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We begin the day on the East side of Oahu at the stunning location of Sandy Beach. Arriving in time to catch the sunrise, you’ll have the opportunity to photograph the drama of daylight as it casts away the night.

Next, we’ll continue along the scenic Kaiwi shoreline, stopping at Makapu’u Lookout and Makapu’u Beach, where you can play with distance to capture spectacular landscapes. You will be guided to spots of epic natural phenomena, including giant tide pools, the dwelling places of extinct volcanoes, and a hidden blowhole. You’ll even have the chance to capture the famous Makapu’u lighthouse trademark, an essential image of any Oahu photography tour!

Moving on to Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, ranked as the number one beach in America. The longest uninterrupted white-sand beach on all of Oahu lined with unique Australian ironwood trees creates a dynamic interplay between the visual elements of earth, sky, and water, and adds a real richness to your Hawaii photos.

Next stop is on the Windward coast at the magnificent Ko’olau Mountains. To stand in the presence of these ancient formations creates an energy of pure appreciation. Experience the atmosphere and capture the memory through gorgeous photographs before heading off to the Kalapawai Market for a tasty breakfast. This market has been a part of Hawaiian life since 1932 and offers a wide selection of food and drink that will melt your taste buds!

After recharging with a satisfying breakfast, this Hawaii tour will head over to a lookout of Kaneohe Bay to soak in the view of crystal clear waters. This site is one of the must-do activities in Oahu because it’s one of the largest sandbars in the world! Knock that off your Hawaii tour bucket list!

Cruising over to the Byodo-In Temple brings the focus onto architectural design and themes of spiritual mindfulness and the esoteric. The Byodo-In Temple is a non-denominational shrine located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii in the Valley of the Temples.

Our Circle Island Sunrise tour continues to pass through Waiahole before stopping at Kualoa Beach Park to see the small island officially named Mokoli'i, but more commonly known as Chinaman’s Hat. We’ll then head to the Windward coast to view the country scenery, local and colorful fruit stands, and a stunning 150-year-old Banyan tree as we make our way to the famous North Shore.

Depending on the time of year, you’ll witness the world-famous Banzai Pipeline and the daredevil surfers who test the power unleashed through oceanic waves, or you’ll search for the beloved Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle who basks on white sandy beaches.

Our final stop is at the Dole Plantation. At the end of this curated photography tour of Oahu, your fun-filled day will leave you with an array of quality photographs. Bring your images home to share with loved ones and carry forward your enjoyment of photography play! 

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Overview
See Hawaii's best and most beautiful attractions during this incredible tour that's designed with the photographer in mind. Spend 10 hours navigating breathtaking landscapes, Hawaiian sunrise, navigating the picturesque coast of Oahu and seeking out green sea turtles. This tour allows travelers to stop often and ensures visitors leave having captured the best images of this iconic island.
Highlights
  • Hawaii Photo Tour

  • Capture the stunning Oahu sunrise on film

  • Spend 10 hours snapping photos around the island

  • Stop as often as you’d likeStop when you’d like

  • Seek out green turtles and other local wildlife

  • Gain insider knowledge from your professional guide

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best Photo Tour Ever Taken!

I like to take photo tours everywhere I go, if there is one available. It is a great way to meet other photographers, and get a great local's perspective on places to shoot. Of all the tours I have done, this one was by far...More

1  Thank Tlabranche
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile
De-Jay’s custom tour, complete with Shurtles!

Our tour was AMAZING. From the minute De-Jay picked us up we laughed our way around the island - kinda like riding along with a mate who you haven’t seen in a while.. even though we weren’t armed with DSLR cameras and Bazooka lenses, he...More

2  Thank Greg P
De-Jay H, Manager at Oahu Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Greg, I felt the exact same way after meeting your group. The tour was far to short and I wish it would have gone longer. The entire group really bonded through the day and the humor sure did flow. Thank you for taking the...More

Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile
Favorite activity on the island

We have a teenage photographer and DJ provided an amazing tour complete with great scenery, interesting history and local cuisine that made for a fabulous day! From sunrise to early afternoon we felt like a local. Can't wait to see all the photos he took...More

2  Thank Kim D
De-Jay H, Manager at Oahu Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Aloha Kim, Your kiddo was a delight to have on the tour and a great learner! I am sure that the future is bright for your budding photog! The day sure did breeze by fast with how much fun we all had together. I really...More

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Awesome Tour Awesome Guide

We took this tour in March last year (July 2017 was the closest option I could choose from the dropdown list ... ) and we enjoyed it very much. I thought I posted my review but for my surprise I recently found a note saying:...More

2  Thank VeroBGood
De-Jay H, Manager at Oahu Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Aloha! I am still here! I don't have any plans on going anywhere just yet, I love this place and this job! The private tour option you mentioned is right on for all levels as we can angle those tours more towards a photography class...More

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Great experience with lasting memories

I can't recommend this tour highly enough. Even for those who don't have a keen interest in photography, but who just want great shots on their phone will love this tour. My wife and I did this tour, our guide Alex was very helpful in...More

2  Thank pcotugno
De-Jay H, Manager at Oahu Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Aloha! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing review for us! Alex has built this company from the ground up with the intent of making our guests feel like friends and locals for the day while we travel around the...More

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