Blue Hawaii Photo

Blue Hawaii Photo Tours

If booking within 7 days of the activity, please email customer service at OahuTA@hgvc.com.
Prices subject to change without notice.

Sunrise Tour 5 hours - Start 5:15am

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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.

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.

Our photo tours are limited to 7 adults. Children aged 10 years and older.

Days: Tues, Weds, Fri

We provide:
  • Pick-up and drop-off in Waikiki
  • Water
  • Tripods
  • Professional photography instruction
  • Umbrellas (if needed)
Tour Person 10+ Book
Sunrise Tour $85 Book

Island Photo Tour (8 hrs)

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Get away from it all

See the island like you’ve never seen it before. Adventure awaits you on the Island Tour. We explore and photograph O’ahu’s natural beauty, wildlife and sites of historic and cultural significance.
This is the “No-Rush” day tour. This Oahu photo tour starts with sweeping coastal vistas, pristine beaches, sacred heiaus, dramatic mountain valleys, the spiritual center of O’ahu, and in the winter…fearless surfers at Sunset Beach and Pipeline.
Good chances to see and photograph the Hawaiian Monk Seal or Green Sea Turtle along the way. We are volunteers for Malama na Honu at Lanikea Beach where we monitor the turtles as they come on the beach, educate the public about the turtles, and protect them.
In addition to going to off-the-beaten path locations we talk about Hawaii’s history and culture…this is a full island tour and photo tour combined.

We stop for lunch – a taste of local flavors on North Shore. ( Lunch not included in tour price )

At the end of your day you’ll walk away with stunning images of the islands’ beauty, professional photography tips, and an appreciation of Oahu’s rich culture and history.

There is no other tour on the island like this one. The Island Tour delivers a full relaxing day of discovery, image making and fun.

Details:

Time: 8 hours
Days: Tuesday and Sundays
Departs at 7:00am Tuesday / 8:00am Sunday

Tour Per Person (Age 12+) Book
Island Photo Tour $140 Book

Private Best of Oahu (5 or 8 hour)

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Best of Oahu Sightseeing

Escape the big bus and go on a private sightseeing tour that gives you flexibility and plenty of time to experience the natural wonders and beauty of Oahu.

We create a perfect day for you that is customized to your interests that will work for your half-day or full-day tour. This is not a cookie-cutter tour. You let us know of any special interests, then we’ll come up with an itinerary from the locations listed below.

We are locals who know the island and are passionate about its history, culture, and wildlife. We love to share our island with you, your family, and friends.

Our itineraries vary with each tour. These tours are sightseeing only. Let us know in advance if you would like to go swimming, snorkeling, or hiking.

Tour PAX from 1-10 Book
5 hours $375-$575 Book
8 hours $475-$775 Book

Sunrise Tour + Island Photo Tour (9 hrs)

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Capture the Beauty of O’ahu

Your tour begins with a magnificent sunrise on the Ko’olau side of the island. This tour brings together the Sunrise Tour’s first stop and the best of the Island Tour.

Our “No-Rush” full morning and day tour allows you plenty of time to photograph a few landmark sites along with the our hidden locations along the East and North Shore.

After photographing the Sunrise at a beach or cliffs near the ocean, we stop for a small quick breakfast before heading to the North Shore. Here we have a variety of locations with each one dramatically different from the rest. You get it all with this tour.
Later we stop for lunch on the North Shore.

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, pocket camera or DSLR. Experienced photographers will appreciate all of our unique locations.

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Sunrise Tour + Island Photo Tour (9 hrs) $159 Book

Private Hiking (5 hours)

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Hike the beautiful Ko’olau Mountains

Immerse Yourself in Nature

We take you on a guided hike where you experience the breathtaking beauty of the Ko’olau Mountains. Learn about the flora, fauna and geology of this island created by volcanoes that erupted 2.5 million years ago. We are nature guides who love to hike and share with our guests. Our itineraries include an option for Diamond Head, Manoa Falls and other less known hikes. If you want to swim in a waterfall go for the Waimea Falls tour.

We offer variety of hiking tours that we suggest based on your fitness level and interest. All of our tours are classified as Beginners ( easy ) to Advanced Beginners ( more challenging than easy ). Listed below are the hiking options. Please email or call us and we will select the hike that best suits you. Hikes are available Monday thru Friday.

  • Diamond Head with East Side Sightseeing
  • Manoa Falls with East Side Sightseeing
  • Waimea Valley Waterfall with North Shore
Tour Per Person (age 12+) Book
Private Hiking $375-$575 Book

Private Kayak & Snorkeling

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EXPERIENCE ANOTHER WORLD SNORKELING IN OAHU

We take you on a guided kayak tour where you experience the breathtaking beauty of Oahu from the unique perspective of the water. Learn some basic paddling skills while you learn about the wildlife that inhabits our oceans, reefs, and beaches.

Or go snorkeling with us and explore our crystal clear blue waters. Look for our state fish – the Humuhumunukunukuapua’a – and learn how to say its name! Our guides love the water and look forward to taking you on an extraordinary adventure.

We offer a variety of Oahu snorkeling and kayaking tours that we suggest based on your fitness level and interest. All of our tours are classified as for beginners (easy) to advanced beginners (more challenging than easy).

Locations are dependent upon ocean conditions.

  • Flat Water Kayak
  • Ocean Water Kayak
  • Snorkeling

We reserve the right to cancel in the event of unfavorable conditions. We will reschedule or refund. Safety is our priority.

Tour Per Person (age 12+) Book
Private Kayak & Snorkeling $375-$575 Book

Private Pearl Harbor

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PRIVATE PEARL HARBOR VISIT

  • Tour historic Pearl harbor and learn about Hawaii’s past and present surrounding World War II. Remember and honor the war heroes of that infamous day.
  • Skip the big bus and go privately so you can tour at your own pace. We offer flexible half- and full-day Pearl Harbor tours. This is best to book early on your vacation.
  • All tours include historical commentary on the drive to Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial reserved tickets, and Pearl Harbor historic exhibits. All other attractions additional. NOTICE: USS Missouri is open Wed-Sat only. Pacific Aviation Museum is open Wed-Sun only.
  • We create a flexible custom tour just for you. Kids have fun too.

*Please note that a few times a year the rains and wind are such that the USS Arizona Memorial is shut down by the US Navy. In that unfortunate event there are no tour refunds. However we will be able to do the historic exhibits and other Pearl Harbor Center attractions.

Half-Day Tours (5 hours)

You are able to do two attractions; the USS Arizona Memorial (we reserve for you) and one other attraction. Choose from either the USS Bowlin Submarine (1 hour, $15 per ticket), the USS Missouri (2 hours, $30 per ticket), or the Pacific Aviation Museum (2 hours, $25 per ticket). If you only want to do the USS Arizona, during the rest of the time we can sightsee to the Punchbowl-National Cemetery of the Pacific, lolani Palace and the King Kamehameha statue or we can do a shortened East Side tour.

You always have the option of extending the tour if you would like to see and do more. We are flexible. Additional hours are $65 per hour.

Tour Per Person (age 12+) Book
Private Pearl Harbor $375-$575 Book

Private Photography Workshop

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Tour Full Day (8.5 hrs 1-2 pax) Half Day (5hrs 1-2 pax) Book
Private Photography Workshop $525 $400 Book

Prices include taxes, but do not include gratuity.