Magnum Helicopters
Magnum Helicopters
5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
For a truly great helicopter adventure, fly without doors on the helicopter. Every seat has an excellent, unobstructed view. Feel the wind in your hair. Embrace the elements. This is more than a tour...it's an experience. Great for photographers. See Honolulu Harbor, Punchbowl Cemetery, Hanauma Bay, Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head, Sacred Falls, the storied North Shore, Pearl Harbor, the Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri and much, much more from the air.
Honolulu, Hawaii

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lindsay a
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Couples
This is a once in a lifetime experience and a must-do when visiting Oahu! Brandon was our tour guide and top-notch pilot. He was very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and told us short stories about everything we saw. The tour encircled nearly the entire island of Oahu and all major landmarks could be seen. Despite feeling a bit nauseous during the flight (would recommend taking Dramamine or similar beforehand!) it was well worth it. This is the only way to see all of the island, aside from moving here!
Written January 5, 2023
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Tammy C
13 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Absolutely amazing- glad we chose this experience.
If could do one excursion type of activity, choose this.
Jeff was a perfect pilot.
This was far better than ever even imagined - to see beautiful Oahu - mountains , shorelines, city views, and much more.
My photos don’t even do justice for the beautiful views.
Written December 26, 2022
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AJ R
Cromwell, CT237 contributions
Aug 2021
I have been looking forward to a helicopter ride for years! While on our recent vacation at Oahu and Maui, I realized that Hawaii was going to be a great place for this experience. Magnum Helicopters did not disappoint! The open door experience was fantastic! Our pilot Doug was focused on safety, demonstrated deft skills while piloting the helicopter, and provided excellent information about the sites we were seeing. Waterfalls, Pearl Harbor, the Dole Pineapple Maze, and fantastic coast and mountain scenery was amazing from this perspective. Definitely worth the expense for this lifetime experience!
Written September 1, 2021
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Tamás P
6 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
My childhood dream has come true! The crew is very professional and friendly, they are opened to any question and request, Hawaiian hospitality at its best. Evan was a great pilot, even turning the helicopter into the best angles for both of our sides to see everything. As a Magnum P.I. fan, I am amazed to this day, this was truly an experience of a lifetime! Don't think, once You are visiting Oahu, book a flight with them!
Written November 1, 2022
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Jason P
Meridian, ID3 contributions
Jan 2020
We did the doors off adventure and it was so worth it! Steve was our pilot and he did a fantastic job from start to finish. He was very good at telling us about the things we saw along the way as well as answering any questions we had. Last but not least, his flying skills are top notch. This is a memory we will never forget!
Written January 9, 2020
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Cool review, Basil. I'm glad you feel your tour was well worth the money and that Pilot Steve did a great job for you. Thanks for flying with Magnum.
Written January 10, 2020
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Kristi A
Toronto, Canada30 contributions
Feb 2020
Even though we had rented a car and drove all around Oahu, the helicopter tour gave us a different perspective. We also got to see a thousand foot waterfall and where Jurassic Park was filmed from a bird's eye perspective. It is very windy and cool, wear warm clothes and sunglasses. If you have sickness after amusement rides, I would not recommend it. Or if you suffer from sea sickness. The company was great. Colin met us at the front and went over everything we needed to know. Which was very helpful. Listen and follow instructions and your tour will be a success. We loved it. A great experience overall.
Written February 20, 2020
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Thank you, Kristi, for your comments and five star rating. We often recommend that visitors rent a car after they've flown the tour so that they can go back and visit interesting paces they've seen from the air. It is a lovely place in any event. Mahalo for flying with us.
Written February 21, 2020
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Gerry S
Auckland Central, New Zealand9 contributions
Jun 2019
What an experience, recommend taking this flight after Pearl Habour tour and before driving around the Island.
Birds eye view gives you the perspective of Pearl Habour and the ships. The pilot was very informative on the land marks and pointed out locations for the Island drive. A must well worth every $.
Written January 18, 2020
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I'm glad that you were able to drive around the island as well, Gerry. It's interesting to see this place from both aerial and ground perspectives. And if you fly first, you can later return to spots you found fascinating from above. Mahalo for your review.
Written January 20, 2020
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prw05
Melbourne, Australia261 contributions
Aug 2019
I cannot express how outstanding this experience was for me. So many elements to cover. You will get simply the best breathtaking views of Honolulu and the majority of Oahu. You will get the best photos of your entire stay. You get an exciting helicopter ride and all amplified as the doors are off and everything you see is unobstructed. It is super safe. Plus if you are a fan of the Magnum TV show (80’s original not the lame reboot) this is a bucket list item flying in TC’s chopper. I even wore an Aloha shirt and pictured myself as magnum himself snapping pictures from the air while on some case. Bet my wife wished I looked like Tom Sellek !

You are treated like a VIP from the outset. This was an extra special day for my wife and I as it was our 30th Anniversary and we were both impressed at the friendliness of the staff and our pilot Steve who was awesome.

You can be collected and dropped off from most Hotels. You get an important safety briefing on the bus or at the office then fitted out with safety gear and guided to a waiting area before boarding and being strapped in to the chopper. Make sure you bring your best camera with a secure neck strap or wrist strap, big cameras are OK and encouraged. Mobile phone cameras will require a secure pouch (they can sell you one). You can’t take bags or wear hats but lockers are available for a dollar. Tie long hair into a tight bun or short ponytail.

Passenger weight is really important for seating distribution and you need to advise during booking so If you are unsure of your weight I suggest going to your Hotel Gym as they will usually have scales. Also the view from the back (general seating) is excellent on both sides, perhaps even better for Pro photos than the front.

Most importantly if you have some fear over the doors off please don’t let it stop you doing this. It is very safe. My wife was a scaredy cat even though we had been of a few other chopper rides. The staff were all great at putting her at ease. About 2 minutes into the trip she relaxed and started banging away on the camera and even had a massive smile during and after the ride.

Thank you to everyone at Magnum. I am jealous of the Pilots and wish I could do this every day.
Written August 20, 2019
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Wow, what a review. We could use a good marketing guy around here and your words make you an excellent candidate. Seriously, I'm thrilled that you and your wife had such a great time. If you have an inkling, please share your favorite image(s) on our Facebook page.
Written August 21, 2019
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Russell T
Cranebrook, Australia110 contributions
I have done a few helo tours in my travels but I think that this is the best!
The great service started from the pick up by the shuttle driver Shanae - a very happy and pleasant driver who greeted me with a warm welcome and a great smile, and was even a few minutes early.
The trip to the airport included some information and a safety briefing, so as soon as we arrived it was straight down to business.
A smooth entry into the aircraft where Pilot Jim welcomed us and double checked all of the safety requiements.
Then it was up up and away.
A 50 minute flight full of information, great scenery and adrenalin rushes. It was a smooth day for fyling but Jim still made sure that we were ready for any movement the aircraft made, which comforted the first-time flyers in the group.
I sort of feel bad because Jim was so entertaining despite the fact that he was getting zero feedback from his passengers! (Sorry Jim!)
There were plenty of opportunities for photos from both sides of the aircraft.
Before we knew it we were back on land and it was over.
We were welcomend back to earth by Shanae and unloaded before time for photos in front of the helo. Straight back into the van and back to the hotel within half an hour of finishing.
I liked the smooth efficiency of the whole experience, the attitude and ability of the staff and the fact that there was no "hard sell" of souvenirs and other things that can sometimes leave a sour after taste following adventures like this.
Thank you, i will certainly be recommending your company to others.
Written December 8, 2017
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What a great review, Russell. I'm going to make sure that Shanae sees this...she's a gem, isn't she? Thank you for recommending us to your friends.
Written December 20, 2017
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Sean
2 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
My wife and I were married over 20 years ago in Hawaii and we returned for our anniversary. We heard great things about Magnum Helicopters and decided to book a “ First class” tour. We were blown away! First of all, the staff and service provided a five star experience that is so lacking in companies today. It started with the shuttle driver-Brandon. Five star attention to detail. It continued with Ruby, the ground crew and of course with the office staff and our pilot- Jacob. As military and Law Enforcement veterans, we are in the people business. This credit is also given to the owner. The experience and expectations come from the top. We will be visiting again and the next time, booking a private tour. It was a pleasure to tip the shuttle driver and pilot and words cannot express how happy and blessed we are with our tour of Hawaii with Magnum Helicopters! Truly worth every penny!
Written November 13, 2019
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Congratulations on 20 years of marriage. We are so grateful we could be part of your anniversary, and that you enjoyed the experience so much. Hope to see you again.
Written November 14, 2019
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