Pali Makani Helicopter Tour in Honolulu, HI

Magnum Helicopters130 Iolana PlaceHonolulu, HI 96819
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Overview

Offered by Makani Kai Helicopters, the Pali Makani Tour is a 30-minute adventure ideal for couples seeking picturesque views of Hawaii’s Keehi Lagoon, Waikiki Beach, Hanauma Bay, Mount Olomana, Makapu’u Lighthouse, Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial, and more. The tour also offers incredible views of Aloha Tower, downtown Honolulu, Diamond Head crater, Sea Life Park, and many other exciting landmarks.

Description

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This helicopter tour begins with a beautiful view of placid Keehi Lagoon and continues over historic Honolulu Harbor. Here you will see Aloha Tower, once the tallest structure on the island, as well cruise ships from distant ports. Next is downtown Honolulu, featuring the only royal palace in the country. Above the city stands Punchbowl, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The tour continues above Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island, the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor and Waikiki Beach. Beyond, you’ll see Diamond Head crater from a dramatic perspective, the “Gold Coast” where millionaires make their homes, and spectacular Hanauma Bay.

Rounding the east end of the island, you’ll see the rugged coastline, inviting Sandy Beach and Makapuu Point and lighthouse. Your aerial tour continues over Sea Life Park, the estate where TV’s Magnum P.I. was filmed, and miles of white sand beach. You’ll be treated to a stunning view of Mount Olomana and, later, the Nuuanu Pali where King Kamehameha’s warriors won a decisive battle to unite the islands.

On your return to the airport, you’ll be treated to stunning views of Pearl Harbor, the Battleship Missouri, and the USS Arizona Memorial.

Tour Duration: 30 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.

Note:
Guests should wear comfortable dark clothing. Please call (808) 834-5813 at least 24-hours prior to flight to confirm your reservation and pick-up time. Items allowed on the helicopter are cameras and video cameras, all other items must be left in the office.

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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 Pali Makani Tour

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.


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.