Oahu

EAST OAHU SHORELINE DRIVE

Description

Oahu’s eastern shoreline is one of the most scenic roadways in Hawaii. Traverse this unique corner of the island to discover hidden beaches, famous hikes, and volcanic landscapes thousands of years in the making.

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

•⁠ Hike Diamond Head Crater
•⁠ Snorkel at Hanauma Bay
•⁠ Hike Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail
•⁠ Visit Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden
•⁠ Grab lunch in Kailua Town

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Recommended Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Waikiki
Direction: Counterclockwise loop, ending where you began

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Full-Day Tour (6-8 Hours) 116 Narration Points

​Features

  • Beaches

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Snorkeling

  • Local Food

  • Storytelling

Tour Stops

  • Kapiolani Park

  • Diamond Head Lookout

  • Diamond Head

  • Koko Head Lookout

  • Hanauma Bay

  • Halona Blowhole

  • Sandy's Beach

  • Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail

  • Makapu’u Scenic Lookout

  • Sherwood Forest - Waimanalo Bay

  • Dave's Ice Cream

  • Kailua Town

  • Kailua Beach

  • Ulupo Heiau

  • Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden

  • Nu‘uanu Pali Lookout

  • Judd Trail

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EAST OAHU SHORELINE DRIVE

Tour FAQ’s

Where does the tour go?

This tour starts and ends in Waikiki and travels around the eastern coast of Oahu exploring beaches, hikes and scenic spots along the way.


Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour! 


  • Diamond Head  
  • Hanauma Bay 
  • Halona Beach Cove and Halona Blowhole
  • Makapu’u Point Lighthouse and Hike 
  • Kailua Town 
  • Lanikai Beach 
  • Pali Lookout 
  • Judd Trail and waterfall 
  • Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden 

For help planning your day check out our East Oahu Shoreline Drive suggested itinerary.

What should I pack and budget?

  • 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 really depends on the activities you choose to do along the tour route, but here’s a breakdown of some costs. 


  • $14.99: Shaka Guide’s East Oahu Shoreline Drive 
  • $5.00 per car: Parking at Diamond Head (cash only) 
  • $15.00 per person: Lunch 
  • $4.00 per person: Ice Cream 
  • $1.00 per car: Parking at Hanauma Bay (cash only)
  • $7.50 per person: Entry to Hanauma Bay (children 12 and under get in FREE)
  • $3.00 per car: Parking at Pali Lookout 
  • $20.00 per person: Snorkel Gear at Hanauma Bay 

Can I join the tour along the route?

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. 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. 

Can I take the tour in the opposite direction?

No, this tour can only be done counterclockwise, beginning and ending in Waikiki. 

Other Questions? Contact Us!

Still have questions? Send us an email at aloha@shakaguide.com or give us a call on 1-888-250-2261.

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Another Amazing Trip

Fleflore9 | September 2021
Shaka Guide saved the trip! Had an amazing time using the the guide to take my family around the island. Was able to learn a lot and a capture many historical jewels! Thanks!

The best thing since sliced bread

Firechick257 | September 2021
This app is amazing!! We split the grand tour into two days. If you wonder what your going to do in Oahu, wonder no more. Shaka has you covered. Do the app first and then go back and hit the places that most appealed to you. Since tours are expensive and time limited you don’t want to waste time doing stuff that may disappoint, using Shaka will be a great into to the island

Highly recommend

AnnoyedUser72067 | September 2021
This is such a great app. He is so on point with turn by turn directions. The extra stops that we would not have stopped at were great. However the best stop was Lanikai but there is no kayaking there on Sunday to the Moakes. No biggie though. We hit all the best spots and know where we want to go on another day. Highly recommend this to all.
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