Best Hawaiian Islands for a Helicopter Tour

Best Hawaiian Islands for a Helicopter Tour

Best Hawaiian Islands for a Helicopter TourBest Hawaiian Islands for a Helicopter Tour

Wondering what the best Hawaiian Islands for a helicopter tour are? The real answer is that there is no “best” Hawaiian island. All of the islands are beautiful and unique, each one providing its own amazing views. However, depending on what you want to see on your tour, there may be a “best” island for you! Here are the top Hawaiian islands to see from the air:

Hawaii Island

Best Hawaiian Islands for a Helicopter TourWith its great amounts of sheer natural beauty, Hawaii Island is a great Hawaiian Island for a helicopter tour. Hawaii is the home of five volcanoes, including the Kilauea Volcano, one of the most active shield volcano in the world. There is nothing like seeing the hot lava flow from above, something you’re most likely to experience on our Doors-Off Over The Volcano tour.

From the air, you will see 10 of the world’s 13 climate zones as well as the famous Kona Coffee Belt, and beaches with green, black and white sand. One of the most amazing parts of this tour is the Kohala Mountains where you will see towering waterfalls and sheer cliff faces that make these the most spectacular valleys in Hawaii.

Our Hawaii Circle Island Experience takes you on a tour of the entire island of Hawaii!


Best Hawaiian Islands for a Helicopter TourOahu has some of the most popular tourist locations of the Hawaiian Islands, with spots like Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor, the North Shore and Lē’ahi (Diamond Head). While these iconic locations are amazing to see on foot, there is nothing like viewing the island of Oahu from the air. On our O’ahu Island Adventure, you will circle the entire island by helicopter, giving you a view of all of the above locations as well as Hanauma Bay, Sandy Beach, Makapu‘u Lighthouse, Kāne’ohe Bay, Chinaman’s Hat and Ka‘a‘awa Valley.

Even though many of the locations visible by air can be accessed on-foot, there are some that can only be seen by helicopter, such as Sacred Falls. Kaliuwaʻa (Sacred Falls), is a secluded, thousand-foot waterfall that was closed to hikers in 1999 following a fatal rockfall. Though it is no longer accessible on foot, this gorgeous landmark is still visible from the air.

To see the entire island by helicopter, our Ko Olina Resort tour is the best helicopter adventure to book.

Maui Nui 

Best Hawaiian Islands for a Helicopter TourMaui Nui or “Greater Maui” used to be a single island roughly 40% larger than Hawaii. Over time, Maui Nui sunk lower into the sea, separating into four separate islands: Maui, Moloka`i, Lana`i, and Kaho`olawe.

Starting in Lana`i,  you can see the unique landmarks and natural beauty of all four of these islands during one two hour helicopter tour. Lana`i, which used to be a pineapple plantation because of its immense greenery, is also home to amazing rock formations in Keahiakawelo, known as Garden of the Gods. After lifting off here, you will fly over Kaho`olawe. Here you will see the island famously known as a bombing range for the U.S. Army during WWII.

Next you will fly over Maui, the second largest Hawaiian Island. From the world-famous Pe’ahi surf breaks, also known as “Jaws,” to the white beaches of Palauea Beach, Maui is a must-see from the air. Lastly, you will see Moloka‘i. The seacliffs on the northern side of Moloka‘i are the tallest in the world. You will be stunned by the beauty of flying amidst waterfalls and lush tropical forests!

Book a Maui Nui Helicopter Tour today!

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Tropical Helicopters is a reseller of Discount Helicopter Tours across Hawaii. We presently sell helicopters tours that depart out of these areas: Ko Olina (Oahu), North Shore (Oahu), Hilo (Hawaii Island), Kona (Hawaii Island). Please visit us from time to time as we grow our offerings. Contact us at (866) 961-6810 to book your reservations with Tropical Helicopters today.