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Kapolei: Oahu Circle Island Experience Doors-Off

Covering the Island of O‘ahu from above, our Circle Island Experience is one of the only full-circle tour of O‘ahu by helicopter.

Helicopter by waterfall
Helicopter flying doors off over kapolei
helicopter circling oahu
Coastal view of O'ahu
Helicopter by waterfall
Helicopter flying doors off over kapolei
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Cost of Tour: $535 per person

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Activity Level 

Easy: Suitable for adults, children and seniors.
Sit back and enjoy an aerial tour highlighting the most beautiful sights of Oʻahu. Explore the island in its entirety and visit hidden gems without the challenges of access by foot.

Experience 

See incredible aerial views starting with a taste of history over Pearl Harbor, the WWII Arizona Memorial, and Battleship Missouri. Next, soar above the bustling Honolulu Harbor, beautiful Waikīkī, and iconic Leahi (Diamond Head Crater). Heading further east, you’ll fly over Koko Head Crater and Hanauma Bay before Sandy Beach and Makapu‘u Lighthouse. Heading north, you will trace the fantastic coral formations of Kāne‘ohe Bay, Mokoli‘i (Chinaman’s Hat), and take a peek into “Jurassic Park” or, as it has been known locally for hundreds of years, Ka‘a‘awa Valley.

The thousand-foot cascade of Kaliuwa‘a (Sacred Falls) is sure to stun you and is accessible only by air. Then you’ll see the Polynesian Cultural Center, Turtle Bay Resort, and world-famous surfing spots of the North Shore - Sunset, Pipeline, Waimea Bay, and more. As you round Ka‘ena Point, you get a glimpse of the serene Wai‘anae Coast, a hidden gem of the island. Uncrowded and glorious white sand beaches - Yokohama Bay, Mākaha, and Pōka‘i - lace the coast. Historic Mākaha Valley comes into view as you are a few minutes away from arriving back to Kalaeloa.

Flight Details 

Tour departs from

Kalaeloa Airport
Flight Time1 hour, 15 minutes*

*Flight times are approximate, do not include check-in time, and total times may vary depending on weather conditions and where the best sights are at the time of your tour.

Route 

Kapolei

Features 

  • Narrated
  • Beaches
  • Waterfalls

Sights 

  • Kaliuwa‘a (Sacred Falls)
  • Ka’a’awa Valley
  • Lē‘ahi (Diamond Head)
  • Waikīkī Beach
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Hānauma Bay
  • Kaneohe Bay
  • North Shore
  • Kaena Point
  • Waiʻanae Coast
  • Kapolei West O'ahu

Upgrades 

Bell 407 interior

Window Seat

Request a seat next to the window

Endemic trees

Carbon Offset

Green your seat by helping to plant endemic trees in Hawai'i

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Check-in at our Kalaeloa Airport 

Check-in At Our Kapolei West O'ahu location

Check-in 30 minutes prior to departure time at the Kalaeloa Airport Tower A Paradise Helicopters shuttle van will meet you and take you through the security gate to our helicopter pad and hangar. Free parking is available

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