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Honolulu helicopter tours that immerse you in the natural beauty of Hawaii.

Rainbow Oahu Helicopter tour above iconic island coastline

Royal Crown of Oahu

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60 minute helicopter ride Oahu. Experience Oahu's most picturesque locations as your helicopter tours the South Shore, North Shore, Windward Coast, Ko’olau mountains, Sacred Falls and more. This royal ring Oahu helicopter tour gives you a front row seat to the island's best landmarks and attractions.

Rainbow Oahu Helicopter Tours - Flying Above The Sacred Falls Waterfall, Oahu Landscape

Isle Sights Unseen

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45 minute Honolulu helicopter tour. A unique side of the island awaits when you take to the sky in this unforgettable Oahu helicopter tour. Fly above Diamond Head, the Ka’a’awa Valley, Sacred Falls, Maunalua Bay, Lanikai Beach, Makapu’u and more in this remarkable helicopter tour of the islands best unseen sights.

Rainbow Oahu Helicopter Tours - Path To Pali Passage Landscape

Path to Pali Passage

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30 minutes. Experience breathtaking views of Oahu as your helicopter tours Waikiki and Diamond Head crater. See the best of the Windward Coast and explore the inland passages of the Nu’uanu Pali cliffs and rainforests. Experience Hawaii as you’ve never seen it before in this stunning Oahu helicopter tour.

Oahu Helicopter Tours | Rainbow Helicopter landed on cliff

Proposal Flight – Romantic Landing

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60 minutes. Wow your significant other with an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind romantic Oahu helicopter charter. Experience an exclusive landing tucked away above a stunning private valley.

Waikiki Heli Tour, spectacular aerial view of Honolulu with Diamond Head in the background

City by the Sea

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20 minutes. See the beautiful skylines of Oahu as your helicopter tours the pristine beaches of a tropical paradise above a world-class city. Experience the city's best sights including the Waikiki shoreline, Diamond Head, Punchbowl Crater, Pearl Harbor and more in this awesome Oahu helicopter tour.

Rainbow Helicopters Scenic Landing and picnic, Oahu. Private Charter

Luxury Picnic at Scenic Landing

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2 hours. Choose your helicopter for up to 6 guests. See Oahu in style and enjoy a world-class private helicopter tour of the island with an exclusive landing and stunning views. Experience includes fresh gourmet lunch, local juices, champagne, Wailua Estate chocolates and Hawaiian flower leis.

A couple sharing a kiss on a Rainbow Helicopter tour

Romantic Proposal Flight

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30 minutes & up. Propose in-flight! A private helicopter tour for two over Oahu is filled with romance. There is no better way to say "I want to marry you!" than from way up high in the sky in a private helicopter.

“AWESOME!!! Amazing views and fantastic information about the island. Staff were exceptionally friendly and efficient. My husband and I took a private doors off tour, with Tony as our pilot. My husband doesn’t tolerate heights well, but felt safe and enjoyed the tour!! I love heights and LOVED it!!!”

JANET ROMERO  •  APR 2023

Robinson R44 helicopter landing.above private valley.

Experience the beauty of Hawaii from above.

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with a Honolulu helicopter tour and discover the breathtaking sights and stunning vistas of Oahu. Rainbow Helicopters invites you to soar above the turquoise waters, taking in the island’s iconic landmarks and hidden gems that can only be fully appreciated from the air.

From the majestic Diamond Head crater to the pristine white sand beaches, you’ll witness the natural wonders of Oahu, including the enchanting Sacred Falls and the lush rainforests that adorn the island’s interior. Prepare to be amazed as you catch glimpses of Makapu’u, the North Shore, and Pearl Harbor along the way.

Airbus Astar helicopter seats six guests.

Premium helicopter flight experiences.

Guests enjoy their choice of premium helicopter flight experiences aboard our Airbus Astar or Robinson R-44 helicopters. We offer a variety of daytime helicopter tours, sunset tours, romantic proposal flights and luxury picnic experiences.

Rainbow Helicopters offers a range of daytime helicopter excursions, captivating sunset tours, romantic proposal flights, and luxurious picnic experiences. No matter the occasion, our helicopter flights provide an unparalleled perspective of Oahu’s natural splendor.

Additionally, we cater to custom flight experiences such as aerial photography charters for film and advertising, as well as private flight instruction. Our warm spirit of aloha and a friendly multi-cultural staff ensure that every guest who flies with Rainbow Helicopters becomes part of our Ohana.

Robinson R44 helicopter with Doors Off.

Enjoy panoramic views with the doors off!

Elevate your Honolulu helicopter ride to new heights by opting for the exhilarating “doors off” experience. Rainbow Helicopters offers this extraordinary opportunity to take in the stunning sights of Oahu without any barriers.

Feel the wind rushing through your hair as you enjoy panoramic views and capture unforgettable moments from above. With the doors off, your photos will be crystal clear, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the beauty of Oahu.

Fly doors off no charge.
Customize per passenger at checkout..

Rainbow’s helicopter pilots bring the aloha spirit!

Exceptional service and aloha spirit.

At Rainbow Helicopters, we take pride in providing exceptional service and embodying the true spirit of aloha. Our friendly and courteous staff is committed to making your Hawaii helicopter ride the most memorable part of your vacation. Whether you’re a first-time flyer or a seasoned adventurer, we go above and beyond to ensure your comfort and satisfaction.

From the moment you step onboard, you’ll feel the warmth of our Ohana and experience the genuine hospitality that makes Hawaii so special. Fly with us and discover why Rainbow Helicopters is synonymous with the aloha spirit.

Helicopter tour map

Map of Rainbow Helicopters Oahu Tour Routes and durations 2023

What are Honolulu helicopter tours?

Prepare yourself for an adventure filled with fun and excitement. Honolulu helicopter tours enhance the overall experience and showcase the unparalleled beauty of Oahu. From the stunning landscapes to hidden gems, you’ll have the opportunity to witness the very best that Oahu has to offer.

Explore sights that are otherwise inaccessible and discover why a helicopter tour is one of the top activities in Waikiki, Honolulu, Ko Olina, and beyond. It’s an experience that will leave you with unforgettable memories of Oahu’s magnificent landscapes and an appreciation for the wonders of aerial exploration.

Flying in a helicopter

Embarking on Honolulu helicopter tours provides a unique opportunity to grasp the lay of the land and gain a comprehensive understanding of Oahu’s landmarks and history. As you take to the skies, you’ll witness the intricate relationship between your accommodation, the stunning beaches, Waikiki, Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, Sacred Falls, and other notable sights.

At Rainbow Helicopters, we take it a step further by offering the doors-off option completely free of charge. Our lineup of top-rated Oahu helicopter tours conveniently departs from Honolulu International Airport, with complimentary shuttles available to ensure a seamless and hassle-free experience. Choose Rainbow Helicopters and book direct at rainbowhelicopters.com for an unforgettable adventure and witness the wonders of Oahu from the sky.

Enjoy premium flight experiences aboard our Airbus Astar and Robinson R44 helicopters.

Rainbow Helicopters Oahu helicopter tour flying above iconic Hawaiian coastlines
Rainbow Helicopters Oahu helicopter tour flying above iconic Hawaiian coastlines
Rainbow Helicopters Oahu Airbus Astar helicopter diagram with seating chart
Rainbow Helicopters Airbus Astar interior seating

Airbus Astar

SEATS 6 GUESTS

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Known for its outstanding proven track record, the Airbus Astar has a spacious and comfortable cabin and panoramic interior for optimum visibility.

Rainbow Helicopters Oahu Robinson R44 helicopter flying above lush green forest in Hawaii
Rainbow Helicopters Oahu Robinson R44 helicopter flying above lush green forest in Hawaii
Rainbow Helicopters Oahu Robinson R44 helicopter diagram with seating chart
Rainbow Helicopters Oahu flight instruction

Robinson R44

SEATS 3 GUESTS

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High performing and reliable, the R-44's open cabin design provides unobstructed views for great pictures.

Honolulu helicopter tours FAQ

Absolutely! Honolulu helicopter tours offer a unique and awe-inspiring experience, allowing you to witness the island’s natural beauty from a breathtaking perspective. You’ll soar above stunning landscapes, iconic landmarks, and hidden gems that are inaccessible by other means. The bird’s-eye view and the thrilling sensation of flying make helicopter tours an unforgettable adventure.


The best time of day for a helicopter tour in Oahu largely depends on personal preference. Morning flights often provide clearer skies and optimal lighting for photography. Midday flights offer vibrant colors and a different perspective of the island. Sunset tours offer a romantic atmosphere and the chance to witness the island bathed in golden hues. Ultimately, any time you choose will provide a fantastic experience.


It’s generally recommended to arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled helicopter tour. This allows time for check-in, completing any necessary paperwork, and attending a pre-flight safety briefing. Arriving early ensures a smooth and stress-free start to your experience, and it allows the tour operator to maintain their schedule for all passengers.


While most individuals can enjoy a helicopter tour, there may be certain health restrictions to consider. Pregnant women, individuals with heart conditions, back problems, or recent surgeries may need to consult their physician before participating. Additionally, those with motion sickness may want to take appropriate measures, such as taking medication or opting for a forward-facing seat in the helicopter.


Yes, you are typically allowed to bring your camera or phone on a helicopter tour in Oahu. In fact, capturing the stunning views from above is highly encouraged. However, it’s essential to secure your belongings properly during the flight to prevent them from falling or interfering with the helicopter’s controls. It’s also advisable to check with the tour operator for any specific guidelines regarding photography equipment.


In the event of inclement weather, the tour operator will prioritize the safety of passengers and may reschedule or cancel the flight. Helicopter tours are subject to weather conditions, such as heavy rain, fog, or strong winds, which can affect visibility and flight stability. It’s recommended to contact the tour operator ahead of time or on the day of your scheduled tour to inquire about weather-related updates.


Yes, most helicopter tours in Oahu provide informative and entertaining narration or commentary during the flight. The pilot or a designated guide will share interesting facts, historical information, and point out notable landmarks and sights along the way. This enhances the experience by providing valuable insights into the island’s culture, geography, and attractions.


Depending on the tour operator and the type of helicopter used, it may be possible to request a specific seating arrangement. While not guaranteed, most companies strive to accommodate passengers’ preferences whenever possible. It’s recommended to contact the tour operator in advance and make your request known. Keep in mind that seating arrangements may also be influenced by weight distribution for safety reasons.


The minimum number of passengers required for a helicopter tour in Oahu varies among tour operators. Some tours may have a minimum requirement of two passengers to ensure the flight is financially viable. However, there are also tour operators who offer shared or group tours where individual passengers can join a scheduled flight without a minimum requirement. It’s best to check with the specific tour operator to understand their policies regarding minimum passenger numbers. If you’re traveling alone or have a small group, inquire about the availability of shared tours or if they can accommodate your request.


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