Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu

Honolulu, United States
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From USD 325.00

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Free cancellation
Free cancellation before 31 March.
  • 50 minutes (approx.)
  • Flight time: 50 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting 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.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

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)

Pearl Harbor National Memorial (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Total weight per passenger: 136 kg
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers

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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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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.
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Nice tour
LEONARDO_C, Mar 2023
Amazing feeling off door tour helicopter, definitely would try it again! Pilot and staff were super friendly at all time.
Magnum Helicopter Tour - The Best!
Kyle_D, Mar 2023
This was an amazing experience. We did it on our second day and it gave us the opportunity to see many parts of the island that we plan on visiting during our stay.
It was a terrible...
Suzanne_B, Mar 2023
It was a terrible experience the wind was so strong we could see anything also we couldn’t take any photos because we needed to hang on all the time but the wind was blown us off our seat we have been on many helicopter rides but would recommend this service
Worth every penny
Philip_C, Mar 2023
OMG!!!! Worth the dough! Just do it! Fantastic experience and the best way to see the island and the USS Arizona. I want to go again! Buy the video!
Awesome experience
Torre_M, Mar 2023
1st time and chose to have doors off! It was an exhilarating experience. Our pilot Brandon was knowledgeable and entertaining!
ronnie_s, Mar 2023
The whole flight was great would highly recommend it if you want to see the island. It won't disappoint.
Jason_C, Mar 2023
Absolutely amazing experience. This is a must do for any one going to the islands. Open door was the way to fly.
No doors, no joke
Clare_C, Mar 2023
This was a great experience. The staff was amazing. Safety was a true priority. Great views & fun! We had tons of laughs about the experience when we landed.
Conditions Too windy…
Machelle_T, Feb 2023
Can’t say that I enjoyed trip. Conditions were still very windy and ride was very choppy, uncomfortable. Could barely hear commentary from pilot even though the volume was all the way up. The island had been under a high wind advisory for the prior two days and the day of the trip on 2/11 the winds were still high. Pilot Evan was a pro and able to handle the aircraft and continue to ask if we were ok and got us back safely. Tip: Please leave your valuables, purse, wallets, etc. locked in your car. Made the mistake of trusting office personnel to “lock up”my wristlet. When it was returned, $40 was missing! I know because I had just taken out $80 from atm en route to their property, no other stops in between. Once on their site I purchased a $10 phone holder and afterwards I tipped the pilot the $35 which was all the cash left.
Being in the middle seat...
Susan_G, Feb 2023
Being in the middle seat and having my scared friend in outside seat with no doors. Amazing sights from the sky.
Fantastic Experience
David_R, Jan 2023
Great experience with a very professional company. Safety and fun tour was a perfect combination. Superb in flight commentary and fantastic views of the island. A very expensive part of our holiday, but something we'll never forget! Would certainly recommend
Very professional staff …...
Laura_P, Jan 2023
Very professional staff … gorgeous views and informative! Breathtaking views and extensive view of island.
Iryna_S, Jan 2023
Aloha! Excellent experience. Very professionally organized. Big Thank you to our pilot Brandon who made sure that we all got to see, all the sights from both sides of the helicopter. Can’t wait to come back and Do it again .
A must do activity!
Brenda_D, Jan 2023
I can’t say enough good things about this company. Another fantastic adventure. Absolutely loved flying over the island and seeing the major focal points and the incredible terrain of this beautiful island. We were taken care of from the time we arrived until we left. Fantastic people.
The best thing I’ve done...
Chutima_S, Jan 2023
The best thing I’ve done on my trip in Honolulu. I could explore the hidden beauty of Hawaii from above including spotting whales and the Sacred waterfall. Absolutely the best way to see the landscapes of Oahu!
The whole entire ride was...
Romeo_K, Dec 2022
The whole entire ride was super memorable. It was very exhilarating and exciting The pilot was very informative
The best!
Kathleen_Y, Nov 2022
It met all expectations and hopes. Super fun! Crew were proxy, pilot was knowledgeable and funny. Amazing experience
AWESOME 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Robert_B, Nov 2022
Fun Flight, All the Scenery was Awesome, Good to Fly in an OH-6 Loach again, Brought back a lot of memories
A Must Do Experience
Chakira_S, Oct 2022
After looking at a couple of different helicopter tours, we decided to go with Magnum Helicopter Tours for one of our honeymoon excursions. Neither my husband nor I had ever been on a helicopter before, so we were not exactly sure what to expect. We followed previous reviews that stated we should wear sunglasses and a sweatshirt, which were grateful for, as it got pretty cool up in the air. We were seated in the second row, which we preferred, as neither one of us had an obstructed view, as I feel the individual in the middle seat in the front had. It was awesome to take this tour on our first full day in Oahu, as we got to see the entire island, as well as get some ideas on things to do on days we had not yet made plans for. The professional photos taken were not too expensive to purchase either. This was definitely an amazing experience and we would do it again!
Experience was good. Much...
Susan_T, Oct 2022
Experience was good. Much too windy to take proper video. Plastic ripples over cell phone camera. Have done many helicopter tours. (7) Would choose foods on next time gor a much more comfortable ride. :)