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Complete Island Photo Tour

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Island:
OAHU
Highlights:
  • 10 hour tour! See the whole island!
Includes:
Air Conditioned Transport
No-host breakfast
Professional photography instruction
Professional Tour Guide
Rain gear
Description:

The Circle Island Sunrise Photo Tour 

Our Circle Island Sunrise photo tour is longer, better, and more fun than any other tour company will offer. We pay attention to the weather and the lighting of each day to make sure we get you the best photos possible. You’ll begin your day in Oahu with an incredible sunrise, traveling to the East-side of the island to watch and photograph the first rays of light creep across the horizon, painting the sky in an array of colors along Sandy beach. After the sunrise, we will continue along the Kaiwi scenic shoreline, stopping at Makapu’u Lookout and Makapu’u Beach. You will discover some exciting points of interest along the way, including: giant tide pools, extinct volcanos, a hidden blowhole, and the popular Makapu’u lighthouse landmark. Then stopping at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, which has had the honor of being ranked the #1 beach in America. It’s the longest uninterrupted white-sand beach on Oahu, lined with amazingly unique Australian ironwood trees.

Next stop up the Windward coast, the majestic Ko’olau Mountains. These mountains will surely take your breath away. Then off to the Kalapawai Market for a tasty breakfast. This market has been a part of Hawaiian life since 1932 and offers an array of food and drink options that’s sure to please everyone. After breakfast, we will head over to a lookout of Kaneohe Bay, where the water is crystal clear showing one of the largest sandbars in the world. Then cruising over to the Byodo-In Temple, a non-denominational shrine located on the island of Oahu in Hawai'i at the Valley of the Temples. We continue our circle island tour by passing through Waiahole, and stopping at Kualoa Beach Park to see the small island called Mokoliʻi, commonly known as Chinaman's Hat. Continuing up the Windward coast, we will be viewing the country scenery, local fruit stands, and a stunning 150-year old Banyan tree while making our way to the famous North Shore.

Depending on the time of year, you will witness the world famous Banzai Pipeline and the daredevil surfers who test the power of waves, or we will search for the beloved Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, basking on the white sandy beaches. Our final stop is at the Green World Coffee farm. Here you’ll get to taste free samples of local coffee, as well as one-of-a-kind Hawaiian goodies. Your fun-filled day will leave you with amazing photos to share with your family and friends, as well as memories to last a lifetime!

Sites Visited:

  • Sandys Beach for Oahu’s Sunrise
  • Makapu’u Bay & Lighthouse
  • Waimanalo Bay
  • Ko’olau Mountains
  • Kalapawai Market (breakfast stop)
  • Kaneohe Bay Lookout
  • Byodo-In Temple
  • Waiahole
  • Kualoa Beach Park (“Chinaman’s Hat”)
  • Banzai Pipeline
  • Shark’s Cove
  • Turtle Beach
  • Green World Coffee Farm

Includes:

  • Pick up & drop-off at Waikiki Hotel
  • Free admission to Byodo-In Temple
  • Free Tripod
  • Free Wi-Fi 

(*) Lunch and refreshment stop items are not included

What to bring:
  • Do not bring more than you can carry. Nothing is left in the van when we are out shooting to prevent theft.
  • We provide you with a tripod. You may bring your own.
  • Wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes.
  • Bring something to drink for yourself.
  • Grab some coffee. We will not stop for coffee until 9 AM
  • You may want to bring a light jacket if you get cold easily/it will get very warm during the day.
  • We recommend you bring additional batteries and memory cards for your camera. We would hate to see you miss out.
 
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Rates
Name
Per
Age
Price
Comment
Circle Island SunriseAdult16+
$
182
62
Price Include Tax
Child15 & younger
$
110
66
Military ID, Kamaaina ID
$
166
02
Schedule
Name
Days
Duration
Pick up Location
Comment
Circle Island SunriseTu, Th, Sa, Su10 hours 30 minutesWaikiki Hotels. If you are staying outside Waikiki. pickup will be at the Zoo, where there is 24 hour paid parking.Click the red "book it" button to see live availability calendar & pickup times.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes we do, please message us with what you need so we can quote you a price.
Click on the red "Book It" button and you will see live availability. Keep in mind availability changes constantly, so make sure to book in advance!
H Tours Hawaii is a "one stop shop" for all the best activities in the Hawaiian Islands. Since we work with many providers, reservations are necessary. WE HIGHLY recommend making reservations, as many activities are at a discount when you reserve in advance. Some providers even charge higher for those "walking in" because they know chances are you're not going to walk away. Finally, a reservation ensures you have a space on the tour. Trust us you don't want to spend so much time and money to come to Hawaii and then miss out on an activity because they were booked out!
Choose the tour you are interested in, click the red “Book It” button adjacent to the tour information, and complete the booking form.
Most companies, if not all, require you to call them if you're trying to book something 2-3 days in advance. Do you really want to be spending your valuable time in Hawaii calling around to desperately find something that is available to do? While we can usually accommodate most last-minute bookings, we highly encourage those that are checking out our website far in advance to book 2-3 weeks prior to desired date. You never know if there's a convention, special event, or an increase in overall visitors in town, and it would be a shame if the activities that you want to do are sold out because you waited until the last minute. Basically, if you know you want to do it, just book it!
Most companies have a set of centrally located hotels that they do pick ups from. When you select your hotel in the booking page, you will see the pickup location and directions. This makes the pickup process short so you can start the tour as soon as possible!
Gratuity is never required but if you enjoyed your experience, a tip is always greatly appreciated!
NO! You do not need to have any experience in photography to join any of our tours. We know that sometimes people feel that they cannot take photos, but let us show you that you can.
Yes! Bring your camera. Bring whatever it is that you take pictures with. These tours are not just for those who have decided to invest hundreds of dollars into their camera equipment. We don’t care if you take pictures with an ipad or a polaroid as long as you bring something to capture the beauty with you, you will be fine.
We pick you up at your hotel in Waikiki. If your hotel is outside of Waikiki, which is from the Ala Moana Hotel to the end of Kalakaua, we ask you to make your way to the paid parking area of the Honolulu Zoo. Sunrise and Complete Island Tours pick you up one hour prior to sunrise. The Sunset tour picks you up four hours prior to sunset. Full Moon; one hour prior to moon rise.
If your hotel's zip code is not 96815 then you will need to go to the Honolulu zoo parking area for pick up. We do not pick up anywhere outside the Waikiki area. This includes the Kahala Hotel, Moana Valley Inn, the Ymca, Kailua, Pearl City, North Shore, Ko’Olina, the west side, east side, leeward side, Hawaii Kai, all military bases. The Waikiki area holds most of the hotels on the island. Please check with your hotel as to where it is located. We ask that you make your way to the Honolulu zoo for pick up. Please contact us if you are not sure where your hotel is located on the island.
With each tour you are provided a tripod to help you capture clear and crisp photos of everything and anything. We have rain gear for everyone on board. If we happen to be out when it starts to rain, we got you covered, literally. Also with every tour we will bring along information books about the island.
We use a 12 passenger van for our tours. Our van has space for your and our camera gear and small personal items. We will keep each tour (other than the private tour) to a 7 person limit.
Our tours, adventurous in nature, still put your safety first. We carry a first aid kit on board at all times. The tour guide is there to let you know what is safe and what is not.
No! Bring something to carry everything you bring with you. There are spots where theft is known to happen and we will not leave anything in the van.
Although there is no age limit to participate in a tour, you must keep in mind that our tour is adventurous in nature and anyone under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
We do not have access for physically disabled people. Again, call us and let us know you concerns and we will be happy to help.
It is recommended that you wear closed toe shoes. Bring a hat and some glasses to block away the sometimes intense sun. You may want to put on some sunblock as well.
Yes, we will stop to grab something small to eat during the tour (not included). You are recommended to bring cash for some places that do not accept C/C.
The weather in Hawaii is for the most part beautiful but sometimes we can get a little rain. The tours will always go out when the forecast is calling for scattered showers. This great chance to capture unique photographs, possibly rainbows and waterfalls off the Ko’olau cliffs. On the rare occasion we will have flash flood warnings and lightning. If this occurs we will still go head with the tour, after all this is a photography tour and bad weather presents great possibilities for amazing photographs. However, if the weather continues with unsafe conditions, then the tour will be canceled and you will have the option of rescheduling or receiving a 75% refund. The call to cancel will be one hour after pick up.
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Check In Location
Waikīkī, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy: Standard Policy
  • Cancellations made 2 days before Date & Time will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
Terms & Conditions
  • See booking page for exact terms, conditions, & cancellation policy details
Reviews
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I went last year on the sunrise to sunset tour. I cannot remember the exact price but it was beyond reasonable for the small personal tour group, the amazing tour locations, the history, and the photographs I got were amazing! Lunch near Lanai Kai (spelling???) was amazing.When I come back to Oahu I will do the same tour again
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A real Oahu highlight
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We did the complete island tour and can thoroughly recommend this tour. You don't need to be a keen photographer. Even if you are a novice or just enjoy your point and click camera you will still enjoy this tour of the island and the beautiful scenery.
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The selfie!! Thanks Alex
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Spent yesterday on a whole day photo tour with Alex and Chris. Just an amazing day. Both are very friendly and put you at ease quickly. They were both so generous with their time and their suggestions of where to set up for the best photo at all the different locations we visited were invaluable. The outcome was some amazing photos. Have already recommended this tour to people back home in Australia. ... moreCan't wait now for the sunset tour. The place we stopped for brekky was really good too. As was the amazing fruit stall later in the day too. As well as being able to help us take some amazing photos, Alex shared his outstanding knowledge of the history of Oahu along the way also. 
Can't recommend this tour highly enough
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Don't hesitate to do it.
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I participated in the full day tour and I would never have found all the wonderful locations on my own. This is great for all levels and all types of photographic equipment. My tour group had a range of cameras from iPads and iPhones to high end DLSR's. Alex was a real subject matter expert. I valued his advice and experience and captured fabulous images with his assistance. This tour is great value ... morefor money.
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This tour was definitely the highlight of our trip to beautiful Hawaii . Alex took us to places we would never have found on our own and he told the history of places we visited. My husband didn't care about photography until Alex showed him how to take cool pictures with his cell phone. I took this picture when we stopped for breakfast and wanted to share with you. Thank you and I hope to see you ... moreagain ! Sharon & David Howard, Kentucky
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Best tour ever
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Alex is just the best tour advisor.
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Great tour, excellent location, and I love the photos I had the opportunity to take!!
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Thanks!!!
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What an amazing tour of the Island of O'ahu. Had a great time and created some nice photos. Glad we had the opportunity to experience North Shore.
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Fantastic tour, was lucky enough to do a tour with Alex last year. Can't wait to get back to Hawaii to do another tour. Plenty of time to take photos without being rushed and got to see different parts of the island. Very friendly with helping with camera knowledge and general conversation, had lots of fun with my tour group.
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