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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: Oahu Ultimate Grand Circle Island Tour

2. Oahu: Oahu Ultimate Grand Circle Island Tour

Discover the best of the island of Oahu on a guided day tour from Honolulu. Enjoy beautiful scenery and views from locations such as the Diamond Head State Monument, the Kahala Scenic Route, Makapu'u Point, and Turtle Beach as you learn about local history. After meeting in central Honolulu, depart to your first stop of the day, the Diamond Head State Monument. Stroll through the famous East Honolulu neighborhood and enjoy a breathtaking sunrise view over Maunalua Bay. Travel along the Kahala Scenic Route, known for its large concentration of expensive real estate and beachfront properties, which include some of the most expensive in the entire state. Visit the Halona Blowholetake "postcard-worthy" photos to show off to your friends. Continue to Makapu'u Point and capture stunning images of Rabbit Island's crater and cliffs. Experience firsthand why many famous movies were filmed at this location. Drive along Kauai's windward coast, from Waimanalo onward to Kualoa. Right before heading to Kualoa's Mac Nut Farm, stop for shave ice and ice cream. Try some free coffee samples, mac nuts, and take a picture in front of the Kamehameha Statue. Visit the appropriately named Turtle Beach on the North Shore and spot Green Hawaiian Sea Turtles. Enjoy some free time for swimming or sunbathing and this beautiful beach. Then, visit vintage farms and the surfer town of Hale'iwa as you learn about Hawaii's surfing culture and big wave competitions. Next, learn about Hawaiian pineapples at the Dole Plantation. Wander through the largest pineapple maze here, and you can find gifts for your loved ones. Finally, stop at the Green World Coffee Farm where you can enjoy samples of coffee and tea to sip while perusing the storefront. Afterward, relax on the journey back to Honolulu.

Oahu: North Shore Cageless Shark Snorkeling Tour

3. Oahu: North Shore Cageless Shark Snorkeling Tour

Join Oahu's original North Shore boat crew on a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Take a plunge beneath the waters of the North Shore and interact with sharks. Snorkel alongside your experienced guide, and keep your eyes ready to see ocean life. You may spot, dolphins, whales, sandbar sharks, Galapagos sharks, hammerheads, and even tiger sharks. Look for turtles and endemic fish as you traverse the blue Hawaii waters. A safety diver will be with you as you swim, helping you to understand the ocean and its residents. Water can get up to 250 feet deep and guests are encouraged to be experienced swimmers. Enjoy the water and animals in a small group of only 8.

Oahu: Diamond Head Crater Hike and North Shore Experience

4. Oahu: Diamond Head Crater Hike and North Shore Experience

Start your morning by hiking up Diamond Head Crater. Reach the lookout point and enjoy beautiful views of Waikiki and Honolulu. Stop at Halona Blowhole on the east side of Oahu to begin your sightseeing adventure. Head around the east side and make your way through to the north shore of Oahu. Visit the Tropical Farms Macadamia Nuts and have the chance to sample a variety of locally grown macadamia nuts. Experience The Kahuku Sugar Mill which contains many fantastic food trucks. Have the chance to purchase the popular and tasty garlic shrimp plates. Spend some time on the North shore and snap some great pictures at Haleiwa Beach Park. Finally, visit the Dole Plantation and check out their vibrant pineapple garden. Try some of the plantation's famous Dole Whip, and have the opportunity to buy some souvenirs.

Oahu's Amazing Circle Island Tour of Oahu in a Day

5. Oahu's Amazing Circle Island Tour of Oahu in a Day

Enjoy and Explore the magnificence of Oahu as you travel East, North and South on an Awesome or Amazing Circle Island Tour. You will be picked up directly from your Hotel and whisked around the Island with great stops for picture taking and just enjoying the beauty of the Island. You will leave the Island with a great experience of hearing about the history and culture of the Island by a professional Licensed Owner/Operator. Enjoy a day on the Island with the Legendary Captain Vince and or his Team. Experience all of these Amazing Stops like: A. Diamond Head Lookout. B. Halona Blowhole. C. Hawaii Treasure Store for Souvenir's. D. Byodo-In Japanese Temple. E. Macadamia Nut Farm. F. Chinaman's Hat. G. Fumi's Shrimp Truck. H. Virgil's Fruit Stand. (Cost $18 per plate "Cash"). I. Waimea Valley Botanical Garden and Waterfall. (Cost $20 per person "Cash" to avoid any Line. No waiting. J. Choice of Botanical Garden or Beach. K. Dole Plantation for Dole Whip Ice Cream "Has No Dairy". L. Pass by Iolani Palace. M. Pass by King Kamehameha Statue. N. Drop back off at your Hotel. Tours are 8 to 10 Hours factoring Traffic and Stop's. Mahalo Nui Loa, Captain Vince

Oahu: Full-Day Island Sightseeing Day Trip by Bus

6. Oahu: Full-Day Island Sightseeing Day Trip by Bus

Uncover Oahu’s majestic grandeur on a full-day day trip. Ride in a spacious and air-conditioned bus and be captivated by the unique beauty and the dramatic history that is found behind every corner. Take an unforgettable journey through the history of the island. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation. History comes alive before your eyes as you weave your way up the Koʻolau Mountains to the Nuʻuanu Pali Lookout where King Kamehameha I battled to unite the Hawaiian Islands.  Shortly after, gaze at the beautiful Byodo-In Temple, a replica of the Byodo-in Temple in Japan, built to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants in Hawaii.  Cruise along 7 miles of world-famous surfing beaches on Oahu’s north shore and sample the local flavors along the way. Waimea Valley and its waterfalls await you, discover this beautiful place steeped with history, spirituality and island traditions.  Follow your guide through the botanical gardens of this vast and tranquil setting. Learn how deeply embedded tradition is in today’s Hawaiian culture. Stop at the historic Dole Plantation surrounded by rows of pineapples and fields of sugarcane. Hear about how this plant became a symbol of Hawaii before returning to your accommodation. 

Oahu: Circle Island Tour with Lunch & Waimea Waterfall

7. Oahu: Circle Island Tour with Lunch & Waimea Waterfall

Join an exciting circle island excursion that will satisfy your senses and provide exceptional photo opportunities. Drive past Amelia Earhart Lookout Point on your way to the famous Halona Blowhole. Visit the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, and admire views of Chinaman’s Hat and Malaekahana Bay. Continue to one of the North Shore’s most famous shrimp stands, where you’ll be served your choice of 9 different sautéed shrimp plates, or other options. Drive through the town of Haleiwa and visit Sunset Beach before reaching Waimea Valley. This enchanting location, also known as the "Valley of the Priests," has been a sacred place for more than 700 years of Hawaiian history. Stop at the Arboretum and admire a scenic waterfall, before heading to the Dole Pineapple Plantation. Throughout your journey your nature guide will provide a fascinating narration about Hawaii’s bird and plant species, geology, history and culture. You’ll receive, a "Guide to Nature on Oahu" book as a gift.

Oahu: Valley of Waimea Falls Swim & Hike with Lunch & Dole

8. Oahu: Valley of Waimea Falls Swim & Hike with Lunch & Dole

Discover the rich culture and history of Hawaii as you explore the spectacular Waimea Valley. Create cherished memories by experiencing the natural beauty of Hawaii through scenic hiking and swimming in Waimea Waterfall. Knowledgeable guides will share fascinating insights into Hawaiian culture and history, providing a deeper understanding and appreciation of Waimea Valley. Join us for an unforgettable journey through one of Hawaii's most stunning natural wonders! -Greenworld Coffee Farm: Nature and You: Waimea Waterfall Hike tour starts with breakfast at Greenworld Coffee Farm, a beloved local favorite spot in Hawaii. Energize yourself with your choice of either the Spinach Tomato Bread or Sausage Roll before the hike. -Waimea Valley Hiking: The Waimea Valley hiking trail is an easy 1.5 mile hike that offers a diverse range of scenery to enjoy, including forests, gardens, and streams. The Botanical Garden located in the valley boasts 52 themed gardens with over 5,000 documented species of tropical and subtropical plants, making it home to the largest collection of endangered Hawaiian plants. As you make your way to the waterfall, you'll come across traditional Hawaiian Hale (houses) constructed using only natural materials like wood, grass, and coconut-fiver cordage. In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn the local Hawaiian culture by playing the traditional games and activities at the Hawaiian Game sites. -Waimea Waterfall Swimming: At the end of the trail, you will discover Waimea Falls, a remarkable natural pool that is surrounded by a green forest. It is the perfect place to take a refreshing swim. We will provide you with a life jacket for your safety. Please be prepared to take a refreshing dip in the waterfall! A changing station is available near the waterfall for you to change your swimsuit. -Lunch at Waimea Valley: After the hike and swim, you can enjoy a picnic-style lunch anywhere in Waimea Valley. We offer a choice of delicious wraps including Chicken Caesar, Veggie, or Grilled Shrimp, accompanied by bag of chips and a refreshing drink. -Dole Plantation: On the return from Waimea Valley, we will stop by the Dole Plantation, a popular tourist spot in Hawaii. Here, you can delight in a variety of pineapple-themed souvenirs and treats.

Oahu: Turtle Beach, Kualoa Ranch and Island Circle Adventure

9. Oahu: Turtle Beach, Kualoa Ranch and Island Circle Adventure

Explore the Island of Oahu on a guided sightseeing tour. Go to the Halona Blowhole and try to spot a whale, snorkel and see turtles at Turtle Beach and have a coffee at the Tropical Macadamia Nut Farm. Enjoy local Hawaiian lunch at Kualoa Ranch and a chocolate & spirits tasting at a local distillery. Leave the city behind and head out to the country. Rows of pineapple fields will lead you to the famous North Shore of Oahu. Check out Turtle Beach, to find the sea turtles swimming in the calm waters. Snorkel, swim or Basque in the sun. After some fun in the sun, we will head to Kualoa Ranch for some local farm to table style lunch. Sip on a cup of coffee at the Tropical Macadamia Nut Farm and try some local nutty treats and products. After lunch, head to Ko‘olau Distillery for a whiskey, gin, moonshine and Manoa Chocolate tasting. Next, see the highlights of the East shore including Halona Blowhole, the famous filming spot for Pirates of the Caribbean, 50 First Dates, and From Here to Eternity for some breathtaking photo opportunities. Lastly, return to your accommodation fulfilled from a great day in Oahu.

Oahu Island: The North Shore Dole Pineapple Farm Tour

10. Oahu Island: The North Shore Dole Pineapple Farm Tour

With exclusive access to the Dole pineapple fields, follow the Dole's process from planting to packaging pineapples on this day trip to Oahu's North Shore. Also, enjoy visits to GreenWorld Coffee Farms, Waialua Sugar Mill, Old Haleiwa Town, and the King Kamehameha Statue. Start the day with a quick trip to GreenWorld Coffee Farms for a local cup of coffee before heading to the Dole pineapple fields. At Dole, see the field workers planting, picking and processing the pineapples with a local guide. Enjoy a pineapple straight from the fields and receive a complimentary one to take home. After lunch at a local food truck, visit the historical Waialua Sugar Mill and stop for photos at the North Shore Beach. To wrap up the day trip, learn about Hawaii's agricultural history at the statue of King Kamehameha.

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What people are saying about Haleiwa

Great experience. Andrew was our guide and took us on a all day tour of Oahu that included North Shore beaches, a coffee farm, a Buddhist temple, a botanical garden. We saw a rare monk seal and Humpback whales. Lunch stop was at a collection of food trucks with great native dishes.

Love this app!!! Shakra was one of the best parts of our trip to Hawaii!!! We love to go off the beaten path on our time & this app was the perfect companion!!! Can’t wait to see if future travels in other parts of the world have it available!!!

I and an amazing time on this tour and the driver made it super fun with his enthusiasm personality. He made the trip super enjoyable and got us all laughing. Totally recommend this tour.

Fantastic way to see the island. We had a really memorable flight and experience

It was all fun: the driver, the places, even hula dancing in the bus.