“Life is all about enjoying every sunset and looking forward for the next sunrise”
– S. Shergill
Let the Sunrise Tour inspire you
We begin with a spectacular beach sunrise. We pick you up an hour before and drive to a local’s beach for capturing the beauty of splashing waves, tide pools, and the new morning sun. We choose several locations off the well worn travelers path where you can experience authentic Hawaii while capturing the natural beauty of our aina ( land ).
Our Secret Spots include vistas of the 2.5 million year old Ko’olau Volcanic Mountain range, ancient trees, sacred Hawaiian temples, tropical bamboo forests, and the most beautiful white sand beach on O’ahu. Our photo road trip includes a stop for a quick breakfast ( no host ) at a local Kailua coffeehouse.
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, point & shoot 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 good photos. We are committed to you capturing stunning images.
If you love landscape photography with dramatic magic light this is the tour for you.
There is no other tour on the island like this one. The Sunrise Photo Tour is a great way to start the day. You’ll have photographed unique places that only locals know about on Oahu.
All the Tour photos displayed were taken while on the Sunrise 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.
What People Say About Us
“Fantastic Sunrise Tour”
Marie picked us up bright and early, 5.30am, so we could get some great sunrise shots. Well let me tell you, I learnt a few things, and was pretty proud of myself with the photos I got. Marie was very helpful spending time with each of us and showing us all the different ways to take a photo whether it was a camera or a smart phone. After spending the morning with her, we booked her again for a full day island tour. I would highly recommend her and if you do a tour with her say hi from me. Thanks, Marie, for a wonderful tour. – Norma, Australia
“An Enchanted Way to See and Learn about Oahu”
I went on a sunrise tour with a friend a few days ago, not knowing what to expect. I only had an iPhone, but my pictures turned out so great! Marie, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable about Hawaii. We learned so many interesting facts about the island, while gaining helpful tips and tricks about shooting photos. It was truly an amazing experience and the perfect way to see the island. – Allison, United States
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 Sunrise Tour into a Private Tour please call us at
808-799-5554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org More information about private tours at 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. The Discount Code will be in your confirmation email on the first tour.
Time: 5 hours
Days: Tues, Weds, Fri
Check booking calendar for departure times.
- 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