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The North Shore Tour

  • 8.5-hour tour of the North Shore from Waikiki
  • Take photos of some of the North Shore's most picturesque locations
  • Visit Sunset Beach, Haleiwa, Waimea Falls, and more
The North Shore Tour
From US$ 124.95
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The North Shore Tour
From US$ 124.95
Spend the day exploring and photographing the North Shore of O'ahu during this 8.5-hour tour from Waikiki. Visit a local coffee farm and learn about the cultiviation of 100% Hawaiian coffee. Then head to Sunset Beach, Banzai Pipeline, and the historic Haleiwa town, as well as Waimea Falls. Round-trip transportation from your Waikiki hotel included.
What to Expect
To make the most of the morning light, your North Shore photo tour begins with early morning pickup at your hotel, around 6:30 a.m. 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.
Reviews (21)
1 - 5 of 16 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Even in pouring rain....

Even pouring rain didn't stop Dee-Jay from taking me on my tour. Other participants cancelled out, but Dee-Jay still took me to Haleiwa, Byodo Temple, and various other locations on the North Shore. The rain showed the island in a completely different light. We saw...More

1  Thank Ela F
De-Jay H, Manager at Oahu Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, I had such a blast with you on that tour! The other couple really missed out on the day that we had today. I am glad that we were able to customize the tour around the storm the best we could and still got...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018

This was such a fun tour! Alex was AMAZING! His knowledge of the island was very impressive and his passion for what he does shines through. I would do this tour and others again in a heart beat! We got back to Honolulu in the...More

1  Thank austinitegirl2018
De-Jay H, Manager at Oahu Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha, Thank you for writing a review about your tour with us! Alex has been doing these tours for a long time and has had time to really figure out the smallest details to make sure everything goes very smoothly. The traffic here can be...More

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Do yourself a favour!

Just got back from the North Shore photography tour. What a great day! Alex is a super cool guy with loads of knowledge to share, not just about photography hints and techniques but also local facts and history. This was our third tour with OPT...More

2  Thank RobynH924
Reviewed 12 June 2018
Fantastic day out to the North Shore

We contacted Oahu Photography Tours after I decided not to rent a car and drive to the North Shore. Email correspondence was excellent and we fealt at ease with taking this tour ,as neither of us are great photographers. Just holiday photograhers. We were coming...More

2  Thank rsa
De-Jay H, Manager at Oahu Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Aloha Russell, Thank you for taking time to write this review for us! Alex has designed all of our tours to avoid traffic of both vehicles and people as much as possible. I am glad that it worked out for you on the North Shore...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Terrific Way to Spend the Day

Regardless of whether or not you're a photographer, this is a great way to see the North Shore. If you *are* all about photos, you'll have plenty of opportunities to take them. Alex was a terrific guide.More

3  Thank JerseyShoreTraveler
De-Jay H, Manager at Oahu Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Aloha, You were lucky to get the owner of the company, a top notch tour guide and photographer. He told me about your tour afterwards with noticeable enthusiasm. I can't begin to tell you how much it means to us that you took the time...More

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