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$50.50 Outdoor Activities

Eastern Oahu Shoreline Tour

Take an afternoon getaway that will sweep you along the stunningly rugged eastern coast of Oʻahu and up to the windswept cliffs of the Nuʻuanu Pali.  Your tour guide will show you all the best this beautiful corner of the island has to offer-and personalize the experience with stories and history along the way.It’s an early afternoon pickup that begins with your E Noa guide’s greeting of Aloha.  The perfect afternoon begins on the slopes of Diamond Head, Hawaii’s most famous landmark.  Seabirds soar above the island’s windswept eastern coastline and invite you to view the crystal clear waters of Hanauma Bay, sheltered in the remains of an ancient volcanic crater.  Your guide points out ancient lava fields descending into the sea and Halona Blowhole, a natural wonder where lava tubes meet the crashing surf, where geysers of water burst forth from the dark rocks in syncopation with the sea.Sandy Beach, Makapuʻu, Waimanalo, Sherwood Forest.  These are the body-surfing playgrounds that draw locals from all around the island.  Beware. It is not as easy as it looks!Next you turn towards Oahu’s lushly green Koʻolau Mountain Range, and begin the ascent.  Soon you find yourself high atop the Nuʻuanu Pali Lookout, secluded valleys and misty peaks stretched all around you.  The wind is fierce as you look out from the spectacular and historic viewpoint and your guide tells you of ancient Hawaiian battles fiercely fought.Then back towards Honolulu you turn, through mountain rainforests fragrant with tropical flowers.  You feel caught up in the diverse history and beauty of Oʻahu--brought personally to life by your E Noa Tour guide

$548 Private & Custom Tours

Datesnap Tours Hawaii - Private Blue Hawaii Tour & Photography ( day time )

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Nu’uanu Pali, Oahu, HawaiiStart with a breath taking view where King Kamehameha and his forces fought an epic battle to take control of Oahu.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Waimanalo Beach, Waimanalo, Oahu, HawaiiEnjoy this stunning stretch of white sandy beach, truly a jewel of Hawaii, this beach will take your breath away, feel free to take a dip if you like.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Makapu'u Point, Oahu, HawaiiGet a birds eye view of Makapu’u beach from the top of a mountain, one of the highlights of this trip, this location will blow you away.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Makapu'u Beach, Waimanalo, Oahu, HawaiiAnother beautiful beach with ferocious waves, watch local surfers in action and gaze your eyes on one of the highest light houses in the world, truly an amazing sight to see.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Halona Blowhole, Oahu, HawaiiCheck out an amazing lava tube where incoming waves blow out the other end and reach the sky, also a great place to spot breaching wales in the winter time.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Eternity Beach, Honolulu, Oahu, HawaiiAlso know as Halona beach, it was given the nickname Eternity beach after the infamous beach kissing scene from the famous 1953 film “From here to eternity” starring Burt Lancaster and Debra Carr.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Lanai lookout, Oahu, HawaiiGaze your eyes on amazing hardened lava formations stretching down to the ocean, truly a very unique sight to behold, also another great location to spot whales in the winter.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Honolulu, Oahu, HawaiiCheck out a stunning marine sanctuary that lies within the crater of an extinct volcano full of sea turtles and tropical fish, it is also the filming location of one of Elvis Presley’s most famous films “Blue Hawai’i”.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Spitting Cave of Portlock, Honolulu, Oahu, HawaiiGet to see a place only the locals know, a hidden gem with stunning views of the Pacific, hardened lava formations and a cave that spits out ferocious waves.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Maunalua Bay Beach Park, Honolulu, Oahu, HawaiiOne of the best spots on the island to catch the sunset, an excellent opportunity for those who are interested in a sunset photo shoot.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Diamond Head Crater, Honolulu, Oahu, HawaiiFor those who rather choose a day time tour instead of sunset, enjoy the amazing sights at Diamond head lookout and take a peak inside the famous Diamond head crater.Duration: 15 minutes

$139.95 Kid Friendly

Grand Circle Island Photo Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Green World Coffee Farms, Wahiawa, Oahu, HawaiiWe will first start our North Shore journey by visiting Green World Coffee Farm, known for producing rich %100 Hawaiian coffee, this small coffee farm is a great way to kick up energy and start the tour and an excellent opportunity for coffee enthusiasts.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Dole Plantation, Wahiawa, Oahu, HawaiiNext stop we will head over to the famous Dole Pineapple Plantation where you can sample sweet Hawaiian pineapples, don't forget to try the pineapple whips, Dole's famous pineapple flavored ice cream, and check out the worlds largest outdoor maze!Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Haleiwa Town Center, Haleiwa, Oahu, HawaiiAfterwards, we will head over to the historical town of Haleiwa, a small country town full of colorful local boutiques and restaurants that represent the laid back island life style, it also has a very big food truck scene offering a variety of different foods, a great experience for foodies who love food trucks! also feel free to grab some delicious "shave ice" from the original Matsumoto's Shave Ice.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Waimea Bay, Haleiwa, Oahu, HawaiiNext we will check out Waimea bay, home of the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Surfing Tournament where gigantic waves can reach up to 30 feet or more in the winter months, in summer time you can catch daring cliff divers jump into the water from steep lava formations.Stop At: Waimea Valley, Haleiwa, Oahu, HawaiiAfterwards we will head over to Waimea Valley Park where you can hike through a Hawaiian rainforest surrounded by giant ancient trees with an abundance of native flowers and birds, this is an excellent oppurtunity for those who want to photograph birdlife.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Waimea Waterfall, Oahu, HawaiiAt the end of the valley lies Waimea Falls, a stunning waterfall deep inside the forest where you can take a dip if you like!Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Laniakea Beach, Haleiwa, Oahu, HawaiiNext stop we will explore Laniakea Beach also known as "turtle beach" where Green Sea Turtles like to swim up shore and rest upon the beach, you can admire these wonderful creatures basking in their natural habitat from a safe distance, a very memorable part of the trip.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Sharks Cove, Pupukea, Oahu, HawaiiWe will then cruise over to Shark's Cove, a crater of an extinct volcano semi submerged in water that's popular for Scuba divers in the summer months, a very unique landscape surrounded by lava formations that make up for stunning photos.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Ehukai Beach Park, Pupukea, Oahu, HawaiiNext stop we will head over to Ehukai Beach, home of the famous Banzai Pipeline and the Billabong Pipeline Masters Surf Competition, here in the winter months giant waves form a perfect tube as they barrel roll onto shore and pro surfers who take on the challenge surf right through the pipeline!Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Kahuku Farms, Kahuku, Oahu, HawaiiAfterwards we will head over to Kahuku Land Farms, a local fruit stand where you can savor delicious locally grown exotic fruits and real ice cold coconut water straight from the coconut it self.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Kahana Bay Beach Park, Oahu, HawaiiAfter that we will head over to Kahana Bay, a stunning beach surrounded by the majestic Ko'olau Mountains, another excellent spot for taking great photos.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park, Kaaawa, Oahu, HawaiiWe will then head over to Ka'a'awa Beach Park, this spectacular beach is truly one of the most under rated spots in North Shore, at most times completely empty, this beach provides all the elements for a post card like photo with a white sand beach, emerald color water, and a steep lush green mountain back drop, this beach has it all!Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Kualoa Regional Park, Oahu, HawaiiAfterwards we will stop by Jurassic Park Lookout where you can gaze at the actual film locations of scenes from Jurassic Park, 50 First Dates, King Kong and so much more.And then we will journey over to Kualoa Regional Park where you can capture amazing photo's of Mokoli'i island, commonly known as Chinaman's Hat, and the awe inspiring Kualoa mountain of the Ko'olau Range that resembles a giant slain lizard as told in ancient Hawaiian folklore.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Tropical Farms Macadamia Nut Farm and Farm Tour, Kaneohe, Oahu, HawaiiEnjoy locally grown macadamia's right from a macadamia tree and capture spectacular views of Kualoa mountainDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Byodo-In Temple, Kaneohe, Oahu, HawaiiThis enchanting temple is an excellent stop for photography enthusiasts providing beautiful photosDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Nu’uanu Pali, Oahu, HawaiiWe will then journey upwards through the Nu'uanu valley to Pali Lookout, this breathtaking lookout lies at the edge of a cliff perched above the valley nestled between the Ko'olau mountain range, it provides a birds eye view of Kaneohe and Kailua town, and the surrounding sights, it is also where the great battle of Nu'uanu took place where King Kamehameha and his forces fought to gain control of Oahu.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Waimanalo Beach, Waimanalo, Oahu, HawaiiNext stop we will visit Waimanalo bay, 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: 20 minutesStop At: Makai Research Pier, Waimanalo, Oahu, HawaiiWe 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: 20 minutesStop At: Makapu'u Beach, Waimanalo, Oahu, HawaiiAfterwards we will head down 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: 20 minutesStop At: Makapu'u Point, Oahu, HawaiiThis 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: 20 minutesStop At: Halona Blowhole, Oahu, HawaiiWe will then head over to Halona blowhole, a lava tube that blasts out ocean waves that come crashing on shoreDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Eternity Beach, Honolulu, Oahu, HawaiiHalona 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: 20 minutesStop At: Lanai lookout, Oahu, HawaiiWe 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: 20 minutesStop At: Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Honolulu, Oahu, HawaiiAfterwards we will head over to Hanauma Bay Lookout (except for 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 minutesStop At: Spitting Cave of Portlock, Honolulu, Oahu, HawaiiOn our final stop we will explore Spitting Cave, off the beaten path this unique hidden gem provides breath taking scenery of giant steep cliffs made from lava formations and offers panaromic ocean views, below the cliff lies a cave that spits out ferocious waves that come crashing in, another great spot for watching whales that come very close to it's shores during the winter months and a perfect place to capture the Hawaiian sunset.Duration: 30 minutes

$69.95 Kid Friendly

Blue Hawaii Sunrise Photo Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Sandy Beach Park, Oahu, HawaiiOur Blue Hawaii adventure will begin by journeying down a stunning coastal Highway just before dawn and settling down on Sandy Beach on the foothills of an extinct volcano as we greet Oahu's sunrise, be in awe as the sun slowly rises out from the ocean's horizon as sunbeams reflect off crashing waves and tide pools on hardened lava formations.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Halona Blowhole, Oahu, HawaiiOnce we welcome the sunrise we will then head over to Halona blowhole, a lava tube that blasts out ocean waves that come crashing on shore.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Eternity Beach, Honolulu, Oahu, HawaiiHalona 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: 20 minutesStop At: Lanai lookout, Oahu, HawaiiWe 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: 20 minutesStop At: Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Honolulu, Oahu, HawaiiAfterwards we will head over to Hanauma Bay Lookout (except for 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 minutesStop At: Spitting Cave of Portlock, Honolulu, Oahu, HawaiiNext stop we will explore Spitting Cave, off the beaten path this unique hidden gem provides breath taking scenery of giant steep cliffs made from lava formations and offers panoramic ocean views, below the cliff lies a cave that spits out 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: 30 minutesStop At: Koko Marina Center, Honolulu, Oahu, HawaiiAs it gets close to noon and our stomachs start to growl we will stop by Sophie's Gourmet Pizzeria for lunch at Koko Marina, 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: 1 hourStop At: Makapu'u Point, Oahu, HawaiiOnce our belly's are full we will continue the journey by heading back up the East Coast to Makapu'u Lookout, one of the highlights of the Blue Hawaii 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: 20 minutesStop At: Makapu'u Beach, Waimanalo, Oahu, HawaiiAfterwards we will head down 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: 20 minutesStop At: Makai Research Pier, Waimanalo, Oahu, HawaiiWe 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: 20 minutesStop At: Waimanalo Beach, Waimanalo, Oahu, HawaiiNext stop we will visit Waimanalo bay, 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: 30 minutesStop At: Nu’uanu Pali, Oahu, HawaiiWe will then journey upwards through the Nu'uanu valley to Pali Lookout, this breathtaking lookout lies at the edge of a cliff perched above the valley nestled between the Ko'olau mountain range, it provides a birds eye view of Kaneohe and Kailua town, and the surrounding sights, it is also where the great battle of Nu'uanu took place where King Kamehameha and his forces fought to gain control of Oahu.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Tantalus Lookout Puu Ualakaa State Park, Honolulu, Oahu, HawaiiOur 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: 20 minutes

$69.95 Kid Friendly

Blue Hawaii Sunset Photo Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Tantalus Lookout Puu Ualakaa State Park, Honolulu, Oahu, HawaiiOur first stop of this incredible journey will be at Tantalus Lookout, a 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: 20 minutesStop At: Nu’uanu Pali, Oahu, HawaiiWe will then journey upwards through the Nu'uanu valley to Pali Lookout, this breathtaking lookout lies at the edge of a cliff perched above the valley nestled between the Ko'olau mountain range, it provides a birds eye view of Kaneohe and Kailua town, and the surrounding sights, it is also where the great battle of Nu'uanu took place where King Kamehameha and his forces fought to gain control of Oahu.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Waimanalo Beach, Waimanalo, Oahu, HawaiiNext stop we will visit Waimanalo bay, 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: 30 minutesStop At: Waimanalo Beach, Waimanalo, Oahu, HawaiiAs we build up our appetite we will stop by Ono Steaks & Shrimp Shack for lunch in Waimanalo where you can enjoy mouth watering steak and shrimp among other freshly prepared plate lunch meals!Duration: 1 hourStop At: Makai Research Pier, Waimanalo, Oahu, HawaiiWe 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: 20 minutesStop At: Makapu'u Beach, Waimanalo, Oahu, HawaiiAfterwards we will head down 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: 20 minutesStop At: Makapu'u Point, Oahu, HawaiiNext stop, Makapu'u Lookout, one of the highlights of the Blue Hawaii 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: 20 minutesStop At: Halona Blowhole, Oahu, HawaiiWe will then head over to Halona blowhole, a lava tube that blasts out ocean waves that come crashing on shore.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Eternity Beach, Honolulu, Oahu, HawaiiCheck out 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: 20 minutesStop At: Lanai lookout, Oahu, HawaiiNext we will continue our 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: 20 minutesStop At: Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Honolulu, Oahu, HawaiiAfterwards we will head over to Hanauma Bay Lookout (except for 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 minutesStop At: Spitting Cave of Portlock, Honolulu, Oahu, HawaiiNext stop we will explore Spitting Cave, off the beaten path this unique hidden gem provides breath taking scenery of giant steep cliffs made from lava formations and offers panoramic ocean views, below the cliff lies a cave that spits out 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: 30 minutesStop At: Maunalua Bay Beach Park, Honolulu, Oahu, HawaiiOur final stop in this grand epic journey will be at Maunalua Bay, this is one of the best spots on the island for capturing the sunset with panoramic ocean views of Diamond Head and the Southern East Coast of Oahu.Duration: 30 minutes

$150 Classes & Workshops

Full Day Oahu Photography Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Laniakea Beach, Haleiwa, Oahu, HawaiiWe’ll stop here briefly to see the huge green sea turtles on the beach at Laniakea It has become overrun with tourists, but it you want to see sea turtles on the beach, this is the place.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Banzai Pipeline, Pupukea, Oahu, HawaiiHome of big wave surfing (in winter). We stop where other tours don’t and give you closer and better views.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Kahana Bay Beach Park, Oahu, HawaiiA stunning location offering panoramic tropical island views. We show you the best viewpoints - that most people don’t know.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Chinaman's Hat, Oahu, HawaiiA picturesque point with views of Kaneohe Bay and Kualoa Rudge.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Makapu'u Point, Oahu, HawaiiMakapu’u offers spectacular views of the windward coastline. We can hike to the lighthouse, down to the tide pools or just enjoy the view from the lookout.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Waimanalo Beach, Waimanalo, Oahu, HawaiiOne of Hawaii's best beaches. Miles of white sand, aqua blue water and panoramic viewsDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Nu’uanu Pali, Oahu, HawaiiPali Lookout offers one of the most spectacular panoramic views in Hawaii. The dramatic ridges of the Ko'olau mountains stretch into the distance beyond Kaneohe Bay.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Kahuku Farms, Kahuku, Oahu, HawaiiWe’ll stop at the famous Kahuku food/shrimp trucks for a late lunch break. Bring some cash.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Kahuku Farms, Kahuku, Oahu, HawaiiOne of our secret spot on private land near Kahuku. This wild, remote stretch of coastline is unspoiled and spectacular. We won’t see another person - or tour.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kawela Bay, Kahuku, Oahu, HawaiiA serene, secluded idyllic slice of paradiseDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Sharks Cove, Pupukea, Oahu, HawaiiRugged and picturesque coast offers many great photo opportunities - if you know where to look. We’ll show you the best spots for photos that no other tours go to. We’ll end the day here photographing the sunset from amazing spots.Duration: 1 hour

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