What makes a Darcie Crenshaw Photography Tour unique?


**New for 2016, we are now offering MORE tours departing from the resorts at Ko'Olina - and a new photo-session/tour combination!**

Oahu has no shortage of amazing imagery, and nobody knows the best places to capture the beauty of this island like a local photographer (who also happens to be former travel/tourism professional).  I have spent almost 10 years scouring this 44-mile long island for the most beautiful and scenic locations, some out of the way, some iconic. 

In 2014, I saw the need for a photography tour experience that doesn't treat you like a number, but one that takes into account your photography interests, and your skill level.  Having spent the better part of 20 years in the travel industry, I knew I could use my background to create an unforgettable vacation experience. The belief grew and developed into the idea that with a small number of participants, I could tailor a tour to specifically meet their criteria, thereby not offering just a tour, but an opportunity to create lasting memories, captured by your own camera.  

In 2015, Darcie Crenshaw Photography Tours was born, and no two tours will EVER be the same because they're each as individual as you are. 

I specialize in small group, private and custom tours.  Your enjoyment, comfort and safety is my top priority.  No matter your photography skill level - from beginner to seasoned professional, or somewhere in-between, be assured that your tour will be an unforgettable, personalized experience.  

Darcie Crenshaw Photography Tours offers several tour options, all in the comfort and safety of a new van that can accommodate up to 5 guests comfortably. 

All Tours Include:

* Pick-up and drop-off (see tour description for locations) 

* Guided Tour/History of the Island along the route 

* Rain Gear (slickers, umbrellas) 

* Ice-cold bottled water 

* Light refreshments offered for tours over 4 hours  




Oahu Sunrise Photography Tour

Pick-up and Drop off: Waikiki Hotels





Sunrise on Oahu is like no other - and so is our sunrise tour.  Each morning brings a unique experience because the light is never the same, and you'll have the opportunity to view the luminous rays as they interact with cloud, sea and land from of the most beautiful locations in the world.   

The tour begins an hour before sunrise and after a quick coffee stop, we're off to watch dawn bring its spectacular hues slowly over the sea and the island.  After the sunrise, you'll tour a few more locations, and take advantage of the early-morning light.

Truly an extraordinary experience.


PRICING: $159.95 per-adult, $139.95 per-child* (ages 4-17) 

DAY(S): Saturday and Sunday

DURATION: Approximately 3.5 hours

PICK-UP/DROP-OFF: Waikiki Hotels

START TIME: Approximately 5am or 6am (pick-up time varies depending on when the sun rises).  After booking, a confirmation email will be sent with exact pick-up time.

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Oahu Sunset Photography Tour

Pick-up and Drop off: Waikiki Hotels




Hawaii's sunsets are an unforgettable experience. To add to your anticipation, we'll tour to some of the most famous spots on the island, as we chase the sun to the end of the day...which will culminate in a spectacular spot for the golden hour.

You'll have the opportunity to view panoramic vistas to jagged coastline, and end up at one of several truly magical spots to view the painted sky which typifies sunset over Oahu. 

Make sure you have a lot of memory on your camera card, you're going to fill it up!


DAY(S): Saturday and Sundays 

PRICING: $199.95 per-adult, $179.95 per-child* (ages 4-17) 

DURATION:  4.5 hours 

PICK-UP/DROP-OFF:  Waikiki Hotels

START TIME: Approximately 2pm or 3pm (pick-up time varies depending on when the sun sets).  After booking, a confirmation email will be sent with exact pick-up time.


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Oahu North Shore Sunset Photography Tour 

Pick-up and Drop off: Ko'olina Resort Hotels


This extended Sunset Tour departs from the resorts at Ko'Olina and takes you to Oahu's world-famous North Shore - visiting secluded beach locations and iconic surf spots. Here we can look for turtles, stop to view a fully restored Heiau (ancient Hawaiian temple), travel to one of the island's best kept secret beaches, as well as to one or more of the most famous surf locations, which are spectacularly beautiful in their own right.    This is an experience not to be missed!  

On the way back, we'll stop for dinner in historic Haleiwa town (not included in price).



DAY(S): Mondays 

PRICING: $295.95 per-adult, $275.95 per-child* (ages 4-17) 

DURATION: 6.5 hours

PICK-UP/DROP-OFF:  Ko'Olina Resort Hotels 

START TIME: Approximately 2pm  to 3pm (pick-up time varies depending on when the sun sets). After booking, a confirmation email will be sent with exact pick-up time.


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The Ultimate - Oahu Circle Island Photography Tour


Pick-up and Drop off: Waikiki and Ko'olina Resort Hotels




You won't believe the incredibly diverse and awe inspiring scenery this island has to showcase.  We'll spend the day discovering breathtaking vistas, lush tropical forests, sparkling ocean panoramas, pristine beaches, and we'll even look for waterfalls, turtles and ancient Hawaiian sites. We will make a stop for dinner (not included in price). Of course everything will be timed so that we capture sunset in the perfect spot.  

This tour is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  You'll come home with enough images for a slide-show that will truly showcase the magnificent beauty of this island paradise.

TOUR NOTE: This is a private-tour for your group only, thus it is offered on a first come, first-serve basis. Two person minimum. Operates daily from either Waikiki or Ko'Olina Resort Hotels.    

DAY(S): Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 

PRICING: $399.95 per-person (the first two guests), $299.95 (second and third guests), $199.95 (fourth guest), 5th guest is FREE 

DURATION: Approximately 8.5 hours

PICK-UP/DROP-OFF: Waikiki or Ko'Olina Hotels 

START TIME: Early afternoon, approximately 12:00pm or 1:00pm (pick-up time varies depending on when the sun sets).  After booking, a confirmation email will be sent with exact pick-up time.


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The 'Hoku' - Oahu Highlights Photography Tour

Pick-up and Drop off: Waikiki Hotels (Wednesdays)

Pick-up and Drop off: Ko'Olina Resort Hotels (Thursdays)




The 'Hoku' (Star in Hawaiian) Tour is so named because it is our "best of" tour, and highlights scenery both Mauka (inland/mountain) and Makai (ocean).  It includes everything you've come to Hawaii to enjoy - with tastes of lush tropical scenery, jagged mountain peaks, long stretches of beach, glittering ocean, and of course, palm trees swaying in the breeze.  

This tour culminates in a spectacular spot for sunset.

The most popular day-tour for a reason!

TOUR NOTE:  Depending upon locations visitied, this tour may extend 30 minutes travel time for our Ko'Olina residing guests.

DAY(S): Wednesdays (Waikiki Pick-up/Drop-off)     Thursdays (Ko'Olina Resort Hotels Pick-up/Drop-off)

PRICING: $269.95 per-adult, $249.95 per-child (ages 4-17)

DURATION: Approximately 6 hours

PICK-UP/DROP OFF: Waikiki (Wednesdays)      Ko'Olina (Thursdays)

START TIME:  1:00pm to 2pm (pick-up time varies depending on when the sun sets).  After booking, a confirmation email will be sent with exact pick-up time.

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*NEW for 2016* 'The 'Hi'ilani' - Portrait Session and Oahu Tour

Pick-up/Drop Off:  Anywhere on Oahu

New for 2016 by popular demand, this tour combines the best of both worlds...a photo-session with a professional photographer while touring to a breathtaking spot on the island.  Included is a pre-session consultation, where, among other details, we'll collaborate on locations - be it a sunset beach session, or a lush garden with majestic Ko'olau mountain views.  These portraits are memories that will last a lifetime!  Pricing includes (20) hand-edited, full resolution image files on a disk with a print release.  


TOUR NOTE: This tour/session can accommodate up to 5 people in your party, and is private, for your group only. Coupons, promotions and discounts are not valid for this tour.  

DAY(S): Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

PRICING: $425.95 per-person (first two) $125.00 each additional guest, up to 5

DURATION: Approximately 3-4 hours

PICK-UP/DROP-OFF: Your hotel, resort or rental, anywhere on O'ahu

START TIME: Depends on your location and the session location.  A final confirmation email will be mailed after the details have been discussed and agreed upon.


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Honolulu City Lights Photography Tour 

Pick-up and Drop off: Waikiki 


Honolulu offers spectacular scenic views at night, and we'll hit the highlights, beginning with a magnificent city-lights vista at sunset, then perhaps an opportunity for some street photography....all culminating at a fireworks show in Waikiki.  

TOUR NOTE: Limited to (4) guests.

DAY(S): Friday

PRICING: $139.95 per-adult, $119.95 per-child (ages 4-17)*

DURATION: Approximately 3 hours 


Start Time:  Approximately 5pm or 6pm, depending on when the sun sets. After booking, a confirmation email will be sent with exact pick-up time.


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Private Tours

Any of the tours can be made private, for groups of up to five.  The first customer pays a 70% premium on top of our regular pricing, the second customer pays a 50% premium, third and fourth customers pay a 30% premium, and the fifth is free.  Please contact me to inquire about availability.  Coupons, promotions and discounts are not valid for private tours. 



Custom Tours

Want to customize a tour, completely centered around your interests, skills and abilities?  Let's collaborate!  Options include, but are not limited to:

*Historic areas


*Botanical Gardens

*Street Photography


Please contact me for more information and pricing.  Coupons, promotions and discounts are not valid for custom tours. 




Questions about touring with Darcie Crenshaw Photography Tours?  Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page, and

to learn more, view our video on what makes Darcie Crenshaw Photography Tours unique.



*Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a paying adult. No children under the age of 4 unless prior arrangements are made.  Car seats are available for rental.  Please contact me for details.  Hawaii law requires children under the age of four to ride in a child safety seat and children ages four through seven to ride in a child safety or booster seat when traveling in a motor vehicle.

Reservation / Cancellation Policy Conditions:

Your credit card will be charged for the full amount of the tour displayed during checkout. Departures, itinerary schedules and returns are approximate. Guests should be at hotel departure points at least 10 minutes prior to scheduled departure. Otherwise guests may be considered as “no shows” with no refund.

Our tours operate rain or shine. Hawaii has a lot of micro-climates so most of the rainfall is short-lived. The rainfall offers a chance for rainbows and waterfalls providing spectacular photo opportunities. We also have rain ponchos in our vans. In the event of a unique weather event, Darcie Crenshaw Photography Tours reserves the right to alter, modify, or cancel any tours due to weather or unsafe conditions. Any tours cancelled by Darcie Crenshaw Photography Tours, for any reason, will receive a 100% refund. It is important to leave a good contact number so that we can get in touch if the need arises. 

Cancellation Policy:

In the event you have to cancel your tour, you will be given a full refund or option to reschedule you tour, (please allow up to two weeks for your credit card to be credited) as long as you call us at 1-808-349-7884 at least 48 hours in advance from the time of your tour.

No refunds are given within 48 hours or less of the tour date. If you are unable to make it to your tour on the day selected due to an unforeseeable event please contact us so that we may reschedule your tour. 



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