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Makani Kai Helicopters

#13 of 312 Tours in Honolulu
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Address: 130 Iolana Pl, Honolulu International Airport, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96819-1840
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+1 877-255-8532
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This attraction is at Honolulu Intl Airport
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Don’t settle for second best. Makani Kai Helicopters is Oahu’s oldest,...

Don’t settle for second best. Makani Kai Helicopters is Oahu’s oldest, largest and best aerial tour company. Our pilots are the most experienced flying these skies, period. They’ll show you the very best sights and help create memories to last a lifetime.

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Great tour

Had a fantastic time with Evan our pilot. Really was informative and a great pilot. Did everything that he could do that everyone could get a great view and photos. Would highly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic time with Evan our pilot. Really was informative and a great pilot. Did everything that he could do that everyone could get a great view and photos. Would highly recommend this company

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Evan, our tour guide was great! He was very friendly and did his best to make sure we were comfortable. He had a great sense of humor which made the experience even better! The views were breathtaking. I highly recommend the 60 minute tour.

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Thank aegirl1969
PJ O, Manager at Makani Kai Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words about Evan, AE Girl. Thanks, too, for your recommendation. I appreciate you taking the time to post your review. More 

Ostrava, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect tour. Perfect pilot. Splendid experience. Open seat. Professional Fantastický zážitek. Skvělý přístup personalu

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PJ O, Manager at Makani Kai Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks, Ilona, for your enthusiastic endorsement of the Doors Off tour. I'm pleased you enjoyed a splendid experience. More 

Austin, tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time seeing the island. Evan was great and explained everything as we went along. Highly recommend the hour tour

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Thank jys4123
PJ O, Manager at Makani Kai Helicopters, responded to this review

Glad you had an opportunity to see Oahu from above. There's a lot of island hidden from ground view, wouldn't you say? Thanks for the recommendation. More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did the 50 minute door's off helicopter tour of the island while visiting Oahu. At first I will admit I was considering the door's on experience and after talking to the folks at Makani Kai they had me reconsider the Door's off experience and I do not regret it! The door's off flight was awesome. It is intense though-... More 

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Thank Amanda B
PJ O, Manager at Makani Kai Helicopters, responded to this review

90-percent excited and 10-percent scared...sounds like a formula for good fun. Thanks, Amanda, for a very descriptive and positive review. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I took the Open Door tour and thought it was a spectacular way to see the island. The pilot was great, scenery was breathtaking and the open door aspect made it invigorating! We sat in the front which provided great views out the sides and straight through the front glass. We took some great photos and videos... More 

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Thank Robert B
PJ O, Manager at Makani Kai Helicopters, responded to this review

Outstanding, Robert. You chose the Doors Off for your first helicopter tour...all in, so to speak. I'm glad you were rewarded with a great experience. Thanks for the review. More 

Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a 45 minute helicopter tour of the island. Our pilot Jim was a great host! He made us all feel very comfortable and at ease while flying. He was funny, informative, and most important, a great pilot! Thanks for a great experience Jim! This was well worth the money we paid!

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PJ O, Manager at Makani Kai Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Greddekopp. It always pleases me to hear that our pilots make our guests feel comfortable and secure on their tours. Being relaxed makes all the difference in the world. Cheers. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I should start out by saying that I signed up to do the "regular" heli tour by myself, and I'm 6"3" tall. This legroom in this helicopter in the back, is a little tight. Actually, it's a lot tight. So, if you're a couple and want to see the island, and you ask to sit up front, wonderful. If you're... More 

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PJ O, Manager at Makani Kai Helicopters, responded to this review

What a cool thing. I didn't know Richard sent you on another tour but that's just the kind of guy he is: he really does want our guests to feel they've gotten the best experience possible. Good tips on the doors off tour as well, Burton. Thanks for writing. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with make a wish had a great time. Try to get Pilot Jim he is the best pilot ever, kid friendly and is a great guy

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PJ O, Manager at Makani Kai Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks, Noah, for taking the time to post your review. I'm glad you got a kick out of Jim's shtick...he's one of the most enthusiastic gents we know. Cheers and mahalo. More 

Concord, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I took the doors off tour and pilot Jim was an awesome guide. Tell him: "I want to see it all"

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PJ O, Manager at Makani Kai Helicopters, responded to this review

I've heard of wanting to do it all, or wanting to have it all...but seeing it all is a new one for me. But if anyone could make that happen, it's Pilot Jim. Thanks Mistered for your review. More 

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