7.5 Hours
Duration
Waikiki
Location
Included
Pick Up
5 Hours Before Sunset
Tour Times
Island Tour w/ Sunset & Fireworks!
Our Sunset and Fireworks photography tour on Oahu will guide you through an adventure of visual stimulation and heart-pounding explosions. Through the drama of sunset casting color over unique cloud formations and a silhouetted skyline to photographing a powerful fireworks show, you’ll learn how to use your camera at any time of day or night.

A simple long exposure technique is taught on this photo tour, giving you not only memories and quality photos to take home with you, but new skills to carry into the future.

Did we mention we’ll be venturing to the famous windward coastline? This newly formed topography is why Oahu has been selected for many T.V. shows and Blockbuster movies. We have chosen the landscape because of its raw Hawaiian feel and atmosphere.

After traveling around to bays made by volcanoes, blow-holes, botanical gardens, battle locations, and local food stops, we will end this night photo journey with a powerful firework show and a little lesson in light painting. We could explain what it is exactly, but it’s better to witness this in person. Join us any Friday!

Sites Visited:

  • Hanauma Bay
  • Halona Blow-Hole
  • Makapu’u Lookout
  • Ono Steaks & Shrimps*
  • Waimanalo Bay
  • Pali Lookout
  • Tantalus
  • Sunset
  • Magic Island
  • Fireworks

(*) Lunch and refreshment stop items not included

Available Times:

Friday nights – Five hours before sunset

What to bring:

  • Do not bring more than you can carry. Nothing is left in the van when we are out shooting to prevent theft.
  • We provide you with a tripod. You may bring your own.
  • Wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes.
  • Bring something to drink for yourself.
  • You may want to bring a light jacket if you get cold easily.
  • We recommend you bring additional batteries and memory cards for your camera. We would hate to see you miss out.

Includes:

  • Free hotel pickup and drop off in Waikiki
  • Free admission to Pali lookout
  • Free Tripod
  • Free Wi-Fi

Your Tour at a Glance

Looking for something different to do in Hawaii? Oahu Photography Tours offer the “Sunset & Fireworks” Photography Tour” every Friday. This event is fantastic! We start by photographing Hanauma bay as the sun lights up its turquoise waters and abundant reefs. If you don’t have the chance to swim in the bay, you’ll have the opportunity to view it from above to capture panoramic photos of this world famous bay formed by a volcanic explosion.

A short hop down the road is the Halona Blow-Hole lookout and the Kaiwi coastline. This area of O’ahu is much younger than the rest, and its rugged feel shows it. The blowhole is a perfect place to capture postcard quality photos. Eternity beach is located just below the lookout. A famous movie spot for many blockbuster films.

Let’s take time to stop and smell the Plumerias in a botanical garden hidden in a volcanic crater. Depending on the time of year, you can be overwhelmed by the pleasant scents of these tropical flowers. We could be lucky to snap a photo of the elusive mongoose in the garden.

After a stop overlooking Makapu’u bay, we will fill our bellies with some delicious Hawaiian 7.5food at Ono’s Steak and Shrimp. Our guides do not like stopping at mediocre food spots. Ono Steak and Shrimp have built a reputation for having some of the tastiest, juiciest, mouthwatering food around. We don’t mess around when it comes to food.

Let’s walk off that meal on the white sands of Waimanalo Bay. Voted the number 1 beach in America in 2015, this beach will not have you guessing why it was voted so high. The ironwood trees that line the shore create a dreamy look as if you are walking through a fairytale forest to a hidden beach you would only see in your dreams.

Ask your guide to tell you about your next stop. This location was a major turning point in the battles led by King Kamehameha. Over 400 hundred Hawaiians were thrown from the cliffs in whats known as the Battle of Nuuanu. At the Pali lookout out, you will be able to capture perfect panoramic photos the span from Kualoa Ranch to Kaneohe Bay, and Kailua.

Let’s now find a place to set up for sunset. We have many different locations to choose from for your sunset photos. We don’t want to label where we are going because we pay attention to a lot of variables for the sun as it sets. No matter what, we will find a place to watch the sun paint beautiful colors into the sky as it says its goodbye for the day.

Did you know about the Friday night fireworks show in Waikiki? A joyful event that also happens to make for artistic photos! We’ll get you set up in a prime position to watch this sky performance as well as capture epic pictures. You’re going to love this!

Don’t worry, shooting in low light may be intimidating but we’ll teach you how to use your camera to play with light and darkness and to take stellar photos during darker times of the day. It’s easier than you might think! You’ll be able to carry these techniques and skills with you into the future, and the photographs you’ll capture from this photo tour will astonish you! This tour is a unique thing to do in Hawaii.

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
January 9, 2018

I didn’t have much experience with night photography and I just got a new camera for my trip. I’m so thankful that I booked this vacation because these instructors really took me through all the basics of night photography. I had up with some beautiful shots on my sd card after this tour.

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