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Tour stops and sites

Diamond Head Coast

diamondhead aerial view

(Stopping is not permitted due to traffic and local parking enforcement.)

Our first point of interest are the outside slopes of the world-famous icon of Hawaii, Diamond Head Crater. Here you can view the Amelia Earhart monument which overlooks the Pacific Ocean as the 100,000-year-old volcanic crater towers above you. *Stopping is not permitted due to traffic and local parking enforcement.

Drive-by Hanauma Bay State Park

Tour operators are temporarily restricted from operating inside of the Bay. When commercial activity is reinstated, we will resume snorkeling at Hanauma Bay.

Halona Blowhole


Experience the thrill of seeing the ocean’s waves rumble through centuries old lava tubes. Over time this intriguing geographical spot was created when the ocean undercut the lava and formed a hole for water to exit. Watch in anticipation as it shoots geyser-like bursts of water into the air.

Stop: 15 minutes

Tropical Macadamia Nut Farm

tropical nut farm sign

Stop: 15 Minutes

Traverse off of the beaten path to a roadside farm where you can sample locally grown Macadamia nuts. Here you’ll be able to touch, smell, and taste this delicious treat and island favorite.

Mokoli’i Island aka Chinaman’s Hat

mokolii island

Journey with us as we share Hawaiian folklore and the storied adventure of how the island came to be. This coned shaped island sits across of the Kualoa Ranch and is the backdrop to movies like Jurassic Park, Finding ‘Ohana, and 51st Dates.

Stop: 10 minutes

Lunch at North Shore Fumi’s Shrimp Truck (Optional)

tropical nut farm sign

Enjoy a delicious lunch at the famous Fumi’s Shrimp Truck up on the North Shore. Choose from their savory Butter & Garlic Shrimp or Spicy Shrimp plates. *Chicken Katsu & Salad also available for purchase.

Banzai Pipeline Beach

Photo Op at the world famous Banzai Pipeline. This was the filming location for the surfing movie “Blue Crush“, where we will spend time relaxing and taking pictures. This surf spot hosts the Billabong Pipe Masters and World Surf League “WSL” Championship Tours. During Hawaii’s winter season, waves can reach heights of up to 20 feet.

Duration: 15 minutes

Beach time at Waimea Bay

Waimea Bay is another gem on the North Shore of O’ahu. This popular location was used to film the television series Lost. With the massive winter swells, Waimea Bay is home to a surfing competition in memory of the late Eddie Aikau. By invitation only, some of the world’s top professional Surfers eagerly compete for the biggest prize in surfing and bragging rights. The size of the wave in order to compete needs to be a minimum height of 40 feet.

Duration: 45 – 60 min

Waimea Waterfall Hike & Botanical Garden

waimea waterfall

Enjoy an easy to moderately rated hike to the hidden gem of the North Shore, the Waimea Waterfall. With over 5000 species of tropical and subtropical plants, this walk will sure to have you surrounded by nature’s beauty. Reward yourself with a cool dip in the pools of the waterfall.

*Botanical Garden & Waterfall Hike not available on Mondays from Sept.-Dec.

*Replacement for Swimming at Waimea Bay Beach Park

*Admission not included

Stop: 75 minutes

Paddle boarding, Kayaking or Swimming at Haleiwa Beach Town

Take a leisurely cruise up the Anahulu River on one of our paddle boards or Kayaks that are available for rent. If you’re not planning to Paddle Board or Kayak, you can explore the beautiful & historic Haleiwa town on your own. Grab a refreshing shaved ice and browse surf shops and clothing stores.

Duration: 30 – 45 min

Dole Pineapple Plantation

After lunch & Paddle Boarding or Kayaking we head back towards Waikiki and stop at the world famous Dole Pineapple Plantation. Enjoy the fresh country air while walking among the many varieties of pineapple. The plantation hosts a plethora of plants, flowers, and gardens. Learn about the history of the pineapple and its significance in Hawai’i history.

*Dole Whip not included

*Maze & Train ride are not allowed on this stop

Duration: 30 min

Enjoy the Best Oahu Tours and Activities

When you are in Hawaii for the weekend or just a few days, you will be hard-pressed to visit all the major attractions by car or public transport. So, what’s the alternative? Book the best Oahu tours and activities with North Shore Beach Bus and you can easily check off every spot on your list of must-visits. Our bus tours are, without a doubt, one of the best ways to see Hawaii and experience all that it has to offer. They are especially great if you are traveling alone. You can be a part of a group of fellow travelers with similar interests and embark on an incredibly fun and educational journey across the island of Oahu. Moreover, since you don’t have to drive, you also don’t have to worry about the GPS or traffic signals. Our tour drivers take care of that for you, which leaves you free to enjoy the stunning scenery on the route.

Whether you want to go on a waterfall hike in North Shore, Oahu, or feel the adrenaline rush on a kayak in Haleiwa, we can make it happen.

Top-Rated North Shore Tours

We are committed to making sure that our clients have the safest and most hassle-free travel experience. We have a fleet of buses that will help you remain comfortable throughout. Our team of experienced professionals will tell you everything you need to know when visiting a site so that you can enrich your mind with the right knowledge while feasting your eyes on the marvel in front of you.

With North Shore Beach Bus, you can soak in all the fun and adventure and not bother about planning out your day or figuring out your itinerary. Here are some of the experiences we offer on our bus tours:

  • Paddleboarding in North Shore
  • Halona blowhole tour
  • Waimea Bay beach tour
  • Waimea valley tour
  • Waimea Waterfall hiking
  • North Shore kayak tour

Reach out to us if you have any questions about our tours, prices, and so on. You can also browse through our website to know more.