Blue Skies of Oahu Helicopter Tour in Honolulu, HI

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters99 Kaulele PlaceHonolulu, HI 96819
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Experience the blue skies of Oahu from the seat of a state-of-the-art Eco-Star helicopter! Aboard this narrated Oahu helicopter tour with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, you’ll float over Waikiki’s coral reefs and Diamond Head, along the Nuuanu Valley rainforest, and take in sweeping views of Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri.

up to 0.8 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Honolulu Travel Experts
  • This 50-minute flight features historic memorials, coral reefs, hidden rainforests, Hanauma Bay, and more.
  • Arrive 45 minutes prior to your tour's departure time.
  • Includes Bose aviation grade noise-cancelling headsets for two-way communication between you and your pilot.
  • Leave your hat and other lose items in the car, but you can wear your sunglasses.
  • Wear dark clothing if possible to avoid reflection in the windows.
  • High definition in-flight video recording available for purchase after tour.
  • No scuba diving within 24-hours of tour departure.
  • Gratuity is not included and is left to traveler's discretion.


from Blue Skies of Oahu Helicopter Tour
Oahu is the personification of the Aloha spirit. The island of Oahu, also known as the "Heart of Hawaii," is renowned for its historical significance, enduring customs, and breathtaking natural surroundings. Over 4.8 million people travel to this diverse mix of culture, urban life, and nature each year.

You'll glide over the vivid turquoise coral reefs of Waikiki, look down into the extinct volcano of Diamond Head, view crescent-shaped Hanauma Bay, white-sand Waimanalo beach, Chinaman's Hat and the beautiful coral formations in Kaneohe Bay.

You'll soar over the cliffs of the Nuuanu Valley rainforest, then fly along the breathtaking coastline to legendary Sacred Falls and the panoramic Dole Pineapple Plantation. On your Blue Skies of Oahu adventure you’ll also have the powerful emotional experience of witnessing Pearl Harbor, the Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri.

About Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters develops, maintains, leads, and exceeds industry standards. Setting us apart from others:
  • Only Blue: Has a voluntary FAA Safety Management System (SMS) implemented program accepted and approved in May 2015.
  • Only Blue: Requires the highest pilot-hour minimum in Hawaii, over 2,500 flight hours, and 5+ years of experience.
  • Only Blue: Requires all aircraft equipment for pilots to be instrument rated and trained in instrument maneuvers and recovery in an Inadvertent Entry Into Instrument Meteorological Conditions encounter.
  • Only Blue: Has the highest number of voluntary participants in the FAA Safety Team Program.

Blue Hawaiian's fleet consists of the best touring helicopters in the industry. Featuring state-of-the-art Airbus Eco-Star helicopters:
  • Airline-standard, Terrain Awareness Warning System.
  • Bose Aviation-grade, Electronic Noise-Cancelling Headsets.
  • Microphones for guests with 2-way communication with the pilot.
  • Advanced 4-camera in-flight video system with pilot narration and cinematic music choreographed to the scenery.
  • Custom upgraded VIP interior.
  • Flotation system for extended over-water flights.
  • All forward-facing seats with 180º views & a “theater-style” platform in the rear seating.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Skies of Oahu Helicopter Tour

Where does the Blue Skies of Oahu Helicopter Tour depart from?

The Blue Skies of Oahu Helicopter Tour departs from Blue Hawaiian Helicopters at 99 Kaulele Pl, Honolulu, HI 96819.

How long is this Oahu helicopter tour?

The Blue Skies of Oahu Helicopter Tour is approximately 50 minutes.

What time should I check in for my tour?

Check-in is 45 minutes prior to your tour's departure time.

What should I wear?

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters' aircraft are temperature controlled, so dress comfortably. Wear solid dark-colored clothing to minimize your clothing reflection in your photos. Hats are not allowed around the helicopters as they can fly up into the rotors and damage the aircraft.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes. Even if you plan to buy the inflight video, you will not want to miss an opportunity to save these memories.

Is anti-motion sickness medication recommended?

Taking a precautionary anti-motion sickness medication is a good idea if you are particularly prone to motion sickness. However, Blue Hawaiian's flights are very smooth, and turns are slow and gentle. Most people do not experience motion sickness and do not need an anti-motion sickness medication.

How much experience do the pilots have?

All Blue Hawaiian Helicopters pilots are highly experienced. Each pilot is required to obtain certification as a State of Hawaii Tour Guide. Blue Hawaiian is the only helicopter tour company in Hawaii with its state-of-the-art Flight Simulator and the only one that puts its pilots through annual factory and FAA recurrent training.

How many passengers can fly in the helicopter?

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters' state of the art Eco-Star helicopters are designed for 6 passengers and offer 180-degree panoramic views.

Will we be the only ones in the helicopter? How is seating arranged?

You will be sharing the flight with other guests. Couples and families are seated side-by-side as much as possible. They cannot guarantee particular seating as the FAA-approved “weight and balance” program often dictates it. However, visibility from every seat is excellent in the Eco-Star helicopters since there are no cabin partitions that would block part of the view, as in other helicopters.

Does this tour have any weight restrictions?

An adjacent, empty seat purchase is required for each guest weighing more than 240 pounds. The charge for an adjacent empty seat is 50% off the regular tour price. This open seat ensures comfort for you and all of the guests on your flight.

Do they make a video of our actual tour?

Every flight is captured on a high-quality DVD. Each helicopter has four cameras; three external and one in the cabin. The video recording begins during the boarding process. You'll likely first see yourself on the video as you approach the aircraft for boarding. To orchestrate the most exciting video, the pilot chooses between the forward, side, or internal camera as the flight progresses. The cabin camera, for example, usually shows you right after lift-off. The recording is continuous until landing and includes digital quality music chosen to complement the changing scenery and the pilot's narration. The video is available for purchase after you return from your flight.

Can babies take this tour?

Yes, FAA regulations allow children under 24 months of age to ride as a lap-child and there is no fee. Children over 2 years of age will need to purchase a seat for use.