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North Shore Photo Tour

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Highlights:
  • Free admission to Waimea falls and trolley ride to falls
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free hotel pickup and drop off in Waikiki
Includes:
Air Conditioned Transport
No-host lunch
Professional photography instruction
Tripods
Description:

We are known for our North Shore Tour as a high energy and undeniably exciting photography adventure for surf and nature lovers as well the coffee connoisseurs. We’re going on an epic sightseeing tour for brag-worthy photo content! Get your morning coffee fix by tasting 100% Hawaiian coffee at the Coffee Farm.

The buzz only grows as we hit up a lovely waterfall by trolly ride. Bring your bathing suit if you wish to feel the refreshing spring waters of Waimea. Then enjoy a leisurely nature walk through a beautiful botanical garden. The popular North Shore Tour takes you to two world-famous surfer hubs: Waimea Bay and the Banzai Pipeline. Snap photos of perfect waves and Daredevils in the winter or amazing ocean colors in the summer. Your pictures are going to be amazing no matter what time of year you join!

We will get the best photo of the Hawaiian green sea turtle basking in the sun or in the waters close to the shoreline. Then head into historical Haleiwa town for tasty food trucks, shave ice and local art.

Your Day at a Glance: 

We kick start the day at Green World Coffee Farm, a small local farm known for producing excellent 100% Hawaiian coffee. Get your caffeine fix while acquainting yourself with the unique flavor locked in Hawaiian coffee. Don’t forget to get a photo next to the world-famous “Haleiwa” town sign!

Next, we head over to the legendary surf spot of Waimea Bay, a historically influential hotspot during the birth of big wave surfing. Be consumed by the panoramic views and see if you can capture the atmosphere’s spaciousness in your photos!

Afterwards, we head to Waimea Falls and enjoy a trolley ride to get a great vantage of the cascading waterfall. You’ll be able to photograph this force of nature from a great perspective as it sprays mist and pounds water onto lava rocks. There will be time for you to explore the beautiful meandering pathways weaving through the flora and lush tropical jungle as we make our way back to the park entrance. You may even be lucky enough to spot a rare native Hawaiian bird perched on native trees – bring your zoom on this tour!

Next, we cruise over to Sunset Beach or Banzai Pipeline in search of the perfect wave: crisp, fluid, and rolling. These are the kind of waves you’ll find on Oahu’s North Shore, a top Oahu attraction for surf lovers. Stretching for more than 7 miles, the spectacular beaches of the North Shore host the world’s premier surfing competitions during the peak winter months, including the Super Bowl of wave riding and the Vans Triple Crown of surfing. These massive waves can sometimes swell up to forty feet! The big, glassy winter waves of this legendary surf mecca attract the best surfers in the world.

Before heading to lunch we will stop by Turtle Beach to look for the basking Hawaii Green sea Turtle. Being the only sea turtle in the world that lays itself on the white sand you will have the chance to capture some one-of-kind photographs of the prehistoric reptile. A local volunteer group will be able to tell you who is laying on the beach along with their weight, age, and sex. It’s a very special site to see and unfortunately, we cannot guarantee you will see the turtles on the beach but we will make sure to do our very best to make that happen.

Oahu’s North Shore is also home to a flourishing food truck scene, and we take full advantage this delicious variety of food by stopping in to enjoy lunch. There is a hui (a lot) of meals to choose from to please every pallet: Enjoy anything from garlic shrimp, fresh fish, and jambalaya to Nutella crepes and Acai bowls right on the outskirts of Haleiwa! Oh, so ono!

To walk off the meal, we stroll through the charming town of Haleiwa, a pleasant town filled with local style, country ambiance, and cool surf shops, boutiques, and art galleries. Locals say that if you want to experience the atmosphere of Hawaii from 50 years ago, visit the North Shore! For those who love a good time warp, this is a must-do activity on Hawaii’s North Shore.

Before heading back to Waikiki, we’re sure to take you to get a “shave ice” treat to top off a day of terrific memories and fantastic photos!

 
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Rates
Per
Age
Price
Adult18+
$
119
95
Child6-17
$
89
95
Infant0-5
$
0
Military ID, Kamaaina ID18+
$
99
95
Schedule
Days
Duration
Pick up Location
Comment
M, Tu, Th, F8 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
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.
Aloha, While we stop at a couple of beaches for around 30-40 minutes, there's no swimming involved in this tour.
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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
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