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. 

  • $9.99: 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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Self tour one your own pace!

Yukia J | April 2021
Awesome app for ppl who wanna drive on your own pace!

Best Hawaii Tour App Period

Reignkings | April 2021
Being from Hawaii, this is a great app to have when showing your mainland visitors around the island! And you would really enjoy it yourself. Buy it you won’t regret it. I wish Apple would allow apps like this to be car play compatible so the map shows up on your dash board!

Exceeded expectations in every way!

GoCougs06 | April 2021
I’ve never left a review before, but since this app made our first trip to Oahu so much better than it would have been without it, I felt guilty not sharing the praise publicly. Pros: 1. absolutely great app design, with one small nit-picky exception I’ll share below. 2. The most comprehensive list of sites, activities and everything you’d ever want to do or see on the island that I could find online anywhere. 3. Really cool GPS based guidance and narration, with cool historical facts, island music, and a few jokes mixed in here and there to liven up the day a little. 4. The price is a great value for what you get! Cons: 1. Well, there really weren’t any major issues, but if I were to offer one suggestion to improve the experience, it would be to better integrate food stops into the tour and/or make it easier to find and navigate to your comprehensive food guide that’s kind of hidden in a link in the FAQ page. Even better yet, just pick one or two great options and build them in as stops on the route. We spent 15-30 minutes parked on the sid wig the road trying to find your food guide and then figure out when and where to stop to eat lunch on each route. When the whole family is hangry, it can be a vacation killer. With that said, this really is just a minor complaint and overall, I gave it 5 stars and couldn’t recommend an app more strongly!
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