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Top 10 Best Things to Do in Oahu

Helicopter Tours

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Helicopter tours are the best way to see Oahu and are a popular top Hawaii bucket list experience. Take in the best views of the natural wonders and landmarks of the island. Fly over Oahu’s top attractions, including Waikiki, Diamond Head, Kualoa Ranch, North Shore, Dole Plantation, Pearl Harbor, Hanauma Bay, Kaneohe Sandbar & more. Fly doors-on for a comfortable ride, or choose a doors-off flight to get a better view and a more exciting flight.

Hawaii Activities has the best selection of top rated Oahu Helicopter Tours. Find the best deals and discounts on helicopter tickets. Here’s your guide to help you find the best Oahu helicopter flight. You can find all of the best Helicopter companies in Hawaii, including Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Paradise Helicopters and Magnum Helicopters.


Frequently Asked Questions


Is there advantage to a doors-off helicopter flight compared to a doors-on flight?

You can still spend a wonderful time seeing great views of the island from doors-on flights, but doors-off flights will give you much better viewing opportunities, unobstructed range for panoramas, and aerial photo taking! You can book doors-off flights in Oahu with Magnum Helicopters and Paradise Helicopters.


What is the best time of the day to fly?

The best time to fly is from 8am - 11am. Mid-morning flights provide the best light and usually best weather conditions and fewer clouds.


Why should I include a helicopter ride on my trip itinerary?

Helicopter tours can be expensive, however, it is the best way for you to see the island and see places you can’t access by car or hiking. We recommend booking your flight at the beginning of the trip, this way you can see what other places you want to add to your itinerary to visit by car.


Does any Oahu helicopter tours provide a scenic landing opportunity?

Yes, Paradise Helicopters has a landing option at Kualoa Ranch. You will land at a remote location on top of a mountain with incredible views overlooking Kualoa Ranch’s famous Jurassic Valley and Kaneohe Bay. A champagne toast is also included and this is a great opportunity to propose.


Which Oahu Landmarks will I see during my helicopter flight?

There are a variety of helicopter tour packages available with different flight itineraries. Some tours show you the entire island of Oahu, or you can choose a tour that focuses on one section of the island. We made a list to help you choose your flight:


  • Circle Island (50 mins to 1 hr 15 mins): Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, Waimanalo Beach, Chinaman's Hat, Kaneohe Bay, Nuuanu Valley, Sacred Falls, Dole Plantation, Pearl Harbor, Famous North Shore Beaches, Waimea Mountains, Leeward Coast, Ko Olina Resort, Makaha Beach, Yokohama Bay. Flight options are available from Ko Olina, Honolulu, North Shore.
  • Valleys & Waterfalls (40 mins): Kaliuwa‘a (Sacred Falls), Ko‘olau Mountains, Kaneohe Bay, Famous North Shore surf breaks, Pearl Harbor. Flight options are available from Ko Olina, Honolulu, North Shore.
  • Honolulu & Diamond Head (30 mins): Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Ala Moana Beach Park, Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head, Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery. Flight options are available from Ko Olina.
  • North Shore (20 mins): Pipeline, Sunset Beach, Sharks Cove, Waimea Bay, Ko‘olau Mountains Flight options are available from North Shore, Turtle Bay.

Top-Rated Activities for Oahu

Latest reviews of Helicopter Tours

Oahu Doors-Off Scenic Sightseeing Helicopter Adventure - Rainbow Helicopters

Doors Off!

2022/11/27 Couples Tyler

We definitely recommend the doors off Royal Crown of Oahu helicopter tour. It was a windy morning but our pilot (Karsen) was awesome. He pointed out many landmarks along the way and provided a bit of background on each.

Magnum Helicopters - Oahu Doors-Off Island Helicopter Tour

Wonderful experience

2022/09/28 Solo Travelers Janene & Benjamin

Such a fantastic trip.

Doug our Pilot was confident and calm, explaining a lot of Hawaii's history and fun facts.

Wish we'd taken the tour our first day to give us a much clearer view of how much there is to see ar... more

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Paradise Helicopters Oahu Scenic Doors Off Flights from Turtle Bay Resort

Totally worth it!

2022/09/06 Couples J Rivera

Exhilarating and beautiful experience. It was amazing to see all the sights we visited from the ground (Pearl Harbour, sandbar, Waikiki etc). The beauty of the island is really highlighted, including the turquoise waters... more

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Magnum Helicopters - Oahu Doors-Off Island Helicopter Tour

Best thing to do on the island!

2022/06/10 Couples Benji M.

This was hands down the coolest thing we have done. not just on the island. but in general. brandon and the whole team were very friendly and funny. made the whole experience above what me and my wife were expecting. bea... more

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Oahu Helicopter Flight from Honolulu - Blue Hawaiian

Worth every penny!

2022/06/02 Families with Young Children Jacqueline

I was a bit unsure about this tour because of the price but my children were incredibly excited to see Hawaii from the air. The tour did not dissapoint and I would recommend the experience to anyone coming to Hawaii!

Magnum Helicopters - Oahu Doors-Off Island Helicopter Tour

Wow!!

2022/04/29 Couples Well impressed

It was a lovely and unique way to see the island of Oahu. To see Waikiki Beach and all the other landmarks from the air was brilliant. Helicopter ride itself was amazing. Our pilot Brandon was friendly, funny and inform... more

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Helicopter Tours (Top 10 Best Things to Do in Oahu), Oahu tours & activities, fun things to do in Oahu | HawaiiActivities.com
Helicopter tours are the best way to see Oahu and are a popular top Hawaii bucket list experience. Take in the best views of the natural wonders and landmarks of the island. Fly over Oahu’s top attractions, including Waikiki, Diamond Head, Kualoa Ranch, North Shore, Dole Plantation, Pearl Harbor, Hanauma Bay, Kaneohe Sandbar & more. Fly doors-on for a comfortable ride, or choose a doors-off flight to get a better view and a more exciting flight.