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

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. 

Other Questions? Contact Us!

Still have questions? Send us an email to aloha@shakaguide.com or give us a call at 1-888-250-2261.

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, the complete list of tour stops here, and tour highlights in the app! 

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 take the tour in the opposite direction?

No, this tour can only be done counterclockwise, beginning and ending in Waikiki. 

Customer Reviews

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Fun and informative tour of Waimea Canyon

ShaakaFrog | June 2020
Driving directions very clear, stories very entertaining and informative. Tour very flexible, you can choose what you want to see and skip the rest. Highly recommend this tour as well as the tour of the North Shore

3 great tours on Kuaui

Dools from Reno | June 2020
After enjoying the Shaka tour on the Hana road last year, I enthusiastically downloaded the Kauai 4 tour package while staying with family in Honolulu. Although they have lived in Hawaii for many years, they had not been aware of your tours. The Waimea tour was our first and the directions to the many sites along the way and of course the humor made them enthusiasts as well. Second day we did the North shore and loved it as well. Today we did the Wailua valley (after relatives left) and really liked it as well. The history of Hawaii comes alive and seeing the sites at the same time as our guide is reporting is fantastic. 5 star Ono from a mainland Houle and the local family as well.

Easy to Use

Lei~ | June 2020
We used this app to see the island of Kauai at our own and pace. My favorite tour was Waimea Canyon. The guide works by downloading the tour and map in advance so even if you are stuck without cell signal (which you probably will be), it will still function. There are a lot of cool legends and stories that the guide shares. He takes you to some nice scenic places that maybe most other people don’t know about. There are options to do some hiking so be prepared and have the right clothing, walking stick, bug spray, water if you want to do hiking. Some hikes are short, some are several miles and longer. It also gets very muddy if it has been raining so be prepared for that also. It can be very dangerous in Kauai to hike certain areas when muddy so use your own judgement. Would definitely recommend this app and will use the other Shaka Guides when I go back to other islands on Hawaii. I would love to see similar guides for other parts of the USA!!
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