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Makani Kai Helicopters

#15 of 326 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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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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Evan gave us a great ride and tour of Oahu. We choose doors on and first class seating. It was cool to see the Jurassic World sets on the other side of the island.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Evan gave us a great ride and tour of Oahu. We choose doors on and first class seating. It was cool to see the Jurassic World sets on the other side of the island.

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

Nice review Sandra. Thanks for giving a shout out to Evan...and I'm glad you enjoyed your aerial view of 'Jurassic' Valley. We fly higher there to avoid the T-Rex. More 

Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely would recommend the no door flight with Pilot Jeff. What a perfect end to our trip!!! We hope we get to come back and do this again!

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

Thank you for your positive review and I'm happy you felt good enough about your tour to want to do it again. Just wondering: what was the business component of this endeavor? More 

Upland, California
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Aloha!! Pilot Jim was an exceptional Pilot, very knowledgeable and with a sense of humor who made the tour that much better!! He'll even have mints ready for the prego mamas who have morning sickness!! Definitely recommend Makani Kai Helicopters 🚁🏝⛰🌋

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow what a great experience this way. We went in the door off helicopter and this was absolutely amazing. I would recommend this to anyone. The company picked us up and returned us from the outrigger at Waikiki. The pilot was fantastic and was explaining where we we're as we were fly over.

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

Thank you, Lee, for taking the time to post your review. The Doors Off certainly has my vote for Tour of the Year, but the doors-on option is wildly popular as well. Different strokes. More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The absolute highlight of our time in Honolulu. Our pilot Jim was fantastic and gave us the ride of our life. A great sense of humour and gave us lots of laughs along the way when pointing out various sites and landmarks. We felt really safe at all times as Jim always told us what to expect in advance. The... More 

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

Many thanks, Fiona, for sharing your experience with Pilot Jim. I'm pleased you believe that your tour was the highlight of you Oahu visit. You must come fly with us again. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I bought a helicopter ride for my dad's birthday. He was picked up this week for his flight and came back exclaiming that it was incredible and awesome!! It takes a lot to get him to be expressive of something! It was so good he made myself and my mother do a flight the following day. My mother is a... More 

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

Brilliant, awesome, exhilarating? My goodness, we could use you as our copywriter. I'm very happy you so thoroughly enjoyed your tours. Thanks as well to your dad for insisting you try this for yourselves. Meke aloha. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nicole was the name of our pilot and she did a great job narrating our tour. We did the doors on flight and there was some reflection issues. The pilot wore a black and white polka dotted dress and I seen it in my view a lot. It didn't distract me from all of the awesome views of Oahu. I... More 

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

Thank you kindly, Krystal, for your nice review. Sorry about the reflections. Of course, you can avoid those entirely by taking our Doors Off tour. But I'm glad you enjoyed your tour with Nicole. More 

Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did a doors off tour. Had Jeff as the pilot. He was great, very knowledgeable about the island. Was a great adventure tour. Very windy with doors off and helicopter was very small compared to the others, but was definitely worth it. Saw a lot of Oahu and would highly recommend it.

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

Cool, Kristie. Jeff should know a lot about the island seeing as how he was born and raised here. I'm glad you enjoyed having him as your guide. More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views, great pilot (Evan) with a growing comedic vocabulary ;). Great way to establish island highlights.

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

What? Serious, responsible Evan busting out his comedy chops? Thanks, Roman, for your five-star review and giving us some ammunition to rib Evan over his lunch hour. More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This had to be the highlight of our visit to Oahu! We were picked up at our Hotel and taken to the Makani Kai helicopter terminal. There we were given all of the safety instructions and outfitted for our flight. We took The Hidden Oahu special (45 min) which flew over Pearl Harbour, Honolulu, Diamond Head, up the east coast,... More 

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

Thanks, Brenda, for your comprehensive review. It always warms my heart when our guests say that the helicopter tour was the highlight of their visit. More 

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