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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To begin our day we were the first stop to pick up and the tour guide was 20 mins late. The van was dirty and had not been cleaned from previous tour because there was sand in the seat and floor of van. At every stop he had to call someone with the company and ask who the next pick up was because there was no pick up list. It took the tour guide an hour and half to go to five stops 3 of which were one street over from the next. The tour guide continuously talked about how poorly the tour van was made and also about traffic laws. When he did finally stop talking about different traffic laws then he continued to repeat how much property cost. We stopped at a few overlooks which were nice and we were able to get nice pictures but then we had to get back in the van to listen to more traffic laws and property value. We made it to the Dole Plantation at 4:27. The tour guide told us to hurry and get off the van inside so they couldn’t lock us out. The plantation closes at 4:30. The workers inside of course hurried us right back out the other door and everyone sat in the parking lot waiting on our tour guide for 30 minutes. We never made it to the coffee farm. We were finally dropped off at our hotel at 7:45. We didn’t get to do much of what was listed on the tour and had to spend extra time with the tour guide because he continued to ramble about nonsense the whole time. He never gave any historical information about the island or the places we were driving by. He just complained about the van and kept repeating traffic laws the whole time. I would not recommend this group for the all day tour. It says that there is a cooler available on the van but there really isn’t. So practically the whole ad for this tour is false. I did see other groups with other company’s doing the tour and theirs seemed to be going smoothly and they were enjoying themselves. I just felt stuck and wanted to get off the van and figure out a way back to the hotel at one point.

Date of experience: May 2021
Thank kimberlycK9527CH
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M L, Manager at Aloha Circle Island Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm sorry you experienced this. Who was your driver? We don't drop off at 7:45PM though so I think you may have left a review for a separate company.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour was Awesome, our tour guide was fun, and very knowledgeable about Honolulu and surrounding islands. We stopped and ate lunch with the locals the fresh shrimp was delicious. We enjoyed seeing the turtles, diamond head water activties and the Dole plantation. A glimpse of paradise, we will tour again with Aloha Circle on our next visit.

Date of experience: May 2021
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Thank Cynthia S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Captain Vince is great! The rest of the company not so much. We booked a circle tour with this company and we almost got down from the bus on the first stop. Be mindful the van that pick people up from hotels is dirty, stinks and the driver is rude. He was 30 mins late and didn’t even say hi when he picked us up. I was really wanting to cancel when we got to the office where they made us change vans and get into Captain Vince van. Much more clean and nice. Vince was super nice from the first second. He said everything will be fine from now on and we really had a great time. I took a private tour just 3 days before and of course is way different but we still got to see a lot of the island and take cool pictures with this tour. I highly recommend it too see the most on a budged.

Date of experience: May 2021
Thank SaraSandoval
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I had a beautiful tour of the east and north shore of Oahu! Captain Vince was very entertaining. He was very helpful for first time snorkeled. Fun foods and beautiful sites of the beaches and lush vegetation!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had only one day left on Oahu and felt that we hadn't really gotten the whole Hawaii experience. So I went online to find something. Found this tour and LOVED IT. Our driver Vince made the whole tour. He was a barrel of non-stop laughs. With Vince and 20 of our newest friends, we learned Hawaiian words, saw local hotspots, learned about places of interest, took pictures at beautiful vistas, ate local food, visited souvenir shops and hit the beach. Vince even went snorkeling with us to make sure we all were safe and comfortable and saw the local fish. Not even getting stuck in traffic on our way back ruined the mood because Vince kept it fun and upbeat. We had folks from infants to their 60s on the trip and everyone had a good time. Would highly recommend.

Date of experience: May 2021
Thank Lorimf26
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M L, Manager at Aloha Circle Island Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks!

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