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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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All reviews pilot jim great pilot long hair makani kai amazing flight an amazing experience gave great commentary hair tie views are absolutely amazing wear warm clothes doors off flight magnum pi once in a lifetime wrist strap light jacket min flight sacred falls
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Reviewed 28 July 2019

Evan was our pilot, and he was terrific! Very knowledgeable and made us feel very comfortable throughout the flight. A beautiful trip by Waikiki, Diamond Head, around the coast to Mokolii, then up through the valleys and back to Pearl Harbor. 140 MPH is windy...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Meredith412
PJOReilley, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2019

I trust you had your hair tied back, Meredith. The wind can get feisty; I tell folks it's like riding around in the back of a convertible on the freeway. But with a way better view. Thanks for your comments.

Reviewed 25 July 2019 via mobile

Length: ~50minutes Passengers: 4 (2 front, 2 back) Recommended: Sunglasses, long sleeve/jumped, lanyard for phone (must be approved by them tho, otherwise must use their plastic pouches $10) Staff was friendly and professional and made sure we were taken care off. Pilot Jacob was friendly...More

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PJOReilley, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2019

My goodness what a thorough review. I love the recommended accoutrement. Happy as heck that you really enjoyed your tour and got some good snaps. Thanks for the tip about the plastic pouches...it makes a difference. Mahalo for the five stars.

Reviewed 24 July 2019

What an amazing beginning to my birthday! Our pilot, Evan, was awesome and pointed out so many things we would've otherwise missed. Our outing was super smooth from pickup to drop-off. Couldn't have asked for anything more!

Date of experience: July 2019
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PJOReilley, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2019

What a great way to celebrate another lap around the sun, Melanie. Somebody loves you. Thanks for your review and kind words about Evan. And thank you for your five star rating.

Reviewed 22 July 2019

I highly recommend the Magnum Helicopter tour. What an AMAZING experience! It was a wonderful way to soak in the beauty of the island as well as explore the many historical sites from above. Our pilot (Jeff) was one of the highlights of the tour....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank James G
PJOReilley, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2019

Thank you, James, for your review and recommendation. Jeff's a great pilot/guide, eh? Good tip on the neck strap. We've discovered that the way to reduce or eliminate distortion in the photos is to hold the plastic cover close to the phone's lens. Mahalo for...More

Reviewed 20 July 2019

Steve was our pilot and he did an amazing job with the flight and his commentary! The weather was a bit windy and he was constantly reassuring me that everything was good and when we would be hitting turbulence. He made our last full day...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Suzanne Y
PJOReilley, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2019

Mahalo, Suzanne, for taking the time to post your thoughts...and for your five star rating. I'm happy that Steve showed you a good time and helped create those memories.

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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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