Travel off the beaten path and discover the scenic and cultural attractions of Oahu's remarkable North Shore on this excursion.
Boarding your coach at the pier, you will start your tour with a 30-minute drive over the Ko'olau Mountains to the Island's windward side and the fabled Valley of the Temples. Here, lying at the base of 2,000 ft. high lush green cliffs, you will find the picturesque Byodo-In Temple. The Temple was built in the 1960's to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrant workers in Hawaii. Today, the Temple may be recognized by some as one of the locations featured in the television show 'Lost'.
Continuing on, you will follow the scenic shoreline past China Man's Hat and Kahana Bay to Malaekahana State Beach Park, renowned for its native plant and seabird species. Beyond here is Kahuku, home of the North Shore shrimp farms. Here, you’ll stop at one of the locals' favorite shrimp trucks for some delicious locally farmed Garlic Shrimp, Fish or Chicken Plate and Hawaiian style shaved ice. Leaving Kahuku behind, it's on to world-famous Sunset Beach for a photo stop at this picturesque beach celebrated for its legendary towering waves that occur here during the winter months.
Your tour next travels to Haleiwa Beach Park, one of many surf breaks on the North Shore which make up a strip of what many surfers call “the 7 mile miracle”. After a stop for photos, you'll make your way south through the historic village of Haleiwa, colorful home to surfers, artists and craftspeople. Your route through this area of the Island offers up extensive views of pineapple fields and a final stop will be made at the Dole Pineapple Plantation.
Following your brief stop at the plantation, you will return directly to the cruise ship pier where your tour concludes.
Please note: This tour includes a limited amount of easy walking/standing, although there is some uneven terrain and sandy surfaces to negotiate at the beach stops. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Light-weight, casual clothing; sun caps; sunglasses; sunscreen and flat comfortable walking shoes are suggested.