E Noa Tours’ offers the best eco tour on Oahu: The Majestic Circle Island Tour. If you are interested in ecotourism you can explore lush tropical gardens, swim in a waterfall and learn about Hawaii’s rich cultural history all in one day. If you have never visited Hawaii and are looking for a tour to orient you with the island The Majestic Circle Island Eco Tour is the perfect excursion to get you oriented. The tour is also great if you have been to Hawaii before and want to dive deep into the unique and fascinating environments around Oahu.
The first thing you should know about The Majestic Circle Island Eco Tour is that you will have a unique one of a kind experience and you will receive an abundance of information. Right now the Eco Tour does not go up to the Nuuanu Pali Lookout due to a major landslide on the road. Crews are working around the clock to restore the road and hope to have it open in late July. On the tour you will learn about why there landslides on the mountains, how to spot other landslide locations and what the department of transportation does to increase safety for commuters. You will have a more complete knowledge of the island and the history of the island by the end of the tour.
Haunama Bay Nature Reserve
Visit Haunama Bay Nature Reserve on The Majestic Circle Island Eco Tour. Made famous in the movie Blue Hawaii starting the beloved Elvis Presley in 1961. About 3,000 people visit Haunama Bay every day. That about 1 million visitors per year! Haunama Bay was made into a nature reserve, marine life conservation area, and underwater park in 1967. The beautiful bay is inside of an extinct tuff volcano cone that erupted over 30,000 years ago. Ancient Hawaiian’s loved this bay too, they would fish and vacation in the cove. Almost 30 years ago the City and County of Honolulu made plans to restore Haunama Bay to its beauty after years of neglect. Now, everyone who plans on exploring Haunama Bay watches a 9 minute video about conservation and reef safety. Haunama Bay is also closed on Tuesday for weekly maintenance and to let the living reef rest. Haunama Bay is a wonderful example of conservation and restoration.
Waimea Falls Park and Botanical Gardens
On your Eco Tour of Oahu you will also visit Waimea Falls Park and Botanical Gardens. Your tour guide doesn’t just drop you off to fend for yourself. You friendly and knowledgeable guide will turn into a steward of the valley and give you a guided tour all the way to a beautiful 30 ft waterfall that you can swim in. Your guide will educate you on all the flora and fauna that you encounter along your mile long walk to the waterfall. The walk is about 20 minutes each way and if you choose not to walk you can purchase a tram ride to see the waterfall. You may even see the Hawaiian Moorhen Bird called “’alae ’ula” in Hawaiian. There are less than 500 birds left in Hawaii and are on the Endangered Species List, 15 of them live in Waimea Valley.
On the best eco tour on Oahu, The Majestic Circle Island Tour, you will have a new value on the beauty of Hawaii. You will have full day of exploring, experiencing and falling in love with the island of Oahu. Most importantly you will make memories that will last a lifetime.