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Isle Sights Unseen - 45 Min Helicopter Tour from Honolulu - Doors Off or On

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icon45 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Make your Oahu visit even more magical with this 45-minute scenic helicopter ride. Experience the island like you’ve never seen it before, flying above island landmarks including Sacred Falls, Diamond Head, Maunalua Bay, the Ko'olau Mountains, Ka'a'awa Valley, Pearl Harbor, and more. Trips includes a choice of ‘doors on’ or ‘doors off’ flights.
  • Explore Oahu like you've never seen it on a 45-minute helicopter sightseeing flight
  • Get bird's eye views of famous Oahu sights like Sacred Falls and Diamond Head
  • Choose between 'doors on' and 'doors off' flight options
  • Cruise above Pearl Harbor and the famous USS Arizona Memorial
  • See Oahu from a unique perspective few visitors ever get too see
  • Perfect trip for a special occasion or a romantic moment
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Rainbow Helicopters , 155 Kapalulu Pl #197, Honolulu, HI 96819, USA

We are located in the Caste and Cooke Aviation building. Please park in the lot to the left across the street. 155 Kapalulu Pl, Honolulu, HI 96819, USA

This activity will end right where it started.
Select a convenient departure time when booking, and begin your tour at Rainbow Helicopters located in Honolulu International Airport.

Climb aboard your helicopter and enjoy your pre-selected choice of a “doors on” or “doors off” flight as you take off above this tropical Hawaiian island. Cruise above some of Oahu’s most famous landmarks, starting with a bird’s eye view of the Honolulu Harbor and a flight over the island’s south shore.

You’ll then zoom above the famous Diamond Head crater before proceeding above the clear waters of Manalua Bay and the vibrant reefs of Hanauma Bay on Oahu’s eastern shore. From there you’ll pass near the tiny lighthouse above the cliffs of Makapu’u and then trace the Ko’olau Mountains heading toward Lanikai Beach and the “Chinamans’ Hat.” Continuing your scenic ride, travel up into Ka'a'awa Valley and get a panoramic look at Sacred Falls, Oahu’s tallest waterfall.

Finish up your breathtaking helicopter experience by cruise over to the iconic Pearl Harbor site, where you’ll get an up-close look at the iconic USS Arizona Memorial before heading back to the airport.
Itinerary
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Diamond Head State Monument
A slow loop above mighty Diamond Head lets you peer directly into one of Oahu's most famous landmarks.
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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
You continue over crystal clear Maunalua Bay and head towards the island’s rugged eastern shores and Hanauma Bay’s spectacular reefs.
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Lanikai Beach
You spy the little lighthouse perched above the cliffs of Makapu’u as you round the Eastern Shore and over the longest stretch of beach on the entire island of Oahu. Follow the Ko'olau Mountains up the Windward Coast to world-renowned Lanikai Beach and the aptly-named Chinaman’s Hat resting on the water.
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Kaaawa
The pilot guides your helicopter into the pristine forest and jagged cliffs of the magnificent Ka'a'awa Valley. Hold on tight as you fly deep into the mountains for a panoramic view of Oahu's highest waterfall, Sacred Falls.
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Dole Plantation
You head back towards the airport with a passage over the mountains and the island's inland sea - Dole Plantation's "Pineapple Sea".
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USS Arizona Memorial
This incredible tour doesn't end until you have completed a solemn pass by Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Safety of flight is our primary concern. The operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or appear to be intoxicated. Intoxicated passengers will not fly and they will be charged in full.
  • For doors off tours, jackets and/or sweatshirts, closed toe shoes, and hair ties are required. Long pants are recommended.
  • 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.
  • All passengers 24 months and older must purchase a full fare seat.
  • For each guest weighing 260 pounds 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Rainbow Helicopters
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Isle Sights Unseen - 45 Min Helicopter Tour from Honolulu - Doors Off or On?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Isle Sights Unseen - 45 Min Helicopter Tour from Honolulu - Doors Off or On.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Isle Sights Unseen - 45 Min Helicopter Tour from Honolulu - Doors Off or On?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Isle Sights Unseen - 45 Min Helicopter Tour from Honolulu - Doors Off or On.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Isle Sights Unseen - 45 Min Helicopter Tour from Honolulu - Doors Off or On?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Isle Sights Unseen - 45 Min Helicopter Tour from Honolulu - Doors Off or On.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Isle Sights Unseen - 45 Min Helicopter Tour from Honolulu - Doors Off or On?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Isle Sights Unseen - 45 Min Helicopter Tour from Honolulu - Doors Off or On.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Since you chose to fly with the doors off, I suggest you bring a light jacket or a sweater and if anyone in your party has long hair, please bring a hair tie. "" See review
  • "Do the doors off, you'll get the best views ever!" See review
  • "This was a great tour and it’s worth the money." See review

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers

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Vacation
Aaron_W
, May 2022
Great view of the island. Pilot was very knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone. You get to see the mountains and the ocean.
star-5
Beautiful island
Lisa_A
, May 2022
We had Joey and he was great gave a lot of information on this beautiful island the one thing we learned was how pineapples are grown we thought they came from a tree was very interesting to find out they weren’t
star-5
Awesome
Nancy_F
, May 2022
This was a wonderful outing! The pilot was friendly and knowledgeable. Well worth the cost. We did it with doors off and that made it even better.
star-5
Sights, safety and professionalism is first rate
Heidi_B
, May 2022
Safety came first, everyone was very professional and everyone in our party had an excellent adventure.
star-5
Corey the pilot was...
Steve_M
, May 2022
Corey the pilot was amazing explaining all of the sights and the flight was uneventful and smooth We highly recommend rainbow helicopter
star-5
I loved that it was a...
Sona_G
, Apr 2022
I loved that it was a tour of the entire island. So worth the experience. I must do activity when in Hawaii.
star-2
Poor experience for anyone on the right side
Jason_N
, Apr 2022
I usually don't write reviews, especially negative, but this was expensive enough to warn people. The overall experience would've been good, but since I was with myself I feel like they sat me behind the helicopter pilot (seat 6). Normally this wouldn't be a big deal, but this was on the right side of the helicopter. A family of four all sat left and center. So, the tour was navigated by mostly turning left 90% of the time. The few times the pilot would turn right, it was quick, so trying to get pics or enjoy the view from my side was very short lived and even worse when the dad in the middle would push his camera phone past me to get the views on the right, when I never did that on the left. Overall, poor planning to give everyone an enjoyable experience. I don't know if this was because they were all together and I was single rider, they sacrificed my enjoyment, or if this is standard. If so, beware sitting behind the pilot in seat 6. Then they ask for tips at the end after 325 dollars. My tip, turn right more.
star-5
My granddaughter joined...
Michael_S
, Apr 2022
My granddaughter joined me on one of my bucket list adventures, an open door helicopter ride! Rainbow helicopter tours did not disappoint! Harly, our pilot, gave us a wonderful tour! Worth every penny for the tour, highly recommend it!!
star-5
Joey the awesome pilot!
Shane_H
, Apr 2022
All of it was awesome! Amazing views and a very friendly staff! Our pilot was Joey a local born and raised on O’ahu and he was very knowledgeable and super friendly and a very safe and experienced pilot! I highly recommend asking for Joey to be your pilot! You won’t be disappointed!
star-5
Thank you Riley
Ian_M
, Apr 2022
The whole experience was wonderful and Riley the pilot was excellent. He was Very informative throughout our trip and considerate as we were both nervous flyers
star-5
Amazing trip
Catharina_R
, Apr 2022
Amazing trip to see this fabulous island from the sky! And the pilot told us about so many landmark to go and see on our vacation.
star-5
Unforgettable experience
Yan_G
, Mar 2022
Definitely worth the money! The pilot was very nice and knowledgeable. The view up form the sky was breathtaking, especially over the north valley where the Jurassic World was shot. Only complaint was our tour had to be rescheduled and then got delayed.
star-2
Not worth the money for the seats we got assigned
Cynthia_A
, Mar 2022
We were so excited to go on this helicopter tour, especially since we were celebrating our anniversary…. Needless to say, at the end of the experience we were not pleased. Everyone else was excited getting off the helicopter, but my boyfriend and I were mutually bummed out without even having to say a word to one another. Don’t get me wrong though, the overall experience wasn’t terrible, however I do feel as though sitting on the right side put us at a disadvantage. Most of the scenes seemed to be best experienced on the left side (either in the front or the back of the helicopter), so majority of the time we had to look past other people’s phones, disrupting our experience. I understand this is a very touristy attraction and people will use their phones (I sure as heck did), but I feel as though our assigned seats on the right side of the helicopter should be at a discounted rate being that we didn’t get the same experience for the same large sum of money that everyone paid to be there. It just wasn’t fair. I feel as though the only good view we got on the right side of the helicopter was of Sacred Falls. Overall, I don’t think it was worth the money and because of the assigned seats we had, I would honestly not recommend booking. Save your money and book an ATV tour at Kualoa Ranch or a spend the morning or afternoon at Kaneohe sandbar!
star-4
Great pilot. Must do adventure!
Sylvia_Z
, Mar 2022
When we got to the three peaks, there was a couple who had hiked to the top! They waved at us big to make sure we saw them!!
star-4
Pilot is awesome!
Sharif_M
, Mar 2022
The pilot and your is excellent. The booking people were a bit rude. They had messaged on the app about a much earlier time to check in. This information was not on the departure details of the actual tour. I didn’t see the long message they sent with the different time and they tried to cancel the tour because I planned to be there when I thought it started. Please update the departure details on the actual tour page so people can plan accordingly.
star-5
A must do experience!
Keith_M
, Mar 2022
I was terrified of helicopters. I could not watch one land without hiding behind something. I got up the courage to take this adventure. It was absolutely incredible. It was like being in a magic flying chair. And do it DOORS OFF !!! This is the kind of adventure that should not be skipped. And kudos to the pilot for making it an adventure to treasure!
star-5
Amazing
Donna_H
, Feb 2022
Amazing helicopter flight. Doors off was exhilarating. Was with my family and my children enjoyed it as well.
star-5
Extraordinary adventure
Harold_L
, Feb 2022
The adrenaline rush flying without a door, having nothing between you and infinity, at 2000 feet traveling 100 MPH! Simultaneously a bit scary and exhilarating! The flight thru Central Valley, the same route taken by the 1st Japanese attack on 12/7/1941, over the Dole plantation, approaching Pearl Harbor was especially moving to this history buff. Plus a great whale siting, mother humpback with calf! Plus one magnificent vista after another, with informative narration by Super Pilot Corey (Cory?)! I’ll remember it always! Highly recommended!!!!!
star-5
Wonderful experience with...
paul_m
, Feb 2022
Wonderful experience with our pilot Sarah! She made us feel comfortable and showed us parts of Hawaii we would have normally seen otherwise.
star-5
Eye in the sky in Oahu.
Dinh_T
, Feb 2022
A great experience! Definitely worth it. Crew were very professional and pilot was very informative. See the island like you’ve never seen it before.

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