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 and Ko Olina
Direction: Clockwise loop, ending where you began
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NOTE: Waves can get rough in winter (October-April). When in doubt ask a lifeguard.
NOTE: Most food trucks along the route are cash only.
This tour takes you to Oahu’s legendary North Shore (hence the name). We recommend starting before 9:00am. if you plan on visiting all 23 stops on this tour.
The Dole Plantation closes at 4:30pm, so plan ahead.
Moanalua Gardens is currently closed.
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!
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!
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
How much you spend truly depends on what you do along the tour route, but here’s a breakdown of some costs:
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.
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.
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