North Shore, Oahu

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  • Oahu: Incredible 2-Hour Shark Dive on the North Shore

    1. Oahu: Incredible 2-Hour Shark Dive on the North Shore

    Your heart begins racing as you get geared up to jump into the water with Sharks! This two-hour tour offers you the unique possibility of a shark dive, while ensuring your safety at all times. Don't miss out on your chance to discover the wonders of the sea on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii! Feel free to bring your own masks and snorkels or to get them on board. Your guide will give you a safety briefing at the start of the tour and will answer all your questions concerning this special adventure. Once we arrive at the dive spot, you'll be amazed by the color of the water in this area as it is a spectacular cobalt blue. You will be able to see far - up to 200ft (60 m) into the deep! Depending on the season, you will encounter such magnificent animals as the Hawaiian Green Sea turtles, playful dolphins and Humpback whales. If you prefer to stay on board, you still have the opportunity...

    Staff was great as they not only made sure you were safe but that you had the best experience possible.

  • Beauty and the Feast: a Circle Island Experience

    2. Beauty and the Feast: a Circle Island Experience

    •Light, local breakfast with a bottle of water: Leonard’s Malasadas served at Hanauma Bay Lookout –A 15-minute stop. •Halona Blowhole Lookout – 10-minute stop. One of Oahu’s natural wonders. •Nu’uanu Pali Lookout – 10-minute stop. Breathtaking ocean & mountains views •Tropical Macadamia Nut Farm •Lunch at a North Shore Shrimp truck. Choose from any of their signature entrees: butter garlic shrimp / spicy garlic lemon shrimp / & coconut shrimp. Non-shrimp and vegetarian options available. LUNCH INCLUDED •Kahuku Fruit Stand – Known for its fried local banana! Try their locally grown exotic fruits! •Visit historic Haleiwa Town: famous for surfing shopping and shave ice! Stroll the town and take in the North Shore ambiance and flavors- ask your guide his or her recommendations! •A stop at famous Matsumoto Shave ice- purchase optional •Dole Pineapple Plantation – A 30-minute stop, hom...

    I loved this tour ! Our guide was very knowledgeable and funny, experienced great food and a spectacular sites. Our group of seven all enjoyed!

  • Oahu: Majestic Full-Day Circle Island Tour

    3. Oahu: Majestic Full-Day Circle Island Tour

    Experience this majestic island tour. Join an adventure and discover all of Oahu’s majestic grandeur. Be captivated by the unique beauty and the dramatic history found at every turn. The morning sun slowly warms the sandy beaches of Waikiki as your guide takes you on a journey through the history of the island. History comes alive before your eyes as you weave up the Koʻolau Mountains to the Nuʻuanu Pali Lookout where King Kamehameha I battled to unite the Hawaiian Islands. Shortly after, gaze at the beautiful Byodo-In Temple, a replica of the Byodo-in Temple in Japan, built to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants in Hawaii. Cruise along seven miles of world-famous surfing beaches on Oahu’s north shore and sample the local flavors along the way. Waimea Valley and its waterfalls await you, discover this beautiful place steeped with history, spirituality ...

    Tour was good, a lot of visited places around the island. Tour guide with experience of island history. Lunch area not in compliance with Covid requirements.

  • Oahu: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Experiences

    4. Oahu: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Experiences

    The Oahu Go City All-Inclusive Pass provides free admission to the island's top activities, attractions, and tours, offering the ultimate in convenience, savings, and flexibility. Choose between a 1- to 7-day pass at a low, pre-paid price. Save up to 55% compared to full retail admission prices. The more you do, the more you save. Go on a historic tour to Pearl Harbor, enjoy a day at Sea Life Park, take in a cultural experience at the Polynesian Cultural Center, or go snorkeling in Waikiki. When you buy a 3-, 4-, 5-, or 7-day card pass, you’ll also receive free admission to one premium activity. Included activities, attractions, and tours with the Oahu Savings Pass (for all pass durations):

    Cultural & Historic Sights

    • Polynesian Cultural Center • Battleship Missouri Memorial at Pearl Harbor • Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum at Pearl Harbor • USS Arizo...

    Don’t use the go Oahu pass at Pearl Harbor things. They aren’t very expensive to do the extra tours and getting in the park is actually free. Use your pass on things that would cost a lot to do, like the Polynesian Cultural Center. We mistakenly paid full price for that not realizing it was included, and saved it for Pearl Harbor and that was barely any cost.

  • Hidden Gems of Oahu Tour with North Shore Turtle Snorkeling

    5. Hidden Gems of Oahu Tour with North Shore Turtle Snorkeling

    Take a full-day tour to visit all of Oahu’s major landmarks and hidden spots. This tour includes a special stop to snorkel with the giant Hawaiian green sea turtles.

    Your local guide will talk to you about the history and culture of Hawaii while taking you to some of its lesser-known gems. Experience Hawaii as the locals know and love. Stops also include lots of the major sights such as Chinaman's Hat and Oahu's famous North Shore. Visit sites such as Diamond Head, Halona BlowHole, Makapuu Pt. Macadamia Nut Farm, ChinaMan’s Hat, North Shore Shrimp Trucks, North Shore Fruit Stand, Sunset Beach, Turtle Snorkeling, and Dole Pineapple Plantation. This tour will have you saying "Mahalo" like a local, as you absorb the local saltwater and dine on local cuisine offered by the authentic local food trucks.

    Had an overall pretty good time. Wasn’t impressed with the snorkeling. I was really looking forward to that. That was one main reason I scheduled this. It rained the day before and the waters were super cloudy. Couldn’t see anything and didn’t get to see any sea turtles. So if you’re wanting to snorkel with turtles I wouldn’t recommend this trip.

  • Oahu: North Shore Zip Line Adventure with Farm Tour

    6. Oahu: North Shore Zip Line Adventure with Farm Tour

    Take an ATV to the top of the mountain to start 410 feet (125 meters) above sea level. Enjoy constant panoramic views overlooking the North Shore’s famous beaches, lush mountains, and picturesque farms.

    Pass by farms, go through the jungle, and up the mountainside, seeing all the different inland landscapes Hawaii has to offer. Experience 8 side-by-side zipline runs on some of Oahu's longest, highest, and extra-quiet zip lines that range from 500 to 2,400 feet (150-730 meters).

    Along the tour, encounter rappels, sky bridges, scenic boardwalks, and a couple of surprises for some fun activities that challenge you in a safe and controlled way.

    Explore Keana Farms, a working farm that produces over a million pounds of produce each year. See papaya, apple bananas, taro, eggplant, cherry tomatoes, and mor...

    One of our favorite activities that we did in Hawaii. The staffs were friendly and funny making the time fun. I felt comfortable and safe. We would do it again when we come back again. 100% worth the money.

  • Best of Oahu Island Tour

    7. Best of Oahu Island Tour

    Spend the day exploring Oahu’s most scenic sights, unique culture, and rich history. Travel from Diamond Head Crater along the southern coast to the famous surfing beaches of the North Shore. Get a complete overview of all the scenic points from your tour driver. Some of the featured sites include (an asterisk denotes a stop): • Diamond Head: Hawaii’s most recognized landmark • Kahala Estates: Hawaii’s Gold Coast • Hālona Blowhole lookout*: Where a volcanic lava tube propels water up to the sky • Waimānalo Town: Known for its local flavor and numerous plant nurseries • Nu‘uanu Pali lookout*: Offers panoramic views of the coastline to the sheer mountains veiled by the clouds • Byodo-In Temple*: Commemorates the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii • Chinaman’s Hat: The basalt islet in Kaneohe Bay that’s shaped curiously like a hat. According to Hawaiian mythology, the island is for...

  • Oahu: North Shore Snorkeling Tour from Haleiwa

    8. Oahu: North Shore Snorkeling Tour from Haleiwa

    Head out to Waimea Bay on Ocean Outfitters Hawaiian rollercoaster ride. This ocean adventure off the North Shore of Oahu lets you snorkel up close and personal with our marine friends. This tour operates from May 1st to Oct 31 and is closed during the high surf winter months. Dolphins, rays, turtles, and native Hawaiian reef fish are known to frequent the area. Some of the reef fish are found nowhere else in the world. Humpback whales make their annual journey to Hawaii between the months of November to April, so you can really see them strut their stuff in the pristine blue waters.

    We had an amazing experience in the North Shore waters with these guys. They knew exactly where to go to snorkel and knew a lot of local history and knowledge about the island, which was interesting to hear. Beautiful tour, only wish I had gotten to take more pictures of myself enjoying the snorkeling. Appreciate the great tour

  • Honolulu: Oahu Sights and Bites Island Tour

    9. Honolulu: Oahu Sights and Bites Island Tour

    Discover the delicious cuisine and natural beauty of Oahu on a guided tour from Honolulu. Soak up the views and experience local flavors on a foodie sightseeing tour.

    Start your tour with pickup at selected hotels. Enjoy a scenic drive to the Diamond Head Lookout. Admire panoramic views and taste a fresh malasada (Portuguese donut) from Leonard’s Bakery.

    Continue along the coast to Hanauma Bay Viewpoint, to see the pristine white sands and clear blue waters of this protected cove. Visit the famous Halona Point blowhole, and keep an eye out for humpback whales and green sea turtles.

    Drive into the Koolau Mountains and take in breathtaking views from the Pali Lookout, the site of a fierce battle in 1795. Head to the Tropical Macadamia Nut Farm, to sample coffee, chocolate, and macadamia nuts.

    This is a great tour to see the island and get nice treats. There are amazing views along the way. In addition, there are tasty bites: dole ice cream, Fumi’s shrimp, shaved ice, different flavors of mac nuts and coffee.

  • Waikiki: Oahu 120-Mile Full-Day Circle Island Tour

    10. Waikiki: Oahu 120-Mile Full-Day Circle Island Tour

    The popular Circle Island tour takes you on a scenic 120-mile trip around the beautiful island of Oahu. Enjoy a scenic drive along the slopes of Diamond Head and catch a view of some of Oahu’s most impressive homes in the Kahala area. The tour continues along the coastline to the famous Halona Blowhole, Sandy Beach, and Makapu’u Point. Get out that camera to capture the view of Windward Oahu from the scenic Nu’uanu Pali Lookout (subject to availability). Take a tram ride at Waimea Valley and swim in a waterfall-fed pool (weather permitting). Visit the Byodo-In Temple in the Valley of the Temples in Kaneohe, set against the majestic Ko’olau Mountains (admission included). Take a moment to meditate and take in the beautiful temple grounds, including traditional Japanese gardens and a koi pond. See the world famous North Shore beaches of Sunset, Banzai Pipeline, and Waimea Bay, home to ...

    We had a smaller sized tour bus (due to COVID) which is actually preferable as it allowed us to have more conversations as a smaller group and made the experience more enjoyable. Our guide Kimo was very engaging, inviting questions, making jokes, and knew a lot about Hawaii.

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4.6 / 5

based on 695 reviews

We had a smaller sized tour bus (due to COVID) which is actually preferable as it allowed us to have more conversations as a smaller group and made the experience more enjoyable. Our guide Kimo was very engaging, inviting questions, making jokes, and knew a lot about Hawaii.

Our trip was AMAZING. Our captain Paulina did an awesome job. At one point we saw a rare Whale Shark. Paulina kept to the deck, jumped in the tank and took an incredible video which she later shared with all of the passengers. I would HIGHLY recommend.

One of our favorite activities that we did in Hawaii. The staffs were friendly and funny making the time fun. I felt comfortable and safe. We would do it again when we come back again. 100% worth the money.

We flew doors off and it was really cool, a little terrifying when the helicopter turned and you're looking straight down but still awesome. Highly advise wearing a jacket for doors off.

Our guide was informative and humorous. We enjoyed the trip very much.