Best Things to do on Oahu's North Shore

Everyone's heard of Oahu's North Shore for surfing, but it's much more than that.

The activities and towns of the North Shore are special and unique.

Snorkeling on the North Shore

Suggestions:  Shark's Cove or Kuilima Cove

Experience Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins

Snorkeling or sunset tours are easy ways to see the famous dolphins jumping and spinning off Oahu's North Shore.

Visit the Dole Pinapple Plantation

Yes, it's touristy but also fun and a wonderfully Oahu thing to do.

Enjoy a North Shore Sunset

Kawela Bay or Sunset Beach in Pupukea both have remarkable evening colors.

Epic, lush mountains at Kualoa Ranch

Just to the east of the North Shore, this nature reserve is the filming site of Jurassic Park and many other films.

Encounter Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles

Honu can be seen swimming off nearly every beach and cove on the North Shore, particularly Laniakea.

Always give wildlife ample space to exit the area if they need.

Food Truck Culture on the North Shore

Must-eat Hawaiian foods: ahi poke and garlic shrimp

Waimea Valley Waterfall Swim

One of the best things to do on the North Shore, don't miss the Waimea Valley Botanical Garden and waterfall hike.

You cannot miss the amazing plants and wildlife of the Waimea Valley.

All this and more on Oahu's North Shore.