Haleiwa Tips – North Shore Hawaii Tour with DanielsHawaii
There is a little town on the North Shore of Oahu called Haleiwa. It is part of our North Shore Hawaii Tour. It also has an interesting nickname. Check out our video to find out what the nickname is! Interested in a Hawaii Tour with DanielsHawaii? Book our small group tours here.
History of Haleiwa
Haleiwa has its name from a Hotel that was opened on the North Shore in 1898. An American businessman and plantation owner built a hotel and called it “Hale’iwa”. Hale is the Hawaiian word for “House” and “Iwa” is a frigatebird.
To get the guests to his hotel, the businessman built a rail. The rail started in Waikiki and went around the westside, or the Leeward side, of the island, around Kaena point. It would stop in front of his hotel, Hale’iwa, and then go back into town.
Unfortunately we do not have that rail anymore, but the town of Haleiwa is still there. Haleiwa is the biggest town on the North Shore of Oahu. Almost 4,000 people call Haleiwa their home. Learn more about the Hawaiian history with these amazing books. (link here)
Haleiwa Tips – North Shore Tour
On the DanielsHawaii tour you get to explore Haleiwa. You can stroll through the town and browse through the shops. Haleiwa is called the Waikiki of the North Shore since there are a lot of shops, just like Waikiki. Unlike Waikiki you won’t find the Versace, Gucci or Chanel stores in Haleiwa.
Haleiwa is home of artists, galleries and surf shops. There are some great restaurants in Haleiwa and activities like shark cage diving or fishing trips start in Haleiwa harbor.
Visit famous spots on DanielsHawaii Tour
On our North Shore Hawaii Tour with DanielsHawaii you get to stop at the Dole Plantation before going to Haleiwa and we stop at turtle beach. Laniakea after your shopping trip.
After that we head over to the food trucks, where you get to try local hawaiian food, shrimp, Poke Bowls or if you like Korean BBQ or Mexican, feel free to go with that.
The tour is a great way to explore beaches, surf spots and see Hawaiian wildlife like turtles and sometimes even Hawaiian monk seals. Our experienced guides will tell you about the history of Hawaii and guide you through the beautiful nature of Oahu.
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