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Oahu Circle Island Sunrise Photo Tour

  • Hawaii Photo Tour

  • Capture the stunning Oahu sunrise on film

  • Spend 10 hours snapping photos around the island

Oahu Circle Island Sunrise Photo Tour
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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.
What to Expect

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! 

Reviews (19)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2018

My Husband and I went on this tour in August when we were in Hawaii for our honeymoon! We had the best day! It was the highlight of our trip. Deejay was amazing. I highly recommend these guys!

2  Thank taylorjjarred
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile
We're on our 35th honeymoon

Coming to Hawaii has been on our bucket list for the last 35years, we finally made it. Not knowing what tour or excursions we wanted to do we wanted until we arrived. Never would I have dreamed that we would have enjoyed going on a...More

2  Thank Mary H
Reviewed 22 August 2018
Amazing Photo Opportunities

Alex was amazing, from the spots he took us, advice on how to get the most out of our cameras, suggestions about how to frame the photographs, it was all great. If I ever get back to Hawaii I would definitely book another tour, probably...More

3  Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 3 August 2018
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

2  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 18 July 2018

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

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