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“1 Hour of Pure Pleasure in the Skies over Honolulu & Oahu, Hawaii”

Makani Kai Helicopters
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Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu
Ranked #14 of 326 Tours in Honolulu
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Owner description: Don’t settle for second best. Makani Kai Helicopters is Oahu’s oldest, largest and best aerial tour company. Our pilots are the most experienced flying these skies, period. They’ll show you the very best sights and help create memories to last a lifetime.
Boston, Massachusetts
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“1 Hour of Pure Pleasure in the Skies over Honolulu & Oahu, Hawaii”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Makani Kai Helicopter's 1-hour tour of Oahu, Honolulu, Waikii, Hawaii; exciting, smooth, the bluest of blue sky and a magnificant coastline North, East, South, and West on the Island. The mountain region was lush with hidden waterfalls. Sugarcane & Pineapple Plantations, resorts, golf courses, college campus, National Cemetery - Punchbowl - Our helicopter tour captured this unique topography with our pilot's narrative during the entire hour's tour. Viewed Diamond head and distinctive lighthouse in addition to a Fly-over at Pearl Harbor memorable and the view of tall buildings in Honolulu seemed almost a different world. Then over the plush hotels along Waikii Beach with manicured properties and picture perfect surf and surfers. After a smooth landing we were back to reality armed with a DVD of our experience and a complimentary copy of Makani Kai Helicopters photo expose. We ended our Hawaiin vacation on a High Note!!

Visited May 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed June 12, 2013

This was my first helicopter ride (and also the first time to Hawaii), and it was an absolutely excellent experience! The ride was very smooth, and the pilot did a great job explaining the highlights along the way. After exploring Oahu on land and by sea, the helicopter ride provided me a different view of the island. From the air, one can see the big picture of blue water, waves, mountains, buildings, etc. I find it a very unique experience to extract myself from the usual conditions on ground and see everything on a grand scheme. In fact, some areas on the mountains are not accessible by road, and can only be seen at high elevation. I purchased the DVD, and it was sent to me by mail very quickly. Strongly recommended!

Visited June 2013
Thank Kevin W
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3 reviews
“fun ride!”
Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

very entertaining ride, a lot of amazing sights and the pilot is very good. Smooth ride. We caught a really nice view of the secret fall, definitely worth the money.

Visited June 2013
Thank Rui L
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Woodstock, IL
2 reviews
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“Book this trip!”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Had been to Hawaii a number of times and had never taken a helicopter trip, so booked the Hidden Oahu tour. We wanted to see areas of the island that are unaccessible by car. Checked out a number of tours on-line, and Makani Kai was the longest trip for the least cost for a family of 5. They agreed to throw in the DVD as a free promotion. The pick up at our hotel was flawless. Took us to their clean and modern office. Our pilot Jeff was a fun and entertaining tour guide. He gave us just enough of a thrill poppig over the top of a ridge, that made is a little scary but really fun. He is a very experienced pilot with a wealth of knowledge about the island. Profressional staff gave us confidence in the whole experience. At the end of our Hawaiin vacation, our children ages 12, 14 and 16 rated this tour as the #1 activity they did in Hawaii!!

Visited May 2013
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Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
Reviewed May 31, 2013

This was the first time my girlfriend and I have ever flown on a helicopter and it was wonderful. Our pilot, Maggie, was great and professional. The staff and management were very welcoming. We didn't know we weren't going to be able to take our phones, which is what we use to take pictures, and they offered their camera for us to use. Our tour was 45 minutes and we enjoyed every second of it. Once we landed we were able to take pictures and I chose that moment right next to the helicopter to propose to my girlfriend. It was amazing and so unexpected. Everyone congratulated us and on our way out we were given two nice wedding gifts. I recommend Makani Kai Helicopters to everyone!

Visited May 2013
Thank Bryan S
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