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
•⁠ Relax at Lanikai Beach
•⁠ 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

  • Eternity Beach

  • Sandy's Beach

  • Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail

  • Makapu’u Scenic Lookout

  • Sherwood Forest - Waimanalo Bay

  • Dave's Ice Cream

  • Kailua Town

  • Kailua Beach

  • Lanikai 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. 


  • $7.99: 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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Great app great directions

Carol30152 | April 2021
This is the way to go if this is your first visit to any island!!!!

Ten Stars

BC19607 | April 2021
Having only one day with a car we chose the N. Shore Circle the Island Tour. From the moment we left our hotel in Waikiki this Self drive tour was a much better experience than we have ever had with any personal tour guide. We we’re guided every step of the way and it entertained us with stories and just the perfect music in between and pointed out every point of interest along with restaurant recommendations, restroom facilities and great stories and history throughout the drive. I highly recommend shocker self driving tours. It made our day perfect. As we were driving on H1 back to Waikiki there was a huge rainbow stretching all the way across the sky and the tour had somewhere over the rainbow playing. The perfect end to a perfect day end to a perfect day.

Luis Hernandez | April 2021
I purchased this app a while back, and paid the one time fee, but now shows that I never bought anything even though they charge me for it

Shaka Guide

Responded | April 2021
Aloha Luis, I am sorry for the trouble. Please email us and we are happy to check your purchase history and help resolve this. Did you switch devices? Are you using the same Google Play account and Log in method? Email us and we can help resolve this. aloha@shakaguide.com
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