"Oahu Island Tour with North Shore Turtle Snorkeling”
Join us on a full day tour to visit beautiful Oahu landmarks and hidden spots on our tour locally guided Oahu Island Tour. Our local guide will provide a true Hawaiian experience in which you will learn about the history and culture of our home. Highlights of the tour include snorkeling with Hawaiian Green Sea turtles, Northshore shrimp stands, sunset beach and much more!
Waikiki pickup 7:15 am
Our semi private shuttle will arrive at 7am for pick up in Waikiki, with a local guide to help you get ready for a day of adventures. Pick up times vary by hotel and will be automatically assigned when you input your information into our online booking platform.
Our first stop brings us sweeping views of the south eastern coastline, with Diamond Head in the backdrop, this a great opportunity for pictures. The location is Amelia Earhart Lookout, know for where bystanders gathered to watch Earhart make the first solo aviation journey from Hawaii to North America.
Formed thousands of years ago by molten lava, Halona Blowhole is a lava tube thats run into the ocean, and when a wave hits, the water pressure thrusts water into the air, a true Hawaiian geyser. Nearby is a small beach cove, Cockroach Cove, where the Honu (Green sea turtles) are known to rest.
A sweeping view of Oahu’s southeastern shoreline - with tall sea cliffs guarded by Makapuu Point light house, an azure blue ocean, and rabbit island in the distance.
Macadamia nut Farm with Kona coffee samplings
After a beautiful scenic drive along Oahu’s coastline, we arrive at Tropical Farms which offers delicious coffee, chocolates and Macadamia nut treats! They also sell gift baskets and other souvenirs, a great place to get gifts for anyone back home.
Chinaman's Hat and Kualoa Mountain Range
Chinaman's Hat, also known as Mokolii, is nestled right next to the Kualoa Mountain range, known for its dramatic landscape filmed in the movie Jurassic Park. The island has earned the nickname Chinaman's Hat from its resemblance to the straw hats that the Chinese immigrants wore.
North Shore Shrimp Stands for lunch
Italy is famous for pasta, Mexico has its tacos, and the North Shore has their famous Garlic Shrimp. Farmed fresh and sautéed in large pans daily, the North Shore Shrimp trucks do not disappoint when it comes to their shrimp delicacies. Other non shell fish food options available. Please bring money for lunch.
North Shore Sunset Beach
A change of pace from the crowded beaches of Waikiki, The infamous Sunset Beach on the North Shore offers tranquility and is the epitome of a beautiful Hawaiian Beach. However don't lets the summer months fool you, during the winter months, swells of 30 to 40 feet can be seen from the safe confines of shore.
Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle spotting with the option to snorkel
The Green Sea Turtles come out to bask in the sun, and offer visitors a rare chance to see them in person. Snorkel gear is provided if one wishes to go for a swim at no extra cost. Time at the beach is 90 minutes.
Dole Pineapple Plantation
Pineapple magnets, pineapple t-shirts, pineapple keychains and most importantly pineapple ice cream aka Dole Whip!! A great way to end the day and get some pineapple themed souvenirs for your friends and family back home.
Waikiki Return 3:30
After a day of activities and fun, we return to Waikiki, just in time to make plans for the night. Mahalo
Frequently Asked Questions
Our Oahu tour lasts approximately 8 hours, depending on where you’re staying in Waikiki. Pickups are anywhere between 7:00-745 am, drop-offs are between 4:30-5:00 pm
Please bring extra cash for lunch, snacks, Dole’s pineapple ice cream etc. If you’re planning on swimming, and snorkeling please bring a towel and an extra change of clothes. Sunscreen is also highly recommended.
There will be many stops along the way, about every 30-45 minutes for restroom stops.
Cancel within 48 hrs no questions asked!
No problem! Many guests take the trip for sightseeing and all the amazing stops on the way to the north shore. The great thing about where we snorkel is that it’s is very shallow. Some participants just wade in the water and hang out on the beach!
Snorkeling with turtles is approximately 1 hour.
We don’t guarantee turtle sightings because we can’t control wildlife. However, it is highly likely because we work with the lifeguards on the north shore that do turtle spotting for us. If you don’t see turtles you may join the tour again for free until you see turtles!