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Waikiki Sunset

5.0 (17 reviews)

$390.00

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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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Waikiki Sunset

$390 per person      |      50 minutes 


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Waikiki Helicopter Tour

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

Here you will be given a front row seat in the sky to a stunning sunset in a Waikiki helicopter tour above Oahu’s famous shores.

Experience the legendary colors of the Waikiki sunset on this stunning (seasonal) 50-minute Oahu helicopter tour. Watch as the sun gracefully dissolves into the Pacific, witnessed from an optimal vantage point above the island. Immerse yourself in the captivating sights of the Honolulu skyline, Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, illuminated by the warm hues of red, pink, and orange. See Hanauma Bay, Makapu’u Lighthouse, Sacred Falls and majestic Ka’a’awa Valley from a unique vantage point. 

  • Take an exciting helicopter tour of Oahu with doors on or off (no extra charge)
  • See some of Hawaii’s most iconic sights from above
  • Experience the expansive Waikiki skyline with gorgeous colors
  • Choose a convenient departure time

Waikiki Skyline
Surf Beaches
Diamond Head
Ala Moana Center
Magic Island
Honolulu Skyline
Punchbowl Crater

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 Mermorial

Experience the famed Waikiki skyline as it basks in warm and colorful evening light, then fly around Diamond Head and watch as long shadows reach from its summit on this Waikiki helicopter tour. As the sandy beaches of Hanauma Bay give way to jagged volcanic cliffs, you will see the Makapuu lighthouse casting its red beam of light toward sailors at sea. Continuing up the picturesque Windward Coast, you will see the evening light paint beaches and sandbars to the Ko’olau mountains beyond small islands and Chinaman’s Hat.

Traversing from sea to rainforest, the majestic Ka’a’awa Valley unfolds before you. You’ll fly in close to see the impressive streams of Sacred Falls tumble to the lush rainforest below. With a few gentle turns you’ll soar out of the valley and above the surfers at Banzai Pipeline and Waimea Bay. Heading inland, you’ll fly over “The Pineapple Sea” at the Dole Plantation. As the sun nears the horizon and the blue sky fades, your flight continues to Pearl Harbor for a slow pass above the USS Arizona Memorial.

To complete another perfect day, your Waikiki helicopter tour will fly back towards the city and witness the waning sun emblazon the sky, silhouetting the expansive city skyline against gorgeous hues of pink, orange, red, and yellow.

  • Helicopter tour around Oahu
  • 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 Rainbow Helicopter.

Lift off into the sky during the stunning late afternoon. While the sun begins to set below the horizon, you’ll soar over renowned spots on Oahu, such as downtown Honolulu and Diamond Head. As the flight progresses, experience an enchanting Hawaiian display of colors like red, orange, pink, and yellow, which paint the sky with brilliance. 

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

Waikiki Sunset Tour Map

Duration:
50 min.

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“An amazing experience!! Our pilot, Kyle, was awesome!! Our ride was very smooth and we saw some great views!”

LORRAN MORGAN • 2023

Reviews ( 17+ )

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Waikiki Sunset

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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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Josh was an amazing pilot and guide. This was truly the highlight of my entire Hawaii trip. I can’t even explain how beautiful the sunset tour was. Definitely choose the doors off ride.
5out of 5
Adrienne Rivera Jones
An amazing experience!! Our pilot, Kyle, was awesome!! Our ride was very smooth and we saw some great views!
5out of 5
Lorran Morgan
This was an absolutely amazing experience! Corey was our pilot and he was so good! A storm was blowing in right before our flight and everyone was very good about updating us on our flight! We chose the doors off flight and it was breathtaking, I highly recommend! Corey was very informative and flew us over some beautiful areas! I cannot say enough good things about our experience! I can't wait to do it again! thank you so much!!
5out of 5
Jory Shaw
Great flight, Sarah was an awesome pilot. Super informative. Just a beautiful evening flight. Would highly recommend. Ground crew did an amazing job too. No better way to see the island.
5out of 5
Drue Lawrence
Absolutely amazing!! Our pilot was excellent and very informative throughout our whole tour! We chose to do doors off and highly recommend, the views were spectacular, this was an experience we will never forget! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
5out of 5
Laurie
Our pilot was awesome and the views were beautiful. We were glad that we decided to go with the doors off and glad we brought our jackets. It was a great way to see the island!
5out of 5
Tilde M.
All the experience was very well organized and with all the safety matters on place. It was a beautiful and relaxing activity. My teenage daughters loved the tour. All the staff was super nice and welcoming.
5out of 5
Gabriela
Amazing views of paradise!
5out of 5
Mistie
Such an incredible experience! Our pilot, Joey, also doubled as a wonderful tour guide--he answered all of our questions about the island while we were flying. The whole team made us feel really safe, and the entire experience was one of our favorite activities during our trip to Oahu.
5out of 5
Eden
Love it staff was great definitely I would do it again. Thank you!
5out of 5
Tony S
This should be on everyone’s to do list! I had helicopter tours in other countries but door off and unique view made this experience special.
5out of 5
Mathilda L
Great visibility when we went! Pilot took us to all the best spots and was very informative. Had a great time!
5out of 5
Jeffery U
So incredible, 10/10 recommend it.
5out of 5
Kiani
Professional and friendly staff, exciting tour, and I even saw a sea turtle swimming in the ocean from the helicopter!
5out of 5
Anonymous
We had a great time on the sunset 20 min ride. Pilot gave a great commentary on what we were seeing. Views were spectacular. Highly recommend this tour!
5out of 5
Fiestadude
The sunset helicopter tour was quite an amazing experience! All the staff was very polite and punctual. The ride itself was something words cannot describe! Sitting in the sky above Waikiki was insane! Highly recommended to individuals who live for a thrill! You have the option to have the doors on or off and we decided to take them off to take in more of the view and we didn’t regret it! An overall amazing experience and look forward to coming back again for more.
5out of 5
JDBeeson
Must-do while in Oahu! Bought a ticket last-minute and was in the air a few hours later. We flew along Waikiki Beach, around Diamond Head and back along Honolulu before landing. So peaceful to see Hawaii from such a breathtaking vantage point. Highly recommend you do this right when you get to the island, so you can scope out places to visit on the ground.
5out of 5
Michael

17 reviews for Waikiki Sunset

  1. Michael

    Must-do while in Oahu! Bought a ticket last-minute and was in the air a few hours later. We flew along Waikiki Beach, around Diamond Head and back along Honolulu before landing. So peaceful to see Hawaii from such a breathtaking vantage point. Highly recommend you do this right when you get to the island, so you can scope out places to visit on the ground.

  2. JDBeeson

    The sunset helicopter tour was quite an amazing experience! All the staff was very polite and punctual. The ride itself was something words cannot describe! Sitting in the sky above Waikiki was insane! Highly recommended to individuals who live for a thrill! You have the option to have the doors on or off and we decided to take them off to take in more of the view and we didn’t regret it! An overall amazing experience and look forward to coming back again for more.

  3. Fiestadude

    We had a great time on the sunset 20 min ride. Pilot gave a great commentary on what we were seeing. Views were spectacular. Highly recommend this tour!

  4. Anonymous

    Professional and friendly staff, exciting tour, and I even saw a sea turtle swimming in the ocean from the helicopter!

  5. Kiani

    So incredible, 10/10 recommend it.

  6. Jeffery U

    Great visibility when we went! Pilot took us to all the best spots and was very informative. Had a great time!

  7. Mathilda L

    This should be on everyone’s to do list! I had helicopter tours in other countries but door off and unique view made this experience special.

  8. Tony S

    Love it staff was great definitely I would do it again. Thank you!

  9. Eden

    Such an incredible experience! Our pilot, Joey, also doubled as a wonderful tour guide–he answered all of our questions about the island while we were flying. The whole team made us feel really safe, and the entire experience was one of our favorite activities during our trip to Oahu.

  10. Mistie

    Amazing views of paradise!

  11. Gabriela

    All the experience was very well organized and with all the safety matters on place. It was a beautiful and relaxing activity. My teenage daughters loved the tour. All the staff was super nice and welcoming.

  12. Tilde M.

    Our pilot was awesome and the views were beautiful. We were glad that we decided to go with the doors off and glad we brought our jackets. It was a great way to see the island!

  13. Laurie

    Absolutely amazing!! Our pilot was excellent and very informative throughout our whole tour! We chose to do doors off and highly recommend, the views were spectacular, this was an experience we will never forget! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  14. Drue Lawrence

    Great flight, Sarah was an awesome pilot. Super informative. Just a beautiful evening flight. Would highly recommend. Ground crew did an amazing job too. No better way to see the island.

  15. Jory Shaw

    This was an absolutely amazing experience! Corey was our pilot and he was so good! A storm was blowing in right before our flight and everyone was very good about updating us on our flight! We chose the doors off flight and it was breathtaking, I highly recommend! Corey was very informative and flew us over some beautiful areas! I cannot say enough good things about our experience! I can’t wait to do it again! thank you so much!!

  16. Lorran Morgan

    An amazing experience!! Our pilot, Kyle, was awesome!! Our ride was very smooth and we saw some great views!

  17. Adrienne Rivera Jones

    Josh was an amazing pilot and guide. This was truly the highlight of my entire Hawaii trip. I can’t even explain how beautiful the sunset tour was. Definitely choose the doors off ride.

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