If you’re looking to explore the North Shore of Oahu this is the perfect Jeep tour adventure. The attractions along the way are spectacular, but what’s special about the tour is the journey, which takes guests from Downtown Honolulu clear out to the North Shore along the amazingly beautiful Windward Coast ... More info ›
If you’re looking to explore the North Shore of Oahu this is the perfect Jeep tour adventure. The attractions along the way are spectacular, but what’s special about the tour is the journey, which takes guests from Downtown Honolulu clear out to the North Shore along the amazingly beautiful Windward Coast. You’re sure to fill up your camera/phone’s memory with countless breathtaking views along the way.
Haleiwa Alii Beach
Haleiwa is filled with local style and country ambiance as well as cool surf shops and boutiques, understated restaurants and charming art galleries.
Waimea Valley is an area of historic and cultural significance on the North Shore of Oahu. The valley, being an important place in Hawaiian religion, includes several historical structures including stone terraces and walls constructed during the time of the Hawaiian monarchy.
North Shore Surf Spots
Stretching for more than 7 miles, the beaches of the North Shore host the world’s premier surfing competitions during the peak, winter months, including the Super Bowl of wave riding, the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing (November – December)..
Laniakea Beach is also known as Turtle Beach. The main attraction here is the green sea turtles who often times can be seen on the beach basking in the sun. On other Oahu beaches, you’re lucky if you can spot one of these amazing animals in the ocean, sticking her head out of the water.
This cove got its name from a popular story that says that the outline of a reef outside the cove looks like a shark when seen from above. Shark’s Cove is a lava-rock beach on the North Shore of Oahu and is part of Pupukea Beach Park.
Originally operated as a fruit stand beginning in 1950, Dole Plantation opened to the public as Hawaii’s “Pineapple Experience” in 1989. Today, Dole Plantation is one of Oahu’s most popular visitor attractions and welcomes more than one million visitors a year., There’s a maze and small train ride you can tak ehere and the store offeris a wide variety of Dole Plantation gifts, local favorites, foods including the world-famous DoleWhip®.
He’eia Fish Pond
After the Pali Lookout, the North Shore tour then takes guests to the He’eia Fish Pond. The pond, or “kuapa” is 88 acres, walled in with rocks in an ancient technique that rivals the advances of aqualculture today. The pond provided a reliable, steady source of food for the ancients, for times of inclement weather or other conditions prevented open-ocean fishing.
not far from the He’eia Fish Pond is Kualoa Beach Park and the unmistakable “Chinaman’s Hat.” It’s a small, pyramid shaped island nearly a mile from shore, and it is one of Oahu’s most recognizable landmarks. Known originally as Mokoli’i Island, it is home a to a variety of flora and fauna.
As the tour continues north, it stops at Laie Point, a picturesque stopping point on the windswept coast. A handful of small islands just offshore are said to be bits of a slain “mo’o”, or giant lizard who was defeated by a powerful chief in ancient times.