Rise and shine for an epic Hawaiian adventure! Capture the stunning tropical sunrise before discovering picture-perfect locations around Oahu.
Tuesday and Thursday
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)
North Shore Sunset Photo Adventure
This sunset tour brings you to peaceful yet powerful locations where you will be able to capture Hawaiian images that will blow you away. Experience high mountain lookouts, hidden temples, and the beautiful Oahu North Shore and ends with a gorgeous sunset you will not want to miss. Only offered two times a week, you will not want to miss this one. A great combo tour with any of our half-day photo tours.
We pick you up right after lunchtime in Waikiki and head straight up Tantalus Mountain for a panoramic view of the southern coastline of Oahu. Stretching from Pearl Harbor to the crater known as Diamond Head, this first stop gets you excited for what else is to come. Learn the ins and outs of the camera you brought. Your professional photo guide will help you get the best photos.
We continue the day traveling the windward coast of Oahu, stopping at most people’s “bucket lists” locations such as the Bypdo-In Temple and China Mans Hat. Make sure you do not eat anything before this tour because the food trucks we stop at are the best on the island.
Once we arrive on the North Shore, we will visit location where surfers are riding the beautiful waves and the clear waters of Sharks Cove. While on the North Shore, you may be able to spot out a Humpback whale or ever a green sea turtle. The sunset location will be unique to your tour as we choose a different location almost every time. Your guide wants to make sure you get the best possible photo of the sunset.
This is the only photography tour offered on Oahu where you stand on a north shore beach for sunset. You could have a turtle laying right next to you as the sun turns the sky into an amazing display of colors!
Sites We Visit
- Tantalus lookout
- H3 highway
- Byodo-In Temple
- Kualoa Beach Park (China-mans Hat)
- Kahuku Food Trucks (not catered)
- Banzai Pipeline
- Sharks Cove
- Sunset on North Shore
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.
Your pick up for your North Shore Sunset Tour will happen just after lunch in Waikiki. Ask your driver to show you some local hot spots to eat as you head out of the Waikiki and onto Mt. Tantalus. You might even pass Obama’s childhood home and where he attended school.
Arriving at your first stop, Tantalus Lookout, you will be blown away by this view. The location is in a lot of guidebooks but does not see the foot traffic as other lookouts. Due to its size, only smaller tour groups, such as ours, can access this area, giving you a little more peace. Smell the fresh air and soak in the sites cause we have a lot more to see on this sunset tour.
When researching your vacation to Hawaii, you might come across a favorite, but illegal hike called Stairway to Heaven. When we drive the expensive road known has H3, you will be able to see if anyone is hiking this trail as we pass right by the giant cliffs of the Ko’olau mountains. These cliffs cannot be described but only witnessed by you. How amazing would it be if a Buddhist temple had these cliffs as a backdrop?
Your next stop at the Byodo-In Temple. The Byodo-In Temple brings the focus onto architectural design and themes of spiritual mindfulness and the esoteric. The Byodo-In Temple has been seen in many TV and Blockbuster films. The temple is located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii in the Valley of the Temples.
How about a fun photo where it looks like you have an island hat? Stopping at Kualoa Beach Park gives you a chance to stretch your legs and feel the cool ocean breeze rushing onto the land. It also allows you to have your guide take a funny picture of your group where one person will look like they are wearing “China-mans Hat” on their head. Also in this area is Kualoa Ranch, a very popular location used in countless films.
The next valley over is Kahana Bay, and the fishpond located on its shores. Legend says a shark protects this fish pond from anyone who is not allowed to take fish from it. A compelling place as it is supposed to be over 600 years old.
Have you worked up an appetite yet? Let’s peel back some delicious shrimps or get or fingers dirty will some messy hamburgers, better yet, let’s chow down on some local poke. You will love the little food stop we make in Kahuku. You can eat at the famous Giovanni’s Shrimp truck or try the many other food trucks in the area.
Ending a beautiful day is not complete unless you stop on Oahu’s North Shore. We will take you to the famous Banzai Pipeline for a spectacular vista of surfers paradise. The North Shore, known around the surfing community as the 7-mile miracle. We have many locations to choose from while waiting for the sun to drop and do its thing, lighting up the sky.
If the waves are big and scary, we will be sure to take you to the best spot to watch the surfers risk it all while riding mother nature. Perhaps the waves are nowhere to be found the day of your tour, have no fear; That means there are turtles near. What about if you come during whale season? Ask our guides to point them out to you. It won’t be so hard with over 6000 coming to our islands every winter.
This tour is an extraordinary and unique opportunity to see Oahu and get out of the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. We will only offer the experience twice a week, so space is limited. Once you know the day that you can come, go ahead and book your tour.