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Sunrise Plus Island Tour provided by Blue Hawaii Photo Tours

Sunrise Plus Island Tour
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from RM 694.41 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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Last updated: 14 Dec 2020
A note from Sunrise Plus Island Tour
We limit the number of guests to no more than 6 people in a 12 passenger van. Wear masks inside van but can remove outside of van on location.
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
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6880P6
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
Tripods • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by air-conditioned 12 passenger van
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Lunch • Gratuities
Duration
8h 30m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Tripods • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by air-conditioned 12 passenger van
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Lunch • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h 30m
Additional information
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
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 6 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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    Oahu
    Stop: 8 hours
    This unique, 8.5-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 numerous locations around the entire island of 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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Steve S
17 contributions
So much more than 'just' a photo tour
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 20 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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 22 December 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Claudia S
Leipzig, Germany1 contribution
A sunrise I´ll never forget
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 19 July 2020
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Marie T
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 17 October 2020
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Kimberly R
Ocean City, MD16 contributions
Sunrise plus Island Tour
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 13 February 2020
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Gary R
2 contributions
Terrific as usual
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 29 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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 30 October 2019
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Janice B
12 contributions
Island Tour
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 19 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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 30 October 2019
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jsmall11
Tyler, TX1 contribution
Sunrise and Island Tour
Oct 2019
The sunrise and island tour was an amazing time for my wife and I. We experienced the tour on our first full day, which provided two benefits. 1) Due to the 5 hour time difference, it was a lot easier to get up for the sunrise tour and 2) Seeing the island on the first day provided us with destinations to come back and visit throughout our week in Oahu. With the Blue Hawaii Sunrise and Island Photo Tour we were able to visit many sites around the island. Our tour guide Jason was a professional photographer and not only provided photography tips when needed but was also very knowledgeable about the island and the sites were were visiting. Since it was only my wife and I, Jason was very flexible with the schedule even allowing us to stop for shaved ice. I highly recommend this tour to anyone. You will not regret it!
Written 18 October 2019
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Aloha, We are thrilled you enjoyed the spectacular Hawaii sunrise as much as we do. Every day looks a little different. Mahalo for your great tips to future visitors, although being adjusted to local time doesn't stop us from getting excited for sunrise tours! Jason is an excellent photographer and a terrific guide. It is always a pleasure showing our guests beautiful locations off the beaten track. Mahalo, Marie
Written 30 October 2019
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Don Davis
5 contributions
Best photo tour ever!!!
Oct 2018 • Couples
My wife and I signed up for a private tour on our 25th Anniversary trip to Hawaii. I am an armature photographer, never did it for a living or made money as a photographer, just pursued it as a hobby. Marie at BHPT kept good contact with us prior to our trip and confirmed the day befor our tour. When Marie contacted us to confirm she offered the option of the sunrise tour (which I very much recommend) we got some truly spectacular sunrise shots and Marie offered some great tips especially to my wife who isn’t a photographer and usually just tolerates my hobby. We toured many great spots that the more basic tours don’t or can’t get access. The pace was great and the locations were all fantastic and something we wouldn’t have done or even known about on our own. Marie provided us with a great deal of the background and history of the locations we visited. It was an all over great experience and one I would definitely do again. I got some of the best photos of our two week trip on that tour.
We also did a 2nd tour/hike the following day with Mandy which was great fun in the rain but that’s to be expected in a rain forest, she really knows her birds.
I highly recommend Blue Hawaii Photo Tours.
Written 22 November 2018
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Aloha Don, It was so nice meeting you and your wife! What a fun day. I am so happy that we were able to make your 25th Anniversary a time to remember. Mandy is also one of our best tour guides. She loved meeting both of you. Mahalo for recommending our tours. We would love to have both of you again on the island! A hui hou, Marie
Written 5 February 2019
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Jillian Wright
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions
Loved this tour
May 2018 • Solo
I especially loved this tour because I am new to using a DSLR camera and found Marie to be invaluable with her tips and guidance. I have continued to carry these through and my photos have improved out of sight. The added bonus were the places we went and the sights we saw were absolutely beautiful, great for taking lovely shots.
Written 13 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Aloha Jillie, Aww, I am so glad that I could give you some great tips on using your DSLR. It was a pleasure meeting you! I hope you come visit us again. I would happily offer you more tips on getting the perfect shot! Mahalo & A hui hou, Marie
Written 5 February 2019
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Voyage57757932072
1 contribution
Wonderful off the beaten track tour, and good photo tips
Mar 2018 • Couples
Marie was a pleasure to be with. We have been to Oahu before but she took us to places we hadn't seen. Husband is a photographer and Marie had a few tips for him but she did wonders to help me improve my skills. We both got great pictures and had a wonderful time! Highly recommend.
Written 12 November 2018
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Aloha Voyage, I am so glad you had a wonderful time on tour! I am happy to help with any photography tips. I'm glad you have fond memories of our island and hope you'll return someday. Mahalo Marie
Written 3 February 2019
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aussiechick3564
Echuca, Australia189 contributions
My favourite activity on Oahu
My second trip to Oahu and my travel companion's first and I can't think of a better way to get to see the Island than spending the day with these guys. From the time you get picked up to getting dropped off, the day is about giving you a great experience. Marie and her team go above and beyond showing you many places you don't get to see with the other companies. Our private tour was designed just for us, from seeing the sun rise from the ocean, the beautiful local cafe for breakfast to the North Shore beaches and markets we had an amazing day and captured many amazing shots. It will be the first tour I book for my return visit next year.
Written 12 November 2018
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Aloha Mahalo for your nice review. We enjoyed the day with you both. We try our best to make sure we can accommodate you for the best Oahu experience. So glad you had a fantastic time. A hui hou Marie
Written 3 February 2019
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Marie is FABULOUS
My family a group of 9 spent a day with Marie for a half day morning tour and a afternoon/evening at the Polynesia
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Amazing Tours
We did a whole day, private tour of Oahu as well as a half day, private tour of Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona and USS M
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Breathtaking Views
My favorite part of the experience was the sunrise location it's one of the best photos I've taken ever. We had a g
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A lesson of personal responsibility
If I could give this tour any lower than 1 star I would. Despite having tickets, the tour operator (Blue Hawaii) s
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Great way to see Pearl Harbor Historic Sites
We were looking for a way to make sure we were able to get on the Arizona Memorial and tour all of the Pearl Harbor
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Amazing experience!
My husband and I enjoyed the photography tour! Marie taught us so many things in the tour, that my husband and I wi
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Full Day Tour
We only had one full day on Oahu and selected Marie as our guide for the day. That was an excellent decision. We p
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Food/Sightseeing Tour
My husband and I traveled with Marie and Brian on a private tour around O’ahu. We saw some of the beautiful scenery
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Great tour
Evan our trip guide was great. He took us to some wonderful photo opps. He also knew allot about the history of the
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Marie is a Terrific Guide
Marie was a terrific guide of Oahu. She shared a lot of very interesting facts while showing us the incredible beau
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Awesome Time, Awesome Photos
Marie, our tour leader, was very entertaining and informative, and took us to stunning locations with great advice
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Sunrise Tour
Marie was very cordial and professional from beginning to end. Before leaving CA for our trip, she got back to me a
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Knowledgeable and interesting class
Took Marie's online iphone class and found her to be very pleasant and knowledgeable. Look forward to booking an in
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We Did The USS Arizona Tour plus a downtown Honolulu trip
The wife and I go to Hawaii every year and went to Oahu from 1983 to 1995. At that point the Hookers and drug sell
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Great Way to See Oahu
I was in Honolulu on business and had one day to see the island before my redeye flight out. Blue Hawaii Photo Tour
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