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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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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
  • 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
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
  • 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
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
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
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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JH
8 contributions
Mom's Last Ride
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 17 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Angela B
King of Prussia, PA91 contributions
Open door helicopter ride we were squished
We did the open door helicopter ride for my daughter’s sweet 16 birthday which she really enjoyed. I personally did not feel safe which had a lot to do with my fear of heights. To be totally honest, it was so beautiful. The views were phenomenal. He flew us over Jurassic park which was my favorite. We also got to see the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Sacred Falls, Dole Pineapple plantation and more. My only critique is they had my daughter and I sit up front with pilot and my fiancé in the back with another customer which I didn’t appreciate bc it was way too tight up front for three ppl. It was so tight it was uncomfortable. For instance, every time the pilot moved his arm I felt like I was going to knock my daughter out of the helicopter. I basically had to lean forward the entire time so my back started to hurt. I get they they want to capitalize and make the most out of one tour but it shouldn’t be at the expense of our comfortability. With that said, prior to booking I urge you to make sure it’s not two ppl up front w pilot. The ride should be two up front (pilot and customer) and two in the back. It was too uncomfortable - trust me on that. Let me emphasize we are not big ppl so imagine if we were big!!! Lastly, definitely take sunglasses and a necklace with strap for your phone or you are forced to buy one of theirs. Also, I don’t care how hot it is take a jacket. If you don’t wear sandals with straps they go underneath in a compartment. Unfortunately, trip advisor does not allow videos to be uploaded so if you wish to see our helicopter ride with all the phenomenal views you can find it on my Instagram @angela_ethnictraveler we videoed our entire trip which is under my highlights Hawaii 1 and Hawaii 2. We did a lot of cool things (Luau, surfing, revolving restaurant, Polynesian magic show and more) while in Hawaii so it should give you some good ideas on what to do while on vacation. Please feel free to inbox me w any questions. Please note if we were not squished I would have given them 5stars
Written 15 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Angela, Thank you for the feedback. We're sorry we weren't able to earn a 5-star review this time. We are always striving for perfection here. Trust me, if we were able to pay the bills by only flying with 3 people in the helicopter, we would do it. However, the cost of operating a helicopter business just does not allow it. (Jet Fuel, rent, loan payments, insurance, maintenance costs etc.....) What we would have to charge each person, if only 3 people flew would make it too expensive for most people. Normally, for the two passengers up front we will seat the smallest person in the middle. (This makes for a more comfortable ride.) However, (I think since it was your daughters birthday), you asked to seat her on the outside next to the open door. instead of in the middle. We wanted to make sure she had a memorable birthday, so we said "OK". As far phone straps go, that is purely a safety item. Customers are welcome to bring their own strap. But if they don't, we offer straps for sale. But NO ONE will be allowed to bring a phone or camera that is not properly secured. That is a safety risk we are not willing to take with you and your family on board. If a customer does not wish to bother with a camera, we also offer a video recording of each flight for sale. Thanks again, and travel safely. Doug
Written 17 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carmen J
Fort Irwin, CA2 contributions
Our flight was amazing trip. My husband and I enjoy to see the island of Oahu from a different angle which may us app.
On the Veterans Day my husband gave me the best trip ever. Oahu air with Magnum PI helicopters trip🚁. The profesional safe and they way the crew are care for us is amazing. The trip was gourgoues and the pilot was really knowledgeable about make our flight more fun. Thanks for what you done ✅. Mahalo!
Written 12 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Johnquester2000
San Francisco, CA165 contributions
Epic!
Oct 2021 • Friends
This tour was epic! Our pilot Brendan did an amazing job showing us the island as well as performing some maneuvers for the thrill! Then our agent Steve took lots of great videos and pictures of us taking and landing. All in all, it was a memorable experience and a highlight of our trip!
Written 9 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mel B
Dumfries, VA11 contributions
Awesome to see the island from above!!!
Oct 2021
What an amazing way to see Oahu! We did this the day after we arrived, and it was the perfect time to get an island tour - from the sky! Our pilot, Jeff, was amazing! He was so informative and being a native he knew so much about the island. Doors off is the way to go! We were so grateful to have seen Pearl Harbor from above because the day we went there it was so windy and so choppy that it was hard to see the sunken USS Arizona from the memorial that sits above the ship, but we had seen it from the helicopter tour where you could really see it well! We opted to purchase the video footage from the helicopter as it came out way better than our photos/video. This was a great experience, thank you Magnum, the ground crew, and especially Jeff the pilot!
Written 9 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

James A
Kansas City, MO4 contributions
Must do in Hawaii
Nov 2021 • Couples
Amazing helpful staff! Excellent experienced pilot we had named Evan, a must do if you visit Hawaii!!!
Written 8 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dandestraveler
New York City, NY3 contributions
Whirlybird Tour!
Nov 2021
A must do!
The open-door helicopter ride with Evan was one for the books. Evan was my pilot for the full hour. Safety was a priority from when you first walk into the building, watch the safety video then out to the helicopter. I have been on a helicopter ride before in the Grand Canyon, this was different. A lot funner! It is extremely windy so wear your hair back or braided if its long and wear a jacket. Our pilot took his time on this tour and pointed out. Lots of interesting areas that we would have missed on this trip to Hawaii. Be sure and take your camera or Cell along. Make sure you have a good a strap on your camera or cell. Have fun!
Written 5 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shari B
Alberta, Canada1 contribution
A definite bucket list tour
Nov 2021 • Friends
This experience was absolutely amazing! A bucket list item for sure. Our pilot Herbert was great! He explained every side as we flew over and was very informative. The landscape of Oahu was breathtaking to see from the sky. This is a tour that is definitely recommend it for all. The helicopter will fit for guests plus the pilot.
Written 3 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GeORgeziLLA
Port Orange, FL877 contributions
A LIFE TIME EXPERIENCE
One of our major bucket list on our wedding anniversary was oficially checked. Hands down the best experience of our life time. Me and my wife never been to a helicopter but we've flown Airbus A380. The crew at rhe Magnum PI are very Proffessionals and takes you through a safety briefing. Its a 1hrs floght around OAHU island and you will see an amazing Island 🏝. From the Beaches to Mountains to Waterfall all in 1hr. Would highly recommend. Groupon has coupons that will help to offset the cost.
Written 26 October 2021
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Kc808
2 contributions
Helicopter ride
Oct 2021 • Family
Took my daughter for her 21 Birthday!! From the start Steve was great in checking us in and making sure we wouldn't fall out 😜 Then Brandon our pilot was an excellent tour guide. I live on Oahu and would highly recommend this company, even through I was terrified out of my mind they made it a great experience and I felt 100% safe!!
Written 19 October 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
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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