The Surf Bus - North Shore Activities Tour

The Surf Bus - North Shore Activities Tour

The Surf Bus - North Shore Activities Tour
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
The Surf Bus is the Original North Shore Tour, created & run by long-time surfer residents. We know the North Shore, so rest assure, you'll get the best experience as not only you'll see the most beautiful beaches in Oahu, but you'll also do something fun, with local expertise! Kayak, stand up paddle, snorkel, walk to a waterfall, swim, bike ride, surf, bodyboard, learn to surf or just cruise on the beach. Visit historic Haleiwa town for lunch/ shopping and get up-close to the Hawaiian green sea turtles, all on a full-day tour! FREEDOM TO DO YOUR OWN THING on a small group setting!
Haleiwa, Hawaii
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2023

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CJB201253872
Melbourne Beach, FL4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
The experience was fabulous, but our tour guide known as "Uncle Kevin" was fantastic. He was very informative; he was so upbeat, and his energy was contagious. Uncle Kevin obviously has a wealth of knowledge of the island, with this being my first trip to Hawaii. I would recommend you consider "The Surf Bus" and "Uncle Kevin" as your guide. You will love it when he sings Tiny Bubbles by the one and only Don Ho and got the whole bus to join in.

I will certainly do a repeat of this awesome day!
Written June 11, 2021
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lisakanode
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
My daughter and I had a blast on this tour. Our guide was informative and entertaining, the stops along the way were interesting and fun with plenty of time not to feel rushed. I would recommend Cousin "G" to be your guide if you get the chance to take this tour while you are visiting Waikiki Beach, Honolulu. I also recommend snorkeling at Sharks Cove, water was clear and the fish were beautiful! We worked hard to find a sea turtle and that we did! Thanks Cousin "G"
Written July 30, 2021
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21otr
El Paso, TX3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
We signed up for a North Shore Excursion through Helehele travel at the Aulani Disney Resort we were staying at. It was a full day excursion and we were worried about being off the beautiful resort all day. We were pleasantly surprised with an excellent, very knowledgeable driver/tour guide. He asked us to call him “Cap” and provided just the right amount of historical context and a wealth of island legend. He kept us all (including 3 teenagers) completely enthralled. Afterwards the kids kept talking about some of the stories he told us and recognized some of the queen and kings names as we drove around town. He kept us on a flexible schedule giving us more time where we were more interested but still got us to where we needed to be on time. After being dropped off at our hotel my 17 year old realized she dropped her cell phone on the bus. Cap was nice enough to go out of his way, and return it to us the next day, on his day off and refused to accept a tip or any compensation. He stated he knows what it’s like to be a Dad! I would highly recommend this tour company and request Cap as your driver if possible!
Written October 6, 2021
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brendadavies12
Hillsboro, OR1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
Imagine being picked up at the airport by a Hawaiian local who knows the ins and outs of Oahu! Well if you are lucky like my family, this is what you will get!! Our tour guide talked to us while driving through Oahu, teaching us about Hawaiian culture while pointing out different scenic areas.
At our stopping points, we saw turtles, We had plenty of time for snorkeling where all the gear was provided! We also enjoyed kayaking (be sure to wear sunscreen). Honestly, our tour guide made the trip. It is a long day of riding in the bus but you see so much of the land of Oahu and he chose to tell us about the land and culture. My family really learned a lot and enjoyed this tour the most! We highly recommend this tour regardless of your tour guide it is definitely one you will write home about!!! Enjoy & Mahlo!!!
Written July 31, 2021
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Hyrum W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Our driver “Creepy Uncle Kevin” as he introduced himself was very funny and informative. The north shore tour is absolutely beautiful and snorkeling in Shark’s Cove was a highlight of our trip. This is a must for 1st time visitors!
Written September 27, 2022
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Robert L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We were a group of 13 and did a private tour with Sam. He was great tour guide and tour bus driver, giving us interesting info about the Island as we toured about, and he helped us best utilize our time during the day. The tour bus was very comfortable.

In addition dealing with the owner to get this arranged was made very simple and he was very helpful answering our questions.

Our group of 13 all loved the experience.
Written June 5, 2022
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John K
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Kevin, our tour guide was very good and quite knowledgeable. The bus was cool and comfortable. We were picked up at 8:00 am, and even though the whole trip was relaxed and laid back, we still got back to our hotel pretty much on schedule at 5:30 pm, despite road construction, detours and the usual traffic. The food trucks at Halewei on the North Shore are just so-so. They really need someplace to wash your hands since the burgers are very juicy. The nearby Foodland grocery store has good sandwiches and wraps (but no public restrooms - not sure how the Health Dept can allow this at food establishments). Activities include a 25 minute hike on a pave trail back to Waimea Fall, Kayaking on a calm channel and paddle boards. There are numerous snorkeling areas and surfing opportunities, but you have to bring your own gear or rent. Overall, it’s a nice experience.
Written March 31, 2023
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Snorkle waterfall kayak stand up paddle and bikes is what we do , gear is included in price
Written April 6, 2023
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Geoff v
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We really enjoyed The Surf Bus Tour
We picked this tour for to see North shore beaches and go snorkeling and kayaking, but the tour was so much more.
The tour guide “uncle Kevin “ gave lots of interesting trivia about the island and gave a bit of a locals insight into Oahu.
Wish we had done this earlier in our stay
Written January 7, 2020
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Leila Remais
Leila Remais
Aloha and Mahalo for your review of the north shore surf bus tour! The original north shore tour! Hope to see you again on your next visit to Hawaii!
Written January 10, 2020
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cruisingdent
Winchester, CA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
Uncle G went out of his way to accommodate everyone on the bus and did it with a smile and a joke. Saw waterfall, wild birds and turtles. Got to swim below the waterfall, take a narrated nature hike , kayak up a river , and snorkel with the fish and turtles. Uncle G was a true local and really knows his land which made this trip memorable.
Written July 23, 2021
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jmjmarkle
Huntsville, UT17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Sam, the Man our driver and guide could not have been better! It was a challenging day with tons of rain and less than ideal conditions. Sam kept his passengers happy and gave great information about not only Oahu but also the rest of this beautiful state. We appreciated his positivity and obvious love of his home.
Written February 5, 2023
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