Soar above the mountains in a plane with no engine
Trust us, this is the type of memorable honeymoon activity you’ll still be talking about on your silver anniversary. Honolulu Soaring, Hawaii’s oldest and largest soaring operation, has been offering scenic flights out of O’ahu’s Dillingham Airfield since 1970. On the glider tour you’ll climb into the front seat of a bubble-topped aircraft (with the pilot behind you) and watch as your glider is attached by a tow cord to another plane and lifted airborne when the tow plane takes off. You’ll soar above the rugged cliffs of the Waianae Mountains and just when you get your bearings you’ll hear the tow cord release! Once you compose yourself you’ll find that this exhilarating ride offers unparallelled views of the coastline — you’ll also occasionally see a whale breaching in the ocean below! Want an even bigger rush? You can request an “aerobatic” flight where your glider pilot will send your heart into your throat with a series of loop-dee-loops and corkscrew turns. Don’t forget your camera!
Flights range from 10 to 60 minutes and start at $79.
Find more information at honolulusoaring.com.