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Oahu North Shore Tours

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Oahu North Shore
Surfing is king on Oahu’s North Shore, where summer’s placid snorkeling spots are transformed into pounding 40-foot (12-meter) waves come winter. On land you’ll find a peaceful respite from hectic Honolulu, with scenic waterfall hikes, sleepy farms selling tropical fruit, and food trucks doling out garlic shrimp.

The Basics
There are a number of options for exploring the North Shore. Head to the water for a surfing or stand-up paddle board lesson, a sunset catamaran cruise, or a shark cage diving excursion. On land, tour the area’s rich farms, hike to Waimea Valley Falls, explore the fields and jungles of Kualoa Ranch, or see the island from above on a helicopter tour. While many tours leave from nearby Waikiki, it’s also possible to visit the North Shore on a day trip from Honolulu. Some full-day excursions include visits to Pearl Harbor, Hanauma Bay State Park, or the Dole Plantation. 
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Only expert surfers should attempt to ride the North Shore’s massive winter waves.
  • Parking can be difficult to find, especially during the winter surf season. 
  • Bring sun protection, comfortable shoes, and plenty of water.

How to Get There
Oahu’s North Shore stretches for more than seven miles (11 kilometers) and is located 30 miles (48 kilometers) from downtown Honolulu. During winter, the one-way road along the North Shore’s “seven-mile miracle” of popular surf beaches can back up for hours, so it’s best to visit on a tour to avoid the hassle of driving and parking. 
 
When to Get There
The North Shore’s summer and winter seasons each have their benefits. In summer, seas are calm and you can to take beginner surf lessons, go kayaking, or enjoy some of Hawaii’s best snorkeling. Winter is the busiest time to visit, when expert surfers hit the waves and other visitors stick to the safety of land. If you opt for a winter visit, it’s best to arrive early (before 9am) to score a parking spot. 

Must-See North Shore Spots
Don’t miss the historic Haleiwa Beach town, with its clapboard shops, surf boutiques, and restaurants. The Banzai Pipeline, Sunset Beach, and Waimea Bay are some of the most famous North Shore beaches, while Turtle Beach offers a chance to see sunbathing Hawaiian green sea turtles.
Address: Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa 96712, USA
Admission: Free
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Circle Island Tour & Sunrise Photo Experience Day Trips

Circle Island Tour & Sunrise Photo Experience

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See Hawaii's best and most beautiful attractions during this incredible tour that's designed with the photographer in mind. Spend 10 hours navigating breathtaking landscapes, Hawaiian sunrise, navigating the picturesque coast of Oahu and seeking out green sea turtles. This tour allows travelers to stop often and ensures visitors leave having captured the best images of this iconic island.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Private North Shore of Oahu TourDay Trips

Private North Shore of Oahu Tour

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Explore the North Shore of Oahu with a private guide who showcases the Hawaiian island's top sights. Visit scenic lookouts and historical sites such as Diamond Head, Chinaman's Hat, Waimea Bay lookout, and more. You'll also stop for a delicious lunch (own expense) and visit a Japanese Buddhist temple on a tour that includes private guide and vehicle, entrance fees, live commentary, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Honolulu.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Customised private tour of Oahu!Day Trips

Customised private tour of Oahu!

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Skip the run-of-the-mill group sightseeing tours and see Oahu the way you want. This private tour is exclusively for your party and is fully customizable to suit your interests and preferences, whether that's exploring the laid back North Shore or snorkeling around green sea turtles at Haleiwa Alii Beach Park.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Circle Island AdventureDay Trips

Circle Island Adventure

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The Ohana of Hi5 Tours, is our kuleana. We want to make sure you have the best experience of Hawaii. Hi5 Tours embraces the true meaning of aloha because we lead with our hearts. We pride ourselves on being the best ambassadors of this beautiful island so hele mai!
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

North Shore Tour For Oahu (Hawaii)Day Trips

North Shore Tour For Oahu (Hawaii)

Visit North Shore Oahu. Epic waves and beautiful panoramic vistas on every turn. Visit beautiful historic places and enjoy a hot shrimp plate lunch at a local shrimp stand. This tour has it all. Lunch and all entrance fees are included.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Custom Island Tour - Private Luxury TourDay Trips

Custom Island Tour - Private Luxury Tour

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Experience the best of Oahu on this customizable private tour. Build an itinerary from over 30 possible activities and attractions. Visit surf beaches, pineapple fields, and macadamia farms. Watch whales or giant sea turtles in their natural habitats, and stop by local food trucks for fresh shrimp or colorful poke bowls. Capture the moment by purchasing a souvenir video with drone footage when your tour concludes.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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6-Hour Private Customized Luxury Convertible Tour of Oahu's North ShoreDay Trips

6-Hour Private Customized Luxury Convertible Tour of Oahu's North Shore

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Explore Oahu’s North Shore on a six-hour, fully customizable, private tour with space for four passengers plus your driver. Visit top sights like Banzai Pipeline and sunset beaches and swim, snorkel, or boogie board with equipment provided. Your driver can suggest stops to sample local delicacies like chocolate haupia pie, and garlic shrimp. Have time to look at boutiques and surf shops in Haleiwa town, and opt for a visit to the Dole Pineapple or Green World Coffee plantations if you choose.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Circuit Island Sunrise Photo TourPhotography Tours

Private Circuit Island Sunrise Photo Tour

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Enjoy this amazing all inclusive tour with a private company of loved ones, explore and capture every shade of Hawai'i starting off with a beautiful sunrise. Our tours are strictly private, we implement CDC guidelines through out the experience for safety while having fun, perfect for post Covid travel. No other tour will provide such an abundance of breathtaking sights in one day. Let us guide you through an amazing 11-hour circuit of Oahu covering all major sights and a few more hidden ones! Explore over 25 locations around the island, capture an eagles eye view of Makapu'u Beach, gaze upon lush green valleys from jaw dropping cliff's where ancient Hawaiian battles took place, and see magnificent sea turtles resting on the famous beaches of North Shore with daring surfers taking on monstrous waves. Along the journey explore and learn about Hawaiian culture and its rich and colorful history from our knowledgeable guides and become an expert at photographing Hawai'i.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group North Shore Circle Island TourDay Trips

Small Group North Shore Circle Island Tour

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Visit the top stops of the North Shore of Oahu with this small-group tour. You'll see dozens of local points of interest, including the Dole Plantation, Haleiwa Town. Turtle Beach, and North Shore surf spots, to name a few. You'll also have plenty of time to stop and snack at local food trucks before making your way back to your hotel.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

North Shore Stand-Up Paddleboard LessonStand Up Paddleboarding

North Shore Stand-Up Paddleboard Lesson

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Ride a stand-up paddleboard down a sheltered river during a 2-hour lesson on Oahu’s scenic North Shore. Choose a small-group, semi-private or private lesson, then paddle alongside your instructor as you practice balancing, steering and maneuvering your board. Take your first paddle, or improve your skills with tips from your skilled instructors, then watch for bright fish and sea turtles as you explore a tranquil cove and enjoy this traditional Hawaiian water sport. 
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Intimate North Shore Eco-Fun Waterfall from Ko'OlinaEco Tours

Intimate North Shore Eco-Fun Waterfall from Ko'Olina

Get away from the tourist center of the island and spend the morning exploring the Oahu’s countryside on the North Shore. Visit famous big waves beaches like Banzai Pipeline and Sunset Beach and explore the quaint surf town of Haleiwa. stop for lunch in Waimea Valley, and take a dip at Waimea Falls. This tour is ideal for visitors who want to see some of the island's natural beauty and visit less touristy spots.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private North Shore Sunset Photo TourDay Trips

Private North Shore Sunset Photo Tour

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Oahu’s North Shore has a culture all its own and feels a world away from the bustle of Honolulu, so let a local guide show you the best of “the real Hawaii.” On this small-group tour aimed at photo enthusiasts, travel to around a dozen of the North Shore's most photogenic locations, from legendary surf spots to tropical farms and ancient mountain ranges. A professional photographer guide offers tips on taking the best photos and is happy to snap and share polished shots of your party.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Custom North Shore & Haleiwa - 5 hoursHalf-day Tours

Private Custom North Shore & Haleiwa - 5 hours

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Take a private tour to Oahu’s North Shore and visit the legendary surf capital of the world, all in the comfort of a Smart Silver Van with professional driver guide. Experience the local island lifestyle with visits to Dole Plantation, Historical Haleiwa Town and world renowned North Shore beaches. Our professional and knowledgeable driver guide will provide in-depth narration and escort you to places of your interest at your own pace. *Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences *Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver ensuring personal service *Informative, friendly and professional guide trained to the highest standard *Round-trip transportation from your location of choice *Price is all inclusive per vehicle for the duration of the tour.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Complete Island Oahu Helicopter TourNature and Wildlife

Complete Island Oahu Helicopter Tour

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Leave the stress of traffic, waiting in line, and parking behind and see Hawaii from the air. Experience Oahu from a birds-eye view; get unparalleled views of the azure waters, lush greenery and cascading falls. See the most beautiful natural landmarks with a complete circle island tour including the extinct volcano of Diamond Head, the coral reefs at Kaneohe Bay, and Pearl Harbor. A wonderful way to get your bearings if you’ve just arrived, or a grand finale to your vacation.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

Private Tour: Customize Your Perfect Day on OahuPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Customize Your Perfect Day on Oahu

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Fashion your own perfect itinerary on this fully-customizable tour of Oahu. Once you meet your dedicated guide, talk about what interests you and your group and agree on a plan. You can focus on the island's highlights or off-the-beaten-path spots you might not otherwise find on your own. The tour includes a photo package of all the photos taken as you explore.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Full-day Circle Island Tour on OahuFull-day Tours

Full-day Circle Island Tour on Oahu

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Circle the island of Oahu on this guided, full-day adventure from Waikiki. Discover the top sites and landscapes on the island and learn about Hawaiian history, culture, and the legends of Oahu along the way. Visit Diamond Head Lookout, the Kahala homes of the rich and famous, Hanauma Bay, Halona Blowhole Lookout, the beach in ‘From Here to Eternity’ and much more. Waikiki hotel pickup and drop-off from select locations included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Family-Friendly Private Circle Island Tour of OahuDay Trips

Family-Friendly Private Circle Island Tour of Oahu

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Get the most out of your time in Oahu with the help of someone who knows the island and all its ins and outs on this private tour. Your customized itinerary takes you to the places you request, and your private guide's commentary is based on your interests. Plus, you get to decide how long you want to spend exploring the island. See beautiful spots, including Makapu’u Lighthouse, Koko Head, and some of Hawaii’s popular beaches. Also, get a chance to view the areas that have been used in filming big hits, such as ‘Jurassic Park.’
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Menehune Enterprises (Waikiki) Semi-Private North Shore Eco Immersion TourDay Trips

Menehune Enterprises (Waikiki) Semi-Private North Shore Eco Immersion Tour

This serene eco tour immerses you into the culture and setting of Oahu’s North Shore. Your entertaining guide will share Hawaiian history, lore and points of interest as you travel from Waikiki to the North Shore. You will be able to explore laid back Haleiwa Town at your leisure and participate in a Dole Plantation activity.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Private luxury tour of Oahu islandDay Trips

Private luxury tour of Oahu island

You will see all in half day - a real Grand Circle Island Tour through the scenic world famous highlights, beaches and surf breaks. Coffee farm, Pineapple plantation, Haleiwa historical town, local food such as kalua pork, shrimps and haupia chocolate pie, turtle beach, Waimea bay, sharks cove, Pipeline, Sunset beach, Laie look out, Chinaman's hat, macademia nut farm, these are some of the locations that you will enjoy with this tour. You will have a unique and authentic local experience that will enrich you travel memories forever.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Menehune Enterprises (Ko Olina) Semi-Private North Shore Eco Immersion TourDay Trips

Menehune Enterprises (Ko Olina) Semi-Private North Shore Eco Immersion Tour

This serene eco tour immerses you into the culture and setting of Oahu’s North Shore. Your entertaining guide will share Hawaiian history, lore and points of interest as you travel from Ko Olina to the North Shore. You will be able to explore laid back Haleiwa Town at your leisure and participate in a Dole Plantation activity.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Best of Oahu: Pearl Harbor & Polynesian Center from Maui, Kauai & Big IslandDay Trips

Best of Oahu: Pearl Harbor & Polynesian Center from Maui, Kauai & Big Island

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Combine visits to Pearl Harbor and the Polynesian Cultural Center with round-trip flights to Honolulu on this all-inclusive tour. Depart from Maui, Kauai, or the Big Island and be met curbside for your comprehensive Oahu adventure. With a small group of just 10 people or fewer, you'll enjoy an intimate atmosphere as you travel around the island and learn about its history, culture, and folklore from your guide.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours

Circle Island Adventure from Ko'olinaDay Trips

Circle Island Adventure from Ko'olina

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Experience the tropical beauty and a warm Aloha welcome on this full-day, small-group tour (max 11). Visit some of the islands most beautiful sights like Byodo-In Buddhist temple, Halona Blowhole, and North Shore beaches. Stop for lunch in Waimea Valley and have time to explore the area. This tour is ideal for your first few days on Oahu to get a comprehensive overview of the island and discover which locations you’d like to spend more time at during your stay.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Island TourDay Trips

Private Island Tour

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Our fun and adventurous private tours can include groups of two to 24 people to explore our island and create memories to last a lifetime. One of the benefits of a custom private tour is that you don’t have to feel rushed or guilty that you might be holding up another family or group because you choose the stops and how long you want to stay. You can truly experience the “aloha” and “magic” which is what binds the locals of the island together. Our guests enjoy our favorite spots, local foods and our stories of the island. Whether you want to kayak or stand-up paddle board, visit the Dole Plantation, enjoy an authentic island lunch, go turtle snorkeling on the North Shore, or more, Hawaii Turtle Tours can create the perfect custom itinerary for your group. Book today!
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  • 1 to 9 hours
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  • 1 to 9 hours
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VIP Combo Tour - Pearl Harbor and Oahu Island TourAttraction Tickets

VIP Combo Tour - Pearl Harbor and Oahu Island Tour

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Spend a full day exploring Oahu’s natural and cultural attractions with this combo tour of Pearl Harbor and the island’s North Shore. Skip the lines and learn about Hawaii’s naval history with reserved entry to the popular USS ‘Arizona’ Memorial, and enjoy included lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, take in stellar views of Waimea Bay, Ka’ena Point, and other landmarks on a North Shore driving tour in a luxury van.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours