Explore Oahu, including the North Shore, on this small-group day trip from Waikiki. Admire the views as you drive across the Ko'olau Mountains toward the Valley of the Temples. Enjoy the scenic shores of Kahana Bay, catch sight of Mokuauia Islet, see the legendary Waimea Bay and Banzai Pipeline, and visit a shrimp farm in Kahuku—with a stop at food truck for an included lunch plate and Hawaiian shave ice.
Great for nature lovers—learn about endangered wetland birds and spot green sea turtles
Get a feel for island life on Oahu in just one day; plate lunch included
Perfect for families—small-group tour accommodates 15 people
Pickup and drop-off from select Waikiki hotels included for added convenience
Small group tour with nature tour guide - fully narrated tour
Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
Valley of the Temples and Byodo Temple entry fees are included
Entry/Admission - Valley of the Temples
Entry/Admission - Byodo-In Temple
Entry/Admission - Kahuku Farms
Departure & Return
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:30pm
What To Expect
After being picked up in Waikiki, head over the Ko'olau Mountains to the legendary Valley of the Temples, traveling to the base of the cliffs where the Byodo Temple sits. Continue north along the scenic Kahana Bay, where you'll stop at Malaekahana Beach, a hotspot for birders and home to unique Hawaiian plant life with views across to the Mokuauia Islet. In Kahuku, visit a shrimp farm and learn about endangered wetland birds. You will be served a delicious garlic shrimp, fish, or chicken plate and Hawaiian shave ice before heading to Sunset Beach and Banzai Pipeline, a popular location for surfing enthusiasts. Next, travel to Waimea Bay and Haleiwa Beach Park, a well-known basking and feeding ground for green sea turtles. Relax on a drive through Haleiwa village, home to artists, craftspeople, and surfers alike. Finally, visit Dole Plantation, a historical pineapple plantation. Your tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Please let us know which hotel you are staying at so we know where our guide can meet you.
Not wheelchair, walker or stroller accessible
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Other than the bus being late because of traffic, it was an amazing day! Monique had so much information to share and there were many stops that it never felt like we were driving for that long. I learned so much and it was very affordable. I don’t think it’s the right tour for families with young kids.
We had a very knowledgeable tour guide she was a great pleasure to listen to the entire time. Even though it was a long day she made it well worth our time . I am terrible with names so I apologize for that. But keep her doing these tours and you'll continue to have really good ratings .
Steve was our guide and he was great! Knowledgeable enuf and friendly. This island is amazing and if you’ve never been here a tour like this is a perfect way to get a foundation for what you can do while here.
This tour was a good way to see the North Shore of the island without having to rent a car. Our driver and guide Paul was very friendly and took good care of the group, and he also shared his extensive knowledge about the history of the island throughout the day. Also, the shrimp lunch was delicious.
Highly recommend this tour. Great way to see and circle the island. Marissa, our guide, was fantastic. She was very personable, informative, and helpful.
Gave us a history of the island as well as tips on current activities, events and other places to follow up on.
Just the best way to capture Oahu in one day. Paul, our guide, was so enthusiastic and friendly. He was tireless in sharing his knowledge of the island and its history. His love of Hawaii was infectious!
Fabulous tour, fabulous tour guide. We started on time, and Paul I think! was personable, friendly, full of information and silly jokes that had us laughing. He managed the tour well, keeping us on track without hurrying us, and was super clear about expectations. The temple was lovely and the lunch tasty. We did see sea turtles beached, and he was sure to make sure we kept the appropriate distance to protect these animals. We actually caught a surf competition on the North Shore, which was a bonus and super interesting. If I could give 4.5, I would, but only because we got to the Dole Plantation so late in the day that we couldn't tour the gardens or take the train. We did see a pineapple demonstration which taught me a few things about choosing a pineapple, and enjoyed a delicious pineapple whip, so it was still worth it.
A great tour. Learnt and saw so much of Oahu that we never knew about. Our driver and guide Levent was so knowledgeable and friendly. Lunch at the shrimp farm was so delicious. You must try the garlic shrimp.A highly recommended tour.