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

Highlights

  • Amazing Views

  • East Oahu Foodie

  • East Oahu Hikes

  • East Oahu for Kiddos

  • Shopping, Arts and Botique

  • East Oahu Ocean Fun

  • Car Rentals

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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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4gettfull | January 2021
Arrived on Oahu in January 2021 during COVID restrictions. I always take in-person walking tours wherever I travel in the world. I’ve taken guided kayak tours of the canals of Venice. Walked with an historian on the battlefields of Gettysburg. But there were no in-person tours available in Oahu because of the pandemic. I reluctantly purchased the Shaka app. I find most of these canned tours lightweight, hard to follow, corny and a waste of time. Man was I wrong—at least about Shaka Guides. What a great resource. What a great time. We took great walking tours in Waikiki and the historic district. And amazing driving tours of the North Shore and a rainforest. The turn-by-turn GPS directions were spot on. Especially loved the Hawaiian music played between the sights. Buy this app —you’ll be very appy. *happy.

Great info and driving directions

dakotaoutfitter | January 2021
Highly recommend. We bought the bundle and used them all

Great audio guide for independent travelers

Yoryenys | January 2021
We have now used Big Island and Oahu tours. Great directions to visit all the popular spots. Truly enjoyed the history of each site. Learnt lots from these tours.
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