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North Shore Photo Tour

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Air Conditioned Transport
No-host lunch
Professional photography instruction

The North Shore Photo Tour is for those wishing to experience the infamous North Shore of Oahu. You will photograph the day’s adventures that includes pristine beaches, pounding shore breaks, local daredevils, the green sea turtle, and much more… We begin our day at Green World Coffee Farm, a small local farm that produces 100% Hawaiian coffee. We’ll give you the opportunity to take some photographs while enjoying a “cup of joe”, and even make sure you get a photo next to the world-famous “Haleiwa” town sign. 

Next, we will head over to Waimea Bay, a legendary surf spot, influential in the birth of big wave surfing. The panoramic views are amazing. Afterwards, we will take you to Waimea Falls. Taking a trolley ride to the falls for photographs, we then give you enough time to enjoy the beautiful meandering path weaving through the flora and lush tropical jungle back to the entrance. You may even be lucky enough to spot a rare native Hawaiian bird – bring your zoom on this tour!

Next we will cruise over to Sunset Beach or Banzai Pipeline in search of the perfect wave. And if there is such a thing as a perfect wave, you’ll likely find it on Oahu’s North Shore. Stretching for more than 7 miles, the 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.

Oahu's North Shore is also home to a flourishing food truck scene, and this is where we will enjoy our lunch. Right on the outskirts of Haleiwa, a hui (a lot) of food trucks—serving everything from garlic shrimp, fresh fish, and jambalaya to Nutella crepes and acai bowls ~ Oh, so ono! Walking off the meal through the charming town of Haleiwa, a town filled with local style and country ambiance as well as cool surf shops, boutiques, and art galleries. Some say if you want to see what Hawaii looked like fifty years ago, visit the North Shore! Before we head back to Waikiki, we will be sure to take you to get a “shave ice” topping off the day filled of terrific memories, and fantastic photos!

Sites visited:

  • Green World Coffee Farm
  • Famous Haleiwa Sign
  • Shark's Cove or Waimea Bay
  • Waimea Falls
  • Sunset Beach or Banzai Pipeline
  • Food Trucks (lunch stop) *
  • Walk Haleiwa
  • Shave Ice *


  • Free hotel pickup and drop off in Waikiki
  • Free admission with one ride up to Waimea Falls
  • Free Tripod
  • Free Wi-Fi

(*) Lunch & Shave Ice is not included

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Prices Include Tax
Child15 & younger
Military ID, Kamaaina ID
Pick up Location
M, W, 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.
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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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