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Sunrise Plus Island Tour

By Blue Hawaii Photo Tours
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Ages 10-90, max of 6 per group
Duration: 8h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • Tripods
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned 12 passenger van
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6880P6

        • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • 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 6 travelers

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

        How much is Sunrise Plus Island Tour?
        Sunrise Plus Island Tour price starts from $165.00. Discover and book Sunrise Plus Island Tour on Tripadvisor
        What is the Sunrise Plus Island Tour cancellation policy?
        Sunrise Plus Island Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Sunrise Plus Island Tour on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides Sunrise Plus Island Tour?
        Sunrise Plus Island Tour is hosted by Blue Hawaii Photo Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Blue Hawaii Photo Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Sunrise Plus Island Tour on Tripadvisor
        How much time do I need for Sunrise Plus Island Tour?
        On average, this experience will take approximately 8h 30m. Discover and book Sunrise Plus Island Tour on Tripadvisor

        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: 6880P6

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        Steve S
        17 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2020
        Having always been a want to be photographer, the chance to take pictures in one of the most beautiful places on the planet was too much for me to pass up. I visited Oahu during the Covid pandemic from 12/4/2020 through 12/14/2020 and while many businesses were closed due to lack of visitors. I found a photo tour with Blue Hawaii was available. I booked it and based on other tours I had booked was not certain it would even run due to not enough guests to make it worthwhile. To my surprise the evening before my tour, I got a text confirming the tour. It was from the owner, Marie, who said I was the only passenger that day, I immediately offered to reschedule so she would not have to do a full tour with only one person and likely lose money. But she insisted as she did not want to disappoint me. I added the sunrise photo tour to my island tour so that we could get a full day in and start early.

        Remember me saying I am a 'want to be' photographer. Well, that is true. I have a Nikon D5300 that I basically use as a point and shoot with all auto settings. I have always wanted to have someone show me how to get the most out of it. This seemed like a good time, and it was.

        Marie picked me up right on time and gave me some background about where we would be going and photographing. She was incredibly patient and I struggled getting walking on the 'lava rocks' at the beach and helped me understand timing of the photo for the best ocean 'splash'.

        She walked me through the settings on the camera, not once or twice but many times as I would forget how to coordinate the aperture and the ISO and speed. She even helped me understand what white balance is and when and how to set it for the best dramatic pictures. By the time the day was done, I felt like I had been through a masters class in photography.

        Through the day as we drove she gave great little tidbits of information not just about photography but also about the island and its history. Pointing out not just historic locations but stumbling onto the taping of a current TV show where they made us sit for 5 minutes while they were preparing to shoot. That gave us a chance to get pictures of a certain red Ferrari. While some of this was just fortunate timing and certainly not something you can expect on a typical tour. I hope it shows that there is much more to the tours from Blue Hawaii Photo tours than just taking pictures.

        If you are in Oahu, do yourself a favor and book a day with these folks. Whether you are an experienced photographer, a want to be (like me), use your phone camera or even just want to see some great local venues and learn a little about the island, Blue Hawaii Photo Tours will not disappoint.

        Aloha, I look forward to another trip someday soon.
        Written December 20, 2020
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        Aloha Steve, Oh my what a nice review. I'm so happy you enjoyed the tour. I love to show guests how to use their cameras and share my passion for photography while we take a road trip around the island. That was so much fun to run into the TV production for Magnum PI. What a treat to see and take snapshots of his red Ferrari! I look forward to seeing you again my friend.
        Written December 22, 2020
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        Kimberly R
        Ocean City, MD17 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        I did the Sunrise plus Island Tour and this is a great way to see Hawaii, especially if you don’t have a car. There were only 4 people in our tour group which was perfect, and our tour guide Patti was knowledgeable both about the island and photography. You don’t need a professional camera, you can take some great photos with your phone camera. I do have a DSLR, but I am posting some phone photos.
        Written February 13, 2020
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        Kathy
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We had a great tour with Nelson. We were picked up at our hotel very early so we could see the sunrise overlooking Hanauma Bay. Absolutely gorgeous! We continue to other photogenic areas on the island and even saw some sea turtles. Nelson provided information on the sites we were visiting as well as tips for improving our photography skills. He showed us how to use our phone camera and how to do some simple editing. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour if you have any interest in photography. Don’t be intimidated if you don’t have an SLR camera. You can take great photos with your camera.
        Written April 28, 2023
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        Aloha Mahalo for taking the time to write a review of your Sunrise plus Island photo tour with Nelson. He is a very talented photographer. As you mentioned the photo tours are great for anyone with a mobile phone or camera. We love to share tips for all cameras. It's a sightseeing tour and photo tip class all in one.
        Written April 30, 2023
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        Joshua W
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2023 • Couples
        The highlight of our trip! My wife and I booked the Sunrise tour of Oahu and were blown away. Our guide was Nelson and from the very start he was incredibly friendly, knowledgable, and enjoyable to spend our day with. He took us to an incredible sunrise vantage point and offered to take photos of my wife and I every chance we got. Throughout the tour he taught us about Hawaiian culture, history, and important landmarks to the native Hawaiian people. We stopped at a number of spots we would’ve never known existed without him.

        It was a joy to share a love of photography with him and capture beautiful sites in very unique ways. We’ll absolutely book another tour next time we visit, and we’ll never forget this!
        Written August 20, 2023
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        Aloha Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed the tour. The Sunrise is so spectacular here. Hope to see you again next time. Mahalo Marie
        Written November 29, 2023
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        Rina J
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2023 • Family
        Nelson WAS THE BEST! We absolutely loved every minute of our sunrise tour. Nelson is extremely knowledgeable, kind, and thorough. We booked a private tour, and the communication from start to finish was excellent. Highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a great experience.
        Written July 2, 2023
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        Aloha We are so happy to hear you loved the sunrise tour with Nelson. See you again next time.
        Written July 3, 2023
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        Scott L
        Burbank, CA3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2021
        We consider ourselves so fortunate to have booked the Sunrise + Island Tour. Hands down it was the best exploration activity we did while on the island. Marie is very knowledgeable about the island and its history and took us to some show stopping sites that would have been hard to find on our own.
        Marie is also an accomplished photographer herself and provided plenty of helpful tips when capturing certain situations. I can hardly wait to sift through the 100s of photos I took with my DSLR camera.
        Thank you so much Blue Hawaii Photo Tours. You're the best!
        Written December 18, 2021
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        Aloha What fun to meet you both! You are both good photographers yourselves and I'm glad you captured hundreds of great shots. Happy Holidays!
        Written December 19, 2021
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        Janice B
        17 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We absolutely LOVED the tour. Great way to see, taste, and drink your way around the less inhabited part of the island. Andrea, our guide, was just awesome! Highly recommend this tour!
        Written October 19, 2019
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        Aloha, Oahu is quite a different place outside of Waikiki. We love showing off our beloved island to guests. Andrea is a terrific guide who enjoys sharing her knowledge of Hawaii history and culture, as well as her favorite off-the-beaten-track locations. Visit us again soon! Mahalo, Marie
        Written October 30, 2019
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        Tom J
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023
        Chris was our tour guide. He was terrific and made the 5 hours we spent together relaxing, fun and educational. We had a great day and will definitely book again with Chris.
        Written January 22, 2023
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        Aloha Tom, I'm so glad you enjoyed your tour. See you again next time. A Hui Hou
        Written January 24, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Claudia S
        Leipzig, Germany1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020
        This Sunrise - Island - Tour is the best. It´s not just the amazing place for sunrise, Tourguide Patti took us, its also because she told us so many stories about nature and history of this amazing island while the sun rose. I also learned how to catch the perfect moment with my camera.
        After sunrise and a coffee break Patti introduced us to paradise at many more amazing places - beaches, mountain views, historical spots, the best shrimp truck of the island. I had a blast - can't wait to be back. Special Thanks to Patti - the best tour guide because she loves this place so much. Highly recommended!
        Written July 19, 2020
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        Aloha CSch20 Mahalo for your review. The Sunrise-Island tour is a popular photo tour. It's a great way to experience and photograph the best scenic locations and get a history/culture tour at the same time. We love to share our pro iphone tips along the way.
        Written October 17, 2020
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        Gary R
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2019 • Couples
        Taking a tour with Blue Hawaii Photo Tours is a ‘must do’ whenever I pay a visit to the islands. This is the third tour I’ve taken over the years and it was every bit as good as I’ve experienced before.

        Marie and the others really take the time to adapt to the make up of the small group and is able to provide as much help as required to whatever level you’re at, whether that’s the occasional photo with a phone or the die-hard DSLR photographer or anything else in between.

        The tour and the easy-going style really enhances the experience and we definitely feel we are ohana by the end of the day.

        I can’t recommend this tour enough.
        Written October 29, 2019
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        Aloha Gary, We are thrilled to be on your "must-do" list! Repeat guests find our sunrises and sunsets to be different - and beautiful - every time. It is our pleasure to work with any level of photographer - from cell phone to DSLR professionals. We very much consider you part of our ohana. Mahalo, Marie
        Written October 30, 2019
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