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Oahu helicopter tours


6 Oahu Helicopter Tours that immerse you in the natural beauty of Hawaii.

Rainbow Oahu Helicopter tour above iconic island coastline

Royal Crown of Oahu


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


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


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


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


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 Luxury Picnic with Scenic Landing

Luxury Picnic at Scenic Landing


2 hours. 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


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.

“Great experience! Definitely something to do. The hour long flight was just long enough and the pilot, Kyle, was knowledgeable and personable. Having the doors off is worth it for the unobstructed views and experience.”


Kualoa Ridge Robinson R44 helicopter landing.above private valley.

See the best of Hawaii like never before.

Experience the best of Oahu’s breathtaking sights and stunning vistas as you fly around the islands in an Oahu helicopter tour with Rainbow Helicopters. Soaring over the turquoise waters, you’ll venture around Diamond Head’s crater, fly past white sand beaches and catch a glimpse of the best landmarks only visible by air such as Sacred Falls and the dense rainforests found on the interior of the island. A sampling of iconic sites you may see include Makapu’u, the North Shore, and Pearl Harbor.

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 is also available for custom flight experiences including aerial photography charters for film and advertising as well as private flight instruction. With a warm spirit of aloha and a friendly multi-cultural staff, everyone who flies with Rainbow Helicopters becomes a member of our Ohana.

Robinson R44 helicopter with Doors Off.

Fly with the doors off!

Ready to take one of the most breathtaking helicopter adventures in the world? Make your helicopter tour twice as epic by asking for “doors off” on an Oahu helicopter tour. As you fly above the island’s best and most stunning sights, the wind will breeze through your hair as you take in the gorgeous panoramic views and unforgettable sights – the best that Oahu has to offer.  With the doors off, your photos will come out even clearer without a window in the way.

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

Rainbow’s helicopter pilots bring the aloha spirit!

Aloha flies here.

Our friendly and courteous staff is committed to making your flight the most memorable part of your Hawaiian vacation. With a warm spirit of aloha our friendly multi-cultural staff is known for providing outstanding personalized service.

What are Oahu helicopter tours?

You may ask, what are Oahu helicopter tours? The answer is: an Oahu helicopter tour is a unique experience that gives you an amazing view of Hawaii like you have never imagined.

When you take in the sights riding in a helicopter, high in the air, you get a truly unique perspective of all that there is to see on Oahu. You will see much more than is possible in a day of ground travel because helicopters are fast, making the entire island accessible in a short period of time.

Oahu helicopter tours are fun and exciting. The helicopter ride enhances the activity experience and beauty of Oahu. You can see the best sights in Oahu that are inaccessible any other way! One of the best things to do in Waikiki, Oahu, Honolulu, Ko Olina etc. is to experience a helicopter tour.

Flying in a helicopter

Flying in a helicopter helps you understand the lay of the land, where you are staying in relation to various beaches, Waikiki, Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head as well as how Oahu developed throughout history by seeing all the sights from the air. Photography and video from the air is incredible, it just can’t be beat from a doors off helicopter tour!

We happen to offer the doors-off option absolutely free. All of the top 6 Rainbow Helicopters Oahu tours depart from Honolulu International Airport and there are free shuttles available.

Booking direct from is always the best.  When your tour is booked online from us, the official owner operator, you know you will receive the best customer service. We love what we do and hope you book your Oahu helicopter tour today!

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



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



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

Oahu helicopter tours FAQ

Oahu offers several fantastic helicopter tour options, but some of most popular ones are from Rainbow Helicopters, Oahu’s largest operator of helicopter tours. Each company offers unique experiences, so it’s worth checking their websites or reading reviews to find the one that suits your preferences.

The cost of a helicopter tour in Oahu varies depending on factors such as the duration of the flight, the route, and the company you choose. On average, prices can range from $200 to $500 per person. Some companies may also offer special packages or discounts, so it’s a good idea to check their websites or contact them directly for accurate pricing.

Age and weight restrictions may vary depending on the tour operator. While most companies allow children of all ages, some have minimum age requirements. As for weight restrictions, they are primarily in place to ensure a safe and balanced flight. Generally, the maximum weight limit per seat ranges from 250 to 300 pounds. It’s essential to check with the specific tour operator for their restrictions.

It’s recommended to wear comfortable clothing, including a light jacket or sweater as the temperature inside the helicopter can be cooler than on the ground. Avoid wearing hats or loose items that may be blown away by the rotor wash. Additionally, dark-colored clothing is advisable to minimize reflections on the helicopter’s windows, which can affect photography.

The duration of a helicopter tour in Oahu can vary depending on the route and the company. Most standard tours last between 45 minutes to 1.5 hours, providing ample time to see the breathtaking landscapes and landmarks of the island. Some companies also offer extended tours or customized experiences, which can last up to a couple of hours.

Yes, helicopter tours in Oahu are generally safe. Tour operators prioritize safety and adhere to strict regulations set by aviation authorities. They employ experienced pilots who undergo rigorous training and conduct regular maintenance checks on their helicopters. It’s essential to choose a reputable tour operator with a good safety record and follow all safety guidelines provided during the tour.

Absolutely! Most helicopter tours in Oahu allow passengers to take photos and videos during the flight. In fact, capturing the awe-inspiring scenery from above is one of the highlights of these tours. However, it’s essential to follow any safety instructions provided by the pilot and avoid obstructing the view for other passengers.

Yes, helicopter tours in Oahu operate year-round, subject to weather conditions. Oahu enjoys a relatively mild climate, making it possible to take helicopter tours throughout the year.

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