Take to the sky to discover sights of the island of Oahu you can’t see from the ground.
Come aboard Novictor Helicopters and enjoy a 45-minute tour of Oahu’s most beautiful and hidden spots. Your tour begins with a pass over Honolulu’s famous harbor, home to the Aloha Tower, which welcomes arriving ships just as it has done for nearly 100 years. Heading east, you’ll fly over Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head, peaking into its volcanic crater.
Continuing on east, you’ll fly over Maunalua Bay and reach the island’s rugged eastern shores. Hanauma Bay will greet you with its spectacular coral reef, and you’ll then soon fly over Oahu’s southeastern tip and the Makapu’u Lighthouse. You’ll then travel up the Windward coast, fly over beautiful Lanikai Beach and the aptly-named Chinaman’s Hat further north.
Enjoy views of the lush forests and emerald cliffs of the breathtaking Ka’a’awa Valley where many popular Hollywood movies have been filmed, including Jurassic Park. Located nearby is Oahu’s highest waterfall, Sacred Falls, which is inaccessible from the ground. Heading back, you’ll fly over the Dole Pineapple Plantation and then enjoy low-altitude views of Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial as you approach the airport.
- Honolulu Harbor
- Aloha Tower
- Waikiki Beach
- Diamond Head
- Hanauma Bay
- Makapu’u Lighthouse
- Windward coast
- Lanikai Beach
- Chinaman’s Hat
- Ka’a’awa Valley
- Sacred Falls
- Dole Pineapple Plantation
- Pearl Harbor
- USS Arizona Memorial
Where and When
Tour time: Departs hourly between 8 am and 5 pm. Tour duration is 45 minutes.
Novictor Helicopters offers a courtesy shuttle to and from all hotels in Waikiki. Hotel pick-up will be at the main pick-up location for all tour shuttles at hotel. In addition, the shuttle will also pick up from Honolulu International Airport. The exact pick-up time and location will be specified on your voucher. Look for the Novictor Helicopters van with the sign on the side.
If driving out yourself
Check in 45 minutes prior to departure at the Castle & Cooke Aviation building at the Honolulu International Airport, located at 155 Kapalulu Pl., Ste. 197, Honolulu, HI 96819 View Map
Please park in the left-hand side lot and come to the large glass doors at the main entrance.
- Due to FAA regulations, children 24 months and over require an individual full-fare seat. Any child under 24 months is welcome on the lap of a responsible adult at no charge.
For each passenger weighing 250 lbs (113 kg) or more, an empty seat purchase is required to safely balance the aircraft. The charge for an empty seat is 50% off the regular tour price. The maximum weight per passenger is 300 lbs (136 kg).
Novictor Helicopters does not assume responsibility for conditions beyond their control, including adverse weather, regulatory restrictions, or any other condition that could compromise safety of flight. Unforeseen circumstances may precipitate varied scenic views, delay, or cancellation.
- A flight must have at least 2 guests to be confirmed. Parties of 1 can be paired with other parties, but it is best to call about availability in that case.
- 3 passengers per flight. For larger parties, multiple helicopters will fly at one time.
- Novictor Helicopters flies the skies of Hawaii in Robinson R-44 aircraft with a seating capacity of 3 passengers per flight.