The Blue Hawaiian Difference
We've completely re-engineered your air-tour experience, as outlined in the diagram below. But for an in-depth comparison between our state-of-the-art helicopters with others that operate in Hawaii, check out our Helicopter Comparison page, which includes 360º Virtual Tours.
1 - 60 sq. feet of panoramic glass for maximum visibility
2 - 4-camera digital DVD system—cockpit camera puts you in the in-flight video
3 - Two-way communication between you and your pilot, plus Bose® aviation-grade noise-canceling headsets
4 - First-class seats, 23% more cabin area—you’ll love the extra personal space and shoulder room
5 - The most advanced 21st century helicopter technology—ultra quiet, smooth, and fuel efficient
6 - Your safety is Blue Hawaiian’s top priority. Our more powerful aircraft enable us to carry all the latest equipment, including emergency pop-out floats. Every helicopter in Hawaii should have them; make sure yours does.
Tour with total confidence. There's simply no argument: Blue Hawaiian is Hawaii’s #1 helicopter tour company. Blue Hawaiian's aircraft maintenance technicians have received the FAA’s coveted “Certificate of Excellence, Diamond Award” every year since 1998. No other helicopter tour company in Hawaii comes close to matching this record. Blue Hawaiian was honored by the FAA for a record 12th straight year in January, 2009, at a ceremony in Honolulu, and the FAA further honored Blue Hawaiian with the very first “Certificate of Excellence, Platinum Award.” And Blue Hawaiian is the only helicopter tour company in Hawaii certified by the Department of Defense.
Welcome to the Blue Skies of Hawaii. Blue is the only helicopter tour company serving all four major Hawaiian islands: Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island. That means wherever you go in the Islands of Aloha, you know exactly how to get the world’s finest aerial tours: just remember the color of the sky.
We don’t just operate the best equipment, we help develop it. From the ultra-quiet, spacious, and powerful 21st-century Eco-Star helicopter to the breakthrough Garmin G500H technology, which gives our pilots astonishing three-dimensional "synthetic vision" terrain awareness in less than optimal weather; from our pioneering of multi-camera in-flight video, to designing vastly improved cockpit air-conditioning—Blue Hawaiian is always at the forefront of leading-edge innovations for your safety, comfort, and enjoyment. Because when it comes to our guests, good enough is never enough.
The finest pilots in the sky. Blue Hawaiian prides itself on hand-picking only the finest and most experienced pilots—the absolute cream of the profession—and we make sure that every one of them becomes a State of Hawaii Certified Tour Guide. Blue Hawaiian is also the only helicopter tour company in Hawaii with its own state-of-the-art Flight Simulator, and the only one that puts its pilots through annual factory and FAA recurrent training.
You’ll be a star, or at least fly like one. When you choose Blue, you’re choosing Hollywood’s first-call helicopter tour company for blockbuster aerial photography. In addition to the upcoming mega-releases Battleship and Pirates of the Caribbean IV, our pilots have flown aerial photography for Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Tropic Thunder, Pirates of the Caribbean III, Crimson Tide, George of the Jungle, Honeymoon in Vegas, and numerous other major motion pictures, not to mention television shoots for MTV, The Food Channel, National Geographic, the Weather Channel, Wheel of Fortune and more. If these top professionals trust Blue Hawaiian with their multi-million dollar productions, perhaps Hollywood knows something you should know?
Living Aloha, every day. All of us in Hawaii have a responsibility to uphold the islands’ proud tradition of hospitality. Years ago, the late cultural pioneer George Kanahele (author of “Ku Kanaka: Stand Tall”) showed us the incredible potential of using our helicopters as “flying classrooms.” We take that mission very seriously. Our pilots offer our guests insightful and accurate information about Hawaiian culture, flora and fauna, history, geology and place names. Our guests are able to ask their pilot questions through our proprietary two-way in-flight communication system, which enhances their involvement, and when they share their knowledge with their friends and family upon returning home, the outreach extends. It’s an honor to do our part to help preserve Hawaii’s precious native culture.
You don’t have to take our word for it. Only Blue gives you the confidence of consistent and repeated endorsements and awards from the most important international, national, and local organizations in the travel industry: National Geographic Magazine, Frommer’s Hawaii, The Travel Channel; the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, the Tour Operators Program of Safety, Helicopters Association International, and more. Blue Hawaiian is also the local Hawaii favorite, regularly voted the “#1 Air Tour” by the local readers of Hawaii Tribune-Herald, West Hawaii Today, North Hawaii News, Kauai People and MidWeek Kauai, and The Maui News.