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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 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing experience! Steve was very informative with all the sites we saw. And he made sure everyone one the ride got all the pictures they wanted before we moved on, which I thought made the experience very personal!More

Thank J2805WArebeccap
PJOReilley, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm glad that you wrote that. Generally our pilots will make sure that everyone on the aircraft has ample opportunity to check out the sights, and it's great to hear that you were able to get all the pictures you wanted. Please feel free to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 50 min flight was such a great way to see the island. Our pilot Steve was brilliant and the staff explained everything to us including all things Safety. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Relaxxed2
PJOReilley, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your recommendation, Relaxxed. 'Happy you enjoyed Steve's flying and felt it was a great way to see the island.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best thing we could ever have done while on vacation! This was amazing and josh our pilot was the best. Loved every minute of the flight!!!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Stephanie G
PJOReilley, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The best thing ever?! My goodness, that's quite a compliment. Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review and many thanks for the five stars.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time visiting Oahu. My wife booked the open door helicopter tour of the island including Pearl Harbor. Absolutely professionally done and safe. Spectacular views and photography opportunities for the 50 minutes. All staff were pleasant and professional. Highly recommended and we go again! Pickup...More

Thank vegasrugbyref
PJOReilley, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So you enjoyed your rock 'n roll tour, eh? I would expect nothing less form a rugby ref. I'm pleased that you both enjoyed the tour and, more, believe that Magnum is professional and safe. We are. Please visit us again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are unsure about doing this, don't be. It was breathtaking! The sites are incredible and our pilot, Evan, was very knowledgeable. This was worth every penny!!!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank suendan14
PJOReilley, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you both, Sue and Dan, for taking the plunge. And for encouraging others to do so as well. It's a great capper for any vacation. Mahalo for 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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