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

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Isle Sights Unseen 45 Min Helicopter Tour

From $345.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 45 minutes
  • Flight time: 45 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • Parking Fees
  • Phone Strap
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Rainbow Oahu Helicopter Tours
    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

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

Diamond Head State Monument (Pass By)

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve (Pass By)

Lanikai Beach (Pass By)

Kaaawa (Pass By)

Dole Plantation (Pass By)

USS Arizona Memorial (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Total weight per passenger: 280 lbs
  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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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We enjoyed the ride very much, the views are quite amazing from up especially the waterfall and Jurassic Park entrance scene location.


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Incredible helicopters tour
Bellot_Q, Sep 2023
That was amzing , the tour is perfect . You have the most beautiful view you can have of O'ahu. Mahalo
Amazing views.
Bulent_O, Sep 2023
We enjoyed the ride very much, the views are quite amazing from up especially the waterfall and Jurassic Park entrance scene location.
45 mins of amazing views
Steve_J, Sep 2023
So well organised. Extremely friendly and professional. Amazing all round. We saw so much of the Island, highly recommend
Beautiful waters and only way to see sacred waterfall!!
Randy_D, Aug 2023
Such an amazing way to see the island. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, thanks Kerry, and we had a great time!
Nan_D, Aug 2023
A must do!! Jojo, our pilot, was very knowledgeable and a great guide. We flew over Diamond Head, saw where Jurassic Park was filmed, and literally flre OVER a rainbow!
Great experience!
eniko_t, Aug 2023
Great experience, beautiful views, knowledgeable pilot Derrall explained everything. Loved it❤️! Don’t forget tipping, saw people walking away, it is not a cheap ride but try to calculate that in.
Went from stunning to scary.
Welby_F, Aug 2023
Everything was going well - beautiful views!!- til 25 mins into our 45 min flight, the pilot announced there was “something wrong with the helicopter” and we needed to head back to the airport. She didn’t elaborate and we didn’t ask but we were scared the helicopter was about to crash ! Those are words you do not want to hear way up high ! My son was scared enough flying on a helicopter but that made it far worse. As we left, paramedics arrived leading us to think there was something wrong with the pilot. Had she not said anything we never would have known something was wrong- we didn’t sense the helicopter or she was struggling in any way. I was so happy to have a female pilot and she seemed confident and kept calm no matter what was going on. Despite that it’s going to be a long time I’m sure before my kids get back up in a helicopter. The company did give us credit for a shortened tour. I wonder in retrospect if I should have asked for a refund? But I’m not a Karen.
Excellent Adventure
Peter_N, Aug 2023
My 16 year old daughter and I LOVED our time during this tour. Our pilot was friendly and informative. We chose the doors off option and we were glad we did. I wound recommend a long sleeved shirt as it hit a little chilly.
Best ever tour
Robert_B, Aug 2023
I have to say this trip way exceeded our expectations. We have never done anything like this before and oh my god what an amazing experience. Our pilot Tony was so informative and so much fun and fully engaged with us the whole flight. If you are thinking about this trip go for the doors off tour can't say enough about how good it was and the views of the island no comparison.
Best day of our life...
Walyberth_C, Jul 2023
Best day of our life super friendly. I recommend everyone to get this at least once in their life time
The knowledge of the...
Charles_N, Jul 2023
The knowledge of the pilot about all of the features and special parts of the islands and the animals that live there. As well as other attractions to try out.
Loved flying over the...
DENNIS_R, Jul 2023
Loved flying over the beaches, the mountains, and Pearl Harbor. Beautiful way to see the island. Our pilot gave great information and i was confident that we were safe.
An experience of a lifetime. Have to do this!!
Montana_D, Jul 2023
This was mine and my partners first trip to Hawai’i. It was absolutely amazing to be able to experience Hawai’i from Rainbow Helicopters. The views were incredible and we both felt very safe and secure flying with Alex!
Saimon_H, Jul 2023
Love the helicopter ride! Such an amazing experience. The staff were friendly and sweet. Very helpful. Our captain was really sweet and told us a little more about the island.
Darryl was in command of...
John_G, Jul 2023
Darryl was in command of the helicopter and it made this 1st time flyer comfortable He was knowledgeable and fun Darryl - that you for your service to our Country
Josh and his team were...
Gabrielle_B, Jun 2023
Josh and his team were great. Smooth easy process. We fly without the doors which sounds a little scary but totally safe.
2 Times in One Day!!!
Jonna_O, Jun 2023
Amazing!!! Beautiful!!! A trip of a lifetime!!! We did it, and then turned around and did it again!! Yes, 2 times in one day!! We did it, then went back and got more friends and family to do it! Worth every penny!!!
Amazing views and wonderful flight
Greg_S, Jun 2023
Really enjoyed our flight - our pilot Kerry was excellent and gave us lots of good information about the island. The views were spectacular and it was an amazing experience.
The best out of all adventures on O'ahu!
Ida_F, May 2023
As a person that's afraid of highs, dors-off helicopter was probably the most terrifying thing I ever done. But it was worth every penny and would do it again without hesitation!! Amazing pilot/guide. The view over the mountains and Pearl Harbor was great, especially after being ther. Climbing the mountains was great but seeing the island from the air is way better! You could really see the Arizona under water. I would recommend all to choose dors-off because the windows blurs the pictures. Don't worry, they give you phone cases to hang around you're neck so you don drop it! The 45 minutes flight was perfect since you got to fly across the island as well. P.s. bring a long-sleve shirt for the wind.
Mile High Club
Michelle_H, May 2023
Exceptional your worth every penny! Things were a little scary going over the range! Professional, Articulate & Fun guide(Jojo)

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