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Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu

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Enjoy a thrilling flight by open-door helicopter to see the very best of Oahu! With nothing to obstruct your view, you’ll soar over Oahu on a spectacular 50-minute narrated helicopter tour for an adventure of a lifetime. Feel the wind in your hair as you admire unbeatable aerial views of must-see Oahu sights including Honolulu Harbor, Hanauma Bay, the Halona Blowhole, Sandy Beach, Dole Plantation, Pearl Harbor and the USS 'Arizona' Memorial. Fly in the same helicopter as seen on television's Magnum PI.
  • Open-door helicopter tour over the island of Oahu
  • Thrilling, unobstructed views of natural sights and landmarks
  • Bird’s eye view of Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial and more
  • Tour narration from pilot, pickup and drop off from Waikiki hotels
What to Expect
Set your departure time and get picked up at yourWaikiki hotel. At the helipad, board an open-door helicopter and buckle in for unobstructed bird’s eye views. Throughout the flight your pilot will provide narration through a two-way headset. Fly high with the wind in your hair over Magic Island, Keehi Lagoon, the Aloha Tower, and Ala Moana Beach Park. Soar over natural and undeveloped Oahu to see waterfalls, mountains, valleys, the coral reef of Kaeohe Bay, and more on route to Ka'a'awa Valley. Further east, overlook a volcanic crater at Hanauma Bay, a popular snorkelling destination. Next, look down as you pass Sandy Beach, the lighthouse at Makapuu Point, Sea Life Park, and hover over the world’s largest agricultural maze. Finally, fly over the 1,000-foot (300-meter) Sacred Falls and take in panoramic views of Pearl Harbour before heading back to the helipad.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Magnum Helicopters, 130 Iolana Pl, Honolulu, HI 96819, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
We also pick up from:
Pier 10/11, Aloha Tower Drive
Duty Free Shop, Royal Hawaiian Ave.
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Transport by open-door helicopter
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Local taxes
  • Complimentary DVD
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Open Seating passengers weighing more than 250 pounds (113 kg) will be charged an additional fee. Open seating passengers exceeding 300 pounds (136 kg) will be charged for an additional seat. Both fees are payable directly to the supplier on the day of the tour.
  • An individual First Class passenger’s weight must not exceed 180 pounds (81 kg). The combined weight of two First Class passengers must not exceed 345 pounds (156 kg)
  • Please advise at time of booking if transportation is needed. Hotel pick-up and drop-off is offered from select hotels.
  • To allow maximum flexibility in your schedule, you are not required to choose a specific flight time when booking. You may choose your desired flight time upon reconfirmation. Please note that flight times are on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Please Note: The First Class option is eligible for groups of 2 only. If there are more than 2 adults in the party, a separate reservation must be made for the remaining members of the party.
  • A maximum of 4 people per booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

We had the most exillerating open door chopper ride with awesome pilot & commentator Jacob over Ohau Honolulu today 12th August before returning to NZ😁i would thorougly recommend to anyone wanting to see Ohau & its true beauty, the team at Magnum Helicopters ensure the...More

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PJOReilley, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2019

Thanks, Sue, for your enthusiastic endorsement of our adventure tour. And for your praise of "awesome pilot & commentator" Jacob. He's a pretty cool stick, eh? Mahalo for your five star rating and please visit us again.

Reviewed 11 August 2019

An excellent time. Sat front seat outboard. Held on to the hand strap for extra confidence but after a short while airborne you get used to the open air right beside you. The pilot Evan maneuvered us for special shots, ensuring passengers on each side...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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PJOReilley, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2019

Very good. I'm glad that you were able to release your grip on the handle and relaxed enough to enjoy the experience. Thanks for your comments about Evan and thank you for choosing Magnum Helicoptrers.

Reviewed 7 August 2019

Was in two minds whether to book this trip, only reservation being that it was a big expense for the three of us and a chunk out of the holiday budget...…not a single regret! Booking was simple, and collection from very near our hotel to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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PJOReilley, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2019

I'm am so happy that you decided to take the tour and wound up having a great experience. Thank you, Aveyron, for your review and recommendation.

Reviewed 1 August 2019 via mobile

Awesome all the way. Thanks for such an informative and fun filled morning. Joshua was an great pilot andBrandon a fun guide

Date of experience: July 2019
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PJOReilley, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2019

'Glad that you had a good time. We do our best. Cheers.

Reviewed 29 July 2019 via mobile

The employees were very nice and helpful. Was definitely worth the money. Would do again. Great views of the whole island.

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PJOReilley, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2019

Thanks, Traveling Soles. 'Glad you feel that you got your money's worth. I appreciate you taking the time to post your comments...and the five stars.

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19 August 2019|
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Response from tmc808 | Reviewed this property |
4 people plus the pilot can fit in the helicopter
4 August 2019|
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Response from sjrr55 | Reviewed this property |
I know they make stops at several Waikiki hotels and when you call, they will give you all the time slots available for the day you need. They are very accommodating and the friendliest people!
15 July 2019|
Response from stephena586 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but it's total for the whole group. Check the website or call them. Very nice people
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