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Tour of North Shore and Hanauma Bay

Honolulu, United States

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


This tour allows you to see the sights of the North Shore of Oahu, including Hanauma Bay. During this full-day tour, ride in a mini-bus to the Dole Plantation, Turtle Town, Waimea Bay, and the Banzai Pipeline. Snorkel and swim in the famously aqua waters. Pickup and drop-off at Waikiki hotels included.
  • Full-day tour of Oahu's North Shore
  • Skip the hassle of renting a car—transportation included
  • Swimming and snorkeling in Hanauma Bay
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Waikiki Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off
Fully narrated tour of North Shore and island of Oahu
Full set of Snorkel Gear at Hanauma Bay State Park
Hanauma Bay State Park Fee ($7.50)
Paddle Board or Kayaking activity
Dole Ice Cream
Gratuities / Tips (optional)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from various Waikiki locations including not hotels such as: Ross Dress for Less Store on Seaside Avenue (333 Seaside Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815)

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Begin your tour of Oahu's North Shore with convenient pickup at your Waikiki hotel. Climb aboard a mini-bus or limo and take off for the rugged northern part of the island, long a favorite of surfers and travelers who want to escape the city pace of Waikiki. 

Drive straight to the famous Banzai Pipeline beach, where the surfing world's champion is decided each year. Hit up Turtle Town, the Dole Pineapple Plantation, and Waimea Bay as your guide provides engaging narrative. 

Make a pit stop for lunch at a local restaurant (included with upgrade) and go swimming or stand-up paddleboarding (included with upgrade). Continue to Hanauma Bay, where you can swim and snorkel at what is considered one of the island's best beaches. Be treated to sights of flourishing coral, bright tropical fish, and the occasional sea turtle.

Wrap up your tour and head back to your Waikiki hotel.
Stop At:  
Banzai Pipeline
Photo Op at the world famous Banzai Pipeline. This surf spot hosts the Billabong Pipe Masters (The third and final stop of the Vans Triple Crown event. This event doubles as the final event of the World Surf League "WSL" Championship Tour as well).
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Waimea Bay
Waimea Bay is another gem up on the North Shore of Hawaii. The surf break at Waimea Bay was significant in the development of Big wave surfing. Larger surf at the bay went unridden for years until November 7, 1957 when a handful of surfers finally paddled out and rode the giant waves that break off the northern point of the bay
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Waimea Valley
*Instead of the beach stops* One can choose to visit the Waimea Valley Falls. A well paved hike (approx. 1.5 mile round trip) through a beautiful botanical garden. Waimea Valley is an area of historic cultural significance on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Tsue's Farm
Our lunch stop AKA "Turtle Town" and Paddle Boarding or Kayaking activity happens here on this beautiful private property. Best coconut shrimp on the island! Premium package prepays for lunch and activity. Standard package will purchase their lunch here and upgrade to the activity as needed. If you're not planning to Paddle Board or Kayak, enjoy the beautiful property by lounging by the river, enjoying the tortoises, or lawn games.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dole Plantation
This stop is designed for us to briefly stop for souvenirs and an authentic Dole Whip ( Dole pineapple soft serve ice cream)! You can't get this treat unless you also visit Disney Land or Disney World (don't be fooled by the imitation products throughout Waikiki). *No Train ride or Maze activities, Dole Whip not included*
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Hanauma Bay is one of the most popular tourist destinations. Hanauma is a marine embayment formed within a tuff ring and located along the southeast coast of the Island of Oʻahu. You get to snorkel with loads of fish.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years.
  • Hotel information, participant names and contact number need to be provided at the time of your booking.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Don't miss the dole whip at the plantation either as it is to die for." See review
  • "Even though we took a taxi to and from Waikiki, it was well worth it." See review


1,156 Reviews
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Great experience.
, Mar 2020
I liked this tour, it allowed me to see the island. Snorkeling was the highlights. The beautiful fish is very close to the shore. It makes it possible even for people who don't want to swim far to enjoy it... Cameron our guide was great, providing info, taking care of us and helping with pictures
North shore and Hanauma Bay
, Mar 2020
This day trip was amazing! The views were absolutely breath taking. Our guides Paul and Bo were awesome! Both were very helpful, knowledgeable, and extremely friendly! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone!
Perfect Day on Oahu.
, Mar 2020
Was one of the best tours I have ever been on! Our guide Cam was friendly, funny, and fantastic. It felt like he was part of our family by the end of the day. Lunch at the shrimp truck and paddle boarding were the highlights of the day. The scenery was breathtaking. We would never have been able to cover the area and do the things that we did on our own. I cannot recommend this tour enough!
One of the best tours
, Feb 2020
Had the best time!! Bo took us around, told us lots of stories and history during the commute. Saw Pipeline, Waimea Bay, toured Haleiwa, Dole Plantation, took the scenic trip to Hanauma Bay seeing the Stairway to Heaven and Hanola Blowhole Lookout. Recommend this activity BIG TIME!
Hanauma Bay
, Feb 2020
Amazing trip - our guide had more energy than i've ever seen. Definitely helped keep everyone excited and engaged on a somewhat overcast day. Beautiful sights!
Good food, company, and tour!
, Jan 2020
We decided not to rent a car for our vacation, and went with a tour instead. We are so happy we did. With this tour, you will have the opportunity to see parts of the island that you would not normally see as a tourist. They will pick up from certain locations, but Aulani was not one of them. Even though we took a taxi to and from Waikiki, it was well worth it. Riding along with Kurt was a true pleasure. It is not easy to entertain a diverse group of individuals ( including a child ) but he did. If you are considering this tour, book it. It’s worth the money. Also, the shrimp lunch is to die for. Best shrimp I have ever had.
Awesome Tour
, Jan 2020
Fantastic tour. Awesome places, and the tour guides Cameron and Sunny were excellent. Great way to see the whole island!
, Jan 2020
Cameron the tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable with a good sense of humour. I became unwell half way through the tour. Sunny the driver organized Paul to pick my husband and I up and dropped us off at our hotel. Our son stayed on and continue with the tour and they took excellent care of him. Many thanks to Sunny, Cameron and Paul. Top service and highly recommenced.
Great Day out
, Jan 2020
We had an awesome day checking out the North Shore and Hanauma Bay. It was great to get out of Waikiki and see the rest of this beautiful Island. Cameron our guide made the day enjoyable. He was very friendly and informative. Would recommend this tour to anyone.
Great Tour
, Dec 2019
The tour was well planned. The tour guy Cameron was GREAT, friendly, professional, and informative. My 6 year old girl Annie loved him. We could tell Cameron enjoyed the tour as well, not feel like working at all. The lunch coconut/garlic/spicy shrimp with rice were SUPER delicious, way beyond a light lunch. We had a great time. Will definitely recommend this tour and will bring other family members back to join this tour again.

Product code: 33545P1

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