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Private Circle Island Tour with Sunset & Free Photo Session by a Photographer
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Private Circle Island Tour with Sunset & Free Photo Session by a Photographer

By Datesnap Tours Hawaii
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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€280.90
per adult (price varies by group size)
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€280.90
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 0-120
Duration: 11h
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English


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Tripod for your camera
  • Free photo session!
  • Entry/Admission - Byodo-In Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Waimea Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Waimea Waterfall


Departure details
  • Traveller 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.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 100215P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Private Circle Island Tour with Sunset & Free Photo Session by a Photographer
  • Our tours are strictly private, we implement CDC guidelines through out the experience for safety while having fun, perfect for post Covid travel.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Private Circle Island Tour with Sunset & Free Photo Session by a Photographer?
How much is Private Circle Island Tour with Sunset & Free Photo Session by a Photographer?
Private Circle Island Tour with Sunset & Free Photo Session by a Photographer price starts from €275.25. Discover and book Private Circle Island Tour with Sunset & Free Photo Session by a Photographer on Tripadvisor
What is the Private Circle Island Tour with Sunset & Free Photo Session by a Photographer cancellation policy?
Private Circle Island Tour with Sunset & Free Photo Session by a Photographer cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private Circle Island Tour with Sunset & Free Photo Session by a Photographer on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Private Circle Island Tour with Sunset & Free Photo Session by a Photographer?
Private Circle Island Tour with Sunset & Free Photo Session by a Photographer is hosted by Datesnap Tours Hawaii. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Datesnap Tours Hawaii on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Circle Island Tour with Sunset & Free Photo Session by a Photographer on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 100215P2

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Halona Blowhole
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Eternity Beach
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Sandy Beach Park
  • 4
    Makapu'u Point
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 5
    Makapu'u Beach
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 6
    Waimanalo Beach
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 7
    Nu’uanu Pali
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 8
    Byodo-In Temple
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 9
    Tropical Farms (The Macadamia Nut Farm Outlet)
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 10
    Kualoa Regional Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
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772kaitlynp
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MUST DO! INCREDIBLE PHOTOS!
This was such an incredible experience! It was my first time ever getting professional photos taken, and John made
k12k28
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Awesome tour for family
The tour was wonderful. I booked this tour for me and my parents. John was very friendly, considerate, and knowledg
David K
David K
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Amazing tour and photos
We visited many beautiful, scenic places on this tour that were perfect for photos. John was very friendly, and we
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G8870OSsuej
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Stunning family photos and so much fun!
This photo session with John was absolutely gorgeous! Our family had a blast and he was so patient with all of us.
Chloe A
Chloe A
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Best tour in Oahu!
John is am outstanding guide. His knowledge, which span from history to topography is unmatched. Plus he takes the
KalvinF
KalvinF
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A+ Babymoon Tour
I’m so happy we booked this tour. John was extremely knowledgeable of Hawaiian history and a great photographer! We
Lam N
Lam N
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Awesome experience!
John is extremely knowledgeable about Hawaii. He will tell you a lot of history info. He is super nice guy. He is
tarshella
tarshella
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Amazing
Absolutely phenomenal private Tour. I learned a lot about Hawaiian history as well as visiting beautiful locations.
VacYes
VacYes
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Outstanding!
5 Stars+ John was awesome! Very knowledgeable about Hawaii culture and Oahu history. Professional, courteous and
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Solid five stars
This tour and photo session were the highlight of our trip. John was really great. He’s good with our kid and knowl
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5 Year Anniversary Photos
I can’t say how glad I am that we booked the couples photo session! My husband and I were in Hawaii for our 5 year
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Uniquely ultimate experience
Let’s start with the great service we received! Our guide John started this business with his wife a few years ago,
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Gorgeous pictures
John was incredible! Super accommodating and friendly. He knows how to direct you and make you comfortable in order
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Family photo shoot
Aloha! For starters, they will pick you up at the hotel which is very convenient! John was our photographer. He was
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25 Wedding Anniversary
John was an excellent tour guide for our 25th wedding anniversary. Very knowledgeable about every site. Job was ver
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DpJ
1 contribution
May 2021 • Family
My husband & I appreciate John, our tour guide, SO Much! He was extremely knowledgeable, organized & efficient in helping us explore the island. I knew he didn't miss anything, in fact showed us more too see on the island that our own internet research couldn't cover. We were also traveling with a 12 month old so it was extremely family friendly (but again it was just my family, not a large group). I though I'd miss out on a good Hawaii experience with a child, but i was very happy to have come across this tour and would HIGHLY recommend it - after this tour you can feel confident in roaming around in your own car! Oh, and the added photo shoot - what a life saver, sit back and enjoy the island the pictures will fall into place whether you take them with your phone or at the locations selected by your guide (you won't regret it)
Written 23 May 2021
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datesnaptourshawaii
Mahalo nui loa for choosing Datesnap Tours Hawaii, we’re happy to hear you folks enjoyed your private circle island sunset photo tour and we’re glad John was able to show you folks a great time around Oahu and help capture some amazing photos, we hope to see you folks again soon on your next visit to Hawaii, thank you once again and Aloha!
Written 23 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ablight78
Columbus, OH2 contributions
Aug 2021
A wonderful experience from start to finish. John was a great travel companion for the day, and provided a ton of great information about the island as we traveled around. He knows his stuff!

I was spoiled by the fact that I had booked a private tour, so it was just me and John for the entire time. I particularly enjoyed the fact that when we would arrive at a location, he would talk me through what I was about to see, where things were located, etc., but would then largely step back and let me do what I wanted. If I needed more information or guidance he was there, but otherwise he was happy to let me do what I wanted, which was very refreshing and exactly what I was looking for.

I'd recommend booking with Datesnap to anyone, and the Circle Island Sunset Tour in particular to those looking for a great overview of Oahu. It was a long day, but allowed me to see a ton of locations I might have otherwise missed, and learn an amazing amount about the island at the same time. Mahalo John!
Written 19 September 2021
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datesnaptourshawaii
Mahalo nui loa for choosing Datesnap Tours Hawaii, we’re happy to hear you folks enjoyed your private circle Island photo tour and we’re glad John was able to show you folks a great time around Oahu and help capture some amazing photos, we hope to see you folks again soon on your next visit to Hawaii, thank you once again and Aloha!
Written 19 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

sylvia_phelps
Burlington, Canada4 contributions
This was a fantastic small group tour around the island of Oahu.
John, our guide & owner of this company was very personable. He picked us up from a rental apartment in Waikiki. He took us along with another group of 3 people to breathtaking popular as well as off the beat & path places around the island & pointed out which movies were filmed there along as the history & culture of the island. He took lots of pictures of my husband & I with our phone cameras & gave us pointers on best angles & ways to capture the scenery. John also brought his camera out & did a few photo shoot sessions of us which turned out great & then sent them to us without an additional cost.
We went to the well known Giovannis shrimp truck for lunch with lots of options to get food from other food trucks. I got a chance to swim in the waterfalls at the beautiful gardens which was amazing.
Highlights also include the gorgeous secluded white sand beach, blow holes from the lava tubes the magnificent sunset at turtle beach.
John also offered us lots of suggestions on places to eat in Waikiki & further explore for the remainder of our vacation. This tour was well worth it & one hundred times better then going on a large tour bus to see the sights of the island! Thank you!
Written 10 March 2020
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datesnaptourshawaii
Mahalo Sylvia for choosing Datesnap Tours Hawaii, we’re happy to hear you folks enjoyed your circle island sunset photo tour, we’re glad John was able to show you folks a great time around Oahu and help capture some amazing photos, we hope to see you folks again soon on your next visit to Hawaii, thank you once again and Aloha!
Written 11 March 2020
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Joe D
4 contributions
Apr 2021
John was an excellent tour guide on our private tour of the island. He was very prompt on picking us up at the resort. He shared a wealth of information about the history of the island as well as knowing about the various plants and birds on the island. We spent the entire day sightseeing and discovering many wonderful places around the island. We stopped at Dole pineapple, a fresh fruit market, ate fresh Shrimp Scampi from the famous "Giovanni's Food Truck, sampled macadamia nuts at the farm, and saw many wonderful beaches. The tour ended at a very special place to see a gorgeous sunset to conclude the tour.
Written 18 April 2021
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datesnaptourshawaii
Mahalo nui loa for choosing Datesnap Tours Hawaii, we’re happy to hear you folks enjoyed your private circle island sunset photo tour and we’re glad John was able to show you folks a great time around Oahu and help capture some amazing photos, we hope to see you folks again soon on your next visit to Hawaii, thank you once again and Aloha!
Written 19 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dfpatter
1 contribution
Jan 2020
Our tour took place on Jan 30th and it was outstanding. John was a great tour guide with many interesting anecdotes that made it that much more interesting. He was very flexible while still managing to keep us on schedule so we could see everything.
In addition to showing us the best photo spots, he took many pictures as well, which were e-mailed to us.

All in all, this was a very good, worthwhile tour that I would highly recommend.
Written 22 March 2020
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datesnaptourshawaii
Mahalo nui loa for choosing Datesnap Tours Hawaii, we’re happy to hear you folks enjoyed your circle island sunset photo tour and we’re glad John was able to show you folks a great time around Oahu and help capture some amazing photos, we hope to see you folks again soon on your next visit to Hawaii, thank you once again and Aloha!
Written 22 March 2020
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Clint R
2 contributions
Jan 2020
My wife and I had both been to Oahu, just not together. We wanted to take a tour of the island and get away from Honolulu. As a longtime amateur photographer, this looked like a good fit for us. We were very impressed.

John did a great job taking us to highlights around the island. While the van was small, that actually served us well in getting into some of the more out-of-the-way locations large busses cannot access. The small van also meant we had a small group. We enjoyed all the stops, though we could have done without the coffee and fruit stand stops. This may just have been our jaded response to having been to Hawaii several times before though.

Throughout the tour, John would explain what we would see, what we were seeing, and what we saw. At each stop, he offered suggestions for good photos. Most impressively, he hauled out his pro gear at most stops and did photo shoots for each of the guests. Anyone who travels knows that you often wind up with lots of landscape pix, but not many of yourself. With John there, we have photos of us across Oahu.

It only took a couple of days for John to post the photos and they were beautiful. Clearly, John has mad tour guide _and_ photography skills. My wife and I were excited to see our images and have received great feedback from family and friends.

I highly recommend John and his tour. The day was fun, the stops educational, and the memories provided with the photos he shot...amazing. This is a unique tour and one you should not miss.
Written 3 February 2020
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datesnaptourshawaii
Mahalo nui loa for choosing Datesnap Tours Hawaii, we’re glad you folks enjoyed your circle island sunset photo tour, we’re happy to hear John was able to show you folks a great time around Oahu and help capture some amazing photos, we hope to see you folks again soon on your next visit to Hawaii, thank you once again and Aloha!
Written 4 February 2020
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Sep 2021 • Couples
My mother and I recently took the Private Circle Island Sunset Tour with John (Datesnap Tours), and it exceeded our expectations.

John is a knowledgeable tour guide with the perfect blend of cultural, historical, botanical, and birding knowledge. His tour was filled with interesting information and included some of the best views on Oahu. In addition to the private tour, John also took pictures of us with my phone as well as taking professional photos with his camera; he sent the digital images a few days after the tour. John is skilled in selecting the best location for the photos as well as offering suggestions for improving the shot.

We had lunch at Giovanni’s Shrimp truck—freshwater garlic shrimp scampi is the iconic meal, but the garlic hotdogs are surprisingly delicious as well!

This tour is ideal if you are traveling solo, a couple, or small family and want to tour the island with a private tour guide/photographer and get plenty of group photos to commemorate your vacation. Highly recommended!
Written 27 September 2021
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datesnaptourshawaii
Mahalo nui loa for choosing Datesnap Tours Hawaii, we’re happy to hear you folks enjoyed your private circle Island photo tour and we’re glad John was able to show you folks a great time around Oahu and help capture some amazing photos, we hope to see you folks again soon on your next visit to Hawaii, thank you once again and Aloha!
Written 28 September 2021
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Kevin Leung
6 contributions
The best tour I have ever joined in years. John is very knowlegde and fun to be with. Dispute tje nad weather and close out of attraction due to the coronavirus, John still managed to take us to many, many awesome places with picture perfect sight. Being a professional photography himself would help you the photos at the best possible angle. I would have given him a perfect 10 score. The tour is not the cheapest but it is the best money you are going to spend. It covered most of the best places in one single day and still allow enough time for photos at every stop. And it is a combination of a photo tour, sight seeing, and movie scenes tour all in one. He also used his professional camera to take photos for you. Highly recommended tour for every visitor to Honolulu. If you have difficulty picking one. This is the one. Not need to think twice.

Kevin
Written 19 March 2020
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datesnaptourshawaii
Mahalo nui loa Kevin for choosing Datesnap Tours Hawaii, we’re happy to hear you folks enjoyed your tour, we’re glad John was able to show you folks a great time around Oahu and help capture some amazing photos, we hope to see you folks again soon on your next visit to Hawaii, We wish you all the best, thank you once again and Aloha!
Written 19 March 2020
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Darane S
1 contribution
Nov 2022
This tour was by far one of the best things we did while in Oahu. John was amazing, fun and very accommodating, he also shared incredible stories and history which made the tour amazing, we were trully amazed, and the pictures are just perfect.
We had such a great time.
Written 15 November 2022
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datesnaptourshawaii
Mahalo nui loa for choosing Datesnap Tours Hawaii, we’re happy to hear you folks enjoyed your private circle Island photo tour and we’re glad John was able to show you folks a great time around Oahu and help capture some amazing photos, we hope to see you folks again soon on your next visit to Hawaii, thank you once again and Aloha!
Written 16 November 2022
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alfa h
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Our experience is excellent. John went above and beyond. He has a lot of information about the island, history and recommendations. You will not be disappointed. My kids enjoyed his humor. You will not get bored. You cant compare this to any other tour company. He gives you plenty of time to enjoy every stop and he makes sure you get the best photo. This tour is worth more than the price. We toured all the popular spots in oahu in one day. My family appreciates all the work that John did. This is one of the highlight of our trip. Datesnap tour company is the best.
Written 10 April 2022
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datesnaptourshawaii
Mahalo nui loa for choosing Datesnap Tours Hawaii, we’re happy to hear you folks enjoyed your private circle Island sunset photo tour and we’re glad John was able to show you folks a great time around Oahu and help capture some amazing photos, we hope to see you folks again soon on your next visit to Hawaii, thank you once again and Aloha!
Written 11 April 2022
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