“Once a year, Go someplace you’ve never been before. ”
– Dalai Lama
Get away from it all
See the island like you’ve never seen it before. Adventure awaits you on the Island Tour. We explore and photograph O’ahu’s natural beauty, wildlife and sites of historic and cultural significance.
This is the “No-Rush” day tour. This Oahu photo tour starts with sweeping coastal vistas, pristine beaches, sacred heiaus, dramatic mountain valleys, the spiritual center of O’ahu, and in the winter…fearless surfers.
Good chances to see and photograph the Hawaiian Monk Seal or Green Sea Turtle along the way. We are volunteers for Malama na Honu at Lanikea Beach where we monitor the turtles as they come on the beach, educate the public about the turtles, and protect them.
In addition to going to off-the-beaten path locations we talk about Hawaii’s history and culture…this is a full island tour and photo tour combined.
We stop for lunch – a taste of local flavors on North Shore. ( Lunch not included in tour price )
At the end of your day you’ll walk away with stunning images of the islands’ beauty, professional photography tips, and an appreciation of Oahu’s rich culture and history.
There is no other tour on the island like this one. The Island Tour delivers a full relaxing day of discovery, image making and fun.
We are local photographers and naturalists who love photography and sharing the hidden places no one else will take you to. As experienced photography teachers and guides we assist you with pro photo tips whether you are using a mobile phone, pocket camera or DSLR. Experienced photographers will appreciate all of our unique locations and those who are new to photography will like the simple non-technical hands on approach to learning to take photos. We are committed to you capturing stunning images.
All the Tour photos displayed were taken while on the Island Tour. However please keep in mind that we do change our locations to accommodate the season and the weather. We get you to the best spots possible for that particular day. We do get rain from time to time…usually it’s a sprinkle and then it’s gone but if we know that it will be raining the entire time…we will cancel the tour. We are committed to you capturing incredible photographs.
During the winter months ( November thru March ) we go to the top surfing spots – Sunset Beach & Banzai Pipeline – to photograph surfers and the big waves they ride.
What People Say About Us
“A fantastic way to see the island even if you aren’t a photographer”
My husband and I did this tour today to the north shore of Oahu and we had a wonderful time. Marie was extremely knowledgeable on both photography as well as the island and it’s history.
We booked this tour at short notice and Marie couldn’t have been more helpful or professional in providing assistance even down to camera rental.
This is one of the best tours we have ever done. We learnt a lot about photography and the island as well as having a thoroughly enjoyable day. There were only five people on our tour and everyone received personal input from Marie, regardless of their camera type or level of expertise. Transport was comfortable and the tour was well timed.
I would recommend this tour without hesitation and would have loved to have had enough time in Hawaii to do a sunrise and sunset tour. – Everitt, Australia
“One of the best ways of seeing Oahu and fun”
Very good spots to take photos and Marie was very good at helping everyone on the tour get the very best photos. She is a very good Photographer. She gave very good advise on how to improve my photo taking. Marie also took us to places most tourists don’t get a chance to see. This tour was the highlight of my vacation in Hawaii. – Bill, Canada
Our photo tours are limited to 7 adults. Children aged 10 years and older.
We love kids … for Family Tours please contact us at 808-799-5554
All of our tours involve light walking. There is no hiking. However our vans are not wheelchair accessible. Please contact us for a private tour if you are unable to get in or out of a van or have a wheelchair/scooter.
If you would like to turn this Island Tour into a Private Tour please call us at
808-799-5554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org More information on private tours at www.bluehawaiiprivatetours.com
If you sign up for more then one tour we give you a discount on your other tours after booking the first one. Call or email and we’ll send you code.
Time: 8.5 hours
Days: Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun
Cost: $ 140
Departs at 7:00am
- Pick-up and drop-off in Waikiki
- Professional photography instruction
- Umbrellas (if needed)
Things to Bring:
- Camera & Lenses (DSLRs, Pocket cameras, or smartphones), Polarizing filter (optional)
- Comfortable, closed-toed walking shoes
- Light jacket or sweater
- Hat and sunscreen
- Sense of adventure