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Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu provided by Magnum Helicopters

Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu

Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu
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Tour snapshot
Open-door helicopter tour over the island of Oahu
Duration:
50m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
4
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    50m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    4
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
See Oahu from high in the sky with the wind in your hair on this open-door helicopter tour. Board the helicopter and ascend to enjoy unobstructed views of the island’s beaches, waterfalls, and sights like Pearl Harbour, the world’s largest agricultural maze, and the Halona Blowhole. Learn about the sights from your pilot and a video of your flight is available for purchase at the end of your tour
Know before you go
  • Duration: 50m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 50m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5055DOORS
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by open-door helicopter
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
50m
Departure details
  • Magnum Helicopters, 130 Iolana Pl, Honolulu, HI 96819, USA We apologize, but we have temporarily suspended our Waikiki shuttle operations until further notice. Please taxi or ride share to our location. Mahalo.
Additional information
  • 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
  • The First Class option must be sold as a party 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 helicopter.
  • We ask that guests be able to climb the three 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transport by open-door helicopter
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Magnum Helicopters, 130 Iolana Pl, Honolulu, HI 96819, USA We apologize, but we have temporarily suspended our Waikiki shuttle operations until further notice. Please taxi or ride share to our location. Mahalo.
Duration
50m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • The First Class option must be sold as a party 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 helicopter.
  • We ask that guests be able to climb the three 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Magnum Helicopters
    130 Iolana Pl, Honolulu, HI 96819, USA
    We apologize, but we have temporarily suspended our Waikiki shuttle operations until further notice. Please taxi or ride share to our location. Mahalo.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    USS Arizona Memorial
    Pearl Harbor National Memorial
    Kane'ohe Bay
    Waimanalo Beach
    Makapu'u Point
    Sea Life Park Hawaii
    Aloha Tower Marketplace
    Sandy Beach Park
    Waikiki Beach
    Ala Moana Beach Park
    Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
    Honolulu Harbor
    Magic Island
    Halona Blowhole
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    Magnum Helicopters
    Stop: 20 minutes
    Magnum Helicopters
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    Pass by
    Diamond Head State Monument
    Sacred Falls
    Kaaawa
    Dole Plantation
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Brittany E
1 contribution
Jan. 2022 • Couples
It was a great time and a must do while your in Hawaii. Due to the weather we didn’t get to go all the way around the island. Our pilot was amazing and very knowledgeable.
Written January 15, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nlschu
Burlington, NJ10 contributions
Jan. 2022
Great tour despite uncooperative weather. Our super pilot, Evan, showed us a lot and we followed-up on his tips by car once back on land. All the staff were amazing from start to finish. Highly recommend!
Written January 8, 2022
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Brian L
Columbus, Ohio, United States18 contributions
Dec. 2021
This was an amazing experience and the best way to get to see the entire island. Everything was top notch from reservation confirmation, to orientation, to the trip itself. Ground crew was great and Herbert was a great pilot. The whole family loved the trip and views/photos were amazing. Highly recommend this trip to anyone wanting a better experience of Oahu.
Written December 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brad D
1 contribution
Dec. 2021
The entire flight with Evan was amazing! no better way to see the island even for someone afraid of heights like I am.
Written December 29, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sam
1 contribution
Dec. 2021 • Family
Went on a flight with Evan and the trip was amazing. Would definitely recommend for a tour around Oahu.
Written December 27, 2021
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Brenda C
Kyoto, Japan16 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Couples
This was the highlight of our trip. The island is so beautiful. We toured it by car and then by air recognizing so many iconic views! We also got the best view of the falls hands down. Herb (our pilot) let us know when there might be a bit of turbulence (not much actually) so we were aware and not thinking it was unusual.

Daniel greeted and briefed us on safety protocol. I thought it was corny that they were parading their helicopters as Magnum PI lookalikes, but they are actually the 'copters used in Magnum PI and use their pilots!! They also have the helicopter used for CSI Hawaii. On top of that we saw about half a dozen F22s take off while we got the go ahead to depart. Very loud and incredibly impressive!

Everyone was welcoming and professional. Highly recommend.
Written December 14, 2021
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Heidi C
2 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Couples
Amazing flight! Jeff was the best pilot you could’ve asked for. The whole flight was exhilarating. By far one of the best ways to see the island and a highlight of our trip!
Written December 14, 2021
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BSwope
1 contribution
Dec. 2021 • Couples
Jeff was our pilot for this tour. He was amazing. Very informative and made sure that everyone was able to see all the sites. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone. The ground crew was great! Very kind and explained everything. They were also extremely helpful. Felt very safe!
Written December 11, 2021
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J Holt
7 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Couples
From the minute we walked through the door the staff of Magnum made us feel welcome and comfortable. Our captain was Brandon and we immediately felt like we were in great hands.
His commentary was great and knowledgeable. He also had a great sense of humor.
We loved every minute.
If I can share some advice, I would say wear fitted clothing to keep it from flapping constantly due to open doors. At some spots it became cool also, so if you get cold easy you might want a light long sleeve shirt. Ladies with long hair might want to bun it up. The constant wind makes for tangles ponytails.
Enjoy...we certainly did!!!
Written December 6, 2021
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JH
8 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Couples
We went to Magnum after seeing the iconic Island Hoppers MD500 from our television youth flying past on our first day and after a little research, realized this looked like a first class operation. We had what we thought was a very unusual request so we went directly to the hangar. Mom was a big fan of Magnum P.I. and the show always made her dream of going to Hawaii. We had our first Oahu vacation in the 80s and my parents went back including all the other islands many times over the years and always took a helicopter ride.

After we lost Mom it had been a real challenge to get her ashes back to Hawaii and spread her in the ocean off Oahu with all of the Covid lockdowns. We thought that we would be politely refused to take her on one last ride and drop her off in the sea as I promised. We were surprised that "ash drops" are actually not all that uncommon and immediately booked a time slot after a very nice discussion with the young lady.

We brought Mom along in a traditional Hawaiian Pūolu for a truly magical last ride with Brandon. The ground crew was very respectful of what we were doing and we went over the flight plan and a couple of options where we could take care of Mom's final wishes. Brandon somehow arranged for the weather to be just right for us (we also think Mom might have helped too) and we were able to see alot of the island that is normally covered with clouds. I've had quite a bit of time in this type of helicopter for work related charters and can honestly say you have never flown in a helicopter until you do it with DOORS OFF! There is just nothing else to compare it to - unobstructed views and some great footage from the in flight video (yes, you definitely want to get the video!) We wrapped up the flight by dropping Mom into the sea and headed back to the FBO. Brandon was a very good pilot and shared his knowledge of his home Island with us. He truly made a somewhat solemn occasion into a magical day that we will never forget. You bet we will be back for another ride with Magnum on our next visit, and you should too!
Written November 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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bellamae99
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MAKE IT HAPPEN
10/10 recommend doing a helicopter tour if you are on the fence about it! Our pilot Jeff was absolutely amazing!!!!
AJ R
AJ R
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Amazing and thrilling all at once!
I have been looking forward to a helicopter ride for years! While on our recent vacation at Oahu and Maui, I reali
kateeptak
kateeptak
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The most fun I’ve ever had!!
This experience was literally the most fun I’ve ever had in my entire life! The staff was friendly and helped calm
Kristi A
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Fantastic!
Even though we had rented a car and drove all around Oahu, the helicopter tour gave us a different perspective. We
Jeremy S
Jeremy S
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Awesome
One of the best experiences in Hawaii. Open sides and a flight around the entire Island. Definitely not to miss
Gerry S
Gerry S
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A must when in when in Oahu,
What an experience, recommend taking this flight after Pearl Habour tour and before driving around the Island. Bird
basibrg
basibrg
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What an awesome adventure!
We did the doors off adventure and it was so worth it! Steve was our pilot and he did a fantastic job from start to
Roam204306
Roam204306
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Doors Off!
I'm 68 years old and have always been afraid of heights. I've ridden on a helicopter just once before in my life.
dje1965
dje1965
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Awesome Experience
My wife and I have just returned from a Magnum doors off helicopter ride. The whole experience was great. Booking w
Bayoulinda6
Bayoulinda6
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Open door helicopter tour
The ride is an amazing way to see beautiful views and Jeff, the pilot was an excellent tour guide. I highly recomm
calowman
calowman
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A great way to see the island!
I thoroughly enjoyed the Magnum helicopter tour of Oahu. It was scary as hell sometimes because I had never been in
Trent L
Trent L
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You have to do this!
Hello All.. Just wanted to write a quick note to say how much fun this adventure is. Do not let the price deter you
Lucie787
Lucie787
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Bucket List Item, Awesome Experience!
This was hands down the best experience we had while on our Hawaii vacation. Every part of this experience was perf
Leebucketlist
Leebucketlist
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50 minutes over Oahu
The whole experience was fabulous from being picked up on time, safety briefing on the bus and at the heliport. The
JessieC250
JessieC250
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Highlight of our trip
I purchased this tour as a birthday gift for my boyfriend and we are SO glad we did it. It was truly the highlight
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