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North Shore & Oahu Sightseeing Tour

Discover Oahu's stunning North Shore with beach & water activities, plus sightseeing at some of the Island's most famous destinations.
Oahu, United States
Duration
Duration
9 hrs
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
7:00-7:40 am | 4.30-5 pm
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Included
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Moderate
Meals
Meals
Not included
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Waikiki

What's Included

  • Get up to $15 cash back per person when you book with us
  • A full-day tour around Oahu, with 70% of your time on the North Shore & 30% sightseeing along the east & north-east coasts
  • Join a variety of water & beach activities including swimming at some of the North Shore's most iconic beaches
  • Stop at a tropical macadamia nut farm & Dole Plantation to learn about the famous local produce
  • Transportation on board a mini-bus with full narration from your friendly guide
  • Convenient pick ups from selected Waikiki accommodation

Pickups in Waikiki: 7.00 - 7.40 am

Returns to Waikiki: 4.30 - 5.00 pm

What's Excluded

  • Admission to Waimea Waterfall Hike & Botanical Garden
  • Lunch & additional food purchases
  • Kayak or paddleboard hire

What to Expect

Maximize your time travelling around Oahu by spending less time in your vehicle and spending more time relaxing and having fun. This full-day tour takes you to the stunning North Shore for the chance to join a variety of water activities and see the island's highlights. 

 

Morning

 

Your day starts with pick-ups from selected Waikiki hotels, then continues the journey along the south shore towards the outside slopes of the world-famous icon of Hawaii, Diamond Head Crater. Here you can see the Amelia Earhart monument, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean as the 100,000-year-old volcanic crater towers above you.

 

Next, drive by the Hanauma Bay State Park on the way to the Halona Blowhole. Enjoy 15 min to stretch your legs and experience the thrill of seeing the ocean’s waves rumble through centuries-old lava tubes. Over time this intriguing geographical spot was created when the ocean undercut the lava and formed a hole for water to exit. Watch in anticipation as it shoots geyser-like bursts of water into the air.

 

As you continue, travel off of the beaten path to a roadside farm where you can sample locally grown Macadamia nuts. Here you’ll be able to touch, smell, and taste this delicious treat and island favourite. Feel free to purchase snacks for later in the day or souvenirs for loved ones back home. 

 

Further north on the windward coast is Mokoli’i Island, aka Chinaman’s Hat. This coned shaped island sits across from the Kualoa Ranch and is the backdrop to movies like Jurassic Park, Finding ‘Ohana, and 50 First Dates. Your guide will also share Hawaiian folklore and the storied adventure of how the island came to be.

 

Stop for lunch (not included) at the famous Fumi’s Shrimp Truck on the North Shore. Choose from their savoury Butter & Garlic Shrimp or Spicy Shrimp plates, with Chicken Katsu & Salad also available for purchase.

 

Afternoon

 

Then, it's time to see some of North Shore's famous beaches. First, enjoy a photo stop at the world-famous Banzai Pipeline. This was the filming location for Blue Crush and hosts the Billabong Pipe Masters and World Surf League “WSL” Championship Tours. During Hawaii’s winter season, waves can reach heights of up to 20 feet.

 

Hit the sand and relax at Waimea Bay, another gem on the North Shore. This popular location was used to film the television series Lost. With the massive winter swells, Waimea Bay is home to a surfing competition in memory of the late Eddie Aikau. By invitation only, some of the world’s top professional surfers eagerly compete for the biggest prize in surfing and bragging rights. The size of the wave in order to compete needs to be a minimum height of 40 feet.

 

Next, head inland for an easy to moderately rated hike to the hidden gem of the North Shore, the Waimea Waterfall (admission not included). With over 5000 species of tropical and subtropical plants, this walk will sure to have you surrounded by nature’s beauty. Finally, reward yourself with a cool dip in the pools of the waterfall.

 

Before the afternoon draws to a complete close, take a leisurely cruise up the Anahulu River on paddleboards or kayaks that are available for rent. If you’re not planning to paddleboard or kayak, you can explore the beautiful & historic Haleiwa Town on your own. Grab a refreshing shaved ice and browse surf shops and clothing stores.

 

Finally, on the journey back to Waikiki, stop at the world-famous Dole Plantation. Enjoy the fresh country air while walking among the many varieties of pineapple. The plantation hosts a plethora of plants, flowers, and gardens. Learn about the history of the pineapple and its significance in Hawai’i history. Then, treat yourself to a refreshing and tasty Dole Whip (not included). 

 

Where we Visit:

  • Diamond Head Coast
  • Halona Blowhole
  • A macadamia nut farm
  • Mokoli’i Island
  • Fumi’s Shrimp Truck 
  • Banzai Pipeline Beach
  • Waimea Bay
  • Waimea Waterfall Hike & Botanical Garden
  • Haleiwa Beach Town
  • Dole Plantation

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Bathing suit & towel
  • Reef safe sunscreen
  • Regular & underwater camera
  • Bottled water
  • Money for lunch, Dole Whip, snacks or souvenirs, Waimea Falls Park Admission (Closed on Mondays), & water sport equipment rental
  • Tip for the guide/driver (optional)
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Terms & Conditions:

  • Guests should be ready at the pickup location 5-10 minutes prior to pick up
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Cancellation Policy:

  • Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours' notice of cancellation
  • Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances
  • No-shows will be charged the full price

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