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Photo Adventure of The North Shore, Hawaii provided by Oahu Photography Tours

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Photo Adventure of The North Shore, Hawaii

Photo Adventure of The North Shore, Hawaii
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You don't want to go home only to tell people you didn't go to the North Shore of Oahu. That's like saying you went to Washington D.C and didn't see the White House. You found the best tour of the North Shore, now its time to find the day you are coming. Your North Shore Tour will be your best escape from the Waikiki jungle and into the heart of old Hawaii. We’re going on an epic sightseeing tour for brag-worthy photo content! You will visit an alluring waterfall deep inside Waimea valley. Enjoy an unhurried nature walk through a beautiful botanical garden. You will come face to face with two world-famous surf breaks. You will go to the best photo of the Hawaiian green sea turtle basking in the sun posing for you on the white sandy beaches of Turtle Beach. You will finish off the day in historic Haleiwa town at a tasty food truck. Now, book that tour!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • To make the most of the morning light, your North Shore photo tour begins with early morning pickup at your hotel. Climb into your tour vehicle with your photo guide and group of fellow photography aficionados and take off for the North Shore.  Get your day started with a visit to Green wWorld Coffee Farm. Producing 100% Hawaiian coffee, this small farm is known for its excellent products. You'll have the opportunity to try some (own expense), before heading for Waimea waterfall and botanical garden. Photograph the sights in the forest while enjoying the valley's cool breeze and peaceful vibes. Depending on the time of year, you will also explore various locations featuring green sea turtles, pristine beaches, pounding surf breaks, and azure waves.   Midday, stop in the historic Hale'iwa town to taste some grub at the local food trucks. Stroll through the town to peruse the art galleries and surf shops that some say reflect what Hawaii was like decades ago.  Return to your Waikiki hotel for drop-off at the end of the day.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • To make the most of the morning light, your North Shore photo tour begins with early morning pickup at your hotel. Climb into your tour vehicle with your photo guide and group of fellow photography aficionados and take off for the North Shore.  Get your day started with a visit to Green wWorld Coffee Farm. Producing 100% Hawaiian coffee, this small farm is known for its excellent products. You'll have the opportunity to try some (own expense), before heading for Waimea waterfall and botanical garden. Photograph the sights in the forest while enjoying the valley's cool breeze and peaceful vibes. Depending on the time of year, you will also explore various locations featuring green sea turtles, pristine beaches, pounding surf breaks, and azure waves.   Midday, stop in the historic Hale'iwa town to taste some grub at the local food trucks. Stroll through the town to peruse the art galleries and surf shops that some say reflect what Hawaii was like decades ago.  Return to your Waikiki hotel for drop-off at the end of the day.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 18030P8
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • wifi
  • Tripods
  • Entry/Admission - Waimea Waterfall
  • Entry/Admission - Waimea Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please contact us 24 hours before your tour start time. We need to conform to your pickup location and time.
  • Ports:
  • Aloha Tower Market Place Pier 10
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is tropical
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Bring a bathing suit for the waterfall
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • wifi
  • Tripods
  • Entry/Admission - Waimea Waterfall
  • Entry/Admission - Waimea Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please contact us 24 hours before your tour start time. We need to conform to your pickup location and time.
  • Ports:
  • Aloha Tower Market Place Pier 10
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is tropical
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Bring a bathing suit for the waterfall
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    North Shore
  • 1
    Green World Coffee Farms
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Sharks Cove
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Waimea Bay
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Waimea Waterfall
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Waimea Arboretum and Botanical Garden
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Banzai Pipeline
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Laniakea Beach
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    Haleiwa Town Center
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Suzanne
1 contribution
Awesome experience
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Great way to see the North Shore! We had a lot of fun with Kurt and appreciated his explanations on how to get great photos (which we did!).
Written July 23, 2021
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Lori W
San Diego, CA5 contributions
Awesome
Jun. 2021
Did my third tour with Oahu photography tours, and I can't recommend them enough. Tour guide and driver Alex is very knowledgeable and adds all kinds of Hawaii trivia to the tour. Very relaxing, fun....and turtles.
Forget the rental car, driving in Oahu traffic, and finding parking, and do a tour
Written June 11, 2021
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Gary
Struthers, OH196 contributions
Great tour great guide
Went out tonight on a sunset north shore photo tour and could not have been more thrilled with guide and stops .De Jay was a superb guide funny and full of great information very knowledgeable about photography and I would have never guessed an iPhone can do some much with photos.
Highly recommend to anyone looking for a photo tour
Written February 28, 2020
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Michelle R
South Tampa, Florida, United States5 contributions
Do it!!
Jan. 2020 • Friends
De-jay was Awesome 😎!! He was very knowledgeable and despite our rainy day he made the trip special!! You won’t regret this tour!!
Written January 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Aloha, Thank you for taking the time out to write this amazing review for us about your experience on our tour! I had a blast with you on that tour as well and hope that you come back to see us again some time soon! Mahalo!
Written January 27, 2020
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Andrea K
12 contributions
Scenic stops, sea turtles and yummy lunch
Dec. 2019
De-Jay was our guide and our day started at 6:40 am. He helpfully reminded us about towels, bathing suits & sun protection before we departed. First stop was a Green World Coffee Farm for a breakfast. Next we stopped at 2 breathtakingly beautiful points along the coast on the way to Waimea Botanical Gardens. Tour arrives at the Gardens at 8:45 am, before they open to the public at 9 am, so we had private time at the waterfall to take pictures before the crowds started arriving. The kids enjoyed swimming to the waterfall and there were changing rooms near the falls to get back into dry clothes afterward. Easily could have spent the entire day at the garden. There were several demonstrations of local crafts being set-up as we were leaving which looked very interesting. Next we visited Pu'u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, an Hawaiian Temple on a cliff coupled with a jaw-dropping view of the beaches below. In addition having a wealth of information about Hawaii, De-Jay is also a photography expert and offered lots of helpful tips about smart phone camera picture taking and answered our questions regarding real cameras as well.

De-Jay made special efforts to find a beach with sea turtles as this was important to our group. They were at the second beach we visited; one sunning on the rocks and one swimming in the ocean.

We opted for lunch in Haleiwa Town rather than the food trucks, because there is also shopping in town. Chose Teddy's Bigger Burgers (rated #1 on Oahu for a number of years). Excellent burgers with a variety of toppings & seasonings offered guaranteed to please!
After lunch there was time for shopping and then we dozed on the way back to Honolulu. It was a great day filled with Oahu's amazing beauty for us. Thank you De-Jay!
Written December 30, 2019
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Andkay
4 contributions
Great overview of scenic Oahu North Shore
Dec. 2019 • Family
Everyone including the finicky teens enjoyed our tour led by De-Jay. He offered excellent pointers on how to use our smartphone cameras as well as taking us to some of the best viewpoints on Oahu. We wanted to see sea turtles so he took us to a second beach that often has sunning turtles and we saw them! The Waimea botanical garden was lovely and there were native craft demonstrations ongoing when we visited. Waterfall swim was refreshing; there we changing rooms near the falls. Remember to bring towels to dry off after. Enjoyed lunch at Teddy’s burgers and there are many cuisine choices between food trucks and in town opportunities. There are 16 photos tours offered by Oahu Photography Tours and they also do tours on other islands. Already looking into doing Maui with them . See De-Jay’s sunset photo attached to the review.
Written December 24, 2019
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Aloha, Thank you for this amazing review of your tour with us and with me! What you wrote really made me smile and it was so nice of you to share that view with our future guests. I love the North Shore tour so much, it is such a blast. You guys really made the tour even more enjoyable and I look forward to seeing you guys again! Please don't hesitate to let us know when you are on your way back! Mahalo!
Written March 16, 2020
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Cindy M
Minnesota19 contributions
Wow do this first while on vacation!
Dec. 2019 • Couples
You get access to Oahu hot spots and avoid the pain of driving yourself ( Honolulu is crowded ) as these tours welcome all skill levels and everyone has an iPhone. I suggest you book early in your vacation so you have time to follow up on the tips and recommendations the tour guides inform you of on the tour. Jax Wood Fire Pizza was excellent during our North Shore tour and Kurt recommenced many other places all along the way. Great coffee and Chai Tea at Green World Farms coffee plantation to start us off! If you love it as much as I did (John was along and it was his second tour of the week) that gives you time to book another tour before you leave for home. I went alone and waited in the dark for the van however I felt safe as I was able to message and get immediate updates on arrival and where to meet, that was a huge plus. I got great shots, and advice from our whole group. Such a fun day.
Written December 10, 2019
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Aloha, You left us such an amazing review for us and about your tour with Kurt! I showed this review to Kurt and he laughed and told me how much he loved doing this tour. The North Shore tour can be a lot for new photographers as there is so much to see and do, but we have put together a careful and perfect combo of scenery to keep everyone happy! All of our guides do everything to make sure that each guest is helped to the best of our abilities, so thank you again for taking the time to write this out! Mahalo!
Written December 20, 2019
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Evaaaa
2 contributions
Great tour to explore the north shore
Nov. 2019 • Friends
This tour brought many pleasant surprises for me and my friend. Our guide is very knowledgeable on photography and on how to capture the beauty of the scenery and wildlife in north shore. I'm a true beginner on photography, so it's like seeing everything with a new set of eyes. Truely a very special experience. The lunch place our guide recommended was awesome by the way. :) Next time I visit Oahu, I'd definitely go with your tours again. Many thanks.
Written November 6, 2019
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Aloha, Thank you so much for writing this review about your experience on our North Shore Tour here in Oahu. Each of our guides takes every tour very serious but in a fun way. We all really love what we do and would never want to do anything else. I hope the pictures are everything you are hoping! When you come back to Hawaii let us know! Mahalo!
Written November 8, 2019
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Cunny33
1 contribution
North shore adventure
Sep. 2019 • Couples
Our North shore adventure was one of the best tours we have ever been on . DJ our guide taught us a lot about photographing nature and the history of the North shore. His enthusiasm and love for what he does really comes through and made for a thoroughly enjoyable time.
Written September 29, 2019
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Aloha, I had a blast with you on the tour, and the North Shore tour is one of my favorites! I love combining photography tips for phones and cameras, Hawaii history, and the botanical garden! I really thank you for your review, it made me smile and I hope that we can do it again sometime! Mahalo!
Written September 30, 2019
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Albert R
Collingdale, PA56 contributions
lots of pictures
May 2019
great tour if you like to take pictures of everything from flowers, beaches, turtles etc. DJ our guide was full of infomation in the first 10 minutes he showed us some tricks we can use on our camera and our phones. the north shore is an awsome place to see, we even helped save a turtle that was stranded, great trip would do again.
Written May 28, 2019
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Aloha Albert, The turtle crew!!! That tour will forever be stuck in my mind and marked down as such an amazing day and you guys wer so amazing to stay around and make sure that not so little guy made it to safety! Thank you so much for everything that day and please let us know when you come back!
Written June 9, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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