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Beautiful Colors of Hawaii Photo Tour
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Beautiful Colors of Hawaii Photo Tour

By Oahu Photography Tours
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See Oahu’s beaches, mountain ranges, and blue skies through your camera lens on this island photography tour. Perfect for visitors who want to see top sights while honing photography skills. Don’t worry about missing out on Oahu’s well-known and hidden spots and leave the driving and logistics to your guide.
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Ages 0-99, max of 7 per group
Duration: 5h 30m
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Photography tour of Oahu with stops in Hanauma Bay and Waimanalo
  • Professional photography instruction and tripod rental included
  • Learn photography techniques and bring home beautiful keepsakes
  • Hassle-free round-trip transportation from Waikiki hotels

  • Local, photographer guide and driver
  • Pick-up and drop-off at select area hotels
  • Air-conditioned minivan transport
  • Entry/Admission - Oahu
What's not included
  • Food and drinks

Begin the day with a hotel pickup and then head to Tantalus Lookout, where you go over your camera’s features and get your bearings with panoramic views of Diamond Head and Waikiki. Next, stop at the Nu‘uanu Pali Lookout for some Hawaiian history and views of Oahu’s Windward Coast. Then it’s on to the Windward side of the island to see the Ko’olau Mountains up close, and get your toes in the sand at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park. Stop to admire the natural beauty here and then it’s time for lunch (own expense) at Ono Steaks and Shrimp Shack, where you can taste authentic Hawaiian dishes, such as fresh fish and kalua pork. Continue on to Makapu’u Beach Lookout and Sandy Beach to see giant waves, and finally stop at Hanauma Bay, a protected marine life conservation area known for its colorful coral reefs, before returning to your hotel.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • You must contact us to verify your pickup time and location.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Pier 2 Cruise Terminal, 521 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
      • Pier 10, Honolulu Harbor Fishery Management Area, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
      Additional pickup options
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
      • 151 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
      • Don Ho Street, Don Ho St, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 18030P3

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • Involves a small amount of walking
        • Operates rain or shine; dress appropriately
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 18030P3

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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Tantalus Lookout Puu Ualakaa State Park
          Stop: 20 minutes
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        • 2
          Nuʻuanu Pali Lookout
          Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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        • 3
          Ono Steaks and Shrimp Shack
          Stop: 45 minutes
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        • 4
          Waimanalo Beach
          Stop: 20 minutes
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        • 5
          Makapu'u Point
          Stop: 20 minutes
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        • 6
          Halona Blowhole
          Stop: 20 minutes
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        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
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        • Oahu Photography Tours
          2,208
          Honolulu, Hawaii
          Joined in December 2011
        • AnnFromM
          0 contributions
          So much fun!
          Andrew was awesome. Very informative and had great stories. Really took time with everyone. Stopped for the best donuts too. This has been the highlight of our trip so far. Highly recommended ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
          Written February 24, 2024
        • debkingsa
          0 contributions
          Wonderful
          I loved this tour. They picked us up from our hotel and took us to three awesome places for pictures of the sunset and the stars. Mac showed us how to use our own cameras and iPhones to capture the stars. Loved the light show too. Will do this again when I get the chance
          Written February 19, 2024
        • joyfulabstracts
          0 contributions
          An experience to appreciate for a life time
          Kurt was warm hearted, philosophical, a good teacher who was able to embrace the skill level and diverse photo interests of the group. His teaching technique was informative, constructive and for me personally expanded my knowledge of how to use my phone. the day was rainy and overcast which may have impinged the richness of the images I wanted to capture but that was secondary to the experience and the teaching I received.
          Written February 19, 2024
        • Debra B
          0 contributions
          Must Do tour if you love taking photos
          Highly recommend his tour. I had Kurt as our guide. He took us to great locations around the Island. Kurt showed us different ways to take photos with our phones. Kurt is very knowledgeable about photography. We also enjoyed a few food stops along the way.
          Written February 14, 2024
        • JBeerman
          0 contributions
          Private Night Photography Tour
          Mac and the tour exceeded my expectations. Firstly, I contacted Oahu Photography Tours to book a private tour because my husband, father, and I wanted individual lessons on how to manually set our cameras for night photography and we were not necessarily looking for the traditional night tour. The level of hands-on attention we were seeking wouldn't have been appropriate in a tour with other guests. But, I was also concerned that we would be given the traditional night tour and that it wouldn't be tailored to our specific needs. Fortunately, Mac genuinely listened to what we hoped to get out the private tour and he over delivered. He was completely flexible in the sense that he changed his normal routine and essentially taught us how to take scenic nighttime photos. He gave us numerous tips that helped us improve our night photography from focusing skills to maximize the sharpenss of the stars in our photos to manually adjusting the white balance. Mac is extremely knowledgeable about photography - including nighttime photography - patient, and energetic. He also genuinely wanted the three of us to get more comfortable using our cameras and have a good time while doing it. After slowly demonstrating what to do and answering our numerous questions, he would take our cameras , completely jumble the settings, and then allow us to reset them and manually refocus to infinity until he was confident that we could easily do it in the semi-darkness. I genuinely appreciated that he wasn't watching the clock and just waiting to drop us back off. Instead, he patiently worked with us even though we did run over the scheduled tour time. Huge Mahalo to Mac and OPT.
          Written February 14, 2024
        • elizabethgW8255PQ
          0 contributions
          The Best day!
          Our photography tour with Gabe today was so incredible. It exceeded all our expectations and it was a day we will never forget! We loved it!!! Gabe was so kind, friendly, super knowledgeable, helpful, and fun! We felt like we made a new friend! We started with the sunrise at Sandy’s beach, which was incredible and we got the best pictures. Then we made our way onto the Byodo Temple, which was one of the most beautiful and serene places we’ve ever seen. We got to see the black swan, feed the little birds and feed the fish in the koi pond. We then made our way to get delicious donuts; watch some of the pro surfing competition in the North Shore (it was our luck it was happening today!); get a delicious lunch ; and visit such a cool coffee farm. We had enough time at each place to feel like we really enjoyed it, and Gabe somehow kept us on exactly the right b schedule. Oh and we got to stop and see turtles and whales, too! We can’t thank Gabe enough for such a special, incredible day.
          Written February 12, 2024
        • bonita2024
          0 contributions
          Beautiful Colors of Hawaii Photo Tour
          In 2017 Alex, the owner of Oahu Photography Tours, was our guide on the Circle Island Photo Sunset Tour. Since it was one of the best excursions we had on that World Cruise, as soon as the itinerary came out for this 2024 World Cruise, I booked another tour with this company. This time Kurt was our guide. Kurt was as knowledgeable, helpful and fun as Alex was. He showed us so many incredible vistas and gave advice on how best to photograph them. He was great for expert photographers like my husband as well as novices like me. Kurt was willing to spend extra time with me explaining different ways to use my iPhone camera to get incredible photos. These were valuable lessons I will surely use on future excursions. I can’t recommend this company enough. Don’t miss the opportunity to tour with them next time you are in Oahu.
          Written February 11, 2024
        • janetsF2801GX
          0 contributions
          Great experience to capture some of the beauty of O’Hau
          This was by far the BEST tour we’ve been on in our travels. Kurt was engaging and not only knowledgeable about the island, but was so helpful in getting better photos while using my phone! He spent time with everyone on the tour and caught some great natural action shots of everyone in our small “photo family.” Getting up early to catch the beauty of the day is well worth it and ending the day with hot fresh donuts can’t be beat. This is a MUST do!
          Written February 11, 2024
        • erintS625PZ
          0 contributions
          10/10 reccomend
          My boyfriend and I went on this tour guided by Alex, we had such an amazing time! He was very informative about the island and the food, he made us feel very comfortable and welcome. We were able to try lots of popular local food and visited beautiful sites. I would definitely recommend this tour for people visiting the Hawaii for the first time!! Thank you Alex!
          Written February 10, 2024
        • Lois A
          0 contributions
          Great experience with a fantastic guide.
          We had a wonderful time on this excursion with Gabe as our guide. Even before pickup, he was in touch with us to confirm his arrival time. This took any stress away and allowed us to start the trip relaxed and happy. The van was very comfortable and since they limit the number of participants (ours had 7 total) everyone got along fabulously. Gabe has a great sense of humor and was able to share his knowledge of the island easily. Each stop was beautiful and offered something different. Although the itinerary was a bit different than what the website stated, Gabe assured me it would be even better. I have to agree that he was right on all accounts. Our lunch stop was incredibly good. The entire group raved to the owner how good it was. Watching the sun set at the cliffs was a lasting memory. All in all it was a wonderful day and we can look back on our beautiful pictures to remember it by. Thanks Gabe.
          Written February 9, 2024
        • Tank-57_traveller
          0 contributions
          Excellent tour of the island of Oahu
          The tour guide Mac provided me an exciting, fun and great experience of the various beautiful sites throughout the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Highly recommend the tour from Oahu Photography Tours.
          Written February 9, 2024
        • Tank-57_traveller
          0 contributions
          Excellent Tour of Oahu Island
          The tour guide Alex provide an fun exciting and great experience of the various beautiful sites in Oahu Island in Hawaii.
          Written February 9, 2024
        • lizpethb
          0 contributions
          Highly recommended tour , you will love it !
          This tour would have not been a fun tour experience if not for our guide, Mac . He was incredibly funny, and knowledgeable too. We toured all the amazing places incl the North Shore Pipeline Surf competition, Nu’unaunu Pali. Mac took many beautiful pictures that I would not have been able to. My husband and I had a really enjoyable day !
          Written February 7, 2024
        • nic0lem22
          0 contributions
          Excellent way to see the island!
          This was one of the best tours my family and I did while on Oahu! Our tour guide Andrew was so kind and knowledgeable about the places we visited. The views were awesome! Definitely recommend if you enjoy taking pictures!
          Written January 19, 2024
        • 863sherrik
          0 contributions
          Beautiful Experience!
          I had an AMAZING time. Kurt was a wonderful tour guide! Despite some issues and people, he remained professional and very friendly. Thank you for such a wonderful experience! Aloha 💜. I definitely recommend this tour.
          Written January 16, 2024
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        John W
        4 contributions
        Dec 2022
        Kurt, our tour guide, led the four of us (a family, and myself) to new places I'd never been before, as well as a few I had been. Every location had great views and Kurt's knowledge and enthusiasm helped us all take better pictures than we had before. I had a great time discovering new places around O'ahu, an island I thought I knew. I recommend this tour to show you new things about the island, and if not, then new things about how to look at the scenery and compose pictures in a new way.
        Written December 27, 2022
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        We are happy to know that we could make your tour delightful. We look forward to showing you more of the island next time you are in town.
        Written November 6, 2023
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        Aicha G
        Mount Rainier, MD4 contributions
        Nov 2020 • Family
        Alex is a wealth of knowledge. We went on the tour yesterday on November 2nd, 2020 for my daughter’s 8th birthday. It exceeded my expectations. For a family who loves to pose, we really appreciated his extensive photography knowledge. The sightseeing was beautiful and the food delicious. This tour was our favorite part of the trip.
        Written November 3, 2020
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        Thank you so much for taking time to write a review for us! It's glad we were able to get you out of the hustle and bustle of the city and show you what the island really has to offer.
        Written September 27, 2023
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        Jeremy S
        3 contributions
        May 2022 • Friends
        Our guide Kole was the best you could ask for. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and when faced with some daunting circumstances on the tour, handled everything quickly and professionally. The tour’s stops never felt rushed, and Kole’s expertise on history, ecology, and photography was exemplary. Views were spectacular, of course — pictured is a section off to one side of the Halona Blow Hole. If you take this particular tour, a light jacket or windbreaker would probably be a good idea due to the wind at the Halona Blow Hole and Makapu’u Lookout.
        Written May 19, 2022
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        Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are glad that we were able to make your tour memorable. Other travelers will appreciate your review, thank you.
        Written October 19, 2023
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        Chris T
        Sydney, Australia1 contribution
        Nov 2022
        We would highly recommend this trip. We saw some off the beaten tracks places as well as the well known photo ops. Our guide (Kurt) went out of his way to provide a great experience and was generous with his knowledge and understanding of the photography process.
        Written November 22, 2022
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        We are glad that we were able to make your tour memorable. Your valuable feedback will be helpful for other travelers.
        Written November 3, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Nokie N
        Atascadero, CA1 contribution
        Jul 2021
        Booking was very easy on their website. Email information was accurate and driver Kurt was an amazing person to show the wonderful spots of Oahu. He was very considerate with any concerns that came up on the trip and was able to adjust accordingly. I would highly recommend any of their photography tours.
        Written August 8, 2021
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        Thank you so much for leaving this review. Hope to see you again.
        Written October 5, 2023
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        Shecanbuild
        O'Fallon, MO2 contributions
        Kurt and Clarence were amazing. Super fun, chill guys. Great vibe. We did this tour our first day and it was perfect. So many photo ops and beautiful spots. Kurt shows you some tricks on how to best use your iPhone to capture the best photos. Couldn’t recommend this tour more!
        Written March 21, 2022
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        We are obliged to know that you had a great experience with us on this trip. Thank you so much for sharing your experience.
        Written October 17, 2023
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        Lisa C
        Westborough, MA7 contributions
        Jan 2020 • Family
        My teenage daughter and I love photography. We were gifted 2 seats on the Oahu Photography Tour for Christmas. We knew traveling from Boston MA to Hawaii would offer great photo taking opportunities. This tour took us to such incredible sights! We ventured to places we would have never gone otherwise. Alex was a great tour guide. He was professional, accommodating and very personable. He had us laughing the whole time. He gave lots of info on the island. He also gave great suggestions on how to improve our shooting techniques. This tour is great for professionals and novices alike. We would love to have the time to do all of the tours offered. We will definitely be back on our next trip here. Highly recommend!!!
        Written January 5, 2020
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        We can't tell you how much it means to us that you took the time out to write a review for us and allowed us to take you around for the day. We hope that, should you return to Oahu, you look us up and we can spend another day together! Take care, and thank you again.
        Written September 21, 2023
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        Gregory M
        10 contributions
        Oct 2023 • Couples
        Had a wonderful tour. Took really great pictures. Newe was our tour guide. She was truly amazing. Extremely talented professional and friendly. We learned a lot about Hawaii and had a great time. Newe rocks!!!!
        Written October 5, 2023
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        That was nice of you to leave us a review. Thank you for joining us. Hope to see you again.
        Written November 23, 2023
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        wils0nfamily4
        Greater Newcastle, Australia14 contributions
        Jan 2019 • Couples
        This tour was our last activity before returning to Australia and it didn't disappoint. As the saying goes - we left the best until last. Mac was our tour guide and he was great. A bundle of energy with an amazing knowledge of his surroundings and the history of Hawaii. There were only 3 of us on the tour on this day which was a perfect size as Mac could spend lots of time helping us with our photography shots. He was also always on hand to take a photo of us when we wanted one taken. This is the perfect way to get out of the hustle and bustle of Waikiki see the island without having the hassle of driving yourself and provided us with the opportunity to learn a lot about the island. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone. Ask for Mac as your guide
        Written January 7, 2019
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        Aloha Wilson Family, Thank you so very much for taking the time out of your day to write this review for us! Mac is our newest guide but has surpassed all of our expectations of him and has just been nailing the tours and making everyone happy, we couldn't have asked for a better guide to join our team! I showed his this review and he just smiled and said to tell you thank you! Mahalo!
        Written January 9, 2019
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        Martin T
        Adelaide, Australia52 contributions
        May 2019 • Couples
        If you are considering a photographic tour this is a good one to look out for. Our tour guide Mac really made the experience comfortable and the locations were awesome. We were picked up on time from hotel the transportation was excellent, lunch was good.
        My only negative is that I am not sure inspiring photographers have grasped this tour yet. Our party of 6 had only 2 DSLR cameras and the rest iphone's.
        Written May 24, 2019
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        Thank you for your review, Martin. I would like to respond to your review regarding the lack of DSLR cameras on our tour. We have been in business for over 8 years and have seen a great shift in photography. In the beginning, we had nothing but DSLR, and point and shoots cameras. The groups were the same in the type of person, just different cameras. Now, jump to 2019, we see that most of the people that were trying to get into photography realized that for their needs, a phone is just the right camera for them. They take amazing photos and are able to share them with their friends and family as soon as they take them. Our tours are designed for everyone and anyone that wants to come out and get great photos of Hawaii no matter what camera they have. The guides are here to help anyone with whatever camera they bring on the tour because we feel its not the camera that takes a good photo, it's you :) Thank you again for your review Martin, I just wanted to let people know that you can bring a DSLR, Smartphone, Drone, Point & Shoot, or even a film camera to enjoy any of our tours.
        Written May 25, 2019
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