please respect their space.

Is hotel pickup included?

What should I bring?
Please bring a towel, extra change of clothes, and additional cash.