Blue Hawaii Photo Tours

by | Mar 12, 2018 | Sunset Tour | 0 comments

We welcome you with Aloha on a visual road trip around the island to landmark sites and hidden gems off the typical tourist path. Along the way we might meet Kama the Surfing Pig, see a local blessing or a Hawaii Five-O filming. As professional photographers, teachers, and guides we know the ideal spots getting you there at the right time so you get the perfect shot. We are committed to you having a great time capturing stunning photos. Warmest Aloha.

Address

3731 Kanaina Ave., Honolulu, HI


Hours of Operation

Monday: 7:00am–8:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am–8:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am–8:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am–8:00pm
Friday: 7:00am–8:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am–8:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am–8:00pm

Sunrise Tour

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.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday at 5:15am

1-7
5 Hours

What’s Included

– We provide pick-up and drop-off in Waikiki
– We’ll see splashing waves, tide pools, and the new morning sun
– We’ll photograph 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
– Water
– Tripods
– Professional photography instruction
– Umbrellas (if needed)

Things you need to bring:
– Camera & Lenses (DSLRs, Pocket cameras, or smartphones)
– Polarizing filter (optional)
– Comfortable, closed-toed walking shoes
– Light jacket or sweater
– Hat and sunscreen
– Sense of adventure

All of our tours involve light walking. There is no hiking. Our vans are not wheelchair accessible.

Please contact us for a private tour if you are unable to get in or out of a van or have a wheelchair/scooter

Island Tour

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.

Thursday–Sunday at 7am

1-7
8 Hours

What’s Included

– We provide pick-up and drop-off in Waikiki
– See sweeping coastal vistas, pristine beaches, sacred heiaus, dramatic mountain valleys, the spiritual center of O’ahu
– There is a good chance to see and photograph the Hawaiian Monk Seal or Green Sea Turtle
– Lunch stop: a taste of local flavors on North Shore (lunch not included in tour price)
– Water
– Tripods
– Professional photography instruction
– Umbrellas (if needed)

Things you need to bring:
– Camera & Lenses (DSLRs, Pocket cameras, or smartphones)
– Polarizing filter (optional)
– Comfortable, closed-toed walking shoes
– Light jacket or sweater
– Hat and sunscreen
– Sense of adventure

All of our tours involve light walking. There is no hiking. Our vans are not wheelchair accessible

Please contact us for a private tour if you are unable to get in or out of a van or have a wheelchair/scooter.

Sunset Tour

Sunset Tours start in the early afternoon before the magic light appears. We pick you up five hours before sunset to take you on an enchanted visual road trip around half of the island. We have carefully picked several locations where you create stunning images of coastal vistas, tropical lush valleys, dramatic waterfalls, ancient ruins, and white beaches. When the magic light arrives we have three different locations we go depending on the weather and light. Sometimes we are on top of a mountain overlooking Diamond Head and the Pacific coastline other times we find ourselves close to the ocean near the beach with silhouetted palms for the classic Hawaii shot.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday at 2pm

1-7
5 Hours

What’s Included

– We provide pick-up and drop-off in Waikiki
– We pick you up five hours before sunset
– We’ll photograph coastal vistas, tropical lush valleys, dramatic waterfalls, ancient ruins, and white beaches
– Water
– Tripods
– Professional photography instruction
– Umbrellas (if needed)

Things you need to bring:
– Camera & Lenses (DSLRs, Pocket cameras, or smartphones)
– Polarizing filter (optional)
– Comfortable, closed-toed walking shoes
– Light jacket or sweater
– Hat and sunscreen
– Sense of adventure

All of our tours involve light walking. There is no hiking. Our vans are not wheelchair accessible

Please contact us for a private tour if you are unable to get in or out of a van or have a wheelchair/scooter.

Botanical Garden Tour

Bring your camera or smart phone and let’s get close to the beauty of the Hawaiian flora. We explore a few of the most spectacular gardens on Oahu where you have plenty of time to discover tropical life – its plants, insects and birds. The locations always change depending on the weather. We have something in bloom all year long.

Wednesday at 7:30am

1-7
4 Hours

What’s Included

– We provide pick-up and drop-off in Waikiki
– Some locations include lush tropical gardens, private orchid farms or plumeria groves in the Manoa Valley
– We’ll teach you how to capture the best images on your camera or smart phone
– We are nature guides and can share our knowledge about native plants and birds
– If you would like to rent a macro lens please contact us for recommendations
– Water
– Tripods
– Professional photography instruction
– Umbrellas (if needed)

Things you need to bring:
– Camera & Lenses (DSLRs, Pocket cameras, or smartphones)
– Polarizing filter (optional)
– Comfortable, closed-toed walking shoes
– Light jacket or sweater
– Hat and sunscreen
– Sense of adventure

All of our tours involve light walking. There is no hiking. Our vans are not wheelchair accessible

Please contact us for a private tour if you are unable to get in or out of a van or have a wheelchair/scooter

Sunrise + Island Tour

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. Please keep in mind that we do change our locations to accommodate the season and the weather. We get you to the best spots possible for that particular day. We do get rain from time to time. Usually, it’s a sprinkle and then it’s gone but if we know that it will be raining the entire time we will cancel the tour. We are committed to you capturing incredible photographs.

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday – pick up time varies according to sunrise

1-7
9.5 Hours

What’s Included

– We provide pick-up and drop-off in Waikiki
– Your tour begins with a magnificent sunrise on the Ko’olau side of the island
– We will photograph 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
– Later we stop for lunch on the North Shore
– During the winter months (November through March) we go to the top surfing spots – Sunset Beach & Banzai Pipeline – to photograph surfers and the big waves they ride
– Water
– Tripods
– Professional photography instruction
– Umbrellas (if needed)

Things you need to bring:
– Camera & Lenses (DSLRs, Pocket cameras, or smartphones)
– Polarizing filter (optional)
– Comfortable, closed-toed walking shoes
– Light jacket or sweater
– Hat and sunscreen
– Sense of adventure

All of our tours involve light walking. There is no hiking. Our vans are not wheelchair accessible

Please contact us for a private tour if you are unable to get in or out of a van or have a wheelchair/scooter