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

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From $325.00

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  • 45 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


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 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

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)

A slow loop above mighty Diamond Head lets you peer directly into one of Oahu's most famous landmarks.

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve (Pass By)

You continue over crystal clear Maunalua Bay and head towards the island’s rugged eastern shores and Hanauma Bay’s spectacular reefs.

Additional Info

  • 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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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

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

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Featured review
This was by far the best activity my friend and I did in Hawaii. It was somewhat of a last minute decision but the BEST decision. The views were incredible!! We felt very safe even with the doors off and had a great time with our pilot, Paul. Highly recommend!! It's a must-do for anyone who visits
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Breathtaking views.
Elena_C, Nov 2022
Wonderful experience, breathtaking views with doors off, friendly and helpful team. Professional pilots.
Floating Over Oahu
Mike_G, Nov 2022
Gorgeous “helicopter-only” views and the pilot dealt with the turbulent winds really well. Kept it smooth. Can’t beat a helicopter your gif seeing the entire island I’m 45 minutes!!
Breathtaking views
Jamie_A, Nov 2022
Such an amazing experience. Our pilot was really nice and informational.. He went the extra mile to get us in close to the sacred waterfall so we could get amazing photos! We did the doors off tour and I can’t wait to do one again! I will say it’s super windy, so if you don’t like a ton of wind, do the doors on tour! This is a must do while in Hawaii 😀
So much fun!
Cory_H, Nov 2022
Amazing flight! The pilot And crew were great! We saw the best rainbows and sights! Would recommend to everyone.
Devin_A, Nov 2022
Everything! The views were incredible. Words cannot describe the beauty of it all. Our pilot was great. Ride was smooth and provided a lot of education regarding the land
Amazing Experience
BELINDA_A, Nov 2022
This was an amazing experience. Our pilot was great. We hit rain a few times and has a little bit of turbulence but it was fun! Beautiful scenery. Pilot was very knowledgeable and pointed out really cool stuff! Well worth the money!
Worth every cent.
David_D, Nov 2022
I was in the front sitting next to the pilot and had some good conversation while he talked to us about the area we were exploring. I felt at ease while we were checking out the area. I would definitely do it. Good money spent! Doubt you'll get better pics of the island than this experience.
The trip overall was...
Kendel_G, Oct 2022
The trip overall was fantastic it could have been a little bit more knowledgeable from the pilot and also the speaker system inside the helicopter could have been better we could hear each other talk better overall great experience
Meet the rainbows
Danyan_N, Oct 2022
Corey was an awesome pilot and tour guide. We also got lucky with the weather, so we saw quite a few rainbows during the ride. It’s really the most valuable experience during our stay on the island
The views from above were...
Alexander_G, Oct 2022
The views from above were worth the cost. Our pilot (Corey) was great. It seemed a lot longer than time allotted
Definitely worth doing!!
kelli, Oct 2022
I sent my husband and son on this ride for husbands birthday! My son (21) reckoned it was the best experience in his life. Husband thought it was fantastic too. Worth doing for sure!
One of the best tours to do
Peter_V, Oct 2022
What a wonderful way to see Hawaii. The pilot gives tells you everything you see and makes sure you get stunning pictures. 5 stars
Unforgettable amazing flight!
Evan_S, Oct 2022
The whole ride was amazing and exciting I will never forget this expirance! Riley the pilot was so very awesome and I would recommend him to anyone! So very expiranced, shared so much info about Oahu, and took us to amazing sights that we will never forget!
Jim_R, Oct 2022
The staff and pilot were very professional and made us feel comfortable for our first time in a helicopter.
Great flight! Harley was...
Greg_G, Oct 2022
Great flight! Harley was totally familiar with the island and explained the entire island and answered all our questions. Can’t recommend this flight enough!
Denise_Y, Sep 2022
Cory tipped the helicopter over the beach so that we could see a sea turtle and suddenly it hit me, just how maneuverable helicopters are! Pretty exciting!
Andy_F, Sep 2022
Amazing way to see the island, especially if your time is at a premium. Really safe and great views of some incredible and varied scenery that you simply would not get from a road tour.
Kyle was an excellent...
David_M, Sep 2022
Kyle was an excellent pilot and informative guide. Beautiful pictures taken. Highly recommend Rainbow.
This is the first time my...
Victor_M, Aug 2022
This is the first time my kids have been here, and just seeing how happy they were made all the better for me.
Amazing experience
Kathleen_S, Aug 2022
A 10 out of a 10 amazing like a dream we keep thinking about it after it will definitely be a great memory


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