Private Tour

“Life is all about enjoying every sunset and looking forward for the next sunrise”
– S. Shergill

Have your Perfect Tour

We design custom tours around your interests. Individuals, families or special groups up to 11 people. You tell us what you want to see and do – we have great suggestions! Great for groups with similar interests. We are local photographers, naturalists and guides who listen to you and then create a special custom tour. We specialize in “No-Rush” Tours. We know the island and can take you to places very few people know about – there are easy to medium hikes to incredible waterfalls, swimming at an almost deserted beach, or perhaps you would like to do some cultural exploring…then we show you old Hawaii.

Some special interest subjects include:

  • Cultural and Sacred places
  • Downtown Chinatown and markets
  • Hikes to vistas, tropical forests, waterfalls
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Sightseeing to popular and hidden locations around the island

 Private Tours with Portraits

This is a private tour of sightseeing and photo tips in addition we take photos of you and your family in locations around the island. Typically the locations can be a dramatic vista, a deserted beach or in a tropical rainforest. Perfect for honeymooners and families. Call or email for details and pricing.

On Maui or Interested in a Day Trip?

Interested in a one day private tour to Maui? We have designed a day trip that begins in the morning and ends after Sunset. You’ll be back the same day. We’ll have photographed the waterfalls and beaches – maybe the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle too -along the road to Hana and then we’ll be on the West Side to capture a spectacular sunset. Call for details and pricing.

Sometimes we have special cultural events throughout the year where we will do a private tour and guide people to the best spots to take photos. An example of this is the Floating Lantern Festival which is on Memorial Day every year and is truly a magical celebration not to be missed where you can get unique images.

Private Tours are some of our most popular tours. They allow you and your family & friends to enjoy the day together doing and seeing exactly what you want to do. Or if you have any special needs that prohibit you from participating in other tours we can give you a tour you’ll love.


What People Say About Us

“The BEST way to see Hawaii… and to keep seeing it when you get home!”
I am a documentary filmmaker from Australia and I have nothing but praise for Blue Hawaii Photo Tours. I came to Oahu to pursue a film project inspired by the famous Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku, who, in 1915 gave a surfing demonstration at Sydney’s Freshwater beach – an event widely celebrated as the birth of surfing Down Under. I hired Marie from Blue Hawaii Photo Tours as a location scout to get some classic Hawaiian shots for my film. Marie arranged an excellent tour, which included a visit to a breathtaking waterfall on private property (talk about off the beaten track!) – we had the whole area to ourselves, there were no tourists and no crowds, just perfect photo and filming opportunities! Marie is very knowledgeable and took me to the best locations for sunrise and sunset as well as sites of significance in Hawaiian history and culture. She has a beautiful new clean van filled with professional equipment and imparts her technical expertise with clarity and enthusiasm. I learnt a lot and had so much fun!
As a result of hiring Marie, I was able to not only capture excellent footage for my film but also have an authentic Hawaiian experience. I cannot recommend her services highly enough so will conclude by saying… book a tour! You will LOVE it!  – Jemma, Australia


Time: Half days or Full days
Days: Upon request
Cost: Upon request