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Oahu: North Shore Marine Life Tour from Haleiwa

1. Oahu: North Shore Marine Life Tour from Haleiwa

Experienced crew will guide you to the most fabulous spots along the panoramic Ka’ena coastline, famous for North Shore’s world-renowned surf breaks, where you’ll also have the chance to see dolphins, whales, sharks, rays, sea turtles, and more. If you are here during Hawaii’s winter months, you may even see the mighty humpback whales on their annual migration. Boats are fast and agile, allowing you to probe some of the more remote spots. And with just 18 seats onboard, you get an intimate experience with the knowledgeable crew and captain.

Oahu: North Shore Snorkeling Tour from Haleiwa

2. Oahu: North Shore Snorkeling Tour from Haleiwa

Head out to Waimea Bay on Ocean Outfitters Hawaiian rollercoaster ride. This ocean adventure off the North Shore of Oahu lets you snorkel up close and personal with our marine friends. This tour operates from May 1st to Oct 31 and is closed during the high surf winter months. Dolphins, rays, turtles, and native Hawaiian reef fish are known to frequent the area. Some of the reef fish are found nowhere else in the world. Humpback whales make their annual journey to Hawaii between the months of November to April, so you can really see them strut their stuff in the pristine blue waters.

From Honolulu: 20 Exciting Sites North Shore of Oahu Tour

3. From Honolulu: 20 Exciting Sites North Shore of Oahu Tour

Explore the North Shore of Oahu on a guided tour from Honolulu. Visit one of the best surfing locations on the island, as well as drive through the historic town of Haleiwa, grab lunch, and explore the tide pools of the famous Shark's Cove. Start with pickup from your accommodation in Honolulu and drive towards the famous North Shore of Oahu. Head to Laniakea Beach where turtles can be seen basking in the sun and playing in the surf. Pass by, a couple of the best surfing beaches on the island, where you may spot pros riding the waves, during winter. Arrive at Shark's Cove, for lunch, beach, and tide pool exploring. This is one of the best beaches on the island with a variety of great food trucks. After lunch, then it's time to soak up the sun and hang out at the tide pools. Next, enjoy free coffee and Mac nut samples at the mac nut farm, where many local products can be purchased and enjoyed. Following that, see the Chinaman's Hat islet off the shore at Kualoa Beach Park, a popular photo opportunity. After some great coffee and Mac nuts, head through the East Shore of the island to see the highlights of the East shore including Koko Head, Lanai Lookout, Halona Blowhole, and Sandy's beach before heading back towards Honolulu, with drop-off at your accommodation.

Oahu: North Shore Adventure with Waimea Waterfall Hike

4. Oahu: North Shore Adventure with Waimea Waterfall Hike

Spend the day away from busy Honolulu and surround yourself in the beauty of Hawaii’s North Shore. Start the day with pickup from your accommodation, then head off on your adventure. Choose between two amazing options: Activity Option #1: Paddleboard or Kayak in Haleiwa on the North Shore with all equipment included. Activity Option #2: Enjoy a guided hike to one of the region’s most beautiful waterfalls, Waimea, and feel immersed in the gorgeous greenery that surrounds you. Then, cool off with a refreshing dip in the water. After the activity of your choice, enjoy a stroll along one of the North Shore's many white sandy beaches, sample some local coffee, and more.

Oahu: Private Surfing Lesson with Local Big Wave Surfer

5. Oahu: Private Surfing Lesson with Local Big Wave Surfer

Learn to surf on Oahu's North Shore with a private surfing lesson led by a local big wave rider. In a class suitable for all experience levels, you'll pick up tips and techniques from an expert and are guaranteed to catch some waves during your session. Meet your instructor at the beach in Haleiwa to start your lesson. Begin with a beach instruction and safety briefing, before learning how to correctly stand on your board and navigate the surf break. Pick up proper surf techniques and etiquette from a local big wave surfer and expert tube rider. Then it's time to head out onto the water and start catching some waves for yourself. You're guaranteed to get up and riding during your session, with personal feedback and guidance from your instructor.

Oahu: Active Circle Island Tour

6. Oahu: Active Circle Island Tour

Step into a unique tour around the island to explore the best of Hawaii. Early in the morning, you will be picked up from your accommodation to start the adventure in the Diamond Lookout and Halona Blow Hole. Don't forget to take a picture of the Duke Kahanamoku statue on the way! Head to the Makapu'u lighthouse for a hike and pass by the Pali Lookout for amazing landscapes. Before a tasty lunch at Giovanni's shrimp truck, you will stop at a macadamia nut farm and China Man's Hat. Later on, the adventure continues at Sharks Cove for a snorkeling session, some relaxing time at Turtle Beach, and if you are in for more, a hike to Moanoa waterfall.

Haleiwa: Paddleboard Rental with Private Launch Site

7. Haleiwa: Paddleboard Rental with Private Launch Site

Discover the stunning beauty of the lush Anahulu river with this paddle board rental in Haleiwa. Beginners can benefit from detailed paddle boarding guidance. Have help with launching and landing your paddleboard from the exclusive launch site. Get set up with your well-maintained paddleboard, paddle, leash, and lifejacket. Learn the basics of how to control your paddleboard with step-by-step instructions. Let your instructor help you to launch your paddleboard and set off on your paddle boarding adventure. Keep an eye out for wildlife like brightly colored birds and Honu (sea turtles) as you glide down the tranquil waters of the Anahulu River. Have the option of going out to Haleiwa Bay. Make use the of the shower, storage, and bathroom facilities at the rental shop. Return your paddle boarding equipment to the rental provider at the end of your rental period.

Oahu: Complete Island Tour with Tropical Waterfall

8. Oahu: Complete Island Tour with Tropical Waterfall

The North Shore of O'ahu holds some of the most famous names with Waimea Bay, Haleiwa historic town, Banzai Pipeline, Sunset Beach and much more. Take a break from the touristy entertainment and see what the North Shore is all about. Join the North Shore Photo Tour as you travel the world famous North shore. Depending on the time of year you will be coming you will document the day's adventure looking for beautiful waves, clear waters, pristine beaches, pounding shore breaks, local daredevils, the green sea turtle, and much more. You will be taken to the Waimea waterfall and botanical garden. In this peaceful setting you will be able to photograph with the sounds of the forest and the cool breeze coming through the valley. Stop in the world famous historic Hale'iwa town for some local eats at the famous food trucks after exploring so many beautiful locations. You will walk away from this tour with great photographs of the North Shore and its way of life. Some say if you want to see Hawaii 50 years ago, head to the North Shore. After the food truck stop for lunch, stop in a few art galleries or surf shops for your enjoyment. Stroll through the town and peruse the art galleries and surf shops that some say reflect what Hawaii was like decades ago.

Oahu: North Shore Private or Group Surfing Lessons with Gear

9. Oahu: North Shore Private or Group Surfing Lessons with Gear

Learn to surf with a 1-on-1 private surfing lesson on the North Shore of Oahu. Enhance your skills with private instruction on one of Oahu's most iconic beaches and choose between either a 1 or 2-hour private lesson. Begin with a safety briefing and a quick lesson on the sand before heading out into the ocean. Learn about surfing etiquette, ocean conditions, and most importantly, how to ride a wave. Keep an eye out for Hawaiian marine life from your board. If you're lucky you may spot sea turtles, fish, and sometimes even whales or dolphins.

Haleʻiwa: Private Boat Charter

10. Haleʻiwa: Private Boat Charter

Join a local and knowledgeable crew that will guide you through the most stunning views of the North Shore of Oahu. Depart from Haleʻiwa Harbor and embark on a voyage where you will see a variety of marine species including Hawaiian sea turtles, spinner dolphins, sharks, and tropical fish. Travel to a remote island and marine life sanctuary where you can “jump” in and snorkel or free dive. Discover Oahu’s pristine ocean and enjoy an active day out that is suitable for all ages.

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If you’re looking at options for touring Oahu, look no more. I promise you THIS IS THE TOUR GUIDE FOR YOU. Shane will ask about your interests and your schedule and will far exceed your expectations. He’s flexible, accommodating, friendly, attentive, energetic - everything you need for a day of seeing the sights. We plan to recommend Shane to everyone we know. We thought of our Hawaii vacation as a once-in-a-lifetime thing but are actually thinking of coming back again after learning so much about the island from Shane! And if/when we do, we will definitely look him up for more of his island expertise. I’d give ten stars if I could. Simply outstanding.

It was great fun. Meeting point was clear and we started on time. We both had no experience in surfing so we started with some short instructions and after 15min we moved on the water. Even tho the waves were quite big we felt super save and had a lot of fun. Thx Jacob for that great session. We will come again for sure. Totally worth it.

The boat ride is an absolute thrill!!! Both Brandon (captain) and Jen (guide) are wonderful. Jen free dived to the bottom to bring sea life to the surface for us to see. We didn’t climb the jump off rock point but Jen did and it looked pretty cool if you’re agile enough. Again, the boat ride is intense be sure to hold on tight!!!

Zack is an absolute legend! Highly recommend if you’re interested in taking surf lessons you take them with him. He is patient and reassuring, in addition he teaches you everything you need to get out there and surf!

Very enjoyable boat ride & snorkeling. Crew was very nice.