Days Available: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
- Sandy Beach for Sunrise
- Makapu’u Beach Lookout
- Waimanalo Bay
- Ko’olau Mountains
- Kalapawai Market*
- Pali Lookout
Oahu Photography Tours offers a “Golden Sunrise” photo tour for those who are looking for a shorter time commitment but whom also wish to experience epic scenic locations on Oahu Island. We’ve put together an itinerary that guides you through gorgeous and dynamic scenes while also creating space for your freedom to explore to capture photographs that you’ll truly love on this sunrise tour.
Your Day at a Glance
We start the day on a high note, beginning our guided sunrise tour at the infamous Sandy Beach to capture the sun breaking over the horizon. Witness how the sun lights up the sky and Pacific Ocean with true brilliance, giving you the opportunity to capture stirring photos of its splendor.
After sunrise, we move on to the beautiful Makapu’u Lookout and Beach Park. These locations were mindfully chosen for the views of East Oahu’s stunning landscape. With an abundance of beautiful sights to soak in, we encourage our guests to explore the area to capture the perfect photo of Hawaii’s natural landscape.
Continuing on to Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, ranked as the #1 beach in America, you’ll visit the longest uninterrupted white-sand beach on Oahu. This celebrated Hawaiian destination is something you must do when visiting Oahu. Imagine it now: A beach lined with old growth and unique Australian ironwood trees, blending together the elements of air, earth, and water. Your photographs will reflect the good health of this natural environment! Not to mention how amazing they will look printed out on your wall for everyone to enjoy.
Our next stop up the Windward Coast of Oahu is a view of the majestic Ko’olau Mountains. Behold the sight of ancient rock formations that were formed over 1 million years ago by the impressive forces of exploding volcanos and massive earth quakes. It will surely take your breath away.
Next, we head off to a local treasure. The Kalapawai Market is the best stop for a delicious and truly satisfying breakfast. This market has been a part of Hawaiian life since 1932 and offers an array of food and drink options to please every pallet.
Our final stop on the Golden Sunrise Photo Tour lands us at the beautiful Ko’olau Mountains at the infamous and historic Pali Lookout. This site was chosen by Ansel Adams himself after he beheld the majestic qualities of these mountains. Recognizing the enormous potential this location has for capturing beautiful photographs, he knew it qualified as a big sendoff of any memorable Oahu photo tour. Trust us, once you get there, you’ll understand!