Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu

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Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu
from USD $295.90
Enjoy a thrilling flight by open-door helicopter to see the very best of Oahu! With nothing to obstruct your view, you’ll soar over Oahu on a spectacular 50-minute narrated helicopter tour for an adventure of a lifetime. Feel the wind in your hair as you admire unbeatable aerial views of must-see Oahu sights including Honolulu Harbor, Hanauma Bay, the Halona Blowhole, Sandy Beach, Dole Plantation, Pearl Harbor and the USS 'Arizona' Memorial. Fly in the same helicopter as seen on television's Magnum PI.
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In Brief

Honolulu, United States
United States
45 minutes
Important InfoInfo
You’ll be picked up from your Waikiki hotel at your selected departure time for your exciting 45-minute Oahu helicopter tour. Board a safe, state-of-the-art helicopter – without doors or Plexiglas windows to obstruct your vision – and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime as you take you to the skies. You'll ride in the same type of helicopter used in the Magnum PI TV series!

With the wind in your hair and your adrenaline pumping through your veins, have your camera ready as you soar over Honolulu attractions including Keehi Lagoon, historic Honolulu Harbor, Aloha Tower, Ala Moana Beach Park and Magic Island. Then, it's time to take in the beauty of Oahu's lush valleys, mountains and waterfalls.

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 white sands of Waimanalo Beach provide a lovely backdrop as you continue to the beautiful coral formations of Kaeohe Bay. See the Chinaman's Hat before heading to Ka'a'awa Valley, where a dozen major motion pictures have been filmed including Jurassic Park.

The island's central plain reveals the world's largest agricultural maze, housed at the Dole Plantation. The highlight of your tour is sure to be Sacred Falls, a sheer waterfall with a 1,000-foot (300-meter) drop. Finish your 45-minute Oahu helicopter tour with a panoramic view of Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial.

Your pilot has extensive knowledge of the island of Oahu, and will provide informative commentary about the sights you see throughout your flight. You’ll get unbelievable aerial views no matter what seat you’re in; choose standard open seating or opt for First Class seating for a more intimate experience with you and one other person. When you land, you’ll be taken back to your hotel in Waikiki. You'll be delighted by how sharp your photos turn out, revealing the true beauty of this amazing island!


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


  • Gratuities

Departure Time

8:00 AM

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.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Best way to get a real look at the island of Oahu , especially the more remote areas and beautiful mountains and waterfalls. Highly recommended !
• Submitted 24 Jan 2020
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.
• Submitted 30 Dec 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
• Submitted 30 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.
• Submitted 18 Sep 2019
First time we went we had to reschedule bc of the weather but that was ok bc we still had a few days to reschedule. Might want to do this early on in your trip. Totally worth it
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
What a great way to see the island. The welcome we received from the staff was excellent and relaxed. The 45 minute tour was enough time to see the sights and the pilot was excellent in providing information of what sights we were heading over and also some brief history. Well worth the time and money. We drove around the island the day before which made each location relevant as we had seen it from the ground the day before. The experience of the doors off was also a highlight. Sometimes difficult to hear but very exciting.
• Submitted 07 May 2019
I really wish I could remember the name of our tour guide, he was fantastic!! He was friendly and very informative. Would recommend this tour to anyone who will listen :)
• Submitted 02 May 2019
A great tour for locals to enjoy. It’s great to view our home through a different perspective. Mahalo.
• Submitted 29 Mar 2019
What a fabulous time! I was very scared but it was a great ride! Very cold so dress warm!! Had a very good pilot with well narrated ride Over the entire island. Would highly recommend magnum helicopters!!!!!
• Submitted 04 Mar 2019
Really great experience. Staff was very friendly, Had one of the best times. If you come to Oahu, you have to try. Go with Magnum Helicopters.
• Submitted 30 Nov 2018
Amazing experience and scary at the same time. I was front seat and in the edge. Beautiful views so many good photos and a easy and best way to see the island. Highly recommend very good staff to.
• Submitted 21 Nov 2018
This was definitely a highlight of our vacation. So amazing to see Island from this point of you. Our pilot was an awesome tour guide and pointed out tons of stuff we would not have otherwise known.
• Submitted 01 Oct 2018
By far one of the most exciting things we have done in Hawaii. If your looking for adventure and an opportunity to feel the wind in your hair while seeing the entire island in 45 minutes, take the flight !!! Well worth it !! Our pilots name was Evan and he was very knowledgeable about the sights you’ll encounter in this one of a kind experience!
• Submitted 22 Jul 2018
AMAZING ! Prompt pick up from the hotel as prmoised, very friendly staff all round and you have to go open door on the flight....what an experience. Plus Magnum helicopters will be part of the new remake of Magnum PI so a must for any fans of the orignal...
• Submitted 15 Jul 2018
This is a must do event. Sit in a seat that faces the outside and hold on for the ride of a life time. I don't just give this 5 stars; I give it 6!!!! Dr. Barney
• Submitted 11 Jul 2018
One of the highlights of our Oahu trip, we had an incredible time!
• Submitted 29 May 2018
Had an awesome time. The pilot did a lot of circular turns and dives. It was great fun. Took a lot of beautiful photos. Will not hesitate to take another doorless helicopter ride again.
• Submitted 01 Mar 2018
This was a once in a lifetime experience for my significant other and me. The pilot Jordan was amazing, very attentive, and made us feel secure the entire trip. Would love to do this again!!
• Submitted 22 Feb 2018
This was the highlight of my two week vacation in Hawaii. Getting to see the island from the air was awesome. Have a great flight good narration of the island was well worth the price.
• Submitted 15 Oct 2017
Just like the opening sequence to Magnum PI, you fly over the island. Incredible views, daring heights. Evan, the pilot, was excellent. I'm profoundly deaf and heard nothing after we took off but I do know the other passengers enjoyed the commentary. Because I was unsure when Evan was going to bank as I couldn't hear him, I was always holding on tight which possibly took away some of my enjoyment level. I look forward to watching my DVD of the trip and re-living the experience : Overall, an experience not to be missed.
• Submitted 08 Oct 2017
My family thought this was the best thing they did while visiting Oahu. Well worth experiencing!
• Submitted 05 Sep 2017
I bought this tour for my husband and son to use on our trip to Hawaii. The day before the booked ride the date had to be changed due to maintenance issues. That made minor issues for the other trips we had planned in our week there. However, my son and husband absolutely loved the flight and would recommend it to everyone that visits Ohau. We had been to Pearl Harbor previously but they enjoyed being able to see so much more of that, than you can from the ground. They were impressed with every single part of the flight and very impresssed with their female pilot sorry, can remember her name. We would give this a 100 thumbs up.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2017
I was a little apprehensive about the helicopter ride, but it was a thrill of a lifetime, and I would definitely do it again. The beautiful view from the ride was incredible. A must do for anyone visiting the beautiful island.
• Submitted 02 Aug 2017
This was a highlight of our Hawaiian vacation. There were 4 total people on this tour so my wife and I saw in the front seat with the pilot. I was a little concerned since only a little more than have of my butt was actually in the seat. That just added to the excitement. The pilot was great and explained the whole island to us as we flew over it - yes, you fly around the whole island. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who likes a thrill.
• Submitted 07 Jul 2017

In Brief

Honolulu, United States
United States
45 minutes