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  • Location:Waikiki, Oahu
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Oahu North Shore Adventure Half-Day Tour

Discover a different side to Oahu on this half-day tour of North Shore Hawaii. On the Oahu North Shore you'll visit ancient temples, wildlife habitats, surf beaches, archeological sites and traditional villages. You might even spot Oahu's rare green sea turtles!


  • Half-day tour of Oahu's North Shore
  • Scenic views from Laie Point, Pu'u Mahuka and Sunset Beach
  • Visit ancient temples including Byodo Temple and Pu'u Mahuka
  • Spot endangered wetland birds
  • Look for green sea turtles at Turtle Beach
  • Commentary provided by your professional guide
  • Pickup and drop off from Waikiki hotels

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What You Can Expect

Oahu North Shore Adventure Half-Day Tour

Oahu North Shore Small Group Adventure Half-Day Tour

This comprehensive half-day North Shore tour begins with a drive over the Ko'olau Mountains to the windward side of the island. Your first stop is the fabled Valley of the Temples to visit the picturesque Byodo Temple, located at the base of stunning lush green cliffs. You'll then take a drive along the scenic shores of Kahana Bay to arrive at Laie Point, a great location to observe native plant and seabird species.

Continuing north to Kahuku, you will visit several shrimp farms to see endangered wetland birds, including the black-neck stilt, Hawaiian coot and moorhen. Next stop is world-famous Sunset Beach and Banzai Pipeline, where incredible waves thrill spectators and surfers alike, especially between November and April.

For excellent views of the entire North Shore Oahu coastline, you'll stop at Oahu's largest Hawaiian temple, Pu'u Mahuka Heiau. The temple is scenically situated high on a bluff above Waimea Bay. At Turtle Beach you will stop to observe rare green sea turtles resting on the golden sand.

Traveling south you'll arrive at the colorful and historic village of Haleiwa, home to surfers, artists and craftspeople. After driving through extensive pineapple fields, you will arrive at the sacred Kukaniloko Birthing Stones, "Hawaii's Stonehenge". For 800 years, this special location was the birthplace of the royal chiefs.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This is an excellent half day tour that enabled us to see the East and North coasts of Oahu. Bethany our guide provided excellent ongoing commentary and we had plenty of stops for photos. This tour commenced at lunchtime, but perhaps would be better as a morning tour as we were a bit rushed at the end of the day with traffic delays.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Greg did a great job, very informative and friendly. He has a wealth of knowledge which we found made the trip very interesting. Throughly enjoyed the whole day. Bus was cool and clean. He was punctual and a great tour guide. Highly recommend him and this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had a great trip, very relaxing and beautiful scenery. Tiffany was a great guide and gave us a lot of the history of the island. Definitely recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great tour with Amanda, she was very knowledgable and full of interesting facts. Good overview of the north part of the island. Smaller group was nice.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was really a great value. The guide was professional and really new her subject. Very informative.
Highly recommended
Bob - Georgia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had Justin as our tour guide. He was abundantly full of useful, helpful, and intriguing information. Young college man that made the tour worth the cost. As it is a tour around Oahu, it was a lot of driving however, the 20 minute stops were appropriate and the tour moved along very smoothly. If you buy, request Justin!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing! Great way to see the island! Our tour guide, David, was the best! Prompt, courteous, professional and very knowledgeable about the culture, history and locations of the Hawaiian islands.
Thanks David!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The tour was enjoyable. Your guide is very informative and funny. It basically covered all the sights in the island. Perfect for me who wants to see as much as I can in limited time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

tour was great, very interesting Paul, the tour leader, was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

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