Oahu

LEGENDARY NORTH SHORE LOOP

Description

Start your day on Oahu's North Shore, exploring the seaside town of Haleiwa, the Dole Plantation, and world-renowned surf beaches like Banzai Pipeline. You'll learn all about surf history before making your way around the island's northern coast to check out food trucks in Kahuku, an amazing sea arch, and a Japanese-style temple.

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

•⁠ Visit an ancient Hawaiian Heiau
•⁠ Eat garlic shrimp in Kahuku and shave ice in Haleiwa
•⁠ Go on the Pineapple Express and try a Dole Whip at the Dole Plantation
•⁠ Cliff jump at Waimea Bay
•⁠ Watch surfers at Banzai Pipeline

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Recommended Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Waikiki, Ko Olina or Turtle Bay Resort
Direction: Clockwise loop, ending where you began

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Full Day Tour (8-10 Hours) 119 Narration Points

​Features

  • Beaches

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Snorkeling

  • Local Food

  • Storytelling

Tour Stops

  • Leonard's Bakery

  • Moanalua Gardens

  • Green World Coffee

  • Dole Plantation

  • Haleiwa Town

  • North Shore Soap Factory

  • Matsumoto Shave Ice

  • Laniakea Beach

  • Waimea Bay

  • Hawaiian Temple - Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau

  • Shark's Cove

  • Banzai Pipeline

  • Sunset Beach

  • Ted's Bakery

  • Kahuku Fruit Stand

  • Kawela Bay

  • Kahuku Shrimp & Food Trucks

  • Laie Temple

  • Laie Point

  • Polynesian Cultural Center

  • Kahana Bay

  • Kualoa Ranch

  • Chinaman’s Hat — Mokoliʻi

  • Byodo In - Japanese Temple

Tour FAQ’s

Where does the tour go?

This tour has two starting points, Waikiki and Ko Olina. The tour travels in a clockwise loop, visiting Oahu’s famous North Shore. Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour! 


  • Dole Plantation 

  • Haleiwa 

  • Waimea Bay 

  • Shark’s Cove 

  • Banzai Pipeline 

  • Sunset Beach 

  • Kualoa Ranch 

  • Kahuku Shrimp Trucks 

  • Byodo-In Japanese Temple


For help planning your day check out our Legendary North Shore Loop suggested itinerary and here's everything you need to know before you go

What should I pack and budget tour ?

  • 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. 

  • $9.99: Shaka Guide’s Legendary North Shore Loop 
  • $4.00/adult and $2.00/child per person: Byodo-In Temple (cash only) 
  • $15.00 per person: Lunch 
  • $25.00/adult and $21.00/child per person: Dole Plantation — Train, Maze and Garden pass 
  • $6.00 per person: Dole Whip 

  • $4.00 per person: Pie at Ted’s Bakery or shave ice at Matsumoto’s

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 clockwise. However, if you’re looking to take the tour in the opposite direction, check out our Grand Circle Island Tour. The itineraries are similar, but that tour traverses the island in a counterclockwise loop.

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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