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Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu

Highlights
  • Open-door helicopter tour over the island of Oahu (45-minutes)
  • Thrilling, unobstructed views of natural sights and landmarks
  • Bird’s eye view of Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial and more
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Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu
From US$234.99
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Regular SeatingMost Popular
Includes regular seating. Departure time to be selected at checkout. Hotel pickup and check-ins commence 30 to 60 minutes prior to departure
From US$234.99
First Class Seating
Includes first class seating. Departure time to be selected at checkout. Hotel pickup and check-ins commence 30 to 60 minutes prior to departure. Must be booked with 2 passengers
From US$269.99
Overview

See Oahu from high in the sky with the wind in your hair on this 45-minute, 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 take away a souvenir DVD of the flight. Transportation from select hotels included.

What to Expect

Set your departure time and get picked up at your (select) Waikiki hotel. 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.

Reviews (207)
1 - 5 of 96 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
EXHILIRATING FLIGHT

I had done a DOORS OFF helicopter ride on Kauai and thought it was great, so I decided to do one in Oahu to see the island and photograph it form the air. This is THE BEST way to get an overall view of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ANNE K
PJ O, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Mahalo, Anne, for flying with us...and for your kind comments. As you point out, there is no better way to get stunning images than flying with the doors off. I'm pleased that we proved up to the task.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Open-Door Helicopter Tour

This was one of, if not the best vacation tours we have ever taken. If you are thinking about a helicopter ride around the island, the open door experience is the way to go. It was my wife’s first ride in a helicopter and she...More

1  Thank TravelMoores
PJ O, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

And thank you, TravelMoores, from Steve the pilot, Kevin and Steve the drivers and the rest of us here at Magnum for giving us a chance...and for your wonderful review. We're happy you made us a part of your vacation.

Reviewed 5 days ago
A bucket list item

A bucket list item for sure! The views are absolutely amazing but you have to be able to breath as the open doors rides are very different experience than close doors. It was pretty scary the first 10min and eventually i got use to the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Daniela_Boston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Bucket List!

A bucket list item for sure! From start to finish, the service provided was top-notch! The ground staff were friendly and informative and accommodated our seating preferences. They even offer cell phone cases for use in-flight for a reasonable cost. Our pilot, Steve, was great....More

Thank Pamela S
PJ O, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

And thank you, Pamela, for flying with us. If you ever get a notion to share some of those pictures, we wouldn't object. Mahalo for taking the time to write your review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
An amazing experience!

My husband and I did this in early January, and it was absolutely spectacular. The "open-door" option (as opposed to closed-door) is definitely the way to go. The views are absolutely amazing. You won't be able to see these from the beach, a hike, or...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank JoanBone39
PJ O, Manager at Magnum Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Congratulations on your wedding, JoanBone, and what a great way to kick off your honeymoon. Steve's the Real Deal, eh? Glad you loved the tour and many thanks for your five star ranking.

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Nursesears
10 January 2019|
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Response from JoanBone39 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall whether or not there is an age limit. There were a few kids getting on the open-door helicopter after us; they were probably between 8-11 years old. Personally, I would not recommend the open-door option for... More
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Roshni R
14 November 2018|
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Response from KayliC4 | Reviewed this property |
The company is great calling directly and booking. They also have Groupons for the rides. FYI.
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Expedition778235
8 November 2018|
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Response from Steph4AU | Reviewed this property |
You would need to contact the company directly to find that out.
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