City By The Sea - 20 Min Helicopter Tour - Doors Off or On

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Honolulu, US
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Honolulu, US
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Experience the beauty of Honolulu and the stunning white-sand beaches of Waikiki on the City By The Sea 20-Minute Helicopter Tour. Fly above the city skyline and witness iconic landmarks like Diamond Head and the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. With the doors-off option, capture crystal clear photographs of this picturesque landscape. Departing from Honolulu International Airport, soar over Honolulu Harbor and the Ala Moana Center, taking in the bustling shops and popular picnic grounds of Magic Island. As you near Waikiki Beach, admire the multitude of surfers, sailboats, and beachgoers, truly experiencing the island's charm. Get a bird's eye view of Diamond Head's impressive crater and wave to hikers below. Pass over Punchbowl Crater and the U.S. National Military Cemetery of the Pacific before reaching Pearl Harbor, where you will fly over the historic USS Arizona memorial and the Battleship Missouri. Discover why this city-by-the-sea captivates so many and book your tour now.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 20 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Bird's eye view of Honolulu Harbor
  • Stunning views of Waikiki Beach
  • Impressive sight of Diamond Head crater
  • Passing over Pearl Harbor National Memorial
  • Spectacular view of USS Arizona Memorial
  • Parking fees
  • Phone strap
  • Gratuities

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Experience the breathtaking beauty of Honolulu from a whole new perspective with the City By The Sea 20-Minute Helicopter Tour. Soar above the city's iconic skyline and take in the stunning views of Waikiki's white-sand beaches, Diamond Head, Punchbowl Crater, and the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. This thrilling helicopter tour offers an unforgettable adventure and the chance to capture crystal clear photographs of this picturesque seaside city.

What to expect?

During the City By The Sea Helicopter Tour, you can expect an exhilarating and awe-inspiring experience. As you soar through the sky, you'll have a bird's-eye view of Honolulu's most famous landmarks and natural wonders. Marvel at the towering Diamond Head, a volcanic cone that has become a symbol of Hawaii's beauty. Admire the Punchbowl Crater, a volcanic tuff cone transformed into a memorial cemetery. And don't miss the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, a poignant reminder of the history and sacrifice at Pearl Harbor. Whether you choose the doors-off option for the best photography opportunities or the doors-on option for a comfortable ride, this tour promises to be an adventure of a lifetime.

Who is this for?

The City By The Sea Helicopter Tour is perfect for anyone seeking a thrilling and unique experience in Honolulu. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a local resident, this tour offers a fresh perspective on the city's beauty. Travel enthusiasts, nature lovers, and photography enthusiasts will all find something to love about this helicopter tour. It's an ideal activity for couples looking for a romantic adventure, families seeking a memorable outing, or solo travelers wanting to explore Honolulu from a different angle. Everyone can appreciate the stunning views and the excitement of flying above the city.

Why book this?

The City By The Sea Helicopter Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the beauty of Honolulu like never before. Unlike traditional sightseeing tours, this helicopter tour allows you to see the city from a unique vantage point, providing unparalleled views and photo opportunities. The doors-off option ensures clear and unobstructed photographs, perfect for capturing those Instagram-worthy moments. Additionally, the tour covers all the major highlights of Honolulu, allowing you to see the city's iconic landmarks in a single exhilarating experience. Don't miss the chance to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Good to know

Before embarking on the City By The Sea Helicopter Tour, there are a few important details to keep in mind. The tour includes a phone strap for securing your device during the flight, ensuring you can capture stunning photos without any worries. Parking fees are also included, making it convenient for you to reach the departure point. However, gratuities are not included, so remember to show your appreciation to the friendly and knowledgeable staff. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable adventure and dress comfortably for the helicopter ride. Get ready to be amazed by the beauty of Honolulu from above.


Customers who have experienced the City By The Sea Helicopter Tour have been blown away by the breathtaking views and the thrilling adventure it offers. They rave about the knowledgeable and friendly pilots who provide interesting commentary throughout the flight. Many have praised the doors-off option, which allows for incredible photo opportunities and an even more immersive experience. Travelers especially appreciate the chance to see iconic landmarks like Diamond Head and Pearl Harbor from a unique perspective. Overall, reviews of this helicopter tour are overwhelmingly positive, with customers describing it as a must-do activity in Honolulu.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Rainbow Helicopters

(Pass by)

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)

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

Waikiki Beach

(Pass by)

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.

Diamond Head State Monument

(Pass by)

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.

Pearl Harbor National Memorial

(Pass by)

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

USS Arizona Memorial

(Pass by)

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.



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Due to weather we were not able to complete our tour but the staff remained in continuous contact with us. The trip was canceled and rescheduled twice and once we had to completely cancel due to our travel plans the refund process was extremely was easy. When I return to Hawaii they are first on my list.


Great amazing the r8de was unforgettable and the views were the best ever Thanks ViATOR ..I would recommend this once in a lifetime experience


Excellent experience and premium 5 🌟 service. We did a 🚁 on our last visit and went with doors off this time. If you have never had the experience, you are missing out. It is a once in a lifetime experience that I would recommend you don't hesitate to do. Thank you so much 💓 Christopher


Harley our pilot was extremely professional and knowledgeable nice guy! An exquisite adventure. Worth every penny!!!


Absolutely amazing, Highly recommend , our pilot was great ,we chose to have the doors off .I would definitely try again in the future


Our pilot Matt was great! Awesome experience smooth ride. I’m afraid of heights and I was very nervous but it turned out great! Beautiful views… I would definitely do it again.


The entire trip. BEAUTIFUL landscape and fabulous pilot. Thank you Joey. Having one side if the doors opened added to thrill


this tour is highly recommended . You can see the beauty of the island .the pilot also narrates some Hawaii history while flying that makes it more interesting.


Great way to view Waikiki, Pearl Harbor, and Diamond Head crater. Having the door off added to the fun and made it clearer to view everything and added to the adventure. Highly recommend

Bob K

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.
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