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 Kauai Photo Tours
Since 1997, TryKauai.com has provided visitors, as well as local residents with information about Kauai, whether it is booking just one activity or complete vacation itineraries before your arrival or while you are on island. There are no fees for our services. We promote reputable and experienced vendors on Kauai who over the years have received wonderful feedback. Our service offers honest ratings from a local's perspective, taking into consideration the feedback we've received, ultimately giving you the special attention you deserve. Mahalo Nui Loa
Please feel free to leave a voice message for Jennifer: (808) 652-9417 for any activity reservations. Mahalo
Rates and Venues are subject to change.
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                  TryKauai.com are courtesy of Kauai Photo Tours -
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All Images shown on TryKauai.com are courtesy of Kauai Photo Tours - Mahalo
All Images shown on
                  TryKauai.com are courtesy of Kauai Photo Tours -
                  Mahalo
Kauai Photo Tour 1- ( Drive and Walk) East and North Shore: (The Most Popular Tour!)
This is a more than five hour, up to 14 different locations, Drive-N-Stroll Photo Tour that covers the east through north shores of Kauai. This is the Tour to take to see as many different places as possible and if you are new to the island wanting to learn your way around. Or, if you've been here before but just want to see, walk around, enjoy and photograph some of the most Beautiful, Secluded and Lush settings found anywhere in Hawaii (or in the World for that matter), located throughout these famous east and north sides of the Garden Isle. You will get to explore and photograph each location including many off the beaten path gorgeous settings. This Kauai Tour Truly is 'A Stroll Through Paradise!'  Snacks and Drinks included.
Price $119 plus tax. ($89 for kids 12 and under). Hawaii Excise Tax is 4.166%
Visitor Note: Although TryKauai.com has never collected a deposit since 1997, this is unfortunately required for your Photo Tour bookings.
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                  TryKauai.com are courtesy of Kauai Photo Tours -
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Kauai Photo Tour 2- (Drive and Hike) East and North Shore: 
This is where locations and you get out there! An over Five hour, up to 10 locations, Drive and light-Hiking Photo Tour that will take you to numerous off-the-beaten-path, secluded, beautiful, picturesque settings (including a hike to a secluded waterfall). You will absolutely feel, hear, see, smell and ABSORB some of the very best of Kauai's Magnificent Beauty on this active Tour! Several short Hikes and many gorgeous beaches to enjoy. An amazing Kauai 'Feel Good' Tour Experience! Snacks and Drinks included.
Price $119 plus tax. ($89 for kids 12 and under). Hawaii Excise Tax is 4.166%
Visitor Note: Although TryKauai.com has never collected a deposit since 1997, this is unfortunately required for your Photo Tour bookings.
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                  TryKauai.com are courtesy of Kauai Photo Tours -
                  Mahalo
Kauai Photo Tour 3- (Private, Customized Tour):
Only You and Your Group Goes! See any part of Kauai you wish to see (including the best of the south side), mix-up the above two tours, start a little earlier or later if you'd like, and get an Experienced Local Kauai Photographer Guide all to yourself for Five-plus hours of photographing the Garden Isle's Most Spectacular Locations! A Great Photo Tour for people who've been to Kauai numerous times wanting to see only NEW locations as well as for those that wish to travel alone or with just their own family or group!
Price $439 plus tax. (includes 1-2 people) $75 each addl. Hawaii Excise Tax is 4.166%
Visitor Note: Although TryKauai.com has never collected a deposit since 1997, this is unfortunately required for your Photo Tour bookings.
All Images shown on
                  TryKauai.com are courtesy of Kauai Photo Tours -
                  Mahalo
Kauai Photo Tour 4- (Portrait Tours): 
Professional Portraits of YOU! Experienced Kauai portrait photographers can take some truly spectacular professional Hawaiana photos of you and your family or group amidst Kauai's Gorgeous Scenery! Unlimited clothes changes Ok. Prices include DVD with all images. 10 of the best images can be Photoshop enhanced by the Photographer (Sepia, B&W, Filters, Desaturation, HDR etc) for just $100 additional. There are two Hawaiian Professional Portrait packages to choose from to best suit your specific needs. 
Portrait Tour 1: 2.5 hours (Portraits Only) which includes up to three beautiful Kauai locations. Price $389.
Portrait Tour 2: 5.5 hours (Portraits & Private Photo Tour Combo) approx 10 beautiful Kauai locations. Price $639.
(Prices quoted are for 1-2 people. $75 for each additional person over two. Children 12 and under $50 each add.)
 Hawaii Excise Tax is 4.166%
Visitor Note: Although TryKauai.com has never collected a deposit since 1997, this is unfortunately required for your Photo Tour bookings.
All Photo Tours require a deposit with balance due at check-in. 
Depost will be charged 24 or 48 hours prior to your check-in to the event.
100% refundable if canceled within the cancel window set by vendor. 
48 hour cancellation notice for all Private Tours scheduled and Group Tours of four or more people in the party. 
24 hour cancellation notice for group tours of 1-3 people making up a party.
Call, Text, or Email Lilikoi to Reserve your tour today at 808-821-1000
Frequently Asked Questions about Kauai Photo Tours:

1- What time do your Photo Tours start and end, and where are you located?

Photo Tours usually begin at 10:30 in the morning and return between 3:45 and 4 in the afternoon. Private Tours can start a little earlier or later depending on when the one booking the tour prefers. Occasionally they start a group tour at a slightly different time but will let others know this when making their reservation. Check-in is between 10:00-10:15. These times offer the absolute best lighting for photographing Hawaii's beautiful scenery and rich turquoise ocean colors! The higher up the sun is, the more intense those colors will be. And because of Kauai's topography and numerous overlooks and beach locations with tall coconut trees, mid-day shadows are rarely an issue.
Tour location and Gallery is located on the east side of Kauai in Kapaa. 

2- Is this a Photo Workshop or Training Seminar?

Guides are experienced, professional photographers that are willing share whatever they know on all tours, they consciously decided not to make this into a formal training, camera-instructional, "worskshop". Throughout the entire tour takes you to beautiful Kauai locations, one right after another, and many places you would never see or even find on your own. They'll happily share with you certain angles and compositions to shoot from. Gladly discuss things like long exposures, ISO, apertures, shutter speeds, composition rules, polarizers, neutral density filters along with too many other things to list here for those interested. In fact many tours have been filled non-stop with, "camera-talk", in great detail the entire time. So while you don’t spend any time in a formal classroom teaching seminar/workshop, many visitors do learn quite a bit while seeing and photographing Kauai's most spectacular locations on Photo Tours. 

3- Which Tour Should I Take?

Tour #1 (Drive and Walk Photo Tour) is our best selling tour for those new to Kauai or who've been here just once (or perhaps a long time ago) and highly recommended. Though they've also had numerous people who've been to Kauai several times already take Tour # 1 and tell them that they'd never seen most of the locations they had just taken them to. You absolutely DO get out to walk around, explore and photograph on each stop that they make. This is definitely not just a Van tour. You will get out to enjoy every single location (including a couple of shorter and easier hikes as well!) But because of less time hiking, you will get to see a few more locations overall in the same amount of time. Also a great tour for sightseeing.

Tour # 2 (Drive and Hike Photo Tour) has become extremely popular with repeat Kauai visitors and adventure seekers because we go to even more secluded places that they likely have never seen before. And the Hiking-Adventure-Experience is a great way to get out there and enjoy Kauai's scenery and tropical beauty. Most hikes are relatively short and not all that steep. Usually between 5-10 minutes each way. Though a few locations do have uneven terrain, can be a little muddy and the hikes back up can feel like a good workout. 

Tour # 3 (Private, Customized Tour) has been very popular with people who've been to Kauai numerous times and who wish to visit only new locations and new parts of the island (including the south-side) as well as those wanting to Tour alone. Nobody else goes but you and your group! You can also start at a different time and get an Experienced Photographer Guide all to yourself for the entire tour. Ask about their new Scenic-Portrait tour where a Portrait Photographer Guide takes professional photos of you and your family or group (throughout the entire tour) amongst numerous, beautiful Kauai settings.

4- What do we need to bring and wear?

It is recommended that you wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing, and shoes that are comfortable, sturdy and safe for walking or hiking around the island. Flip-flops are not recommended. While snacks and drinks are provided throughout the entire tour at no additional costs, they recommend you bring a little cash for a quick no-host lunch-break at a local north shore Kauai location. Meals usually cost between just $5-$7. Most of these places do not take credit cards but do offer fast, inexpensive and excellent quality, local-style food and fruit smoothies. This can only enhance the Tour Experience!

5- Do you sell any Photography equipment or offer other services?

They do sell a variety of Circular Polarizers in all kinds of sizes for most SLR camera lenses. Very highly recommended for Hawaiian Photography. They sell memory cards, lens cap straps and affordable tripods. They do provide Digital SLR camera rentals (with wide-angle zoom lenses and a polarizer) for just $34 for the entire tour. They can also burn a CD or DVD for you for $10. If you've accidentally deleted your images on your memory card, they do have software than can often recover them. 

All Tour customers also get to take 20 percent off all merchandise in their Gallery and retail store. They have Fine-Art Prints and Giclee, Calendars, Postcards, Photographic Bookmarks, Gallery and Panoramic Magnets, Keychain-Viewers and 18x24 Kauai Posters all available. Also check out their Extreme Discount bin of fine art prints for just a couple of dollars each.

6- What is your cancellation policy?

48 hour cancellation notice for all Private Tours scheduled and for Group Tours of four or more people in the party. 
24 hour cancellation notice for group tours of 1-3 people making up a party.

7- What do we do if it rains?

In conditions of severe weather or large rain-making systems they will cancel the tour and then offer to reschedule your tour (if possible), and you will not be charged anything. Cancellations have been a very rare occurrence however due to an abundance of beautiful weather year round. In cases where there are some scattered showers (which is a very normal part of the Hawaii weather patterns), they do go out and guides are well trained to work around them and even with them. Some tours have been enhanced by having an assortment of conditions and different weather to work with. It's not that uncommon to have a quick band of clouds and showers hit us and then five minutes later see blue, sunny skies once again and maybe even a rainbow. They've come to embrace it all with a smile and hope that you will too. The weather in Hawaii is unlike anywhere else, and though not always predictable is almost always great for photography and can make for Spectacular Photo opportunities and Special Kauai Memories! 

8- Why should we take one of your Kauai Photo Tours?

All tours are smaller and more intimate and personal by design. People really do appreciate this. The most they ever take out is just seven and rarely that many. And by choosing a private tours you can be sure nobody else goes but your own group or family if preferred. 

Most of the places on tours are off the beaten path and very difficult to find on your own. And some are simply impossible to find without help. You will see spectacular location after location with an experienced, local Kauai photographer as your guide showing you around.

One of the nicer things about these tours is that you don't spend the entire tour in just one small area of Kauai. But throughout the whole Photo Tour itself you will be seeing one beautiful Location right after another after another, all different and unique, the entire time covering large parts of the island itself. You not only see with your eyes the stunning beauty of Kauai, but by 'getting out there' to each new setting, walking around, hiking and Photographing each spot you go to, you will truly be able to ABSORB --with all of your physical senses-- the gorgeous island of Kauai like nothing else. And now that you will know where many of these places are located, you can then return to the ones that moved you the most to completely explore and spend the day on your own. So many have shared with us how much they have valued doing this as well.

"You return tired, but it's a really good kind of tired and a great feeling altogether. And then you have all of those beautiful photographs to remind you about your Kauai visit when you finally do get back home." __ Kauai Photo Tour

Please feel free to leave a voice message for Jennifer: (808) 652-9417 for any activity reservations. Mahalo
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