Oahu Helicopter Tours - See the Best of Oahu Hawaii from the Air!
With more than seventy percent of the Hawaiian Islands remaining inaccessible by land, it is better to take helicopter rides round the islands. The breathtaking aerial views of the tropical rainforests, the waterfalls, the hidden valleys, and the erupting and dormant volcanoes are a must for every tourist.
The Oahu helicopter tours can take you closest to the flowing lava. These rides may be a bit expensive but if you have already spent much on visiting Hawaii it is better to take the plunge and not miss the spectacular natural beauty of the islands. Moreover, these days special packages are also made available for every tourist and you can easily select the one that suits you the best.
The Oahu Island is a treat for the eyes and the mind. It is the heart of Hawaii and is nicknamed "The Gathering Place". You can start your helicopter ride from the Keehi Lagoon and then cruising over the Honolulu Harbor you can move towards the Aloha Tower. Waikiki Beach looks wonderful from air with hundreds of people in, some surfing in the sea, some just basking in the sun.
Aerial view of Mokapu Point on the Eastern shore of Oahu Hawaii
The aerial views of the Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island, and the Ala Wai Yatch Harbor are also very beautiful and you also get a panoramic view of the Diamond Head crater, and the Gold Coast, which is home to many multi-millionaire celebrities. Apart from these the Makapu Point, Sea Life Park, Mount Olomana, Waimanalo Beach are common destinations for most helicopter rides. Some special rides also give you a birds eye view of the "Jurassic Park" valley, the Sacred Falls (a 1000 ft cascade), the coral formations of Kaneohe Bay, and the Dole Pineapple Plantation.
Oahu helicopter tours have a lot of surprises in store. You may be lucky enough to see humpback whales somersaulting near Kahuku Point during the winter months. The spectacular views of the Waimanalo Beach, the Turtle Bay, and the birthing stones of Hawaiian royalty come to an end with the majestic view of the Pearl Harbor, the Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri.
Aerial shot of Diamond Head taken from a plane
Mid-morning is the best part of the day to go for a Oahu helicopter tour. It is during this time that there is least cloud cover and adequate sunlight. The duration of these rides vary depending on the package you select. It is advisable that you opt for dark colored outfits during these rides this allows you to diminish the glare on the windows and helps you take better photographs.
There is something magical about Oahu helicopter tours. You should not miss the opportunity of a helicopter tour if you are in Hawaii.
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