Guided tour

Oahu: 45-Minute Helicopter Tour with Doors On or Off

4.9 / 5

41 reviews

Oahu: 45-Minute Helicopter Tour with Doors On or Off

From US$ 325 per person

Fly over some of Oahu's most secluded areas. Experience a unique blend of coast, city, and forest landscapes and marvel at their beauty.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 45 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available


  • Enjoy your helicopter tour around Oahu with doors on or off
  • See some of the island's iconic landmarks such as Aloha Tower, Diamond Head, Makapu’u Lighthouse, Chinaman’s Hat, Sacred Falls and the Dole Plantation
  • Soak up the beauty that is Waikiki beach, Hanauma Bay, Windward Coast, and Lanikai beach
  • Experience history when you glide over Pearl Harbor and the inspiring USS Arizona Memorial
Full description

Begin the helicopter adventure with a flight over the Honolulu Harbor. See the Aloha Tower, which has been welcoming ships into the harbor for nearly a century. As you soar down the coast, go past the Waikiki beaches, looping around Diamond Head.

Shortly, witness Maunalua Bay open in front of your eyes, revealing the island's world-renowned reefs. Be greeted by Makapu’u Lighthouse after the rocky cliffs before you travel up Windward Coast.

Pass Lanikai Beach and then see the appropriately named Chinaman’s Hat, the island’s iconic monument.

But it’s not all beach and coastline on your tour. Get a chance to experience the lush tropical landscapes of the Ka’a’awa Valley and see the beautiful Sacred Falls.

On your homeward journey, catch sight of the Dole Pineapple Plantation. Get an emotional flyover of Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial.

The top sights include Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, Makapu’u Lighthouse, Lanikai Beach, Chinaman’s Hat, Ka’a’awa Valley, Sacred Falls, and Dole Pineapple Plantation.

  • Helicopter tour around Oahu
  • Live guided tour with commentary
  • Straps and cases for cell phones
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Follow the parking signs to the guest parking. Then follow the signs labeled Rainbow Helicopters into the Castle and Cooke entrance and down to the end of the hall. Please arrive 60 minutes before your scheduled tour to check in and for a mandatory safety briefing.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hair tie
  • Jacket
  • Long pants
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • When booking the doors off experience, your seat may or may not be directly adjacent to an open door
  • Only passengers weighing 80 lbs or more may fly with the door off in our Robinson R44 helicopter
  • Only passengers weighing 100 lbs or more may fly with the door off in our Airbus Astar helicopter
  • For each guest weighing 260 lbs or more, a weight and balance fee is required to safely balance the aircraft
  • For guests weighing between 260-279 lbs, a fee in the amount of 50% of the seat price will be assessed after booking
  • For guests weighing 280 lbs or higher, an additional seat purchase will be assessed after booking
  • All passengers 24 months and older must purchase a full-fare seat
  • If you plan to scuba dive within 24 hours of the flight time, you may not take part
  • Intoxicated passengers will not fly; the operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or appear to be intoxicated, and they will be charged in full
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 41 reviews

Review summary

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December 12, 2021

Amazing experience that will not be forgotten.

September 23, 2021

Amazing experience with the doors off! Beautiful scenery and you get to see a lot of the island. We got a little more than the 45 mins :) Cat, our guide was wonderful. If you’re afraid of heights and don’t like turbulence, I wouldn’t recommend.

September 23, 2021

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