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Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu

Honolulu, United States

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icon50 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


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
Transport by open-door helicopter
Live commentary on board
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Local taxes
Complimentary DVD

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.

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.
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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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Jurassic Park Valley
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Dole Plantation
Dole Pineapple Maze
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers

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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu?
This activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "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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Awesome Experience
, 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.
Great experience
, Jan 2020
Best way to get a real look at the island of Oahu , especially the more remote areas & beautiful mountains & waterfalls. Highly recommended !
Amazing adventure
, 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.
First time in Hawaii, glad I took part in this tour!
, Nov 2019
This was a fantastic experience for being in Hawaii for my first time! Great for families to consider! Worth the money and I totally would recommend this company to others! Appropriate staff, clear communication and to the point of what was going to take place and when. Make sure to buy the video of your flight! Thanks for a great time!
Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu
, Sep 2019
Excellent helicopter tour of Oahu. Great service from the hotel pickup to the hotel drop off. What a great way to see the island
Experience of a lifetime
, Sep 2019
Fantastic experience, shows what a beautiful island O’ahu is from the air. I’m not great with heights but this trip was fine, safe in the hands of a talented pilot.
Great flight, disappointing service
, Aug 2019
The flight itself was amazing as was the pilot. It was pretty disappointing that they had not checking the recording equipment on our aircraft as we are unable to get a DVD of our flight due to it being discovered as faulty after our flight
Great experience!
, Jul 2019
We had one day in Oahu and there’s There is no better way to see the island! Great staff, excellent pilot/tour guide, beautiful views.. Definitely recommend!
, Jul 2019
The ride, the commentary, the overall experience was very good; however, the people signing you in are deceptive. We were told that there would be an up-charge because of our weight. They then increased it by 33% after it was too late for us to cancel & get our money back. Beware!!!!
Somewhere over Oahu
, Jul 2019
The helicopter ride & the guided tour words from the pilot were quite good; however the people running the place are less than trustworthy. We were quoted one price & when it was too late to cancel our booking, they increased the add-on dollars by 33%. Then, when we complained, they said sorry, that's the price and there is no refund on the base costs. Be very careful & don't believe everything they say.

Product code: 5055DOORS

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