Oahu’s eastern shoreline is one of the most scenic roadways in Hawaii. Traverse this unique corner of the island to discover hidden beaches, famous hikes, and volcanic landscapes thousands of years in the making.

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

•⁠ Hike Diamond Head Crater
•⁠ Snorkel at Hanauma Bay
•⁠ Hike Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail
•⁠ Visit Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden
•⁠ Grab lunch in Kailua Town

Recommended Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Waikiki
Direction: Counterclockwise loop, ending where you began

All Shaka Guide tours come with 24/7 customer support and a 100% money-back guarantee. Tours never expire.
clk.png 6-8 hrs flg.png 116 Narration Points


  • Beaches

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Snorkeling

  • Local Food

  • Storytelling

  • Cultural Sites

  • Parks

  • Gardens

  • Waterfalls/Lakes

  • Stargazing

  • Music

  • Fees & Reservations

Tour Stops

  • 20 Kapiolani Park - fountain

    Kapiolani Park

  • 1 Diamond Head Lookout

    Diamond Head Lookout

  • 23 Diamond head areial 1

    Diamond Head

  • 9 Koko Head view, parking lot

    Koko Head Lookout

  • 3 hanauma bay

    Hanauma Bay

  • 4 halona blowhole 1

    Halona Blowhole

  • 38 sandy beach 1

    Sandy's Beach

  • 5 Makapuu Lighthouse - small

    Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail

  • 5 makapuu point

    Makapu’u Scenic Lookout

  • 28 waimanalo - amazing

    Sherwood Forest - Waimanalo Bay

  • 12 Dave's Ice cream - sign

    Dave's Ice Cream

  • Kaelepulu Drive, Kailua

    Kailua Town

  • 34 Kailua Beach 2

    Kailua Beach

  • Ulupo Heiau

    Ulupo Heiau

  • Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden

    Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden

  • 7 pali lookout 1

    Nu‘uanu Pali Lookout

  • 19 Judd Trail - sign

    Judd Trail



Tour FAQ’s

Where does the East Oahu Shoreline tour go?

This tour starts and ends in Waikiki and travels around the eastern coast of Oahu exploring beaches, hikes and scenic spots along the way.

Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour! 

  • Diamond Head  
  • Hanauma Bay 
  • Halona Beach Cove and Halona Blowhole
  • Makapu’u Point Lighthouse and Hike 
  • Kailua Town 
  • Lanikai Beach 
  • Pali Lookout 
  • Judd Trail and waterfall 
  • Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden 

For help planning your day check out our East Oahu Shoreline Drive suggested itinerary.

Can I join the East Oahu Shoreline tour along the route?

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from.  If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.

Can I take the East Oahu Shoreline tour in the opposite direction?

No, this tour can only be done counterclockwise, beginning and ending in Waikiki. 

What should I budget for the East Oahu Shoreline Tour?

  • $10.00: Parking at Diamond Head (credit card only)
  • $5.00: Entry to Diamond Head (per person, credit card only)
  • $15.00: Lunch (per person)
  • $4.00: Ice Cream or local Snack (per person)
  • $3.00: Parking at Hanauma Bay (cash only)
  • $25.00: Entry to Hanauma Bay (per person, children 12 and under get in FREE)
  • $7.00: Parking at Pali Lookout (per vehicle)

What should I pack for the East Oahu Shoreline Tour?

Here’s our packing list for this tour. It may seem a little long, but remember, what you bring depends on the activities you choose to do for the day. 

  • Sneakers 
  • Hiking Clothes 
  • Water Bottle 
  • Bug Spray 
  • Towel 
  • Bathing Suit 
  • Sandals 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sun Glasses and/or Hat 
  • Snacks 
  • Cash 
  • Car Charger *Very Important*
  • Phone Mount 

Other Questions? Contact Us!

Do you have other questions that we didn’t list here? 

Feel free to message us through the in-app chat box, Facebook Messenger, our emailor give us a call at 1-888-250-2261. We will be glad to help and answer your questions as soon as possible!


Shaka Guide

Customer Reviews

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Kinda fun!

Charkie01 | July 2022
We did the circle of the island. The ap worked great. Nav was a little off only insofar as it could have give a little more warning about turns on a couple of occasions, but as long as you’re paying attention, you’ll get it. Best way I can think of to get acquainted with Hawaii. Loved it! Hot tip::: we left at 7:15am. We were 30 minutes early for the Japanese Temple to open at 8:30am, and more than 40 minutes early for the Polynesian Cultural center to open—just the market side. We arrived at Dole at 4:30 so we only had time for the train and some Dole whip. It’s every bit of a full day. I would have rather gone to the Waterfall in the morning so I wish they’d offer a reverse tour because that was the selling point

Great trip around the Island

ThreeRiz | July 2022
I’ve been to Oahu many times but with the Shaka tour I learned so much and really enjoyed every minute of it. Great driving direction! Great tips along the way and perfect for first time visitors or even if you’re local. Mahalo!

Perfect for finding hideaways

Huskielover1234 | July 2022
This app is super friendly and we loved how it points out little known areas we were able to see. I didnt want to book an all day bus tour and this was a fraction of the cost plus we could go at our own pace …. Highly recommended
3 of 1004 ratings More