North Shore Horseback Ride
Our new and exciting small group adventure takes you out of Waikiki to the beautiful North Shore of Oahu. Your driver guide will pick you up in Waikiki and will share the Mo’olelo (story) of this beautiful island on our morning drive. We’ll cross the Nu’uanu Pali Highway to the windward coastline surrounded by the towering Ko’olau Mountain Range, then onward to the famous North Shore where waves pound pristine white sandy beaches. Once on the North Shore, the real adventure begins. Your morning horse ride will take you up scenic mountain trails, through open pastures and a serene forest. Then enjoy a picnic lunch and soak up the beauty of the ranch. On our way back to Waikiki we’ll visit historic Haleiwa Town, home to Hawaii’s famous treat, shave ice.
- Chinaman’s Hat, officially Mokoli’i, or “little lizard” in Hawaiian, an islet in Kaneohe Bay aptly named for the cone-shaped hat worn by Chinese immigrants. Chinaman’s Hat will be viewed near Kualoa as we wind our way along the scenic coastline.
- North Shore Surfing Breaks, including world famous Sunset, Waimea Bay, and others, are viewed from your tour vehicle as it crosses the island’s big wave territory. The region is known for its fabulously large wintertime waves and international surfing competitions.
- Historic Haleiwa Town, with its preserved old plantation character and surf town image, makes its shops and restaurants popular among visitors and Oahu residents. It’s the gateway to the North Shore for those arriving from Honolulu and is the area’s largest commercial center.
- Cross the Nu’uanu Pali Highway over to Windward Oahu.
- See Chinaman’s Hat island offshore near Kualoa
- Enjoy a 1.5 hours horseback ride through stunning scenery.
- Enjoy a picnic lunch on the ranch
- North Shore world-famous surfing beaches of Sunset, Waimea Bay, and others
- Visit charming, historic Haleiwa Town
- See the coffee and pineapple farms of Central Oahu
Round-trip hotel transportation is included from convenient Waikiki locations. If your hotel or the place you are staying is not listed, we will pick you up at the closest location. Tour departs the first pickup location at 6:00 AM and returns at approximately 4:00-4:15 PM. 24 hours prior to your tour, please re-confirm your pickup time and location by calling 808-833-3000.
Depart: 6:00 AM Return: 4:00-4:15 PM
North Shore Horseback Ride
Ages 12 +
Children 7-11 yrs
Age 7-11 yrs
This adventure is operated by Polynesian Adventure Activities
-Guests must be at least 7 years of age to participate
-Level of difficulty easy to moderate
-Cancellations received up to 72 hours prior to tour for full refund
-Completed waiver must be completed prior to tour
-Long pants, closed toe shoes recommended
-Max weight for horseback riding: 240 lbs., under 18 years must ride with a helmet
-Tour will operate rain or shine, but if Gunstock Ranch cancels; guests will be welcomed on an extended Grand
Circle Island sightseeing tour or may rebook their tour.
If this tour is canceled with more than 72 hours’ notice, the total amount is refunded. If the tour is canceled without 72 hours’ notice, full charges apply. No shows incur full charges. Claims for refunds must be made within thirty days of the date of service.
Can I reserve this tour when I get to Hawaii?
It is recommended you pre-book to avoid disappointment as many of our tours and products are popular and can be sold out early.
Do your Hawaii tours operate on Christmas, Thanksgiving, and other holidays?
Many of the places we stop while on tour are closed on Christmas (December 25), Thanksgiving (third Thursday in November), and New Year’s Day (January 1).
Can I be dropped off at my hotel or in the city after my tour?
Generally, we pick passengers up at major hotels or airports. We return our guests to the place of pick up. We cannot accommodate luggage on tour. We cannot pick passengers up at the airport and return them to a hotel.
What languages are available for this tour?
Our tours are available in English and our Maui HaleakalaTours are available in other languages. Privately chartered vehicles have a choice of qualified guides that speak a variety of languages.
How far in advance can reserve tours?
You may reserve tours up to a year in advance.
I don’t know what date I am traveling yet. Can I reserve a tour and leave it open dated?
Our system does not allow for tours to be reserved without a date or a place of pick up.
When do I receive confirmation of my reservation?
You should receive a confirmation email of online reservations within two business days.
What should I wear on tour?
Please wear comfortable attire and shoes. Many tours traverse uneven walking surfaces. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are recommended. Bring a light sweater or jacket to Waimea Canyon (Kaua’i), Haleakala (Mau’i), Volcanoes National Park (Big Island), and any tour with air transportation.
What should I bring on my Hawaii tour?
You should bring items that allow you to be comfortable. You should wear sunscreen and bring a camera. Please do not leave anything of value unattended on the coach.
What is the “no bags” policy at the Arizona Memorial?
The U.S. Department of the Interior has instituted security guidelines that prohibit any item that offers concealment at Pearl Harbor. This includes purses, backpacks, fanny packs, etc. Stroller pockets must be emptied. A small camera is permitted.
You may check http://www.nps.gov/usar/planyourvisit/index.html for full details.
Will we see lava on the Volcano Adventure Tour?
We cannot predict the weather or lava viewing conditions. This volcano tour features change daily. We do not guarantee the sighting of active lava flows. Surface lava may be present but may not be viewable due to environmental conditions or time constraints.
Do you have ADA compliant vehicles?
Yes, we do have coaches with lifts.