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 budget for the Classic Tour?

  • 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 Classic Road to Hana Tour
    • $30.00 per car: Haleakala National Park (Oheo Pools)
    • $15.00 for adults: Garden of Eden (per person)
    • $10.00 per car: Waianapanapa State Park
    • $5.00 per person: Waianapanapa State Park
    • $11.95 per person: Hana Lava Tube
    • $10.00 per person: Kahana Gardens
    • $15.00 per person: Lunch
    • $10.00: Local snack, like banana bread or shave ice

Can I join the tour along the route?

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from.  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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Awesome app

Mike D from NYC | January 2022
The app is super helpful, I bought this one and the kuaui app - going at your own pace, hits all the spots and then some that aren't popular but super cool, love that you can skip something if you don't want to do it and can pick up where you left off etc. Saves, time and money and still feels like you're seeing it all!

Gary Burt | January 2022
Easy and informative tour guide for the phone and car.

Shaka Guide

Responded | January 2022

Loved Maui but Oahu Tour Disappointes

Anchortown 367 | January 2022
I greatly enjoyed the combination of history, music and detailed location information in the Maui Tour. The narrator was so good and made the trip a richer experience. However, I just did the Oahu Tour and felt it lacking in comparison. Too commercial without the local color.
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