Explore & Taste Oahu's North Shore

6.5 hours | Honolulu | HNL-125
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Points of Interest

  • Waimea Bay and North Shore
Includes meal, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Spend a day discovering Oahu's North Shore from the comfort of your air conditioned vehicle. Designed for those who prefer little or no walking and with plenty of photo opportunities this excursion's for you. During the day, you'll stop for a delicious lunch with refreshing Hawaiian shaved ice. You may also see endangered wetland birds, including the Black-neck stilt, Hawaiian coot and Moorhen.

Your narrated tour begins as you leave the pier and head out towards Oahu's windward coast. Your scenic route will take you through the island's emerald green rainforest and the Ko'oalu Mountains. About 37 miles long with its highest peak rising to 3150 feet, the Ko'oalu Mountains are not really mountains at all but remnants of a volcano that erupted over a million years ago. 

You'll also stop at Valley of the Temples. The Byodo-In Temple was erected in 1968 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii, and is a replica of the 900-year-old Temple of Equality in Japan. The well-appointed Temple grounds are home to wild peacocks and hundreds of Japanese koi happily swim in the ponds. The peaceful surroundings include a large reflecting pond, meditation niches and small waterfalls.

Near Kaneohe Bay lays the island of Mokolii. Also known as Chinaman's Hat because of its conical shape, it sits about 600 yards off shore and is part of Kualoa Beach Park. A little over 12 acres in size, the little island is home to only three small palm trees.   

As you make your way to Oahu's North Shore you'll enjoy many photo stops along the way including Kahana Bay and the Huilua Fishpond. The Huilua Fishpond serves as an ongoing tribute to the technological innovation of the early Hawaiians, who were the first people to develop true aquafarming in the Pacific. Fishponds helped the Hawaiians establish a sustainable food source, which in turn helped them prosper and thrive in their environment. While the exact date of the Huilua Fishpond's construction is unknown, Hawaiians typically built many of their ponds between the years 1200 and 1600.

Travel along the stunning coastline for a stop at a well-known basking and feeding ground of the wild green sea turtles. Then you begin to head south, through the colorful and historic town of Haleiwa. After passing extensive pineapple fields you arrive at your last stop, the historic Dole Plantation. Then relax as you return you to your original pick up location all the while being entertained by our knowledgeable local guides.

At the conclusion of your tour, you'll return to your ship.

Special Notes:

Bring cash or credit cards for additional purchases. This tour is not able to accommodate guests with walkers, wheelchairs or scooters.

Wear comfortable shoes and warm-weather clothing suited for the day's conditions.

Sequence of tour stops may vary.

Child Price:

12 years and under

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart ship and arrive at Byodo Temple

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
00:25
Time at site:
00:20
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive to China Man's Hat

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
00:20
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
5
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Malaekahana State Park

Travel time:
00:20
Time at site:
00:20
Walking distance:
25

Drive to Kahuku Shrimp Farm

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
00:20
Time at site:
00:45
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
20
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No

Drive to Sunset Beach

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:20
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
20
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive to Haleiwa Beach Park

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
00:20
Time at site:
00:20
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
30
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive trhough Hale'iwa Town to Dole Plantation

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:20
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
75
Shopping available:
Yes

Re-board motorcoach for return to ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
00:50