Points of Interest
- Pearl Harbor & USS Arizona Memorial
- Diamond Head Crater
Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.
An aerial tour is a unique and exhilarating way to learn more about breathtaking Oahu. Soar above sheer cliffs, verdant green hills, lush rainforests and the turquoise waters of "the island where aloha began". Although Oahu is the most populated of the Hawaiian islands, there are many remote mountainous areas and unspoiled landscapes that are best viewed from the sky.
Make sure to bring your camera, as you'll have plenty of opportunity to take amazing photographs.
Begin the adventure with a scenic 45-minute drive from port to the heliport. Meet your friendly pilot and participate in a short safety briefing to ensure that you are comfortable. Then it's up, up and away! Your pilot will expertly maneuver to make sure you see all the best island highlights, so sit back and relax as this lush, tropical paradise unfurls before your eyes and learn all about Oahu.
Over your 50 minutes aboard this spacious chopper, the iconic landmarks and hidden gems will come into view. You'll cherish all the sights of Honolulu with its dramatic cityscape and beach, plus the "other" Oahu, a tropical bounty of hidden rain forests, valleys, waterfalls and beaches, which many visitors are never fortunate enough to see. Glide over the turquoise waters of Waikiki, its sparkling shoreline and the colorful coral reefs. Look down into the Diamond Head Crater, 761 feet above sea level and one of the most famous volcanic craters in the world.
History buffs will treasure the views of Pearl Harbor and the haunting USS Arizona Memorial, a graceful 184-foot tribute that floats serenely above the shattered hull of the sunken ship destroyed by Japanese bombs on that infamous day in December 1941. At once beautiful and sobering, this stunning memorial commemorates the 1,177 crewmen (75 were recovered, 1,102 remain entombed there) who were killed during the surprise attack. Also in view will be the USS Missouri battleship, or "Mighty Mo," where the Japanese surrender was signed.
Soar over the sheer Koolau cliffs of the Nu'uanu Valley and the cascading Sacred Falls, currently only viewable by air. And marvel at the vast lushness of the Dole pineapple plantation, the epicenter of the island's pineapple empire started in 1899 by a 22-year-old from Massachusetts named James Dole.
As the flight concludes, look for your ship in the sparkling blue waters as you come in for a gentle landing. Return to the pier with magical memories and pictures of this beautiful island.
Special Notes:The content of this tour is identical to HNL-800. Only guests using a wheelchair can book this tour, as it ensures accessible transportation. Due to the specialized nature of some lift-equipped vehicles, priority is given to guests using a wheelchair and one companion only; additional companions may be required to travel on the transportation provided for tour HNL-800. Bookings not marked with an accessibility requirement will be removed from the tour's inventory.
Maximum weight for the power mobility lift is 250lbs. Passengers with disabilities must contact the onboard Tour Office at least 48 hours prior to the excursion to ensure arrangements can be made to meet their particular needs. Please be sure to read the "Accessible Cruising" information on the home page of Princess.com.
Flight time is 50 minutes.
Helicopter excursions are not refundable unless cancelled by 12:00pm on the day after embarkation. Carry-on bags are not allowed and there is limited secure storage at the heliport. iPads, iPad minis or tablets are not permitted on the flight. Oxygen devices of any type are not allowed.
Weight surcharge ($149.95) may apply on this flight. Due to weight and balance limitations, as well as passenger safety and comfort, the helicopter companies have advised that guests weighing 260 lbs. or more (fully clothed) will be assessed the weight surcharge to reserve adequate space onboard the helicopter. Passengers weighing 260 lbs. or more should reserve an extra surcharge ticket and, once onboard, contact the Tour Office and your account will be adjusted to reflect the cost of the surcharge only. Must be able to climb onboard helicopter if more than 250 lbs as maximum weight for the power mobility lift is 250lbs.
Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.