Oahu

EAST OAHU SHORELINE DRIVE

Description

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
•⁠ Relax at Lanikai Beach
•⁠ Grab lunch in Kailua Town

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

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Full-Day Tour (6-8 Hours) 116 Narration Points

​Features

  • Beaches

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Snorkeling

  • Local Food

  • Storytelling

Tour Stops

  • Kapiolani Park

  • Diamond Head Lookout

  • Diamond Head

  • Koko Head Lookout

  • Hanauma Bay

  • Halona Blowhole

  • Eternity Beach

  • Sandy's Beach

  • Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail

  • Makapu’u Scenic Lookout

  • Sherwood Forest - Waimanalo Bay

  • Dave's Ice Cream

  • Kailua Town

  • Kailua Beach

  • Lanikai Beach

  • Ulupo Heiau

  • Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden

  • Nu‘uanu Pali Lookout

  • Judd Trail

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EAST OAHU SHORELINE DRIVE

Tour FAQ’s

Where does the 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.

What should I pack and budget?

  • Sneakers & hiking clothes
  • Water
  • Bug spray
  • Towel
  • Bathing Suit & sandals 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sun Glasses and/or Hat
  • Snacks
  • Car Charger
  • Camera
  • Cash (see budget below)


How much you spend really depends on the activities you choose to do along the tour route, but here’s a breakdown of some costs. 


  • $7.99: Shaka Guide’s East Oahu Shoreline Drive 
  • $5.00 per car: Parking at Diamond Head (cash only) 
  • $15.00 per person: Lunch 
  • $4.00 per person: Ice Cream 
  • $1.00 per car: Parking at Hanauma Bay (cash only)
  • $7.50 per person: Entry to Hanauma Bay (children 12 and under get in FREE)
  • $3.00 per car: Parking at Pali Lookout 
  • $20.00 per person: Snorkel Gear at Hanauma Bay 

Can I join the tour along the route?

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. 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 tour in the opposite direction?

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

Other Questions? Contact Us!

Still have questions? Send us an email at aloha@shakaguide.com or give us a call on 1-888-250-2261.

Customer Reviews

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Amazing app for Hawaii touring!!

slford00 | June 2021
This is one of the coolest apps my wife and I have ever used! We spent 5 days on Oahu (our first trip to Hawaii), and we were able to explore so much of this island with our Jeep rental thanks to this app. It is incredibly well designed, with the app linking to our phone's GPS to both navigate our routes and provide fascinating information about each site seen as well as history of the island and Hawaiian culture. The app senses when you enter a designated area and automatically starts narrating and/or providing directions. It is incredibly well-timed -- on more than one occasion the guide would say something like "turn right and head uphill, but watch out for cyclists" and almost on cue a biker would immediately turn the corner in front of us. Clearly the app creators are intensely familiar with the areas covered in their tours. We saw and learned so much touring the island with this app (that we never would have discovered on our own) and highly recommend it for any new travelers to the island!

Fantastic

M. S. W. | June 2021
We have taken this tour a couple of times now. We just did it with some friends who came in for vacation. It was informative and interesting. The self paced aspect is awesome because it lets you stop whenever you you want to without missing anything. This is a fantastic way to see the island. Highly recommend!

Jeremy Fitzgerald | June 2021
Worth every penny. Would have paid double.

Shaka Guide

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