Take flight to tour Oahu's Scenic South Spots - Approximately 30 minutes
This tour begins with a sweeping vista of the resorts at Ko Olina and the marina area. Here you’ll get an aerial view of the infamous Queen Anne’s Revenge, Captain Jack Sparrow’s ship from The Pirates of the Caribbean. Ships of a more recent vintage occupy your next highlight, Pearl Harbor. In addition to the Navy’s latest, you’ll see two WWII icons, the Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri, often referred to as the “bookends of WWII.” Up next is placid Keehi Lagoon, home of a variety of ocean sports, and historic Honolulu Harbor. You’ll see Aloha Tower, once the tallest structure on the island, as well cruise ships from distant ports.
Next is downtown Honolulu, featuring the only royal palace in the country. Above the city stands Punchbowl, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The tour continues above Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island, the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor and Waikiki Beach. See surfers, marine life and the sparkling white sand of the world’s most famous beach. At Diamond Head, you’ll turn and head over Honolulu proper, the University of Hawaii campus and on up the Nuuanu Pali. Here you will get a fine view of Lulumahu Falls and a grand perspective of Honolulu.
On your return to the resort area you’ll see the campus of Kamehameha Schools and Oahu’s Central Plain.
What To Know
Approximate tour time is 30 minutes
Infants under 24 months old fly free.
Transportation to and from the helipad is provided by the free KoOlina Shuttle.
Guests should wear comfortable clothing.
Due to enhanced security, we ask guests to please leave their purses, backpacks and other items in their hotel rooms or in the hotel room safe.
The only items allowed on the helicopter are cameras and video cameras. All other items must be left behind. Storage lockers are available for a fee.
The routes described assume normal trade winds and weather. Pilots reserve the right to alter the flight path of any tour as appropriate for
different winds and inclement weather.
Weight Policy, Flight Rules, Conditions and Recommendations: This tour has a 96-hour cancellation policy. Customers cancelling flight within
96 hours will be charged for their flight. 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. Making a secure booking online confirms that you comply with these terms and conditions.
Be sure to have the names, weights and heights of everyone in your party.
How many people can fit in the helicopter?
The A-Star carries six passengers plus the pilot. For the comfort of all passengers, 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.
Can I be guaranteed a front seat?
Practically everyone wants to sit up front where you will get arguably the best view. The front seats are considered "First Class" and are available for a slight additional charge. The combined weight for both parties seated up front cannot exceed 360 pounds.
Is there a discount for kids?
The FAA requires that every passenger over 24 months occupy his or her own seat. However, children younger than that can ride on their parents' lap for free.
Can I take pictures?
Yes, we encourage you to take pictures and/or video. Bring extra film.
Do you provide a video?
Yes. The A-Star is equipped with a live camera DVD recording system that records each flight. The video also records your pilot’s narration, your own comments and questions and gentle Hawaiian music in the background. You may purchase a DVD of your actual flight following your tour.
What happens if it's cloudy?
As a rule, we don’t fly if the weather is inclement. After all, we want you to enjoy your tour. We encourage you to book your tour early in your stay so that you have the flexibility to fly another day if the weather is poor.
Am I going to get sick?
The A-Star is an extremely stable aircraft and is used worldwide for air tours. Your tour will be a comfortable experience as we follow the Tour Operator’s Program of Safety flight guidelines which call for limited pitch and bank angles.
Is it safe to fly in a helicopter?
Absolutely. The Hidden Oahu Tour enjoys a spotless safety record. We use modern equipment, employ the finest and most experienced pilots, have a highly dedicated and trained support staff and are proud members of T.O.P.S., the Tour Operator’s Program of Safety.
*KoOlinaActivities.com shall not be liable to any individual utilizing these tour/activity programs for delays, injury, loss, accident or damage to persons or property beyond its control. Natural phenomena are random and out of the control of the tour provider. Prices, features and/or menu are subject to change without notice.