Oahu’s North Shore

HON 106-101
  • Visit & Explore the Byodo Temple
  • Visit Chinamans Hat
  • Visit Malaekahana Beach Park
  • Lunch at the the Kahuku Shrimp Truck
  • Visit a couple beaches for photos stops
  • Visit Dole Plantation
Program Overview
Country: Hawaii, United States
Depart: 01/12/2017 1015
Return: 01/12/2017 1645
Duration: Full-Day
Difficulty: Moderate
Capacity: Min. 30 / Max 50
Program Fee
$114 (early booking: $108)

Field Work Conflicts
  • NR 120A Environmental Conservation
  • ECON/AREC 240 Issues in Environmental Economics
  • PHIL 345 500 Environmental Ethics
  • POLS 437 International Security
  • E 339 Literature of the Earth
  • E 333 500 Critical Studies of Popular Texts
  • NR 150 Oceanography (Section 1)

Travel with the island’s premier eco-tour company on an exciting journey of discovery to the famous North Shore of Oahu. 

Driving over the jagged Ko’olau Mountains and the extremely scenic H3 freeway (the most expensive freeway ever built) to the windward side of the island, our first stop is the fabled Valley of the Temples where we visit the picturesque Byodo-In Temple located at the base of stunning 2000 foot lush green cliffs.

Then, travel north along the scenic shoreline past Chinaman’s Hat and Kahana Bay to Malaekahana Bay, a great opportunity to observe several native plant species while marveling at the breathtaking views of the wild and rugged eastern-Oahu coastline.

Continuing North to Kahuku, home of the North Shore’ world-famous shrimp farms you will observe endangered wetland birds, including Black-neck stilts, Hawaiian coots and Moorhens. Stopping at one of the locals’ favorite shrimp trucks, try some delicious locally-farmed garlic shrimp, fish or a chicken plate and Hawaiian-style shaved ice. Here, at one of the North Shore’s most famous shrimp stands you will be served your choice of nine different sautéed shrimp plates, fresh lemon and steaming rice while your nature guide provides information about Hawaii’s aquaculture efforts.

After lunch, a short drive will bring you to beautiful Sunset Beach, where incredible waves thrill viewers, especially between November and April and is famous for hosting many international surf contests. 

Following the stunning coastline of legendary Waimea Bay, one of the world’s finest big-wave surfing beaches, we stop at a well-known basking and feeding ground to look for wild Green Sea TurtlesTraveling South we drive through the colorful and historic village of Haleiwa, home to many surfers, artists and craftspeople and one of many surf breaks on the North Shore that make up a strip of what many surfers call ‘the seven-mile miracle’. 

After passing extensive pineapple fields we arrive at our last stop, the historic Dole Plantation. Your tour is led by a naturalist guide who will provide interesting and fun information about Hawaii’s birds, plants, geology, geography, history, marine biology and oceanography throughout your adventure. 

Meals Included

Lunch and shaved ice

Special Note

Children under the age of 5 are not permitted. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.