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

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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) $20 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 Macadamia Nut Farm and Farm Tour
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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Tour of North Shore (70%) and Sightseeing (30%).
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%).
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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-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!
star-5
North shore tour
Cynthia_S
, May 2022
Very fun day! Paul was an excellent tour guide and was funny and engaging. The waterfall hike was beautiful and not too difficult. The kayaking was fun too. I also enjoyed the macadamia nut farm and Dole pineapple plantation stops. Overall very satisfied with my experience on tour!!😉
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Cynthia! Stoked to hear you had a great day with our team member Paul! 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 us on your next trip to the islands! Mahalo!
star-5
A plus tour!
Shakeela_P
, May 2022
Paul was an excellent tour guide. We moved through each stop smoothly and we were prepared prior to each stop to make wait times mess by prepaying and pre-ordering. Very enjoyable tour and well worth the money. Kayaking and waterfall hike were highlights. Dole pineapple soft-serve...supreme!!!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha! Wow! Great snapshot of our tour & team member Paul! Our team does their best to communicate with all of our partners so all is smooth & you have fun! Our local guides navigate Hawaii's roadways safely & professionally so you can enjoy! The optional activities are there for additional fun & pineapple ice cream to cool you down from an amazing day in paradise! Mahalo for sharing & take care!
star-4
Great time, confirm itinerary
Michele_U
, May 2022
It was a great time. Tour guide was awesome. Nonetheless, I was expecting to go swimming. The tour indicates that we were supposed to stop to swim but we didn't. The main reason for picking this tour in comparison to the others was snorkeling/swimming.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Michele, thank you for joining us around the island. Our tour has the option to swim twice in a day. We give our guests the option to swim at Waimea beach or Waimea waterfall. We allow the group just over an hour at each of these places to swim or just hang out. Our second beach stop is in Haleiwa. You can opt to paddle board or kayak or swim at the beach. We also offer the option to walk Haleiwa town if that's too much water time for some. We do not promote snorkeling, though it is an option if you have your own set. We hope you can revisit some of the places you saw & spend as long as you like enjoying paradise! Mahalo & take care!
star-5
Paradise
armida_g
, May 2022
Great times and great memories. Absolutely recommend!! Paul was awesome and small group for more personal experience
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Armida! We are so lucky to call Hawai'i home! Paradise surrounds us on our tour. We are thankful to be good stewards of this special place! Mahalo for spending the day with Paul & we hope you made the best memories ever!
star-5
Beautiful Experience
Vicky_M
, May 2022
Our guide Paul was amazing. He made the trip so much fun. The scenery and the beach was wonderful. Highly recommend this trip.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Vicky, We appreciate your review! Our team member Paul strives to provide the best possible customer service on our tour! We enjoy hearing that you could see a little bit of everything! Mahalo for spending a day with us!
star-5
Take this tour!
Jillian_A
, May 2022
Paul was the greatest tour guide. He stopped at alot of areas for the greatest photo opportunities that you could ever ask for. Going by turtle Beach very slowly so we could see all the turtles popping their heads out of the water where people were standing on the beach. It was so cool. The waterfall was beautiful and wake boarding was pretty cool for the first time. So many awesome stops that you will never forget. This is a must do tour for everyone to do. It's a small group. No big buses to deal with. He has the timing down perfectly so you don't hit the big crowds of people. Ask for Paul and you won't be disappointed.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Jillian! Stoked to hear you had a great day with our team member Paul! Our tour is a fantastic was to get out of Waikiki & into the country! Learn a little, take cool photo & bucket list locations & try some delicious foods all in a day! We hope you can visit us on your next trip to the islands! Mahalo!
star-5
Fun
Kathy_N
, May 2022
Ray was our tour guide and had so much amazing knowledge to share! I’m so glad I chose this experience
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Mahalo Kathy for your review! We appreciate you spending your day with us & glad to hear you had fun! Memories to last a lifetime for sure! Aloha & take care!
star-5
Fun times in Hawaii
Demetria_C
, May 2022
Our tour guy Paul was amazing! He was very entertaining, he made everyone feel like family. I highly recommend this tour for anyone that’s looking for a great time with lots of laughter and learning some great history about the islands.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Demetri! We appreciate your review! Our team member Paul wants you to feel welcomed & comfortable while visiting with us! This tour is a great balance of sightseeing, action, history & folklore! We enjoy having group travelers & hope you & your 'ohana can join us on your next visit to the islands!
star-5
Worth every penny!
Martine_T
, May 2022
Great guided tour! Look no further, Paul is the best! It's worth every penny and more. The stops are great, Paul is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, funny and very professional. Clean bus with great air conditioning. We were always ahead of the big buses so it made the experience ever more enjoyable.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha! Mahalo nui loa for sharing your experience on our tour & with our team member Paul! 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!
star-5
Couples
Natalie_C
, May 2022
Paul was an excellent tour guide. He made the excursion a lot of fun. He catered to all of us on the bus. It was one of the best excursions we have ever been on.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Mahalo for your 5 star review! We want to show you the island within a day! Our tour is a great way to get out in the elements & sightsee with your partner, besties or make new friends! Aloha & take care!
star-5
Tour guide Paul was the...
JoAnne_G
, May 2022
Tour guide Paul was the best - very informative and full of knowledge - always making sure we were having a great time - kept us ahead of the grounds but we were never rushed - smaller group tours are the best
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Amanda! Mahalo for taking the time to review our tour & team member Paul. We try to get every great spot in our 8 hour tour with the perfect mix of sightseeing & action! We appreciate your recommendation and hope you can join us on your next visit to the islands!
star-5
Great day
Jeffrie_S
, May 2022
It was a great day! I would actually do this trip again. Paul was our guide and he was amazing. Very comfortable ride and you get to see so many places.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Aloha Jeffrie! Stoked to hear you had a great day with our team member Paul! Our tour is a fantastic way to get out of Waikiki & into the country! Learn a little, take cool photo & bucket list locations & try some delicious foods all in a day! We hope you can visit us on your next trip to the islands! Mahalo!

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