The North Shore Shuttle resumed service on Monday, Aug.15, and will operate for three months
The shuttle will be based at the Princeville Airport and run between north shore resorts and visitor destinations in the area.
Funding is provided through a $300,000 grant from the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority with $160,000 going towards the shuttle and $140,000 for cultural restoration projects in Hā‘ena.
“We are very pleased that the shuttle is being offered to our residents and visitors once again. The pilot program, which ran about a year ago, clearly demonstrated that this service should be a component of efforts to reduce traffic in the area,” said Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. “I would like to extend a big mahalo to the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority for providing the funding for this program and cultural projects. Kudos also goes to Jeff Stone and Princeville Development for allowing the use of their airport facilities for shuttle operations, including a terminus, park and ride, office space, as well as an area for cleaning the shuttles.”
The mayor noted that it is through collaborations such as this that makes it possible for projects that benefit residents and visitors to come to fruition.
The hours of operation for the shuttle will be 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
The one-way fare per person for visitors will be $4 and residents will pay $2 per person.
Hawai‘i Executive Transportation will operate the shuttle utilizing two looped routes. One route will begin at the Princeville Airport with stops at seven Princeville resorts including the Westin Princeville, Wyndham Resorts’ Ka Eo Kai, Shearwater and Bali Hai Villas, The Cliffs at Princeville, The St. Regis Princeville Resort and Hanalei Bay Resort. The shuttle will also stop at the Princeville Center and Ching Young Village in Hanalei before returning to the Princeville Airport.
The second route will start at Ching Young Village with stops at the Wainiha General Store, Wainiha Road, Hanalei Colony Resort, Hā‘ena Beach Park, and Ke’e Beach before returning to Ching Young Village.
A transfer ticket will be issued to passengers wanting to transfer from the Princeville shuttle to the Hā‘ena shuttle or vice versa.
The shuttles have the capacity to carry up to 14 passengers with limited storage for beach chairs, boogie boards, mats and small coolers.
For more information, please contact the North Shore Shuttle – Hawaii Executive Transportation at 808-246-8650.