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Sacred Falls Helicopter Tour in Honolulu, HI

Makani Kai Helicopters130 Iolana PlaceHonolulu, HI 96819
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Offered by Makani Kai Helicopters, the Ali’i Sacred Falls Tour features 60 minutes of excitement and scenic views of Oahu. This popular tour showcases Sacred Falls, the Polynesian Cultural Center, Mormon Temple in Laie, Turtle Bay, Kahuku Point, Sunset Beach surf spots, Pipeline, Waimea Bay, the Dole Pineapple Plantation, Pearl Harbor, Chinaman Hat, Kaaawa Valley, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Honolulu Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: 1 hour.
  • Complimentary Waikiki area transportation available.
  • Wear dark clothing for the best experience and photo opportunities.
  • Only cameras and video cameras are permitted on the helicopter.
  • Weight restrictions apply with a fee for exceeding the maximum weight limit.


from Sacred Falls Tour
This helicopter tour is our most popular tour. This grand adventure includes everything in our other tours and continues on past Sacred Falls, over the Polynesian Cultural Center, and the Mormon Temple in Laie. You’ll also see Turtle Bay, the aquaculture farms, and Kahuku Point. Don’t be surprised if you see humpback whales offshore during the winter months.

The tour continues along the storied North Shore, with a dramatic view of world-renowned surfing spots including Sunset Beach, Pipeline, and Waimea Bay. On your way over Oahu’s Central Plain, you’ll see the Dole Pineapple maze and the “birthing stones” of Hawaiian royalty. Your tour concludes with a panoramic vista of Pearl Harbor.

Tour duration: 60 minutes
Free Transportation to/from Waikiki

Please provide all names of passengers with their weight. Persons in excess of 250 pounds must pay an additional fee. Persons over 300 pounds are required to buy an extra seat. Children under 24 months fly free if seated on the lap of a parent.

Guests should wear comfortable dark clothing. Please call (808) 834-5813 at least 24-hours prior to flight to confirm your reservation and pick-up time. Items allowed on the helicopter are cameras and video cameras, all other items must be left in the office.

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JoleneBowyer A
"WOW what an experience!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2017 NEW
We have been in many choppers in our lives but Jim took it to a whole new level!!! he was very knowledgeable and loads of fun! he topped off our holiday in Hawaii and was by far the best birthday present ever!!! Thanks so much Jim you are a bloody legend!!! thanks so much from your Aussie tourist :)
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Belinda S
Jakarta, Indonesia
"Best experience ever!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2017 NEW
We did the 45 min doors off rock n roll ride, and it was the absolute highlight of our holiday!! Margot the pilot was amazing and her commentary about all the areas we flew over was great. Highly recommend, thank you!!!
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"Doors off tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 17, 2017 NEW
While on holidays in Hawaii we decided to do a helicopter flight. There were many to choose from, however we decided on Makani Kai Helicopter as they offered the doors off and there was only 2 seated in the back. After a short delay with our 8.05am we were on our way. It was absolutely stunning. Our pilot Jim was welcoming and very informative. Thanks Jim 🤙🤙 Would definitely recommend their helicopter tours .
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Los Angeles, California
""Doors off" tour is worth every penny!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 14, 2017 NEW
Absolutely the best experience. Ever. Even my family (who was hesitant to come with me) was envious after they saw the pics of Oahu I shot from the tour. My pilot for the day was Nathan, who not only was an easy going, laid back fellow but a great narrator. He, certainly is an experienced pilot; our flight was smooth with minimal chop. Not to mention he happily answered our questions and narrated in between busy ATC communications (especially around HNL airspace). I opted (without qualms or hesitation) for the "doors off" one. This isn't for everyone, but if you love the blast of wind in your face and are a photography nerd like myself, you will truly enjoy this awesome ride. Call me crazy, but getting a whiff of jet exhaust during start-up was just another added bonus for me, lol. In my honest opinion, this was an absolute blast! I genuinely enjoyed my tour and will HAPPILY take another doors-off tour with Makani Kai in the future! :)
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Amber C
Sydney, Australia
"Great views!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 13, 2017 NEW
Had an amazing time on the helicopter ride today. The staff were great and the view was even better. We went over Waikiki, diamond head and hanamau bay just to name a few spots. I went in the clised door but would deffinately suggest open door as it isn't scary at all. The only reason I give it 4 stars is because we had 7 people in the chopper which made it a very tight fit and wasn't as enjoyable for the people sat in the middle.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sacred Falls Tour

Will I see Pearl Harbor?
Yes. Each of our tours includes a marvelous pass over Pearl Harbor, where you’ll see the Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri.

How many people can fit in the helicopter?
The A-Star carries six passengers plus the pilot. For the comfort of all passengers, Open Seating passengers weighing in excess of 250 pounds may be charged an additional fee equal to one-half the cost of one seat. Open Seating passengers weighing more than 300 pounds will be charged for an additional seat.  Any two Open Seating passengers from the same reservation whose combined weight exceeds 430 pounds may be required to purchase a comfort seat.  An individual First Class passenger’s weight must not exceed 180 pounds; the combined weight of two First Class passengers must not exceed 345 pounds.

Can I be guaranteed a front seat?
Practically everyone wants to sit up front where you will get arguably the best view.  The front seats are considered “First Class” and are available for a slight additional charge.  The combined weight for both parties seated up front cannot exceed 360 pounds.

Is there a discount for kids?
The FAA requires that every passenger over 24 months occupy his or her own seat. However, children younger than that can ride on their parents’ lap for free.

Can I take pictures?
Yes, we encourage you to take pictures and/or video. Bring extra film.

Do you provide a video?
Yes. The A-Star is equipped with a live camera DVD recording system that records each flight. The video also records your pilot’s narration, your own comments and questions and gentle Hawaiian music in the background. You may purchase a DVD of your actual flight following your tour.

What happens if it’s cloudy?
As a rule, we don’t fly if the weather is inclement. After all, we want you to enjoy your tour. We encourage you to book your tour early in your stay so that you have the flexibility to fly another day if the weather is poor.

Am I going to get sick?
The A-Star is an extremely stable aircraft and is used worldwide for air tours. Your tour will be a comfortable experience as we follow the Tour Operator’s Program of Safety flight guidelines which call for limited pitch and bank angles.

Is it safe to fly in a helicopter?
Absolutely. Makani Kai Helicopters enjoys a spotless safety record. We use modern equipment, employ the finest and most experienced pilots, have a highly dedicated and trained support staff and are proud members of T.O.P.S., the Tour Operator’s Program of Safety.