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Rainbow Helicopters latest video highlights by our customers.

APR  •  2023

Outstanding customer service and top traveller-rated Oahu helicopter tours

Rainbow Helicopters takes pride in the fantastic customer reviews we earn from our guests who enjoy the best helicopter tours Oahu has to offer. We receive many 5-star reviews for our doors-off helicopter tours that offer breathtaking views of Sacred Falls Oahu and other spectacular sights. We are known for our outstanding customer service and providing the best aerial views Oahu has to offer. The best helicopter rides Oahu offers create unforgettable memories that last a lifetime for your Hawaiian Island vacation. Thank you to our guests for letting us know that they had a wonderful time on our helicopter tours of Waikiki!

Rainbow Helicopter’s guests experience a once in a lifetime helicopter tour of Oahu, narrated by a highly trained pilot and guide who showcases breathtaking views of world-famous waterfalls, lush green valleys, and 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. Our five-star customer reviews say it all, it’s simply the best helicopter tour Hawaii! has to offer!

With professional pilots and a selection of colorful Rainbow helicopters, you’ll be able to see the most iconic sights of Honolulu, like lush rainforests and majestic waterfalls. Rainbow Helicopters is the best way to enjoy helicopter tours Oahu and see all of its natural beauty. There are plenty of awe-inspiring views of the Oahu’s spectacular Hawaiian landscape to enjoy during your helicopter excursion above Oahu.

Honolulu Helicopter Tours


Rainbow Helicopters offers spectacular Honolulu helicopter tours on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. We also provide luxurious private charters and specialized flight services such aaerial photo / videography and flight instruction.

See Oahu’s most iconic sites

Waikiki Skyline
Surf Beaches
Diamond Head
Makapu’u Lighthouse
Windward Coast
Lanikai Beach
Ko’olau Mountains
Kaneohe Bay
Chinaman’s Hat
Ka’a’awa Valley
Sacred Falls
North Shore
Banzai Pipeline
Waimea Bay
Dole Plantation
Pearl Harbor
USS Arizona Memorial
Turtle Bay Resort
Kea Boat Harbor

  1. "I highly recommend this tour. The ride was truly breathtaking. Our Pilot Kyle was amazing and was very knowledgeable of the island."
    Shay Steen • May 2023
  2. "Amazing sites and fabulous information provided by our pilot Joey. Would 1000% recommend!"
    Jolene • May 2023
  3. "Such a cool experience. I live on the island so it was really neat to see everything from above. The views are stunning, and our pilot entertained us with facts but it wasn't overbearing commentary. I wish there was a way to book my seat ahead of time because the customer by the door took social media videos the entire time, so I had to crane my neck back and forth to see the views. Also, the flight video wasn't worth it for me. I thought the camera would've been set up outside the helicopter, but it was more like a dashboard cam. Overall, fantastic!! I plan on doing this again!"
    Jessica • May 2023
  4. "Really fantastic experience - recommend it to anyone. Excellent commentary by the pilot. Very exciting!"
    John Dell • May 2023
  5. "We had the best time on this tour! Our pilot Kerry was very knowledgeable about the island and made us feel at ease! Highly recommend to anyone!"
    Jen Struebing • May 2023
  6. "JoJo did a great job showing us the sites! It was a beautiful tour! Thank you for convincing us to do it doors off! It was awesome!"
    Belinda O'Neill • May 2023
  7. "Me and my partner did the doors-off tour. Best thing ever! Tony, the pilot, was very informative and was able to share with us amazing views and tell us rich history of the island."
    Michael Mastelero • May 2023
  8. "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
  9. "We did a private, Royal Crown of Oahu, doors off tour. It was worth every penny. There are no words to describe this experience, JUST DO IT! It was by far the best excursion we've ever booked while on any vacation. The staff was very friendly, helpful, and efficient while prepping everyone to takeoff on time. Our pilot was Alex and he was amazing. He was very informative and knowledgeable of the entire island. He flew us over everything Oahu has to offer. To say the views are beautiful and breathtaking is an understatement. I literally cried... more than once. Lol. Simply gorgeous and incredible. We highly recommend doing a private doors off tour. One, you don't have to share the experience with anyone but your group and two, you get to sit next to the door with absolutely nothing blocking your view. Omg! I can go on and on. 100000% the best! We're in Oahu for a week. Flew in on a Friday afternoon and did this first thing Saturday morning. The best decision ever! We've been driving around visiting all the places we saw from the sky. We're actually considering doing it again before we leave. This time with no cameras or gopros so we can just sit back and enjoy the views. Definitely going to request Alex for our pilot if possible. You will not regret this experience, Rainbow Tours is the best!"
    Dominga & Art Monreal • Apr 2023
  10. "Fabulous! I was flown over place I had already seen and places I had not been able to visit yet! Pilot was well trained and knowledgeable and the ground crew were professional and very kind to my family who waited for me. Highly recommend!"
    Howard Kemper • Apr 2023
  11. "Had so much fun, great way to see it all in one hour!"
    Chris • Apr 2023
  12. "Our tour was amazing!!! JoJo was a fabulous pilot - so kind and knowledgeable of the island. He did a great job answering our questions. We did the doors-off tour, and I highly recommend it! I was very hesitant (mainly because of my fear of heights) but the views from air were simply breath-taking. JoJo took us by a waterfall, and it was so beautiful! It was incredible to see Pearl Harbor from the air, too. If you can, take the 60-minute tour - you won't regret it! Also, a big thank you to the ground crew and office staff. They were so professional and kind the entire time! We had to wait a few minutes before getting into the helicopter, and the conversations we had with the crew on the tarmac was great! They were so fun to be around! Thank you again and I will definitely be recommending Rainbow Tours to everyone!"
    Jonathan & Abbie • Mar 2023
  13. "Amazing views, the only way to see some of the most beautiful island features"
    Randi Andersen • Mar 2023
  14. "Awesome experience, start to finish 5++ stars!! Staff were wonderfully informative and friendly, yet conveyed the required safety info clearly and professionally! Always felt they had it together, at every moment. I work as an aviation maintenance tech at a major airport. I know how a good ground crew can make or break an operation, and these people just plain nailed it. Really GREAT team ! Now on to the RIDE ! Captain of our Ship was Kyle. I cannot possibly say enough positive things about his skill, personality, professionalism and obvious passion and dedication to his craft. A true artist (without the quirks, lol). I can honestly say the only thing wrong was I wish we had the whole evening. Kyle checked every possible box. Rainbows, waterfalls, whales!! He was super knowledgeable about the island (I wish we would have done the tour FIRST!). We had a slightly ‘airsick’ passenger. As such, Kyle accommodated her condition, whilst not watering down the experience for the rest of us. Bravo, Captain! Doors off is absolutely the way to go! I was on the outboard right side, and completely loved it. I’d go every day with Kyle, though I’m sure the rest of the pilot group is of similar caliber talent ( but request Kyle if you can - he’s that good - makes it seem ridiculously easy. And I know it is not!). Am I satisfied? Completely. Would I recommend Rainbow? Without hesitation. Enjoy your adventure- we certainly did!!! And a special final thanks to Kyle - I will never forget that flight !"
    Keith Groesbeck • Mar 2023
  15. "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
  16. "It was amazing! Our pilot Joey was very knowledgeable and fun as a guide. We were on a doors off tour and I would recommend it even for someone apprehensive about it. You get full view of the beautiful island and some areas you may not be able to get to on the ground."
    Nik C • Mar 2023
  17. "One of the most epic experiences with my son. from the pilot to the views, I cant recommend this more. Thanks for the awesome tour JoJo. I will be doing this again in the future for sure!!!"
    Aaron Bloom • Mar 2023
  18. "I would have given 5 stars if I could have gotten the video I prepaid for. I know I will get reimbursed but a corrupted video really kinda sucks"
    Bill K • Mar 2023
  19. "It was amazing, words can’t describe the view"
    Ken • Mar 2023
  20. "We had Tobias as are captain and had an absolutely amazing experience. Tobias was very knowledgeable about the island and was able to take us to some amazing places. We choose the doors of experience and it was the perfect choice for are group. I would 100% recommend doing this if you can. You will get views of the island most people never see."
    John Senn • Mar 2023
  21. "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
  22. "This is a great addition to any Oahu vacation! Our pilot was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the entire island. He pointed out all major areas and would pause so we could snap pictures. Great experience!!"
    Bernie K • Mar 2023
  23. "Was an amazing Helicopter Island Tour with Tobias! Tobias was an expert Driver, he knows everything about the Island! I will recommend the company for my friends! Mahalo Tobias! Tank skal du ha Tobias! :)"
    Norbert Nemeth • Mar 2023
  24. "After 36 years in the Army, one more helicopter ride is not on the agenda. But my wife had never flown and it was my 70th birthday, so what the heck. We were so impressed from the front desk staff to the ground crew to the pilot Jo Jo to the beautiful well maintained aircraft, nothing could have been better. Except of course, the wonderful landscape and waters surrounding O’ahu. Thanks so much for a fantastic lifetime experience."
    Jim Eggleton • Mar 2023
  25. "The ride was super cool and saw a bunch of Rainbows in the sky."
    Devendrasingh Tantod • Mar 2023
  1. "Highlight of our trip! This is the best way to see the island. Kyle was a great pilot, very informative and our little girl loved talking on the mic and Kyle was entertaining her."
    Horacio Payan • Jun 2023
  2. "Alex was a great pilot!"
    Stephen C Patton • May 2023
  3. "So amazing! The staff is so friendly! We did the doors off tour and I would highly recommend it! Our pilot JoJo was so great!"
    Abby Keophaphone • Apr 2023
  4. "Didn’t see the waterfall I booked for but overall was well; staff and pilot were great."
    Lindsay • Apr 2023
  5. "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
  6. "Awesome tour! Worth the money!"
    Zac • Apr 2023
  7. "The whole experience was amazing. Tony explained every location in detail. I can clearly mark a bucket list item with complete satisfaction. Thanks Tony!"
    Carlos • Apr 2023
  8. "Really Cool Tour. We saw loads of the island, the pilot was overly knowledgeable and it went really smooth. Would recommend"
    Rob • Apr 2023
  9. "Absolutlely amazing! Alex was wonderful!"
    ashley templeton • Apr 2023
  10. "We had an amazing experience! Everyone was so kind and helpful. Matt was an awesome pilot! I would highly recommend Rainbow!"
    Angel Ernsberger • Mar 2023
  11. "We had an awesome time! Oliver was a great pilot and host, giving us the landmarks and information. He was on the watch for whales, spotting some and circling back around for us to see. A highlight of our final spring break with kids leaving for college."
    max eddings • Mar 2023
  12. "This was the highlight of our trip. Doors off made it even more memorable. Seeing the island from above gave us a completely new perspective. Our pilot Harley was so informative, with the various landmarks and history, not to mention great piloting skills on a very windy day."
    David Evans • Mar 2023
  13. "Amazing experience! Everyone at Rainbow was super friendly and helpful. Our pilot, Oliver was knowledgeable and pointed out a lot of the sights during our flight. This was a bucket list item, and it exceeded my expectations! By the way, doing the flight with doors off is the way to go!"
    Samantha • Feb 2023
  14. "Awesome flight, from the start at the office to the flight, everything was great. the ground crew were professional at every step and Kyle, our pilot was wonderful. He pointed out so many areas along the flightpath that we would not have noticed. The trip was worth every penny and we will definitely do it again."
    Tony Marvez • Jan 2023
  15. "Our lady helicopter pilot was exceptional as was the tour!! More than either of us excepted! Thank you!!"
    Carolyn Redden • Jan 2023
  16. "Perfect way to see Oahu in a truly majestic experience firmly recommend to get a flavor of the island. Felt safe the whole time and perfect amount of time in the air"
    Alex • Dec 2022
  17. "Really awesome flight! Pilot was excellent! Saw the island from a perspective you don't get anywhere else."
    Rory Brown • Nov 2022
  18. "This is an experience that will literally and proverbially take your breath away. Take the doors off and hold on! Don't miss this one Thank you Harley (Pilot) for making it look easy!"
    Justin Davenport • Nov 2022
  19. "Riley was great, very knowledgeable about the sites! We had a great time with a doors off experience! 10/10"
    Brooke • Oct 2022
  20. "The flight was amazing.! The pilot was great. We had Riley and he did a wonderful job with the tour. Very informative and fun! Would definitely do again!"
    Wendy saxton • Oct 2022
  21. "Not gonna lie, but I was a little nervous leading up to the flight, but I should not have worried, because our pilot, Joey was fantastic. Between his excellent flying and his knowledge of the island, it was a memorable experience. I highly recommend this excursion with this company."
    Connie • Oct 2022
  22. "FAR OUT! I'm 62 and my 1st time in HI Aloha! Online reservations are super easy. Easy to locate event. Well prepared video training. All staff were friendly and professional. Riley, our pilot, has THE BEST JOB EVER! Can you imagine my excitement when I saw I was going to be seated in the "co-pilot" seat?!!! Sheer joy I tell you. Riley's obviously well experienced and did not disappoint in sharing his flying skills. I got fantastic videos and images!!!! We will be back. Mahalo!"
    Mary Brennan • Oct 2022
  23. "The staff was wonderful and our pilot Kyle had great knowledge of the island and made sure both sides of the helicopter got great views. It was a wonderful trip!"
    Lia Jennings • Sep 2022
  24. "Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Cory our pilot was awesome. He made sure we got all views both sides of helicopter so all could see and very knowledgeable about the island. Best experience ever will be back to do it again. Thank you staff for being so amazing!!! High light of our day"
    Teri Stevens • Sep 2022
  25. "Awesome experience! Kyle was great. Doors off is a must. Will do again!"
    Chris • Sep 2022
  1. "Beautiful view of the island. Staff was professional and helpful. Ride was smooth. Open doors is very windy… but great view!"
    Riley • Jun 2023
  2. "We had the most amazing experience. The first booking we had, we were able to take off in the helicopter, but we were unable to do the entire Pali route due to weather. I was so sad, then the staff turned it around and made sure that we got the full experience, offered to reschedule us, and were the kindest people. These employees are amazing!!! I can't remember the name of the girl who helped us reschedule and took care of us, I think it was Kamalani, but she was the SWEETEST! Rainbow Helicopters truly took care of us and we had the most amazing experience because they also upgraded our second trip!!! BEST HELICOPTER COMPANY EVER, BEST EMPLOYEES ♥️ -jacob & shelby"
    Jacob and Shelly • May 2023
  3. "Wow what an amazing experience we had , was a surprise for my niece, my friend and her daughter they had such a great time we all had a great time, perfect whether . Our pilot Riley was very informative during the flight, and all the other staff were super friendly . This is a most do while in Hawaii, I highly recommend it. Thank you so very much rainbow helicopters!!! Mahalo"
    Oana Ivanoff • Apr 2023
  4. "It was amazing ….. Mahalo"
    Carlos caballero • Feb 2023
  5. "Oliver was great! Lots of fun."
    Leslie Dean Barker • Feb 2023
  6. "We had a wonderful experience, our pilot was very informative and patient. We were celebrating my 6 years old Birthday, she had a good time ."
    Rita • Nov 2022
  7. "Mardi le 4 octobre, nous avons fait un tour d’hélicoptère avec Joey de Rainbow helicopter, ce fut vraiment une expérience magnifique malgré les quelques nuages (Normand a voyagé la porte ouverte… ho la la) . Les vues sur Honolulu, les plages , la mer et les montagnes sont absolument fantastiques. Merci pour votre professionnalisme et votre accueil chaleureux . Aloha "
    Jacinthe Deschenes • Oct 2022
  8. "An awesome experience. Oliver was great flying the helicopter and letting us know what we were seeing during the trip. Highly recommended. Thanks"
    Mark • Oct 2022
  9. "Oliver was our pilot he was so awesome!!! We had the best time, breathtaking views, if your contemplating whether to do this, this is your sign !! Do it !!! Was the best experience and best part of our trip."
    Julia • Sep 2022
  10. "Amazing!"
    Marco • Aug 2022
  11. "I would do it again!!"
    Bruce Cornwell • Aug 2022
  12. "The helicopter tour of Oahu was one of our favorite things to do! Being able to see the island from that perspective was breathtaking. We would highly recommend this company and their island tour."
    Beth Dunwody • Aug 2022
  13. "We had a great trip with Rainbow Helicopters. There was another couple of the trip with us that had their door off which we were surprised about. We thought that booking a doors on tour meant all doors would be on."
    Keren • Jul 2022
  14. "It was an absolutely amazing experience! The best part of our trip for sure. Excellent customer service, very safe and super interesting! Thank you very much!"
    Kate • Jun 2022
  15. "Amazing! Oliver was super friendly and great pilot."
    Asmira • Jun 2022
  16. "Rainbow helicopters was an awesome experience! The staff was very informative and made the process so simple and fun! Our pilot Riley did such a good job pointing out landmarks and explaining the history of the island. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone! Thank you to the Rainbow Helicopter team. 12/10 experience!"
    Mark • May 2022
  17. "Great views, just wish we had selected a longer tour!"
    Holly Wingfield • May 2022
  18. "Nice trip, perfect day!"
    Gusztav Heiner • Apr 2022
  19. "Avisome, amazing. Was a perfect day with Rainbow Helicopters. Highly recomended."
    Gusztav Heiner • Apr 2022
  20. "Corey was great! It was an awesome experience and the views were breathtaking! Definitely a must do while visiting!"
    Donald Carter • Apr 2022
  21. "Amazing crew and beautiful tour! Can’t"
    Shannon Byrd • Mar 2022
  22. "Went with rainbow cause you guys had the newest looking helicopters, you guys did not disappoint. My family had an incredible time and this has been our favorite helicopter tour so far. Our pilot was fantastic and it was a smooth flight around the island. Thank you!"
    Jason Tepes • Mar 2022
  23. "Awesome helicopter ride"
    Adilia • Jan 2022
  24. "Loved it! Thank you so much."
    Karen Ponton • Nov 2021
  25. "I recommend you give it a try because you will love and enjoy the ride, as well as the sights"
    D • Nov 2021

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Royal Crown of Oahu


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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.

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Waikiki Sunset


50 minutes. Enjoy a world-class twilight flight as your helicopter tours over the Oahu's Waikiki skyline, Diamond Head, Pearl Harbor and more. Our renowned sunset Oahu helicopter tour gives you the best seat to see gorgeous hues of pink, orange, red, and yellow against the expansive skyline.

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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.

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Give the unique and memorable gift of experiencing Hawaii like never before! Your guest will enjoy breathtaking sights and stunning vistas in an Oahu helicopter tour of their choosing.

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