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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

Full day exploring North Shore Beaches with swimming, Paddle boarding, Kayaking, Waterfall Hiking & Island Tour Due to the Pandemic & recent changes to Hanauma Bay State Park policy, we cannot take guests to Hanauma Bay for snorkeling at this time. Temporarily until Hanauma Bay reopens to Commercial companies like us, we provide “Tour of North Shore (70%) and Sightseeing (30%)” to replace “The Tour of North Shore and Hanauma Bay In a Day”. This whole day tour will spend 70% of time in beach activities at North Shore including swimming, kayaking or paddle boarding, or Waterfall Hiking, and 30% of the time in sightseeing both the East and North-East Shores, which have some of the most breathtaking sights and where Jurassic Park, Jumanji, Here to Eternity, and 51st Dates had been filmed.
  • Full-day tour of Oahu's North Shore
  • Skip the hassle of renting a car—transportation included
  • Swimming and snorkeling in Hanauma Bay
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Waikiki Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off
Fully narrated tour of North Shore and island of Oahu
Lunch
Paddle Board or Kayaking activity
Dole Ice Cream
Gratuities / Tips (optional)

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
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: 20 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 Falls. 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 2021***
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
** During this Pandemic time, Dole Plantation closes every Wednesdays. ** 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
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:  
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.
Duration: 10 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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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%).
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Tour of North Shore (70%) and Sightseeing (30%)?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 23 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Tour of North Shore (70%) and Sightseeing (30%).

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Traveler Tips


  • "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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2,422 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
The whole trip!! And Kurt our driver!!!! Fantastic!
anthony_b
, Sep 2021
Everything! Great tour all was special.the beaches are so beautiful the dole plantation the views. Everything!!
star-3
The only thing worth while in this tour, the Macadamian Nut farm, Waimea Falls, kayaking and dole plantation.
Romina_M
, Sep 2021
The tour starts off as nice however a few minutes into it our tour guide became extremely monotone and quite boring. We were traveling with a big group of about 8 kids and 12 adults and we couldn’t wait to get off the bus. The activities were nice, you could probably leave out a few things like the bonzai pipeline and China Man’s hat to give extra time at Waimeai Falls and the kayaking/paddle board activity as this is basically the highlight of the tours. Very disappointed with our tour guide, we thought we would have a local who was upbeat and interesting. This guy was very boring and listening to him was the equivalent of watching paint dry. Recommend to get more upbeat tour guides to keep guests engaging as this tour is almost 8 hours
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Yesterday we got attacked by a bogus scam review and today we got another one. Nowadays Tourism in Hawaii is slowing down and we did not have 8 children and 12 adults, which is the proof of a scam review. If you read reviews on yesterday's tour, everyone left nice reviews and they all enjoyed the tour and tour guide except this reviewer. We are going to report to Viator/TripAdvisor as a scam reviewer. Aloha
star-3
meh
Julia_L
, Sep 2021
It was ok, we got to drive around the island and make quick stops...nothing to write home about and I wouldn't recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Loved it
Lalaine_S
, Sep 2021
Rey was our guide. He was awesome. This is a great tour with so much to see and do. My family had such a great time!!
star-5
Great Trip
Daniel_S
, Sep 2021
Tiho was great. Very good explanation of Hawaii Island History and all other points of interest. Driving was incredible. Great stops, starts, and turns. Highly recommend North Shore Beach Bus
star-5
great Oahu island tour
John_P
, Sep 2021
tour guide (Kurt) was great. He knew and shared is knowledge and experience of the Hawaiian culture and sites. he made everyone feel welcome. the sites where we stopped to site see or do activities was excellent. highly recommend
star-5
Great especially for first time visitor!!
Lilia_D
, Sep 2021
Our driver and guide Tiho was knowledgeable and kept it interesting even though it was a long day! Excellent!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Would have been perfect if guide wore his mask
Patrice_E
, Sep 2021
The most memorable spot was the beach at Waimea. The entire North Shore was enjoyable and showed a different side of Oahu. I was disappointed that our tour guide Tiho refused to wear his mask even after I nicely requested that he wear it when he addressed the bus passengers face to face. Our bus was small and full to capacity. During my visit, Hawaii was experiencing a surge of coronavirus cases and every passenger on the bus wore a mask the entire tour. It was insensitive and disrespectful that our guide refused to adhere to this governmental mandate to ensure the safety of his passengers. He was not a Hawaiian native and did not live up to the Aloha spirit I have come to love when visiting the island.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Aloha Patrice, We are so sorry for the uncomfortable experience with guide's not wearing mask. We discussed this matter and he will follow the rules for COVID 19 guidelines. We appreciate your bringing up this matter to our attention. Aloha
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-4
Loved it!
Anne_H
, Aug 2021
Very enjoyable day with our friendly and knowledgeable guide Tiho. Particularly enjoyed the hike to Waimea Falls. All in all, a wonderful experience.
star-5
Awesome Oahu Tour!
Jacob_H
, Aug 2021
Chose this tour for our first time in Hawaii and it was so perfect for what we were looking for. You see so much of Oahu on this tour and the tour guide Tiho was awesome. Tiho has so much information about the island and it made for a super fun trip. Would highly recommend this for anyone looking to learn about Oahu! Kudos to Tiho 👍🏼

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