On the North Shore Island Tour with E Noa Tours you will see the 3 best places to stop on Hawaii’s famous North Shore.
The North Shore on Oahu is simply one of the most beautiful and legendary places on earth. From lush green mountains to giant winter waves the North Shore Island Tour is guaranteed a day to remember. Our relaxing, no-rush tour will pick you up at your Waikiki Hotel at 11:30 am. You will experience the Windward side of Oahu and head north all the way up to Halewa.
Be ready for a fun packed day when the bright orange mini-bus picks you up at your hotel at your designated time (around 11:30 am). Make sure you are wearing walking shoes, comfortable clothes, a charged camera and a big bag for souvenirs. We also suggest that you bring reef safe sunscreen and a hat to protect you from the sun.
1. Byodo-In Temple
On the North Shore Island Tour you can expect to see the picturesque and majestic Byodo-In Temple located at the bottom the Ko’olau Mountains. The Byodo-In Temple in Hawaii is a small-scale replica of the over 950-year-old Byodo-in Temple in Japan. People of all religions and walks of life are welcome to appreciate the calming sight. Ring the giant five foot high, three ton brass bell, to bring you happiness and a long life. It is customarily rung before entering the temple. After visiting the 9 foot golden Amida Buddha board the orange mini-bus for your next adventure.
2. Sharks Cove
Explore Sharks Cove, sharks not included, this lava rock reef just looks like a shark. Rated one of the “Top Twelve Shore Dives in the World” by Scuba Diving Magazine, Sharks Cove is a unique location. In the winter giant north shore waves pound the lava rock reef and churn the ocean, in the summer the cove is swimmable and is teaming with underwater life. In the summer you can walk into the warm tide pools and check out fish and other creatures.
3. The Shrimp Truck
Foodies will have two wonderful opportunities to try local cuisine. The first stop is Fumi’s Kuhuku Shrimp. Fumi’s is a small stand along the road. Behind the truck are little shrimp ponds where the actual shrimp you are eating are raised. On every plate you will get Kuhuku Corn, two scoops of rice and a slice of pineapple to accompany your shrimp. Make sure you try the butter garlic a local favorite. If you like spicy try the spicy butter garlic it’s got a great kick. If your mouth is burning Dole Whip at Dole Plantation, the second food stop, will cool you down. It was created in 1976 for Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland in California. Made from local Dole Pineapples, Dole Whip is a non dairy soft serve ice cream with a luxurious mouth feel.
Hawaii comes alive and excitement is in the air on the North Shore E Noa tour. We promise you an adventure you will never forget.