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Honolulu, United States
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icon50 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Fly aboard an open-door helicopter over Oahu for unobstructed views of the island on this tour. Feel the high-flying wind in your hair and, with your camera out and ready to snap stunning photos, listen as your pilot narrates your flight over sights like Pearl Harbor, Honolulu Harbor, Hanauma Bay and the Halona Blowhole. This excursion includes a DVD of the flight and round-trip transportation from selected hotels.
  • Soar over Waikiki Beach, beautiful Hanauma Bay, Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial and more
  • Capture amazing photos of Oahu's lush valleys, mountains and waterfalls
  • Learn about the sights you see from your expert pilot
  • Pickup and drop-off from Waikiki hotels included
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Transport by open-door helicopter
Live commentary on board
Waikiki hotel pickup and drop-off. (Currently Suspended due to Covid-19)
Local taxes
Gratuities

Departure Point

130 Iolana Pl, Honolulu, HI 96819, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After pickup at your Waikiki hotel, transfer to the helipad at your prearranged departure time.

Climb aboard a state-of-the-art helicopter that lacks only one thing: doors. This allows you unobstructed views as you tour the island and makes for fantastic photo opportunities. Meet your expert pilot, who will narrate the experience as you fly over Oahu's landmarks. Choose standard open seating or opt for First Class seating for a more intimate experience including you and one other person.

Start by soaring over Honolulu Harbor, the Aloha Tower, Magic Island, Keehi Lagoon and Ala Moana Beach Park. Head out of the highly developed Honolulu area and towards the greener side of Oahu, which includes waterfalls, mountains and verdant valleys.

See the soft white Waimanalo Beach and the coral formations of Kaeohe Bay, striking when viewed from the air. See the Chinaman's Hat before heading to Ka'a'awa Valley, where a dozen major motion pictures have been filmed.

On the east end of the island lies Hanauma Bay, the remnants of a volcano crater that's now a marine sanctuary and popular snorkel location. See the Halona Blowhole, Sandy Beach, Makapuu Point and its lighthouse, followed by Sea Life Park.

The island's central plain is host to the world's largest agricultural maze at the Dole Plantation. View Sacred Falls, a sheer waterfall with a 1,000-foot (300-meter) drop. Finish your Oahu helicopter tour with a panoramic view of Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial.

After your helicopter lands, transfer back to your Waikiki hotel for drop-off.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
USS Arizona Memorial
Arizona Memorial and the USS MIssouri.
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Pearl Harbor National Memorial
Arizona Memorial.
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Kane'ohe Bay
Kaneohe Bay, coral reefs.
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Waimanalo Beach
Waimanalo Beach
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Makapu'u Point
Makapuu Point and lighthouse
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Sea Life Park Hawaii
Sea Life Park
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Mokolii Island
Chinaman's Hat
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Aloha Tower Marketplace
Aloha Tower
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Sandy Beach Park
Sandy Beach
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Waikiki Beach
Waikiki Beach
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Ala Moana Beach Park
Ala Moana Beach Park
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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Hanauma Bay
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Honolulu Harbor
Honolulu Harbor
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Magic Island
Magic Island
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Halona Blowhole
Halona Blowhole
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Magnum Helicopters
Magnum Helicopters
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Diamond Head State Monument
Diamond Head Crater
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Sacred Falls
Sacred Falls
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Kaaawa
Jurassic Park Valley
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Dole Plantation
Dole Pineapple Maze
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not 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)
  • 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
  • Although we remain wheelchair accessible, we ask that guests be able to climb the two steps up into the aircraft.
  • Near public transportation
  • Minimum age of 3, to fly. Must be 12 or older to sit next to an open door.
  • Magnum Helicopters always flies with a full flight. If all four seats of the helicopter have not been sold the day before your scheduled flight we will contact you to reschedule. If unable to reschedule you will be given a full refund.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Magnum Helicopters

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu.

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  • "Plus Magnum helicopters will be part of the new remake of Magnum PI so a must for any fans of the orignal," See review
  • "There were a few points where we experienced some turbulence, but I found if I just close my eyes for a few seconds, it was OK. Make sure to take everything in; the views are stunning." See review

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Absolutely amazing
Megan_K
, Jun 2021
This experience was so amazing. I've never experienced anything like this before. Breath taking views and such a nice pilot.
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Super nice
Pengfei_W
, Jun 2021
Definitely worth it! The pilot and staff there were super nice and professional. The view was amazing. Highly recommend this as the 1st activity in Oahu so you can get an overview of the island and find the places you are most interested in.
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Awesome experience!
Susan_M
, May 2021
Super great experience! Ground crew was professional and polite. Our pilot, Doug was really nice and great at not only giving a tour but also answering questions. This is the second time we’ve done this tour and it was even better than our first flight. Doug even asked if we had seen the “Stairway to Heaven” and flew us by that, which we didn’t see the first time. Highly recommend!!
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Breathtaking views in an unforgettable setting!
Brenda_L
, May 2021
This tour was one of the highlights of our Honolulu trip. Worth the splurge for us! We loved our pilot, Doug, who had information about every sight we were flying over and was considerate of the fact that I brought my professional camera (I’m a photographer) and let me know when really good photo opportunities were coming up. Overall, this was an amazing tour with breathtaking views!
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Wow
michael_a
, Apr 2021
Great experience. The pilot was excellent and the whole experience was great! I enjoyed it very much
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Flying High
Katrina_R
, Mar 2021
A highlight of our trip to Oahu! Professional and friendly team, from Ruth at the front desk to the pilot Evan. We had so much fun and most importantly felt safe. Loved that just 4 of us could fly, as if we had our own private tour!
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The best part of Hawaii
JODI_B
, Oct 2020
The best part of Hawaii. A wonderful experience, from the second I walked in , until my car picked me up.
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Awesome Experience
Jacalynpr
, Feb 2020
Our pilot Nate was absolutely fabulous, as was our driver Steve who picked transported us to and from hotel. They were full of knowledge and extremely friendly. The company is EXTREMELY concerned with safety. We have ridden many choppers and this hour was by far best of all. We highly recommend them.
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Great experience
michaeltb60
, Jan 2020
Best way to get a real look at the island of Oahu , especially the more remote areas & beautiful mountains & waterfalls. Highly recommended !
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Amazing adventure
Anjie38
, Dec 2019
I was a little nervous before boarding the helicopter, but I’m so glad I did it. A couple of tips: if you have a fear of heights or you think you have a fear of heights, don’t do this. Also if you’re the only person sitting in the backseat, make sure they secure the extra seat belt down so that it’s not flapping about and hitting you during the flight. That’s what happened to me and I was so busy trying to control the seat belts that I miss opportunities to take some pictures. There were a few points where we experienced some turbulence, but I found if I just close my eyes for a few seconds, it was OK. Make sure to take everything in; the views are stunning.
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