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Path to Pali Passage

4.96 (23 reviews)

$275.00

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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.

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Path to Pali Passage

Incredible mountains, the Waikiki skyline and Diamond Head crater as you’ve never seen them before in this breathtaking Oahu helicopter tour.

Soaring among the green peaks of the Nu’uanu Valley, it can be hard to imagine that these incredible mountains were born from fire. Your Oahu helicopter tour experience begins over the island’s South Shore for a chance to see the familiar Waikiki skyline and Diamond Head crater as you’ve never seen them before. You continue on to Hanauma Bay’s beautiful sheltered waters and the nearby cliffs and volcanic outcroppings – beautiful remnants of the island’s fiery volcanic past.

Rounding Makapu’u Point, you follow the Windward Coast and its long stretches of white sand beaches and turquoise waters as they lead you towards the gorgeous mountains beyond. You turn inland to see the three sharp peaks of famous Mt. Olomana, characteristic of its english translation, “divided hill.” Floating inbound, you experience an absolutely breathtaking expanse as you fly the passage among the Nu’uanu Pali cliffs and lush rainforests that cover their slopes. The flight ends with a pass over the site of the USS Arizona Memorial and a renewed appreciation for the volcanic origins that created Oahu’s diverse terrain and the majestic bliss felt by gliding among the landscape.

Departures

This tour is available for daytime departures from Honolulu International Airport


Sights

Honolulu Harbor
Aloha Tower
Waikiki Beaches
Diamond Head
Maunalua Bay
Hanauma Bay
Makapu’u Lighthouse
Lanikai Beach
Ko’olau Mountains
Nu’uanu Pali
Pearl Harbor
USS Arizona Memorial


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5out of 5
“Ok absolutely NO regrets about trying the doors off flight. We were first timers and it was so cool!...”
Tomara N • Sep 2021
Ok absolutely NO regrets about trying the doors off flight. We were first timers and it was so cool! The views cannot be beat. Gorgeous the whole time. Super experience!! Mountain View’s were my favorite part. The way the clouds kissed the mountains was spectacular. I’m certainly never going to forget this 🙂
5out of 5
Tomara N
It was our first doors off helicopter ride and it was so awesome! We really enjoyed the tour plus Nicole our pilot was so cool. Great experience! Certainly one for the books! Will do it again.
5out of 5
Hazel E.
Excellent views, our pilot was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend the doors off tour. The highlight of our trip.
5out of 5
Nathan Ose
It was Amazing and a fun time. Would highly recommend
5out of 5
Angel
Definitely a must do.
5out of 5
Chris adcock
Best experience of our whole Hawaii trip! Our pilot Sarah gave us a great tour from start to finish - would definitely recommend to anyone traveling to Oahu.
5out of 5
Denise C.
The whole family had a blast. I will do this again
5out of 5
Christine ortega
The view and tour was amazing! It was such a great experience.
5out of 5
uleene
Excellent helicopter ride. Pilot Sarah is so professional and skillful flying while touring us in the sky. Loved every minute of it. Thanks
5out of 5
Queenie Luong
Had an amazing experience. Booked last minute for my family of 5(adults). since we couldn't fit in one helicopter they split us, three in one and 2 in the other. We did doors off and it was a great experience. The individuals that sat in the back seat thought the wind hitting them was too much. Probably won't do doors off again in the future just so the experience is calmer and quite. The staff we encounter were all sweet and friendly. The pilots we had were great too. They pointed out places as were flying and were willing to answer questions.
5out of 5
Lunelly
Awesome Time, Great Tour Guide and Amazing Views! DOORS OFF!!
5out of 5
Shawn W
Amazing views. Definitely felt extremely safe in the helicopter with the doors off. I opted for the 30 minute tour thinking we would be scared enough for that amount of time however I definitely wish we booked a longer tour! Would go back a million times over.
5out of 5
Andreea O
Rainbow Helicopters are the best, service is great. It was Breathtaking Experience for us, the Island looks amazing from above.
5out of 5
Faraway
View from atop is incredibly awesome. Once in a lifetime experience. A tour that covers it all. Definitely a must activity that makes your visit worthwhile. Magnificent scenery of the Island.
5out of 5
Antonio P
Best Experience! Cat was our pilot, we had a 5pm tour and I paid for 30 minutes but because I commented on the sunsets beauty she was kind enough to fly around for 25 minutes more , the experience my sister and I had was life changing.
5out of 5
Catherine M
My husband and I booked a 30 minute flight around the South end of Honolulu and loved the experience which exceeded our expectations. Our pilot Joe was very informative and the flight was very comfortable. We choose doors off and I highly recommend it. No jacket was required and our hair/clothes did not blow all over the place. The views were amazing between the pristine shore coastline to the green mountains. We even had a small shower which brought a beautiful rainbow we were able to capture in our photos. We also got a great aerial view of Pearl Harbor. The couple we are traveling with also had a great experience. This was our first time doing a helicopter ride and we cannot wait to do it again.
5out of 5
Dreamer
My friend and I took the ride on a semi cloudy day and it was amazing!! No turbulence and great views! Our pilot’s name was Joey and he was so kind! Highly recommended
5out of 5
Aurora C
I experienced the Door off experience and it did not disappoint. It's for the fearless and the views was worth the fear that I had. Definitely do it again
5out of 5
Rachel D
This was a first for me and I was very anxious. The whole ground crew was wonderful and put me at ease right away. Andrew was our pilot and did a fantastic job handling the aircraft and pointing out the sites. It was such an incredible experience, I will truly never forget it. I recommend this to anyone thinking about it, was the highlight of my trip here! Thanks all for a fantastic time!!
5out of 5
Lauran Thomson
My husband and I had a wonderful overall experience. Bastian was our pilot and offered a safe, exciting and informative ride. My only downside is that I couldn't hear any audio with my headset (thus the minus 1 star), but my husband used text to share back the information that Bastian was highlighting. We had an extended trip, with doors off and front seat views, which was breathtaking. Strong customer service all around. Thanks again Rainbow team for all of your support.
4out of 5
Nichole Morgan
Had an awesome time, definitely something that should be checked off on the list of the many things to do in Hawaii. Our Pilot, Bastian was great and informative! Thanks for the amazing ride, will recommend!
5out of 5
Willis
We had an amazing time in the air with Nicole and Bastian -- highly experienced pilots who were very thoughtful and made sure our entire party felt at ease, including our two older parents. We flew the Path to Pali with doors off, and the sights were absolutely gorgeous -- totally worth it! Thank you for flying us and giving us a spectacular ride -- we will visit again!
5out of 5
Wei
Super smooth ride! Our pilot did an excellent job pointing out sites and making sure we were able to take awesome pictures. For the major attractions, he circled the helicopter to ensure both sides could get a clear view. If you're on the island for a short period of time, you can pack in quite a bit of sightseeing in a short flight. Highly recommended - would definitely fly with Novictor again next time I'm in Oahu!
5out of 5
Vanessa
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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.

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23 reviews for Path to Pali Passage

  1. Vanessa

    Super smooth ride! Our pilot did an excellent job pointing out sites and making sure we were able to take awesome pictures. For the major attractions, he circled the helicopter to ensure both sides could get a clear view. If you’re on the island for a short period of time, you can pack in quite a bit of sightseeing in a short flight. Highly recommended – would definitely fly with Novictor again next time I’m in Oahu!

  2. Wei

    We had an amazing time in the air with Nicole and Bastian — highly experienced pilots who were very thoughtful and made sure our entire party felt at ease, including our two older parents. We flew the Path to Pali with doors off, and the sights were absolutely gorgeous — totally worth it! Thank you for flying us and giving us a spectacular ride — we will visit again!

  3. Willis

    Had an awesome time, definitely something that should be checked off on the list of the many things to do in Hawaii. Our Pilot, Bastian was great and informative! Thanks for the amazing ride, will recommend!

  4. Nichole Morgan

    My husband and I had a wonderful overall experience. Bastian was our pilot and offered a safe, exciting and informative ride. My only downside is that I couldn’t hear any audio with my headset (thus the minus 1 star), but my husband used text to share back the information that Bastian was highlighting. We had an extended trip, with doors off and front seat views, which was breathtaking. Strong customer service all around. Thanks again Rainbow team for all of your support.

  5. Lauran Thomson

    This was a first for me and I was very anxious. The whole ground crew was wonderful and put me at ease right away. Andrew was our pilot and did a fantastic job handling the aircraft and pointing out the sites. It was such an incredible experience, I will truly never forget it. I recommend this to anyone thinking about it, was the highlight of my trip here! Thanks all for a fantastic time!!

  6. Rachel D

    I experienced the Door off experience and it did not disappoint. It’s for the fearless and the views was worth the fear that I had. Definitely do it again

  7. Aurora C

    My friend and I took the ride on a semi cloudy day and it was amazing!! No turbulence and great views! Our pilot’s name was Joey and he was so kind! Highly recommended

  8. Dreamer

    My husband and I booked a 30 minute flight around the South end of Honolulu and loved the experience which exceeded our expectations. Our pilot Joe was very informative and the flight was very comfortable. We choose doors off and I highly recommend it. No jacket was required and our hair/clothes did not blow all over the place. The views were amazing between the pristine shore coastline to the green mountains. We even had a small shower which brought a beautiful rainbow we were able to capture in our photos. We also got a great aerial view of Pearl Harbor. The couple we are traveling with also had a great experience. This was our first time doing a helicopter ride and we cannot wait to do it again.

  9. Catherine M

    Best Experience! Cat was our pilot, we had a 5pm tour and I paid for 30 minutes but because I commented on the sunsets beauty she was kind enough to fly around for 25 minutes more , the experience my sister and I had was life changing.

  10. Antonio P

    View from atop is incredibly awesome. Once in a lifetime experience. A tour that covers it all. Definitely a must activity that makes your visit worthwhile. Magnificent scenery of the Island.

  11. Faraway

    Rainbow Helicopters are the best, service is great. It was Breathtaking Experience for us, the Island looks amazing from above.

  12. Andreea O

    Amazing views. Definitely felt extremely safe in the helicopter with the doors off. I opted for the 30 minute tour thinking we would be scared enough for that amount of time however I definitely wish we booked a longer tour! Would go back a million times over.

  13. Shawn W

    Awesome Time, Great Tour Guide and Amazing Views! DOORS OFF!!

  14. Lunelly

    Had an amazing experience. Booked last minute for my family of 5(adults). since we couldn’t fit in one helicopter they split us, three in one and 2 in the other. We did doors off and it was a great experience. The individuals that sat in the back seat thought the wind hitting them was too much. Probably won’t do doors off again in the future just so the experience is calmer and quite.

    The staff we encounter were all sweet and friendly. The pilots we had were great too. They pointed out places as were flying and were willing to answer questions.

  15. Queenie Luong

    Excellent helicopter ride. Pilot Sarah is so professional and skillful flying while touring us in the sky. Loved every minute of it. Thanks

  16. uleene

    The view and tour was amazing!
    It was such a great experience.

  17. Christine ortega

    The whole family had a blast. I will do this again

  18. Denise C.

    Best experience of our whole Hawaii trip! Our pilot Sarah gave us a great tour from start to finish – would definitely recommend to anyone traveling to Oahu.

  19. Chris adcock

    Definitely a must do.

  20. Angel

    It was Amazing and a fun time. Would highly recommend

  21. Nathan Ose

    Excellent views, our pilot was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend the doors off tour. The highlight of our trip.

  22. Hazel E.

    It was our first doors off helicopter ride and it was so awesome! We really enjoyed the tour plus Nicole our pilot was so cool. Great experience! Certainly one for the books! Will do it again.

  23. Tomara N

    Ok absolutely NO regrets about trying the doors off flight. We were first timers and it was so cool! The views cannot be beat. Gorgeous the whole time. Super experience!! Mountain View’s were my favorite part. The way the clouds kissed the mountains was spectacular. I’m certainly never going to forget this 🙂

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