Hawaii

LEGENDARY NORTH SHORE LOOP

DurationDuration 8-10 hrs
DirectionTour Directions 2
tour Tour Stops 23
$19.99

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 and Ko Olina
Direction: Clockwise loop, ending where you began

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HISTORY OF SURFING

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Important Travel Info

Safety & Etiquitte
Budgeting, Fees & Reservations
Time & Schedule
Suggested Packing List

NOTE: Waves can get rough in winter (October-April). When in doubt ask a lifeguard.

In Hawaiian the word malama means “to take care” and the word aina means “land.” When you’re in Hawaii, we ask that you practice this and pick up your trash; respect the marine life, plants, and animals; and avoid spots that are unsafe. Hawaii’s natural resources are precious, it’s up to all of us to help preserve these resources for generations by respecting the aina when you visit. 

NOTE: Most food trucks along the route are cash only.

  • $5 per person: Byodo-In Temple (cash only)
  • $5/adult and $3/child per person: Moanalua Gardens entry
  • $25/adult and $21/child per person: Dole Plantation
    • Train, Maze and Garden pass
  • $6 per person: Dole Whip
  • The North Shore Soap Factory has a guided tour that costs $20 per person (or a shorter tour for $10 per person).

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. 

  • Very Important: Car Charger
  • Sneakers 
  • Hiking Clothes 
  • Water Bottle 
  • Bug Spray 
  • Towel 
  • Bathing Suit 
  • Sandals 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sun Glasses and/or Hat 
  • Snacks 
  • Cash 
  • Phone Mount 

Tour FAQs

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

  • 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

  • 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 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

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.


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!


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Shaka Guide

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