Oahu: Waikiki 20-Minute Doors On / Doors Off Helicopter Tour

4.7 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: Rainbow Helicopters

Oahu: Waikiki 20-Minute Doors On / Doors Off Helicopter Tour

Activity provider: Rainbow Helicopters

From US$ 260 per person

View the city of Waikiki from a new perspective with this exciting helicopter tour. Fly over some of the island's most iconic sights like Pearl Harbor and Diamond Head, as well as famous beaches from above the crystal waters that surround the island.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 20 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Private or small groups available


  • View the iconic city skyline from a unique perspective
  • Soak up the city views while you glide over the coastline, famous for its white sand and blue waters
  • Experience some of the island's most famous landmarks: Waikiki beaches, Punchbowl crater, Diamond Head and Pearl Harbor
Full description
Explore Waikiki's mesmerizing views from above, all with live commentary from your guide! Start off your tour over Honolulu Harbor and move along the white sandy beaches until you see the Ala Moana Center. See the Magic Island's popular picnic grounds before you soar towards the famous Waikiki beach. Keep an eye out for surfers, swimmers and sunbathers alike! Then, begin the climb over Diamond Head where you might spot a few hikers before you approach the famous Punchbowl Crater. Wrapping up the tour, you’ll glide toward Pearl Harbor, home to the USS Arizona Memorial. The port is steeped in history and surrounded by the beauty that is Oahu.
  • Helicopter tour around Oahu
  • Live tour commentary
  • Straps and cases for cell phones
    Not suitable for
    • People diving up to 24 hours prior
    • People over 260 lbs (118 kg)
    • People with motion sickness

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    Meeting point

    Follow the Rainbow! Follow our Rainbow Helicopters parking signs to the guest parking. Then follow the signs into the Castle and Cooke entrance and down to the end of the hall. Please arrive at least 60 minutes before your scheduled flight for check-in.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Jacket
    • Long pants
    • Hair tie
    • Closed-toe shoes

    Not allowed

    • Intoxication

    Know before you go

    • Intoxicated passengers will not fly; the operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or appear to be intoxicated, and they will be charged in full
    • 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
    • For guests weighing 260 lbs or more, a weight and balance fee is required to balance the aircraft
    • For guests weighing 260 to 279 lbs, a fee 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
    • All passengers 24 months and older must purchase a full-fare seat
    • If you plan to scuba dive within 24 hours of the flight time, you may not take part
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 11 reviews

    Review summary

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    My bff accompanied me on the doors of helicopter ride. All of the staff were engaging and welcoming from the time we arrived until when we departed. Riley (our pilot) was knowledgeable and very engaging. I HIGHLY recommend booking this excursion. You will NOT regret it!

    February 8, 2023

    Experience was good. Pilot was knowledgeable. Sites we were shown we beautiful! I’m only giving a 4 star for the weather. Weather is always in and out with cloud and a lil rain. Because of the weather we didn’t get to see all the mentioned sites based off the ticket purchase. However they still utilized the whole 45 min ride and detoured us to other spots

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    July 7, 2022

    Great experience! Knowledgeable, professional, fun and the flight was beautiful!

    April 2, 2022

    Product ID: 163503