Sunrise + Island Tour

 “A good photograph is knowing where to stand. ”
– Ansel Adams

Capture the Beauty of O’ahu

Your tour begins with a magnificent sunrise on the Ko’olau side of the island. This tour brings together the Sunrise Tour’s first stop and the best of the Island Tour.
Our “No-Rush” full morning and day tour allows you plenty of time to photograph a few landmark sites along with the our hidden locations along the East and North Shore.
After photographing the Sunrise at a beach or cliffs near the ocean, we stop for a small quick breakfast before heading to the North Shore. Here we have a variety of locations with each one dramatically different from the rest. You get it all with this tour.
Later we stop for lunch on the North Shore.
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.

All the above Tour photos displayed were taken while on the Sunrise + 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

Amazing photos to remember our Hawaiian vacation
Our tour took us to places we hadn’t seen yet on Oahu. Evan our guide was so helpful in assisting us to get the best possible shots. We got some awesome photos that we couldn’t have done on our own. The small tour group was great – we got individual and personalised attention. Thank you Blue Hawaii Photo Tours, you’ve made our Hawaii holiday truly memorable. – News4Kaz – Australia


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
If you would like to turn this Island Tour into a Private Tour please call us at 808-799-5554 or email More information on private tours at

If you sign up for more then one tour we give you a discount on your other tours after booking the first one. You’ll receive the code after you book a tour in the confirmation email.


Time: 9.5 hours
Days: Thurs, Fri, Sat
Cost: $ 159
Departs at Sunrise – check calendar for time

We provide:

  • Pick-up and drop-off in Waikiki
  • Water
  • Tripods
  • 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