DOORS OFF or ON - Approximately a 50 minute Helicopter flight ( First Class next to pilot up front seating )

Tour Date

Online reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to your
tour departure. within 48 hours, please call us at (808) 371-0432

Tour Time

Adult First Class (min 2 seats required)

Child F/C (over 24 months)

Lap Child F/C (under 24 months)

Hotel Name

Tour 237

Location: Oahu, Honolulu International Airport

Duration: 50 mins

Departs from: Major hotels in Waikiki


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.

Tour #237: DOORS ON or OFF ( First Class next to pilot up front seating )

(Transportation included R/T Waikiki pick-up)

 First Class, Regular Price:$303.00 

Per Person Charges Online Special Price
First Class (min 2 seats required) $247.30 USD
Child F/C (over 24 months) $247.30 USD
Lap Child (under 24 months) $0


Flight Tour Information

Operates: daily,  Morning or Afternoon

Flight Tour times: 8:00AM to 4:00PM

Weight Policy, Flight Rules, Conditions and Recommendations

Restrictions Passenger weights – First Class passenger’s weight must not exceed 180 pounds; the combined weight of two First Class passengers must not exceed 345 pounds. If you exceed the wieght, Please call reservations toll free at: 888-789-7643 or in Hawaii 808-371-0432

Children – Children 23 months or younger may fly at no charge and must sit on adult’s lap. Please provide the child’s weight at the time of booking. Children two years of age and older must occupy a seat with seat belt according to FAA regulations.

First Class - Minimum purchase of two seats required.First Class passengers combined weight must not exceed 345 lbs.

Assisted Passengers – A portable lifting device is available for those customers needing special assistance. Please advise us in advance of any special requirements.

Equipment : Doors Off adventure in our MD-500, the iconic helicopter from Magnum PI television series

Capacity : 4 passengers

Routes and Flight Times – Due to variable weather, we do not fly specific routes on our tours.  Flight times are estimates and may vary due to air traffic in and around the Honolulu International Airport as well as weather.

Flight Video – A DVD of your actual flight narrated by your pilot is available for $40.  International DVDs are $50. Although our DVD recording success rate is 99.9%, we cannot guarantee perfect recordings every flight due to the vagaries of modern electronics.

Photography – Bring your camera with lots of disk space and wear a dark colored clothing to reduce glare on the Plexiglas windows.

Languages – Tours can be narrated in Japanese.  Please notify us in advance with any special requirements.

These are some of our Frequently Asked Questions and common concerns.

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. We can take you to the Big Island by helicopter or airplane. Please call us for information and pricing on neighbor island tours.

Will I see waterfalls?

If there has been an abundance of rainfall, you’ll see many waterfalls during your tour, especially if you opt for our hour-long 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.

Where does the tour take us?

The 30-minute Pali Makani tour takes you over Honolulu Harbor, Waikiki, Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, around Makapuu Point, along Waimanalo Beach, through the Nuuanu Pali and then over Pearl Harbor to the airport. The 45-minute Hidden Oahu tour takes this same path but instead of turning back to the airport at the Pali, the flight continues on over Kaneohe Bay, up through Kaaawa Valley, to Sacred Falls, over Kahuku Point, along the North Shore surfing spots and then over Oahu ’s central plain, passing over Pearl Harbor as you return to the airport. The 60-minute Sacred Falls tour follows this same path until you reach the central plain; here, you will then proceed south either through the Kolekole Pass or over the Waianae range to the Ko Olina resort area before returning via Pearl Harbor to the airport. For a more complete description, click here.

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.

What if I have more questions?

If you have more questions please call 808-371-0432

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to the day of service and will result in a 10% credit card service charge. Cancellations made in a shorter period of time (less than 72 hours prior to the day of service) will result in a 100% charge being incurred/No refund. No shows will incur full charges/NO REFUND.

Tours and activity prices, departure times, departure locations, descriptions and other information on Hawaii Tour Adventures website are subject to change at any time without prior notice.

Online reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to tour departure. For reservations within 48 hours, please call toll free (888) 789-7643 or in Hawaii (808) 371-0432

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