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$83.78 Cultural & Theme Tours

North Shore and Circle Island Adventure

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Oahu Nature Tours, Honolulu, Oahu, HawaiiTravel with the island's premier eco-tour company on an exciting journey of discovery to the famous North Shore of Oahu. Driving over the Ko'olau Mountains to the windward side, our first stop is the fabled Valley of the Temples where we visit the picturesque Byodo-in Temple located at the base of stunning 2,000 foot lush green cliffs.  The temple grounds are home to wild peacocks and hundred of Japanese koi carp including a reflecting pond, meditation niches and small waterfalls.Driving along the scenic shores of Kahana Bay we arrive at Malaekahana Beach, a great opportunity to marvel at the breathtaking views of Mokuauia Isletand the wild and rugged  East-Oahu coastline.Continuing North to Kahuku, we visit a shrimp farm and one of the locals' favorite shrimp trucks, where you will be served a delicious garlic shrimp, fish, or chicken plate and Hawaiian-style shaved ice. After lunch, you can observe endangered wetland birds, and learn about Hawaiian aquaculture.Our next stop if the world famous Sunset Beach where incredible waves thrill viewers, especially between November and April.Following the stunning coastline of legendary Waimea Bay we stop at a well-known basking and feeding ground to look for wild Green Sea Turtles.Traveling South we drive through the colorful and historic village of Haleiwa, well known in North Shore and home to many surfers, artist and craftspeople.After passing extensive pineapple fields we arrive at our last stop, the historic Dole Plantation. Here, you are able to purchase a souvenir to take home to share with friends and family and always remember of your beautiful journey to the famous North Shore of Oahu.Lunch Options: Burger and Veggie options are also available.Age limit: Children must be at least 3 years old and require their own reserved seat on the bus.Duration: 7 hoursStop At: Valley of the Temples, Oahu, HawaiiVisit the temple gorunds and the peace bell.The Bell House, called kanetsuki-do, contains a five foot high, three ton brass bell, called bon-sho (sacred bell), cast in Osaka, Japan, from a mixture of bronze and tin, by permission of the government of Japan. It closely resembles the bell hanging in an identical Bell House at the Uji Byodo-In. The original is said to be more than 900 years old and to have come from India. It is revered for its distinctive shape, and the tone of the bell sounds a message of deep calm and peace, cleansing the mind of evil and temptation.The resonant sound of the bon-sho creates an atmosphere of tranquility for meditation that travels for some distance. A soft wooden log called the “shu-moku” is used to strike the bell.The bell is customarily rung before one enters the temple to spread the eternal teachings of Buddha. Ringing the bell will purify the mind of evil spirits and temptation. It is said that ringing this bell will bring you happiness, blessings, and a long life. It is customarily rung before entering the temple.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Byodo-In Temple, Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaiiwe visit the picturesque Byodo-in Temple located at the base of stunning 2,000 foot lush green cliffs.  The temple grounds are home to wild peacocks and hundred of Japanese koi carp including a reflecting pond, meditation niches and small waterfalls.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Malaekahana Bay, Oahu, HawaiiWe visit another beautiful spot and local favorite, Malaekahana Bay and Beach ParkDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Kahuku Farms, Kahuku, Oahu, HawaiiLUNCHSTOP! Continuing North to Kahuku, we visit a shrimp farm and one of the locals' favorite shrimp trucks, Fumi's, where you will be served a delicious garlic shrimp, fish, or chicken plate and Hawaiian-style shaved ice. After lunch, you can observe endangered wetland birds, and learn about Hawaiian aquaculture.*Vegetarian options are also available**Lunch and Shave-Ice are both included in your tour price!Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Sunset Beach Park, Haleiwa, Oahu, HawaiiOur next stop if the world famous Sunset Beach where incredible waves thrill viewers, especially between November and April.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: North Shore, Oahu, HawaiiThe detailed descriptions of the other stops include the description for this place name on this tour.Duration: 1 hour 50 minutesStop At: Haleiwa Beach Park, Haleiwa, Oahu, HawaiiFollowing the stunning coastline of legendary Waimea Bay we stop at a well-known basking and feeding ground to look for wild Green Sea Turtles.Traveling South we drive through the colorful and historic village of Haleiwa, well known in North Shore and home to many surfers, artist and craftspeople.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Dole Plantation, Wahiawa, Oahu, HawaiiAfter passing extensive pineapple fields we arrive at our last stop, the historic Dole Plantation. Here, you are able to purchase a souvenir to take home to share with friends and family and always remember of your beautiful journey to the famous North Shore of Oahu.Duration: 25 minutes

$104.77 Day Trips & Excursions

Oahu Circle Island Small Group Tour

Diamond HeadThis iconic Waikiki landmark was formed 300,000 years ago when the volcano erupted. As these materials settled, they cemented together into a rock called tuff, creating the crater. Your guide will explain the geologic and military history of the world famous Diamond Head Crater while you enjoy the view of surfers in the waves. Learn about some of the history of these beautiful homes surrounding this impressive landmark. (No strenuous summit hike.)Hanauma BayThis iconic bay is a highlight for many in Hawaii. Your guide will talk about the geologic formation of the bay. Your group will have an opportunity to take pictures of the bay and stroll the grassy park area at the top of Hanauma Bay.Halona BlowholeAt the Halona Blowhole (meaning peering place or place to lookout), water can shoot up to 30 feet into the air. The reason the water shoots into the air here is due to small caves along the coast with an opening at the top. During the winter we may view whales along the coast. On a clear day we can see Lanai, Maui and Kahoolawe.Macadamia nut farmHere at the Macadamia nut farm, guests will be able to crack open a Macadamia nut to sample the raw nut. There are also Macadamia nut samples, a gift shop, and Kona coffee samples. Kualoa RanchBreathtakingly beautiful ranch on the windward side of Oahu. The ranch consists of three valleys: Kaʻaʻawa Valley, Kualoa Valley, and Hakipu’u Valley. Guests will have time to see the petting zoo, take pictures of the beautiful ranch and visit the gift shop. More than 50 movies and TV shows have been filmed at Kualoa over the years, since the 1966 Elvis Presley film Paradise, Hawaiian Style. Kualoa has also been a film location for Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, 50 First Dates, You, Me and Dupree, Hawaii Five-0, Mighty Joe Young, Pearl Harbor, Windtalkers, Godzilla, and Lost.Kualoa Beach “Secret Beach”Your guide will show you this beautiful protected beach for some great pictures of Chinaman’s Hat and Kualoa Ranch. Walk along the beach for a picture, feel the warm sand between your toes and relax.Kahuku Shrimp truckThis stop allows you to try the famous shrimp of Kahuku in a plate lunch.Sunset Beach, North ShoreSunset Beach is a great place to watch the surfers in the winter. It is known for beautiful sunsets and nice sand.Historic Haleiwa, North ShoreGuests spend time shopping, getting shave ice, and enjoying local food in this old plantation town. Spend some time at the famous Matsumoto’s Shaved ice for an island classic: Shave Ice.Dole Pineapple PlantationAt the Dole Pineapple Plantation you will see what a pineapple plant looks like, how to cut a pineapple, and how chocolate is grown and harvested. Learn about the famous dole family and enjoy the famous Dole Whip treat.

$118 Cultural & Theme Tours

Island and You: Circle-Island Tour of Oahu

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Kapiolani Park, Honolulu, Oahu, HawaiiEnjoy blueberry cream cheese scones from Diamond Head Grill as you take in the view of Diamond Head from Kapiolani Park.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Makapu'u Point, Oahu, HawaiiSee why this location has been called the Makapu'u 'healing' lookout. From there, you will pass by some of the most scenic areas of the island as you cruise along side the Ko'olau Mountain Range.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Waiahole Beach Park, Waikane, Oahu, HawaiiSample traditional Hawaiian foods like poi, Kalua pig and squid luau at this local secret restaurant. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tropical Farms Macadamia Nut Farm and Farm Tour, Kaneohe, Oahu, HawaiiSample Hawaiian Kona coffee and macadamia nuts in a variety of seasonings at Oahu's macadamia nut farm. You can also try cracking the shells by hand behind the farm!Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kualoa Regional Park, Oahu, HawaiiRelax and digest at Kualoa Regional Park as you take in one of the most iconic views on the island.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Kahuku Farms, Kahuku, Oahu, HawaiiEat a delicious lunch of Kahuku garlic shrimp as you round the northern most point of Oahu. Then pick up some fresh tropical fruit from Kahuku land farm as you make your way to the North Shore surfing town of Haleiwa.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sunset Beach Park, Haleiwa, Oahu, HawaiiRefresh your taste buds with fresh Hawaiian tropical fruits on the famous Sunset Beach. In winter, you may see surfers riding the waves. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Pua`ena Point Beach Park, Haleiwa, Oahu, HawaiiYou will be led by your local guides to a little-known sandy area where Hawaiian sea turtles like to sunbathe. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Haleiwa Town Center, Haleiwa, Oahu, HawaiiShop for the perfect souvenir in the historic surf town of Haleiwa.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Kukaniloko Birthing Stones, Wahiawa, Oahu, HawaiiConnect to authentic Hawaiian culture at the rarely seen Kukaniloko Birthing Stone. Our guides will share with you the significance of this spiritual spot. Duration: 30 minutes

$140 Classes & Workshops

Personalized Private Oahu Photography Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productAnother popular spot on the southern coast of Oahu. We allow time to hike down to the Eternity Cave.Duration: 30 minutesLocation: Halona Blowhole, Oahu, HawaiiMakapu’u Point and lighthouse offer spectacular views of the windward coast and Rabbit Island. This is a popular ‘must see’ spot. We allow time to walk to the Lighthouse or tide pools if desired.Duration: 1 hourLocation: Makapu'u Point, Oahu, HawaiiNu’uanu Pali lookout is another ‘must see’ spots that offers on of the most spectacular vistas in Hawaii. Duration: 15 minutesLocation: Nu’uanu Pali, Oahu, HawaiiAwesome views of Kaneohe Bay and some secluded secret spots.Duration: 30 minutesLocation: Chinaman's Hat, Oahu, HawaiiBreathtaking Kahana Bay on the windward coast of Oahu is a tropical paradise for amazing photos.Duration: 30 minutesLocation: Kahana Bay Beach Park, Oahu, HawaiiSweeping panoramic views of the windward coast.Duration: 15 minutesLocation: Laie Point State Wayside Park, Laie, Oahu, HawaiiWild, remote and rugged coastline. We have exclusive private access to this secret spot.Duration: 45 minutesLocation: Kahuku Farms, Kahuku, Oahu, HawaiiRugged coastline and scenic views make for a great location for our photo workshop. Duration: 30 minutesLocation: Turtle Bay Beach, Kahuku, Oahu, HawaiiA beautiful section of the north shore that offers many unique photo opportunities - if you know where to look.Duration: 15 minutesLocation: Pupukea Beach Park, Haleiwa, Oahu, Hawaii

$130 Classes & Workshops

Photography Tour (1/2 Day - a.m.) on Oahu's Windward and North Shore

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Kawela Bay, Kahuku, Oahu, HawaiiSerene, secluded Kawela Bay is a delightful, idyllic north shore location. Not so secret anymore - but still beautiful. Movies and TV shows have been shot here, including scenes from ‘Lost’ and ‘Blue Crush’. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Pupukea Beach Park, Haleiwa, Oahu, HawaiiA beautiful part of the north shore offers unique photo opportunities - if you know where to look. We’ll go to wonderful locations nearby that most people never see.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Laie Point State Wayside Park, Laie, Oahu, HawaiiLaie Pt. offers sweeping panoramic views of the windward coast. Large tour buses are not allowed here. We’ll also show you some great off the road spots nearby.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Kahana Bay Beach Park, Oahu, HawaiiKahana Bay is like a glimpse of the South Pacific. It is a great location on the windward coast of Oahu for amazing photos. We go to spots nearby that offer much better views than the beach park where most people stop.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Chinaman's Hat, Oahu, HawaiiWe’ll show you an unspoiled, secluded secret spot near the Kualoa Regional Beach Park that provides awesome views of Chainaman’s Hat Island, Kaneohe Bay and the Kualoa ridge.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Hukilau Beach, Laie, Oahu, HawaiiLaie’s Hukilau Beach is nice, but we’ll take you to nearby spots that are much nicer and unlisted, uncrowded and unspoiled. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Kahuku Farms, Kahuku, Oahu, HawaiiThis is one of our truly ‘secret spots’. This location, near Kahuku Farms, is locked away on private land. NO other tour can go here. We have exclusive access to this wild, rugged and beautiful stretch of coastline. Duration: 45 minutes

$150 Classes & Workshops

Full Day Oahu Photography Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Laniakea Beach, Haleiwa, Oahu, HawaiiWe’ll stop here briefly to see the huge green sea turtles on the beach at Laniakea It has become overrun with tourists, but it you want to see sea turtles on the beach, this is the place.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Banzai Pipeline, Pupukea, Oahu, HawaiiHome of big wave surfing (in winter). We stop where other tours don’t and give you closer and better views.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Kahana Bay Beach Park, Oahu, HawaiiA stunning location offering panoramic tropical island views. We show you the best viewpoints - that most people don’t know.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Chinaman's Hat, Oahu, HawaiiA picturesque point with views of Kaneohe Bay and Kualoa Rudge.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Makapu'u Point, Oahu, HawaiiMakapu’u offers spectacular views of the windward coastline. We can hike to the lighthouse, down to the tide pools or just enjoy the view from the lookout.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Waimanalo Beach, Waimanalo, Oahu, HawaiiOne of Hawaii's best beaches. Miles of white sand, aqua blue water and panoramic viewsDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Nu’uanu Pali, Oahu, HawaiiPali Lookout offers one of the most spectacular panoramic views in Hawaii. The dramatic ridges of the Ko'olau mountains stretch into the distance beyond Kaneohe Bay.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Kahuku Farms, Kahuku, Oahu, HawaiiWe’ll stop at the famous Kahuku food/shrimp trucks for a late lunch break. Bring some cash.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Kahuku Farms, Kahuku, Oahu, HawaiiOne of our secret spot on private land near Kahuku. This wild, remote stretch of coastline is unspoiled and spectacular. We won’t see another person - or tour.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kawela Bay, Kahuku, Oahu, HawaiiA serene, secluded idyllic slice of paradiseDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Sharks Cove, Pupukea, Oahu, HawaiiRugged and picturesque coast offers many great photo opportunities - if you know where to look. We’ll show you the best spots for photos that no other tours go to. We’ll end the day here photographing the sunset from amazing spots.Duration: 1 hour