Explore & Taste Oahu's North Shore

  • Port

    Honolulu, Hawaii, US

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Starting At


  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 6½ Hours

  • Meals Included


Enjoy the North Shore led by a naturalist guide who will provide interesting and fun information about Hawaii's birds, plants, geology, geography, history, marine biology and oceanography throughout your adventure.

From the cruise ship pier you will drive over the extremely scenic H3 freeway -- the most expensive freeway ever built -- to the Valley of the Temples.

Visit the picturesque Byodo Temple, located at the base of the stunning 2,000-foot lush green cliffs of the Koolau Mountain Range.

Travel north along the scenic shoreline past Chinaman's Hat and Kahana Bay to Kahuku, home of the North Shore shrimp farms.

Stopping at one of the locals' favorite shrimp trucks, try some delicious locally-farmed garlic shrimp, fish or a chicken plate and Hawaiian-style shaved ice.

After lunch, a short drive will bring you to beautiful Sunset Beach, famous for towering surf during the winter months and hosts many international surf contests.

The picturesque Waimea Valley terminates at one of the world's finest big-wave surfing beaches. Continue on to Haleiwa Beach Park -- one of many surf breaks on the North Shore that make up a strip of what many surfers call "the seven-mile miracle".

Passing through historical Haleiwa Town, watch for extensive views of Hawaii's last pineapple fields en route to the Dole Pineapple Plantation for a brief stop before returning directly to the cruise ship pier.