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Ive been to Hawaii before, but never in Oahu. Jack has never been to Hawaii at all! With such a short amount of time, we wanted to experience the best spots of the island and we got to do so with Roberts Hawaii Circle Island tour.

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What better way to see the island and get a taste of the Hawaiian culture and history and seeing the best spots through the locals eyes. Although we spent a lot of time in the car driving around (and running back to the bus due to the cold weather), the circle Island tour was exactly what we were looking for in regards to seeing what Oahu has to offer. Roberts Hawaii Circle Tour was perfect!

Our drivers name was Ted, or cousin Ted, and he was the best. So knowledgeable, funny, cute, and had plenty of entertaining stories during a long bus ride. If you can get Ted as your driver, we highly recommend him!

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We drove past many stops, but it was good to see because we rented a car the next day to take on Oahu ourselves. We were picked up at 730am, bright and early, and off we went!

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We drove by most places and stopped at a few stops to take pictures. Our itinerary went like this: Drive by Diamond Head, Kahala Estates, a stop at Hanauma Bay, a stop at Halona Blowhole, a stop at Waimanalo Town (our least favorite stop), a stop at Nuuanu Pali Lookout, a stop at Byodo-In Temple, a stop at Kualoa Ranch passing the Chinaman’s hat, passed through North Shore Surfing Beaches with a cheeky 5 minute stop at Sunset Beach, and finally, the Dole Plantation.

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roberts hawaii tour coast

We drove by most places and stopped at a few stops to take pictures. Our itinerary went like this: Drive by Diamond Head, Kahala Estates, a stop at Hanauma Bay, a stop at Halona Blowhole, a stop at Waimanalo Town (our least favorite stop), a stop at Nuuanu Pali Lookout, a stop at Byodo-In Temple, a stop at Kualoa Ranch passing the Chinaman’s hat, passed through North Shore Surfing Beaches with a cheeky 5 minute stop at Sunset Beach, and finally, the Dole Plantation.

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Unfortunately, the weather was against us and it was terribly windy. Obviously, this wasn’t Roberts Hawaii’s fault, but the weather did just force us to go out, take a few pictures, and head right back to the bus.

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Rather than tell you about all the wonderful stops we saw, we will show you all the beautiful pictures with a little fun facts we learned on our tour!

Hanauma Bay is in a few films. It is featured in Blue Hawaii, starring Elvis Presley. Its also shown in Donovans Reef, starring John Wayne.

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roberts hawaii tour hanauma bay

The Halona blowhole is a natural occurrence made by molten lava from volcanic eruptions.  When the waves are big, the blowhole shoots water up to 30 feet in the air.

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Roberts Hawaii Tour halona blowhole

There are 36 golf courses in JUST Oahu and 72 in all of Hawaii!

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In Hawaiian, Waimānalo means “potable water”. Waimanalo was a small town, quaint and quiet. It was the longest stop but I would have much rather stopped longer at the beached.

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The Pali Lookout is ahas a super deep historical significance. The Pali Lookout is the site of the Battle of Nuuanu, where the King won the struggle that finally put Oahu under his rule.

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The Pali lookout is consistently windy, going from 40 mph to 80 mph gusts of wind!

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The Byodo-In Temple is a non-practicing Buddhist temple but welcomes people from all faiths to worship, meditate or simply appreciate its beauty. Many Hawaiians and Japanese hold weddings at this temple!

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Macadamia nuts are not actually native to Hawaii, although Hawaii is credited for making them popular in the US. Did you know, Hawaii grows like 90% of the world’s supply of macadamia nuts.

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roberts hawaii tour macadamia

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roberts hawaii tour break macadamia

Kualoa is known as “the Backlot of Hawaii.” Kualoa Ranch is where many movies were filmed–films like Karate Kids, George of the Jungle, Godzilla, Pearl Harbor, Along Came Polly, Soul Surfer, 50 First Dates, Hunger Games, Jurassic Park and many more!

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Kualoa Ranch is where we stopped for lunch. The ranch is also a working beef cattle ranch, and raises oysters, prawns, tilapia and a tons of organic fruit, vegetables and herbs that are sold at local farmers markets.

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Chinaman’s Hat has sea caves, two small beaches, and one is in a secluded island cove facing the ocean. It’s beautiful if you have the bravery to make it out there!

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The Shaka sign (Hang loose) was made popular on the north shore of Oahu. A famous leader, Hamana Kalilii, lost three fingers from his right hand in an industrial accident. When he waved at somebody, it looked like the hang loose sign.

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North Shore is home to the Pipeline masters, where all the surf pros go to battle it out! Waves can get up to 30ft!

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Did you know that when you have a sour and under ripe pineapple, you need to put salt on it, NOT sugar, to make it sweeter!

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roberts hawaii tour dole

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roberts hawaii tour jack dole

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