Complete Oahu Island Helicopter Tour

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters99 Kaulele PlaceHonolulu, HI 96819
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Experience the hidden treasures Oahu on a complete Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Oahu helicopter tour. You’ll take off from the Honolulu airport and fly above sights like Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial, tropical rainforests, coral reefs, Diamond Head crater, Dole Plantation, Waianae Mountain range, and more. Climb aboard this spectacular island tour!

up to 1.1 hrs

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Honolulu Travel Experts
  • This Oahu helicopter tour includes sights like Diamond Head, Kaneohe Bay, Nuuanu Rainforest, Sacred Falls, Dole Plantation, and more.
  • Tour routes and sights may vary according to wind and weather conditions.
  • Tour duration is approximately 1 hour and 5 minutes.
  • Bose aviation-grade noise-canceling headsets are included and allow for two-way communication between you and your pilot.
  • A 4-camera digital DVD in-flight recording is available for purchase after the tour.


from Complete Island Oahu Helicopter Tour
On this Complete Island helicopter tour of Oahu, you'll see all of the spectacular sights that make Oahu so special. You'll take off from Honolulu International Airport and fly above the historic sites of Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial. Then, the most breathtaking natural scenery awaits just beyond Honolulu's modern metropolis. Soar above Diamond Head, and the beautiful iconic cone-like crater is overlooking the coast and Kaneohe Bay's pristine coral reefs. You'll visit the beautiful Nuuanu Rainforest, Oahu's tallest waterfall, and the North Shore, a surfing mecca.

But wait, there's more! This tour also includes views of the sprawling Dole Plantation and the Waianae mountain range. Discover the most spectacular sights on the island.

About Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters develops, maintains, leads, and exceeds industry standards. Setting Blue Hawaiian Helicopters 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 Complete Island Oahu Helicopter Tour

Where does the tour depart?

The Complete Oahu Island Helicopter Tour departs from Blue Hawaiian Helicopters at Honolulu International Airport, 99 Kaulele Pl, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96819.

What time should I check-in for the tour?

Check-in is 45 minutes prior to your tour.

How long is this helicopter tour?

The Complete Island Oahu Helicopter Tour is approximately one hour and 5 minutes.

What should we 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 own state-of-the-art Flight Simulator and the only one that puts its pilots through annual factory and FAA recurrent training.

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 with 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 interesting 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 right after you return from your flight.