Tour code: 5055DOORS
Fly aboard an open-door helicopter over Oahu for unobstructed views of the island on this 45-minute tour. Feel the high-flying wind in your hair and, with your camera out and ready to snap stunning photos, listen as your pilot narrates your flight over sights like Pearl Harbor, Honolulu Harbor, Hanauma Bay and the Halona Blowhole. This excursion includes a DVD of the flight and round-trip transportation from selected hotels. 


  • 45-minute open-door helicopter tour over Oahu
  • Enjoy unobstructed views on an exhilarating doors-off helicopter flight
  • Soar over Waikiki Beach, beautiful Hanauma Bay, Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial and more
  • Capture amazing photos of Oahu's lush valleys, mountains and waterfalls
  • Learn about the sights you see from your expert pilot
  • Pickup and drop-off from Waikiki hotels included

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What You Can Expect

Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu

Fly over the Oahu without doors!

After pickup at select Waikiki hotels, transfer to the helipad at your prearranged departure time.

Climb aboard a state-of-the-art helicopter that lacks only one thing: doors. This allows you unobstructed views as you tour the island and makes for fantastic photo opportunities. Meet your expert pilot, who will narrate the experience as you fly over Oahu's landmarks. Choose standard open seating or opt for First Class seating for a more intimate experience including you and one other person.

Start by soaring over Honolulu Harbor, the Aloha Tower, Magic Island, Keehi Lagoon and Ala Moana Beach Park. Head out of the highly developed Honolulu area and towards the greener side of Oahu, which includes waterfalls, mountains and verdant valleys.

See the soft white Waimanalo Beach and the coral formations of Kaeohe Bay, striking when viewed from the air. See the Chinaman's Hat before heading to Ka'a'awa Valley, where a dozen major motion pictures have been filmed.

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 island's central plain is host to the world's largest agricultural maze at the Dole Plantation. View 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.

After your helicopter lands, transfer back to your Waikiki hotel for drop-off. 

Customer Reviews

Robert D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great tour and massive adrenalin rush! Nathan our pilot was awesome. Highly recommend for the adrenalin junkies. Great views

Maria Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Every thing Washington OK, also the shuttle was on time
Amazing views


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Open door helicopter rides are the only way to tour the island. Great Pilot with all of the information we could ask for. Friendly, courteous and very down to earth though-out the whole experience. From the very time that we were picked up at our hotel to the return trip after the flight was terrific. I recommend this experience to all that visit the island as a must. This was are second open door experience and it was just as great the second as it was the first. Thanks.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

One of the highlights of our honeymoon. The whole experience was excellent, the pilot brilliant and the feeling of being open that high up exhilarating. One tip - if you have long hair tie it up tight my wife's was whipping me in the face throughout :o

lesley howden h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The flight was a big highlight of our trip Excellent !!!!

Colin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Absolutely fantastic. The pilot Jim was brilliant and pointed out all the relevant sites. The experience was amazing and we would highly recommend this trip to anyone. Best way of seeing the island.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The open-door flight was excellent. We were a party of 4 so just us on this flight. We were picked up and transported to airport in comfort by minibus with information on flight and safety briefing given by combination of driver and video en-route. After a short wait in the departure building we were led to the aircraft and were airborne within a few minutes. Our pilot was friendly, funny and informative. He exuded confidence at the controls always giving advance warning of flight maneuvers / turbulence to put us at ease. Views from the air were spectacular - highlights for me were flying past our hotel on Waikiki Beach and circling The Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. Photo and video opportunities were excellent my tip would be not to lean out too far to take video as air speed causes too much camera-shake. After landing we had time to browse the souvenirs and clothing, all unique to Makani Kai Helicopters and at very reasonable prices.
We were given a complementary pre-recorded DVD of the route we flew which I will look forward to watching when I've found out how to get around the fact that it is made for the US market and I can't play it on my DVD in the UK. I feel that we definitely got value for our money on this activity. If you are looking for a vacation memory that lasts after the others start to fade - definitely do this flight!!

Michael F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great service from start to finish. They picked me up and dropped me off at my hotel. The ride itself was exhilarating and delivered more than expected. The helicopter was agile and the pilot made some stunty but safe maneuvers. The views were amazing and the pilot was well versed in the landscape of the island. I would totally recommend this tour for folks who like flying, like a thrill and don't mind feeling like you could fall out. :

Dora P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Absolutely awesome! It was the highlight of our trip! Pilot spotted two hammerhead sharks and circled overhead for great pics, and the flight over Pearl Harbor was amazing! Completely satisfied! Would highly recommend the open-door tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The best way to see the island of Oahu! Our pilot Jim was a great guide with a lot of knowledge and humour which made the whole experience even better. Definitely worth doing for the amazing views and photo opportunities!

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