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City by the Sea

5.0 (5 reviews)

$280.00

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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.

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guest is over 260 lb./118 kg

*required Weight and Balance (WB) fee for each
guest over 260 lb./118 kg

City by the Sea

$280 per person      |       20  minutes 


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Waikiki heli tour

★★★★★5+ reviews    |        Free cancellation*     |      Free doors off

See the beautiful skylines of a world-class city and the pristine beaches of a tropical paradise when you fly high over Oahu’s famous seaside city landscapes in this unforgettable Waikiki heli tour.

Embark on an exhilarating doors-off helicopter journey above Oahu, soaring above Waikiki and Ko Olina for an unforgettable experience. Discover a thrilling 20-minute ride showcasing Waikiki’s shoreline and the iconic Diamond Head, as well as Pearl Harbor, Magic Island, Punchbowl Crater and more. Enjoy unobstructed views of Oahu’s stunning landscapes from the helicopter’s open setup (at no extra charge), ensuring a safe and enjoyable Hawaiian adventure filled with breathtaking sights. This doors-off (optional) Waikiki heli tour is the perfect option for photographers or anyone wanting to get unobstructed photos and video during the flight. With no doors or windows to get in the way, you will be sure to get amazing shots and footage of this amazing city by the sea.

  • Take an exciting helicopter tour of Honolulu and Waikiki with doors on or off (no extra charge)
  • See some of Honolulu ‘s most iconic sights from above
  • Fly over Diamond Head, Pearl Harbor, Magic Island, and Punchbowl Crater
  • Choose a convenient departure time

Honolulu Harbor
Ala Moana Center
Magic Island
Waikiki Beaches
Diamond Head
Punchbowl Crater
Pearl Harbor
USS Arizona Memorial

Your trip begins over Honolulu Harbor as you soar along Oahu’s beautiful South Shore. Continuing along the island’s white sands, you see the busy shops of the Ala Moana Center and the popular picnic grounds of Magic Island.

After taking in the impressive skyline, you climb high above Diamond Head where you can wave to the hikers on the ridge beneath you. Flying over Punchbowl Crater, you head for Pearl Harbor. At the famous port, you will pass over the memorials of the USS Arizona and Battleship Missouri. As you finish your helicopter tour, you will understand why it’s nearly impossible not to fall in love with this amazing city by the sea.

  • Helicopter tour around Honolulu
  • Live guided tour with commentary
  • Straps and cases for cell phones
  • Parking Fees

Your tour begins at Honolulu International Airport’s south ramp, where you’ll board your helicopter.

After a concise briefing from your pilot, fasten your seat belt and lift off, gliding over Honolulu Harbor and Oahu’s South Shore. Observe the bustling activity of Honolulu’s commercial hub below while taking in the serene scenes of people unwinding at Magic Island and Waikiki’s pristine white sand beaches.

Capture breathtaking aerial perspectives and perfect photo opportunities of Diamond Head, the Punchbowl Crater, and the U.S. National Military Cemetery of the Pacific. Journey towards Pearl Harbor, gaining aerial vistas of the Battleship Missouri and the USS Arizona Memorial.

Following the thrill of soaring above the island, the helicopter completes a circle back to Honolulu International Airport.

For answers to commonly asked questions visit our FAQ

Q: Which is the best seat on a helicopter?

The front row seats are typically the most desirable because passengers can see out without having to peer over a fellow passenger. The front seats also offer more legroom than the back seats.

Q: What are the best times to take a helicopter tour?

Mornings and evenings work well because the sun isn’t directly overhead and won’t interfere with your pictures. Visibility is sometimes better in the morning than it is in the afternoon.

Q: What should I wear for a Hawaii helicopter ride?

Dress comfortably, like you would for any outdoor activity in Hawaii. However, if you choose a doors-off tour, your flight will be windy and cold so jackets and/or sweatshirts are required and long pants are recommended. Closed toed shoes are also required for doors-off tours. Hats are often not allowed on board your flight. Lastly, for anyone with long hair – a hair tie is recommended.

Flight Details

Duration:
20 min.

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“It was a very cool flight with the doors off I really recommend the doors off because you could take so much better pictures also our pilot was very nice!”

VERONICA • 2023

Reviews ( 5+ )

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FREE Doors on or off on your helicopter.  Take great pictures! Experience unobstructed views and sights with an open cabin. 

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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.

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It was a very cool flight with the doors off I really recommend the doors off because you could take so much better pictures also our pilot was very nice!
5out of 5
Ethan Bubeck
One of the coolest experiences ever! Joey and Geoff were our pilots. Seeing the city from the helicopter’s was breathtaking. This is a tour you don’t want to miss if you’re in Honolulu.
5out of 5
jay kathol
The flight was amazing. It was my first helicopter tour and I loved it. I would definitely go with Novictor when in Hawaii again. Our pilot Paul made the trip even more interesting and special, giving us time to see the views and information about the island, he was awesome. We loved every bit of it.
5out of 5
Jesse
Awesome flight staff very friendly and pilot very knowledgeable great with doors off highly recommend.
5out of 5
Shane wernert
Highly knowledgable and friendly staff - and for anyone's first time in a helicopter - these guys make it easy to have a great time! We had a calm and professional pilot, showing us all the sights and dropping knowledge and interesting facts about Oahu during the flight.
5out of 5
Veronica

5 reviews for City by the Sea

  1. Veronica

    Highly knowledgable and friendly staff – and for anyone’s first time in a helicopter – these guys make it easy to have a great time! We had a calm and professional pilot, showing us all the sights and dropping knowledge and interesting facts about Oahu during the flight.

  2. Shane wernert

    Awesome flight staff very friendly and pilot very knowledgeable great with doors off highly recommend.

  3. Jesse

    The flight was amazing. It was my first helicopter tour and I loved it. I would definitely go with Novictor when in Hawaii again. Our pilot Paul made the trip even more interesting and special, giving us time to see the views and information about the island, he was awesome. We loved every bit of it.

  4. jay kathol

    One of the coolest experiences ever! Joey and Geoff were our pilots. Seeing the city from the helicopter’s was breathtaking. This is a tour you don’t want to miss if you’re in Honolulu.

  5. Ethan Bubeck

    It was a very cool flight with the doors off I really recommend the doors off because you could take so much better pictures also our pilot was very nice!

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