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Oahu North Shore
Oahu North Shore

Oahu North Shore

Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, 96712

The Basics

There are a number of options for exploring the North Shore. Head to the water for a surfing or stand-up paddle board lesson, a sunset catamaran cruise, or a shark cage diving excursion. On land, tour the area’s rich farms, hike to Waimea Valley Falls, explore the fields and jungles of Kualoa Ranch, or see the island from above on a helicopter tour. While many tours leave from nearby Waikiki, it’s also possible to visit the North Shore on a day trip from Honolulu. Some full-day excursions include visits to Pearl Harbor, Hanauma Bay State Park, or the Dole Plantation.

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Zipline Tour On Oahu's North Shore
Zipline Tour On Oahu's North Shore
$181.19 per adult
Traveler Favorite
More than just zip lining
The guides really made the trip. They were funny, encouraging, and inspiring. Besides being knowledgeable about zip lining, they also possessed much information on Hawaii and it’s history.
m8fpkm7hgt, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Oahu

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TURTLES EVERYWHERE!!!
jessica_s, Sep 2021
North Shore Circle Island Adventure with Snorkeling with the Turtles
Ah Maz ing Day! This tour is exactly what you are looking for. See the entire island see everything you wanted to see! Justin was THE BEST. Bus was clean, very covid safe. Loved all the stops and photo ops. Accommodated everyone and what they wanted from the tour! Saw many many many turtles so private and felt like a private tour. Cant say enough about this tour. I have a million photos from this awesome day!! Justin ROCKS!!!
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Flying through the air
Lori_W, Aug 2021
Zipline Tour On Oahu's North Shore
It was so exciting to be flying through the air with the beautiful ocean in the distance. The guides were so professional, fun and complete experts! I always felt safety was first. It was fun to also learn to do some special tricks while ziplining towards the end when you felt more confident. It was an amazing experience! Highly recommend!
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Kama'aina View
Dean_S, Aug 2021
North Shore Circle Island Adventure with Snorkeling with the Turtles
Braddah Issac was Awesome!! History, stories, jokes and even blasted out some karaoke tunes!! Only dissapointment was the cloudy water but did see the turtles close to shore!! Loved the Respect for da Aina, insturctions and safety tips!! Beautiful stops, shrimp was Ono and Pineapple Dole Whip was a Great finish to the tour!! Overall, great tour if you want a quick overview of the island!! Mahalos,
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Amazing Views, Good Price
Amber_M, Jul 2021
Full-Day North Shore Activities Tour from Oahu
This trip was great and definitely worth the price. There are a few things you don’t stop at anymore in the Viator “what to expect” list due to covid, new laws, or new regulations but trust me you won’t be disappointed by everything you get to do on this trip. The guide is super accommodating to making sure you do the activities you want to do. Also super informative! You learn SO much about Hawaiian history, it’s really special.
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Amazing Experience!
Thart, Jul 2021
Zipline Tour On Oahu's North Shore
Thank you to Ladd, Jared, and Olivia for an amazing and fun experience. They ensured everyone’s safety while allowing us to have the most fun possible. I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone, local or traveling. Thank you again guys!
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Great Way to See the Island
Ashley_S, Nov 2021
Full-Day North Shore Activities Tour from Oahu
We had an amazing time with Caps as our guide. We learned so much about Hawaiian history and legends. We appreciated having a deeper understanding of the Hawaiian culture and got to enjoy fun activities and great food. Our guide made sure everyone was safe and accounted for, and was extremely timely. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!
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Excellent adventure
Bill_B, Jun 2021
Zipline Tour On Oahu's North Shore
Beautiful views. Very safety oriented. Staff was amazing (Jared, Emma, Ula). Definitely recommended.
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North shore beauty!
Heidi_H, Nov 2021
Photo Adventure of The North Shore, Hawaii
Alex was friendly, energetic, and and shared a variety of knowledge and information about the North Shore and so much more. I fondly dub him, Professor.
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Circle Tour of Oahu & Turtles
Anne_V, Nov 2021
North Shore Circle Island Adventure with Snorkeling with the Turtles
My family had a lovely aloha time experiencing Oahu’s many spectacularly beautiful wonders led by the very humorous Mike and his driver sidekick brother Harry. Our favorite part was seeing the turtles!!!
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Fantastic Experience!
Brittany_W, May 2021
Zipline Tour On Oahu's North Shore
This tour was so much fun! Our tours guides were excellent and very knowledgeable. They prioritized our safety the entire time while still making sure we had a great time. I would definitely recommend this for families, couples or solo travelers (like myself!).
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We had a lovely...
Jessica_V, Nov 2021
North Shore Stand-Up Paddleboard Lesson
We had a lovely experience. The river was gorgeous and our guide, Carol, the founder of north shore surf girls, was super sweet and great to spend the morning with. We had an amazing time just leisurely paddling up the river and enjoying the late morning breeze. Also saw a bunch of sea turtles! Would absolutely do it again and recommend to friends and family.
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North Shore
Ansie_H, Oct 2021
Small Group North Shore Circle Island Tour
Such a great day! Johnny is awesome! He knew the best paces to take us and was so knowledgeable! I highly recommend this tour!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Only expert surfers should attempt to ride the North Shore’s massive winter waves.

  • Parking can be difficult to find, especially during the winter surf season.

  • Bring sun protection, comfortable shoes, and plenty of water.

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How to Get There

Oahu’s North Shore stretches for more than seven miles (11 kilometers) and is located 30 miles (48 kilometers) from downtown Honolulu. During winter, the one-way road along the North Shore’s “seven-mile miracle” of popular surf beaches can back up for hours, so it’s best to visit on a tour to avoid the hassle of driving and parking.

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Trip ideas

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Know Before You Go: Visiting Pearl Harbor


When to Get There

The North Shore’s summer and winter seasons each have their benefits. In summer, seas are calm and you can to take beginner surf lessons, go kayaking, or enjoy some of Hawaii’s best snorkeling. Winter is the busiest time to visit, when expert surfers hit the waves and other visitors stick to the safety of land. If you opt for a winter visit, it’s best to arrive early (before 9am) to score a parking spot.

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Must-See North Shore Spots

Don’t miss the historic Haleiwa Beach town, with its clapboard shops, surf boutiques, and restaurants. The Banzai Pipeline, Sunset Beach, and Waimea Bay are some of the most famous North Shore beaches, while Turtle Beach offers a chance to see sunbathing Hawaiian green sea turtles.

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