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Turtle Bay: Valleys & Waterfall Explorer


4.95 (56 reviews)

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Turtle Bay: Valleys & Waterfall Explorer


Departs:  Turtle Bay Resort, Oahu Duration: 40min*



Narrated, Harbor, Beach, Waterfall, Rainforest


Explore the serenity and beauty of O‘ahu’s best from the air on Paradise Helicopters’ Valleys & Waterfall Explorer tour. Discover aerial views of the thousand-foot Kaliuwa‘a (Sacred Falls), which has been closed to the public since 1999, and the dramatic ridgelines of the Ko‘olau Mountains, locations completely inaccessible by car. In addition, your aerial expedition will take you above Kāne‘ohe Bay and the fabled North Shore surf breaks – must sees on any adventure!


  • Kaliuwa‘a (Sacred Falls)
  • Ko‘olau Mountains
  • Kāne‘ohe Bay
  • Famous North Shore surf breaks
  • Pearl Harbor


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Tour Notes

For answers to common questions please read our faq.
* Total flight time typically varies from 35 – 40 minutes.

  • Please check in for your flight 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • Passengers over 265 lbs may be subject to weight restriction fee.

Activity Level

Easy: Suitable for adults, children and seniors.


56 reviews for Turtle Bay: Valleys & Waterfall Explorer

  1. Lena

    Amazing tour! It was such a beautiful experience to see the island from up in the air!

  2. Linsay Perkins

    Carson was an incredible pilot! Loved our experience! Definitely, recommend doors off. Paradise Helicopters is an awesome company!

  3. Patti K.

    Awesome views that can only be enjoyed via helicopter. Spectacular service from the crew.

  4. Nate R.

    Excellent experience! Loved the narration & history during flight. Definitely, a must do!

  5. Rosemary & Jerome P.

    Fantastic! Wow! Our pilot Carson was excellent! Our ground crew/site manager Lopaka did an awesome job making the entire trip worth every penny!

  6. Emily B.

    Amazing staff – Jill, Lopaka, and Josh. From check-in to the actual flight, crew has been outstanding. Simple booking, great check-in, awesome flight.

  7. Amber H.

    Amazing! Mark and Daniel were great! My husband was very nervous and they made him feel at ease!

  8. Ellen G.

    Fabulous tour! Josh (Pilot) was awesome and a lot of fun =)

  9. Bob A.

    It was first rate, pilot was awesome, ground crew and front office was very friendly and helpful, awesome experience

  10. Tammy + Harrison

    It left us speechless! we are blown away + would come back any day! Thank you

  11. Angela F.

    Carson and the entire Paradise Helicopter staff were amazing! We learned so much about the Hawaiian culture and the view from the air was breathtaking! Mahalo!

  12. Courtney Larkin

    Loved it! First helicopter tour and it was amazing! Thank you so much!

  13. Melinda

    Carson is great! Smooth ride! We went for my parents 50th anniversary and the staff was so great!

  14. Susan B.

    Amazing! From check-in to return, couldn’t have been better.

  15. Kim

    Best Trip I have ever done!

  16. Daniel H

    Nothing I would have changed. 10/10 Loved it

  17. Luca

    10+ Out of this world

  18. Alicia Perry

    Everything was amazing! the facts mostly

  19. Craig & Kevin (verified owner)

    Re: 5 pm Turtle Bay: Valleys & Waterfall Explorer 7/26/17
    Totally awesome experience, couldn’t have been any better.
    5+ stars.
    Only one negative, we forgot to get a photo with Carson & Daniel. We apologize sincerely.
    Craig & Kevin

  20. Chris Moore

    Did the 40 minute Valleys and Waterfall tour. Pilot Chris (ex Marine Corp pilot) also flew us down the coastline and into Pearl Harbor. First time in a helicopter for my 15 and 17 year olds. They absolutely loved it as did I. These guys are Top Drawer all the way and deserve a 6th Star on the rating scale. Do it! Chris M. Phoenix, Arizona

  21. Conner

    Amazing flight, great staff, outstanding tour. definitely coming back!

  22. Monika and Erin

    6+ Always wanted to do a helicopter flight+this was the perfect spot

  23. Imogen S

    Very very good Thank you. Was amazing and beyond my expectations.Best thing we’ve ever done. Thanks

  24. Aaron B

    A must do once in Hawaii. Great pilot, spectacular scenery, all in the famous Magnum P.I chopper!!

  25. Gabby and Michael

    Bob was fantastic & very knowledgeable & the other people inside were great! Best flight ever.

  26. Mary Ann O.

    We had a great time & really cool experience with the doors off. The front has a huge window that extends under your feet which gives such great views. Thanks.

  27. Karen & Marc N.

    It was so much fun. Briana and Josh have excellent customer service. Keep up the awesome service. We will be back!

  28. Matt & Lynze L.

    Awesome trip! Josh and Briana were so fun and friendly.

  29. Brittney W.

    Almost gave me a heart attack that I enjoyed! Awesome experience.

  30. Keri & Jake

    Kanani and Bob were amazing. After living here for 6+ years, this is the BEST way to see the island. Absolutely beautiful and Bob was so nice and knowledgeable.

  31. Brett R

    Have tried two other helicopters during previous trips. Definitely the best on the island to get the real Hawaii. Definitely worth the drive if from Waikiki.

  32. Spencer, Tony & Janelle

    Josh did great enjoyed it. Excellent, educational and ladies up front were very good as well.

  33. Jordan B.

    Amazing! Josh & staff are very fun and professional.

  34. Chesley W.

    We loved it, wish we could go every day!!!

  35. Christine J.

    Great Father’s day present! Doors off tour the best way to see the Island!

  36. Robyn

    Best flight ever! Mahalo

  37. Mark & Nancy l.

    Very fun, great pilot.

  38. Chloe B. & Adam D.

    Time of my life. My face hurts from smiling. Not an exaggeration.

  39. Dylan

    Had a Great time. Got a little hot towards the end.

  40. Max B.

    Thanks for an Awesome ride!

  41. Willow, Ben

    Awesome experience! Thank you!

  42. Leah and Burke

    Amazing time! Great experience, pilot was excellent and witty! Will be back for sure.

  43. Andy, Steve, Tom G.

    Thank you for the great ride, the view never gets old. Nice work.

  44. Louis S. Steven B.

    Thank you! Amazing! Will definitely let friends know! 🙂

  45. Lee S.

    Great time!

  46. harvey

    this trip was incredibly awesome, very informative trip of a lifetime

  47. toby

    very informative and great sense of humor

  48. caryl

    amazing way to really see Oahu

  49. Ruth G

    Very informative

  50. Grace

    My sister had previously taken this flight – it was a surprise! This was a great show.

  51. Laura

    My family is in town and we had an awesome experience! Mahalo!

  52. Janine C.

    Smooth ride and very knowledgeable.

  53. Courtney

    Amazing trip, music and scenes.

  54. Joan H

    great guide

  55. Erica and Paul C.

    Good reviews on Trip Advisor. The entire experience was great. Josh was a wonderful pilot!

  56. Rachael B.

    Fab!! Really good flight and great commentary!

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