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City-by-the-Sea - 20 Min Helicopter Tour - Doors Off or On

Rainbow Helicopters

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Soar over the Honolulu skyline and Waikiki's white-sand beaches as you discover the seaside city of Oahu. Enjoy views of Diamond Head, Punchbowl Crater, and the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. Choose our exciting doors-off option and get crystal clear photographs of this beautiful city.

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Bob K
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
June 2, 2021
We booked the 20 minute city by the sea tour. Due to some unfavorable weather conditions it was expanded to 35 minutes and we got to see some inland island sites we would not have seen originally. We were supposed to have the doors off experience. About a week before, I received an e-mail stating that the helicopter we were to have would be down for routine maintenance. Because of that, we were offered a doors on experience with a free video of our trip. I had already paid $72.00 for a video, so they said they would give the freeby to my friend. I accepted. Good thing it was doors on as my friend is extremely afraid of heights and did not fare very well. Anyway, the trip was amazing from take off to landing. Our pilot, Sarah, was absolutely great. Very personable and knowledgeable about everything she showed us. And, she handled the helicopter like the pro that she is. We had some bumpy crosswinds and she maneuvered that copter like a boss!!! After going along Waikiki beach (where she hovered for a moment so we could get some great photos), we went around the back side of Diamond Head and saw some beautiful, lush greenery that we were not supposed to see on the original flight plan. I highly recommend Rainbow Helicopters to everyone. All of the staff were just great. If you book, try to get Sarah as your pilot. You won't be disappointed.
Amanda b
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
December 31, 2017
Incredible experience with breath taking views. Staff was friendly and professional.
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
July 10, 2019
What an AMAZING ride! This was my first time ever on a helicopter so I decided doors off. Our pilot we awesome and the views were absolutely breathtaking. We were even blessed with a rainbow! What a perfect way to see Honolulu. Would definitely recommend adding a Novictor helicopter ride to your stay.
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Pass By: Rainbow Helicopters, 155 Kapalulu Pl Suite 197, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96819-1826

Fly high above the world famous city of Honolulu on our City-By-The-Sea helicopter tour. Your helicopter takes off from Honolulu International Airport and takes you over Honolulu Harbor and Oahu’s beautiful South Shore.

Pass By: Honolulu, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Flying past Honolulu's skyline, you can see the busy shops of the Ala Moana Center and the popular picnic grounds of Magic Island.

Pass By: Waikiki Beach, Kalakaua Avenuue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815

As you near the white-sand beaches of Waikiki marvel at the multitude of surfers, beachgoers, sailboats, and swimmers savoring the beauty and joy of the island affectionately known as The Gathering Place.

Pass By: Diamond Head State Monument, 18th Ave. Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815

Rising from Waikiki's beaches is mighty Diamond Head. Your bird's eye view will let you peer directly into the crater and wave to the hikers on the ridge beneath you.

Pass By: Pearl Harbor National Memorial, 1 Arizona Memorial Place, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818

After flying over Punchbowl Crater and the U.S. National Military Cemetery of the Pacific, you head for Pearl Harbor.

Pass By: USS Arizona Memorial, 1 Arizona Memorial Place, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818

At the famous port, you will pass over the USS Arizona memorial and the famous Battleship Missouri. At the end of your tour, you will understand why so many people fall in love with this city-by-the-sea.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Safety of flight is our primary concern. The operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or appear to be intoxicated. Intoxicated passengers will not fly and they will be charged in full.
  • For doors off tours, jackets and/or sweatshirts, closed toe shoes, and hair ties are required. Long pants are recommended.
  • When booking the doors off experience, your seat may or may not be directly adjacent to an open door.
  • Only passengers weighing 80 lbs or more may fly with the door off in our Robinson R44 helicopter. Only passengers weighing 100 lbs or more may fly with the door off in our Airbus Astar helicopter.
  • All passengers 24 months and older must purchase a full fare seat.
  • For each guest weighing 260 pounds or more, a weight and balance fee is required to safely balance the aircraft. For guests weighing between 260-279 lbs, a fee in the amount of 50% of the seat price will be assessed after booking. For guests weighing 280 lbs or higher, an additional seat purchase will be assessed after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Rainbow Helicopters is committed to protecting your health. We partnered with SanSee Systems to implement their hygiene certification system and became the first Hawaii tour operator to earn the SanSee Shield. We have also committed to Helicopter Association International’s COVID Clean Pledge.
  • Parking Fees
  • Phone Strap

  • Gratuities

20 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

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