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Oahu's North Shore & Circle Island Tour Adventure by Minibus

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Enjoy an exciting journey to the famous North Shore of Oahu, from Kahana Bay, Kahuku, Waimea Bay, to the world famous Sunset Beach, and so much in between!


Your journey to the North Shore and back begins from Waikiki, over the Ko'olau Mountains to the beautiful Byodo-In Temple Memorial. Traveling north, your expert guide will point out native plants and seabird species at Laie Point before making your way to a shrimp farm. Soon you will arrive at the world-famous North Shore's Sunset Beach and Banzai Pipeline, both popular for incredibly big waves during the winter months. Further stops include Turtle Beach to see sunbathing Green Sea Turtles and the Historic Haleiwa Beach Town and Dole Pineapple Plantation!


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Oahu's North Shore & Circle Island Tour Adventure by Minibus

Duration: 7 - 8 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Guide / Lunch / Admission fee

Overall a great tour and our tour guide went out of his way to make it outstanding!


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  • 11:00

    Pick-up from Select Waikiki Hotels

  • 12:30

    Tour the Byodo Inn Temple (20 mins)

  • 14:00

    See China Man's Hat (3 mins)

  • 14:10

    Visit Laie Point (20 mins)

  • 14:40

    Lunch at Fumi's Shrimp Shack (45 min -1 hr)

  • 15:15

    Bird Watching in Kahuku (10 mins)

  • 15:40

    Stop at Sunset Beach (20 mins)

  • 16:15

    Stop at Laniakea Beach (Turtle Beach) (20 mins)

  • 17:00

    Visit the Dole Plantation (25 mins)

  • 18:30

    Drop-off at Waikiki Hotels

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  • There will be no rescheduling allowed within 24 hours of your activity. If you miss your activity for any reason and would like to reschedule, you will be assessed a 100% charge of the full activity cost.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Children 4 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Bottled water

  • Closed toe shoes

Additional Note(s)
  • Please note that pick-up times are approximate and could be up to 25-minutes later than your listed pick-up time.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

  • Large luggage (skis, surfboards, non-collapsible wheelchairs, golf bags, etc.) are allowed for an additional fee

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this activity suitable for children?

Yes, this tour is both suitable and appropriate for children. The traveling time is not too long and the sightseeing is interesting for children of all ages.

Can I bring my own snacks and drinks?

You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks along however you are requested to not eat on the buses, you are welcome to eat at the stops. Please dispose of trash properly at each location.

Should I bring bug spray on this tour?

There is no need to bring bug spray on this tour. You will not be walking through the rainforests or other mosquito/bug areas on this tour.

Is giving a tip (gratuity) required?

Gratuity is never required, but if you enjoyed your experience a tip is always greatly appreciated!

How far in advance should I book this activity?

We recommend booking at least a few days in advance. If you have very specific schedule requirements and are not flexible, please book sooner. Last minute availability is often possible, but limited.

What is available for lunch?

A lunch stop will be made at Fumi's Shrimp Shack, where you will enjoy a delicious plate lunch of shrimp (included).

If you have dietary restrictions, you may instead choose to eat a Hamburger with Fries, Chicken Katsu, or Vegetarian Chow Mein.

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Overall a great tour and our tour guide went out of his way to make it outstanding!


I enjoyed this tour because I felt like a got a real feel of Hawaii. My tour guide was so great and made it seem like I wasn'...t even a tourist. He went out of his way to give us the most enjoyable experience. My favorite part of the day was being up close to the sea turtles. I learnt and seen so much on this tour that it was an experience of a lifetime to me. I would recommend it for sure and hope to come back and do it again some day! more

Mr. Anonymous

This tour was an excellent way to see the island and well worth the money. The tour guide was very informative and friendly. All... of the places that we went to were stunning with lots of photo opportunity. The tour guide gave great information on the culture and nature on Oahu. I highly recommend this tour to all first timers of Oahu. more

Kristin from Maine

Excellent value for your money. A fun way to see many island highlights. Beautiful views and fun places to visit. Our guide was... fun, friendly, knowledgeable and outgoing. I would highly recommend this tour for all first timers! more

Mr. Anonymous

This activity is a must. The views of the rainforests and beaches are absolutly gorgeous. our guide for the day was extremly nice ...and was very familiar with her knowledge she keep us up to date with everything from rare birds to how the island was made. Dole plantation has to have the best pineapples in the world i hate pineapple but these were the sweetest and juicest pineapples i have ever tasted and the pineapple icecream my nine year old even loved it. Also the temple is a must see the serenitity and views are beautiful. Over all a great day for anyone highly reccomend it more


We booked this tour to get a look at more of Oahu than just Waikiki. The tour bus was comfortable enough, with huge windows to... better enjoy the sights. The driver, Cats, was very nice, and full of stories and information about Hawaii. He kept things interesting and fun, while still telling us about some of the harsh realities facing Hawaiians and their ecology. The tour stops were beautiful and interesting, with the exception of the Dole Pineapple Plantation, which was sorta "meh." Overall, though, we were very happy with the tour, and recommend it to anyone who wants to get a good look at the beauty of Oahu! more

The Chad

This was a wonderful tour! I lived in Hawaii for three years and had never been on this one. Loved it and would go again.

Michelle W.

Tour guide was puncture man and he was professional in passion. He talked whale way about the history and culture of Hawaii. A...t the beach, we couldn't find turtles, but he find them in the sea and told us. Finally, we can see 5 turtles!! The tour was a halfday, but we could spend very happy time. more


It was a great tour and our guide was great. Our kids were very excited to see the turtles!


Justin was great and very informative. We enjoyed the tour very much.


I joined to this tour with my mom. She was very kind and explained a lot for every single place we visited. Even if i am a, it was easy to understand for Hawaiian culture and history. She was considerate to others and personally i like Pineapple plantation and sunset beach!! Thank you! more

Sejung, Hwang

Started the tour with warm greeting from Karen .She was excellent in explaining the hawaiin culture and the beautiful land we set... out to see. Tried her best to get us the real experience of what we were seeking in the tour. Her dedication to help the tourists is outstanding. Would really love to come back and experince more of hawaii with help of various tour your organisation offers. Mahalo Mamatha Sreekantaswamy (Mamta) more


Excellent day saw whales and turtles and rare birdlife . waterfall stop for a swim would of been great . forget the pineapple plan...tation overpriced and over rated more

graham & Jo

We enjoyed the tour and Bethany was awesome! She knew so much about the Island, and the time just flew by.


Bethany was one of the best tour guides we have ever had! She was extremely knowledgeable.

Jim&Barb von Runnen

Ken was our driver and he was WONDERFUL! Made the trip!

Mindie Tanner

By the luck of the draw, there were only 4 of us on the tour. Paul, our tour guide, was very informative and made every effort to ...make sure we saw and learned about everything. It did rain some, but Paul made sure we didn't miss a single spot. He got us respectfully close enough to a sea turtle to watch it munching on seaweed. The waves were just beginning to increase in size, but there were much bigger than we are used to and it was exciting to see the surfers taking them on. The sights accompanied by the informative narration made this a great trip. more

Russell Crosby

The tour guide was amazing,everyone on the tour had a blast


I had a wonderful experience on this tour and it certainly gives you an idea of things you may want to experience on your own in t...he event that you do have time. Ken was both very personable and knowledgeable. more


The trip was great, saw some really nice views of the island. Kelly was really friendly and knowledgeable about the tour. Turtles ...were hiding though. more


We had an outstanding time and it didn't take all day like the other tours! Bethany was an outstanding tour guide and was ve...ry informative. We were able to ride a mini bus comfortably and air conditioned then get off at the designated spots to see the great sites. We recommend this tour to everyone visiting Oahu! more

CA/GA Willis

We had a great time on this tou4.Paul was entertaining and informative.We saw so many thing and Paul went out of his way to make i...t an enjoyable day.Not only did we see a rare monk seal but 3 green sea turtles!So no I can check those off my bucket list.We also saw some amazing surf beaches. Highly recommended more


Totally recommend this tour especially for first time traveller to Hawaii.


What a great trip. Ken was a brilliant tour guide, very knowledgeable and good sense of humour. I would recommend this tour to who doesn't want to hire a car but wants to see a lot of the island. Made our day when we saw turtles on the beach. Thanks for a great tour Ken more

Kath Melling

We had a tour guide Paul who was super cool and very knowledgable about everything to do with the island. We saw some turtles on t...he turtle beach which was incredible. Every stop was worthwhile. We had the best day thank you! more

Jordan Ross

Ken was our guide - super time would recommend to any one


Such a great tour and our guide Levant was a font of knowledge of everything Hawaiian and more...He talked throughout the tour of ...6 hours and its amazing what we learnt. more


Greg was our perfect guide , perfect vegetarian lunch for us

Mohinesh Dayal

Had a great day with marissa. I think we could have stopped to take some pictures of attractions instead of whizzing by such as Ka...hala ranch. Marissa did a great job with her stories more


Ken was a fun guide and driver! We saw lots of beautiful and interesting places in 7 hrs! Thank you!!

Nancy & Jack

We were so happy that we took this tour. Our tour guide was Marissa and she was outstanding. She knew the answers to any of our q...uestions regarding the islands. If I were to take this tour again I would definitely make sure she was the guide. The tour itself was wonderful and we enjoyed every stop we made , We were lucky enough to see some surfing competition and the sea turtles. We had a great time. We highly recommend this. more


The tour was great! I really enjoyed seeing that side of the island and the different beaches. We got a treat when a seal had ashore and decided to take her nap. This was my first visit to Oahu and would recommend that everyone take this tour. more


- Nice guide - interesting facts about Hawaii - fun time


My girlfriend and I had a great time on this activity. The Guide was alot of fun and informative and really let us enjoy ourselve...s. We even got to see sea turtles on the beach which was my girlfriends highlight of the day....I would definitely tell people to take this trip!! more

David Chaffins

We were really frustrated when our tour was over an hour late getting started after sitting at the pickup place that long. But onc...e we got settled in, it was worth the wait! We didn't rent a car during our trip so would have missed such amazing things had we not booked this at the last minute. What great views and scenery to take in. more


A good way to see the North Shore. You start at Kaneohe and visit the Byodo-In Temple. Then off to Kahuku and see a little island the coast they call Chinaman's Hat. They you ride past Kualoa Ranch and into the town of Laie. There, you are taken to Laie Point and see breathtaking views and maybe you get to see whales. From there, you drive past Polynesian Cultural Center and into the North Shore where get to see big waves and surfers. Including a stop to Turtle Beach, where you get to see Turtles basking in the sun. From there, you ride down the middle of the island and stop at Dole Plantation. And then back to your hotel. more

Ron Gurtiza

My wife and I attended this tour January 2011 and it was very nice. The staff was so informative, pointing out details we would easily missed. It was great to get out of the city and see the rest of Oahu, though most of the people on the tour were older and we felt a little out of place. Still the tour was great and showed us so much of Oahu we never would have seen otherwise! more

Don C

We took the North Shore Eco-Tour in December 2010 and really enjoyed it. Our guide was so informative and friendly we really felt ...we were getting a great overview of the island. We would have wished for more time off the bus in the beautiful locations but we got to see a lot and had a great time. Thank you! more

Jennifer Nosbush

100 plus more miles for tour guide to drive with speed limit from 25 to 55 miles per hour. I will say, "yes, this is long hou...r drive trip". If you are looking for super adventure and super fun activity. This will not be your first choose. If you are not super physical active person, if you will enjoy the time of riding time rather then driving by yourself and stuck in traffic, and plus, if you will enjoy to look out window with beautiful views, this will be a good one for you to choose. Alone with road trip, it will stop at several interesting points for people to walk around and to explore. more

Mr. Anonymous

This tour packs in a lot of interesting spots. It would have been nice to have more time of some of them but I don't know I would suggest dropping out. Our bus driver was very good and quite informative. more

Mr. Anonymous

Our driver/guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining, provided a lot of information about -everything! The drive up north and ...back was great. The main problem with the tour was that we had very little time (15-20 minutes) for each site. Perhaps it could be made a full day with longer stops. more


The tour was enjoyable. We learned a lot about the island. The Sea Turtles were awesome!


Great history of Oahu and areas visited. We learned a lot. Tour appropriate for all ages but children 8 and older would most appr...eciate it. My daughter enjoyed Turtle Beach the most put of all our stops. Only improvement would be to allow more time at Dole and perhaps a stop in Haliewa for lunch/dinner. Jeanette was a wonderful guide. Thank you. Well worth the money spent more

Jill M

The tour packs lot of good spots,and the Driver was very helpfull and full of stories.This was a wunderfull tour.Will come back ag...ain to Oahu.thank-you. more

Mr. Anonymous

if you have a full day to set aside for this lengthy tour I would recommend it! A lot of different sites with picturesque views. A... little bit long of a tour because of how far the locations are from Waikiki and not that much time is spent at the stops but a great way to see beautiful Oahu in a different light more


SAM was wonderful!! I am a home base travel agent. There were 7 of us on vacation. We enjoyed the tour, but felt it was to lon...g on the bus. The places were beautiful that we saw, just to much riding on the bus for all those hours. Yes you get off and on, but still just to long on a bus. Thank you more

Anna Maria

Tour was good. Driver was very knowledgeable and friendly. Van was not the one that was expected. It was just a cargo van that ...smelled old and dirty with bench seats. Right in front of us was the very nice tour van with big windows for viewing from the same tour group. Make sure you find out which vehicle you are getting. You will be very disappointed if you get the cargo van and see the other van doing the same tour in much more comfort. more


Two things tourist like to do are shop and eat. The tour was six hours and no stop for food, or snacks? You could have included excluive place where to stop to eat and shop other than the Dole plantation. By the time we got there it was closed. It would be nice to stop at a local restaurant to experience Oahu's local cuisine. Stop longer at the different sites. You could charge a little bit more and make it a whole day adventure rather than half day. more

Lucy Davis

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