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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
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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
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Ages 3-99, max of 4 per group
Duration: 50m
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English
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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.

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  • 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. Check in will be (45) minutes PRIOR to tour departure.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting 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.
    • Most travellers can participate
    • 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.
    • 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.

    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 ₹ 29,156.95. 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?
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    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

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      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. Check in will be (45) minutes PRIOR to tour departure.
      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
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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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    • Magnum Helicopters
      1,277
      Honolulu, United States
      Joined in September 2014
    • Z1193NBcharlottem
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommend
      Had such a great experience! We had a tour with another company who cancelled on us. Magnum got us in with another couple and we had a great time seeing the island. Andrew is an exceptional pilot. Highly recommend these guys. They're the best!
      Written 14 May 2024
    • A4935VJjanetp
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      My boys loved it
      My kids loved it. We have older boys (20 & 17) and they loved the extra experience of the doors off tour. Great views, helpful and friendly staff
      Written 5 January 2024
    • CatherineR78
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly Recommend
      Fabulous from the moment we arrived. Super friendly welcome. The whole experience exceeded expectations. We had the doors off 50 minutes Island Tour. We definitely recommend
      Written 26 December 2023
    • Marjorie A
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Once in a lifetime experience
      A helicopter tour of Oahu was high on my list of “to do” items for my vacation. What better way to check off that bucket list item than to fly in an open door helicopter. I won’t lie. I am a fan of Magnum PI so flying in a helicopter which looked like an Island Hopper plane was a big draw. I’ve never flown in a helicopter before and was not really sure what to expect. The staff was welcoming and friendly. They reviewed all the safety items and answered questions. I was seated in the front with the pilot. The ground crew securely fastened my seat belts and harness before lift off. I am not fearful of heights and did not feel unsafe with no doors. I did find that it was hard to hear the pilot while we were airborne. The volume was turned up on my headphones but it was still hard to hear with the wind and rotors. We flew over Waikiki, Diamond Head, the North Shore, and Pearl Harbor. The view from the air is spectacular. You can see so much more than you can on the ground. There are plenty of souvenir options in the gift shop to remember your adventures. Ground photos are taken before you board the helicopter and can be purchased at the end of the flight. A video is taken while in the air which can be purchased once you land. I chose to purchase both the photos and the video even though I took pictures while we were in the air. This was a really cool activity and a great way to see the island. It was well worth the cost to have such an incredible experience.
      Written 19 December 2023
    • Trail16976475658
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Woo hoo!
      The ground staff were helpful and enjoyable to be around. They took our photo in the Ferrari in the office. We loved the merchandise available and the thumb drive we purchased after the flight was a great souvenir. Cant wait to see the photos and video of the flight. The helicopter pilot Jeff was funny, informative and gave great travel advice. The flight was my first helicopter ride and I loved every minute of it. Beautiful views!
      Written 9 December 2023
    • Luis V
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jeff was a badass pilot
      Jeff was a badass pilot. Knew his way around the helicopter and the island. Pointed out all the cool spots and marine life while flying! 10/10 recommend.
      Written 18 November 2023
    • DKBlundon
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This is a must do while in Oahu! You will not be disappointed!
      The doors off helicopter tour was AMAZING!! Our pilot Doug was very informative and told us about the history of the island and showed us all parts of the island. My daughter was a little nervous and he made her feel very comfortable!! Highly recommend doing this while in Oahu!!
      Written 17 November 2023
    • nataliekL8773HQ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Incredible adventure around the island!
      Everyone at Magnum Helicopter Tours were exceptional to work with and made our tour so special💗🎉🌈🌊Thank you Pilot Jeff for the incredible tour of the island. It was icredibly beautiful and thrilling too!
      Written 4 November 2023
    • Markus T
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Once in lifetime experience
      Dreamed about flying over a Hawaiian island in a Magnum-style helicopter (liked the older series very much) for a long time. Now this dream has come true, thanks to Andrew as our pilot and all the other stuff an Magnum Helicopters. As I found their service just a day before we had to start our journey back to Germany, there was no second chance for this trip for us, but all went extremely smooth. Highly recommended!
      Written 21 October 2023
    • Brenda S
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Bucket list epic adventure!
      This was hands down one of the most epic things we have ever done!!! From the minute we walked in the door and was greeted with a warm welcome, all nerves went away. The office staff/ground crew were funny, helpful, and informative! After a short safety video, we were suited up and ready to board the helicopter. My husband and I both felt comfortable and secure as we were buckled in! This was a bucket list experience for sure!! The views were absolutely breathtaking, and Andrew, the pilot, was great, pointing out landmarks and explaining everything we saw! The pictures do not do it justice!! We don't usually purchase pictures and/or videos when we can take our own, but we did this time!! We wanted to ensure we captured as much as possible from this epic adventure!! Thank you Magnum Helicopters for being a HUGE part of our vacation of a lifetime to Hawaii!! 🤙
      Written 15 October 2023
    • jaise p
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommend
      We were wondering about this, for two people (11 year old and me), little bit pricier side. It was absolutely worth the price. It was my son’s favorite thing he did in Hawaii. I consider this one my best excursions ever. And I’ve paid for so much more pricey than this. The doors off really did add another dimension to it. I rarely recommend tours to my friends, but this one I would. Michael and Steve were great on the ground. Shawn was amazing pilot. All of them took their time to answer questions and orient me to Hawaii. highly recommend this.
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    • Lisa E
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing !
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    • yeseniaagui0513
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      Book today!!!
      The staff was very helpful and friendly! They made the experience so enjoyable and a true life long memory! Andrew was our pilot and he was knowledgeable about the island, as well as so friendly!
      Written 8 June 2023
    • hamona2021
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Priceless views
      The pilot was very skilled and able to keep the helicopter stable with the mountain winds. The sights were breathtaking and priceless from 1800 feet. Ian and the team were very pleasant and courteous. We would recommend to others. Thank you
      Written 2 May 2023
    • 850jima
      0 contributions
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      Awesome Flight with an Outstanding Pilot
      We had an awesome trip with our pilot Jeff on the Magnum Helicopters Doors Off flight around Oahu. Jeff is a real Pro and handles the aircraft extremely well while providing an informative and entertaining commentary. Overall an excellent experience
      Written 23 April 2023
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    Etoile555
    Ottawa, Canada127 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    Mel B
    Dumfries, VA11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    Emily H
    Camas, WA1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    JH
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    Brian K
    Ladera Ranch, CA6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023
    BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!!! This was our first time flying with Magnum Open-Door Helicopter Tours and we look forward to doing it again on our next visit. We purchased the First-Class tickets (Highly Recommended) and some may say the experience is a bit pricey but it's one for the bucket list and we could not stop smiling the entire time. The team at Magnum including Steve and Herbert were outstanding and helped make my wife feel comfortable since she was a bit anxious. Please remember money to tip for the experience and I would also recommend spending the extra money to purchase the photos and video.
    Written 20 July 2023
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    CapnCody
    Scappoose, OR20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020 • Friends
    We took a flight with Evan at Magnum Helicopters back in February 2020. We had an amazing flight! Evan was a great helicopter pilot and tour guide. The flight was definitely worth it. Everyone working here was super friendly. We were picked up from our hotel and driven back after the flight. They offered sunglasses for us to use, too. If you bring anything with you that you can’t fly with, they will charge you $1 to store it in one of their lockers. Everything was great, though. Don’t forget a light jacket even if it’s hot out. Highly recommend flying with the doors off! The whole flight was amazing.
    Written 28 April 2020
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    Thanks for your review, Captain. Seems that you got in just under the coronavirus wire...we're closed now, as are pretty much all activities in the state. But we hope to be back flying soon. Mahalo for choosing Magnum.
    Written 30 April 2020
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    Twinsy2
    Scottsdale, AZ70 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    Claudia H
    Fort Myers, FL14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023
    The ground crew and our pilot, Shawn, were exceptional! The ground crew prepared us more than adequately and answered all our questions. Shawn is outstanding at what he does and provided a wealth of information during our flight. It was windier than we expected due to a storm south of us, however, Shawn expertly maneuvered the helicopter and we felt safe as his passengers. Our granddaughter felt so comfortable she even fell asleep early into our flight and for the duration. What a wonderful experience to see Oahu from above. We highly recommend this activity to anyone who is considering it and to everyone who wants to have a different view of this beautiful island. A big shout out and Thank You to everyone who makes this possible!
    Written 10 August 2023
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    Mirta R
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2021
    OMG! This experience has got to be one of the top 5 in my lifetime. Unforgettable views and the thrill of the open-doors was worth every penny. Jacob was an excellent pilot and made us feel comfortable during our flight while explaining the sites below us. I took my 10 year old grandaughter and she was thrilled with the ride. Great for all ages. I recommend you have this experience. No regrets.
    Written 13 April 2021
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    Thank you for flying with us, and for the great review. I'm glad to hear you and your granddaughter enjoyed the flight. Come back to Hawaii soon. Aloha
    Written 13 April 2021
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    Lissette
    Wilmington, NC8 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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