The North Shore
Days Available: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
- Green World Coffee Farm
- Famous Haleiwa Sign
- Sharks Cove or Waimea Bay
- Waimea Falls
- Sunset Beach or Banzai Pipeline
- Pu’u o Mahuka Heiau
- Turtle Beach
- Food Trucks (lunch stop) *
- Walk Haleiwa
- Shave Ice *
Oahu Photography Tours offers a specialty North Shore Tour for those wishing to experience the infamous North Shore of Oahu. You’ll be guided on a sightseeing adventure curated intentionally to include unforgettable views that make for gorgeous photographs. Expect pristine beaches, pounding shore breaks, local daredevils, the green sea turtle, waterfalls, and this is only a taste of what’s to come!
Your Day at a Glance
We 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. Don’t forget to get a photo next to the world-famous “Haleiwa” town sign!
Next, we head over to the legendary surf spot of Waimea Bay, a historically influential hotspot during the birth of big wave surfing. Be consumed by the panoramic views and see if you can capture the atmosphere’s spaciousness in your photos!
Afterwards, we head to Waimea Falls and enjoy a trolley ride to get a great vantage of the cascading waterfall. You’ll be able to photograph this force of nature from a great perspective as it sprays mist and pounds water onto lava rocks. There will be time for you to explore the beautiful meandering pathways weaving through the flora and lush tropical jungle as we 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, we cruise over to Sunset Beach or Banzai Pipeline in search of the perfect wave: crisp, fluid, and rolling. These are the kind of waves you’ll find 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 winter months, including the Super Bowl of wave riding and the Vans Triple Crown of surfing. These massive waves can sometimes swell up to forty feet! The big, glassy winter waves of this legendary surf mecca attract the best surfers in the world.
Before heading to lunch we will stop by Turtle Beach to look for the basking Hawaii Green sea Turtle. Being the only sea turtle in the world that lays itself on the white sand you will have the chance to capture some one of kind photographs of the prehistoric reptile. A local volunteer group will be able to tell you who is laying on the beach along with their weight, age, and sex. It’s a very special 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 scene, and we take full advantage this delicious variety of food by stopping in to enjoy lunch. There are a hui (a lot) of meals to choose from to please every pallet: Enjoy anything from garlic shrimp, fresh fish, and jambalaya to Nutella crepes and Acai bowls right on the outskirts of Haleiwa! Oh, so ono!
To walk off the meal, we stroll through the charming town of Haleiwa, a pleasant town filled with local style, country ambiance, and cool 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 good time warp, this is a must do activity in 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!