WINDWARD TO THE NORTH SHORE
A spectacular journey from Oahu's Windward Coast to the North Shore
Available between 8AM to 5:30PM
Available Mar-Oct. Nov-Feb departures dependent on the winter surfing season and traffic
Byodo-In Temple, Kualoa Beach, Kahana State Park, La'ie Point, Kahuku, Laniakea Beach, Hale'iwa, with optional visits to Nu'uanu Pali Point, He'eia State Park, and Waimea Valley
All tours are fully customizable and include: a naturalist/historian, a driver, a Yukon SUV or similar, entry fees of visited sites, car beverages, and free pickup/dropoff in Waikiki/Honolulu.
Feel your worries melt away on this swing around the windward coast to the North Shore with its lush rain forests climbing the towering green cliffs of the Ko'olau Mountains on one side and the blue Pacific on the other side. This tour showcases the most spectacular tropical South Seas scenery Oahu has to offer.
We will pick you up at the location of your choice and travel through the Ko'olau Mountains to the windward side via the H-3 which passes over virgin rain forest and one of the most dramatic highways in the United States. Our first stop will be at the Byodo-In Temple, ranked by National Geographic as one of the most beautiful buddhist temples in the world. (Optionally, we can stop at Nu'uanu Pali Point for the view, or He'eia State Park to admire how the Hawaiians supported 400,000 or more people without using up their resources for 1,400 years).
Continuing north, we stop at Kualoa Beach, an ancient city of refuge. Many films and programs such as Jurassic Park, Pearl Harbor and Magnum P.I. were filmed here. Next we stop at Kahana Bay and admire the beauty of this famous inlet. Our final destination before lunch is a photo stop at La'ie Point.
We will stop for lunch (on your own) at Pounder's, Kahuku Farms or at one of the Kahuku shrimp trucks before driving along the North Shore and its world-famous surfing beaches such as Banzai Pipeline and Sunset Beach. We will stop at Laniakea Beach or "Turtle Beach" where the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle is commonly seen basking on the sand.
NOTE: If you are interested in Hawaii's rain forest or further information about the ancient Hawaiian way of life, we can add a stop at Waimea Valley to hike the 1.9 mile round trip to Waimea Falls. This will add 1-2 hours to the tour depending on whether you want to spend some time swimming at the falls. Please inquire if you are interested in this option.
Our final stop will be in Hale'iwa for Hawaiian shave ice and perhaps do some shopping before we head back towards your requested drop off location (Optionally, we can stop at Dole Plantation instead).
This tour may not be available during the peak winter surfing season due to North Shore traffic, call for availability.