North Shore Day

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North Shore Day Oahu Reviews

Mper19 Mper19
1 reviews
Good day trip Apr 20, 2016
I absolutely enjoy spending time on the north shore. yes, it is touristy but I don't get affected by that. Some of the things I would include in a day trip would be the obvious Waimea bay (home to the biggest international surfing event), Waimea falls trail (it's $16 pp; nothing fancy but offers the convenience of a paved hiking path amidst the lush green scenery), driving along the coast, grabbing lunch at some of the popular food trucks, enjoying the sunset and walking around Haliewa town. Oh, forgot to mention Lanikai beach for spotting some Hawaiian turtles (if you are lucky!!!)
Lanikai beach
Haliewa town
Sunset, North shore,Oahu
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Do not miss the North Shore when you visit the Island of Oahu Apr 25, 2009
Many people come to the Island of Oahu and never leave Waikiki, missing out on some of the most beautiful places in the world. Island Adventure's North Shore Day begins at the Royal Garden at Waikiki Hotel at 6:30am for those who like to enjoy a complimentary all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.

Not an early riser? Have no fear as the tour leaves the hotel at 8:00am (check in 7:45am). You return to Waikiki around 4pm.

Depending on weather conditions, stops include the locations below;

Sharks Cove: This is one of the best places on the island to snorkel. Clear water, lots of fish and a fair number of turtles make this an inviting body of water to explore! Some people have even referred to this experience as "like swimming in a fish tank." Hundreds of different tropical fish swim in schools and help bring tranquilty to this already beautiful place. Whether you are swimming, snorkeling, playing in the tide pools or scuba diving, Sharks Cove is sure to please any beginner or advanced swimmer with opportunities to explore various ocean life.

Waimea Bay: During the winter season Waimea Bay is known for its surfing and extremely large waves. However during the summer months this can be a wonderful location to snorkel or swim in the beautiful clear waters. To the left of the beach there is a large rock that you can watch people jump off of for fun, sometimes belly flops can be heard for miles! This beach is also a great place to just enjoy aloha life and bask in the hawaiian sun. Whether you are a thrill seeker or just like to relax or swim, Waimea Bay offers a little bit of both worlds.

Laniakea (Turtle Beach): Almost always can you find turtles on Laniakea Beach basking in the sun. They lay on the beach with no care in the world as visitors watch at a distance in awe. Honu guardian volunteers are on the beach every day to protect this endangered species offering briefings about the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle. As it may be tempting to touch or handle these magnificant creatures, it is against Hawaii State Law. Swimming is also allowed at this beach and the turtles in the water are very friendly. However, keeping a respectful distance from these creatures is important to maintain a heathy habitat.

Banzai Pipeline (Ehukai Beach Park): During the Winter season (Nov-Feb) Banzai Pipeline is world renowned for its surfing with waves reaching up to 20 feet. Only experienced surfers are advised to try and surf these dangerous waves. For on-lookers it can be an exciting and fullfilling experience to watch from the beach. Pipeline is home to the Billabong Pipeline Masters, the final leg of the Triple Crown of Surfing. During the Summer months (May-Sept) waves are much smaller at 1 to 2 feet and it is much safer to swim. Banzai Pipeline is a must for any vistor to the North Shore to experience.

Hale'iwa Town: This laid back surf town is the hub of the North Shore offering restaurants, art galleries, boutiques, and surf shops. Shops are housed in plantation-era buildings for a more hawaiian style vibe. Don't be suprised if local shop owners are closed due to good surf conditions. Famous for their shave ice, Matsumoto's and Aoki's are a must after a day at the beach.

*Tour includes breakfast, snacks/water, lunch, snorkel gear, beach toys, boogie boards, water shoes, and fun in the sun!

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SHARK'S COVE: Voted one of the top…
CaseyVan says:
Gotta love the rock at Waimea Bay :)
Posted on: Sep 07, 2011

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