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Best of Oahu Tour - North Shore Beach Bus Adventure & Snorkel at Hanauma Bay

Overall Rating

4.504.50 / 5


2 reviews (Post a review)

An action packed day out!

Reviewed by: Loren & Dannielle, 2018/04/05

We are so glad we picked this tour for our holiday! It began with prompt pick up from our hotel, Doug and Damo were our guides for the day and they had wonderful local knowledge. We travelled straight up to the north shore to pipeline beach and waimea bay, where we were able to go cliff jumping. We then continued on to Tsue's farm for a plate lunch (have the spicy shrimp it was delicious) and stand up paddleboarding (or kayaking) - we were given great tips and everyone in the group was able to stand up on their board! We then moved to the Dole Plantation for some dole whip (this is a short stop, not long enough for the maze or train). After here, we travelled to Hanamau bay for snorkelling - we had plenty of time here to explore and snorkel with the turtles and fish. We were then picked up and driven back to waikiki. On the drive back, Doug educated us in the local restaurants and happy hours.

Overall, this day was action packed - much more than other tours we've done. Thanks for a great day!!

Attended as:Friends
Activity Date:2018/03/26
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Our North Shore and Hanauma Bay Snorkel Tour!

Reviewed by: Mother daughter trip, 2018/03/19

We had a great fun filled day! Our tour guide was Damian, he's a local and will tell you about the culture and some hot spots to try out. First, we stopped at a local coffee shop that served Australian coffee, many were very thankful since its an early morning start :) from there we went straight up to the Pipeline, then to Waimea Bay, you have the option to go to the bay or walk Waimea Falls, however it was not recommended to spend the $16 for it, as it is a smaller water fall and might like another better such as Manoa Falls, that you can take a bus too from Waikiki Beach. We were a little bummed about this as we wanted to see a water fall but didn't go for it and relaxed on the beach instead. Still we had to the option to go! (granted it was a rainy weekend) From Waimea Bay we headed out for lunch at a small farm, there we took off on our Kayaking and Stand up Paddle boarding. We chose to Kayak my 9 year old has always been terrified of kayaking but she did it this time! So it was great. From there we headed to Dole Plantation for half an hour, and tried some delicious Dole whip, the tour states that dole whip is included in the tour, it is not.. we were a little bummed by this but no problem we purchased our own. However, this is something I think they need to revise on the add here on Veltra. Then our favorite part of the day was Hanuama Bay, we snorkeled for about an hour, it was great!

Reply from activity provider


We are happy to hear that you had a good time with North Shore Bus. We apologize for having the incorrect information about the Dole Whip on our website, we have updated the page to reflect the correct inclusions. Thank you very much for taking the time to post about your experience! We hope your Hawaii vacation will be a memory to remember to make you want to come back and visit us again.

Mahalo Nui Loa,
VELTRA Customer Support

Attended as:Families with Young Children
Activity Date:2018/02/25
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