Our 5.5-hour photo tour is of the most spectacular colors Hawaii has to offer. This is not a convenient Hawaii tour by any means. We will take the “Hawaiian Time” approach and let you capture the…
ALEX “OBI” WILSON
I am so lucky. Since 2011 I have been running Oahu Photography Tours, taking people from all over the world to the best places on the island to capture unreal photos. I have been living on Oahu since 2004 and have no plans on leaving or stopping OPT. Hawaii is a fantastic place, and if you enjoy all the activities it offers, like myself, you too would never want to leave. I was able to create a dream I had, and now it is a well-established tour company recognized by many on Oahu and around the world.
The path of Oahu Photo Tours has taken, mind-blowing to me, I did not have any experience running a business before this. After working as a tour guide at Kualoa Ranch, I knew that tour guiding was a pretty damn good job. It might not pay the most, but it is very satisfying if you love engaging with people. I was able to take my skills learned in the Navy and the knowledge I gained learning about Hawaii at local community colleges and create OPT.
The best part about all of this is the feedback that we receive from people like yourself every day. The words that are used in reviews to describe our company keeps us all motivated and ready to keep moving forward. That is what it’s all about.
In the future, I see this OPT continuing to push the limits to what type of tours are available on Oahu. I had a goal to cater to everyone, no matter the skill level. The times have changed, and so has our mission. We are all about capturing content, and there is no better place to do this. I will continue to hire the best guides for this company and work on making these tours top rated.
Along with Oahu Photography Tours, I have been working on a non-profit business that I think, know, will be a game-changer for the upcoming generation. Stay tuned on that one.
I appreciate you taking this much of an interest to make it all the way here. If you have any questions or comments, you can reach me with the email below.
My Tips For You
I have had the chance to explore the heck out of this island and have some handy tips for you while you are here. The first piece of advice from me is to come on any of our photo tours. You might have already been, and that’s great. Just remember, we do have a returning customer discount for you if you are part of the OPT fam.
As much as you might like Waikiki and the busy city, you need to get out of that area and explore. Right behind Waikiki is a beautiful valley called Manoa. In the very back, there is a place that goes unseen by so many people. Still, I highly recommend taking a few hours out of your day and going to Lyons Arboretum after you explore the garden and find all the birds, head over to Surges Mexican Restaurant in the valley for some tacos. Its a chill spot and not too expensive.
If you are thinking about doing anything in the water, do it! The clearest water in the world is right here, and it’s calling for you. The first thing you need to do is get on a board. You are in the birthplace of surfing, so what not a better place to learn! You can also rent a stand-up paddleboard and cruise around. If you are on the North Shore, rent one at Tropical Rush and paddle up the lazy river of Hale’iwa. When you’re all done, the rental place will hook you up with a free shave ice.
How about a cool hike? The Makapu’u lookout for sunrise is a must! The hike is not even that hard, and the views are worth way more than than the walk was. Take it all in and then head into the Koko Marina Shopping center for some breakfast as Moana Cafe. It is so freaking good! After that, the day is yours!