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Full-Day North Shore Activities Tour from Oahu

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icon8 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Exchange Waikiki for Oahu’s North Shore on a day trip aboard the Surf Bus. Hop off at all the hot spots including the surfing beaches of Pipeline, Sunset Beach, and Waimea Bay. Choose from one activity and lunch or two activities like snorkeling, bike riding, a waterfall swim, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), learning to surf, or relaxing on the beach. A guide points out the green sea turtles, and you have time to explore Haleiwa Town.
  • Oahu day trip from Waikiki hotels to North Shore beaches
  • Informative guide shares commentary aboard the Surf Bus
  • Visit art galleries and shave-ice stands in Haleiwa Town
  • Select your choice of activities with the option of lunch
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Driver/guide
Live commentary on board
2 Activities or 1 Activity and lunch
Choice of snorkel gear, boogie board, bicycle, kayak or SUP board
Air-conditioned vehicle
Brief location and equipment tutorial
Gratuities
Towels

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Select the closest location to your hotel from the list below and email or contact us directly. DO NOT REPLY TO VIATOR OR TRIPADVISOR as we might not see it. Pick up Details for the 8am & 9am Departure: ----Ala Moana Hotel - Mahukona St. 7:45am (8am) 8:45am (9am) ----.Grand Islander - City Bus Stop (id 886) on Kalia Rd. 8am (8am) 9am (9am) ----Hawaii Army Museum - City Bus Stop (id 888) on Kalia Rd. 8:05am (8am) 9:05am (9am) ----Hotel La Croix - Olohana St. 8:05am (8am) 9:05am (9am) ----330 Royal Hawaiian Rd. - Across from Waikiki Shopping Plaza 8:10am (8am) 9:10am (9am) ----Moana Surfrider curbside 8:15am (8am) 9:15am (9am) ----Hyatt Regency on Koa Ave. under green awning 8:20am (8am) 9:20am (9am) ----Aston Waikiki Beach - Paokalani Ave. 8:20am (8am) 9:20am (9am)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Short walk to centrally located Waikiki Hotels for pick ups.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • All day tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Surf Bus
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-Day North Shore Activities Tour from Oahu?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day North Shore Activities Tour from Oahu.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day North Shore Activities Tour from Oahu?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day North Shore Activities Tour from Oahu.
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What is the social distancing policy during Full-Day North Shore Activities Tour from Oahu?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day North Shore Activities Tour from Oahu.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-Day North Shore Activities Tour from Oahu?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day North Shore Activities Tour from Oahu.

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  • "We had the options of bicycling, snorkeling shark’s cove, or going to the falls for our morning activity." See review

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Uncle Kevin is an...
Arshley_S
, Aug 2022
Uncle Kevin is an outstanding guide. He would be the same person I would request for the north shore
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Aloha and Mahalo for your review of uncle Kevin! He is truly an amazing tour guide and person in general! We are thankful for all of our guides at the surf bus and take pride in offering the best tour guides in Oahu! Hope to see you again aboard the surf bus, the first north shore activities tour in Hawaii!
star-5
Great snorkeling, driver...
Jen_F
, Aug 2022
Great snorkeling, driver had awesome stories a must do activity! We went with our 9 year old and 12 year old. Very safe. Thanks Kapena!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Mahalo for taking the tour! Kapena is full of great stories. Please recommend to anyone coming our way! Mahalo for taking the original and best north shore activity tour.
star-5
Amazing Tour
Atasha_Q
, Jul 2022
Awesome tour that you could take multiple days and experience differ activities. We took three tours during our stay and this one by far was the best!!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Aloha! Please come back and we will gift you with our second time visitor discount so you can partake in the activities that you didn't do! We, at the surf bus , the original north shore beach and turtle tour, took a long time to design an activities tour that would take folks off the bus and into doing fun activities on the beach! Great to hear that we were the best out of the three tours you took on Oahu! A hui ho, the surf bus !
star-5
Great to see the North Shore!
Anna_S
, Jul 2022
Uncle Kevin and Sam were wonderful, kind, knowledgeable and entertaining! We had a wonderful time and appreciate them making part of our vacation memorable
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Aloha and Mahalo for giving us the opportunity to make your vacation memorable! So nice to hear that Sam and Kevin were wonderful tour guides and hosts and we hope to have you again on the original north shore tour of Oahu, the surf bus! A hui ho
star-5
This was a mother /...
Jeanette_R
, Jul 2022
This was a mother / daughter trip with my 16 year old and it was a moment to bond - we loved everything about the tour and we captured so many memories!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Aloha Jeanette, isn't this what's all about? Life sharing moments with family which you will both cherish forever! It is about the experience and we are super happy to have been able to give to you aboard the surf bus, the original, and still the best, north shore of Oahu tour!
star-5
Sam was a great, ...
Cheryl_M
, Jul 2022
Sam was a great, friendly guide. Was very knowledgeable, very efficient and made our trip fantastic. Would definitely recommend
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Sam is our first tour guide back 12 years ago and we are so thankful that he has been part of our Ohana since then as he has added so much aloha to the surf bus. Sam is an amazing human who loves being a tour guide and he is one of the best on Oahu! Thanks for recommending the surf bus, the original, designed from scratch , run by locals, north shore beach and turtle tour!
star-5
Great
Jacqueline_S
, Jul 2022
The tour bus driver had excellent knowledge and was very friendly. The activities included were good. We did the waterfall hike and the staff up paddle boarding.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Aloha , We at the Surf Bus take pride in offering excellent tour bus drivers that could share a real Aloha Inn knowledge. Glad to hear the activities were good and you enjoyed the waterfall hike and stand up paddle boarding. We look forward to have you again on the north shore of Oahu aboard the original North Shore tour.
star-5
North Shore Activities with Uncle Kevin
Michelle_C
, Jul 2022
Best day out. Highly recommend. Uncle Kevin kept us informed and entertained as we drove up to the North Shore. The activities we chose included snorkeling at Shark's Cove, which was some of the best snorkeling I've done and kayaking up a stream where we saw a number of turtles. A little bit more time to explore Hale'iwa would have been appreciated, but overall a fantastic day out.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Great to hear it was one of your best days out! Uncle Kevin is a 5 star guide. Our activities are a great way to enjoy the island. TIme does go by fast when you’re having fun. Mahalo for taking the original and best north shore activity tour!
star-5
Great Tour
Cucharras_C
, Jul 2022
The bike ride was amazing, kayaking was fun and learning about the history and legends of Hawaii from the tour guide was great!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Aloha ! It is great to hear that the bike ride on the North Shore was amazing, and kayaking ! Your tour guide who knows so much about history and legends of Hawaii is Kapena and we really value our local Hawaiian guides who can share Hawai’s history with our guests! A hui ho from The original North Shore tour of Oahu!
star-5
Great tour guide, Cousin...
Chris_S
, Jul 2022
Great tour guide, Cousin G, very entertaining and knowledgeable about the island. Thanks for your Aloha
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Aloha and Mahalo for your review of cousin G. He is actually one legendary tour guide here on Oahu and we are very grateful to have him part of our Ohana! A hui ho ! From the original North Shore tour company!
star-5
Uncle Kevin was...
Senyang_Z
, Jul 2022
Uncle Kevin was phenomenal! It was absolutely one of the best experienced we had in Oahu. Kevin is really knowledge about every corner of this island. He took care of everyone in the shuttle like a family. Highly recommend the full day trip with Uncle Kevin!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Uncle Kevin is one of the best guides on the island. He treats everyone to a great day! Let people coming our way know that we will give them one of the best days of their vacation, on the original and best north shore activity tour!
star-5
SAM IZ THEE MAN 😄
Andrenique_W
, Jul 2022
Sam is THEE Man lol, my family and I truly enjoyed this experience and I HIGHLY recommend this tour!! We loved visiting the waterfall, although the hiking part it not so much lol wear comfortable shoes! My mother and brother enjoyed the paddle boat and kayaking as well. The only thing that upset me a bit was having our lunch vouchers not being honored from the kitchen staffers however Sam cleared everything and it was fine afterwards!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Oh yeah! We agree that Sam is the man! Sam is an amazing tour guide who has lots of patience with guests and is always ready to show Aloha and be helpful. He is One of the best tour guides on Oahu and we are very blessed to have him part of the original North Shore tour, The Surf Bus.
star-5
North Shore Tour
Donald_R
, Jun 2022
Sam, our tour guide was super-awesome in every aspect of the tour! The weather and the beauty of the North shore was phenomenal, thanks for a very enjoyable day.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Many thanks for your review off the North Shore tour and Sam our tour guide. Sam has been with us since the beginning and we are very blessed to have him part of our Ohana. We hope to see you again to enjoy on the North Shore of Oahu, aboard the original Surf Bus.
star-5
Great tour!
Kimberly_K
, Jun 2022
The North Shore was beautiful! I loved being able to stop at some local shops on the way! The macadamia nut store is amazing!! Uncle Kevin, our tour guide and driver, was very knowledgeable and funny! He made the experience so much fun!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Aloha Kimberly and Mahalo for your review of the North Shore. It is indeed beautiful and we're blessed to live here. Many thanks for your words about our awesome guide uncle Kevin and that you had a fun experience. We hope to take you around again aboard the original North Shore tour, The Surf Bus.
star-5
100% book the surf bus!
karen_k
, Jun 2022
The narration was great! Stopping along the way at the macadamian nut stand, pipe line and turtle beach was so neat. Highly recommend the snorkeling and kayak choices as well. Ps.... remember to BYOB on the surf bus 😉
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Aloha karen and it's great to hear that the narration was great and stopping along the way was very neat. We strive to keep The Surf Bus, the original North Shore tour on Oahu, the best tour around! Glad you enjoyed snorkeling and kayaking on the North Shore ! A hui ho! The Surf Bus
star-5
Family Fun
Stephanie_B
, Jun 2022
Cousin G was awesome! He got us everywhere on time and safely. He explained a lot about the culture and scenery on our ride. He was funny!! We picked 2 events,snorkeling and kayaking, and had plenty of time to enjoy them and get lunch. We had the best day!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Aloha family, Cousin G. is one of the best tour guides on Oahu and we are super blessed to have him guiding for our guests on The Surf Bus . I'm glad you got to do two events, snorkeling and kayaking and have plenty of Time to do so. Please let your friends and family know about our family run business: The original and still the best The Surf Bus.
star-5
Great Experience
Martin_G
, Jun 2022
Uncle Kevin was our Guide/Driver and was Amazing. So much fun and great information for all ages. Perfect Day !!!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
We like to give you the best day of your vacation! Kevin is a top notch tour guide, and we have a great assortment of choices, with time on your own. The original and best north shore activity tour!
star-5
Great way to learn about the island!
Nicholas_F
, Jun 2022
"Uncle Kevin" was great. We did the botanical garden walk with the waterfall and the town tour. In hindsight, we should have done the double kayak instead of the town tour. Kevin was an amazing tour guide. He supposedly grew up on the island and shared a lot of knowledge of the island. Pickup and dropoff went smoothly. There are lockers available at the stops. Also, sushi at the Foodland was delicious and highly recommended!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Mahalo for taking our “choose your own adventure tour.” Uncle Kevin is a top notch guide with years of experience. If you have people coming our way, send them on the original and best north shore activity tour!
star-5
Tour Guide and activities were great
Deanna_S
, Jun 2022
"Uncle" Kevin was phenomenal. We have always had a car to drive to the North Shore but this was our first guided tour. It felt like we were visiting for the first time and learning all about all things Hawaiian. At one point, I asked if his favorite class in school was History. It was. He's very funny and approachable. Great tour guide! Oh! The activities were great. We were confused on the booking on when we could get lunch. You get lunch on your first stop and you are able to do both activities and get lunch. Also, pickup location was confusing on the details. The actual tour is 5 stars
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Uncle Kevin is an awesome tour guide and we’re glad you had a wonderful time on our tour of choices. Pick up locations can be confusing if you book through 3rd party apps, as their system’s don’t communicate well sometimes. Next time, book direct. We are the original and best north shore activity tour.
star-5
Wonderful experience!!!
Saundra_H
, Jun 2022
Excellent experience with Uncle Kevin. He was able to provide great information about Hawaii as well as great recommendations throughout the day. Wonderful experience!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Kevin is an excellent guide and sure to give anyone a great day! We’re happy you enjoyed our tour of choices. Please recommend to family and friends. We are the original and best north shore activity tour! Mahalo.

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