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Doors-Off North Shore Adventure Helicopter Tour from Turtle Bay

Doors-Off North Shore Adventure Helicopter Tour from Turtle Bay

By Paradise Helicopters

Ages 0-99, max of 4 per group
Duration: 20m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Two-way headset communication with the pilot
  • Live commentary on board
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Turtle Bay Resort, Kawela Bay, HI 96731, USA
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5120_H0010

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own caregiver
    • All pilots and aircraft are FAA-certified
    • Helicopter holds 4 passengers; larger groups may be separated
    • Children under 12 years of age are not able to sit next to an open door
    • Most travellers can participate
    • All guests weighing 270 lbs or more when weighed at check-in, will be required to purchase an additional empty seat less 15% before fuel surcharge to safely balance the aircraft. They will be guaranteed a window seat.
    • Seating is assigned based on weight and balance following guidelines which have been approved by the FAA. We cannot guarantee seats as the weight of guests must be balanced within the aircraft.
    • 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

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5120_H0010

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    • You'll start at
      Turtle Bay Resort
      Kawela Bay, HI 96731, USA
      See address & details
    • Pass by
      Waimea Bay
      Banzai Pipeline
      Sunset Beach Park
      North Shore
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • Paradise Helicopters
      Kahuku, United States
      Joined in December 2006
    • BlueHorizon7
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Gorgeous scenery, and felt much safer than I thought it would!
      Our 7-year-old has been talking about wanting to ride in a helicopter. (This is our fault for letting him watch "Planes: Fire and Rescue" all those times.) We decided booking a short flight during a trip to Oahu was the best bet. WOW were we right! As parents, we were extremely skeptical. I am prone to motion sickness and, frankly, not wild about heights. Neither of things was at all a problem. The crew gave a very comprehensive pre-flight safety briefing and answered everyone's questions. I was shaking so hard getting into the helicopter; I was so worried and scared. And then as SOON as we lifted off, it was fine. The pilot clearly knew what he was doing and was so calm and competent that I was soothed immediately. The flight was smooth, and the wind rushing in through the vents (we had the doors ON because of our kids, but also because that's what my husband and I would have chosen anyway) kept you from feeling motion sick, like standing on the bow of a boat helps with seasickness. Seeing the island from the air was a remarkable and memorable experience. Seeing the "Jurassic Park" cliffs, the shallows (full of turtles!) and the Sacred Falls as we wouldn't have otherwise been able to see them was so cool. And, while I have been to Pearl Harbor before, seeing it from the air was a sobering and awe-inspiring experience. Highly recommend the flight! We would DEFINITELY do it again!
      Written 30 October 2023
    • Nomad20519032064
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Volcano Kohala Landing Tour
      We had a fantastic trip out of Kona on the ‘Volcano Kohala Landing Tour’. Our pilot, Connor, had grown up on the island and was both informative and enthusiastic about the beautiful scenery that we experienced. The landing was a highlight of the trip and gave a very different view and perspective of the magnificent scenery. A wonderful part of our holiday and we would thoroughly recommend using Paradise Helicopters.
      Written 16 April 2023
    • Casseylovey
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      10 out of 10
      10/10! You’ll have a great time and the service is Aloha. Pilot Joseph is a pro with so much knowledge. We got to meet pilot Josh and hear about his incredible job working with native plants and how to keep them thriving. You’ll definitely leave feeling amazed with all the beauty of the island. There is no better way to see it. Kanani is very helpful and does a great job briefing and informing us of all the exciting things we’ll see.
      Written 30 March 2023
    • Courtneyjrush8
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      I had the most amazing experience with Paradise Helicopters today. It was our second to last day staying at Turtle Bay and wanted to do something special. We opted for the 60 min doors off tour and it did not disappoint. Not gonna lie, I was nervous beforehand thinking about it. The second I strapped in, the pilot Josh was an absolute professional and made us feel so comfortable. We got a full tour of Oahu and saw tons of sites including Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, Waikiki, Dole pineapple fields and more. Josh narrated the entire time and we learned so much about the island. The views were insane and we got amazing pictures and videos on our phones (they gave us a holder that goes around your neck). I can’t rave about this enough and if I could give it 6 stars I would. It really felt like a dream. This is a must do when visiting Oahu and definitely worth the price tag!
      Written 12 August 2022
    • mo2sleep
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful Helicopter Ride
      First off, they will change your flight time, so keep a look out for the confirmation text they send you. That said, the actual flight and experience was awesome. The pilot was amazing (forget her name). She made sure everyone got a great view of everything no matter where we were seated. She was also informative without being annoying. She also gave us a smooth ride in somewhat tricky weather. They supplied cell phone neck strap holders, which was a nice touch so we could bring phone for pictures.
      Written 18 October 2021
    • Stonnie66
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great service and amazing ride. Would do it again in a heartbeat! So worth the money and experience.
      Written 6 October 2021
    • thomasmZ4900QJ
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      I booked this tour four days prior to the tour. Two days before the tour I called to ask which heliport my party should go to for the tour. I was placed on hold. When the operator returned she informed that they were booked and trip advisor would refund my money. Unfortunately they had no seats available for my party ( so sorry bye bye). She claimed that they called me but I have no missed calls. I’m glad I didn’t just show up. Very unprofessional. I’m glad I didn’t get into a helicopter they own. If they can’t keep up with bookings how can they safely operate helicopters.
      Written 1 July 2021
    • rogerjR3730JU
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing views.
      We loved the views specifically of the falls. The ride was amazing though we were worried about motion sickness. The pilot provided a smooth ride throughout.
      Written 17 May 2021
    • CindyMaier
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantasy to reality
      I loved the scenery the waterfalls the coast line the active volcano. Ryan did a great job of talking about what we were seeing in real time
      Written 17 May 2021
    • Curious251393
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Helicopter Tour
      Excellent views of Oahu you couldn't see without being in a helicopter! Seeing Pearl Harbor from above was indescribable! Seeing the stadium that hosts the pro bowl every year and Dole Pineapple plantations was cool too!!
      Written 16 April 2020
    • Daydream436686
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Our helo tour of Oahu was absolutely amazing. The scenery is just breathtaking and our pilot, Josh, was knowledgeable and fun. I loved seeing the island from this perspective.
      Written 16 April 2020
    • Maalymaal24
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Doors Off!!
      We did the Oahu Magnum Experience from Turtle Bay Resort and it was one of the most memorable experience i have ever had!! The staff at Paradise Helicopters was amazing and actually upgraded us to a Doors Off flight! This was my first time in a helicopter and the pilot made sure i felt comfortable and safe. My favorite part of the flight was when we flew thru the Ko'olau Mountains and you are literally flying thru the clouds. We saw the entire island from Pearl Harbor, Dole Pineapple Plantation, Waikiki and Diamond Head Crater along with a bunch of other great sights! Highly recommend this flight!!
      Written 6 April 2020
    • Redroof2031
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Helicopter ride from north shore
      Even though the weather was not cooperating, we had a great ride. Friendly staff all around and stunning views.
      Written 12 January 2020
    • TheSageLife
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Tour of Oahu!
      I actually took the Magnum PI tour (doors off) twice; once with 3 of my kids (ages 19, 16 and 11) and then again with my 22 yr old daughter. The operation is very professional from the time you make the reservation until you return to Turtle Bay. This is a great way to see some of the most important sites on Oahu without having to worry about island traffic or having to spend the day at each site. Some of the highlights were the major North Shore surf beaches (Waimea, Banzai and Sunset), Pearl Harbor, Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head and Sacred Falls. Our pilot each time was Josh who was the consummate pro as far as making sure everyone in the helicopter gets a good view of each site while keeping it light with his comical banter. I highly recommend takin this tour!
      Written 4 January 2020
    • vastdavidson
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Magnum flight with doors off.
      Wow what a flight from Turtle bay. Magnum tour with doors off and off site landing. Pilot Josh was amazing in pointing out the sites and adding some fun humor. Off site landing was worth it and if he asks for the exciting take off say YES!
      Written 28 December 2019
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles5 reviews
    Very good

    Adam P
    Abu Dhabi43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely stunning views of the island. The pilot is very experienced and explained what we were seeing. Been on many similar flights, but doing it in Hawaii is an absolute must!
    Written 14 November 2021
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    Saint Cloud, MN13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2019 • Solo
    I was late due to booking a car rental in Honolulu and making it up to Turtle Bay Resort where the tour takes off. I called and let them know I was going to be late and they waited for me for an extra 5 to 10 minutes so I didnt miss out. Not only did they do that for me, I booked a 20 minute tour and due to lack of sales they upgraded me to the 60 minute tour with no extra cost to me. I tipped the pilot 40 dollars but every one of the individuals that made it happen deserved a tip that day. Amazing views and you see the entire island
    Written 17 July 2019
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    Aloha Chutts320, Mahalo for taking the time to review your experience with Paradise Helicopters out of our Turtle Bay Resort location! Our team on the ground is very good at being flexible in times like this, we are happy they were able to accommodate to the delay, they are a very understanding and hard working team. We hope to see you on your next trip to Hawaii and share more of our beautiful state of Hawai'i with you. Mahalo nui loa! Paradise Helicopters
    Written 21 December 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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