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Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu

Honolulu, United States
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  • 50 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Fly aboard an open-door helicopter over Oahu for unobstructed views of the island on this 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. A video of your flight is available for purchase at the end of your tour.
  • 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

What's Included

  • Transport by open-door helicopter
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local taxes
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Magnum Helicopters
    130 Iolana Pl, Honolulu, HI 96819, USA

    We apologize, but we have suspended our Waikiki shuttle operations until further notice. Please taxi or ride share to our location. Mahalo.

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

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 Oahu helicopter tour with a panoramic view of Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial.

USS Arizona Memorial (Pass By)

Arizona Memorial and the USS MIssouri.

Pearl Harbor National Memorial (Pass By)

Arizona Memorial.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not 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)
  • 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
  • The First Class option must be sold as a party 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 helicopter.
  • We ask that guests be able to climb the three steps up into the aircraft.
  • Near public transportation
  • Minimum age of 3, to fly. Must be 12 or older to sit next to an open door.
  • Magnum Helicopters always flies with a full flight. If all four seats of the helicopter have not been sold the day before your scheduled flight we will contact you to reschedule. If unable to reschedule you will be given a full refund.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 3 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 3 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

about cancellations.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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Traveler Tips

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.
Might want to do this early on in your trip.
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Amazing Experience
Stefan_D, Jul 2022
A truly wonderful experience with Magnum Helicopters. The ground crew made us (me and my two teenage children) feel incredibly welcome and safe (we were first time helicopter flyers) and walked us through everything we needed to know. The pre-flight photos were brilliant The flight itself was amazing, our pilot talked us through all the sights and history of the island, talking us down the coast over Waikiki, Diamond Head, up through Kualoa Valley and over the mountains to see waterfalls and the North Shore. We came back over Pearl Harbour to finish an amazing experience.
Jeffery_B, Jul 2022
Flew (doors off) for nearly an hour around the island and received a tour from the pilot via a radio headset. The pilot knew of the some of the places we had already visited a pointed them out from the air. We felt safe and had received a thorough briefing prior to our flight. Definitely worth the investment!
Vannessa_R, Jul 2022
Such a fun and exciting adventure. Staff are friendly and engaging. Informative experience. Would do again in a heartbeat. Must do!
Magnum Experience
Kathy_P, Jul 2022
We saw the entire island. This was the most amazing part of our trip. Everyone at Magnum Helicopters were so kind and helpful. We love this!! I want to go back.
Highlight of our trip!
Angie_C, Jul 2022
This was the highlight of our vacation. So fun. Worth every penny! We loved it. The pilot was super funny and thorough. The ground crew was great as well.
Totally worth the money
Jasmine_E, Jul 2022
The whole experience was great from the communication shortly after booking to the arrival greeting and helpfulness of staff to the trip itself. It was amazing and definitely one of the most memorable parts of the trip for me and we did plenty of great stuff on the island. The ride was smooth and Brandon provides great commentary.
Fly High in the Oahu Sky
London_B, Jul 2022
OMG..we had a blast on our Helicopter tour over Oahu..Seeing the island from this vantage point literally makes you gasp..ooohs and ahhhs ..and everything in between..The ride or should I say the fly itself was thrilling beyond measure. Not for the faint of heart, I mean doors off, and you are literally inches from mother nature. It was awesome. The crew at Magnum was great, from beginning to end. Groundcrew took care of all the pre trip duties, from safety to do's and don'ts.. Our pilot Evan was awesome and informative and gave everyone on board a good look at the island and all of its beauty and history. I definitely recommend this experience to anyone who's got a bit of thrill ride need in their blood..Thanks Magnum..Mahalo London and Yahne from Cali
Do it. Best single thing we did
thomas_b, Jun 2022
The whole thing was awesome. It really provided a view of the island you can't get any other way. I recommend doing it early in your trip as it may give you ideas on other things to do. Pilot and organization as a whole was very nice and professional.
Helicopter tour
Audrey_C, Jun 2022
We loved seeing Hawaii from the air especially Pearl Harbor. It was just breath taking to see the Beauty that Hawaii has to offer. Would definitely do it again and would recommend Magnum's Helicopter tour to anybody that's looking to take a tour over Hawaii Magnum's Helicopter was very professional and made the experience an awesome one.
Top notch
Forrest_H, Jun 2022
I enjoyed that more than I was expecting, and I was expecting to enjoy it a lot. Our pilot provided engaging commentary and displayed impressive skill.
Absolutely, Pick this Flight!
Jessica_H, Jun 2022
Absolutely the best experience you can have while on the island. The pilot was friendly and continually gave commentary and history of Hawaii. If you are only choosing one excursion for your trip, let it be this one!
Austin_C, Jun 2022
These people here at Magnum are the funniest, most easy to work with and experienced gang out there! From preloading to actually flying we were laughing, and having the best time of our lives! The views were breath taking, and flying around the mountains was a feeling and a view I will never forget in my life! We had a mix up with our times, which they graciously helped us to make it a good experience for us, and dealt with it in stellar fashion. We feel like we not only had the best ride around Oahu, but we also made new friends.
matt_g, May 2022
Excellent experience would highly recommend. Waterfall was great! Anyone that visits Hawaii should go.
Amazing Views
David_K, May 2022
Excellent views over Oahu and a thrill to see from above! Our Pilot made sure everyone had a great experience! So much to see!
So happy we got to do...
Roanna_O, May 2022
So happy we got to do this. We only had a couple days in Oahu and this tour really showed us the main highlights. The crew was amazing!! Excellent customer service. Jeff was our pilot and he did fantastic explaining and showing us the beautiful island. The views were breathtaking!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Experience of a lifetime
Elizabeth_C, May 2022
What an amazing experience. I loved every minute of it. Both pilot and ground staff couldn't have been any nicer. Thanks guys.
Best tour ride experience
Jonathan_S, May 2022
The tour was amazing from checking with ruby who even helped my wife braid her hair for the ride. Brandon the pilot was awesome and pointed out all the area sights. Great trip overall best way to see the island.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A Breathtaking Aerial Tour
Raymond_E, May 2022
A careful instructional process prior to boarding the helicopter and the measures that the entire staff take to ensure that their passengers have a safe and pleasant experience. Perhaps a different price strategy can be taken to sell photo and video content.
Fun in the skies
Marie_H, May 2022
It was fun. Although I was nervous they made you feel comfortable. Brandon was very informative. It was great seeing the island and learning about it.
Great experience!
Carolyn_G, May 2022
So worth it! My boyfriend and I are afraid of heights but this was the most memorable from our trip. Our pilot Evan was awesome, even the guy that helped us prepare for our flight. I forgot his name! But he kept us company when the other couple was an hour late from check in. It gets pretty cold so wear a jacket (preferably without a hoodie since mine kept flying everywhere) and clip your bangs because mine was all over the the place. The view of the island was breathtaking. We will definitely book again!


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