Oahu: Helicopter Tour with Doors On or Off

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Activity provider: Rainbow Helicopters

Oahu: Helicopter Tour with Doors On or Off

Activity provider: Rainbow Helicopters

From US$ 345 per person

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

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
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

Take a scenic helicopter flight over Oahu and marvel at the island's highlights from the air. Choose between a shared or private tour option to best suit you. See Waikiki Beach, Makapu’u Lighthouse, the Chinaman's Hat, and much more.

Begin the helicopter adventure with a flight over 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)
Not suitable for
  • People diving up to 24 hours prior
  • People over 260 lbs (118 kg)

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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

  • Jacket
  • Long pants
  • Hair tie
  • 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 the Robinson R44 helicopter
  • Only passengers weighing 100 lbs or more may fly with the door off in the 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 81 reviews

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Outstanding tour from beginning to end. Kyle, our pilot/tour guide was the ultimate professional and well versed in Hawaii history, heritage, and distinguished sites. This is the best way to take a snap shot quick tour of the entire island. I highly recommend Rainbow Helicopter Tours to any one seeking a blast of a time in Hawaii. You will not be disappointed!

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March 25, 2023

Such an incredible experience! Our pilot, Joey, also doubled as a wonderful tour guide--he answered all of our questions about the island while we were flying. The whole team made us feel really safe, and the entire experience was one of our favorite activities during our trip to Oahu.

March 25, 2023

Absolutely amazing!! Our pilot Bastion was excellent and very informative throughout our whole tour! We chose to do doors off and highly recommend, the views were spectacular, this was an experience we will never forget! LOVE LOVE LOVE Novictor helicopter tours!!

March 25, 2023

Product ID: 163494