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Full-Day North Shore Activities Tour from Oahu
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Full-Day North Shore Activities Tour from Oahu

By The Surf Bus
Recommended by 97% of travellers
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€146.71
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Ages 0-95, max of 27 per group
Duration: 8h
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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • 2 Activities or 1 Activity and lunch
  • Choice of snorkel gear, boogie board, bicycle, kayak or SUP board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Brief location and equipment tutorial
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Towels


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Select the closest location to your hotel from the list below and email or contact us directly. DO NOT REPLY TO VIATOR OR TRIPADVISOR as we might not see it. Pick up Details for the 8am & 9am Departure: ----Ala Moana Hotel - Mahukona St. 7:45am (8am) 8:45am (9am) ----.Grand Islander - City Bus Stop (id 886) on Kalia Rd. 8am (8am) 9am (9am) ----Hawaii Army Museum - City Bus Stop (id 888) on Kalia Rd. 8:05am (8am) 9:05am (9am) ----Hotel La Croix - Olohana St. 8:05am (8am) 9:05am (9am) ----330 Royal Hawaiian Rd. - Across from Waikiki Shopping Plaza 8:10am (8am) 9:10am (9am) ----Moana Surfrider curbside 8:15am (8am) 9:15am (9am) ----Hyatt Regency on Koa Ave. under green awning 8:20am (8am) 9:20am (9am) ----Aston Waikiki Beach - Paokalani Ave. 8:20am (8am) 9:20am (9am)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 72437P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Short walk to centrally located Waikiki Hotels for pick ups.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • All day tour.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Full-Day North Shore Activities Tour from Oahu
  • The Surf Bus drivers are required to wear mask and to clean and disinfect transit areas regularly.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Full-Day North Shore Activities Tour from Oahu?
How much is Full-Day North Shore Activities Tour from Oahu?
Full-Day North Shore Activities Tour from Oahu price starts from €144.36. Discover and book Full-Day North Shore Activities Tour from Oahu on Tripadvisor
What is the Full-Day North Shore Activities Tour from Oahu cancellation policy?
Full-Day North Shore Activities Tour from Oahu cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Full-Day North Shore Activities Tour from Oahu on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Full-Day North Shore Activities Tour from Oahu?
Full-Day North Shore Activities Tour from Oahu is hosted by The Surf Bus. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact The Surf Bus on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Full-Day North Shore Activities Tour from Oahu on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 72437P1

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Oahu's Windward Coast
  • 1
    Tropical Farms (The Macadamia Nut Farm Outlet)
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Sunset Beach
  • 2
    Banzai Pipeline
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    North Shore
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 4
    Haleiwa
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 5
    Laniakea Beach
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Dole Plantation
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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TheReverend_Bird
TheReverend_Bird
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Quintessential Hawaiian bus adventure!
The quintessential a Hawaiian tour! Our driver, Cousin G was laid-back, his jokes were great, the views were stunn
SunnyAlaska4444
SunnyAlaska4444
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Great opton!
If you are in Waikiki without a rental car, and want to explore North Shore - this is a great option! The pick up w
Foxycpa10
Foxycpa10
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HIghlight of our trip to Oahu!
What a great tour! Our guide Sam was the best!!! His sense of humor and his knowledge of the Hawaiian culture made
taylorkI445ML
taylorkI445ML
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Do it! Try to get uncle Kevin!
Uncle Kevin was amazing! He was hilarious and very knowledgeable. He made the day that much better of an experience
paulmQ8515SI
paulmQ8515SI
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Great day in Hawaii
Uncle Kevin was an amazing guide!!! Very funny, informative, inclusive of all guests. We got to see many turtles on
Z4789YOfrancescal
Z4789YOfrancescal
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North Shore Tour
Creepy Uncle Kevin was the best. After a terrible tour the day before he was a breath of fresh air. Knowledgeable a
ericahY6005EJ
ericahY6005EJ
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Surf Bus- Kevin is the best tour guide
The surf bus is so much fun! Kevin was our guide and he was THE BEST! He was very funny and really knew the ins and
glenysss1959
glenysss1959
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North Shore Tour
Day tour to the North Shore with Uncle Kevin. Great day had with great knowledge. Uncle Kevin was very entertaining
Kristen G
Kristen G
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Great experience!!
Kevin was a great tour guide! Lots of great history and stories on the ride. We chose the Botanical Gardens and Kay
Hyrumw0
Hyrumw0
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Beautiful Views, Great Commentary
Our driver “Creepy Uncle Kevin” as he introduced himself was very funny and informative. The north shore tour is a
skiptomyluo
skiptomyluo
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Cousin G MVP. Totally worth it!
Cousin G was the best! Positive vibes. A+ dad jokes. Got through traffic well. Enjoyed kayaking and hiking and swim
kathymS7834WE
kathymS7834WE
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Amazing tour w/ Cousin “G”
Best activity bus adventure! Our tour guide, cousin G, made it happen! Best dad jokes and history about Hawaii thro
Chris D
Chris D
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Cousin G tour
This is an excellent tour and recommended you won't be disappointed. Toured with Cousin G a very knowledge local gu
lechevy6
lechevy6
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Surf Bus was the best.
Had an amazing time with Uncle Kevin driving the fun-colored Surf bus, telling us island tidbits with humor thrown
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S6937QJrobertl
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Surf Bus Private tour great experience
We were a group of 13 and did a private tour with Sam. He was great tour guide and tour bus driver, giving us inte
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Katherine V
22 contributions
This trip has great value and more so right now with the limited number of rental cars available. Our tour guide Sam was friendly, knowledgeable and well organized. He narrated a majority of the bus trip with interesting facts and stories. Consider that this trip covers a visit to a macadamia nut farm, two activities, a visit to a known sea turtle area and a narrated bus tour. We loved the Waimea Waterfall. Entrance fee is covered by the tour if selected as an activity. I checked admission and the cost was $10-20 based on age for admission. There is a place to change but since this is one of the first activities I would recommend coming in your suit with clothes over top. Water was cool, but everyone got in and swam with life vests including my 5 year old. Later for the second activity my cousin and I chose the standup paddle boards. I had not attempted this before so Sam went over the basics with all the newbies. The tips were helpful and I had success. Most families with kids chose kayaking. My understanding is the biking is the most popular during surf season (winter). My husband took our daughter to town for a free lunch since they weren’t doing an activity. He said it took most of the time so they didn’t get to look around as he had hoped. However, the tour company doesn’t have control over restaurant, so we certainly didn’t blame them. This active tour is a winner.
Written 8 June 2021
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Tina F
1 contribution
Oct 2022
I would highly recommend this tour for those who want to do some activities and not just sit on a bus. I researched a lot of tours and I am glad that I chose this one. I got a deal on Groupon but it's totally worth the full price. The equipment and round-trip transportation alone would cost that much. There was enough time at the snorkeling and kayaking location to not feel rushed. We also stopped at other locations to shop, grab a snack, and take some photos. The tour guide was relaxed, friendly, and informative. It was a super relaxed, safe way to see the north shore and do some activities without all the hassle of renting a car, researching everything, etc.
Written 17 October 2022
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SurfBusOhana
Our tour is the original tour to allow time on the north shore rather then a boring circle island tour where you get out only 15 min everywhere. Our guides are top notch. Mahalo for taking the original and best north shore activity tour!
Written 7 January 2023
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Mikhail M
2 contributions
Apr 2021
Enjoyed the tour and the great colorful commentary. The COVID safety could be much improved though. Spending 6+ hours inside the fully booked bus with no open windows does not feel safe and does not make sense.
Written 18 April 2021
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Jenn
Greenville, SC2 contributions
My mom and I booked this excursion 2 days prior to going. Sam was the fantastic tour guide that kept us entertained and taught us lots of interesting history bites as we rose around. We stopped at a Macadamia Nut farm and had plenty of time to snorkel and kayak on our two stops. The bus was comfortable and music was great. Sam shared some music with us on the way home from local artists and it was a nice variety. Highly recommend this tour as the day goes by at a chill pace and you get lots of fun activities in without the hassle of driving or reserving equipment ahead of time.
Written 5 June 2022
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SurfBusOhana
So glad you enjoyed your experience! Sam is a top notch guide, and people enjoy the variety of this tour. We like to make the most memorable and best day of your vacations. Mahalo for taking the original and best north shore activity tour!
Written 5 June 2022
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Kristin L
1 contribution
May 2022 • Family
OMG! This excursion was Awesome! Uncle Kevin was the coolest & funniest Tour Guide! He was very knowledgeable of the island & made the entire day worth the money. I traveled with a 18 month old & Uncle Kevin was very accommodating to her. It was also my son's 18th Birthday & Graduation & Uncle Kevin made sure everyone sang Happy Birthday to him. I'm a Travel Agent & will definitely recommend & send customers to this excursion. It's worth the money hands down!
Written 25 May 2022
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SurfBusOhana
Aloha!! That's so great to hear specially coming from someone in the industry! Please share your experience with friends and family, and anyone who's coming to visit Hawaii, and specially with the concierge who booked your tour! Mahalo for your sincere review of the original north shore beach and activities tour!
Written 26 May 2022
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CJB201253872
Melbourne Beach, FL4 contributions
May 2021
The experience was fabulous, but our tour guide known as "Uncle Kevin" was fantastic. He was very informative, he was so upbeat and his energy was contagious.

Uncle Kevin obviously has a wealth of knowledge of the island, with this being my first trip to Hawaii and on another tour the day before, I would recommend you consider The Surf Bus and Uncle Kevin as your guide. You will love it when he sings Tiny Bubbles by the one and only Don Ho and got the whole bus to join in.

I will certainly do a repeat of this awesome day!
Written 11 June 2021
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oside11
Oceanside, CA11 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Cousin G. He’s very knowledgeable and we loved his humor.
He was skillful at building rapport between the travelers, which made everyone feel welcome and created a fun atmosphere. It’s also an ideal tour because you get plenty of breakaway time to explore on your own. You get the benefit of learning about the sights and being in a group and also some independent time. It was impressive how Cousin G was able to organize us seamlessly into our choices of activities along the route, throughout the day.
Written 15 December 2022
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SurfBusOhana
Cousin G is a real pro! Our tour is unique that you get breakaway time sufficient enough to explore the north shore and enjoy it properly. Our company has a combo of great guides, and plenty of autonomy. Come with us again sometime or send friends and family our way on the original and best north shore activity tour!
Written 7 January 2023
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Pat
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
So we went on our trip and had the pleasure of having Uncle Kevin being our tour guide? If he's reading this please know you were fantastic and made me and my girl extremely happy for the whole trip. He was very knowledgeable, understanding, kept us all entertained and we never felt rushed. Homie had all the knowledge and was great with us newcomers to the island. We're coming back to see you and thank you for going the extra mile for us since we were your last guests. If you get Uncle Kevin on your trip just high five the next person because you struck gold.
Written 9 September 2021
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SurfBusOhana
We, at the surf bus , are extremely grateful to have uncle Kevin as part of our ohana, our family. He really loves his work and he is very genuine in showing aloha to all of Hawaii visitors. Until next time! From all of us at the original north shore tour, Oahu!
Written 20 September 2021
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Chloe C
3 contributions
Dec 2022
I absolutely loved this tour! I chose Waimea Falls and the paddle boarding. Waimea was breathtakingly beautiful and I'm not even talking about the waterfall. Although it is stunning (take a bathing suit because the water is lovely), it was the botanical gardens that blew my mind. I highly recommend this activity.
The paddle boarding is relaxing - a turtle swam underneath my board and there's plenty taking naps along the river banks for you to see.
The drive up the coast is immaculate - the views and the plants, upon plants, upon trees, really is like something out of Moana!!
We stopped off at the Macadamia nut farm for free coffee as well.
The greatest thing about this tour was the history you learn from the tour guide. He tells many legends of how and why each mountain ridge has taken its shape. He also gives you an in-depth history of Hawaii. It's an entertaining, heartfelt insight into the local's culture, love, and respect for their island.
Written 5 December 2022
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SurfBusOhana
We’re happy to have given you a great day on the original and best north shore activity tour! Mahalo.
Written 7 January 2023
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Glenn C
1 contribution
Margie and I had a great day. Kevin was the perfect tour guide (a few Dad jokes, a few corny jokes and lots of fun). Passionate and knowledgeable about his Hawaii especially the North Shore. It was a great mix of sights to see and history. Kevin made everything sound interesting (even the ugly old cement factory that we drove past on the way north… he made me feel as though we should stop and have a closer look….). We are aged in our 70s and nothing was too difficult for us. I would recommend this tour.
Glenn & Margie - Australian
Written 13 January 2023
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SurfBusOhana
Kevin is a top tier guide and gives 1000’s of people a great day on the north shore. Mahalo for taking the original and best north shore activity tour!
Written 15 January 2023
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