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Sunrise Photo Tour on Oahu provided by Blue Hawaii Photo Tours

Sunrise Photo Tour on Oahu
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About
Be inspired by the Sunrise. This is a great way to start your day outside of Waikiki on the beautiful Windward side of the island. Learn the tips from photographers on how to capture a glorious sunrise on this guided, small-group tour from Waikiki. - This unique tour is suitable for all skill levels — from beginner to advanced — and with cameras or iphones. The small groups are limited to 7 people and offers participants an authentic island adventure with 6 stops at secret spots. Tripods and a Waikiki hotel pickup and drop-off are included. .
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • This unique, 5-hour Oahu photo tour begins in Waikiki with a hotel pickup in a spacious, air-conditioned van. On this sunrise tour, depart from the hotel an hour before daylight, then drive to a spectacular beach for a breathtaking view of the sun at dawn as it appears on the horizon with splashing waves and tide pools. O Join the professional photographer tour guide who will, throughout the 5-hour workshop, point out the specific details of photography that are oftentimes not seen by the untrained eye. Learn how to use light, and discover what framing, shutter speed, focal points and other important topics mean to composing a great image. Then explore the best places — and find the best angles — in which to take pictures on this breathtaking island. It’s the best of both worlds: elite instruction with some of the most beautiful scenery in the world for a postcard-perfect sunrise. Along the way, learn about Hawaii’s history, its wildlife and the geography from the naturalist guide who is not only an expert in photography, but also a Hawaii insider with an in-depth knowledge of the island of Oahu. This photography tour is suitable for all skill levels — from beginners to advanced shooters, using everything from smartphones to high-end DSLR cameras. At the end of the tour, walk away with some incredible sunrise images, an abundance of professional photography tips that will last a lifetime and an appreciation of Oahu’s rich history and culture. This photography tour ends with a hotel drop-off in Waikiki.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • This unique, 5-hour Oahu photo tour begins in Waikiki with a hotel pickup in a spacious, air-conditioned van. On this sunrise tour, depart from the hotel an hour before daylight, then drive to a spectacular beach for a breathtaking view of the sun at dawn as it appears on the horizon with splashing waves and tide pools. O Join the professional photographer tour guide who will, throughout the 5-hour workshop, point out the specific details of photography that are oftentimes not seen by the untrained eye. Learn how to use light, and discover what framing, shutter speed, focal points and other important topics mean to composing a great image. Then explore the best places — and find the best angles — in which to take pictures on this breathtaking island. It’s the best of both worlds: elite instruction with some of the most beautiful scenery in the world for a postcard-perfect sunrise. Along the way, learn about Hawaii’s history, its wildlife and the geography from the naturalist guide who is not only an expert in photography, but also a Hawaii insider with an in-depth knowledge of the island of Oahu. This photography tour is suitable for all skill levels — from beginners to advanced shooters, using everything from smartphones to high-end DSLR cameras. At the end of the tour, walk away with some incredible sunrise images, an abundance of professional photography tips that will last a lifetime and an appreciation of Oahu’s rich history and culture. This photography tour ends with a hotel drop-off in Waikiki.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6880PHOTO2
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Use of tripods
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Camera
  • Food and drinks
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Must confirm 24 hours prior to tour start
  • Ala Moana Honolulu by Mantra, 410 Atkinson Dr, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA Park for free at Ala Moana Shopping Center
  • Ports:
  • Honolulu
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • A maximum of 7 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Wear comfortable, closed-toed walking shoes and bring hat and sunscreen
  • Participants are required to bring their own cameras
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Use of tripods
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Camera
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Must confirm 24 hours prior to tour start
  • Ala Moana Honolulu by Mantra, 410 Atkinson Dr, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA Park for free at Ala Moana Shopping Center
  • Ports:
  • Honolulu
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • A maximum of 7 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Wear comfortable, closed-toed walking shoes and bring hat and sunscreen
  • Participants are required to bring their own cameras
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Ala Moana Honolulu by Mantra
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Oahu
    Stop: 5 hours
    This unique, 5-hour photo tour begins in Waikiki with a hotel pickup in a spacious, air-conditioned van. The sunrise tour departs from the hotel an hour before the sun comes up, then a drive to a spectacular beach for a breathtaking view of the sun at dawn as it appears on the horizon with splashing waves and tide pools. After sunrise we stop for a quick breakfast and continue our tour stopping at 5-6 different locations around the east side of the Oahu. Learn how to use light, and discover what framing, shutter speed, focal points and other important topics mean to composing a great image. Then explore the best places — and find the best angles — in which to take pictures on this breathtaking island. It’s the best of both worlds: a tour with an experienced local guide who shares their knowledge of the Hawaiian history and culture and a mini photo lesson with some of the most beautiful scenery in the world for a postcard-perfect sunrise. Along the way, learn about Hawaii’s history, its wildlife and the geography from the naturalist guide who is not only an expert in photography, but also a Hawaii insider with an in-depth knowledge of the island of Oahu. This photography tour is suitable for all skill levels — from beginners to advanced shooters, using everything from smartphones to high-end DSLR cameras. At the end of the tour, walk away with some incredible sunrise images, an abundance of professional photography tips that will last a lifetime and an appreciation of Oahu’s rich history and culture. This photography tour ends with a hotel drop-off in Waikiki.
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DJHero
Cerritos, CA2 contributions
Photo Tour w/ Marie
Marie was our private tour guide and she is the best! Very knowledgeable in both photography and the history of the island. We loved all the places that she took us and went above in beyond to help me in becoming a better photographer.

We had to get a private tour because we brought our 9 month old baby and Marie was so patient with us and our son. Not only did she accommodate all of our baby stuff, she was also amazing in making the baby smile in a lot of our pictures.

I speak for my family when I say that we loved our tour and definitely recommend Blue Hawaii Photo Tours 🤙🏽🌅
Written 7 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

King Pete
5 contributions
Breathtaking Views
May 2021 • Couples
My favorite part of the experience was the sunrise location it's one of the best photos I've taken ever. We had a great tour guide and I've learned a lot of history also.
Written 20 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Aloha Thank you for your review. We are delighted you captured the best photos you've ever taken. Marie Blue Hawaii Photo Tours
Written 28 May 2021
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Margaret H
1 contribution
Great Way to See Oahu
Feb 2020
I was in Honolulu on business and had one day to see the island before my redeye flight out. Blue Hawaii Photo Tours was recommended by a coworker. I'm not a photographer and was a little skeptical - but I was so glad I went! There were only 4 on our Sunrise Tour. Our guide Patty was very knowledgeable about the island history and local lore, and the stops were not rushed. I had plenty of time to soak it all in. Patty also taught me some cool tips when using my iPhone 6. Lunch at the shrimp truck she picked was awesome. We saw lovely coves and beaches, and turtles coming ashore to sunbathe on Turtle Beach - something I'll never forget. This was my first trip to Hawaii, and after this tour, I'll defnately be going back.
Written 3 May 2020
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Marie T
Aloha Margar We're glad you joined us. The photo tours are for everyone. Most people come with their iphones or Androids. We offer small group tours ( no more than 6 people ) in a 12 passenger van so plenty of space for everyone. We hope to see you again. Mahalo
Written 17 October 2020
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JimT
1 contribution
Oahu sunrise photo trip
Jan 2020
Patti was very helpful with local information and photo tips. The weather was very cloudy with high winds. We had a great trip.
Written 17 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joann L
4 contributions
The BEST
Oct 2019
This tour is absolutely the BEST. I go on a tour every time I go to Oahu. The sunrise tour is wonderful. I have done it a number of times. Marie knows just the right places to get the best view of the sunrise. It's fun getting to know others who are also on the tour. We had a delicious breakfast and coffee at a local coffee shop. Marie is very knowledgeable of the island history as well as a professional photography. She always shows me something new about my camera. Highly recommend!
Written 9 November 2019
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Aloha Joann, Thank you for review. You are a talented landscape photographer. I always look forward to your vistis to Oahu, my friend. In between your annual visits I love to see your photos on Instagram. Have a great Holiday season. A Hui Hou Marie
Written 20 November 2019
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Stu
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Fantastic Experience!
Oct 2019
Marie was great! She explained and showed me the features of my camera and I am now back in love with shooting with my DSLR vs my Phone. Super friendly & knowledgeable made this trip Fantastic!

I highly recommend this tour!
Written 29 October 2019
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Aloha, It was a pleasure taking you on tour and talking photography. We have many tips and tricks for DSLR users as well as phone photographers. I'm thrilled I could help you rediscover your love for your DSLR, that is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a guide. Come visit us again for our sunrise, sunset, or island photography tours. The island looks different every time. Mahalo, Marie
Written 30 October 2019
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Athena L
1 contribution
Misrepresentation- tour cancelled last minute
My sunrise tour got cancelled due to not enough people signing up. While I read the terms and conditions that there is a minimum number of persons to sign up before the tour can be scheduled, it also was advertised that they seldom have to cancel except for weather related concerns. I was disappointed at the last minute cancelling. Feel like their ad about seldom having to cancel is a misrepresentation.
Further they did not give me option to have a private tour that day at a reduced rate. Instead, they asked if I wanted to join other tours or asked for a private tour on another day. Makes me doubt whether they really cancelled because of insufficient persons or because my tour wasn’t at a time convenient to them. If not, they could have offered a private tour that day! Afterall, the schedule is already marked for go that day! It is a pity they did not warn me earlier too, or else I could’ve made plans to fill in the time of day the tour would’ve taken. I would think twice about booking with this operator if you are on a tight schedule. Huge was of my time and a blow to my travel plans as I make other arrangements to visit those sites with a more reliable tour operator.
Written 30 September 2019
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Aloha Anthea, Sorry you feel this way.Especially since you were aware that there might be a cancellation based on minimum people signed up. This is a common business practice all over the world and especially here in Hawaii. The tour was not cancelled at the last minute. Actually you were contacted 24 hours before the tour was to start and offered 4 options - one was to join another tour that was leaving that day at a different time, second was a private tour the following day, third the same tour the following day or a 100% refund. Since you were only staying in Waikiki overnight for half a day it was difficult to accommdate you. Most people who come to the islands stay for more than half a day.
Written 5 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

abl212
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
Best tour of the trip
Aug 2019
This was the perfect trip to start off our vacation. Marie took us to a few wonderful places to get the best early morning shots. She gave us great tips on how to make our pictures better using the features of our Samsung phones. Then we stopped off for breakfast at a local cafe. Marie was very warm, friendly and patient, and very knowledgeable about Oahu and the islands in general. My wife and I would definitely do another tour with her again.
Written 16 September 2019
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Aloha Thank you so much for your review. I loved meeting you and your wife. The Sunrise is a great way to start the day and I'm glad you shared it with me. Next time check out our Island tour or the Sunset tour. Mahalo nui loa Marie
Written 17 September 2019
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Peter Fogarty
Ringwood, Australia49 contributions
A great tour with Marie
I did a personal Sunrise photo tour with Marie. It was a wonderful morning out and a great tour talking all things photography. We visited some wonderful locations on Oahu and Marie was an extremely knowledgeable and great guide. I was going to do a second tour with Marie's company but my holiday timings with family and friend's just didn't permit my plans to come together.

Oh and I enjoyed the breakfast break at a little diner along the way. Great coffee and bagels 🤗.

I loved the experience and would recommended booking a tour with Marie and her crew if you are visiting Oahu.

Written 2 September 2019
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Aloha Peter, I enjoyed meeting you and sharing our stunning sunrise together. Thanks for sending me a few of your wonderful slow shutter photos you captured. I love them. Following you on Instagram. See you next time. Marie
Written 17 September 2019
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Shamalon J
1 contribution
Wonderful tour
Aug 2019 • Friends
It was a wonderful tour. Patty, our guide, was knowledgeable, courteous, and very warm . Tour stops were breathtaking taking. I love the whole time.
Written 2 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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