About Oahu Photo Tours

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Oahu Photography Tours was a vision of Alex Wilson back in 2010. With an idea of showing you, our guest, a better way to see Hawaii and take the best part of it back home with you. With your photos, you are going to have Hawaii with you at all times. We are ever-evolving, discovering new ways to improve our tours and making your Hawaii experience more enjoyable as well as educational. We are confident that you will love all of our photo tours of Hawaii and the guides that lead them. Meet your OPT guides. They are the ones that you will have photobombing you in Hawaii’s most picture-perfect locations. Perhaps one day, you will feel the urge to come out to Hawaii, want to stay, and you too will be featured below as one of our tour guides here at Oahu Photography Tours. (808) 679-1938

 

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ALEX “OBI” WILSON

I have been living this great life in Hawaii since 2004. I have been able to explore every corner of Hawaii and the history it holds. Let me take you an island adventure, my style. I will share with you all the knowledge of Hawaii and the photography I have acquired in my time here. I can’t wait to show you my world.

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DE-JAY “ACE” HANSSEN

I have always been a West Coast kid with a passion for photography. I absolutely love living here in Hawaii and meeting new people on the tours. If you come out with me, you will be taken around the island with a friend, not just another tour guide. Let’s have a blast and capture amazing experiences while we do it!

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MAC “LOUDNESS” STRICKLAND

Currently holding it down here in Hawaii. I work with a group of friends as a professional photographer with Oahu Photography Tours. I dabble in many categories of photography to help bring new ideas to the game. Come with me and capture time, push the pause button on life by taking a photo.

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KURT “CLOSE UP” STEVENS

I moved to Hawaii from Colorado to expand my photo business. I got into photography while studying graphic design. Now living in Honolulu with tropical weather, I take my camera with me wherever I go. Hawaii encourages me to photograph every time I’m out. Join me to explore, experience, and discover Hawaii.

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CALVIN “UNKO” YANG

I study Biology at the UH at Manoa. I raised on this beautiful island & I fell in love with photography and in high school. I love taking guests on the ultimate local experience. Hawaii is amazing and it genuinely encourages me to bring my camera with me everywhere I go. Let me show you my world. Let’s go on an adventure!

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"ALEX & His Staff Are Outstanding"

Do your self a favor if you're looking for a fun time and see some beautiful places in Oahu take this tour. ALEX and his staff are outstanding. I have done the day-long sunrise tour several times and time flies by because you're having so much fun. Most tours treat you like cattle pack you in a van stopped at a location and tell you to go ahead and take some pictures not here with OPT they tell you the history of each location.

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"They Made My Trip"

My tour guides were DJ and Calvin! They were both friendly and really awesome tour guides. They really showed what they loved about the island! They were also very flexible with the group, stopping to take certain photos or stopping to visit a local shrimp food truck. They really wanted us to fall in love with the island and they really accomplished that! I can’t rave enough about them. They made my trip to O’ahu that much better!

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"Ask For Kurt, He's The Man!"

This photo tour is fantastic! Easy to book and very helpful/friendly staff. We enjoyed the photo tour -- all the best spots with the freedom to shoot our own photos and instructions from our guide on how to take better shots. Ask for Kurt, he's the man! He even stopped on our tour for Portuguese donuts and coffee. He gave us lots of tips about being on the island of Hawaii and some great restaurant recommendations.

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"Instagram Tour Is A Must!"

The "Instagram Hawaii Photo Shoot Adventure" is a must!! So glad I came across it on my recommendations. I met great people and I have so many incredible pictures to remember this trip. Kurt was awesome, had great ideas to get the best pictures. Whether it's on your own (that's what I did) or with a group, this will be a tour to remember.

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Certified Sustainable Tour Operator Sustainability Commitment Statement

We at Oahu Photography Tours support the Hawaii Ecotourism Association’s principles of sustainable tourism. We pride ourselves in educating our guests with the most accurate information about Hawaii. We also make it a point to train our staff with local laws and knowledge of wildlife protection. Every one of our guides is trained in current CPR and First Aid practices. During our tours, we ask anyone that smokes to please but your butts in the trash. If you see trash on our tours, please let a guide know and he/she will pick it up. Please bring a reusable water bottle on the tour, buying plastic water bottles only creates more trash and you are pretty much paying for something that is free anyway. If you would like to join us on a beach clean up, follow our Facebook page for more info or contact us. We are not tree-hugging hippies, we just don like trash on the beach and dead animals.

 

Hawaii Ecotourism Association addresses operating policies in the following areas:

  • Environmental Management
  • Staff Management
  • Interpretation Management
  • Consumer Evolution Management
  • Marketing Management

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