Banzai Pipeline

Banzai Pipeline: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Honolulu: Oahu Helicopter Tour with Doors On or Off

1. From Honolulu: Oahu Helicopter Tour with Doors On or Off

Hop aboard a helicopter and admire Oahu’s landmarks on a guided flight tour from Honolulu. See the Waikiki skyline from above, fly past Diamond Head, and round the volcanic cliffs to Makapu’u Lighthouse. Choose a private or shared tour, with your choice of an on-or-off door experience. Make your way to the local partner’s helipad to begin your experience. Ascend above the city and follow the Windward Coast, with breathtaking views of the Ko’olau Mountains in the distance. Listen to your guide's live tour commentary. Pass Lanikai Beach and see its gorgeous coral formations. Cruise over Kaneohe Bay and discover why this place is regarded as one of the most scenic locations on Earth. Glide past the “Chinaman’s Hat” off the east coast of Oahu. See the Ka’a’awa Valley—the historic home of the island’s kings. Plus, take in views of the lush rainforest surrounding the Sacred Falls. Continue onto the North Shore to spot surfers at the Banzai Pipeline and Waimea Bay. Loop back to Honolulu and get a glimpse of the pineapple-tastic Dole Plantation. Finally, pass over the iconic Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, before returning to the helipad.

Oahu: Self-Drive Sightseeing Road Trip

2. Oahu: Self-Drive Sightseeing Road Trip

Combine the convenience of a tour with the flexibility of a road trip. This app will take you to O'ahu's best beaches and landscapes, as well as off-the-beaten-path gems. Explore the gorgeous and green Manoa Valley before driving to Tantalus Mountain for some breathtaking city views. After, visit the Punchbowl Memorial Cemetery and learn about its unique significance. Experiences you can have on the tour are: •⁠ Watch surfers at Banzai Pipeline •⁠ Hike to a waterfall at Waimea Valley •⁠ Eat garlic shrimp in Kahuku and shave ice in Haleiwa •⁠ Snorkel at Shark’s Cove (no sharks) •⁠ Grab a Dole Whip at the Dole Plantation •⁠ Hike Diamond Head Crater •⁠ Snorkel at Hanauma Bay •⁠ Hike Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail •⁠ Relax at Lanikai Beach •⁠ Grab lunch in Kailua Town •⁠ Explore Manoa Valley before driving to Tantalus Mountain

Waikiki: Oahu 120-Mile Full-Day Circle Island Tour

3. Waikiki: Oahu 120-Mile Full-Day Circle Island Tour

The popular Circle Island tour takes you on a scenic 120-mile trip around the beautiful island of Oahu. Enjoy a scenic drive along the slopes of Diamond Head and catch a view of some of Oahu’s most impressive homes in the Kahala area. The tour continues along the coastline to the famous Halona Blowhole, Sandy Beach, and Makapu’u Point. Get out that camera to capture the view of Windward Oahu from the scenic Nu’uanu Pali Lookout (subject to availability). Take a tram ride at Waimea Valley and swim in a waterfall-fed pool (weather permitting). Visit the Byodo-In Temple in the Valley of the Temples in Kaneohe, set against the majestic Ko’olau Mountains (admission included). Take a moment to meditate and take in the beautiful temple grounds, including traditional Japanese gardens and a koi pond. See the world famous North Shore beaches of Sunset, Banzai Pipeline, and Waimea Bay, home to big wave surfing and surf competitions like the Vans Triple Crown of Surf. Finally, stop at the Dole Plantation to read the information displays and presentations, as well as browse for gifts at the country store. This is sure to be an unforgettable Hawaiian experience.

Oahu: North Shore and Hanauma Bay Sightseeing Tour

4. Oahu: North Shore and Hanauma Bay Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a fun and relaxing day on Oahu with a sightseeing tour to the North Shore and along the Hanauma Bay coastline. See the famous Banzai Pipeline, where pro-surfers ride the waves. Head to Waimea Bay Beach Park or Waimea Falls (optional) to hike and see some gorgeous waterfalls.  For lunch, dig into some of the best shrimp on the island. Grab a plate, relax, and enjoy yourself. Finish the day at the Dole Plantation for a serving of tasty pineapple ice cream. End the tour with a ride south, where you will enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes on Oahu.

Dole Plantation, Haleiwa Town and Green World Coffee Farm

5. Dole Plantation, Haleiwa Town and Green World Coffee Farm

Explore Oahu with this van tour that includes pickup and drop-off from several hotels on the island. Drive through areas like enjoy some free time at Haleiwa Town. Taste some farm fresh flavors at the Dole Plantation, and the Green World Coffee Farm. Make your way to the Dole Plantation. Sample farm-fresh pineapple products and visit the Country Store where you can buy original goods and souvenirs or some tasty DoleWhip®. Arrive at Haleiwa Town where you will have some time to stretch your legs, shop for souvenirs at the vibrantly-colored boutique shops, or purchase some delicious shaved ice. Take in the atmosphere of Old Hawaii where time passes more slowly than in Honolulu. Visit the Green World Coffee Farm, a coffee farm which has a stylish café. Buy a cup of fresh coffee while viewing the natural beauty of Hawaii. Return to your hotel after a satisfying day on Oahu's North Shore.

Oahu: Island Highlights Tour with Transfer and Food Sampling

6. Oahu: Island Highlights Tour with Transfer and Food Sampling

Explore the whole island of Oahu in one single trip on this guided journey. Enjoy the beautiful natural scenery and snap pictures of your favorite landmarks and sample locally grown foods. Visit the world-renowned Dole Plantation for the possibility to buy a refreshing pineapple treat. From Waikiki, travel along the east coast of Oahu, while making photo stops at Diamond Head Beach Park lookout and Blow Hole lookout. Sample Hawaiian coffee and various nuts at the Macadamia Nut Farm before continuing north. Drive through the North Shore, where the world's best surfers compete in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. See Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach, and Banzai Pipeline, then arrive at Haleiwa Town for some time to relax, shop or try some famous shaved ice. Ride back to Waikiki with a stop at Dole Plantation, where you can purchase a world-famous pineapple Dole Whip.

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What people are saying about Banzai Pipeline

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 274 reviews

The narrative was great and the points of interest an excellent mix. This experience is a long day but worth it. We had trouble starting at the starting point as there was nowhere to park so we could get the app / navigation going so we ended up missing the first 12 narrations but it was ok as they were mostly navigation.

Definitely recommend. I should have downloaded earlier and pre-planned to take advantage of the app even more. We got to tour the whole island and learned about culture and scenic spots that we would have not known otherwise. Music was great and so was the guide! Made the trip worth it.

Definitely recommend doors off! And as a heads up, the pilot will fly you over this amazing waterfall. Start recording right away… I missed my opportunity and wasn’t able to get the shot.

Very great for a solo trip. I was able to tour the entire island of Oahu before my flight at noon! This app saved my trip!

Thank you for the amazing experience. It was a beautiful tour and we would definitely recommend this to anyone. Thank you.