Experience the famous Oahu North Shore
The Oahu North Shore Tour is known for its high energy and undeniably exciting photography adventure for surf and nature lovers, as well the coffee connoisseurs. We’re going on an epic sightseeing tour for brag-worthy photo content! Get your morning coffee fix by tasting 100% Hawaiian coffee at the Coffee Farm.
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, and this is only a taste of what’s to come!
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 stop on our Oahu North Shore Tour, we 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!
Afterwards, we head 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 with you. 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 the 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 this North Shore Tour hosts 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 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 one of the only sea turtle 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 laying on the beach along with their weight, age, and sex. It’s an exceptional 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 is 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 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!
Sites We Visit
Green World Coffee Farm
Famous Haleiwa sign
Sharks Cove or Waimea Bay
Waimea Falls (admission and trolly ride up included)
Waimea Botanical Gardens
Sunset Beach or Banzai Pipeline
Pu’u o Mahuka Heiau
North Shore Lookout
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.
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.