Oahu helicopter tours give you the chance to catch a glimpse of just about all the island’s most famous hotspots within the space of an hour. From the air, you can take in unobstructed views of natural wonders that include the North Shore Beaches and the iconic Diamond Head Crater. Further inland, sights to see range from Pearl Harbor to dense rainforest reserves.

At Honolulu Helicopter Tours, we offer high-value and informative Oahu helicopter tours that give you an introduction to the very best of the island’s offerings in as little as 18 minutes. Contact us to find out how our tours help visitors make the most of their holiday. Or, keep reading below for insights into some of the best landmarks you can see from the sky.

Top Landmarks to See on Our Oahu Helicopter Tours

From the Diamond Head volcanic crater to the century-old Makapu’u Point Lighthouse, here are just some of the hotspots you’ll see on our Oahu helicopter tours.

1. Diamond Head

View of Diamond Head on a Helicopter Tour of Waikiki

Hawaii is well-known for its volcanic landscapes, and the most iconic volcanic tuff on the island of Oahu has to be Diamond Head. During Oahu helicopter tours, you’ll gain a bird’s-eye view of this vast extinct volcanic crater that dominates the skyline.

2. Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor from above

Pearl Harbor marks the site of Japan’s surprise attack that launched the USA into WWII in 1941. While flying over this pivotal landmark, you’ll catch sight of the USS Arizona Memorial, the Battleship Missouri, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum, and more.

3. Hanauma Bay

Hanauma Bay

Located on the southeastern coast of Oahu, Hanauma Bay is a stunning marine sanctuary that’s highly renowned for its coral reefs, crystal-clear ocean waters, and diverse marine life. It’s an absolutely breathtaking sight from the sky.

4. Sacred Falls State Park

Sacred Falls

The Sacred Falls are among the most beautiful waterfalls in Hawaii. Due to the risk of rockslides, you’re no longer permitted to hike to the falls, but you can catch a glimpse of this epic cascade on one of our Oahu helicopter tours.

5. Waimea Valley

Waimea Valley

When it comes to nature, beaches are undoubtedly Hawaii’s main draw, but you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to feast your eyes on Oahu’s lush interior. While flying over the scenic Waimea Valley, you’ll see dense rainforests, waterfalls, and botanical gardens.

6. Dole Plantation

Dole Plantation

The best place to gain an understanding of Hawaii’s agricultural heritage is the Dole Plantation, which is the world’s former largest pineapple plantation. Today, it’s home to the world’s largest maze, tropical fruit fields, gardens, and more – all of which you can see on one of our Oahu helicopter tours.

7. North Shore Beaches

North Shore Beaches

Oahu’s North Shore is a surfer’s paradise, where you’ll see incredible surfing competitions making use of the colossal waves. While navigating the clouds, look down to see the golden stretches of Waimea Bay, the Banzai Pipeline, and Sunset Beach.

8. Kaneohe Bay

Kaneohe Bay

One of the most visually striking coastal attractions in Oahu is Kaneohe Bay, a photogenic bay surrounded by the dramatic cliffs of the Koolau Mountains. In the bay are numerous tiny islets, including the famous Chinaman’s Hat.

9. Mount Ka’ala

Mount Ka'ala

During our Oahu helicopter tours, you’ll have the chance to hover near the summit of Mount Ka’ala, the island’s highest peak. From here, you can soak up panoramic views of Oahu’s mountainous interior, winding rivers, and lush valleys.

10. Makapu’u Point Lighthouse

Makapu'u Point Lighthouse

Last but not least on our list of top landmarks to see on Oahu helicopter tours is the Makapu’u Point Lighthouse, which has stood proudly on the easternmost point of the island since 1909. It’s one of the best places in Hawaii to admire the Pacific Ocean.

Learn More about Our Oahu Helicopter Tours

Oahu is brimming with so many incredible beaches, historic sites, and natural wonders that squeezing all the highlights into a holiday can be almost impossible – unless you embark on one of our guided Oahu helicopter tours. During the flight, we’ll point out all Oahu’s most famous landmarks and attractions to make sure you leave this island with everlasting memories. Have any questions about our tours? Don’t hesitate to contact us.