Sunset Photography Tour

Sunset Photography Tour

$85 Per Person
Duration: Approx. 5 Hours
Several Carefully Chosen Locations

Sunset delivers the promise of a new dawn

Sunset Tours start in the early afternoon before the magic light appears. We pick you up five hours before sunset to take you on an enchanted visual road trip around half of the island. We have carefully picked several locations where you create stunning images of coastal vistas, tropical lush valleys, dramatic waterfalls, ancient ruins, and white beaches. When the magic light arrives we have three different locations we go depending on the weather and light. Sometimes we are on top of a mountain overlooking Diamond Head and the Pacific coastline other times we find ourselves close to the ocean near the beach with silhouetted palms for the classic Hawaii shot.

During the summer months ( June, July & beginning of August ) we stay to photograph the fireworks on Friday nights. Then we drive you back to Waikiki in time for dinner.

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.

What People Say About Us
“Best Tour on the Island”
It doesn’t matter what kind of camera you have, or even smartphone, you will love this tour! Marie is extremely knowledgeable about both the island, different camera types, and photography. We stopped at several places that most normal sight-seeing tours wouldn’t even think of. It’s very personal and Marie takes the time with everyone individually to teach them new ways to capture the perfect picture! Our sunset tour was a little over five hours long so you definitely get your moneys worth! I had both my Nikon camera and my Samsung phone and learned so much from her on how to take absolutely amazing pictures with both!
-Ashley, United States

“Simply the Best”
This was more than your ‘normal’ tour to see the highlights of Oahu! We learned so much more about Oahu’s history, customs and hidden places than any tourist guides offered. Marie’s knowledgeable and pleasant presentations of the many sights had us spellbound. Being a professional photographer she taught us how to take beautiful photos with all the different cameras everybody brought along, most amazing to me was to learn how to use my iPhone for the best shots I have ever taken, it was truly amazing. We were a small group of 4 people, the entire tour was a pleasant, comfortable and extremely informative tour, I can highly recommend this, especially to anyone who doesn’t enjoy crowded and impersonal tour buses!
– Grace, United States


Denver, Colorado

Reviewed June 21, 2019

Legit 5 Star Photography Tour!

This tour lives up to the 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor. I rarely give 5 stars, but this time it is a must. After visiting Oahu multiple times and even going to some of the same locations of the tour my photos were improved about 10 times. Believe it or not the weather prevented a good sunset on the Sunset tour and it was still a 5 stars. They have so much knowledge about photography and the local area that even after going to the same locations earlier in the week, the new photos are well beyond what I could have imagined because of the knowledge on settings and angles, even with just a smart phone. As a note, if you are here on a Friday then the Sunset tour with Fireworks is a must! The fireworks pics were "amazing." Some of the many amazing photos from my phone are attached
Ottawa, Canada

Reviewed May 25, 2019

Wonderful Experience

Our tour with Jason was a definite highlight of our short stay on Oahu. Our 19 year old son is the photographer in the family and he was thrilled to meet someone who “spoke his language” and has the patience to wait for the “right moment” to take the photo. We were lucky to see two turtles in one location and a monk seal in another. The sunset over Waikiki was postcard perfect and because it was a Friday night, we got to see some fireworks. Jason was friendly and we enjoyed the information he provided about all of the locations we visited. Jason gave me some great tips for taking photos with my iPhone. We booked the tour directly. Communication was excellent. The tour van was clean and comfortable. The bottled water that was provided was welcomed. I would highly recommend a photo tour with Blue Hawaii Tours.