Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours in Oahu
The tour of the lifetime, everytime.
Blue Hawaiian has been the leading helicopter tour company in Hawaii since 1985, and is the only one that serves all four major Hawaiian islands: Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island. From the beginning, the Aloha Spirit has guided the principles of our business. We carry this powerful legacy of ancient Hawaii into everything we do.
The Aloha Spirit lives within our passionate and knowledgeable pilots and staff, our commitment to quality, our welcoming hospitality with guests, and our love for Hawaiian history, culture, wildlife, and geology.
Quality has been our main focus from the start and our unwavering dedication to excellence has not gone unnoticed. We’ve been honored with numerous industry awards and recognitions, and are the only company in Hawaii to receive the Federal Aviation Administration’s “Certificate of Excellence – Diamond Award,” year after year since 1997.
We’re dedicated to raising awareness about our beloved helicopters.
Our guests are always surprised at how comfortable, stable, and versatile are the state-of-the-art aircraft we fly. If we do our job right, you’ll be completely enthralled with the awe-inspring tropical beauty of Hawaii, and any apprehensions you may have had about a helicopter tour will melt away.
The entire Blue Hawaiian ohana is committed to doing everything we can to make your flight with us the best experience possible and the highlight of your Hawaiian vacation. We hope you’ll visit us soon, and come back again and again as so many of our guests do. Because for the tour of a lifetime, every time, it’s Blue Hawaiian.
An exceptional range of Oahu helicopter tours
Oahu is the embodiment of the Aloha spirit. Often referred to as the “Heart of Hawaii,” the island of Oahu is rich in history, rooted in ancient traditions and full of stunning natural beauty. It is this eclectic fusion of culture, city life, and nature that draws more than 4.8 million visitors each year.
With so much to experience, the range of helicopter tours in Oahu is truly astonishing. From the legendary sights of Diamond Head and Pearl Harbor to the deep valleys of Nuuanu Pali, the cascading waterfalls of Mount Olomana and the lush rainforest of Nuuanu Valley, you’ll experience all the island has to offer on your next Blue Hawaiian helicopter tour.
Oahu Flight Plans
180º views of Oahu’s phenomenal scenery
Oahu is full of so much surprising beauty, the only way to experience it all is from the air! In this one amazing tour, you’ll see the phenomenal scenery of this Island’s hidden rainforests, lush valleys, and stunning historic sights. You’ll glide over the vivid turquoise coral reefs of Waikiki, look down into the extinct volcano of Diamond Head, view crescent-shaped Hanauma Bay, white-sand Waimanalo beach, Chinaman’s Hat and the beautiful coral formations in Kaneohe Bay. You’ll soar over the cliffs of the Nuuanu Valley rainforest, then fly along the breathtaking coastline to legendary Sacred Falls and the panoramic Dole Pineapple Plantation. On your Blue Skies of Oahu adventure you’ll also have the powerful emotional experience of witnessing Pearl Harbor, the Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri.
A stunning helicopter tour of Oahu, the “Heart of Hawaii”
On this 65-minute Complete Island tour of Oahu, you’ll experience all the spectacular sights that make Oahu so unique. You’ll take off from Honolulu airport and fly above the the powerful historic sights of Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial. Then, just beyond the modern metropolis of Honolulu’s downtown, awaits the most breathtaking natural scenery. Soar above Diamond Head, the beautiful iconic cone-like crater overlooking the coast and the pristine coral reefs of Kaneohe Bay. Next, you’ll explore the gorgeous lush jungle of Nuuanu Rainforest; Sacred Falls, Oahu’s tallest waterfall; and the surfing mecca of the North Shore.
But that’s not all! On this tour you’ll also view the panoramic sights of the sprawling Dole Plantation and the Waianae mountain range. Explore the island’s most spectacular sights on this Oahu aerial tour, for memories that will last a lifetime.
Safety & Affiliations
Hawaii’s air-tour leader for 35 years, and the only helicopter tour company that serves the entire state, Only Blue Hawaiian has an approved and accepted voluntary FAA Safety Management System (SMS), just like all major airlines, along with numerous other industry-leading safety programs and practices. Blue Hawaiian is also guided by an executive management team dedicated to Continuous Process Improvement. In Hawaii, Only Blue is the leader in air-tour safety.
Only Blue: Has a Voluntary FAA Safety Management System (SMS) implementation program accepted and approved – May 18, 2015. Key points:
- Safety Performance Indicators (SPI) and Targets
- Has the highest number of a voluntary participant in the FAA Safety Team program (FAAST). Aviation maintenance technicians awarded annually
- Conducts Annual Safety Conference and Training for all Bases – Jan/Feb 2020
- Has an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) – tested June 5, 2019
- Has a solely dedicated, highly qualified, Director of Regional Safety (DRS) trained in safety management systems; every Blue Hawaiian base is audited by the DRS, every quarter
- Continuous improvement in employee open-reporting culture, safety committees, and safety culture
- Most intense audits for pilots and maintenance teams in Hawaii
- Department audits every two weeks: operations, maintenance, ground operations
- Every base evaluated every six months by external auditors, including: FAA, Department of Defense, TOPS, and ISBAO (International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations) Level 3
Only Blue: Has a Voluntary FAA Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) accepted and approved – Nov. 13, 2017
Only Blue: Is a member of the Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS) – audited Aug. 1, 2019
- TOPS requires all pilots to be instrument rated and trained in instrument maneuvers
- TOPS requires aircraft to have equipment that allows for instrument training, and recovery in an Inadvertent Entry Into Instrument Meteorological Conditions encounter
Only Blue: Have helicopters upgraded with the newest GARMIN glass-cockpit avionics, displaying synthetic terrain awareness to pilots. A major safety benefit while flying in Hawaii’s terrain.
Only Blue: Requires the highest pilot-hour minimum in the state of Hawaii.
Only Blue: Incorporates a guaranteed salary into our pilots’ pay. This puts less pressure on pilots to fly in order to make their income, and allows them to make flight decisions not predicated on hours flown.
Unless you charter the complete helicopter you will be sharing the flight with other guests. We try to seat couples and families side-by-side as much as possible. We cannot guarantee particular seating as it is often dictated by our FAA approved “weight and balance” program. However, visibility from every seat is excellent in both our A-Stars and Eco-Stars, since there are no cabin partitions that would block part of the view as is the case on other types of helicopters. Please note: tours from Maui, Waikoloa and Hilo operate with both A-Stars and Eco-Stars; tours from Kauai and Oahu utilize the Eco-Star exclusively.
FAA regulations require us to weigh all guests and bags at check-in. We do this discreetly for your privacy. Please be accurate as possible when providing weight information.
For each guest weighing more than 240 pounds, an adjacent, empty seat purchase is required. The charge for an adjacent empty seat is 50% off of the regular tour price. This open seat ensures the comfort for you and all of our guests on your flight. Please enquire directly with our reservations staff by telephone about the possibility of a comfort seat waiver.
Cancellations and Change made within 48 hours or “no showing” on your tour date will result in a full charge. To cancel or make changes to your reservation, please contact us during our normal business hour (8am-5pm)
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Blue Skies of Oahu:
$334.00 per person
Complete Island Oahu:
$395.00 per person
*Price subject to change.
Availability and Schedule:
*availability is limited! Please book in advance!
Flights are available between 8:00AM – 4:00PM. Please check with us for availability with your requested time so We could check closest time available.
Please note there are no hotel transfers for this tour. Please check in directly to Blue Hawaiian Helicopters.
address: 99 Kaulele Pl, Honolulu, HI 96819