We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Honolulu Soaring

68-760 Farrington Hwy, Dillingham Airfield, Waialua, Oahu, HI 96791-9834
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Coolest experience.

This place is by far one of the greatest experiences of my life. To be able to fly a glider first... read more

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Reviewed 5 days ago
rosarioaa2087
Interesting Experience

We did the Kealia Trail - and had been watching the gliders and skydivers all morning. We decided... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
warrenville111
,
Warrenville, IL
Read all 117 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Hawaii’s oldest and largest soaring operation, Original Glider Rides has been operating tours at Dillingham Airfield since 1970. Soaring the skies over northwest Oahu, panoramic vistas unfold as your pilot guides you in this bubble-topped aircraft. You’ll be in awe as you fly on the wings of the wind with sights and sensations you’ve never experienced before. A 20-minute flight can attain altitudes of 3,000 ft. or more. Single passengers can kick it up a notch with specialized add-on flight services like aerobatic loop-d-loops and Eagle mini-lessons.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“glider ride” (10 reviews)
“bucket list” (9 reviews)
“north shore” (23 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
68-760 Farrington Hwy, Dillingham Airfield, Waialua, Oahu, HI 96791-9834
Write a ReviewReviews (117)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"glider ride"
in 10 reviews
"bucket list"
in 9 reviews
"north shore"
in 23 reviews
"scenic flight"
in 4 reviews
"minute flight"
in 4 reviews
"fantastic ride"
in 2 reviews
"gopro camera"
in 2 reviews
"kaena point"
in 2 reviews
"tow plane"
in 4 reviews
"different perspective"
in 2 reviews
"mother nature"
in 2 reviews
"awesome views"
in 3 reviews
"amazing experience"
in 5 reviews
"these guys"
in 3 reviews
"gliders"
in 13 reviews
"airfield"
in 9 reviews
"pilot"
in 50 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 111 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is by far one of the greatest experiences of my life. To be able to fly a glider first felt like I was flying a real plane. Something I always wanted to do. I am going back to Hawaii just to be able...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank rosarioaa2087
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the Kealia Trail - and had been watching the gliders and skydivers all morning. We decided to stop by and see what the pricing was. They said they highly recommend reservations - but they had spots open. We decided to do the ride...More

Thank warrenville111
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always looking for a new adventure. A phenomenal value and a WOW experience. We so enjoyed our time soaring over the north shore.

Thank Bill C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have flown in a bi-plane, a hot air balloon and this experience tops both of them. Even though there was not a lot of wind that day (May 11th), I still had a fantastic ride. I loved soaring over the ocean and the mountains....More

Thank John B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Due to power outage at the glider port, the tow plane couldn’t be fueled, hence we never got off the ground! MAJOR BUMMER after a 55 minute drive after calling to confirm it was on!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank weselis
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 26, 2018

It’s my first experience to fly the sky without any power. So I joyed that time and beautiful scenery.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank kevinnam73
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 25, 2018

I had gone on a flight with Honolulu Soaring several years ago. At that time, I wasn’t feeling too confident about doing the aerobatic flight. But once I had had a taste, I knew I’d want to to try the aerobatic flight as well. This...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank PaulGCo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 10, 2018

What a great experience! Bill was a fantastic host. A genuinely gracious host, who cares about his clientele. Mike, the pilot, was also a great guy with knowledge of the island that made the flight more interesting. His ability to handle the glider made us...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank jash00
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 8, 2018

Really enjoy the sceneric ride. All staffs are very friendly and helpful. Very professional and safe as well. The view was amazing. Recommended thing to do in Hawaii

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Pipo P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 25, 2018

Located at Dillingham Airfield, it's best to rent a car to get here. Super friendly staff/co-pilot. They have a few options for flying, depending on the length of flight and style (scenic or acrobatic). If you have air-sickness, stick with the scenic flight. Overall, if...More

Thank James G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 98 hotels in Oahu
Makaha World Famous Surfing Retreat
3 reviews
8.00 miles away
Tropical Waters
12 reviews
9.41 miles away
Inn at Schofield Barracks
59 reviews
10.13 miles away
Turtle Bay Resort
4,705 reviews
14.71 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Paalaa Kai Bakery
94 reviews
4.75 miles away
Jerry's Pizza Mill
53 reviews
3.89 miles away
Brew and Foam
8 reviews
3.89 miles away
Dat Cajun Guy
210 reviews
4.99 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Hawaii Polo Club
563 reviews
.68 miles away
Oahu Parachute Center
55 reviews
.11 miles away
Oahu Horseback Rides
16 reviews
.95 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Honolulu Soaring staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;