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

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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  • Beaches

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Snorkeling

  • Local Food

  • Storytelling

Tour Stops

  • 23 Leondards sign

    Leonard's Bakery

  • Moanalua gardens

    Moanalua Gardens

  • Green World Coffee

    Green World Coffee

  • dole official

    Dole Plantation

  • Haleiwa Town

    Haleiwa Town

  • North Shore Soap Factory

    North Shore Soap Factory

  • 32 matsu shave ice

    Matsumoto Shave Ice

  • Laniakea Beach

    Laniakea Beach

  • 7 Waimea Bay 1

    Waimea Bay

  • Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau

    Hawaiian Temple - Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau

  • 6 shark's cove

    Shark's Cove

  • Banzai Pipeline

    Banzai Pipeline

  • Sunset Beach

    Sunset Beach

  • 31 Ted bakery sign

    Ted's Bakery

  • Kahuku Fruit Stands

    Kahuku Fruit Stand

  • Kawela Bay

    Kawela Bay

  • 27 fumi shrimp truck

    Kahuku Shrimp & Food Trucks

  • Laie Temple

    Laie Temple

  • 41 laie point

    Laie Point

  • 48 pcc

    Polynesian Cultural Center

  • Kahana Bay

    Kahana Bay

  • Kualoa Ranch

    Kualoa Ranch

  • 1 chinaman's hat

    Chinaman’s Hat — Mokoliʻi

  • 46 temple front

    Byodo In - Japanese Temple



Tour FAQ’s

Where does the Legendary North Shore Loop 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 are the hours of operation for stops on the Legendary North Shore Loop tour?

  • Leonard's Bakery  5:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m, open daily 

  • Moanalua Gardens - CLOSED

  • Green World Coffee  7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily

  • Dole Plantation  9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., open daily 

  • North Shore Soap Factory -  Weekdays 10AM–4PM
                                                  Saturday 8:30AM–4PM Sunday Closed

  • Matsumoto Shave Ice  10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., open daily 

  • Waimea Bay    - 10:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m.

  • Hawaiian Temple - Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau    7AM–5:30PM  Daily

  • Ted's Bakery  8:00am-6:30pm, open daily  

  • Kahuku Shrimp & Food Trucks  10AM–6PM daily

  • Laie Temple  9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily

  • Laie Point   7AM–6:45 PM  daily

  • Polynesian Cultural Center  12:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., open Monday - Saturday, closed Sundays. Restaurant and Marketplace open at 11:00 a.m. 

  • Kahana Bay 7AM–8PM  Daily

  • Kualoa Ranch  8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., open daily  

  • Byodo In - Japanese Temple 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., open daily

What should I pack for the Legendary North Shore Loop 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)

What should I budget for the Legendary North Shore Loop Tour?

How much you spend truly depends on what you do along the tour route, but here’s a breakdown of some costs:

  • $5.00 per person: Byodo-In Temple (cash only)
  • $5.00/adult and $3.00/child per person: Moanalua Gardens entry
  • $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 Legendary North Shore 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 Legendary North Shore 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 or give us a call on 1-888-250-2261.

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Absolutely loved it!

Boilerdevil | May 2022
Truly, having Shaka guide made our entire trip! We used it to explore and know what options there were for things to do. We had friends vacationing just a week before us and they didn’t use the app but more traditional means of digging around to figure out what was worth seeing or doing… they ended up doing almost all the same stuff but without any of the interesting and fun commentary or additional gems for where to stop for the best views and such. We are excited for our next trip to use Shaka guide for our tour again!

Everyone in family enjoyed it.

dallyhb2 | May 2022
I thought it would be corny, but not at all. Very interesting hearing the background and history, as well as telling us where to find the best parking. My 2 young adults, who were not excited about going, really liked it and asked to do the rainforest self driving tour also. However, we missed part of that tour due to a closed road which caused us to go back the same way we came before reaching Punchbowl. We used google to get to Chinatown, but missed hearing those stories and where to go in Chinatown. But even with that, We loved the lookout and the North Shore day trip was one of our family’s favorite things that we did.

Randy Siders | May 2022
A great way to see the Island. It's like having your own knowledgeable guide riding shotgun.

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