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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.

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Latest reviews of Helicopter Tours

Great first flight

2021/05/31 Families with Young Children Rachel Price

We had the best flight! It was our first time on Oahu. This was a wonderful way to see the island from the air before we started exploring. We had a great pilot who was very knowledgeable. We will definitely be doing thi... more

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Wind in my hair

2021/05/26 Families Tiffany

This was definitely one of my favorite experiences. I highly recommend it. You see the island in all of its beauty. Also arrive a little early so you can get to film an extra little film on site.
Make sure you bring go... more

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Amazing experience!

2021/05/23 Families The Newsoms

Everyone was incredibly nice and helpful and Went out of their way to make sure it was a Great experience. Evan was not only a great pilot, but a great tour guide as well.

Best way to see the island!

2020/02/06 Friends MsTravelGal

This is by far the best (and quickest) way to see the whole island of Oahu! I was amazed that in just a little over an hour we were able to see all of the major attractions of the whole island!

We saw everything from ... more

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Amazing O'ahu Island Flight

2020/01/25 Families Chris

Aloha!

We had an amazing flight enjoying overwhelming views of the island, amongst others the North Shore, beaches, mountains, volcanos, Waikiki, Pearl Harbour and a waterfall. Our very experienced pilot Miguel explai... more

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Pilot/guide friendly and knowledgeable

2020/01/18 Families with Young Children Frequent flier

It was all saftey 1st, then a very educational and friendly flight.

Ground staff at "check-in" however could be friendlier...we fliers are investing quite a bit: our futures and our cash.

Smiles cost nothing but ca... more

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Helicopter Tours (Helicopter & Airplane Tours), 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.