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Private South Shore Half-Day Photo Tour

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  • Day Trip
  • Private Tour
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  • Live Guide
  • 6 hr

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.

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Nu’uanu Pali

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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