Private South Shore Half-Day Photo Tour

Explore the Southern East Coast of Oahu, this unique part of the island is a photographer's dream come true, from stunning white sand beaches to jaw dropping lush green mountain peaks and lava formations it has everything Hawai'i has to offer. Receive a free photo session with purchase.

Our tours are strictly private, we implement CDC guidelines through out the experience for safety while having fun, perfect for post Covid travel.

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6 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Bottled water
    • Tripod for your camera
    • Free photo session!
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Nu’uanu Pali, Oahu, HI

      Our epic journey will start at Pali Lookout at the edge of Nu'uanu Valley, one of the most breathtaking scenic places on Oahu, it's also where the epic battle of Nu'uanu took place, the final battle where King Kamehameha the Great and his forces gained the control of Oahu.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Waimanalo Beach, 41 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1299

      Next stop we will visit Waimanalo bay (except for weekends), this beautiful bay has the longest stretch of sandy shoreline on Oahu, 5.5 miles of stunning white sand beaches and emerald color ocean water with the majestic Ko'olau mountain range as the backdrop surrounded by an iron wood tree forest.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Makai Research Pier, 41-305 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1806

      We will then journey to Makai Research Pier, what could be so unique about this place you might ask, the answer lies under it's giant pier, from a photographers perspective under the pier of this institute provides very unique and artistic photographs.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Makapu'u Beach, 41-095 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1808

      Afterwards we will head to Makapu'u Beach, capture daring body surfers in action as they battle with ferocious waves, a spectacular sight for photos with Makapu'u mountain as the backdrop and Makapu'u Lighthouse perched above it.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Makapu'u Point, Kalaniana'ole Hwy turnout above Makapu'u Beach, Oahu, HI 96795

      Next stop we will explore Makapu'u Lookout, one of the highlights of the South Shore tour, this place will blow your mind! as it sits on top of Makapu'u mountain you will get a birds eye view of Makapu'u Beach, Rabbit island and Black island, and Waimanalo Bay off in the horizon, also a great place for watching hand gliders in action as they swoop down below, hands down one of the best scenic sights in all of Oahu.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Pele's Chair, Kalanianaole Highway, Oahu, HI

      Explore the Kaiwi Shoreline trail that leads to a secluded beach and stunning rock formations dubbed the "Pele's Chair" the goddess of volcanoes from Hawaiian mythology, an excellent place for photos.

      Duration: 45 minutes

      Stop At: Halona Blowhole, Kalanianole Highway, Oahu, HI 96825

      we will then head over to Halona blowhole, a lava tube that blasts out ocean waves that come crashing on shore.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Eternity Beach, Kalaniana'ole Highway, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815

      Halona Cove also known as Eternity Beach where the infamous kissing scene was filmed from the classic 1953 Hollywood movie "From Here to Eternity" starring Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Lanai lookout, Oahu, HI

      We will then journey to Lanai lookout, Lanai meaning "Terrace or Veranda", this is truly Oahu's backyard with breath taking hardened lava formations that cascade down to the ocean from Koko head crater, it's also a great place for whale watching during our winter months.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-2005

      Afterwards we will head over to Hanauma Bay Lookout (closed on Tuesdays), an incredible marine sanctuary nestled inside a crater of an extinct volcano! It's also where the majority of one of Elvis Presley's most famous movies "Blue Hawaii" was filmed.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: China Walls, Hanapepe Loop, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825

      we will then explore China Walls, off the beaten path this unique hidden gem for local surfers provides breathtaking scenery of giant steep cliffs made from lava formations and offers panoramic ocean views, below the cliffs daring surfers take on ferocious waves that come crashing in, another great spot for watching whales that come very close to it's shores during the winter months.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Pass By: Hawaii Kai Lookout, 7514-7538 Kalaniana'ole Hwy, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825

      Check out a stunning bird's-eye view of Hawaii Kai Town and Koko Crater on the way to Koko Marina

      Stop At: Koko Marina Center, 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-1800

      As it hits past noon and our stomachs start to growl we will stop by Sophie's Gourmet Pizzeria for lunch at Koko Marina (includes a 10% discount off your purchase), this is one of the best pizzerias in Oahu, enjoy a delicious stone oven pizza while taking in the beautiful views of Koko marina, there are also many other restaurants you can choose to eat from within the marina.

      Duration: 45 minutes

      Stop At: Tantalus Lookout Puu Ualakaa State Park, Round Top Drive, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96822

      Our last stop of this incredible journey will be at Tantalus Lookout, another spectacular lookout where you can capture all of Honolulu and the iconic Diamond Head crater, this place offers one of the best city views on the island!

      Duration: 10 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      We only provide pickup from Waikiki, if you are not staying in Waikiki you can meet us at the Honolulu Zoo parking lot and we can pick you up from there.
      Departure Time :
      9:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas
      • Face masks provided for travelers
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • Regular temperature checks for staff
      • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
      • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
      • Our tours are strictly private, we implement CDC guidelines through out the experience for safety while having fun, perfect for post Covid travel.
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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    Organised by Datesnap Tours Hawaii

    Activity ID: V-100215P4

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