20 Minutes
North Shore (Turtle Bay), Oahu
Afternoon, Morning
Tour Times

See all of the breath-taking sights that Oahu’s North Shore has to offer on this 20-minute North Shore Adventure. Every winter, waves taller than four-story buildings roll through the Birthplace of Big Wave Surfing, swells that only the world’s best surfers dare to ride. You’ll get to fabulous aerial views of the whole coastline, including Kahana Bay, Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach, and Banzai Pipeline – each with its own well-earned reputation for monster surf. As bonus, you’ll even get a view  of the beautiful Kaliuwa‘a (Sacred Falls). At a 1000 feet, it offers incredible beauty, which has only been viewable by air since 1999.


  • Oahu’s World Famous North Shore
  • Banzai Pipeline
  • Sunset Beach
  • Sharks Cove
  • Waimea Bay
  • Ko‘olau Mountains
  • Kaliuwa‘a (Sacred Falls)


  • Approx. 20 minutes total air tour flight time in MD500 helicopter
  • Door-Off — take great photos, our most popular add-on!
  • All window seats
  • Two-way communication between you, your pilot, and your group

Activity level:

  • Easy: Suitable for adults, children, and seniors.


  • Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (Closed Monday and Sunday)
  • Tour Times: Morning, Afternoon
  • Duration: 20 Minutes

* Total flight time typically varies from 18 – 22 minutes. Approx. 1 hour, including check-in.


  • Guests should not go SCUBA diving less than 24 hours before their flight departure time.
  • Children under the age of two (2) fly free when seated in the lap of a paying adult – proof of age required for lap children under two (2). Children 24 months and over require an individual full-fare seat.
  • Children must be at least 12 years old to sit next to an open door while aircraft is in flight.
  • Each guest weighing 270 lbs. or more must purchase an extra seat for weight and balance purposes. The extra seat is discounted by 15% (before fuel surcharge). All guests who purchase an extra seat are guaranteed a window seat.
    Weights for all guests are requested at the time of booking, and their accuracy is essential to ensure the comfort and safety of all guests. To ensure safety, we weigh all guests at check-in, and if we are unable to fly a guest due to an inaccurate weight provided at the time of booking, no refund will be made. By maintaining proper weight and balance in our aircraft we can provide guests with a safe, smooth and comfortable Experience on Paradise Helicopters.
  • Picture ID matching the credit card used for the purchase will be confirmed at check-in.
  • We will not cancel a flight due to the weather unless it is unsafe to fly. Weather can change quickly so our pilots are checking weather continuously for safety and visibility concerns, and any decision to cancel due to weather is not made until right before a flight departs. We will fly if it is raining, but not if the visibility is poor.
  • Cancellation Policy is 48 hours prior to your tour time.
  • For Doors-Off Flights:
    • Please bring a jacket as the cabin will be cool and very windy.
    • If you wish to take photos during the flight, your camera or phone must have a strap and be secured to you.
    • No hats or other loose accessories such as scarves are permitted on the flight.
    • We will ask you to empty your pockets before your flight to remove anything that could potentially become airborne, including camera lenses or personal items.
    • Closed-toe shoes required and may not have open backs
    • Prescription glasses and sunglasses may be worn on doors-off flights as your 2-way communication headset will pin them securely to your head. If they are not worn, we will ask you to leave them behind.
    • If you have longer hair, we recommend tying it back.
    • No ipads or selfie sticks are allowed.

Location: Paradise Helicopters Helipad, Turtle Bay Resort North Shore
Address:  57-091 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI 96731
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/bqNgC2SCnUaVedAa8

Parking: Self-Pay parking is available.

Check-in: Please arrive at our base at Turtle Bay Resort 30 minutes prior to your tour departure time.
Our Turtle Bay Resort base is located on Turtle Bay Resort property behind the main parking area, reachable by a short paved walking path.

Activity Company: Paradise Helicopters

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 3 reviews
March 22, 2019

I am a professional surfer and I love surfing at the north shore beaches but I have never appreciated the beauty of them from the air. This tour allows you to capture such an unforgettable experience. If you love the sea and the beach, this tour is then for you. This tour will allow you to see the Banzai Pipeline and the Sunset Beach. Highly recommended.

March 22, 2019

We rented our AirBnB in Kahuku and we wanted a tour that shows the beauty of the North Shore. We wanted to see all of it. Even though Hawaii is beautiful overall, the North Shore area has something unique and beautiful that makes you fall in love with it. We did skydiving the first time and we were able to see some part of the beauty of the area from the air and that is why this time we wanted a helicopter tour. It didn’t disappoint at all.

March 22, 2019

I never imagined to get such experience and to be able to see such beauty with only 200 bucks. Please include this tour in your itinerary. The north shore area of Oahu is fantastic. By the way, they told me this tour gets sold out very fast, so make sure you book ahead of time. Precisely because it is so affordable and a very complete tour.

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