Circle Island Sunrise
Days Available: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
- Sandy Beach for Sunrise
- Makapu’u Beach Lookout
- Waimanalo Bay (weekdays only)
- Ko’olau Mountains
- Kalapawai Market*
- Kaneohe Bay Lookout
- Byodo-In Temple
- China-mans Hat
- Kahuku Farmlands*
- Kawela Bay
- Banzai Pipeline
- Shark’s Cove
- Pu’u O Mahuka (weekends only)
- Turtle Beach
- Dole Plantation
Price: Adult $159.95 | Age 6-17 $99.95 | Kama’aina/Military $129.95 | Age 1-5 $0
Tour Pick Up: 1 hour before sunrise
Duration: 10 Hour Tour
Return: Before 4:30pm
- Pick up & drop-off at Waikiki Hotel
- Free admission to Byodo-In Temple
- Free Tripod
- Free Wi-Fi
(*) Food stop fees are not included
Our celebrated Circle Island Sunrise photo tour will guide you through a 10-hour circuit of O’ahu. You will get to photograph and experience ancient natural beauty, cultural hubs, Hawaiian wildlife and the peaceful design of a temple shrine. The time will pass by as you will be having so much fun on this highly rated tour!
From sunrise on the Eastside of Oahu to the iconic North Shore, our Circle Island Sunrise tour brings you through locations like Makapu’u Beach Lookout, Waimanalo Bay, extinct volcanoes, century-old marketplaces, lush forests and hidden nature spots. Plus, one of our last stops will be searching for turtles. Capture great content, have fun, and become an expert on the rich diversity and beauty that Oahu has to offer! You’ll create memories to cherish as well as personal keepsakes from your trip.
Your Day at a Glance
We begin the day on the east side of Oahu on the stunning location of Sandy beach. Arriving in time to catch the sunrise, you’ll have the opportunity to photograph the drama of daylight as it casts away the night.
Next, we’ll continue along the scenic Kaiwi shoreline, stopping at Makapu’u Lookout and Makapu’u Beach, where you can play with distance to capture scenic landscapes. You’ll be taken to spots of epic natural phenomena, including giant tide pools, the dwelling places of extinct volcanoes, and a hidden blowhole. You’ll even have the chance to capture the popular Makapu’u lighthouse trademark, an essential image of any Oahu photography tour!
Moving on to Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, ranked as the number one beach in America. The longest uninterrupted white-sand beach on all of Oahu lined with unique Australian ironwood trees creates a dynamic interplay between the visual elements of earth, sky, and water, and adds a sincere richness to your Hawaii photos.
Next stop is on the Windward coast at the magnificent Ko’olau Mountains. To stand in presence of these ancient formations creates an energy of pure appreciation. Experience the atmosphere and capture the memory through gorgeous photographs before heading off to the Kalapawai Market for a tasty breakfast. This market has been a part of Hawaiian life since 1932 and offers a wide selection of food and drink that will melt your taste buds!
After recharging with a satisfying breakfast, this Hawaii tour will head over to a lookout of Kaneohe Bay to soak in the view of crystal clear waters. This site is one of the must-do activities in Oahu because it’s one of the largest sandbars in the world! Knock that off your Hawaii tour bucket list!
Cruising over to the Byodo-In Temple brings the focus onto architectural design and themes of spiritual mindfulness and the esoteric. The Byodo-In Temple is a non-denominational shrine located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii at the Valley of the Temples.
Our Circle Island Sunrise tour continues to pass through Waiahole before stopping at Kualoa Beach Park to see the small island officially named Mokoli’i, but more commonly known as Chinaman’s Hat. We’ll then head to the Windward coast to view the country scenery, local and colorful fruit stands, and a stunning 150-year-old Banyan tree as we make our way to the famous North Shore.
Depending on the time of year, you’ll witness the world-famous Banzai Pipeline and the daredevil surfers who test the power unleashed through oceanic waves, or you’ll search for the beloved Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle who basks on white sandy beaches.
Our final stop is at the Dole Plantation. Here you’ll get a chance to try the famous Dole Whip or purchase some great keepsakes to take home to your friends and family. If you are still wanting to shoot, try to find the Rainbow Eucalyptus trees in the parking lot. They make for a great desktop background.
At the end of this curated photography tour of Oahu, your fun-filled day will leave you with an array of quality photographs. Bring your images home to share with loved ones and carry forward your enjoyment of photography play! Most importantly, you’ll have preserved the memories you’ve made to last a lifetime on the best Hawaii tour in the islands!