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Oahu Hidden Helicopter Ride

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  • 45 minute helicopter ride!
  • Waterfall, beaches, cultural sites & more!
  • Panoramic view of Pearl Harbor
This spectacular tour shows you all the “must see” attractions and scenic vistas of Oahu, from serene Keehi Lagoon and historic Honolulu Harbor, to Aloha Tower, Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island and world famous Waikiki Beach.

On the eastern end of the island is Hanauma Bay, the remnants of a volcanic crater that is now a marine sanctuary and popular snorkel spot.  Up next come the Halona Blowhole, Sandy Beach, Makapuu Point and lighthouse, and colorful Sea Life Park.

After cruising above the powdery white sands of Waimanalo Beach, the tour continues over the gorgeous coral formations of Kaneohe Bay, distinctive Chinaman’s Hat, and then up into “Jurassic Park” valley, where a dozen major motion pictures have been filmed.  The highlight of the tour is Sacred Falls, a shear and splendid 1,000-foot cascade.

On your way over Oahu’s Central Plain, you'll see the world’s largest agricultural maze at the Dole Pineapple Plantation and the “birthing stones” of Hawaiian royalty.  Your tour concludes with a panoramic vista of Pearl Harbor.
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Open SeatingPerson2+
First ClassPerson2+
Lap ChildInfant2 & Younger
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Daily7:00 AM7:30 AM45 minutesWaikiki Area HotelsTours run on the hour from 8am to 5pm. Please tell us in the "message" section of booking page ALL the times you are available to go on the tour, so we can ensure you get a spot!
8:00 AM8:30 AM
9:00 AM9:30 AM
10:00 AM10:30 AM
11:00 AM11:30 AM
12:00 PM12:30 PM
1:00 PM1:30 PM
2:00 PM2:30 PM
3:00 PM3:30 PM
4:00 PM4:30 PM
Frequently Asked Questions
Click on the red "Book It" button and make a request. You will receive a confirmation usually within hours. If it is not available you will not be charged and we'll help you find an alternative date or similar tour.
H Tours Hawaii is a "one stop shop" for all the best activities in the Hawaiian Islands. Since we work with many providers, reservations are necessary. WE HIGHLY recommend making reservations, as many activities are at a discount when you reserve in advance. Some providers even charge higher for those "walking in" because they know chances are you're not going to walk away. Finally, a reservation ensures you have a space on the tour. Trust us you don't want to spend so much time and money to come to Hawaii and then miss out on an activity because they were booked out!
Choose the tour you are interested in, click the red “Book It” button adjacent to the tour information, and complete the booking form.
Most companies, if not all, require you to call them if you're trying to book something 2-3 days in advance. Do you really want to be spending your valuable time in Hawaii calling around to desperately find something that is available to do? While we can usually accommodate most last-minute bookings, we highly encourage those that are checking out our website far in advance to book 2-3 weeks prior to desired date. You never know if there's a convention, special event, or an increase in overall visitors in town, and it would be a shame if the activities that you want to do are sold out because you waited until the last minute. Basically, if you know you want to do it, just book it!
Most companies have a set of centrally located hotels that they do pick ups from. This makes the pickup process short so you can start the tour as soon as possible! When you get to the booking page, select the hotel you are staying at. Your confirmation email will have the pickup location which will either be your hotel, or somewhere within 5 minute walking distance.
Gratuity is never required but if you enjoyed your experience, a tip is always greatly appreciated!
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy: Custom policy
  • Cancellations made 3 days before Date & Time will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
Terms & Conditions
  • Passenger weights – Open Seating passengers weighing in excess of 250 pounds may be charged an additional fee equal to one-half the cost of one seat. Open Seating passengers weighing more than 300 pounds will be charged for an additional seat. Any two Open Seating passengers from the same reservation whose combined weight exceeds 430 pounds may be required to purchase a comfort seat. An individual First Class passenger’s weight must not exceed 180 pounds; the combined weight of two First Class passengers must not exceed 345 pounds.
  • Assisted Passengers – A portable lifting device is available for those customers needing special assistance. Please advise us in advance of any special requirements.
  • Children – Children 23 months or younger may fly at no charge and must sit on adult’s lap. Please provide the child’s weight at the time of booking. Children two years of age and older must occupy a seat with seat belt according to FAA regulations.
  • Routes and Flight Times – Due to variable weather, we do not fly specific routes on our tours. Flight times are estimates and may vary due to air traffic in and around the Honolulu International Airport as well as weather.
  • Flight Video – A DVD of your actual flight narrated by your pilot is available for $40. International DVDs are $50. Although our DVD recording success rate is 99.9%, we cannot guarantee perfect recordings every flight due to the vagaries of modern electronics.
  • Photography – Bring your camera with lots of disk space and wear a dark colored clothing to reduce glare on the Plexiglas windows.
  • Languages – Tours can be narrated in Japanese. Please notify us in advance with any special requirements.
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(4.8 of 5)
Had a FANTASTIC helicopter ride!
Absolutely spectacular experience! Brody our pilot, was very professional, a wealth of info, and is an asset to Makani Kai Helocopters! A BIG THANKS to Brody and Makani Kai Helos!
Thank you Makani Kai Helicopters for making my son Caleb's wish come true! We received our DVD the other day, so blessed to be able to relive the experience over and over again. By the way Maggie is awesome!
Amazing experience
Thank you so much for making it so enjoyable Brodie!
I surprised my husband with the doors off helicopter tour and it was absolutely amazing! We just moved to the island a year ago and we learned so much from the pilot and the flight path he took was absolutely amazing! And the funny thing is that unbeknownst to me, my husband had booked the same tour to surprise me the following day!! Knowing they have a 72 hour cancellation policy we figured there ... morewas no way we'd get our money back for the double booking. But they were so nice and understanding and made sure we got 100% refund for the extra booking! And they gave us a DVD of the tour afterwards, it was definitely one of the best things we've done on the island. I would definitely recommend not only doing a helicopter tour, but using this company as well!
If anyone wants a great thrill ride - like a "roller coaster" then I would suggest that you have a helicopter ride with one of the Makani Kai Helicopter pilots - Jeff! He is a retired military and boy, does he fly like a cowboy! Make sure you have your aloha bag right in front of you! Shaka skaka your stomach will go! Great guy....