I have seen Hawaii from pretty much every angle. I’ve gone on hiking tours, the Kai Kanani Tours, and have even been on a Hawaii bus tour. I didn’t think there would be any other way I could possibly tour around the wonderful island… But then I found out about the helicopter tours! When I found out that I was going to take a Helicopter Tour over Hawaii, I was just bursting with excitement! Maybe I’ll be able to scout my new home from up here, I’m kidding, of course, I’m not moving to Hawaii but believe me, it is tempting! I may have to check out some Wailea condos Maui for sale just for future reference… that’s all!
Anyway, on Oahu, Waikiki Beach is just the beginning. In one amazing tour, we experienced the breathtaking scenery of this Island’s hidden rain forests, lush valleys, and stunning historic sights. We glided over the vivid turquoise coral reefs of Waikiki, looked down into the extinct volcano of Diamond Head, and the crescent-shaped Hanauma Bay, white-sand Waimanalo beach, Chinaman’s Hat and the beautiful coral formations in Kaneohe Bay.
We also saw the cliffs of the Nuuanu Valley rain forest, then flew along the breathtaking coastline to legendary Sacred Falls and the panoramic Dole Pineapple Plantation. Our Oahu adventure also included sweeping views of Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri and so much more!
We headed to Blue Hawaiian Helicopters to embark on this exciting journey! Christina and I were the co pilots!
Our pilot, was the funniest guide I’ve ever had in my life, making us at home and at the same time making us feel safe on board!
We started the tour overlooking Honolulu, I stretched my legs and enjoyed the ride:
More of Honolulu’s breathtaking beauty:
We then, overlooked Kualoa Ranch, the location where the movie Jumanji was filmed, among many other amazing movies. So exciting to be able to see it from above:
We also checked out the Dole Pineapple Plantation, which is truly massive:
But one of my favorite moments was the really close to home flight over Pearl Harbor and the magnificent view of the USS Arizona Memorial. As a foreigner who loves this country, this was a moment I will never forget, one of those “love my job so much” moments, you know? So unbelievably amazing, I needed to share with you:
The Helicopter ride was a true gift to us during the trip. It made me want to come to Hawaii, to experience all these locations up close!
I personally want to thank Sony Pictures for providing such a meaningful experience and Blue Hawaiian Helicopters for doing such an amazing job!
Can’t wait to hear what you think, as usual, give us a Trendy Shout!
What an absolutely beautiful place! Looks like you had an amazing experience!
I would never get on that helicopter. I am afraid to fly. Thankfully I can just look at your photos which are great.
I would absolutely love to visit Hawaii. I have such a fear of heights that I may chicken out on a helicopter ride!
For a moment, I was living thru your post!! I love it – Hawaii is such a great place to vacation and it’s kid friendly for those that have kids. The helicopter tour rides are always a must-do on my list when i’m there.
Wow Hawaii is a amazing place.. Loved all the clicks.. Wish I could visit there too sometime..
Hawaii is definitely on my bucket list and now – the bucket list has changed… I want to see it from the air! Great photos!
These photos are absolutely stunning! I have always wanted to go and visit Hawaii and taking a helicopter tour sounds like an amazing experience and a great way to see all it has to offer. If we ever get to go there I’ll have to keep this in mind. Thanks for sharing!
I have wanted to visit Hawaii so bad FOREVER! These pictures just made it that much worse. I may look into going for my birthday next year.
Your photos are amazing & certainly motivates me to try a helicopter ride (last one I took was in the clouds so no views, no photos). Had to pin the pineapple too, LOL
Wow, the experience is indeed so memorable! who would not want to experience this. The view is totally amazing! I wish to experience the same too!
So very cool and what an experience! All of your photos are so beautiful. I have never been to Hawaii but it is definitely one of those places I would love to visit. I am glad you were able to experience that!
What breathtaking photos! I would love to check out that Dole maze once I make it to Hawaii. Spectacular views from the sky.
Wow what a great experience! I’ve always wanted to visit Hawaii, and going on a helicopter ride would be the icing on the cake.
That sounds like an amazing experience. I’ve never been to Hawaii, nor have I been on a helicopter. It sounds like I have some living to do!
My mom and dad did this helicopter tour when they were on Oahu. They loved it! I am sure you had a great time. The views are just stunning!
Wow what an experience. The aerial views of Hawaii are simply beautiful!
Oh wow! The view is breathtaking! I would love to take a helicopter tour of Hawaii.
This sounds fabulous. I would love to do something like this asap.
I am so jealous! These views are breathtaking! I would love to do something like this one day!
Wow you have experienced my dream! Im jealous. Hawaii island is so beautifully stunning.
Wow, such an exciting adventure. Just love that inviting water view. The Pineapple plantation looks amazing from above. You are one lucky girl.
Wow! A Helicopter Tour over Hawaii! This is just awesome! I’m so jealous right now.
Wow! What a great way to explore Hawaii! I wish I could get a chance to do this one day!
That looks so beautiful. That is a great way to really enjoy the beauty of Hawaii.
I need to go to Hawaii to do this. I have never been in a helicopter.
Wow that must have been an incredible trip. Those views are totally amazing!
Wo so beautiful!! what a wonderful trip you had!
Toni | Boulder Locavore
Wow! What an amazing experience! This would be a great way to explore Hawaii!
This sounds like a fantastic adventure. Your pictures and story are awesome– not I definitely want to take a trip to Hawaii. Thanks for sharing.
Wow! Your pictures are amazing. What a cool adventure. I’ve never visited Hawaii — let alone taken overhead tour. So cool.
I am so jealous! I have never been to Hawaii, but it is on my bucket list! And I will definitely do a helicopter tour! This looks so breathtaking!
Wow Hawaii is a dream. Your trip looked amazing!
That water is absolutely gorgeous. I’m going to have to close my eyes for a few minutes and imagine being there.
Wow what a beautiful and a once im a lifetime opportunity. I’m stoked for you thanks for sharing.
What gorgoeus views! That is some pretty blue colored water!
This would be such an amazing adventure! I have always wanted to go over an area like this from an aerial view.
Wow, how cool to see Hawaii from a birds eye view. I love the photo of the Dole plantation.
That looks like a lot of fun. I would love to do something like this sometime. The views must be amazing to see.
How can one say no to a chance like this! I really miss going to the beach and this post made me want to go to Hawaii! It’s so pristine and pretty!
I know, I want to go to Hawaii after seeing this! It is on my bucket list!
Absolutely gorgeous! I will have to be sure to take a helo ride the next time we’re there! Love the jeans too!
There were so many impressive sights! Seeing the filming location was definitely cool. I can see why they chose it!
I have never been to Hawaii but it’s HUGE on my bucket list! I am so mesmerized by the gorgeous views you saw on your helicopter ride.
What a beautiful photos! I never been to Hawaii! But this gives me idea when I visit next year! Hahaha I love the Dole Pineapple Plantation!
Hawaii has to be the most beautiful place on earth! I would absolutely love to fly around in a helicopter, observing the islands’ beauty!
That would be so amazing. Those views are incredible.
These pictures are beautiful! I would love to visit Hawaii and see all these beautiful sites! I’ve been in a helicopter once and I’m not sure I want to get in another! lol but seeing it from the ground would be awesome!
This would be amazing! Look at that water. When we were in Hawaii my husband wanted to do a helicopter tour but I was too chicken. Maybe one day!
My mom and her sister just got back from there. What a fun time.
Awesome experience. Great destination.
Ohhh you’re making me want a vacation NOW! That looks like such a magical adventure!
Oh man! I remember way back when, when I was in HI with my parents. We were going to do a Helicopter Ride but I chickened out last minute LOL!
Oh wow! What an experience! Not many people in the world can say they have ever done something that cool! Congratulations.
These photos are beautiful! I lived in HI for a few months when my sister and brother in law were in the Navy. Such beautiful weather and scenery everywhere you go!
We’ve been to Hawaii several times, and every time we go, we take an aerial tour. You can’t beat it!
That looks like so much fun! Nothing beats an aerial tour of such a gorgeous place like Hawaii.
Joanna Everyday Made Fresh
Wow, how beautiful! If I ever get the chance to go to Hawaii, I definitely want to take a helicopter ride!
When I was in Hawaii this past summer I wanted to take a helicopter tour so bad. It looks like it was an absolutely amazing ride! I’m so glad you shared your visit.
That sounds amazing. I went on a helicopter tour of Boston last winter and it’s an amazing experience.
Heather @Kraus House Mom
When we ask my kids where they want to go on vacation there are three too answers, Disney, Punta Cana and Hawaii. When I finally get there I am absolutely taking a helicopter tour.