Great for Local and Tourists. This tour was wonderful! My friend and I are both born and raised locals and thought we had seen all of the island. Marie surprised us and brought us to a bunch of beautiful spots that we had never been to before! We captured calm, serene sunrise shots, glistening waves crashing on coral formations, gigantic 40 year old turtles, and a hidden rainforest stream. Marie also taught us some great photography tips that I will definitely use from now on. I would highly recommend Blue Hawaii Photo Tours for locals and tourists for the tour of the island, the picturesque locales that you would never notice otherwise, and the forever-helpful photo lessons.
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My wife and I took the Sunset Lookout photography tour with Marie and Blue Hawaii Photo Tours during our last vacation in Oahu. It was one of the highlights of our trip. Marie was not only a great photography instructor but also one of the best tour guides we had during our time in Hawaii. After picking us up in Waikiki, she drove us to several amazing locations including some off the beaten path that we would never have thought to visit on our own. At each stop, Marie helped us take some of the best vacation photos that we have ever taken. Between the two of us, my wife and I shared one digital camera and one smart phone. Marie was able to help us fully utilize the capabilities of each device, and we learned some really neat techniques. The best part of the tour was ultimately the sunset lookout high above Waikiki. We were able to capture some great photos of the sunset as well as some of Waikiki at night. It was the perfect ending to a great day.
Blue Hawaii Photo Tours is an absolute must for folks that desire a first class tour, relaxing, yet complete and undivided personal attention in an easy atmosphere and professional service. Really felt like family except we knew where to go, what to see, and how to capture it in memorable photos. Marie makes you feel so comfortable….no rushing, great history and facts as well as great photography instruction. They say you get what you pay for….but in this case….you get so much more!
My Sunset Lookout Tour was one of my favorite activities during my week-long stay on Oahu. Marie shared her knowledge about photography from concept to implementation as well as filling me in on the fascinating history of the island. The sites she chose for our photo shoots were spectacular–I would never have been able to find them on my own. Marie is a gifted instructor who connects easily with her clients. The four hours I spent with her were simply delightful (and a luxurious break from my teenagers, I might add). My only regret is that I didn’t do the tour the first day of our vacation. My photos after my lessons are so much better than my photos before my Blue Hawaii Photo Tours excursion.
Blue Hawaii Photo Tours provided a terrific experience with their Island Tour. The price was very reasonable for the length of time and overall experience of the photo tour. Marie had pre-selected some of the best locations on the island, most of which had virtually no tourists. This tour shows you the real side of Oahu, not the commercialized strip of hotels and restaurants on Waikiki. She was very knowledgeable of each location, helped with camera settings and composition, and taught me a few additional pointers I would never had thought of otherwise. Sweeping sea cliff vistas, isolated beaches, hidden waterfalls, ancient Hawaiian ruins, turtles basking on the beach, and a lot more is what you’ll find on this tour. I couldn’t be happier with my experience and have come away with some great photos I would not have had the chance to get without Marie’s help.
My college age daughter and I hired Marie for a day tour of Oahu and we were really happy we did. We got to see many beautiful places off the beaten path that most tourists would most likely never visit. Her personal attention, knowledge, and huge experience in photography really make a difference. We highly recommend Marie for anyone interested in a great day of photography and a personal experience of Oahu.