Welcome to Windward Coast

Welcome to Oʻahu’s lushest, most verdant coast, where turquoise waters and light-sand beaches share the dramatic backdrop of misty cliffs in the Koʻolau Range. Cruise over the pali (mountains) from Honolulu (only 20 minutes) and you first reach Kailua, a pleasant place with an extraordinary beach.Many repeat visitors make this laid-back community their island base, whether they intend to kayak, stand-up paddle,... Read More

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Windward Coast activities

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Oahu Circle Island Tour

After morning pickup from your Waikiki hotel, start your scenic drive in a comfortable air-conditioned mini-coach to the beaches along the North Shore of Oahu, among them Waimea Bay and Sunset Beach. Waimea Bay was made famous in the 1960s by pioneers of big-wave surfing and continues to draw big-wave surfers from all over the world. After snapping some photos, continue to the Dole Pineapple Plantation where you walk through the garden to see exotic pineapple varieties and sample locally grown pineapple. Find treats to take home in the enticing gift shop! Down the road, visit La’ie Point, known for its breathtaking views and the ‘puka’ island with a distinctive hole in its center – made by a 1946 tsunami! Then swing by another island that is said to resemble a Chinese hat, a shark fin or a lizard. Next, head to Tropical Farms where you can taste macadamia nuts, Hawaiian coffee and other native foods – fresh from the farm! After your time at the center, enjoy a delicious picnic lunch at a secluded location on the Windward coast of Oahu known as Kualoa Gardens. (see itinerary section for menu options)After lunch, we'll begin to make our way back towards Waikiki.  Along the way we'll encounter some of Oahu's best South Shore attractions like the Halona Blowhole, Hanauma Bay and Diamond Head lookouts.Finish your fascinating day of touring Oahu when your mini-coach returns you to your Waikiki hotel.

$164.95 Tours & Sightseeing

Oahu Circle Island Sunrise Photo Tour

The Hawaii Photo Tour is an adventure of the Windward coast of O’ahu filled with the amazing sunrise of the Pacific, lookout points, majestic mountains, spectacularly shaped islands, sandbars, exciting North Shore, country fruit stands, giant Banyan tress, and Hawaiian wildlife all for you to photograph. Our Hawaii Photo Tour is longer, better, and more fun than any other tour company will offer. We pay attention to the weather and the lighting of each day to make sure we get you the best photos possible. We will find where O’ahu is being the most photogenic and get you there. This is absolutely the best tour you can take if you really want to see O’ahu. Every Hawaii Photo Tour will start off on the East-Side of O’ahu the sunrise and we'll make it all the way up the Windward coast to the North Shore where, depending on the time of year, we will witness the world famous Banzai Pipeline and the daredevil surfers who test the power of waves or we will go in search of the Honu, the Hawaiian green sea turtle. Posing for all us photographers, the Honu is one of the only sea turtles in the world known to bask in the sun on the white sandy beaches.