Days Available: Dates vary based on the full moon


Sites Visited:

  • Makapu’u for Full Moon
  • Long Exposure at Makapu’u Beach
  • Steel Wool Light Painting at Makapu’u Beach


Tour Details:

Price: Adult – $44.95 |Under 16 – $29.95 | Under 4 – Free

Tour Pick Up: 1 hour before Moonrise

Duration: 3 Hour Tour


  • Free hotel pickup and drop off in Waikiki
  • Free admission to Byodo-In Temple
  • Free Tripod
  • Free Wi-Fi

(*) Lunch and refreshment stop items not included

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Twice a month, Oahu Photography Tours offers our Full Moon Tour. On both the night of the full moon and the evening before, when the moon is a sliver shy of fullness, we offer the chance to watch this celestial body slowly emerge from the ocean’s horizon. Both nights are fantastic and offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity!

Your Night at a Glance

Watching the full moon rise up out of the sea is a stunning privilege! It’s possible to take top quality and stunning photographs during this monthly Full Moon Tour event. We provide tripods for every participant, allowing you the perfect camera stability to experiment with fast and slow shutter speeds, a way to play with your camera to capture an array of impressions of the moon’s feminine beauty.

With many different shooting locations to choose from, you’ll be able to create a variety of scenes: capture photos of the moon next to a lighthouse, a volcanic island, it’s serene reflection in a tide pool, or even the most rare shot of a moon-bow! Moon-bows or ‘lunar rainbows’ are rare natural atmospheric phenomena that occur when the moon’s light is reflected and refracted off water droplets in the air. Maybe you’ll get lucky and one will happen on your tour. They’re truly stunning!

After taking photographs of the sky’s leading lady, our dearest moon, we have an additional treat for you. Ever heard of steel wool photography? Well, we’ll take a walk on the beach and show you how to create images with a fire-like effect – it’s epic, surprisingly easy, and eye-catching.

Check your calendar to see if you’ll be in Oahu, Hawaii for the next full moon. If so, we invite you on our evening photography tour. We’d love to help you create once in a lifetime memories on the Full Moon Tour!