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

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

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icon45 minutes  (Approx.)
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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
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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

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Returns to original departure point
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.
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Diamond Head State Monument
A slow loop above mighty Diamond Head lets you peer directly into one of Oahu's most famous landmarks.
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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
You continue over crystal clear Maunalua Bay and head towards the island’s rugged eastern shores and Hanauma Bay’s spectacular reefs.
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Lanikai Beach
You spy the little lighthouse perched above the cliffs of Makapu’u as you round the Eastern Shore and over the longest stretch of beach on the entire island of Oahu. Follow the Ko'olau Mountains up the Windward Coast to world-renowned Lanikai Beach and the aptly-named Chinaman’s Hat resting on the water.
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The pilot guides your helicopter into the pristine forest and jagged cliffs of the magnificent Ka'a'awa Valley. Hold on tight as you fly deep into the mountains for a panoramic view of Oahu's highest waterfall, Sacred Falls.
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Dole Plantation
You head back towards the airport with a passage over the mountains and the island's inland sea - Dole Plantation's "Pineapple Sea".
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USS Arizona Memorial
This incredible tour doesn't end until you have completed a solemn pass by Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial.
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Rainbow Helicopters
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Isle Sights Unseen - 45 Min Helicopter Tour - 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
See all safety measures taken by Isle Sights Unseen - 45 Min Helicopter Tour - Doors Off or On.
What is the policy on sanitization during Isle Sights Unseen - 45 Min Helicopter Tour - 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
See all safety measures taken by Isle Sights Unseen - 45 Min Helicopter Tour - Doors Off or On.
What is the social distancing policy during Isle Sights Unseen - 45 Min Helicopter Tour - Doors Off or On?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Isle Sights Unseen - 45 Min Helicopter Tour - Doors Off or On.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Isle Sights Unseen - 45 Min Helicopter Tour - 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
See all safety measures taken by Isle Sights Unseen - 45 Min Helicopter Tour - Doors Off or On.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Since you chose to fly with the doors off, I suggest you bring a light jacket or a sweater and if anyone in your party has long hair, please bring a hair tie. "" See review
  • "Do the doors off, you'll get the best views ever!" See review
  • "This was a great tour and it’s worth the money." See review


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Amazing views, best way...
, Nov 2021
Amazing views, best way to get a different view of the island. Josh was an incredible pilot, smooth ride. Felt like watching a documentary as you ride around the island. Highly recommend if you're able to do it. Staff was nice and informative, pleasure to ride with them thank you
Awesome experience
, Nov 2021
Toby was an awesome pilot. He was funny and new the history of the sites we were viewing. The ride was very smooth and the route was amazing.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Do it do it do it
, Nov 2021
This was such a cool experience to see Oahu! We did the doors off tour, but are thinking next time we’d prefer to have them on.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Was it a fluke???
, Nov 2021
While the flight and the pilot were great….we were told to be there 45 min before our flight and we were. We were scheduled for 5pm flight and we didn’t get in the air until 5:45 or later. We completely missed the sunset and the second half of our flight was well past dusk. Additionally, we were supposed to be in a 45 min flight, due to their delay in getting us in the air, we were limited to a 30 min flight. After two ppl complained about time & light slipping away, the manager came out and claimed that they had a radio issue that delayed all flights. However, this was never communicated to any of us upon arrival. All of us had been there at 4:15. What is a bit fishy is that one of the workers indicated that they were waiting on another group that were delayed. That group showed up an hour late & were immediately tended to when we were all sitting waiting. Our full flight had been waiting since 4:15. I am assuming that this is a fluke experience, and would give them the benefit of the doubt as the flight itself was amazing. Additionally, I typically would never comment on someone’s hygiene, but one of the workers had really bad body odor. It was easily detectable through my cloth mask and when we were outside getting ready to board the aircraft. Would be understandable if he had been working outside in the heat all day, but the office is indoors and air conditioned.
It was my first time in a...
, Nov 2021
It was my first time in a helicopter and I really enjoyed Josh it was very informative and the sights were beautiful I would recommend it for anybody
For the 1st time on a...
, Nov 2021
For the 1st time on a helicopter tour this was terrific great Wonderful Excellente Unforgettable What definitely tell Friends how great it was
Absolutely beautiful and breathtaking scenery
, Nov 2021
The wonderful scenery and hospitality was amazing once in lifetime experience, made you feel welcome
, Oct 2021
Josh provided great information without being intrusive to the experience. Loved coming into Pearl harbor and having that visual.
Worth ever penny. A fantastic experience.
, Oct 2021
Sarah the pilot was very knowledgeable and he flying skills were incredible. Our best experience on the island so far.
Flying over the coral...
, Oct 2021
Flying over the coral Reefs and Mountains was awesome. This was our last full Day in Oahu, and Just seeing and overview of what we had seen on land was great. Saw things we didn’t know about and will Definitely come Back to see Next time.

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