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Itinerary
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.
Locations visited
North Shore
Waimea Bay
Banzai Pipeline
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Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Learn about the history of O'ahu from your guide
  • Round-trip transportation from Waikiki hotels
  • Visit Green World Coffee Farm and learn about Hawaiian Coffee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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

1  Thank Robyn H
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

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Great Tour of the North Shore Oahu

The tour was a great way to see more than just Waikiki beach. We like to travel away from the city and see what the island has to offer. Our tour guide DeJay was very much accommodating of our wishes and showed us a few...More

2  Thank Reise297
De-Jay H, Manager at Oahu Photography Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Aloha, Thank you so much for taking time to write a review for us! I am glad we were able to get you out of the hustle and bustle of the city and show you what the island really has to offer. I think that...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018
A big shout out for our tour guide/instructor De-Jay!

My fiancé and I wanted to make sure we took amazing photos during our stay in Oahu. We heard from the locals about Oahu Photography Tours being amazing, especially the "North Shore Tour". It ended up being the perfect get away from the very busy...More

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

Aloha Kat, I wanted to thank you personally for taking the time out of your day to write a review on your experience with me on the tour! I remember having a blast with you and Lukas. You guys were fast learners and I enjoyed...More

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