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Oahu North Shore
Oahu North Shore

Oahu North Shore

Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, 96712

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.

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Zipline Tour On Oahu's North Shore
Zipline Tour On Oahu's North Shore
$181.19 per adult
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Awesome
Amazing time! Micah, Preston & meg were great guides. Gorgeous views. Started off small to build confidence. So much fun!!!
Heather_O, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Oahu

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Flying through the air
BRL, Aug 2021
Zipline Tour On Oahu's North Shore
It was so exciting to be flying through the air with the beautiful ocean in the distance. The guides were so professional, fun and complete experts! I always felt safety was first. It was fun to also learn to do some special tricks while ziplining towards the end when you felt more confident. It was an amazing experience! Highly recommend!
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Amazing Views, Good Price
Amber_M, Jul 2021
Full-Day North Shore Activities Tour from Oahu
This trip was great and definitely worth the price. There are a few things you don’t stop at anymore in the Viator “what to expect” list due to covid, new laws, or new regulations but trust me you won’t be disappointed by everything you get to do on this trip. The guide is super accommodating to making sure you do the activities you want to do. Also super informative! You learn SO much about Hawaiian history, it’s really special.
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Amazing Experience!
Thart, Jul 2021
Zipline Tour On Oahu's North Shore
Thank you to Ladd, Jared, and Olivia for an amazing and fun experience. They ensured everyone’s safety while allowing us to have the most fun possible. I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone, local or traveling. Thank you again guys!
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Super fun!
Perry_T, Oct 2021
Surf Lessons on the North Shore of Oahu
Suzy and Matt were so funny and they looked out for us very well, especially for my girlfriend since she is a novice swimmer. They really cared about our progress and were so supportive the entire time. In the end we both got it, had so much fun, and are looking forward to continue surfing in New York!
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North Shore tour
Angeles_A, Oct 2021
Full-Day North Shore Activities Tour from Oahu
Kapena was amazing. Loved his stories which you would normally not know about. It was a great tour of the North Shore.
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Great Tour
Leticia_L, Oct 2021
Intimate North Shore Eco-Fun Waterfall from Waikiki
Tour guide was great and knowledgeable and very informative. Loved the experience. Tour guide kept advising of all the great things around Oahu and I would love to return.
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Excellent adventure
Bill_B, Jun 2021
Zipline Tour On Oahu's North Shore
Beautiful views. Very safety oriented. Staff was amazing (Jared, Emma, Ula). Definitely recommended.
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Must do Tour!!
Kelly_L, Oct 2021
Small Group North Shore Circle Island Tour
Loved Eternity Beach. This North Shore Island tour is well worth it to be able to see all the beautiful places in Waikiki. Our tour guide Kawika was awesome and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour.
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Worthwhile experience
Jason_A, Sep 2021
Surf Lessons on the North Shore of Oahu
My wife and I had a fantastic time. Matthew was a great teacher! Even if you can’t swim, you can surf
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We enjoyed the tour and...
Blanca_S, Sep 2021
Intimate North Shore Eco-Fun Waterfall from Waikiki
We enjoyed the tour and tried to see as many parts of the island. Perhaps concentrating on some places would add more to the experience.
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Great tour and guide. Beautiful sights and experiences.
CliffordF_G, Sep 2021
Small Group North Shore Circle Island Tour
This tour was great. Really gave us the fantastic views and experiences we were looking for. Would definitely recommend.
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Fantastic Experience!
Brittany_W, May 2021
Zipline Tour On Oahu's North Shore
This tour was so much fun! Our tours guides were excellent and very knowledgeable. They prioritized our safety the entire time while still making sure we had a great time. I would definitely recommend this for families, couples or solo travelers (like myself!).

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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