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

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Isle Sights Unseen - 45 Min Helicopter Tour - 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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Departure Point

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

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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 - 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 - Doors Off or On.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Isle Sights Unseen - 45 Min Helicopter Tour - 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 - Doors Off or On.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Isle Sights Unseen - 45 Min Helicopter Tour - 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 - Doors Off or On.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Isle Sights Unseen - 45 Min Helicopter Tour - 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 - Doors Off or On.

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Seeing the island from a...
Ricardo_L
, Sep 2021
Seeing the island from a different perspective was just amazing! Pilot Bastian for sure made the experience a more pleasant one with his narrating.
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Worth it
John_B
, Sep 2021
Having the doors off was not scary but it was definitely windy. They suggested and we did wear jeans and a long sleeve shirt. We appreciated they gave us phone cases to wear around our neck that allowed us to still take photos and not loose the phone. We definitely got to see a lot more than we had been seeing on the ground. At the end they did offer us a video of our experience - we passed given how much we had already paid for the experience.
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Breathtaking & Memorable Tour of Oahu!
Lisa_B
, Sep 2021
I surprised my family with the doors off private tour. Safety video, personal affects locked up & phone pocket lanyards issued, we hopped aboard a golf cart & driven to the helipad. After a few pics, we boarded, were strapped in & outfitted with headphones & mics allowing us to communicate during our flight. Our first time in a helicopter, Nicole, our pilot (who also happens to be the owner) immediately put us at ease, asking us about ourselves & our trip. As we prepared to take off. In the air, it was far less windy & much smoother that I thought it would be despite a bit of weather. As we flew over the beautiful island, Nicole pointed out sights and points of interest, shared interesting info about each & was happy to answer all of our questions along the way. I highly recommend this tour. If you've never been in a helicopter or even if you have, just do it! It's the best wat to see the island! While it was a big splurge for us it was SO worth it to see my teenagers excitement & to have this incredible memory none of us will ever forget. MAHALO, Nicole & everyone at Rainbow Helicopter Tours for an incredible experience. We'll see you again next time we visit Hawaii!
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Horrible!
Leyla_A
, Sep 2021
Seats very uncomfortable! Passengers who seat on right side can see only ocean side, but most interesting view on left side!
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The Best Experience
Hanifa_H
, Sep 2021
The Best experience of my life. We did the door off private tour and had an adventurous experience. It does get windy up there so for those with neck problems pls wear a jacket. The pilot was great and explained every location as we passed by… I recommend to try this helicopter ride 100%. It’s a lifetime experience flying over heaven …. Hawaii is beyond beautiful
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Fun experience
Chia_M
, Sep 2021
If you’re wanting to do a helicopter tour, this is probably one of the prettiest places to do it! :) Our pilot was very knowledgeable and kind! :) We had a great time! I booked a private tour for just the two of us and saw breathtaking views. The first 20 mins on the flight were probably the most magical as you take off and start to see the beautiful sandy beaches from up top. :)
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Friendly (Josh) pilot who...
Robert_C
, Sep 2021
Friendly (Josh) pilot who was really good about pointing out a variety of sights and was interested in the customers experience and excited about what we were seeing
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Amazing experience
Dean_D
, Aug 2021
Incredible experience! Sarah, our pilot was professional and talented as well as knowledgeable guide. She maneuvered the chopper into the valleys with the waterfalls and other highlights. A definite must!!!
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Best way to see the island!
Sharon_R
, Aug 2021
This was the highlight of our trip! The staff at Rainbow Helicopters was excellent. We felt confident that our flight would be flawless and it was. Our pilot, Cat, was friendly informative and extremely competent at piloting the helicopter. We had a wonderful tour and highly recommend this experience! Viator made it easy as well.
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Great experience
Mary_B
, Aug 2021
Sarah our pilot was amazing, even on a cloudy day, she made the flight a wonderful trip. The staff was friendly and helpful, a very safe trip
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