Sunrise Photo Tour on Oahu

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Oahu Photography Tour at Sunrise or Sunset
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From USD 100.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Escape to the island of Oahu and learn the tips and techniques of professional photography on this guided, 5-hour, small-group  Sunrises photo tour from Waikiki. Learn about Oahu’s history while exploring several secret locales. This unique, in-depth photography workshop is suitable for all skill levels — from beginner to advanced — and offers participants an authentic island adventure and rare opportunity to experience an Oahu sunrise or sunset from a unique perspective. Bottled water, tripods, umbrellas (if needed) and a hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • 5-hour photography tour of Oahu at sunrise or sunset
  • Visit off-the-beaten-path locations, and capture the morning or evening light
  • Receive expert photography tips from a professional instructor-guide
  • Includes tripod and round-trip hotel transport from Waikiki
  • Small-group tour limited to seven ensures an intimate experience
  • Great way to start or end your day in Hawaii!
  • Learn Hawaiian history, culture and the unique geology of the island.

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Use of tripods
  • Gratuities
  • Camera
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Ala Moana Honolulu by Mantra
    410 Atkinson Dr, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

    Park for free at Ala Moana Shopping Center

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

05:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Must confirm 24 hours prior to tour start

What To Expect

This unique, 5-hour Oahu photo tour begins in Waikiki with a hotel pickup in a spacious, air-conditioned van.

On this sunrise tour, depart from the hotel an hour before daylight, then drive to a spectacular beach for a breathtaking view of the sun at dawn as it appears on the horizon with splashing waves and tide pools. O

Join the professional photographer tour guide who will, throughout the 5-hour workshop, point out the specific details of photography that are oftentimes not seen by the untrained eye. Learn how to use light, and discover what framing, shutter speed, focal points and other important topics mean to composing a great image. Then explore the best places — and find the best angles — in which to take pictures on this breathtaking island. It’s the best of both worlds: elite instruction with some of the most beautiful scenery in the world for a postcard-perfect sunrise.

Along the way, learn about Hawaii’s history, its wildlife and the geography from the naturalist guide who is not only an expert in photography, but also a Hawaii insider with an in-depth knowledge of the island of Oahu.

This photography tour is suitable for all skill levels — from beginners to advanced shooters, using everything from smartphones to high-end DSLR cameras.

At the end of the tour, walk away with some incredible sunrise images, an abundance of professional photography tips that will last a lifetime and an appreciation of Oahu’s rich history and culture.

This photography tour ends with a hotel drop-off in Waikiki.


5 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A maximum of 7 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Wear comfortable, closed-toed walking shoes and bring hat and sunscreen
  • Participants are required to bring their own cameras
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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41 reviews
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Not worth the money.
THOMAS_K, Sept 2021
Early morning sunrise. Not much else. Found guide a bit condescending. Not much else to say about this tour. Would never recommend it.
Response from Host, Sept 2021
Aloha Thomas, I'm not sure why you signed up for the Sunrise Photo tour. Since you didn't book direct and instead booked with a third party maybe you didn't realize it was a photo tour. You didn't bring a camera or a phone that could take pictures instead you had a flip phone and watched others take photos. Yes it was a sunrise tour but we also went to scenic vistas, mountains and a waterfall. On our photo tours we always spend enough time at each location for everyone to capture great shots. I'm sorry you just wanted to spend 5 minutes at each stop. Mahalo
My Top Tour on my Hawaiian Trip
Getaway493423, Aug 2019
I really enjoyed this trip. Pattie was so helpful and informative and took photos of me at the different stops on the tour. Tops This was my fourth time to visit Hawaii and this time I got to see places I had not seen before.I would highly recommend this tour to anybody despite the 5 am start!
Absolutely superb tour. Evan...
David_W, June 2016
Absolutely superb tour. Evan obviously has a great passion for photography and Hawaii and took us to some great locations. At each location, he explained the best camera settings and made me realise I've got a lot more to learn. I ended up with some really good photos of Oahu.
Absolutely brilliant afternoon and...
Charles_B, Apr 2016
Absolutely brilliant afternoon and evening. Excellent locations and photography tips.
the tour guide marie was amazing...
Mark W, Apr 2016
the tour guide marie was amazing. very knowledgeable and personable and gave everyone individual attention and guidance
A very friendly, knowledgeable tour...
beckham457, Mar 2016
A very friendly, knowledgeable tour guide who took the five people on this trip to some wonderful places. Well worth booking a tour.
Evan was a fantastic tour guide and...
debs63, Mar 2016
Evan was a fantastic tour guide and tutor. I got some fantastic ocean photos, and my sunset picture looked like a postcard. More than happy
Our guide was very good about...
Camilla R, Feb 2016
Our guide was very good about showing us ways to use our camera's to get more interesting pictures while taking them. Very helpful for people interested in learning more about what a camera can do. It was great that they had tri-pods to use to help get great photos. Liked the spots we went to to get different types of photos plus a chance to see more natural parts of the island.
Was a nice activity/tour but I felt...
pammiprice, Jan 2016
Was a nice activity/tour but I felt that more time was spent by one photographer/guide of him doing a photo shoot of 2 tour participants and therefore limiting the time spent engaging with the remainder of us on the tour.
Had a wonderful time on the sunrise...
Dave, Nov 2015
Had a wonderful time on the sunrise photography tour. Marie is extremely helpful and patient and had so many helpful tips. She took time to get to know everyone's skill level and interests. She had suggestions for the areas we visited on the tour and gave pointers that'll help beyond the tour.
I enjoyed this tour immensely so...
Anja B, Sept 2015
I enjoyed this tour immensely so much that I followed up with the Island Tour afterwards. Marie was a very competent guide - be it with things to now or to do on O'ahu or - of course - how to get the most out of our photo shoots. The people on the tours had very different cameras and were on different levels of knowledge and expertise. I am a novice and learned very valuable basics, but also got to try some advanced technicques. We stopped at very interesting places and even though the first tour was drenched in rain - it was great fun. I definitely recommend this tour!
Sean à été super et a pris le temps de...
Cecile_G, July 2016
Sean à été super et a pris le temps de nous expliquer pleins de choses.

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