Your best choice to see what the real Hawaii has to offer. Limited to only 7 guests. Be guided to beautiful locations so you can capture photos and see Hawaii as you have always dreamed…
Pick-up 12:30 p.m. +/- 30 min
Duration: 7.5 Hours
Energy Level: Easy
- Adult (13 & Up)
- Child (5-12)
- Infant (4 & Under)
- Private (1-4 Guests)
- Private (5-9 Guests)
- Private (10-14 Guests)
Sunset & Fireworks Experience (Friday Only)
Looking for things to do in Honolulu? How about a tour that teaches you how to take amazing Hawaii sunset and fireworks photos?
This tour guides you through an adventure of visual stimulation and heart-pounding explosions. Explore Hanauma Bay, visit beautiful locations, try local cuisine, and experience a breathtaking sunset followed by fireworks. All skill levels are welcome and will benefit from the guide’s information on how to take the best photos.
From the drama of the sunset casting color over unique cloud formations and a silhouetted skyline to photographing a powerful fireworks show, you learn how to use your camera at any time of day or night. A simple long exposure technique is taught on this photo tour, giving you not only memories and quality photos to take home with you but also new skills to carry into the future.
View the world-famous Hanauma Bay from above, capturing panoramic photos of its world-famous landscape formed by a volcanic explosion, and then venture to the famous windward coastline. This newly formed topography is why Oahu has been selected for many TV shows and movies. We chose this landscape because of its raw Hawaiian feel and atmosphere.
After traveling around to bays, blow-holes, botanical gardens, battle locations, and local food stops, we end this night photo journey with a powerful fireworks show and a little lesson in light painting. We could explain what it is exactly, but it’s better to witness this in person. Join us any Friday for this dazzling Oahu photo tour!
Sites We Visit
- Hanauma Bay
- Halona Blow-Hole
- Makapu’u Lookout
- Ono Steaks & Shrimps
- Waimanalo Bay
- Pali Lookout
- Magic Island
- Fireworks in Waikiki
What to bring
- Do not bring more than you can carry. Nothing is left in the van when we are out shooting to prevent theft.
- We provide you with a tripod. You may bring your own.
- Wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes.
- Bring something to drink for yourself.
- You may want to bring a light jacket if you get cold easily. It will get very warm during the day.
- We recommend you bring additional batteries and memory cards for your camera. We would hate to see you miss out.
Oahu Photography Tours offer you the “Sunset & Fireworks Photography Tour” every Friday. This event is fantastic for everyone to join! We start by photographing Hanauma bay as the sun lights up its turquoise waters and abundant reefs. If you don’t have the chance to swim in the bay, you’ll have the opportunity to view it from above to capture panoramic photos of this world-famous bay formed by a volcanic explosion.
A short hop down the road is the Halona Blow-Hole lookout and the Kaiwi coastline. This area of O’ahu is much younger than the rest, and its rugged feel shows it. The blowhole is a perfect place to capture postcard quality photos. Eternity beach is located just below the lookout. A famous movie spot for many blockbuster films. Have your guide point our turtles to you.
Let’s take time to stop and smell the Plumerias in a botanical garden hidden in a volcanic crater. Depending on the time of year, you can be overwhelmed by the pleasant scents of these tropical flowers. We could be lucky to snap a photo of the elusive Mongoose in the garden.
After a stop overlooking Makapu’u bay, we will fill our bellies with some delicious Hawaiian food at Ono’s Steak and Shrimp. Our guides do not like stopping at mediocre food spots. Ono Steak and Shrimp have built a reputation for having some of the tastiest, juiciest, mouthwatering food around. We don’t mess around when it comes to food.
Let’s walk off that meal on the white sands of Waimanalo Bay. Voted the number 1 beach in America in 2015, this beach will not have you guessing why it was ranked so high. The ironwood trees that line the shore create a dreamy look as if you are walking through a fairytale forest to a hidden beach you would only see in your dreams.
Ask your guide to tell you about your next stop. This location was a significant turning point in the battles led by King Kamehameha. Over 400 hundred Hawaiians were thrown from the cliffs in what’s now known as the Battle of Nuuanu. At the Pali lookout out, you will be able to capture perfect panoramic photos the span from Kualoa Ranch to Kaneohe Bay and Kailua. Have you heard of the Stair Way to Heaven hike? You can even see that from here.
Let’s now find a place to set up for sunset. We have many different locations to choose from for your sunset photos. We don’t want to label where we are going because we pay attention to a lot of variables for the sun as it sets. No matter what, we will find a place to watch the sun paint beautiful colors into the sky as it says its goodbye for the day.
Your tour is not over yet. Did you know about the Friday night fireworks show in Waikiki? A joyful event that also happens to make for artistic photos no matter what camera you bring! We’ll get you set up in a prime position to watch this sky performance as well as capture epic pictures. You’re going to love this!
Don’t worry. Shooting in low light may be intimidating, but we’ll teach you how to use your camera to take stellar photos during darker times of the day. It’s easier than you might think! You’ll be able to carry these techniques and skills with you into the future, and the photographs you’ll capture from this photo tour will astonish you! This tour is a unique thing in Hawaii to do.
This tour is only offered on Fridays, and we only allow seven passengers. We don’t need to tell you that space is limited … but, just in case, space is limited. So if you want to see parts of the island that will blow you away and then a firework show, we recommend booking that tour ASAP!