Start your day on Oahu's North Shore, exploring the seaside town of Haleiwa, the Dole Plantation, and world-renowned surf beaches like Banzai Pipeline. You'll learn all about surf history before making your way around the island's northern coast to check out food trucks in Kahuku, an amazing sea arch, and a Japanese-style temple.

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

•⁠ Visit an ancient Hawaiian Heiau
•⁠ Eat garlic shrimp in Kahuku and shave ice in Haleiwa
•⁠ Go on the Pineapple Express and try a Dole Whip at the Dole Plantation
•⁠ Cliff jump at Waimea Bay
•⁠ Watch surfers at Banzai Pipeline

Recommended Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Waikiki, Ko Olina or Turtle Bay Resort
Direction: Clockwise loop, ending where you began

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Full Day Tour (8-10 Hours) 119 Narration Points


  • Beaches

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Snorkeling

  • Local Food

  • Storytelling

Tour Stops

  • Leonard's Bakery

  • Moanalua Gardens

  • Green World Coffee

  • Dole Plantation

  • Haleiwa Town

  • North Shore Soap Factory

  • Matsumoto Shave Ice

  • Laniakea Beach

  • Waimea Bay

  • Hawaiian Temple - Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau

  • Shark's Cove

  • Banzai Pipeline

  • Sunset Beach

  • Ted's Bakery

  • Kahuku Fruit Stand

  • Kawela Bay

  • Kahuku Shrimp & Food Trucks

  • Laie Temple

  • Laie Point

  • Polynesian Cultural Center

  • Kahana Bay

  • Kualoa Ranch

  • Chinaman’s Hat — Mokoliʻi

  • Byodo In - Japanese Temple

Tour FAQ’s

Where does the tour go?

This tour has two starting points, Waikiki and Ko Olina. The tour travels in a clockwise loop, visiting Oahu’s famous North Shore. Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour! 

  • Dole Plantation 

  • Haleiwa 

  • Waimea Bay 

  • Shark’s Cove 

  • Banzai Pipeline 

  • Sunset Beach 

  • Kualoa Ranch 

  • Kahuku Shrimp Trucks 

  • Byodo-In Japanese Temple

For help planning your day check out our Legendary North Shore Loop suggested itinerary and here's everything you need to know before you go

What should I pack and budget tour ?

  • 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. 

  • $14.99: Shaka Guide’s Legendary North Shore Loop 
  • $4.00/adult and $2.00/child per person: Byodo-In Temple (cash only) 
  • $15.00 per person: Lunch 
  • $25.00/adult and $21.00/child per person: Dole Plantation — Train, Maze and Garden pass 
  • $6.00 per person: Dole Whip 

  • $4.00 per person: Pie at Ted’s Bakery or shave ice at Matsumoto’s

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 clockwise. However, if you’re looking to take the tour in the opposite direction, check out our Grand Circle Island Tour. The itineraries are similar, but that tour traverses the island in a counterclockwise loop.

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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Andrew Corsiglia | October 2021
This is a really cool idea and I was looking forward to utilizing it. Unfortunately the sound will cut out while it's still playing. It has really good potential, just need the bugs worked out.

Shaka Guide

Responded | October 2021
I'm sorry to hear you were not able to enjoy your Shaka Guide tour Andrew. Wish you would have contacted us at that time so we could have helped you configure the app on your phone or with your car stereo if that's how you were doing it. Kindly email us your Google Play purchase receipt at aloha@shakaguide.com for a refund.

Fia Coles | October 2021
Excellent tour system! Very informative along everything turn. If you are looking for a inexpensive way to save your money on expensive tours. I would strongly recommend trying this system out. It's a little confusing on how to get to the tours after you paid for it, but once you master it, it will be worthwhiled. Note: I was it easier for me to go directly to their app, then through a third party. Thank for a great tour!

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Responded | October 2021


Wonder and Wander | October 2021
These tours were an awesome way to explore Oahu. Fun, informative, and led me to magical destinations. I didn’t have a lot of time to research and plan for a last-minute trip to Oahu, but these tours led the way.
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