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Top 5 Best Helicopter Tours on Oahu

HONOLULU HELICOPTER TOURS   •   OAHU,  HAWAII

The top 5 best Oahu helicopter tours according to Trip Advisor, Get Your Guide and Viator travelers.

Rainbow Helicopters is proud to be featured in many “Top 10” and “Best of Oahu” lists of Oahu’s most popular helicopter tours across the web. It’s an honor to be recognized by guests of world-class travel experience vendors like Viator, Get Your Guide and Trip Advisor.  We are thrilled to be featured among the Top 5 best helicopter tours on Oahu across all of these sites and are excited to be a part of these traveller-generated Top 5 lists:

Trip Advisor — Top 5 Best Helicopter Tours on Oahu (traveler favorites)

1.  Royal Crown of Oahu – 60 Min Helicopter Tour – Doors Off or On
2.
 Isle Sights Unseen – 45 Min Helicopter Tour – Doors Off or On

3.  Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu (Magnum)
4.  Private Helicopter Charter – Oahu “Magnum Experience” (50 Minute)
5.  Path to Pali Passage – 30 Min Helicopter Tour – Doors Off or On

Get Your Guide — Top 5 most Popular Air &  Helicopter Tours on Oahu

1.  (Royal Crown of Oahu) From Honolulu: Oahu Helicopter Tour with Doors On or Off
2.  Oahu: Path to Pali 30-Minute Doors On or Off Helicopter Tour
3.  Oahu: North Shore & Sacred Falls Waterfall Helicopter Tour (Paradise)
4.  Oahu Doors Off Circle Island Helicopter Experience (Paradise)
5.  Oahu: Exclusive Private Romantic Flight

Viator — Top 5 best Helicopter Tours on Oahu (according to Viator travelers)

1.  Isle Sights Unseen – 45 Min Helicopter Tour – Doors Off or On
2. Royal Crown of Oahu – 60 Min Helicopter Tour – Doors Off or On
3. Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu (Magnum)
4. Path to Pali Passage – 30 Min Helicopter Tour – Doors Off or On
5. Private Helicopter Charter – Oahu “Magnum Experience” (50 Minute)

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Viator — Top 5 Helicopter Tours on Oahu (1 hr. or less)

1.  Isle Sights Unseen – 45 Min Helicopter Tour – Doors Off or On
2. Royal Crown of Oahu – 60 Min Helicopter Tour – Doors Off or On
3. Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu (Magnum)
4. Path to Pali Passage – 30 Min Helicopter Tour – Doors Off or On
5. Private Helicopter Charter – Oahu “Magnum Experience” (50 Minute)

Viator  — Top 5 Helicopter Tours taking additional COVID-19 safety precautions

1.  Isle Sights Unseen – 45 Min Helicopter Tour – Doors Off or On
2. Royal Crown of Oahu – 60 Min Helicopter Tour – Doors Off or On
3. Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu (Magnum)
4. Path to Pali Passage – 30 Min Helicopter Tour – Doors Off or On

5. Private Helicopter Charter – Oahu “Magnum Experience” (50 Minute)

Why so many Rainbow Helicopter tours in the Top 5?

Rainbow Helicopter tours are featured prominently in the “Top 5” and “Best of Oahu” lists for many reasons. The views are spectacular, the pilots / tour guides are entertaining and informed, and the whole experience is just plain fun. When it comes to stunning aerial views and outstanding customer service, Rainbow Oahu Helicopter Tours offer the best helicopter tours experienced by tens of thousands of guests flying above Oahu for more than a decade. The Rainbow flight crew are passionate about taking care of their passengers and providing unmatched service.

You can fly with confidence knowing that Rainbow Helicopters is one of only a handful of companies with FAA Part 135 Certification from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (filed under Novictor Aviation).  Rainbow Helicopters is highly recommended to anyone who enjoys sightseeing or even simply appreciates a breathtaking view. Take your pick (on select tours) of either an Airbus A-star (6 seat) or Robinson R-44 (4 seat) helicopter and take advantage of the opportunity to BOOK DIRECT today and fly Doors Off for free!

Oahu’s most popular helicopter tours
Top picks across Top 5 lists
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.

  Honolulu Departure

Gold Star368+ 5 Star Reviews

  1. "Enjoyed myself and I will let everyone know."
    Bobby Myles • Jun 2024
  2. "Fantastic pilot. Great support staff. Amazing views."
    Brian Sauerbrei • Jun 2024
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.

  Honolulu Departure

Gold Star144+ 5 Star Reviews

  1. "Great experience. Pilot was excellent with the flying and tour commentary. Really fun with fantastic scenery."
    James • Jun 2024
  2. "Fill in your own adjectives. This checked every box of an amazing adventure. Our pilot, Freddy was fantastic! Touring Waikiki and other parts of Oahu from a helicopter is something you need to do! Well worth the experience. You won’t regret it."
    Mark K • Jun 2024
Honolulu helicopter tours

A Honolulu helicopter tour can be an excellent way to kick off an unforgettable Oahu adventure. A helicopter tour is just right for guests who are looking for a little adventure when it comes to their Oahu vacation activities. A heli ride around Oahu makes for an amazing half day trip that will leave your party with unforgettable memories of a unique Oahu vacation. Departing from Honolulu, you’ll see many different sides of the island, and you’ll get to experience iconic Oahu sites like Waikiki’s famed beaches, Diamond Head, Makapuu Point Lighthouse, Sacred Falls and more.

Oahu has many incredible sights to offer, but a helicopter tour allows you to see the island from a new perspective and access places only a helicopter can reach. With a helicopter departing from Honolulu, you can experience the best of Oahu from above – just grab your seatbelt, buckle up and enjoy the helicopter ride! There’s nothing quite like looking down on Oahu from high in the air and taking in the sights with the doors off.

Rainbow  —  Top 5 Oahu helicopter tours & private charters

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.

  Honolulu Departure

Gold Star368+ 5 Star Reviews

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.

  Honolulu Departure

Gold Star144+ 5 Star Reviews

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.

  Honolulu Departure

Gold Star58+ 5 Star Reviews

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.

  Honolulu Departure

Gold Star9+ 5 Star Reviews

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.

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