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Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu
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Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu

By Magnum Helicopters
Recommended by 98% of travellers
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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
from
₹27,478.54
per adult
from
₹27,478.54
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 3-99, max of 4 per group
Duration: 50m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
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

  • Transport by open-door helicopter
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local taxes
What's not included
  • Gratuities

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.

Departure details
  • Magnum Helicopters, 130 Iolana Pl, Honolulu, HI 96819, USA We apologize, but we have suspended our Waikiki shuttle operations until further notice. Please taxi or ride share to our location. Mahalo.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5055DOORS

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.

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
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu?
How much is Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu?
Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu price starts from ₹ 26,431.36. Discover and book Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu on Tripadvisor
What is the Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu cancellation policy?
Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu 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. Discover and book Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu?
Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu is hosted by Magnum Helicopters. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Magnum Helicopters on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu on Tripadvisor

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: 5055DOORS

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Magnum Helicopters
    130 Iolana Pl, Honolulu, HI 96819, USA
    We apologize, but we have 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
    Mokoli’i Island
    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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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Sebastian L
Sebastian L
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Best experience while in Oahu
It was an incredible experience. Hands down the best thing we did while in Oahu. I would 100% recommend this to any
Miawithboys
Miawithboys
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Stellar!!
What a fun outing. Went on a trip to Oahu with my twin sister to celebrate our birthday. It was her 1st time on the
lindsayaE6162ER
lindsayaE6162ER
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Must do!
This is a once in a lifetime experience and a must-do when visiting Oahu! Brandon was our tour guide and top-notch
X7349YXtammyc
X7349YXtammyc
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Worth the money- just do it !
Absolutely amazing- glad we chose this experience. If could do one excursion type of activity, choose this. Jeff
D2218RGstevens
D2218RGstevens
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Great tour over the island
Great experience and worth every penny! The pilots and ground crew are super friendly and helpful with everything!
261kendrav
261kendrav
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Perfect
Bucket list-Amazing. Hands down the best thing I’ve ever done. People will regret not doing this with amazing staf
Tamás P
Tamás P
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Childhood dream come true
My childhood dream has come true! The crew is very professional and friendly, they are opened to any question and r
191jacqueh
191jacqueh
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Amazing 1st helicopter experience
Absolutely fantastic and amazing experience! I cannot express what a wonderful experience this was! Herbert was a
Exploration617775
Exploration617775
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First time in a helicopter
So much fun. We saw so much. It’s pricy but we would do it again. The view of the island is spectacular. The colors
acosentino
acosentino
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Amazing experience
This was one of the coolest things we did during our Holidays in Hawaii. The staff was very friendly and profession
E8594UZ
E8594UZ
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Awesome Open Door Trip!
Amazing views! Great narrative from our pilot Brandon! Incredible experience! Must-do activity when visiting Oahu!
bellamae99
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
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Etoile555
Ottawa, Canada137 contributions
What a Ride! We booked this because it was highly recommended by a friend but I’d never been in a helicopter before and at first I thought it was pricey, but I booked it anyways with my daughter. Thank God I did because it was the highlight of our trip! Well worth the money spent because you get to see everything even where other excursions bring you. The open door was so awesome to see all around. Jeff our pilot was born in Oahu and was so wonderful, funny and full of information, he made us feel very safe and having him definitely added to the experience, we were lucky! All the members who prepared us were very professional and you could tell they loved what they did and had a great working dynamic atmosphere with each other. After the tour they spent time to get to know us a bit and gave us advise on our vacation. My daughter wants to go to school here to become a marine biologist and they gave us so much advise we felt like family. She’s planning to apply to work there in the future too lol! Jeff and the team at Magnum are GOLD! Highly highly recommend this tour!
Written 30 July 2022
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Twinsy2
Scottsdale, AZ52 contributions
We had a great time and enjoyed seeing the sights from the air. Upon arrival you check all your items in a locker. If you have a lanyard with a phone pouch to fit your phone in bring it, otherwise you will have to purchase one there for $10. You can’t just hold your phone in your hand. We also had to watch a 10 minute video. Than shortly after got into our Heli. They took pictures before takeoff and they have a video going during the flight. You can purchase pictures and the video for $85 which was reasonable. The Pilot did take a couple of sharp turns so if you get easily nauseated I would recommend taking a Dramamine one hour prior to your flight. I did and it helped. My son did get nauseated and he did not take anything. They give you a number and your seating is based on your weight. Enjoy the experience👍
Written 25 September 2022
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shasta2088
Rockaway Park, NY1,326 contributions
My sister and I had a fantastic time on a recent flight, the crew was friendly, professional and all about safety from start to finish. We were warmly greeted by a few staff, the. We were given some time to take photos with a Magnum type Ferrari (we brought our own mustaches) . We got a chance to film a Magnum style video in the Ferrari with a green screen background so graphics could be added in later. great keepsake) before a serious safety video and briefing. We were asked if we had any questions a few times to make sure we understood and has the chance to ask about something if we we concerned.
Once out on the flight line, the crew took care of everything, from escorting us out safely, to offering googles, to assisting with seatbelt harness and headsets.
We chose the 50 minute flight around Oahu, doors off. Evan, our pilot, was great, just the right combination of offering information and pointing out highlights without getting “in the way”
We took hundreds of pictures -camera phones needed to be placed in a protective see through case with a lanyard to prevent us from dropping the phone in flight.
They also had an extensive gift shop with shirts, hats, jackets, and a display of some Magnum P.I. Show memorabilia
and toys.
We bought the video that captured OUR flight, they use four cameras.
This was one of the highlights of our Hawaiian vacation!
Written 27 July 2021
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John B
Beltsville, MD24 contributions
It was an exhilarating experience. My wife and I took a helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon last year, yet it wasn’t a “doors off” experience. Having no doors on the helicopter made a big, wonderful difference. We booked the “first class” tour, which means it is more expensive, and also means you sit up front. We are so glad we did so. Seeing out the front window added so much to the experience, as did being right next to the pilot. Brandon was our pilot, and he was excellent, very competent - and immensely charming. He added so much to an already amazing experience. The communication prior to the event was excellent. On the experience itself, words fail me. I found it profoundly moving; one of the most powerful things I’ve ever experienced. I didn’t expect that. We have been on the island for 9 days, and we have taken many tours, and I dare say this was the most affecting. Splurge and take the “doors off” experience; you will not regret it.
Written 28 September 2022
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Mel N
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
The whole team at Magnum is very professional and kind. Herb was our pilot and did a great job explaining what we were seeing and a bit of history too. This is a well-run operation which I can easily recommend to anyone considering a great helicopter experience in Oahu. We will definitely be back!
Written 2 August 2022
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Mel B
Dumfries, VA11 contributions
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
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Lissette
Wilmington, NC3 contributions
Ok. I am going to be completely honest with my review. I am afraid of heights and had read previous reviews that the pilot made others feel comfortable so still decided to book it. I was terrified. I did not enjoy my experience but I put on my big girl pants and got through it. We paid for the first class seating so I was up in the front next to the pilot and my husband to my right with the open door. He had just a small handle to hold onto and my death grip with his other hand. I had the timer in front of me so it was the longest 60 minutes of my life. The pilot Doug was aware of my fright and did his best to make me feel safer. From what I could enjoy the views were incredible and we were able to see many film locations that included Gilligan’s Island, Jurassic Park and King Kong.

Overall, the only reason why I gave it 3 stars was because of MY personal experience. The entire staff and the flight crew was awesome. It may have been different if the doors were on, but who knows if I would still have been scared.

I just wanted to be honest if there is anyone else asking the same questions I was prior to booking.
Written 22 March 2022
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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 17 November 2021
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Emily H
Camas, WA1 contribution
Oct 2021
Wow, what an incredible experience! We did the doors off tour during our recent trip to Oahu, and I must say it was the highlight of our trip. We did the 3 pm tour on a weekday and booking was easy and the company was really helpful on the phone. We used a Groupon code to get a discount and it was really easy to apply it to our booking. The best views we saw on the tour were turtles swimming in the ocean, the waterfall in the jungle, and getting to see pearl harbor from the air was cool! *Definitely recommend wearing a windbreaker and even sweat pants if you get cold easily!*
Written 10 October 2021
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travelmom2014
Appleton, WI12 contributions
Jun 2022
Very experienced, informative and delightful pilot/crew. Be sure to wear sunglasses and if you don't have a clear pouch to put your phone/camera in, you can buy one there for $10. Nothing can be in your pockets and be sure not to stick anything (camera, arm, etc.) outside the helicopter. Think of what would happen if you tried to stick your phone just outside a car door when you're going 120mph. Their rules are to keep you (and those on the ground below) safe. Also, it's much cooler at higher altitude, so bring a jacket or fleece (they have a rack of used coats in case you forget).
Overall, a thrilling experience and no better way to see the island - especially the sunken USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor. [The island of Oahu suggests wearing masks and social distancing but no longer enforces it as of this review.]
Written 20 June 2022
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