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Island Seaplane Service

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Address: 85 Lagoon Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96819-1849
Phone Number: (808) 836-6273
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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A Thrilling New Perspective On O'ahu's Natural Beauty

I was born and raised in Honolulu and now that I live in New York City make an effort to visit family and friends back home twice a year. Each trip back I hunt for a new activity... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2016
Chris S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

I was born and raised in Honolulu and now that I live in New York City make an effort to visit family and friends back home twice a year. Each trip back I hunt for a new activity or experience and this sumer I booked a half-hour seaplane tour of O'ahu with Island Seaplane Service. The firm is run by... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is an amazing way to see the island, particularly if you have limited time. We saw beautiful inland country, pineapple plantations, wind farms and valleys and mountains as well as the coastline. There were the beaches and high rise development of Waikiki and Diamond Head and we had the privilege of seeing the Pearl Harbour Memorials from the air.... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Took the one hour island tour and we were not disappointed. The plane is a well maintained gem from the 1950s, you really got the feeling of flying. The plane has also been flying in several Hollywood movies. The pilot gave of a great tour and pointed out all the main sights. We got some great views of Waikiki, Diamond... More 

Thank Mattias727
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

We live on Oahu, and are always trying to find fun things to do with visiting family and friends. The tour takes you all the way around the island and the views are breathtaking. We saw a whale breech, and the pilot did a 360 bank around the Arizona giving a fantastic view of it and the Missouri. Got awesome... More 

1 Thank Alice S
Chesterfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

A very friendly group from Debbie in the office to John our young pilot. The bathrooms at the office were clean (I've been to a few copter operations that you hope the vehicle and bathrooms aren't maintained by the same person). The looked great from the outside and a bit in need of an update inside, BUT, more comfortable than... More 

1 Thank Tsaki
Mooloolaba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

From the moment we contacted Island Seaplane Services by phone, we knew we were in safe hands. The company is run and owned by Pat and Debbie Magie who have many thousands of hours flying seaplanes and running a very successful business enterprise. On the phone Debbie asked for three flight time options and our body weights, I felt this... More 

3 Thank Gibbo23
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

So much fun! The pilot was a great tour guide ; very knowledgeable as well as a skilled pilot. Loved the takeoff and landing on the water. For the best pictures sit on the pilot side of the plane but I found looking at the ocean to be just as great.

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Bucks, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We did the half hour tour at the start of our stay on Oahu in mid-August and it was voted one of the Top 3 experiences of the trip by the whole family (and we had plenty of great experiences in Hawaii). From the complementary pick-up (and drop-off) at our hotel, to meeting Evinrude, the company cat, to the friendliness... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My boyfriend and I flew with a Beaver seaplane and I must say it was an amazing experience. Our pilot was great, the takeoff and landing went smoothly, he gave us a tour of the whole island and even gave us an extra 15 minutes! The views are incredible as you get a birds eye view of Pearl Harbor, Diamond... More 

Thank Vanessa L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

From start to finish this was fantastic. Pick up from our Hotel was on time and we picked up one other couple on the way. We were given a history on the pilot ( Debbie's husband) and a commentary on sites we would see. There were only 4 of us on this half hour flight. The weather was perfect and... More 

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