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The Surf Bus

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Address: Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
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+1 808-226-7299
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Tours and Activities on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Not only you get...

Tours and Activities on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Not only you get to see the most beautiful beaches in Oahu, but you also have a chance to do something fun! Either kayak, stand up paddle, snorkel, walk to a waterfall, swim, bike ride, bodyboard, learn to surf or just cruise on the beach. Visit historic Haleiwa town for lunch and shopping and get up close to the Hawaiian green sea turtles, all on this full day activities tour! FREEDOM TO DO YOUR OWN THING!

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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... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lorna B

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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 day. Our driver Acey was a cool and laid back guy from kanaole(sp). He took... More 

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Reviewed 1 week 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 bus,d but understand why due to the smaller group. As you get two activities included... More 

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10 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 the morning and in the afternoon we had the shrimp food truck lunch which was... More 

Thank theginatron
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 to Waimea Bay and jumped off "the rock". Saw several turtles on the beach. The... More 

Thank Andrew T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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South Portland, Maine
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The morning was great. Mike was our guide and he was knowledgeable, fun, and friendly. He has lived on the island for more than thirty years and knew just about everything. The problem came in the afternoon when we were supposed to surfing. We got to the beach and the instructor never showed up! Luckily there was another surf school... More 

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leila a, Manager at The Surf Bus, responded to this review

Aloha, we apologize for the surf lesson problem. That really hasn't happened before and because of it, we have stopped working with that surf instructor and now only work with Uncle Bryan Surf School. Mike is a Surf Bus full time driver and since it was a small size group, he chose to drive his own van that day. Please... More 

Quebec, Canada
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

I personally paid for the Shark watching in a cage. It was awesome, but a little long, and in the end, in fact you see only sharks. It's nice, but maybe overvalued. With that activity, I could choose another one. I chose to go to the Weima Waterfall. I loved it. After that, I rejoined the rest of the party... More 

Thank Bill O
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

I have visited Oahu (Waikiki)for many years. This year, I saw the surf bus go by in waikiki. I was intrigued and I went on line to investigate. In the past, I have driven on my own to the north shore but never spent extended time there. The surf bus intrigued me because it gave me the ease to explore... More 

Thank AMHWinnipeg
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

My friends and I chose this tour because we didn't want to be stuck on a bus all day. Mike our tour guide was very informative and loads of fun. We drove over to the North Shore where we had a choice of activities, these included Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling, Bike Riding, Snorkelling or Swimming in a Waterfall and for... More 

Thank deborahb299
Bondurant, Iowa
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Mike the tour guide expertly led us to Haleiwa Town, one of the coolest spots on earth. The morning was spent shopping, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. After a great food truck lunch, we then spent time swimming at Waimea Falls and ended the day at Waimea Beach, getting to know the surf up close and personal. Everyone was... More 

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