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Tour of North Shore (70%) and Sightseeing (30%)

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icon8 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

This whole day tour will spend 70% of our time doing beach activities on the North Shore. Guests will have the option to Swim, Kayak or Paddle Board, or do a Waterfall Hike, which have some of the most breathtaking sights and where Jurassic Park, Jumanji, Here to Eternity, and 51st Dates had been filmed. The other 30% of the time is spent sightseeing both the East and North-East Shores. Encompassed in beauty and splendor, the Hanauma coastline is a destined location for popular movies such as Jurassic Park, Jumanji, Blue Hawai’i, Here to Eternity and 51st Dates. Due to the Pandemic & recent changes to Hanauma Bay State Park policy, we are not able to take guests to Hanauma Bay for snorkeling at this time. When commercial activities are reinstated at the Bay we will resume that tour.
  • Full-day tour of Oahu's North Shore
  • Skip the hassle of renting a car—transportation included
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Waikiki Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off
Fully narrated tour of North Shore and island of Oahu
Lunch (optional) $16 Cash Only
Paddle Board or Kayaking activity (optional) $30 each
Dole Ice Cream
Gratuities / Tips (optional)
Botanical Garden Admission (optional) $25 per adult $14 for children 12yrs *Closed Mondays JAN-APRIL

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8:00 AM
You must contact our reservations department 48 hours prior to your activity via email or phone to confirm your exact pick up time & location. We provide pick up from select hotels & hubs within Waikiki. If we do not pick up from your hotel, we will offer the closest pick up location to your hotel. Pick up starts in Waikiki from 7:00AM - 7:35AM.
Within a single day, visitors can enjoy the most popular sites & attractions on the island of Oahu and save money and time. Skip the hassle of renting a car and see the highlights of Oahu’s North Shore and East & North-east shores from the comfort of a minibus or van. Along the way, a guide keeps you entertained and shares details about the island that you would likely miss if traveling on your own. This tour also has a perfect balance between sightseeing (30%) and activities (70%) tour. It covers 80% of this whole island. We have the best tour guides with abundant sharing and caring spirit so called "the Spirit of Aloha".

We are highly proud of TripAdvisor’s #1 rank out of 480 tours in Honolulu for 4 years in a row. We are striving to provide the most memorable, unique, and fun tours every day.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Diamond Head State Monument
Our first stop is on the outside slopes of the world-famous icon of Hawaii, Diamond Head Crater, where we stop at the Amelia Earhart monument which overlooks the Pacific Ocean as the 100,000-year-old volcanic crater towers above you. *This tour does not include an entry inside the crater, but makes a photo-stop on the outer flanks of it.
Pass By:  
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Due to Pandemic Hanauma Bay has extremely strict control over the number of guests visiting there. At this time the Bay does not allow any tour operators to help guests visit there. If the Bay allows tour operator to bring guests, we will resume the snorkeling at Hanauma Bay.
Stop At:  
Halona Blowhole
This is an intriguing geographical spot where the ocean has undercut the lava and drilled a hole through to the top. "From Here to Eternity" and "51st Date" movies were filmed around here.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tropical Farms (The Macadamia Nut Farm Outlet)
This location had been partly used to film the "Jurassic Park 1" and the "51st Date". You can taste samples and purchase all different kinds of Macadamia nuts.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mokoli’i Island
It is located right across the Kualoa ranch. This area had been used to film the Jurassic Park and 51st Date !!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Banzai Pipeline
Photo Op at the world famous Banzai Pipeline filming location for the surfing movie “Blue Crush“, where we spend 20 min relaxing and picture taking. This surf spot hosts the Billabong Pipe Masters (The third and final stop of the Vans Triple Crown event. This event doubles as the final event of the World Surf League "WSL" Championship Tour as well). the world-famous Banzai Pipeline,
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Waimea Bay
Waimea Bay is another gem up on the North Shore of Hawaii. which was one of the filming locations used for the television series Lost, for an one hour of fun. In the winter months Waimea Bay is also home to the famous Quicksilver Big Wave Invitational in memory of Eddie Aikau where some of the top professional Surfers in the world compete for the biggest prize in surfing. Larger surf at the bay went unridden for years until November 7, 1957 when a handful of surfers finally paddled out and rode the giant waves that break off the northern point of the bay
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Waimea Valley
*Instead of Waimea Bay stop* One can choose to visit the Waimea Valley, a well paved hike (approx. 1.5 mile round trip) through a beautiful botanical garden. Waimea Valley is an area of historic cultural significance on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. ***WAIMEA VALLEY IS CLOSED MONDAYS JAN-APRIL***
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Haleiwa
Explore the beautiful beaches of Oʻahuʻs North Shore. Enjoy delicious island favorites! For lunch we choose from several locations along the North Shore and our guests can choose from a variety of scrumptious shrimp plates, sandwiches or salads. Lunch is optional. You can also try your hand at kayaking or paddle boarding by taking a leisurely cruise up the Anahulu River. Paddle Boarding or Kayaking activity happens here at this beautiful Haleiwa Town. Kayaks and Paddleboards are available for rent. Haleiwa Town is known for refreshing shaved ice, surf shops, cafeʻs, and unique art.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dole Plantation
This stop is designed for us to briefly stop for souvenirs and an authentic Dole Whip ( Dole pineapple soft serve ice cream)! You can't get this treat unless you also visit Disney Land or Disney World (don't be fooled by the imitation products throughout Waikiki). *No Train ride or Maze activities, Dole Whip not included*
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years.
  • Hotel information, participant names and contact number need to be provided at the time of your booking.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 23 travelers
  • OPERATED BY NORTH SHORE BEACH BUS
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Tour of North Shore (70%) and Sightseeing (30%)?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Tour of North Shore (70%) and Sightseeing (30%).
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tour of North Shore (70%) and Sightseeing (30%)?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Tour of North Shore (70%) and Sightseeing (30%).

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  • "Even though we took a taxi to and from Waikiki, it was well worth it." See review
  • "This was a great way to see the North Shore, would recommend if you have time to get to know the broader Oahu island." See review

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star-4
Very good tour!
Denise_A
, Aug 2022
We really enjoyed the tour. Ray was very outgoing and took care of the customers. Kayaking was fun, Beautiful north shore scenery. Thank you!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Aloha Denise! AWESOMENESS!!! We are so stoked to hear that! Mahalo for sharing your experience on our tour! Ray is all about making the best memories on your Hawaiian vacation! Take care!
star-5
Kona isn't only a tour...
Robert_S
, Aug 2022
Kona isn't only a tour driver he shared hawian tradition and history with us which I wasn't expecting. Couldn't have had a better time and konas knowledge of the hawian people and the island was great. Thanks kona!!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Aloha Robert! Mahalo for sharing your experience on our tour! We tell stories, Hawaiian folklore, share the history of each place and so much more. Thanks for spending a day in paradise with us!
star-5
Ian is an exceptional...
MARIO_S
, Aug 2022
Ian is an exceptional guide and very enthusiastic person. We loved the tour and his telling on Hawaiian stories and legends
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Aloha Mario! Our team member Ian is passionate about our island home! We want to share as much as possible without overwhelming you! So we tell stories, jokes & show you the island from a local's perspective! Mahalo for spending the day with us!
star-5
Great way to see Oahu!
Chris_B
, Aug 2022
Great way to see most of Oahu. Ian, out tour guide, was engaging and amazing. The only bummer of the trip was that the waterfall hike ended with a dry waterfall. No water and no swimming. The paddle boarding was the best where we saw multiple large turtles.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Aloha Chris! Thank you so much for your awesome review of our tour! Ian strives to provide a safe, fun, & engaging tour. We plan our tour with just the right amount of guests & stops to ensure you have the best time on the island! Sometimes mother nature has other plans but I'm glad you got to take a dip with the turtles! Mahalo & take care!
star-5
Just being with my...
Asuncion_L
, Aug 2022
Just being with my family. The guide is good and know the place well. He was funny too, no dull moment.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Aloha Asuncion! Mahalo for spending the day with us around the island. We always strive to provide a safe & comfortable ride for our guests. We are glad to hear you had a great time and don't forget to call us on your next trip to O'ahu! Take care!
star-5
Great option
Uriel_R
, Jul 2022
All of it, if you don't have much plan while on Hawaii, take this tour first so you can set on the good spots for the rest of your stay
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Aloha Uriel! Mahalo for sharing your experience on our tour! We appreciate you taking the time to let others know to just book us! Our tour is great for first time visitors to get a lay of the land! Take care!
star-5
A very nice tour
Alexandra_N
, Jul 2022
The experience was very nice. I eat a specific donuts, very delicious and some gorgeous shrimps with garlic on the lunch. The tour has nice sightseeing, you could make paddle or canoe, snorkeling and a little walk to Waimea falls.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Aloha Alex! Perfect sum up of our tour! Beautiful sights, delicious foods, activities in & outside of the water! Mahalo for joining us around the island! Mahalo & take care!
star-4
Beautiful sites
Lavelle_O
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide was fabulous! He was very tentative and made sure everyone enjoyed. We had a great time and loved everything about it. The waterfall is beautiful, and the sites where breathtaking. And the food was AWESOME! The only thing I wish we could have experienced is actually getting to swim on the North Shore. We just drove past it. The swimming is at the Waterfall and a river for kayaking/paddle boarding. And every stop is an additional cost. So just be prepared for that. The waterfall is $25 per person, the paddle board/kayak is $30 per person, Lunch is $16. Personally I would liked to have traded the Paddle boarding for time on the north shore beach. However, we had a great time and enjoyed the tour.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Aloha Lavelle, thank you for spending your day in paradise with us. The great thing about our tour is that you can decide if you want to swim at Waimea Beach or the waterfall & swim at Haleiwa Beach or upgrade to the water activities. Our tour is the best way to see so many things on the island in a day! We hope you made memories to last a lifetime! Mahalo & take care!
star-5
Most Memorial Experience
Junglim_J
, Jul 2022
The bus tour was a memorial experience; the sights were outstanding and the hiking let my my family members and I swim under a grand waterfall. Thank you Ray, for being our amazing tour guide that day!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Mahalo for sharing! We are so happy that you had fun! We encourage everyone to try the waterfall hike! It is a highlight for many of our guests! Grateful to hear Ray could help to create lifelong memories! Aloha & take care!
star-5
Fun day
Anita_B
, Jul 2022
It was very good experience and Eden was excellent tour guy and he was making the tour so much fun . We had a great time
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Mahalo for sharing Anita! Our tour is great for all! We encourage everyone to try paddle boarding or kayaking, even an easy to moderate waterfall hike! We hope to see you on your next visit to the island.
star-5
Great way to see the northern part of Oahu!
Audrey_J
, Jul 2022
Very comfortable way to see the north shore of Oahu, knowledgeable and friendly guide (our guide was Ray), well timed itinerary and fun stops and activities along the way. Office staff was also very responsive and friendly to questions.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Aloha Audrey! Mahalo nui loa for sharing your experience! Our entire team wants to make sure you have a smooth experience from booking to your return to Waikiki! We hope Ray could help to make life long memories for you! Take care!
star-5
Perfect day trip
Georsadd_G
, Jul 2022
You get to see a lot of sites with just the right amount of time. I really enjoyed this tour in Oahu.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Aloha! We treat everyone like 'ohana! Sounds like you had the best day! There is so much to do in 8 hours and we make sure to get you there safely & comfortably. Take care & Mahalo!
star-5
We’ll worth the time. I highly recommend.
Judy_T
, Jun 2022
Hakalea bay was the most stunning of all our sites. I enjoyed the Macadamia Nut Farm and the Dole Plantation. Our driver Ian was the best!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Aloha Judy! Our tour is the best way to see the island in a day! Hand picked spots & activities to fill your day with laughter & fun! We are so happy to hear Ian could help to make memories for you and you! The Pineapple Dole whip hits the spot after a day with us!
star-5
Fun with Paul!
Frank_C
, Jun 2022
Paul was an awesome tour guide. Made us feel at home. Loved his high energy and funny jokes. So knowledgeable of the island and strongly recommend people taking this tour!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Aloha Frank! Sounds like the best day in paradise! We are stoked to hear you had a fund day with Paul! We love this! Hawai'i is just so beautiful and so many things to try & do & taste! Mahalo for spending the day with us!
star-5
Must do tour
Susan_H
, Jun 2022
The best part of the tour was our tour guide, Ian Ball! He was hilarious and made everyone feel at ease. Waimea Falls and the botanical garden was beautiful and the Pineapple Dole Whip was DELICIOUS! This tour is a must do!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Aloha! Yes! That's what we say! Our tour is the best way to see the island in a day! Hand picked spots & activities to fill your day with laughter & fun! We hope Ian could help to make memories for you and your group! Dole whip hits the spot after a day with us! Mahalo!
star-5
Definitely worth it!
VYOMESH_D
, Jun 2022
We had an amazing time. Our tour guide Paul was amazing. He made the trip very entertaining. Gave us lot of information and made us laugh thru the trip. He took us to the best spots on the trip. Waimea bay beach was amazing. Wish we could have spent more time there. Definitely worth the $ and a day spent very well.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Aloha! Yes! Our tour is the best way to see the island in a day! Hand picked spots & activities to fill your day with laughter & fun! We hope Paul could help to make memories for you and your group! Mahalo nui loa for joining us!
star-5
Incredibly engaging,...
Rylee_J
, Jun 2022
Incredibly engaging, educational, and most importantly…FUN experience! Paul was an incredible guide who took time to answer every question the group had, and kept us on our toes throughout the day! Could not have asked for a better tour, and could not have asked for a better guide!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Aloha Rylee! Thank you so very much for the high recommendation! We appreciate your time to review our company & team member Paul! We try to show you all the wonderful stops, delicious foods, & teach Hawaiiana all in one day. Incredible lifelong memories! That is what our tour is all about! Mahalo nui loa!
star-4
Worth it if you cannot drive yourself
catherinepenaranda
, May 2022
Best part: convenience of having a driver, Haleiwa historical town, Waimea beach, lunch stop at Fumis Trap: Macadamia farm (it is not a farm but a gift shop stop) and Dole plantation If you can rent a car, maybe just drive yourself to these spots. Although the driver we had was quite informative and shared funny stories here and there about the locations we visited.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Catherine! Mahalo for your review of our tour! Let us do the driving & talking while your relax or go hard! Our tour is a fantastic way to get out of town & into the country! Learn a little, take cool photos & visit bucket list locations & try some delicious foods all in a day! We hope you can visit the places you loved the most and use the tips from our tour & team members! Mahalo!
star-5
Excellent professional and friendly experience.
Darla_P
, May 2022
Ray was so helpful and provided excellent information about the history, culture and great tips for vacationers. Mahalo, Ray!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha! We appreciate you sharing your experience with our tour & team member Ray! You'll be a pro on your next visit to the islands! Mahalo!
star-5
Great experience
ToppyPhillips
, May 2022
Amazing experience touring north shore with our guide Paul! He was knowledgeable and entertaining. We enjoyed his stories. If you don’t like being on a time restriction, this maybe not for you as we are allocated only a limited amount of time to sightsee and engage in activities. It was very organized and we loved the food stops. Spicy Garlic shrimp and dole pineapple ice cream was delicious!!!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha and thank you so much for your awesome review of our tour! Our team members strive to provide a safe, fun, & engaging tour. We plan our tour with just the right amount of guests & stops to ensure you have the best time on the island! Mahalo nui loa!

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