Circle Island Tour & Sunrise Photo Experience - Honolulu

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    One hour before sunrise.  See Tour Options for exact departure times. Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please contact us 24 hours prior to your pick up time. We need to confirm your pickup location and time.
    Aloha Tower Market Place Pier 10
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  • Return Details :
    Your pick up location
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The BEST tour of Hawaii is our Photo Hawaii Circle Island Tour. This opportunity is the best way to experience Hawaii no matter what your skill in photography is. Now is your opportunity.Are you going to let it pass you by, or are your going to seize the moment and never look back?
You will photograph and experience ancient natural sites, revered landscapes, Hawaiian wildlife, a peaceful Buddhist temple, all with a savvy professional photographer. The time will pass by as you have so much fun on this highly rated tour!
From an inspiring sunrise on the Eastside of Oahu to the iconic North Shore, our Circle Island Sunrise tour brings you up close and personal to locations like Makapuu Beach Lookout, Waimanalo bay, extinct volcanoes, century-old marketplaces, lush forests, and hidden nature spots. One of your last stops will be searching for turtles or daredevils at the pulse-pounding Banzai Pipeline.


  • Excellent value for money
  • Exclusive to Viator
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a professional photographer
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Halona Blowhole, Oahu, Hawaii

Watch the Sunrise from Sandy beach. A great vantage point for the Halona Blow and the sun lighting up the morning sky.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Makapu'u Beach, Waimanalo, Oahu, Hawaii

Capture photo of this landscape on the high cliffs overlooking the bay. Ask your guide to point out turtles and whales when here.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Waimanalo beach, Waimanalo, Oahu, Hawaii

Walk a deserted beach that will take your breath away. Lined with old Australian pines, you will ask to stay here all day.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Koolaus Mountains, Oahu, Hawaii

Photograph majestic mountains not seen by many travelers. We found a great spot to stand in awe while viewing the cliffs of the Ko'olaus.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kalapawai Historic Market, Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii

Sit down and enjoy a local spot for coffee and the best breakfast burrito in town at this 85-year-old market.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Byodo-In Temple, Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii

A wonderful place that you should not miss while on Oahu. Built to commemorate the first Japanese immigrates to Hawaii, you will be able to photograph this template with its amazing backdrop.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kualoa Regional Park, Oahu, Hawaii

Check out Chinamans Hat. This island has been used in countless films. Ask your guide to snap a photo of you wearing the hat. It's hilarious!

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Kahana bay Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii

We take a drive up the coast looking for sleeping monks seals on the beach. If we spot one, we will make sure to get some photos of this rare marine mammal.

Stop At: Laie Point State Wayside Park, Laie, Oahu, Hawaii

A great location to see how powerful the ocean can be. Watch the waves crash upon the sea cliffs and witness the destruction on the 1946 Tsunami that hit Hawaii.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kahuku Farms, Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii

Grab a locally grown snack. Pineapples, Mango, Coconut and of course the Banana Lupia are must try at this side road stop on the North Shore.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kawela Bay, Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii

A secret bay with the largest Banyan tree on Oahu. Play Tarzan on the vines of this magnificent tree.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Banzai Pipeline, Pupukea, Oahu, Hawaii

Watch the most dangerous wave in the world and photograph the surfers risking their lives trying to tame this beast.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sharks Cove, Pupukea, Oahu, Hawaii

A great part of the landscape, sharks cove has many different faces. Depending on the time of year, you might capture massive waves crashing on its cliffs or you could see clear into the water and thing you could touch the reef below.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Laniakea beach, Haleiwa, Oahu, Hawaii

Lets find some turtles!!! This is where we will have the greatest chance to find turtles.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Dole plantation, Wahiawa, Oahu, Hawaii

As we head back into town, we make a stop at the Dole plantation to taste the famous Dole Whip. Your guide will ask you trivia questions about your day, and if you answer correctly, you will get a free Dole Whip.

Duration: 20 minutes


Live commentary on board

Free WiFi

Free Tripod rental

Gifts for Everyone

Professional photographer guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Entry/Admission - Byodo-In Temple



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress code is tropical

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 02-Sep-2019

    This was one of the best tours I've ever done and I now have some brilliant photos that I have hanging up in my home. We had Mac as our tour guide who was very proficient with the iPhone and showed me a number of tricks and tips to give great photos. The beaches were beautiful during the 'golden hour' before sunrise and provided a wonderful opportunity for excellent photos. I also used my 'point and shoot' camera which Mac was also able to assist with.

  • 27-May-2016

    Amazing tour! Guide was super fun and extremely helpful with the photography. He had amazing spots chosen for us. If you're going alone though, some of your shots will be a bit boring. Nice to have a person wandering the beaches or posing in your pictures, since 100 photos of just a beach will get boring.

  • 13-May-2016

    It exceeded my expectations. Guide Alex, was knowledgable, articulate, personable and highly entertaining. He works hard, respects and truly desires to become one with the culture and history of Hawaii. He offered a lot of great photo/camera tips. Made me feel great that I decide at the last minute to pack my bulky Nikon D200. I felt like a photographer. Not just out there to get the point n' shoot selfies. Just when I thought I'd had my fill of Oahu this being my 7th visit, I discovered new things and new perspectives on things previously visited. The photos captured are stunning and gratifying. Some typical tourist compositions. But more so, great off the beaten trail, shots that pop. So many wonderful memories. Just a few hours into the tour, I was thinking, if the tour ended now, I'd leave immensely satisfied. Fortunately, the intense photo ops kept coming throughout the 10-hour tour.

  • 17-Mar-2016

    Excellent guide/driver. He was familiar with each of the 8 different cameras people on the van were carrying and was able to provide individual guidance. I learned more about my camera in that one day than I had in the previous year that I'd owned it.

    Made numerous stops to shoot pictures and he was available to help whenever needed. Great group on the tour and a very good day. Pickups in the am could have been staggered better was up very early to meet the van at the appointed time and it didn't arrive until considerably later. Scheduler should have assigned different pickup times based on the hotels it was stopping at.

  • 08-Feb-2016

    A all around, wonderful day! Great way to see the island. Alex was a great guide. This tour was the highlight of our vacation. I have some beautiful photos from this tour that I will treasure forever. Thank you Alex for friendliness and great stories and island info along the way. Awesome sunrise and help from Alex on some different camera setting things I didn't even know my camera would do made for some stunning photos. We stopped at many secluded locations and even stopped for breakfast at a local shop with a yummy breakfast burrito. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone!

  • 21-Jan-2016

    Very enjoyable. Much better than just touring the island. Photographing at dawn on the beach was a great experience. We learnt a lot about how to better use our cameras.