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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
Mobile ticket
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) $15 Cash Only
Paddle Board or Kayaking activity (optional) $20 each
Dole Ice Cream
Gratuities / Tips (optional)
Botanical Garden Admission (optional) *Closed Mondays

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
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 7:20AM - 7:55AM.

Departure Time

8:00 AM
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:  
Chinaman's Hat
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 EVERY MONDAY FOR 2022***
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 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%).
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

Reviews

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star-3
Got the tour if you want to see big waves and surfers… You’d be better off renting a car and doing it on your own
Denise_L
, Jan 2022
The main reason to go to the North Shore is to see the gigantic waves and the surfers. Unfortunately even though the waves were gigantic the day I took the tour, we did not go to that part of the beach to view the waves and the surfers. When I made my reservation this was emphasized. I also emphasized this request to the driver. We did stop on the side of the road to look at the waves but they were not that big. The next day on the news they mentioned how big the waves were at the north shore and they showed the surfers… Of course I am disappointment. Otherwise the tour is OK he keeps you busy and you see a lot of Hawaii.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Aloha Denise, Mahalo for your review & for sharing your experience this day. We sincearly apologize for your disappointment. Our intentions were to show you the large surf from the next best vantage point. Our team members first priority is safety. The route can change with the driver's discretion due to weather including large surf. With the force of the waves & the potential for flooding our drivers make the final decision based on experience and professional training. Thank you for your understanding. We are glad to hear you could see a lot of the island. It is always our hope that you can visit on your own with some of the tips & locations you saw on our tour. Mahalo nui loa & take care!
star-5
Our driver, Tiho was very...
Brian_K
, Jan 2022
Our driver, Tiho was very knowledgeable of the history of the islands. He made this trip a fun experience. Learned a lot. Was very enjoyable. Would recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Aloha Brian! Mahalo for sharing! It's great to hear you had fun, learned a lot all while enjoying your time on our tour around the island! We hope you can join us on your next visit to the islands!
star-5
A+++
tnjarnold
, Jan 2022
Good way to see some highlights of the island and have some free time as well. We enjoyed the commentary. Smooth ride and fun experience.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Aloha! Mahalo for your review of our tour! We appreciate you sharing your experience! Just the right amount of everything! Take care :)
star-5
Amazing!!
Thomas_J
, Jan 2022
Tiho was amazing! Such a well timed and comfortable tour and also information as we went threw ..thanks Tiho for showing us your beautiful Island!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Aloha Thomas! 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-3
I try not to blame the...
caroldoug123
, Dec 2021
I try not to blame the bad weather on the tour overall because the tour personnel have no control over the weather. I try to make my comments relative to the tour itself and not any other element. Please stop at door pineapple plantation was only 35 minutes and literally the line for ice cream was 30 minutes long so that’s all that that amounted to was a eight dollar pineapple ice cream cone. Also where we stopped for lunch no one in my family liked the $15 meal and the options were very limited. It’s not a bad to her overall if you had never been to Hawaii at all because it does have a lot of different parts to it but after reading the reviews of this tour I had higher expectations
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Aloha Carol, Mahalo for your review. We appreciate the time you took to share your experience. Weather can be tricky but we try to make the best of it and make up for it where we can. Our guides try to do their very best even when Mother Nature has other plans. We are hoping for an updated menu moving into 2022, mahalo for your feedback. Our time at Dole is really just a stop for ice cream/snack/souvenirs and a walk through their courtyards as it is our last stop of the day. We encourage guests to return to the places they loved on their own time so they can spend as long as they'd like. We strive to make our tour better with every review. Happy holidays & aloha ;)
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Good tour for people with not a lot of time in Hawaii
Nicholas_L
, Dec 2021
- Condensed tour of Hawaii - Tiho (driver and guide) is entertaining and shares a lot of info about Hawaii throughout the day - If you have time, better to rent a car and visit the sites yourself so you have more time at each stop
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Aloha Nicholas! Great snapshot of our tour in a day! We encourage our guests to visit these spots especially after going on our tour. You'll have all the do's & don'ts to maximize your time in Hawaii! Mahalo & take care!
star-5
Beautiful Hawaii
Karen_G
, Dec 2021
Great day seeing all the beautiful parts of Hawaii! Ray, our guide was amazing and thoughtful. Highly recommend this tour
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Mahalo Karen! We appreciate your review of our company and team members! Thank you for your recommendation and we hope you had a great day seeing the beautiful Hawaii we love so much! Aloha
star-3
I feel like I could have booked a better tour.
Victoria_A
, Dec 2021
Good views. We had Tiho as our guide. Had some knowledge but not someone that really left an impression as far as guides go. Lunch stop was mediocre. Nothing special at all. Weather was rough the night before so, there were a lot of waves at the paddle board/kayak stop. That was a flipping disaster. The people running that business…no real sense of professionalism at all. Our guide left us, and the second guy who was on break had to come rescue us because we were drifting to sea due to lack of instruction.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hi Victoria, I apologize the things happened while you were doing Kayaking. Your guide reported to the office what happened on your kayaking activities. We had quite a big wave at North Shore on the date of your tour. Guide should have given more detailed instruction and the lifeguards should have helped your situation. We had a meeting with the guide and lifeguard to ensure the safety of the guests. Again, we apologize. We are striving to improve the quality of guests' experiences. Please contact us through email or phone call to discuss about how we can do to compensate your unpleasant experience. Guest Service Manager
star-5
The water fall was our favorite
Brooke_S
, Nov 2021
This was a great way to see the island. Ray was funny and super knowledgeable on all things Hawaii! He had great music playing and talked / taught as we drove along. The water fall the was BEST part ! Unfortunately, there was an accident that closed the road and we sat for 2 hrs on the bus in stand still traffic. We didn’t make it to our last activity and only had 30 minutes at Dole. Totally not Ray’s fault ( completely out if his control ) but he did keep conversation going as we sat.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Aloha Brooke, Mahalo for your review. We appreciate you spending the day with us and for your understanding. We are glad to hear Ray could make your visit fun & hope you can visit again soon!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Our 1st (hopefully not last) island tour!
Felix_B
, Nov 2021
Comfortable small bus for the tour. Tiho, our guide and driver, was VERY knowledgable and informative. Wish bus could've stopped at certain locations for pix but didn't. Also, lunch was too early as we had a full breakfast about 3 hrs earlier. In all, DEFINITELY recommed this tour!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Aloha Felix, Mahalo for your review! Safety and comfort are our number one priority. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the tour. We wish would could stop at every scenic point because they are so beautiful! We try to plan lunch just before the large crowds arrive and avoid the lines. We are so thankful for your recommendation and appreciate you taking the time to review us! Aloha & take care!

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