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Air Tours - Airplane Tours on Oahu

There are 9 products in this category that range in price from $105.00 to $7241.25.


Air Tours of Oahu by Airplane are a great way to see the island and are a great value!


Most people tend to think about Oahu as simply Honolulu and Waikiki, but it is much more. Like the other Hawaiian Islands, much of Oahu can only truly be seen from the vantage point of an air tour above. Not only do we provide helicopter air tours of Oahu, but we also have fixed-wing airplane tours, seaplanes and glider rides as well.

The discussion will occasionally come up regarding the relative performance and enjoyment of an airplane air tour over Oahu as compared to a helicopter tour. There are some distinct differences but many don't realize many of the positives that come up on the side of Oahu air tours by airplane.

First of all, will you see the island as well from an air tour airplane flight Certainly, you will fly over the exact same areas on your fixed-wing air tour. You won't be missing any of the areas you might see otherwise. As far as actually being able to see the spots below from your airplane tour, there is no question that these aircraft are designed for sightseeing and usually have the wings above the viewing windows to give a greater view of the scenery below and the windows themselves are often enlarged for better viewing. Although helicopters have the ability to hover which airplane tours do not, this actually makes fairly little difference as it has been my observation on many of the helicopter flights of Oahu that the helicopter air flights simply go on at a steady pace and rarely uses their hovering capabilities to actually stop in mid-air to view a single location, although this can and does happen.
I can honestly say that of the many photos that I have taken from the air on air tours, you would have a hard time discerning whether I had taken the photo from an airplane air tour or from a helicopter.

For all intents and purposes, flying over Oahu on a fixed-wing air tour or a helicopter are both going to give you the "lay of the land" and you'll have essentially the same impression of the beauty of the island below on either.
The one big difference you will notice about your flight on an air tour by airplane is that the pricing will be substantially less. Your time in the air will usually be longer as well even at the reduced price point. If price is a concern for you, you should consider the airplane air tour option if only for this reason.

In addition to the more traditional airplane air tours offered on Oahu are also air tour flights by seaplane that take-off and land on the water and glider rides in which large gliders are towed into the air by another airplane and then allowed to drift in the thermals and air currents in the North Shore area before landing at an air-strip at Dillingham Airfield.


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$254.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Relive the romance of PanAm's famous "China Clipper" flying boats when they departed and landed on the historic Keehi Lagoon. On arrival to the floating office you will be briefed on a map of your…

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$274.90
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Your experience begins with a convenient mini bus ride to the airport, where your private aircraft awaits. Fly in comfort to Kalaupapa. Upon arrival you will be met by a former patient who will be your…

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$105.00 - $180.00
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The views are breathtaking and the sensations are thrilling. A million mile pilot will guide you effortlessly on the wings of the wind as you soar over Oahu's North Shore. Every seat is a window seat…

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$4309.80 - $7241.25

The Big Island, the largest of all Hawaiian islands, continues to grow as Kilauea volcano erupts. See this spectacular site from the most ideal location, the sky! Along your journey, enjoy the sights…

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$170.00 - $310.00

The views are breathtaking the sensations are thrilling. A million mile pilot will guide you effortlessly on the wings of the wind as you soar over Oahu's North Shore. Every seat is a window seat…

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$185.00 - $215.00

Enjoy a scenic, aerobatic and a mini lesson flight. Take the controls and get the feel of piloting this high performance sailplane under the supervision of an experienced glider instructor.

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$125.00 - $210.00

Take the controls and get the feel of piloting this high performance sailplane under the supervision of one of our experienced glider instructors.

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$170.00 - $195.00

Enjoy a scenic, acrobatic and hands-on ride.

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