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Oahu’s North Shore Photo Experience
World-Famous beaches and turtles are waiting for you on the North Shore of Oahu. The best North Shore tour on Oahu!
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
6:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Duration: 8.5 Hours
- Adult (13 & Up)
- Child (5-12)
- Infant (4 & Under)
- Private (1-4 Guests)
- Private (5-9 Guests)
- Private (10-14 Guests)
Experience the famous North Shore of Oahu | Turtles, Waves, and Waterfalls!
The Oahu North Shore Tour is known for its high energy and undeniably exciting photography adventure for surf and nature lovers, as well as the coffee connoisseurs. We’re going on an epic sightseeing tour for brag-worthy photo content!
Escape from the Waikiki jungle and into the heart of old Hawaii. Find iconic locations, giant waves, and sleeping turtles on this adventure of the North Shore.
Stops at the legendary dive spot of Sharks Cove and Waimea bay will be on the list of photo spots. Ask your guide to show you how to use the panoramic feature to capture it all!
You will see Waimea Falls where you can jump in if you have bathing shorts with you. Take photos of this beautiful forest-filled waterfall with no one else around. The walkout of the garden will give you the opportunity to see all the flowers and birds of Waimea.
Want to see where it all goes down for the surfers? The Banzai Pipeline is a must-stop on any tour of the North Shore of Oahu. Whether you come to Hawaii in the summer or winter, it is something you must see. The winter can hold waves over 50 feet while the summer’s clear waters will take your breath away. No matter when you are here, the Banzai Pipeline is a place you will never forget.
By this time your tummy is calling to you. Do not worry, the food trucks are soon but we have a few more stops. How about the turtles in Hawaii? We are going to do our absolute best in finding you the Green Hawaiian Sea Turtles posing on the beach for us. These amazing sea turtles will complete your photo adventure on the North Shore.
Before we head back home we will enjoy the variety of options for food in Haleiwa. The food trucks and local restaurants offer so many different choices of food. With plenty of time, you will be able to enjoy your meal and also have time to walk the streets, checking out the local art shops.
Do not miss out on this North Shore Tour. We have done the planning on all our stops allowing you to see the North Shore without the crowds and really get to know the area. Your photos will tell a great story of your time up on the North Shore of Oahu.
You’ll be in excitement on this sightseeing adventure curated intentionally to include unforgettable views that make for gorgeous photographs. Expect pristine beaches, pounding shore breaks, surfing daredevils, the green sea turtle, waterfalls, and this is only a taste of what’s to come!
Sites We Visit
- Green World Coffee Farm
- Famous Haleiwa sign
- Sharks Cove
- Waimea Falls (admission included)
- Waimea Botanical Gardens
- Banzai Pipeline
- Pu’u o Mahuka Heiau
- Food trucks (not catered)
- Walk Historic Haleiwa Town
- Shave ice (not catered)
What to bring
- Do not bring more than you can carry. Nothing is left in the van when we are out shooting to prevent theft.
- We provide you with a tripod. You may bring your own.
- Wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes. (recommended)
- Bring a bathing suit if you want to jump into the waterfall.
- Bring something to drink for yourself.
- We will stop for coffee at a coffee farm first thing on this tour.
- We recommend you bring additional batteries and memory cards for your camera. We would hate to see you miss out.
Oahu Photography Tours offers you a unique opportunity to experience the infamous North Shore of Oahu. You’ll be in excitement on a sightseeing adventure curated intentionally to include unforgettable views that make for gorgeous photographs. Expect pristine beaches, pounding shore breaks, surfing daredevils, the green sea turtle, waterfalls, lush gardens, and this is only a taste of what’s to come!
You’ll kick start the day at Green World Coffee Farm, a small local farm known for producing excellent 100% Hawaiian coffee. Get your caffeine fix while acquainting yourself with the unique flavor locked in Hawaiian coffee. We will then get a photo of you next to the world-famous “Haleiwa” town sign!
Next, you head over to the legendary dive spot of Sharks Cove, a significant hotspot during the summer months for free-diving and scuba diving. Be consumed by the panoramic views and see if you can capture the atmosphere’s spaciousness in your photos!
Afterward, you will be taken to Waimea Falls and enjoy a trolley ride to get an excellent vantage of the cascading waterfall where you can jump in if you have bathing shorts. You’ll be able to photograph this force of nature from a great perspective as it sprays mist and pounds water onto lava rocks. Ask your guide to show you how your smartphone can take fantastic photos of the falls. There will be time for you to explore the beautiful meandering pathways weaving through the flora and lush tropical jungle as you make our way back to the park entrance. You may even be lucky enough to spot a rare native Hawaiian bird perched on native trees – bring your zoom on this tour!
Next, you cruise over to the Banzai Pipeline in search of the perfect wave: crisp, fluid, and rolling. These are the kind of waves you’ll find only on Oahu’s North Shore, a top Oahu attraction for surf lovers. Stretching for more than 7 miles, the spectacular beaches of the North Shore host the world’s premier surfing competitions during the peak wintertime months, including the Super Bowl of wave riding and the Vans Triple Crown of surfing. These massive waves can sometimes swell up to fifty feet! The big, glassy winter waves of this legendary surf mecca attract the best surfers in the world.
Before heading to lunch, you will stop by Turtle Beach to look for the basking Hawaii Green Sea Turtles. Being one of the only sea turtles in the world that lays itself on the white sand, you will have the chance to capture one of a kind photographs of the prehistoric reptile. A local volunteer group will be able to tell you who is lying on the beach along with their weight, age, and sex. It’s an excellent site to see, and unfortunately, we cannot guarantee you will see the turtles on the beach, but we will make sure to do our very best to make that happen.
Oahu’s North Shore is also home to a flourishing food truck and local food scene, and we take full advantage of this delicious variety of food by stopping in to enjoy lunch. There is a hui (a lot) of meals to choose from to please every pallet: Enjoy anything from garlic shrimp, fresh fish, and jambalaya to giant burgers and Acai bowls right on the outskirts of Haleiwa! Oh, so ono!
To walk off the meal, you can stroll through the charming old town of Haleiwa, a pleasant local town filled with local style, country ambiance, classic surf shops, boutiques, and art galleries. Locals say that if you want to experience the atmosphere of Hawaii from 50 years ago, visit the North Shore! For those who love a real-time warp, this is a must-do activity on Hawaii’s North Shore.
Before heading back to Waikiki, we’re sure to take you to get a “shave ice” treat to top off a day of terrific memories and fantastic photos!
You don’t want to go home only to tell people you didn’t go to the North Shore of Oahu. That’s like saying you went to Washington D.C and didn’t see the white house. You found the best tour of the North Shore, now it’s time to find the day you are coming. Click that Book Now button and make it happen.