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 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 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 Legendary North Shore Loop 
  • Byodo In Temple: $5/person (cash only) 
  • $15.00 per person: Lunch 
  • Dole Plantation: $25/ adults, $21/ children - Train, maze and garden pass. Other options available, see website. $6.00 per person: Dole Whip 

And, don’t forget about food! Here are some of the restaurant and snack stops you’ll make along the tour with some pricing estimates. 

  • Leonard’s Bakery: $5

  • Kahuku Shrimp Trucks: $15, CASH ONLY

  • Ted’s Bakery: $5 

  • Matsumoto Shave Ice: $5

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 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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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.

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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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