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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.
Please contact us directly to confirm your tour at least 72 hours prior to your scheduled flight.
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
  • Although we remain wheelchair accessible, we ask that guests be able to climb the two steps up into the aircraft.
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 2 days ago

For sheer excitement and pure terror, you can’t miss a helicopter ride and what better place in the world to do it. The Magnum people were so classy and efficient that they just made my time in the air too pleasurable for words. Pickup at...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank hennybogan2017
PJOReilley, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Great review Henny. Yes, the open door ride is windy and can be cold, even if it's 90-degrees on the ground, which is why we recommend wearing a light jacket or hoodie. I'm somewhat surprised that you were terrified, but I'm glad that your final...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This helicopter ride was incredible! Our pilot, Nathan, did a great job! I tend to get motion sick easily and was a little hesitant to do the tour but he was very smooth and it made our trip extremely enjoyable! Thank you MagnumHelicopters and Nathan...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank IamBlessed730
PJOReilley, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

And thank you, Blessed, for taking the time to post your comments. From of all of us here at Magnum, Mahalo nui loa.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to Oahu for vacation to visit friends. Magnum helicopters were very professional, informative and extremely entertaining. Highly recommend you try them out!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Seth P
PJOReilley, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you, Seth. I'm glad we entertained you in an informed and professional manner. You should see Steve do stand up. Thanks for the five stars.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best value for money, suggest you visit Pearl Harbour first and then gain the heli view. Recommend the flight before doing the circle drive. It was amazing.The Pilots point out so many landmarks and fill you in on the history.More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Gerry S
PJOReilley, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great recommendation. Seeing Pearl Harbor from ground level is a great perspective and it's nicer still from above. Some guests take their tour first so they can check out places on the island they'd like to go back and visit later. Either way, you win....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been on helicopter tours in NYC and San Francisco and they both provided unique ways to appreciate those cities. This tour provides fantastic views of a large part of the entire island. Steve, our pilot, provided a great narrative as he pointed out sights...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Patrick M
PJOReilley, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

That's terrific Patrick. I'm pleased that you found Magnum to compare favorably with other helicopter tours. Many thanks for your recommendation and five star rating.

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September 22, 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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