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From Honolulu: Oahu Helicopter Tour with Doors On or Off

4.9 / 5

75 reviews

From Honolulu: Oahu Helicopter Tour with Doors On or Off

Activity provider: Rainbow Helicopters

From US$ 375 per person

Soar above Hawaii's iconic attractions on a helicopter tour from Honolulu. Admire the views over Oahu with your choice of doors on or off.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 1 hour
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy your helicopter tour around Oahu with doors on or off
  • See spectacular island sights like North Shore's Banzai Pipeline, the Chinaman’s Hat, Makapu’u Lighthouse, the Sacred Falls, and Kaneohe Bay
  • Fly over the USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor
  • Experience dazzling panoramas of Waikiki Beach & Diamond Head
Full description

Hop aboard a helicopter and admire Oahu’s landmarks on a guided flight tour from Honolulu. See the Waikiki skyline from above, fly past Diamond Head, and round the volcanic cliffs to Makapu’u Lighthouse. Choose a private or shared tour, with your choice of an on-or-off door experience.

Make your way to the local partner’s helipad to begin your experience. Ascend above the city and follow the Windward Coast, with breathtaking views of the Ko’olau Mountains in the distance. Listen to your guide's live tour commentary.

Pass Lanikai Beach and see its gorgeous coral formations. Cruise over Kaneohe Bay and discover why this place is regarded as one of the most scenic locations on Earth.

Glide past the “Chinaman’s Hat” off the east coast of Oahu. See the Ka’a’awa Valley—the historic home of the island’s kings. Plus, take in views of the lush rainforest surrounding the Sacred Falls.

Continue onto the North Shore to spot surfers at the Banzai Pipeline and Waimea Bay. Loop back to Honolulu and get a glimpse of the pineapple-tastic Dole Plantation.

Finally, pass over the iconic Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, before returning to the helipad.

Includes
  • Helicopter tour around Oahu
  • Choice of doors on or off
  • Live guided tour commentary
  • Straps and cases provided for cell phones at base
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People diving up to 24 hours prior
  • People over 260 lbs (118 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

Select participants and date

Participants

Date

Meeting point

Please arrive 60 minutes before your scheduled tour to check in and for a mandatory safety briefing. Look for the Castle & Cooke Aviation building at Honolulu International Airport. If you are driving yourself there, park in the left-hand side parking lot, enter through the large glass doors at the main entrance, and head down to the end of the hall.

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Important information

What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • The operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or appear to be intoxicated, and they'll be charged in full
  • When booking the doors off experience, your seat may or may not be directly adjacent to an open door
  • Only passengers weighing 80 lbs (36 kg) or more may fly with the door off in the Robinson R44 helicopter
  • Only passengers weighing 100 lbs (45 kg) or more may fly with the door off in the Airbus Astar helicopter
  • For each guest weighing 260 pounds (118 kg) or more, a weight and balance fee is required to safely balance the aircraft. For guests weighing between 260-279 lbs (118-126.5 kg), a fee in the amount of 50% of the seat price will be assessed after booking. For guests weighing 280 lbs (127 kg) or higher, an additional seat purchase will be assessed after booking
  • A full-fare seat is required for children aged 2 years and over
  • If you plan to scuba dive within 24 hours of the flight time, you may not take part
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 75 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Such a good time. Our pilot Toby was funny and interactive and full of info. We took the private tour and it was worth it for both of us to have a great experience and a great view. 10/10 recommend. Taking the tour early helped us navigate the rest of the island as well. Glad we took the tour on our second day here.

February 13, 2022

Fantastic! These folks have the process down like a finely tuned watch. Great organization, safety’s, and informative. Not to mention the excitement of seeing so many beautiful sights from the air. We did it on our first day and it really helped us plan our activities too. Thank you ladies!

July 18, 2021

Open door helicopter was awesome. Felt extremely safe and secure. We were super packed in there with 4 in the back and felt like I couldn’t see much out other side because people had phones in the way the whole time. so if you want to be comfortable maybe splurge on the private ride.

July 15, 2021

Product ID: 163488