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Address: 85 Lagoon Drive, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: (808) 836-6273
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: A twist on typical flight-seeing tours, Island Seaplane Service takes off...
A twist on typical flight-seeing tours, Island Seaplane Service takes off from the water in Keehi Lagoon near the Honolulu International Airport. Depending on the plan you pick, you’ll have a window seat to soak in views of Honolulu Harbor, Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head, Koko Head Crater, Hanauma Bay, Sealife Park, the Pali Pass and the Arizona Memorial.
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Great alternative to a helicopter tour . . .

This was a perfect way to end our stay in Oahu. We spent a week touring and visiting as much of Oahu as possible. We saved this as our final tour. We did the one hour tour of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Woodstock, Georgia
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Woodstock, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This was a perfect way to end our stay in Oahu. We spent a week touring and visiting as much of Oahu as possible. We saved this as our final tour. We did the one hour tour of the island and it gave us the opportunity to see most of the sites we visited from a different vantage point. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is something I would suggest anyone visiting Honolulu should do. Prompt friendly pick up from hotel. Amazing experience, knowledgable pilot who pointed out things of interest. Best of all was the view! Wow!! Waikiki, Diamond head crater, the coast and mountains then Pearl Harbour. Wow We did Pearl Harbor from the ground but this gave us a different perspective.

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Shanghai, China
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

What an exciting experience, very different from helicopter...our pilot Luke was very informative and friendly.. The plane service of this kind was firstly used in Alaska and transferred to Hawaii as tourist item for 20 years....

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Seaford, New York, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

What an amazing experience! What an adrenaline rush to take off from the water! Pat and Debbie were marvelous. The trip was five stars all the way! Don't miss out on an adventure of a lifetime! It was everything we were looking for an more! First class operation all the way!

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Sydney
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

we did this flight and from the moment Debbie picked us up at our hotel till dropping us off at ala moana we had an absolute blast. pat the pilot was fantastic in telling us about the sights we were flying out and pointing our interesting things to us. was so fun sitting out on the water waiting to get... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We took an hour flight around the island and it was fabulous! Everyone should use this service. You can't believe the views and the great guides.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Wanted to see Oahu from the sky. This was definitely a unique experience. It has to be a good sunny day with no breeze/wind or else you will be at risk developing motion sickness. The staff and the driver who picked us up to take us here were very nice. Got to look at the ariel views of Hawaii included... More 

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Cleveland Heights, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We just attended the most beautiful, memorable, and moving wedding ever! It was officiated by Minister Robert and his lovely wife, sang a Hawaiian song, and played the ukelele. Wow! What an experience. We could not have envisioned a more lovely event. The floating white chapel was decorated in white and pink flowers and there was sufficient space on the... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Booked 1/2 hour tour but got 1 hour tour for same price. They picked us up at the hotel which is a great service. The flight takes you all around the island and pick over Pearl Harbor, seeing the Arizona for the air gave us goose bumps. Highly recommend!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We took the fight our 2nd day in Hawaii. Turned out to be a good idea. Driving around the island later that week, we had a better understanding of the geography. Plus the beauty of Oahu is breath taking from the air.

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