North Shore Beach Bus combines 2 of the most popular tours on Oahu into one amazing day.
We visit the world famous North Shore in the morning, enjoy a fabulous local style lunch and a pineapple ice cream at Dole Pineapple Plantation. Then we travel south for an afternoon of snorkeling at Hanauma Bay State Park.
The North Shore Beach Bus is the only tour company on Oahu that offers the best of the North Shore along with Hanauma Bay State Park in a day. This tour is designed for tourist to leave the crowded fast paced environment of Waikiki and enjoy some of the most scenic relaxed beaches of Oahu. For those individuals looking to add some activities to their tour, we offer swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking and snorkeling.
The day begins by taking your guests directly from Waikiki to Oahu’s world famous North Shore. Destinations such as Banzai Pipeline, Waimea Bay Beach Park and Waimea Falls (Optional) will be included to show the most popular locations on the North Shore. Lunch is located at Turtle Town in Haleiwa and is known to serve some of the best coconut shrimp on the island. The next stop includes the Dole Plantation for a serving of tasty pineapple ice cream.
We then begin our drive south on the H3 Highway a.k.a. Jurassic Highway where your guests will enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet. Along the H3 Highway,
they will see where great Hollywood productions such as Jurassic Park and Lost are filmed. (When there is an accident or heavy traffic on H3 Highway, we take an alternate route.)
Once we reach Hanauma Bay your guests will enjoy snorkeling inside of a dormant volcano allowing them to see hundreds of different types of fish and coral. The North Shore Beach Bus will pick your guests up about 7:30am and have them back in Waikiki by 5:00 pm. It is fun, relaxing and affordable which makes it Oahu’s premiere 5 star tour. Have your guests bring their swimsuits, towel, and sunscreen; leave the rest to us! Your guests will spend less time in the vehicle and spend more time having fun.
- TWO TOURS IN A DAY: NORTH SHORE AND HANAUMA BAY
- THE BEST COMBINATION TOUR
- LESS TIME IN THE BUS MORE TIME HAVING FUN
- OUTSTANDING RATINGS ON TRIP ADVISOR, FACEBOOK, YELP
- SMALL GROUP TOUR
- AVAILABILITY UP TO 65 PEOPLE PER DAY
- SAVE TIME AND BUDGET
NORTH SHORE : The Island’s “true gem” is the Iconic North Shore. Missing out on this, it would be like a visiting Paris and missing the Eifel Tower.
HANAUMA BAY: the BEST Snorkeling spot on Oahu and has been voted #1 of the Top 10 Beaches in America by Dr. Beach.
SNORKEL EQUIPMENTS (MASK & SNORKEL, FINS)
LUNCH (INCLUDED WITH PREMIUM PACKAGE)
PADDLE BOARDING OR KAYAKING (INCLUDED WITH PREMIUM PACKAGE) ENTRANCE FEE TO HANAUMA BAY ($7.50)
Do you require the guest to sign a waiver to participate in this activity? YES.
- Guests need to be at the pick up location 10 minutes before their scheduled time.
- All customers / participants are required to sign liability waivers before participating
in the activities.
- This tour is not suited for children under 5.
- Routes subject to change due to weather conditions, road block, and etc.
- Things to bring and remember
- Bring picture ID
- Light cover-up
- Swim Suit and Towel
- Cash for buying souvenirs and gratuity
- Entrance: Voucher and valid ID must be presented for admittance.
Tour Stops and Length of Time
Banzai Pipeline Beach – (20-30 mins)
The Billabong Pipe Masters is the quintessential event in professional surfing and Pipeline is the Holy Grail of waves by which all others are measured. The third and final jewel in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, the Pipe Masters, is where the world champion is crowned. It is also the filming location for the surfing movie “Blue Crush“
Waimea Bay – (45-60 mins)
This gorgeous bay is famous as the home of the Quiksilver in memory of Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational competition where sets can reach 40-50 ft. During our summer season this a great place to swimming and watch some crazy locals jumping off the famous “Jump Rock”.
Waimea Falls Hiking – Optional – (11⁄2 hours)
This is optional. Instead of swimming at Waimea Bay and Pipeline stop guests will enjoy hiking. The guests choosing Waimea Falls Hiking will miss the Pipeline and Waimea Beach Park. Entrance fee $16 per person is not included.
Lunch at Turtle Town – (30-40 mins) (included with Premium)
Tsue’s Farm is our favorite lunch spot on the north shore. Located on the beautiful Anahulu river in Haleiwa on the Oahu’s North Shore our lunch location boasts great food, beautiful scenery, and Shave Ice. They specialize in local Kahuku shrimp, but have a good variety of food with vegetarian options as well. So grab a local plate lunch, relax, and enjoy yourself right next to the Anahulu river in one of their lounge chairs or picnic table. They also have a large shaded pavilion to sit underneath during the occasional sprinkles.
Stand Up Paddle or Kayak – (45-60 mins) (included with Premium)
After enjoying lunch try stand up paddle boarding or kayaking. With a little help from the instructors you’ll be a natural. Great way to see the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles and no experience is necessary!
Dole Pineapple Plantation – (30 mins)
Home of the famous dole whip ice cream, pineapple maze, and pineapple express train ride. In the gift shop you can find lots of pineapple memorabilia. You will have enough time to shop for souvenirs, take lots of pictures, and enjoy a Dole Whip.
Hanauma bay – (21⁄2 hours)
Hanauma bay nature preserve is Oahu’s most premier snorkeling spot. swimming just above the coral reefs and spotting amazing sea creatures is a relaxing and enjoyable way to end the day on the island of Oahu. snorkeling at Hanauma bay, with the vast amount of tropical fish and marine life, offers an overall great experience for people of all ages and fitness levels.
Snorkel Gear is provided at Hanauma Bay (Fins, Mask & Snorkel)
All Customers must pay the State Park Fee of $7.50 per adult, (12 & under are FREE!)
Lunch Menu & Prices
Garlic and Butter Shrimp $15 Coconut Shrimp $15
Spicy Shrimp $15
Teriyaki Chicken $15
Kalua Pork w/Cabbage $15 Noodles and Veggie Stir Fry $12 Fresh Green Garden Salad $6
Kids Menu (Keiki)
Tuna Sandwich $4
Peanut Butter and Jelly $3 Chips $1 Drinks $1
*Please arrive to your pick up location 10 minutes before your scheduled pick up time.*
Pick-up or check-in time & location of departure:
7:20 am – Ala Moana Hotel – Please meet us at the Tour Bus/Trolley pickup area on the side of the Ala Moana hotel on Mahukona Street by the 2 potted palm trees under the pedestrian bridge. Allow a 5-10 minute window for your driver to arrive. *FREE parking is available at Ala Moana Shopping Center near Macy’s Dept Store for those with rental cars*. To view a map of the location, please click here: https://goo.gl/maps/TpAgGU7sR8o
7:25am – Ilikai Hotel and Suites – Please meet at the 3 Flag poles near the curb by the street and allow a 5-10 minute window for your driver to arrive. To view a map of the location, please click here: https://goo.gl/maps/oX0pp
7:30 am – Hilton Hawaiian Village – Please meet us curbside at the Bus Stop on Kalia Road right next to the NEW “Grand Islander” Tower Bus Depot and allow a 5-10 minute window for your driver to arrive. To view a map of the location, please click here: https://goo.gl/maps/kEL4CXTzDFM2
7:32 am – Trolley Stop Saratoga Road (Trump International Hotel Waikiki) – Please meet us curbside at the Trolley Stop on Saratoga Road near to the Trump International Hotel Waikiki and allow a 5-10 minute window for your driver to arrive. To view a map of the location, please click here: https://goo.gl/maps/Fhrs7pSBVKwW8C8z5
7:35 am – Hotel La Croix – Please meet us at the side entrance of the Hotel La Croix (old Waikiki Gateway) on Olohana St. by the Handicap Ramp and near the public bus stop. Allow a 5-10 minute window for your driver to arrive. To view a map of the location, click here: https://goo.gl/maps/tFJHUGkNh4o
7:40 am – Ross Dress for Less Dept. Store on Seaside Ave. – Please meet us at the front entrance of the Ross Dress for LESS Department Store between Kalakaua Ave and Kuhio Ave on Seaside and allow a 5-10 minute window for your driver to arrive. To view a map of the location, please click here: https://goo.gl/maps/RLGCmjUc7HF2
7:42 am – Hilton Garden Inn – Please meet us at the side entrance of the Hilton Garden Inn on Wailina St. across from the Food Pantry Grocery Store and allow a 5-10 minute window for your driver to arrive. To view a map of the location, please click here: https://goo.gl/maps/giPJpJ8tN2z
7:44 am – Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach (Koa Ave) – Please meet us at the back entrance of the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Koa Ave between the 2 large towers under the green awning. Please allow a 5-10 minute window for your driver to arrive. To view a map of the location, please click here: https://goo.gl/maps/KiBhebPZrTy
7:46 am – Alohilani Resort – Please meet us at the valet area of the Alohilani Resort on Liliuokalani St and allow a 5-10 minute window for your driver to arrive. To view a map of the location, please click here: https://goo.gl/maps/CQY2sjdwzQ527:45 – Pacific Beach – Meet at the Aloha Cafe near main entrance on Liliuokalani St
7:47 am – Hilton Waikiki Beach – Please meet us at the side entrance of the Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel below the valet on Liliuokalani Street by the green bench and green trash can. Allow a 5-10 minute window for your driver to arrive. To view a map of the location, please click here: https://goo.gl/maps/Wb4ExVJZZJG2
7:50 am – Waikiki Beach Marriott – Please meet us at the tour bus loading area on Paoakalani Ave. of the Waikiki beach Marriott. It is best to be curbside near the potted planter area. To view a map of the pickup location, please click here: https://goo.gl/maps/pFPfqT7MfPs
7:55 am – Queen Kapiolani Hotel – Please meet us at the front of the Queen Kapiolani Hotel by the bus stop sign and allow a 5-10 minute window for your driver to arrive. To view a map of the location, please click here: https://goo.gl/maps/rVD6gmFyR6A2
8:00 am – New Otani Kaimana Hotel – Meet us curbside on Kalakaua Avenue. To view a map of the location, please click here: https://goo.gl/maps/gETPqULZJ8k
Drop off time & location of return:
Drop off locations is the same as above. Return time is between 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm.