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Rainbow’s best helicopter pilots — reviews from our guests.

HONOLULU HELICOPTER TOURS  •  OAHU, HAWAII

Rainbow’s best helicopter pilots are well versed in Hawaiian culture, history and geography and deliver an unforgettable experience that customers love.

Rainbow Helicopters best helicopter pilots are exceptional professionals with years of flight experience, dedicated to providing a safe, informative and fun helicopter tour while viewing the natural beauty of the Hawaiian landscape. Rainbow’s helicopter pilots fly our colorful helicopters within viewing distance of the most iconic sights, like lush rainforests and majestic waterfalls. They are dedicated to sharing the natural beauty, culture and scenery while sharing personal insights into Hawaii’s diverse culture.

Come with us above the clouds and enjoy awe-inspiring views of the Oahu’s spectacular Hawaiian landscape. Experience a once in a lifetime helicopter tour of Oahu, narrated by a highly-trained pilot and guide that will show you the breathtaking views of world famous waterfalls, lush green valleys and so much more! Rainbow’s helicopter pilots are dedicated to giving you a comfortable and engaging experience while providing guests with an informative story of Hawaii’s rich history.

Awesome experience doors off! Riley our pilot was fantastic!”

KABREN  •  DEC 2021

Amazing pilots
  1. "What a blast. Pilot made it very fun. He didn't do any crazy maneuvers and was super safe. We did doors off and loved it...even at 2500 feet."
    Dick Morgan • May 2024
  2. "Thumbs up and all hands on deck on this awesome tour! Fantastic piloting & narration flew us over the entire island of Oahu. Open-doors highly recommended, but dress for the wind. Stunning!"
    Michael • May 2024
  3. "Exceptional. Well organized and anticipated everything. Fantastic pilot. He didn't do any high speed maneuvers. Lol. Thanks for a great experience."
    Dick Morgan • May 2024
  4. "This may have been my confusion, but I Thought our flight was supposed to be my in-land (to see some waterfalls that can't be seen from roads or hiking in?), but our flight just went on the outskirts of the island. I wasn't sure if this was due to the fact that the weather was not as great that day or just my misunderstanding. However, we still really enjoyed our flight and did get to see some areas we had not seen from the ground. Our pilot was very friendly and knowledgeable, and all other staff were very friendly as well. Overall, a great experience."
    Marcy Hall • Apr 2024
  5. "Our tour around Oahu by air described our Hawaiian vacation beautifully. Also, being it was my first time in a helicopter, I was a little apprehensive, but the pilot gave me a flight to remember. My family and I loved it! Thank you. We’d recommend Rainbow Helicopters to everyone!"
    Yoko Giarratano • Apr 2024
  6. "The tour was breathtaking! The pilot was so informative and not only showed us the island safely, he gave us so much knowledge on what we were seeing. This was the best tour of my life!!"
    Maddie • Apr 2024
  7. "Great experience and I highly recommend Freddy the pilot. He was knowledgeable of the entire island and very careful while flying and educating our group."
    Geronimo Jorge • Apr 2024
  8. "The flight was absolutely spectacular. Joel was an amazing pilot and very knowledgeable about the island. There are views, such as the Sacred Falls waterfall, are something that you can only see from the sky since it was closed to hikers since 1999. I would highly recommend the helicopter tour by rainbow helicopters to anyone!"
    Hartz Jodi • Apr 2024
  9. "It was a great tour. The pilot was fantastic with his flying skills and his knowledge of the sites as we flew over them."
    James C • Apr 2024
  10. "Fantastic flight over the island Oahu! Pilot gave very good information about things to see while flying over it. Also she (yes! a woman pilot!) was very friendly. We recommend this company for sure!"
    Reinhardt Eijsbroek • Mar 2024
  11. "Fantastic flight over the island Oahu! Pilot gave very good information about things to see while flying over it. Also she (yes! a woman pilot!) was very friendly. We recommend this company for sure!"
    Reinhardt Eijsbroek • Mar 2024
  12. "What an amazing adventure. We did the private 45mn doors-off. Saw a hunchback whale, playing dolphin, giant sea turtle. Friendly staff, our pilot Turner is very communicative which we liked a lot and he gave us interesting info. He spotted the sea animals first! Rainbow Helicopters: highly recommended!"
    Marlijn Franken • Mar 2024
  13. "We recently went to Hawaii to celebrate our 50th anniversary and included a helicopter tour of Oahu with Rainbow Tours. It was fantastic, and I would do it again and recommend it completely. Mike, the pilot, was wonderful. He took us around the whole island, showed us Pearl Harbour, the Dole plantations, pointed out interesting spots and beautiful landmarks. Definitely the highlight of our visit."
    Martin and Terrie W • Mar 2024
  14. "Staff was friendly and helpful! Pilot Joel was very good and informative. Flight was awesome! Views were spectacular!"
    Todd Laird • Mar 2024
  15. "Wonderful experience. Scenery was fabulous and included so many of the famous landmarks and sites. Pilot Kieran was informative, charming and funny. The only concern was front seat for two passengers is an extremely tight squeeze. I have mobility issues, so the tour is a great way to see and experience all the wonderful things, without all the walking. Highly recommend "
    Lee Ann Dalling • Mar 2024
  16. "Excellent tour. Very experienced pilot. Received good information. Flight was very smooth. Would recommend"
    Wayne Reddekopp • Mar 2024
  17. "This was an amazing heli tour and Darrell at the controls was a superb pilot and extremely informative and personal…. Would definitely recommend and do the tour again!!!"
    John Abshire • Mar 2024
  18. "Tour was fantastic and fun! The welcome staff were warm and friendly. My first-time on a heli so getting a birds eye view of Oahu was amazing. We saw rainbows, waterfalls, and the beautiful beaches. Darrell did a nice job of giving insight to cool facts about Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, and the tidbits about the local communities. The only downer...if you are seated in seat 1 and 2 request to be moved because you're next to the pilot console, we felt a bit cramped. Other than that this tour made our Valentine's day super memorable."
    John • Feb 2024
  19. "Joel was a great pilot ! He was thorough on everything before take off , and we felt super safe with the staff . During the flight he answered all our questions about the island and sites we seen . He told us lots of info about the island and history and showed us cool spots and sites. Definitely worth every penny , and a memory me and my daughter will cherish and remember forever ! Also they let you view video after before purchasing , so if thinking of getting a video , wait until you view it after your flight to see if your satisfied with the quality before paying ! Thank you again Joel + Staff !"
    Cboyne • Feb 2024
  20. "We were lucky to fly out on a sunny day. The sights were beautiful and the doors open option was thrilling. Our pilot, Joel, was also friendly and entertaining. Overall a core memory for my finance and I. Would do again."
    Nino Crisostomo • Feb 2024
Smooth helicopter rides
  1. "Great experience coupled with a great staff = great time. From the moment I booked the flight it was a top notch experience. Reception called me minutes after I booked to confirm I received the email with parking instructions and everything was good to go. Arrived and followed the well documented signage to the designated area and we were off. Even on a super windy day everything was super smooth and felt like first class passengers on a first class trip the entire time. Would highly recommend."
    Erick McKitterick • Apr 2024
  2. "Excellent tour. Very experienced pilot. Received good information. Flight was very smooth. Would recommend"
    Wayne Reddekopp • Mar 2024
  3. "Hey guys this was an awesome tour. I loved it. It was windy somewhat but the pilot was an awesoem pilot he kept it nice and smooth for us Def would recommend this helicopter tour to anyone out there. They give very detailed information about the island while on the tour."
    Karl Martin • Feb 2024
  4. "We’re a 65 year old couple looking for a unique experience but unsure the doors off option would be too “adventurous” for us. We’re so glad we did! Pilot Daryl made the trip super smooth and we felt totally safe and comfortable the entire trip. He did an excellent job narrating and explaining the areas of the island we visited. We even got to see sea turtles and beaching whales! We’ve traveled a lot and we’d post this as one of our lifetime experiences."
    Todd Lehman • Jan 2024
  5. "An incredible way to see Oahu! I wish I had done this as soon as I arrived because you get a really good understanding of the island and where everything is. Our pilot Josh did a wonderful job at explaining all the different sights and was great at giving us a heads up whenever there was turbulence (only happened twice and very briefly). I generally get motion sickness when I travel but Josh was very smooth with take off and landing. I highly recommend the experience! You’ll never forget it"
    Cecilia Montoya • Jan 2024
  6. "I recently had the opportunity to take a helicopter ride in Oahu, Hawaii, and it was an absolutely breathtaking experience. From the moment we took off, the panoramic views of the island's lush green mountains, cascading waterfalls, and stunning coastline left me in awe. The pilot, Kyle, was knowledgeable and provided interesting commentary throughout the flight, enhancing the overall experience. The smooth and comfortable ride, coupled with the unparalleled beauty of Oahu from above, made this helicopter adventure a definite highlight of my trip. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking a unique and unforgettable way to explore the island."
    Arturo Andaya • Jul 2023
  7. "Incredible, incredible tour! Tobias was a great pilot, it was a smooth ride and fantastic views! This was definitely a "bucket list" must! This was an unforgettable experience for my guests from Okinawa, Japan. Highly recommend this tour!"
    Laverne Higa • Jun 2023
  8. "Beautiful view of the island. Staff was professional and helpful. Ride was smooth. Open doors is very windy… but great view!"
    Riley • Jun 2023
  9. "A big shout out and amazing job well done to the folks at Rainbow Helicopters! My fiancé and I have recently experienced a tour around Oahu with the Romantic Proposal landing. The staff went to great length to go along with the surprise proposal and helped ensure no hints or spoilers occurred. The collaboration and communication between the staff and I was excellent, as well as the amazing tour. My fiancé and I were able to see the various points of interests including the sacred falls, coastal shores and Mountain views. Our pilot and guide Kyle, did an excellent job and so did our photographer Mark. I highly recommend both of them as well as choosing Rainbow Helicopters for your Oahu tours. I experienced everything I expected, including the awesome landing at the private mountain side of Kuoala Ranch. It was such a smooth magnificent journey."
    Carlo Kimpo • May 2023
  10. "Alex was fantastic. Gave us great views of the North Shore, Diamond Head, and other sights. The ride was much smoother than expected. Would definitely do again."
    Tara • Apr 2023
  11. "Really Cool Tour. We saw loads of the island, the pilot was overly knowledgeable and it went really smooth. Would recommend"
    Rob • Apr 2023
  12. "Everything from the signage, facilities, crew and helicopter was great. The crew was welcoming and made the check-in process very easy, and along with their smiles made our first experience awesome. Our pilot Oliver was outstanding and interacted constantly with us, pointing key landmarks; the flught was smooth alll the way from beginning to end. Thabks for the amazing experience!!!"
    Luis Medina • Mar 2023
  13. "My wife and I really enjoyed the ride. Tobias our pilot was excellent and did a great job of pointing out most all of the top landmarks. The flight was smooth and comfortable all the way around the Island. The only downside was the time passed way too fast! Thank you Tobias for an experience of a lifetime."
    Tim Fleming • Mar 2023
  14. "Carson was an incredibly smooth pilot. Did an amazing job and was knowledgeable about the island. This tour was hands down the highlight of the week!"
    Mike • Jan 2023
  15. "An amazing experience!! Our pilot, Kyle, was awesome!! Our ride was very smooth and we saw some great views!"
    Lorran Morgan • Jan 2023
  16. "It was awesome!!!!!!! Such a smooth ride. Wonderful staff. Harley, our pilot, was great, answered questions and explained everything we were seeing. Even got little history lessons. The views are absolutely breathtaking. I would highly recommend it, worth every penny. Will definitely do it again"
    Maggie Rehm • Dec 2022
  17. "Great views of Oahu! My first time doing doors off and first time my husband went in a helicopter ride (doors off too) and we both had a blast. Josh was our pilot who has been flying at least 10 years. Fantastic pilot , very smooth ride. Would do this again!"
    Nancy • Sep 2022
  18. "Amazing tour! Highly recommend taking the “doors-off” option. Our pilot was professional and informative. Cory did an amazing job of ensuring a safe/smooth ride, while also pointing out the sights. Props to the ground crew as well. Best way to see Hawaii! Mahalo!"
    Terri & Jim • Sep 2022
  19. "Awesome ride. Harley kept the helicopter smooth. He provided great info, while still allowing us just to enjoy the ride. Truly amazing sights. Only complaint I have is that there was no confirmation/final invoice provided or sent following the trip."
    Julie Williams • Aug 2022
  20. "Organized, efficient, professional, and safe. I remarked to my wife as we drove away about how smooth the operation was."
    John • Jul 2022
Knowledgable staff
  1. "This may have been my confusion, but I Thought our flight was supposed to be my in-land (to see some waterfalls that can't be seen from roads or hiking in?), but our flight just went on the outskirts of the island. I wasn't sure if this was due to the fact that the weather was not as great that day or just my misunderstanding. However, we still really enjoyed our flight and did get to see some areas we had not seen from the ground. Our pilot was very friendly and knowledgeable, and all other staff were very friendly as well. Overall, a great experience."
    Marcy Hall • Apr 2024
  2. "Great experience and I highly recommend Freddy the pilot. He was knowledgeable of the entire island and very careful while flying and educating our group."
    Geronimo Jorge • Apr 2024
  3. "The flight was absolutely spectacular. Joel was an amazing pilot and very knowledgeable about the island. There are views, such as the Sacred Falls waterfall, are something that you can only see from the sky since it was closed to hikers since 1999. I would highly recommend the helicopter tour by rainbow helicopters to anyone!"
    Hartz Jodi • Apr 2024
  4. "Amazing experience, pilot was extremely knowledgeable about the island. 10/10 would recommend."
    Sean owens • Feb 2024
  5. "This tour was our first time in a helicopter and now likely won’t be our last. Turner was the best pilot! Felt safe and secure even with the yaws and bumps. Doors off is the way to go! He was very knowledgeable and the right amount of chatty for us. We say parts of the island we would not have seen otherwise! Rainbow and staff very attentive and professional from the start. Everyone said hello and goodbye and asked how our flight was. It was an hour that didn’t seem like one at all!"
    Alex Vuolo and Laura Morency • Feb 2024
  6. "This was an amazing experience. Our pilot Darrell was skillful, knowledgeable, friendly and informative. He made sure we had the chance to see the sights from both sides of the helicopter so everyone had a view. He had great recommendations and insider tips. The advance crew was professional and focused on safety. They answered our questions and ensured we were ready for a safe flight."
    Jeffrey Smith • Jan 2024
  7. "Our doors off flight was amazing. JoJo was our knowledgeable and wonderful pilot. It was a clear ang sunny day so we had beautiful views of the island. It was amazing to see the different terrains which can only be seen by air. The hour tour went by quickly and I would recommend this tour highly."
    Susan S • Dec 2023
  8. "Emily did a awesome job piloting the helicopter around the island. She put my wife and I at ease with our anxiety of being our first time in a helicopter. Friendly and knowledgeable definitely recommend Rainbow Helo."
    Ray • Dec 2023
  9. "Our pilot was awesome and super knowledgeable! Believe it was the best part of our trip! Thank u"
    Tranae M • Nov 2023
  10. "Amazing experience! I feel like I know the whole island now! It's great to be able to drive around and say you have seen everything from above! Very knowledgeable and friendly pilot and great ground crew. 10s across the board! Will definitely recommend."
    Kyle K Fischer • Oct 2023
  11. "Super friendly personnel and great pilots! Great tour with knowledgeable and educated pilots! Will do it again on my next trip to Hawaii. Also, $160 cheaper than some of the other competition."
    John R. • Oct 2023
  12. "Amazing experience! Super friendly staff that was very welcoming, and a pilot that was knowledgeable, funny, and professional! So great, I'm doing it again in a couple of days! Highly recommend!"
    John R. • Oct 2023
  13. "Absolutely incredible! My favorite experience of our Hawaiian adventure. The 60 minute tour was everything we hoped it would be. Doors off is the way to go if you want an adventure in the sky. Everything we saw plus the knowledgeable pilot, it was amazing."
    Naomi Gerace • Sep 2023
  14. "We had an amazing tour! Our pilot, Kyle was incredible. Very knowledgeable, fun and interacted well with everyone. The views from above were even better than we expected. And we were so glad we did the tour with the doors off."
    Christine Richards • Sep 2023
  15. "Our pilot Tony was very knowledgeable and the tour was relaxing and scenery breathtaking. The flight was calm and well narrated."
    James Crafts • Sep 2023
  16. "Incredible experience. Pilots are knowledgeable of the island and entertaining (not to mention, safe!)."
    Michael • Sep 2023
  17. "Best family adventure ever! Tobias was our pilot and he was so knowledgeable about the island. Do it when you first arrive on the island so you can see everything without having to drive, then you can decide where you want to spend more time…we did our tour with the doors off and all 4 of us enjoyed it. Would definitely do it again and I highly recommend them!"
    Rose Tigner • Sep 2023
  18. "Rainbow Helicopters was very professional, friendly, competent, and made me feel safe. Joel was my pilot. He was very knowledgeable about the island and great at piloting the aircraft. I would fly with them again and highly recommend!!"
    Lisa M. • Sep 2023
  19. "Amazing experience. One cannot imagine the scale of the volcanic activity that once was. Kieran was pilot on my flight and he really was knowledgeable and engaging. I sat in front with doors on and the other passengers were in back with doors off. Thank you also to the lovely reception staff who were very professional and welcoming. Best regards and Mahalo. Leanda Bradshaw Tasmania Australia"
    Leanda Bradshaw • Jul 2023
  20. "Thoroughly enjoyed our one hour tour without doors. Staff was efficient and friendly before and after the ride. Our pilot, Kyle, was very personable and knowledgeable about the Island, but most importantly a great pilot."
    Patricia Kotila • Jul 2023

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