10 years and older
8 Hours
Pick Up
7:00AM, 8:00AM
Tour Times

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. We photograph sweeping coastal vistas, pristine beaches, sacred heiaus, flowing waterfalls, dramatic mountain valleys, the spiritual center of O’ahu, and in the winter…fearless surfers.

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.

We have secured a new secret location that no other tour has access to. 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.

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 and those who are new to photography will like the simple non-technical hands on approach to learning to take photos. We are committed to you capturing stunning images.

During the winter months ( November thru March ) we go to the top surfing spots to photograph surfers and the big waves they ride.

We provide:

  • Pick-up and drop-off in Waikiki
  • Water
  • Tripods
  • Professional photography instruction
  • Umbrellas (if needed)

Things to Bring:

  • Camera & Lenses (DSLRs, Pocket cameras, or smartphones), Polarizing filter (optional)
  • Comfortable, closed-toed walking shoes
  • Light jacket or sweater
  • Lunch Money ($15 Cash – some businesses do not accept cc)
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Sense of adventure


  • Availability: Monday to Sunday (except Wednesday)
  • Tour Time: Monday to Friday – 7:00 AM; Saturday and Sunday – 8:00 AM
  • Duration: 8 Hours

Special Notes:

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

Activity Company: Blue Hawaii Photo Tours

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 4 reviews
August 2, 2017

I have some experience with the photography club at home and I wanted a photo centric tour to all of the best shooting locations across the island. This was the perfect experience for a semi pro photographer like me.

March 19, 2019

I called to book an island bus tour, and as I was talking to the person that was assisting me, I mentioned that I am into photography. He recommended this tour to me and I am so glad I followed his advice.

March 19, 2019

I loved this tour, I took beautiful photos, met new friends and had an amazing day overall.

March 19, 2019

Bring enough cash for your lunch, and please don’t forget your extra battery/memory card. Believe me you don’t want to limit yourself.

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