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Address: North Shore, Oahu, HI
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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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$73*
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Oahu Shark Dive
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$149*
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Circle Island Sunset Photo Tour
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$223*
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Drive a Dune Buggy and Snorkel In the North Shore

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Best place to swim with the fish in Oahu besides Hanauma Bay

I snorkel at the Shark's Cove,North Shore. The variety of fish here is as many as that in Hanaumma Bay. A short distance walk to the water, just steps away. You don't have to walk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
mlam18
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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I snorkel at the Shark's Cove,North Shore. The variety of fish here is as many as that in Hanaumma Bay. A short distance walk to the water, just steps away. You don't have to walk long distance from the parking lot to the water as you do with H.Bay and walk uphill back to your car. You don't have line... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's a short 40 minute drive from the airport. Smaller towns and less crowded beaches. And a lot more turtles. It's a great spot and driving the coast was a highlight of the island for me.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The North Shore is definitely something to see if your on Oahu. It's a great day trip be sure to check out all the food trucks up there. Also one other hint: If you can go during the week do it much less traffic. Most of the roads up there are only 2 lane roads.

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Thank morrisy18
North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beaches, tasty restaurants, and friendly locals! Be sure to stop in Haleiwa (especially Macky's Shrimp Truck and The Coffee Gallery), check out Turtle Beach, and watch the sun set at the aptly named Sunset Beach.

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Thank pirateatheart07
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We browsed the shops in the village and strolled through town where a few boys were jumping into the inlet from a bridge. The town's an eclectic mix of old and new. Old buildings and new art, Traditional food, new recipes. You can chill or surf. No one cares. That's the beauty of North Shore and Hawaii in general. Take... More 

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Thank Michele Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fabulous day with Kevin, Nothing was too much trouble and it was obvious that he loves his job and showing people around his beautiful island. He had that special knack of making everyone comfortable. Lots of different activities and food!! Would recommend the trip to anyone....it is a fantastic way to see Oahu

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Highland, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

North Shore beach where the sand is amazing, the waves are insane (seasonal) the people are friendly, the view is breathtaking! Definitely stop and enjoy the scene at North Shore!

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Tynemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brilliant tour of The North Shore. Picked up near our hotel and offered a choice of activities like snorkelling, kayaking, walking or biking. Tour guide Ben was knowledgable and fun. We are family of four with two teenagers. Chose snorting in Shark Bay. Good equipment supplied and super location. Swam with beautiful sea turtles. Later kayaked down picturesque river and... More 

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Johnston, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

North Shore was awesome. Picturesque, everywhere and anywhere you looked. Great for pictures as you drive by the beach shore.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have never visited North Shore, it is a must. The drive from Honolulu is about 45 minutes. However, the traffic will slow down once you pass Haleiwa, and it is a one lane traffic. Best to come early and the leave back late or before 3pm. There are few must do stops on the highway. The first is... More 

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