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Oahu

LEGENDARY NORTH SHORE LOOP

Description

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

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
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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​Features

  • Beaches

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Snorkeling

  • Local Food

  • Storytelling

  • Cultural Sites

  • Parks

  • Gardens

  • Waterfalls/Lakes

  • Stargazing

  • Music

  • Fees & Reservations

Tour Stops

  • 23 Leondards sign

    Leonard's Bakery

  • Moanalua gardens

    Moanalua Gardens

  • Green World Coffee

    Green World Coffee

  • dole official

    Dole Plantation

  • Haleiwa Town

    Haleiwa Town

  • North Shore Soap Factory

    North Shore Soap Factory

  • 32 matsu shave ice

    Matsumoto Shave Ice

  • Laniakea Beach

    Laniakea Beach

  • 7 Waimea Bay 1

    Waimea Bay

  • Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau

    Hawaiian Temple - Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau

  • 6 shark's cove

    Shark's Cove

  • Banzai Pipeline

    Banzai Pipeline

  • Sunset Beach

    Sunset Beach

  • 31 Ted bakery sign

    Ted's Bakery

  • Kahuku Fruit Stands

    Kahuku Fruit Stand

  • Kawela Bay

    Kawela Bay

  • 27 fumi shrimp truck

    Kahuku Shrimp & Food Trucks

  • Laie Temple

    Laie Temple

  • 41 laie point

    Laie Point

  • 48 pcc

    Polynesian Cultural Center

  • Kahana Bay

    Kahana Bay

  • Kualoa Ranch

    Kualoa Ranch

  • 1 chinaman's hat

    Chinaman’s Hat — Mokoliʻi

  • 46 temple front

    Byodo In - Japanese Temple

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LEGENDARY NORTH SHORE LOOP

Tour FAQ’s

Where does the Legendary North Shore Loop 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 are the hours of operation for stops on the Legendary North Shore Loop tour?

  • Leonard's Bakery  5:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m, open daily 

  • Moanalua Gardens - CLOSED

  • Green World Coffee  7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily

  • Dole Plantation  9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., open daily 

  • North Shore Soap Factory -  Weekdays 10AM–4PM
                                                  Saturday 8:30AM–4PM Sunday Closed

  • Matsumoto Shave Ice  10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., open daily 

  • Waimea Bay    - 10:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m.

  • Hawaiian Temple - Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau    7AM–5:30PM  Daily

  • Ted's Bakery  8:00am-6:30pm, open daily  

  • Kahuku Shrimp & Food Trucks  10AM–6PM daily

  • Laie Temple  9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily

  • Laie Point   7AM–6:45 PM  daily

  • Polynesian Cultural Center  12:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., open Monday - Saturday, closed Sundays. Restaurant and Marketplace open at 11:00 a.m. 

  • Kahana Bay 7AM–8PM  Daily

  • Kualoa Ranch  8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., open daily  

  • Byodo In - Japanese Temple 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., open daily

What should I pack for the Legendary North Shore Loop 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)

What should I budget for the Legendary North Shore Loop Tour?

How much you spend truly depends on what you do along the tour route, but here’s a breakdown of some costs:

  • $5.00 per person: Byodo-In Temple (cash only)
  • $5.00/adult and $3.00/child per person: Moanalua Gardens entry
  • $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 Legendary North Shore 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 Legendary North Shore 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!


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!


Mahalo,

Shaka Guide

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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
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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!
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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
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