Oahu Sunrise Photography Tour

Oahu Sunrise Photography Tour
$85 Per Person

Duration: 5 hours
Days: Tues, Weds, Fri
Check booking calendar for departure times.

Let the Sunrise Tour inspire you


If you love landscape photography with dramatic magic light this is the tour for you.

There is no other tour on the island like this one. The Sunrise Photo Tour is a great way to start the day. You’ll have photographed unique places that only locals know about on Oahu.


Please keep in mind that we do change our locations to accommodate the season and the weather. We get you to the best spots possible for that particular day. We do get rain from time to time…usually it’s a sprinkle and then it’s gone but if we know that it will be raining the entire time…we will cancel the tour. We are committed to you capturing incredible photographs.

We begin with a spectacular beach sunrise. We pick you up an hour before and drive to a local’s beach for capturing the beauty of splashing waves, tide pools, and the new morning sun. We choose several locations off the well worn travelers path where you can experience authentic Hawaii while capturing the natural beauty of our aina ( land ).

Our Secret Spots include vistas of the 2.5 million year old Ko’olau Volcanic Mountain range, ancient trees, sacred Hawaiian temples, tropical bamboo forests, and the most beautiful white sand beach on O’ahu. Our photo road trip includes a stop for a quick breakfast ( no host ) at a local Kailua coffeehouse.


We are local photographers and naturalists who love photography and sharing the hidden places no one else will take you to. As experienced photography teachers and guides we assist you with pro photo tips whether you are using a mobile phone, point & shoot or DSLR. Experienced photographers will appreciate all of our unique locations and those who are new to photography will like the simple non-technical hands on approach to learning to take good photos. We are committed to you capturing stunning images.

We provide:

  • Pick-up and drop-off in Waikiki
  • Water
  • Tripods
  • Professional photography instruction
  • Umbrellas (if needed)

Things to Bring:

  • Camera & Lenses (DSLRs, Pocket cameras, or smartphones), Polarizing filter (optional)
  • Comfortable, closed-toed walking shoes
  • Light jacket or sweater
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Sense of adventure


Our photo tours are limited to 7 adults. Children aged 10 years and older.
All of our tours involve light walking. There is no hiking. However our vans are not wheelchair accessible.


Cruise ship passengers, please see the special section in checkout

Cairns, Australia

Reviewed June 28, 2019

Awesome Sunrise Photo Tour with Patti

This was my second photo tour with Blue Hawaii Photo Tours. My first one was with Marie in 2016 (full day tour on Oahu) and I was so impressed with the tour that I decided to use them again on the 21 June 2019. This time I booked the Sunrise Tour and was a little sad not to be with Marie as my previous experience with her was absolutely fantastic.Instead I got Patti and let me tell you.... She was Awesome! First of all I got picked up very close from my hotel and I was lucky enough to be the only person for the Sunrise tour that day (lot of other tours would have canceled the tour just for one person)
Patti was right on time and made me very welcome from the start. The first location was my favourite one of morning and the sunrise was absolutely amazing, Beautiful beach location with black rock foreground with rock pools, beautiful waves crashing on top for middle ground and the rising sun for background. Dream location for sunrise photos!!!!!
After that Patti took me to some other beautiful location with great views and her knowledge of the region was second to none as well as her technical knowledge.
Another highlight of the morning was the Japanese temple O.M.G what a beautiful place, got some beautiful shots and Patti also got us there just before the opening as to avoid the crowd of tourist that descend by bus load. I had the place for myself for a good 15 minutes... Patti you are a legend!!!!
We also went for morning coffee and something to eat at local place.
While driving to the different photo locations I remember asking Patti about a location in Oahu that I wanted to visit on my own in the next few days but wasn't sure if it was worth it (called "Street Art Murals") and guess what... Patti did remember the conversation and drove us around the location so I could see if it was worth it just before dropping me back to my hotel. Now that's what I call customer service with a personal touch.
Patti thank you very much for a memorable tour and a beautiful Sunrise.
It was my 4th time in Hawaii and I will come back again for a 5th time as it is an amazing place. I will definitely do another tour with Blue Hawaii Photo Tours, maybe the Sunset Tour this time and no matter which tour guide I will get, I'm 100% sure it will be another amazing experience.
Once again thank you very much.

Perth, Australia

Reviewed June 2019

Win-Win if you like photography AND want a different tourism experience -- Spectacular sunrise and so much more!

Truthfully, the sunrise wasn't that great. But with the help of our knowledgeable and friendly guide, and a great location, we got some amazing pics. My husband and I had booked the night before and in the end there were only three of us -- so it was almost like a private tour. For those who haven't been on this type of tour before, and who like photography or just want some amazing snaps to take home, then you should plan on doing this type of tour. Not only do you get taken to picturesque spots and get to learn about the local history and culture, but you get hints and tips on how to get better pics using your device -- whether camera or smartphone. We expected the sunrise, but were pleasantly surprised by some of the other spots, including the graveyard and Buddhist temple. Definitely worth doing and thanks again to our great guide.