This one has all the stops.
Check out Laniakea beach, also known as Turtle Beach. Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles crawl up on the shores of this beach to lounge out and take a breather from their aquatic lives.
Next stop is Waimea Bay and Waimea Valley. Waimea Bay is home to the Eddie Aikau , the big wave surfing competition, held only during years when the surf is large enough. Waimea Valley is home to a large exotic botanical garden, which you can enjoy on your way to Waimea Falls, the largest fresh water pool on the island, and the site of your waterfall swim. (The waterfall is rain-fed, and in times of drought will not flow, and in times of heavy rain will be closed for everybody's safety to avoid getting caught in flash floods).
Sunset Beach is the next destination. Sunset Beach is beautiful year-round, but during winter months, when the North Shore is getting its winter surfing swell, you'll see world class surfing going on there. Just be careful not to get too close to the water!
A delicious lunch is included at Fumi's Famous North Shore Shrimp stand. Chicken, hamburger, and veggie options are also available.
The next stop is the Byodo-In temple, a buddhist temple recreated right here in Hawaii. Admission is included, so go on and check out the picturesque temple and setting and ring the peace bell and cleanse your kharma.
The Nuuanu Pali Lookout is the next stop, site of the last major battle before the islands were united by King Kamehameha the Great. The lookout is now a place where you get a great vista of the windward side of the island. Hold on to your hats, it's very windy!
Now round the southern tip of the island to check out the Halona Blow Hole, Oahu's Old Faithful! Water enters the underwater cave and shoots up through the hole on the top. On a clear day you can also see the next three islands to the south.
Next see Hanauma Bay from above. Hanauma Bay is the most visited place in the whole state, so you'll probably end up there at some point or another.
Then one more stop at the Diamond Head lookout, where you can see many surfers if the waves are coming in.
Then back to your hotel.
Please note that the tour route may change due to certain circumstances. For instance, large winter swells make turtle beach unviewable, in fact the beach often disappears during winter months, so that stop is skipped. The tour stops sometimes happen in reverse order.
- Friendly, knowledgeable, expert tour guide
- Air-conditioned mini-bus
- Swim in Waimea Falls
- Byodo-In Buddhist Temple
- Nuuanu Pali Lookout
- Halona Blowhole and Hanauma Bay
About 10 hours
About 6:00 PM
Includes lunch from Fumi's Famous North Shore Shrimp Stand (chicken, hamburger, and veggie options are also available) as well as stops where you can buy food.
The best thing about the tour is the knowledgeable and friendly guide who seems to know everything. You could, of course, drive around the island and do the activities yourself (except for Secret Island, you can't just sneak in there).
This tour's route and stops may be altered due to uncontrollable circumstances - for instance, sometimes large winter waves make for dangerous conditions, in which case a couple stops may be altered. Tour stops sometimes happen in reverse order.
Don't forget to tip your hard-working tour guide!
Delicious Menu Options
You can make your selections when you are on board the vehicle during your tour. 1 entree, 1 drink, 1 shaved ice or popsicle per guest.
||Original Cocktail Shrimp, Butter Garlic Shrimp, Lemon Pepper Shrimp, Hot & Spicy Shrimp, Fried Coconut Shrimp, Tempura Shrimp, Deep Fried Cod, Spicy Garlic Shrimp, Salt & Pepper Shrimp, Chicken Katsu, Cheese Burger, or Vegetarian Chow Mein
||Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sprite, Guava Juice, Green Tea, Passion-Fruit Orange, or Water
||Shave Ice Flavors: Vanilla, Pineapple, Strawberry (Choose up to 3 flavors)
Popsicle Flavors: Coconut, Mango, Red Bean, Ube (Sweet Potato)
||Available for an additional cost