Oahu Doors-Off Helicopter Tour in Honolulu, HI

Magnum Helicopters130 Iolana PlaceHonolulu, HI 96819
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Overview

Offered by Makani Kai Helicopters, the Doors Off Tour is an exciting 50-minute flight that shows guests some of the most scenic places on Oahu. The tour takes place in a MD-500, an iconic helicopter used in the Magnum PI television series, and features picturesque views of Waikiki Beach, Hanauma Bay, Makapu’u Lighthouse, Mount Olomana, Arizona Memorial, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Honolulu Travel Experts
  • Guests with long hair must tie it back before the tour.
  • Wear sturdy shoes and eye protection.
  • Must provide guest names and weight prior to tour.
  • Not ideal for those afraid of heights.

Description

from Doors Off Tour
Feel the wind in your face! Experience an incredible Doors Off adventure in our MD-500, the iconic helicopter from Magnum PI television series. This 50-minute tour will show you all the most scenic places on Oahu and you’ll have the advantage of being in the perfect platform for photography. Everyone has a superb view. Highly recommended.

Advisory:
Please be advised that the Doors Off adventure is not for everyone. This is a thrill ride combined with a scenic tour. Your hair will be in disarray, you may get wet from the rain, and it is very windy. Just as not everyone loves roller coasters, some people are uncomfortable without having a door between themselves and the wild blue yonder. If you are faint of heart, please choose another tour.

Other points:
- Wear shoes
- Wear eye protection
- Bring a sweater or windbreaker
- If you have long hair, bring a hair tie
- Cameras and phones must have a wrist strap
- GoPro sticks can be no longer than six inches

Tour duration: 50 minutes
Free Transportation to/from Waikiki

Requirements:
Please provide all names of passengers with their weight. Persons in excess of 250 pounds must pay an additional fee. Persons over 300 pounds are required to buy an extra seat. Children under 24 months fly free if seated on the lap of a parent.

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ccdgy
San Jose, California
"Spence was Great !"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2018 NEW
The highlight of our trip was a tour of the island by helicopter. Different view and flying over USS Missouri and to see the sunken ship under the Pearl Harbor museum was more than words can say. The waterfall and the lush mountains were beautiful.
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Anonymous
"Like a bird 🦅"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2018 NEW
This is a fabulous tour to do!! Our captain Christopher showed us the best of Oahu from the skies. Highly rated adventure! Mahalo!!
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Meri P
Linden, Alabama
"kileaua volcano fly over was awesome - day before it blew!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2018 NEW
enjoyed our flight over the lava flow and fissures and where the lava was hitting the ocean - awesome experience! Our flight was great and the pilot was awesome
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Markrod13
"Nice first time"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 16, 2018 NEW
The ride was smooth and the pilot Spencer was nicely experienced and knowledgeable. You get to see a lot of the island, but wish we could spend more time at the Arizona. I would recommend the 60 minute flight and enjoy!
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Patrick S
"Superb - 5 Star all the way "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 30, 2018 NEW
Thank you so much Blue Hawaiian Helicopters for the epic tour around Oahu. The value was amazing and my Wife and I will never forget this experience. Christopher, our pilot, was superb. He helped everyone to relax and have a great time. The music was fun and added to the experience. Very comfortable shuttle to and from the airport too. We will highly recommend you.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Doors Off Tour

Will I see the volcano?
The volcanoes that comprise the island of Oahu have not erupted in several hundred thousand years. Hawaii ’s active volcano, Kilauea, is located on the Big Island, which is about 250 miles from Oahu.


Will I see waterfalls?
If there has been an abundance of rainfall, you’ll see many waterfalls during your tour. Naturally, waterfalls tend to be scarce if there has been no rain.


Will I see Pearl Harbor?
Yes. Each of our tours includes a marvelous pass over Pearl Harbor, where you’ll see the Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri.


How many people can fit in the helicopter?
The A-Star carries six passengers plus the pilot. For the comfort of all passengers, Open Seating passengers weighing in excess of 250 pounds may be charged an additional fee equal to one-half the cost of one seat. Open Seating passengers weighing more than 300 pounds will be charged for an additional seat.  Any two Open Seating passengers from the same reservation whose combined weight exceeds 430 pounds may be required to purchase a comfort seat.  An individual First Class passenger’s weight must not exceed 180 pounds; the combined weight of two First Class passengers must not exceed 345 pounds.


Can I be guaranteed a front seat?
Practically everyone wants to sit up front where you will get arguably the best view.  The front seats are considered “First Class” and are available for a slight additional charge.  The combined weight for both parties seated up front cannot exceed 360 pounds.


Is there a discount for kids?
The FAA requires that every passenger over 24 months occupy his or her own seat. However, children younger than that can ride on their parents’ lap for free.


Can I take pictures?
Yes, we encourage you to take pictures and/or video. Bring extra film and you must have a strap for the doors off tour.


Do you provide a video?
Yes. The A-Star is equipped with a live camera DVD recording system that records each flight. The video also records your pilot’s narration, your own comments and questions and gentle Hawaiian music in the background. You may purchase a DVD of your actual flight following your tour.


What happens if it’s cloudy?
As a rule, we don’t fly if the weather is inclement. After all, we want you to enjoy your tour. We encourage you to book your tour early in your stay so that you have the flexibility to fly another day if the weather is poor.


Am I going to get sick?
The A-Star is an extremely stable aircraft and is used worldwide for air tours. Your tour will be a comfortable experience as we follow the Tour Operator’s Program of Safety flight guidelines which call for limited pitch and bank angles.


Is it safe to fly in a helicopter?
Absolutely. Makani Kai Helicopters enjoys a spotless safety record. We use modern equipment, employ the finest and most experienced pilots, have a highly dedicated and trained support staff and are proud members of T.O.P.S., the Tour Operator’s Program of Safety.