This tour begins with a beautiful view of placid Keehi Lagoon and continues over historic Honolulu Harbor. Here you will 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. On your return to the airport, you’ ll see Pearl Harbor.
You’ll continue on along the southern shore of the island, past Waikiki Beach, where you’ll see Diamond Head crater from a dramatic perspective, the “Gold Coast” where millionaires make their homes, and the spectacular Hanauma Bay.
Rounding the east end of the island, you’ll see rugged coastline, inviting Sandy Beach and Makapu’u Point and lighthouse. Your aerial tour continues over Sea Life Park, the estate where TV’s Magnum P.I. was filmed and miles of white sand beach.
You’ll be treated to a stunning view of Mount Olomana and, later, the Nu’uanu Pali where King Kamehameha’s warriors won a decisive battle to unite the islands.
What to Know
DailyCheck In: 30 minutes prior to tour at Makani Kai Helicopters, 130 Iolana Pl, Honolulu.
Tour Time: You will be informed of your precise departure time when your vouchers are emailed.
Free transportation is provided to and from Waikiki.
Infants under 24 months old fly free.
Guests should wear comfortable clothing.
Due to enhanced security, we ask guests to please leave their purses, backpacks, luggage and other large items in their hotel rooms or in the hotel room safe. The only items allowed on the helicopter are cameras or video cameras. All other items must be left behind.
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.
Be sure to have the names, weights and heights of everyone in your party. Passengers over 250 lbs may be subject to weight restriction fee. (We will ask for these details during the check out process).
Driving Directions [ show ]
130 Iolana Place, Honolulu, HI 96819
Makani Kai Helicopters is located at 130 Iolana Place, Honolulu, HI 96819
Driving Directions from Waikiki: (anticipate a 30 minute drive)
1. Head west on the H1 freeway toward the airport.
2. Take exit #18 to Nimitz Hwy (92) Westbound toward the airport.
3. Turn left at Lagoon Dr. (2nd light)
4. Turn right at at Iolana Pl.
5. Look for a Makani Kai Helicopter’s big sign.
6. Free parking
Driving Directions from Ko ‘Olina Resort: (anticipate a 40 minute drive)
1. Head west on Aliinui Dr toward Koio Dr.
2. Turn right at Koio Dr.
3. Turn right at Farrington Highway.
4. Continue on I-H1 E.
5. Take exit 16 toward Airport.
6. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Paiea St/Rental Car Return/Aolele St and merge into Aolele St.
7. Turn right at Lagoon Dr.
8. Turn right at at Iolana Pl.
9. Look for a Makani Kai Helicopter’s big sign.
10. Free parking
|Check In:||30 min prior to departure|
|Flight leaves:||You will be informed of your precise departure time when your vouchers are sent.|
(All times approximate and subject to change)
|Includes:||Free transportation to and from Waikiki|
|Bring:||Light cover up (we recommend dark colors to avoid reflection when taking pictures), camera|
|Required:||Provide names, weights, heights of everyone in party|
|Location:||Makani Kai Helicopters, 130 Iolana Place, Honolulu HI 96819|
|Free from Waikiki|
|Notes:||• Please call for wheelchair accessibility
• The only items allowed on the helicopter are cameras and video cameras. All other items must be left behind.