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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 10 January 2018 via mobile

Definitely booking again next time in Oahu. The whole staff from shuttle drivers, customer service, and pilots are so friendly and professional. Mycah was our shuttle driver and checked us in, he was very kind and friendly, he let my dad use his personal gopro...More

4  Thank jsalvador13
PJ O, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Well thank you, jsalvador, for proclaiming that we are the real deal. And thank you for your kind comments about Micah and Doug. I'm happy that our team was able to provide you with a great experience.

Reviewed 7 January 2018

My wife and I opted for the first class open doors option sitting in front with the pilot. It was simply an amazing experience. Its worth every cents to see Oahu from the air. And yes, the trip actually do running for the full 45...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank Andries T
PJ O, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Splendid, Andries. I'm delighted that you had an amazing experience on our Doors Off tour. Mahalo for your review.

Reviewed 5 January 2018

This trip was a birthday present for my grandson who just graduated high school and his first trip to Hawaii. Among the many things we did was take this "Doors Off" helicopter tour. At the risk of being cryptic, it was an amazing experience. The...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Dan G
PJ O, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you, Dan, for your words. I'm sorry that you were unable to see the entire island due to the weather, but safety first. I trust your grandson enjoyed his birthday treat. Thanks for flying with us.

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Had the most amazing experience flying over oahu, was supposed to have done it year before but got rained off so was definitely not going to miss out this time. You could not ask for anything more from the staff very friendly and most of...More

3  Thank John K
PJ O, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Great review, John. "Magical" sums it up nicely. I'm quite pleased that you enjoyed the tour and were treated well by our staff. Cheers.

Reviewed 25 December 2017

If you are looking for a little adventure along with some historic scenery than the doors off flight might be for you. The ride is a thrill and with the doors off you get to feel Hawaii at altitude while you take in the sights...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Levi T
PJ O, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

I'm glad you had an amazing experience on our tour, Levi. Thank you for mentioning the professionalism of our staff: it's usually the pilots that receive all the kudos.

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22 September 2019|
Response from tmc808 | Reviewed this property |
No. Its all open. The middle seat next to the pilot is a bit cramped and kind of sucks. You have a great view of his navigation gear and whatever you can see out the front windows. You want the unobstructed views next to... More
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Response from tmc808 | Reviewed this property |
4 people plus the pilot can fit in the helicopter
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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!
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