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The Surf Bus

#5 of 42 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Haleiwa Features Animals
Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
+1 808-226-7299
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Day trip to the North Shore (Snorkeling and Stand Up Paddle)

Me and my girlfriend were on vacation in Hawaii and we were told by friends and family to go check... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Benjamin C
Great day out

Was picked up on time. Our driver / guide gave a lot of local knowledge, history and stories as he... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda B
Melbourne, Australia
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
+1 808-226-7299

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Me and my girlfriend were on vacation in Hawaii and we were told by friends and family to go check out the North Shore. The concierge at our hotel set us up with "The Surf Bus" day tour at the North Shore. We had a...More

Thank Benjamin C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was picked up on time. Our driver / guide gave a lot of local knowledge, history and stories as he drove along which were both interesting and humorous. You can choose from a couple different activities, snorkelling, swimming at a waterfall or stand up paddle...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic day on the North Shore. Loved swimming in the Waimea Falls pool & shopping in Haleiwa Town and our yummy lunch at the Shrimp Truck. Was also amazing to check out Sunset, Pipeline & Waimea beach's. Our driver Mike was very informative & entertaining....More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrific day with Mike x He was a wealth of knowledge about surfing and a ball of fun! Had time to swim, surf and even see turtles Best day ever and hope to do it again in Sept 17

Thank misspig52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday after work I was getting on the fwy in Kapolei to head home to Kailua and noticed I had a completely flat tire. I don't have Triple A and couldn't get in touch with my auto insurance after hours, but fortunately as I was...More

1  Thank treecho
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a fan of big bus tours, but I thought why not give a small tour a try..so I did.It was nice to not drive, and have a local take us to different places. Nice only that there were just 11 people on this...More

Thank Lorna B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did this tour with a family of 4 - 2 boys 17 & 15. There were only 9 people on the tour so we were picked up in a grey van, which was ok, would have been nice to actually go on the fun...More

Thank kms61
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

The North Shore tour was pretty good. This tour is different because you're dropped off in a location and given free time to do what you like. We opted for Waimea Falls (really amazing, you get to swim in the waterfall) and the beach in...More

Thank theginatron
Reviewed 12 April 2017

A good day out for a solid taste of the North Shore. We had teenagers and they were pretty well occupied for most of the day. Some of us did the snorkeling option in the morning stop which was unexpectedly good. Then we walked up...More

1  Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Fabulous day out.. Sam our driver very informative a wealth of information making this a fun day as well as educational.

Thank Deb D
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi! What if I am not staying in Waikiki? I am renting a place in North Shore. Are there other pick up options or a place to park in Waikiki and be picked up?
17 January 2017|
Response from leila a | Property representative |
Aloha If you are staying on the North Shore, you really don't need to get on the tour. Our tour leaves from Waikiki and takes about an hour to get to the North Shore, you will be wasting a lot of time to go to Waikiki and... More
Do I need water shoes to do snorkeling at the shark cove? I heard that there are a lots of sharp rocks there...
25 April 2016|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
They may be useful but not really necessary. I didn't use any as you can get to the cove walking on sand if you pick your way through the rocks. We took our own snorkelling gear & chose the bikes as our activity. Had plenty... More
Barbara M
Hi I wanted to know if you can only choose one activity in the morning and one in the afternoon? I would actually like to do more than one of the activities like being able to go snorkeling and boogie boarding in the morning.
29 March 2016|
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Response from leila a | Property representative |
Aloha, yes you can do one activity in the morning and one in the afternoon. You might also be able to go snorkeling and bodyboarding in the morning , if conditions are permitting. Usually, if you are able to go snorkeling it... More