Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours
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Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Experience Oahu's ultimate helicopter tour in VIP luxury. We offer the option of Private Helicopter Tours and Guaranteed window seats* VIP Customer pickup and dropoff in our air-conditioned dedicated customer transfer vehicles and a truly bespoke helicopter tour service which has no match in O'ahu. In O'ahu we offer: 2 tours (60 & 50 minutes) and a range of custom professional photo flights. Don't get squeezed into any other helicopter tour. It's your holiday - your moment. Make it truely personal and take a Private Helicopter Tour with Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours - available in O'ahu , Kaua'i and the Big Island of Hawai'i.
Honolulu, Hawaii

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Matt
Austin, TX2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
I was stationed on Oahu for 3.5 years and thought I knew the island pretty well as I’ve hiked all over. However, after this flight I realized there was so much I missed out on!

For anyone looking for the next experience for a private flight that won’t break the back, don’t look any further. I extensively researched the other companies on Oahu, and was a little worried about flying in the R44, which is small. However, those concerns quickly went away as it actually works in your favor! The pilot was amazing, and being a small helicopter, my wife and I were guaranteed window seats, where as other companies that may not be the case and you could possibly end up flying with other people. With Mauna Loa you’re guaranteed a private flight that doesn’t break the bank!

For anyone visiting the Hawaiian islands, I can’t recommend Mauna Loa enough. Our pilot was amazing, and the view were mind blowing. You can stop searching around if you’re on the fence about companies - just book Mauna Loa now! Also get those doors off - that enhances the experience even more!
Written September 12, 2021
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Ben R
1 contribution
Mar 2020
The pilot was an excellent guide who made sure we enjoyed the trip as much as we could, taking into account the windy conditions and the slightly unsettling doors-off experience for my wife (hint: do ask to put a door on if you are not sure). A helicopter ride had been on our bucket list for a while, but the Oahu Experience around Hawaii's island and the close-up with the Sacred Waterfalls certainly made it an unforgettable experience.

Note that the small helicopter makes it very personal and you can easily look out of both sides...

This was certainly the best thing we could have done on our last day in Hawaii, and I'm still smiling back here in the UK...
Regards,
Ben
Written March 9, 2020
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MaunaLoaHeliTours
Aloha Ben! Thank you very much for your kind review. We really wish we were all flying again right now :-) Please keep safe and come back and see us again !
Written April 13, 2020
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Stacey J
1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Family
Dan is an amazing pilot. He explained everything we were seeing and set views up perfectly for taking breathtaking photos. When we flew there were some clouds and light drizzle. Before taking off he checked the weather forecast to ensure it was safe for us to fly. Our 3 teenagers were on the flight and he treated them like precious cargo. We always felt safe while in his care. The lady in the office (I did not catch her name) was extremely friendly and welcoming. I would definitely recommend Mauna Loa to anyone and look forward to flying with them again . The whole experience was absolutely amazing.
Written January 3, 2020
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MaunaLoaHeliTours
Aloha Stacey ! We treat all our customers like family - in every sense of the word! It was a pleasure to meet you all and fly you around Oahu ! Hope you got some great pictures (email us us if you want some more). Have a great and safe 2020 - Dan
Written January 15, 2020
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Sean J
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal5 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
I made a reservation for a $380/person VIP tour of Oahu for two of us on 13NOV22 at 0800 hours. It was a great off-door helicopter experience overall, and the pilot was very friendly; however, I felt underserved by the tour because the actual flight did not involve the “loop rides” at each site which was described as a key difference between the magnum PI tour ($359/person) and VIP tour ($380/person). So I ended up getting a PI experience for the price of a VIP experience. We brought it up to the pilot during the flight, but we were told that we are not doing the loops because of time constraint. It was a bit unfair to us because we showed up at 0720 for pre-flight check-in which is 10 minutes earlier than 0730 as we were told. It is what it is at this point, but please ensure that the actual flight reflects what is described on your website & physical advertisement boards at your office. It would have made the entire experience even better. Thanks! :)
Written November 14, 2022
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Scarlett12389
Raymore, MO1 contribution
Feb 2020
we Paid $40 for the pictures and video of our helicopter ride. Our ride was at 1:00PM but they sent me the picture at sunset time, and the video wasn’t right too I can tell because of the different color of the helicopter we had. I email them and ask about this and didn’t hear anything back from them. Thought I just lost $40 for nothing.
Written March 10, 2020
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Aloha Scarlett, We have checked the server that contains the images and video We sent you 14 photos and 5 videos including the stock photos and video that we always send customers as a memento.. Please can you check your spam folder again and let us know if you cannot locate them. As precaution we have sent them all again to you . You should have both personal pictures and video and stock {souvenir} albums to remind you of the locations you visited on your tour. Please call us if you have issues playing the video and we will find other ways to transmit the data Mahalo
Written March 11, 2020
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TRAVELER031720
1 contribution
Mar 2020
Incredible tour!! Our pilot was great as she was very knowledgeable about every part of the island and she made sure that each person in the helicopter was able to see every part of the island and answered every question that we asked. She circled a number of areas just to be sure we each got to see an area and got any pictures that we wanted. Highly recommend to others as this tour is well worth the price.
Written March 30, 2020
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MaunaLoaHeliTours
Aloha ! Thank you for reviewing us ! Sharing your experience is really important - especially for a company like ours! We strive for 5 star reviews like this !!!! Thank you ! Keep Safe 🤙🏼
Written April 13, 2020
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JodyAndBrett
Bonney Lake, WA1 contribution
Mar 2020
This was the first time we had been on a helicopter before. Stefan made sure we were doing ok throughout the tour and had tons of information about the island of Oahu. The tour was not only beautiful, but informative. Stefan spotted whales and turtles out in the ocean and would circle back just so we both saw them. I would highly recommend this tour and this company! Thank you Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours! We will definitely do this again!
Written March 11, 2020
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MaunaLoaHeliTours
Aloha ! We are honored to have been your first helicopter experience ! Thank you for taking the time to review our boutique helicopter tour operation ! Keep Safe 🤙🏼
Written April 13, 2020
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MC_1900_2020
Honolulu, HI1 contribution
Jun 2020
I took my partner for a birthday flight. He had never flown before. Our pilot, Daniel, was awesome! He pointed out sights around the island, gave brief history lessons (he said we could opt out of the narration at any time), and just had a great attitude. We took great pictures of freakishly empty beaches. Seriously, if you're a local that likes photography - or if you're a visitor that has completed their quarantine - take advantage while there are still clean, unclouded waters and empty beaches to photograph...and get a very different perspective of the 'Aina.
Written June 25, 2020
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MaunaLoaHeliTours
Aloha ! We really enjoyed flying you around Oahu ! Thanks for being such great guests and please keep safe !! Dan
Written June 27, 2020
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jafhed
Saint Louis, MO38 contributions
Oct 2022
My Husband and I took our first helicopter ride and it was thrilling..for me anyway! my husband has a fear of heights but decided to challenge himself anyway. Our pilot was very understanding and went out of his way to make sure my husband felt at ease. We had the doors off and I loved taking piks with my phone and the handheld device they loaned out. fabulous views of scenery and the highlights of the island including Pearl Harbor.
Great way to see it all since we had very little time on Oahu. Definitely would recommend-one more item checked off my bucket list!
Written October 30, 2022
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ashleeve
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
Oct 2020
I am so grateful that i had the opportunity to experience a helicopter tour while visiting Oahu. We chartered a tour around Oahu to capture aerial views of the island. The manager of Moana Loa Helicopter, Dan, took precautions to prescreen for visitors that completed their quarantine or negative COVID test result.

Masks are required. There is hand sanitizer in the office, the waiting area and the copter feel very clean. A helicopter tour is probably one of the safest activities to do in terms of social distancing during this pandemic. There is plenty of air flow, especially with the doors off, in the helicopter. The only people in the helicopter were the pilot and us.

Here’s the fun part of the review: the helicopter ride was like no other experience. Riding with the doors off was not scary at all. It was actually quite exhilarating! Our pilot, Tiana, was very attentive to my photographic goals and checked in with me multiple times on slowing down around photographic landmarks. She had great command at the controls; the ride was calm and smooth. I scheduled our ride at 5:30pm to observe the sunset. The lighting was beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful scenery. The price was so affordable. I’d highly recommend it! Totally worth the money!
Written October 19, 2020
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