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North Shore Activities Tour provided by The Surf Bus

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North Shore Activities Tour

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 20/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from North Shore Activities Tour
We are currently running our vehicles at half capacity to maintain social distancing between our customers. The Surf Bus drivers are required to wear mask and to clean and disinfect transit areas regularly.
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Updated 20/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
  • You'll get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Oahu's Windward Coast
  • 1
    Tropical Farms Macadamia Nut Farm and Farm Tour
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Oahu's North Shore
    Stop: 5 hours
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    Pass by
    Sunset Beach
  • 3
    Banzai Pipeline
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 4
    Waimea Bay
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 5
    Sharks Cove
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 6
    Waimea Valley
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 7
    Haleiwa Town Center
    Stop: 60 minutes
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    Pass by
    Dole Plantation
Important Information
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Waimea Valley
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 24 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Cmcomp10 wrote a review Nov 2020
Champaign3 contributions
We had a fantastic time on the North Shore adventure tour! Sam was our guide and he was very knowledgeable and friendly. We will definitely be booking again with the Surf Bus next time we come to the island!!
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Date of experience: November 2020
Donna H wrote a review Nov 2020
Wenatchee, Washington3 contributions
Sam, our tour guide, was awesome! My first time in Hawaii and Honolulu. Sam is a native and shared great stories. He gave us enough info to ensure we had a great day. I went to the falls and kayaking while my friend went snorkeling. We toured 2/3 of the island in one day. A
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Date of experience: November 2020
Mary Teresa G wrote a review Nov 2020
Rochester, Minnesota37 contributions9 helpful votes
Our guide provided so many tidbits of information casually so it was more of a conversation rather than guided tour but I learned a lot. Great hints on food places. Each activity was afforded ample time. Wish we had had more time for another activity or two but will just have
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Date of experience: November 2020
Response from SurfBusOhana, Manager at North Shore Activities Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Aloha and mahalo for your words. We look forward to your next visit so we’ll have time to do it all!
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jlynnredd wrote a review Mar 2020
21 contributions6 helpful votes
The Surf Bus North Shore excursion was a great tour that really did exceed my expectations. The tour operator/bus driver gave a very detailed history lesson of the Hawaiian Islands and was able to expound on everything we saw along the way on the ride to the North Shore. I had
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Date of experience: March 2020
Rob O wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions
Great fun was had by all. Uncle Kevin couldn’t have been more fun and engaging than he was. The pace and stops along the route gave you a great feel for Oahu’s North Shore. Kevin was raised in Oahu so is able to give you a deeper insight into current and historical events that
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Date of experience: March 2020
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: The Surf Bus
c j
Day tour
Was a good tour. Not exactly what I was looking for. I wanted just a shuttle to Haliewa but this worked. Got to see
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Surf bus to North Shore activities
Sam was friendly, knowledgeable and made the trip interesting with information along the way and with history to sh
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Uncle Kevin is a great tour guide
We really enjoyed The Surf Bus Tour We picked this tour for to see North shore beaches and go snorkeling and kayak
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john d
Always Best of Best
Just gets better and better each year. Love the new cruise up the east side. Knowledge and organized. Always tryi
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Sue L
Wow what a Tour
Highly recommend this tour. Sam our bus driver was fantastic. Great non - tourist tour. Fun and different stayed to
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Debra W
North Shore Tour
Uncle Kevin was by far the best tour guide I’ve had here on the island! He quickly made us all feel like we arrived
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This tour was great. Kevin was a very flexible and knowledgable tour guide. Lots of options to choose from in the m
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George A
A cool drive with cool Uncle Kevin
If you want a cool drive and experience Hawaii almost like a local this is the ticket. No hard sell on activities a
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Great Tour Guide
The tour was wonderful! We were able to see plenty of the north shore and our tour guide Sam was very knowledgeable
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Colleen E
Great Tour!
First thing out of Uncle Kevin’s mouth was this is tour for people who hate tours. We had a great time! So happy to
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Awesome Day!
Our guide uncle Kev was a legend! Funny, laid back, good commentary without being over the top. Great day that had
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North shore tour bus
The tour was great and Sam was very knowledgeable about the history and beaches of Oahu. Would like to have a littl
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This was the perfect tour for our family group of 9 adults ranging in age from 19-77. We were allowed to choose fro
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Great Experience
My 9 year old daughter and I took this tour and it was an amazing experience. Our tour guide Sam was very informati
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Surf bus tour of north shore
The tour was great. The guide Sam was on time and was a wealth of information. He gave enough time for everything.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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