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Address: North Shore, Oahu, HI

The northern region of Oahu is a destination in itself, offering a wide...

The northern region of Oahu is a destination in itself, offering a wide variety of natural wonders and resort activities.

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USD 73.30*
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Oahu Shark Dive
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USD 68.00*
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Surf Lessons on the North Shore of Oahu
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USD 114.95*
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The North Shore Tour

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Rent a car and get out of the city and visit the beaches with the biggest waves(in winter) Try the different eateries on the way shrimp , tacos ,shaved ice. Your cameras will get... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Mission, Canada
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Mission, Canada
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243 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rent a car and get out of the city and visit the beaches with the biggest waves(in winter) Try the different eateries on the way shrimp , tacos ,shaved ice. Your cameras will get a great workout. Draw back is busy 2 lane road

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Waikiki Beach is a tourist favorite, and I guess for many people it falls into the category of a "must see" attraction on a first trip to this Hawaiian island. This includes me and now I can say, "Been there done that." Waikiki with Diamondhead in the background is an iconic image of Hawaii. And time on the beach there... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

North sure is about an hours drive from waikiki and there isn't a heap there, besides big surf. Id definitely recommend a car if staying in north shore. The beach wasn't good for just swimming, l had my ten week old and it was so windy that sitting on the beach was uncomfortable. It was stunning to sit on the... More 

Thank Kelly V
Carseland, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friends and I rented a car to Narth Shore because we would like to see the surfing competition. It was the first time for me to see it. Nice.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The North Shore of Oahu is known for monster waves in the winter. However, on the day we visited (Waimea Bay, Banzai Pipeline, Sunset Beach) there was practically flat calm, with only Banzai offering enough surf to get the locals off the beach. It's a nice day's outing, and you should plan a brief stop at the Dole Plantation and/or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rented a car and made a whole day trip out of it. Beautiful part of the island away form the very touristy areas. Don't forget your camera!

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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is great place to spend some time. Much quieter than Waikiki and it has lots of shops and restaurants in the town as well. The beaches are great to see. We went during winter when the waves were big and there were lots of surfers out which was awesome to watch. Well worth making the trip

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rent a car and make the trip. The drive is such an easy scenic drive. Great areas to stop and grab some cool local eats

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Driving to this part of the island was thrilling seeing crashing waves and stunning scenery. It's completely different from waikiki, it's relaxed with surfers doing their thing. Some of the biggest waves I've seen on my travels.

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Mahnomen, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took two different trips up the North Shore. One in the late afternoon after visiting Dole Plantation and one in the early afternoon to go snorkeling at Sharks Cove. The drives were both worth it to see the sites. To see the "real" Hawaii out of the city limits. We saw surfers, some of the most beautiful scenery, and some... More 

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