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Helicopter Doors Off Adventure

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Island:
OAHU
Highlights:
  • 50 minute flight!
Description:
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.

Advisory:

Please be advised that the Doors Off adventure is not for everyone. This is a thrill ride combined with a scenic tour. Your hair will be in disarray, you may get wet from the rain, and it is very windy. Just as not everyone loves roller coasters, some people are uncomfortable without having a door between themselves and the wild blue yonder. If you are faint of heart, please choose another tour.

Other points:
• Wear shoes
• Wear eye protection
• Bring a sweater or windbreaker
• If you have long hair, bring a tie
• Cameras and phones must have a wrist strap
• GoPro sticks can be no longer than six inches
 
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Rates
Name
Per
Age
Price
Comment
Open SeatingPerson2+
$
224
43
First Class
$
257
85
Minimum purchase of two seats required First Class passengers combined weight must not exceed 345 lbs.
Schedule
Days
Check in
Duration
Pick up Location
Comment
Daily7:00 AM50 minutesWaikiki Area HotelsPickup is around 1 hour earlier before check in time. Exact pickup time & check in location will be included in your confirmation email.
8:00 AM
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12:00 PM
1:00 PM
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4:00 PM
Frequently Asked Questions
Click on the red "Book It" button and make a request. You will receive a confirmation usually within hours. If it is not available you will not be charged and we'll help you find an alternative date or similar tour.
H Tours Hawaii is a "one stop shop" for all the best activities in the Hawaiian Islands. Since we work with many providers, reservations are necessary. WE HIGHLY recommend making reservations, as many activities are at a discount when you reserve in advance. Some providers even charge higher for those "walking in" because they know chances are you're not going to walk away. Finally, a reservation ensures you have a space on the tour. Trust us you don't want to spend so much time and money to come to Hawaii and then miss out on an activity because they were booked out!
Choose the tour you are interested in, click the red “Book It” button adjacent to the tour information, and complete the booking form.
Most companies, if not all, require you to call them if you're trying to book something 2-3 days in advance. Do you really want to be spending your valuable time in Hawaii calling around to desperately find something that is available to do? While we can usually accommodate most last-minute bookings, we highly encourage those that are checking out our website far in advance to book 2-3 weeks prior to desired date. You never know if there's a convention, special event, or an increase in overall visitors in town, and it would be a shame if the activities that you want to do are sold out because you waited until the last minute. Basically, if you know you want to do it, just book it!
Most companies have a set of centrally located hotels that they do pick ups from. This makes the pickup process short so you can start the tour as soon as possible! When you get to the booking page, select the hotel you are staying at. Your confirmation email will have the pickup location which will either be your hotel, or somewhere within 5 minute walking distance.
Gratuity is never required but if you enjoyed your experience, a tip is always greatly appreciated!
Check In Location
130 Iolana Place, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States 96819
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy: Standard Policy
  • Cancellations made 2 days before Date & Time will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
Terms & Conditions
  • Passenger weights – 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.
  • Assisted Passengers – A portable lifting device is available for those customers needing special assistance. Please advise us in advance of any special requirements.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Reviews
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Doors off! Trust me! I was totally skeptical on if I should do doors off or not, since you know, theres NO DOORS! But once you are in air, its just so beautiful! We love that they pick us up at a location near our hotel, since we did not have a car while visiting. Our pilot Jim was awesome, he made the ride fun and was very informative.... more

Some tips to keep in mind:
- Wear a light jacket
- Wear shoes
- Bring a strap for your phone/camera
- Women, bring a hair tie
- Bring sunglasses

Awesome experience on the beautiful island!
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DOORS OFF is worth every penny! With no expectations, this ride was awesome. Pilot Margo was informative and hit all the highlights of Oahu. Gave us a great aerial view of the island as she made a full circle.  I totally would recommend this trip. Big plus...R/T transportation from Waikiki hotels :)... more

Few tips:
1. Wear long sleve..it gets cold
2. Ladies, wear a do rag..hair WILL MAT UP
3. Do not wear flip flops...they will take it away from you during flight
4. Camera, as well as cell phone or any photographic equipment will need to have a wrist strap or neck strap.
5. They do island hop trips
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I gave the doors off helicopter tour for my boyfriend for his birthday and am so glad I did. We got picked up in Waikiki promptly when they said they would be there, during the short ride there we watched the safety video. We decided to do the early tour since it get so bright out we figured it would be easier to see everything early on. We also sprung for the front two seats, which I am so happy ... morewe did!
We had Pilot Jim and he was wonderful and very funny too, he made everyone very comfortable with the flight and was very knowledgeable! He showed us this really cool circle rainbow and we got to fly though it. We also saw so sacred falls which was great since you can't get there by foot legally there anymore. It was breathtaking! 
I was surprised how smooth the flight was, it wasn't even that windy up there, or scary, having the doors off was amazing, we really got to see EVERYTHING. I also liked how he pointed out some of the celebrities mansions as we were flying. I had asked if we were going to see the Crouching Lion and he made sure to show me where that was. I was excited to see it in the air since we had climbed it two days before. We also saw sea turtles swimming which I thought was pretty cool!
I think the price was fair for what we got, and I would certainly do it again. It was truly a highlight of our trip!
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What a great experience to do while you are in Hawaii. Make sure you do the open door experience. There is nothing more exciting than flying around Honolulu in the Island Hopper from Magnum P.I. You will get to see more of the island than you can ever think of, and if you are lucky enough to get pilot Margot Taylor, well then you are more in luck. She treats her guests well and makes you feel part ... moreof the family. She will go out of her way to make you laugh and ensure that you enjoy and see things on your trip. This experience was well worth its weight in gold.
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Something everyone needs to do at least once in their life! Even as a airplane pilot, I have always been fascinated by helicopters and riding in an open-door helicopter just ups the excitement a little bit more. The staff is very attentive and briefs you on all the safety measures before you depart. They also ask you to store anything in lockers/cars for obvious reasons. Once the pilot is ready, you ... moreare off seeing almost the whole island of Oahu, including North Shore. I was nervous about the clouds but the moisture didn't really affect our flight but leaving earlier in the day is probably better.

The price can be a bit hard to swallow ($240 for 1 hr), but certainly well worth it. They even shuttle you back to the hotel areas so that is a big plus. I will recommend getting their at least 30 minutes before you flight. I highly recommend Makani Kai on your next visit to Honolulu!
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I highly recommend the doors off adventure tour! AMAZING views from above. The staff at makani kai are AWESOME!!! Took my son on his 13th birthday and he loved it! Check them out!!!
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WE LOVE YOU PILOT JIM! MAHALO! We did the doors off tour and it was a beautiful day for a heli tour! Views of Waikiki, sacred falls, Waimea Bay and Valley, Haleiwa, the dole plantation.. It actually covers most of the island. You just cannot beat the views. The whole experience was absolutely amazing! Our Pilot was Jim and he was awesome.. Full of information, super friendly, and quite hilarious! ... moreDon't forget to tip your pilot for exceptional service.

Although I'm not a 'local' I have numerous family members who live here and am familiar with all of the landmarks you see on this tour.. It's a completely different experience from this vantage point. It does cost a lot.. But it's something I would recommend for everyone.
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This is, by far, one of the most amazing things I have ever done on any vacation!!!!!!! We booked an hour long open-door helicopter tour around the island of Oahu! The shuttle picked us up at our hotel in Waikiki Beach and a short ride later we were at the airfield near the Airport! The entire tour was amazing! Our pilot, Jim, was FANTASTIC! Great tour guide as well as pilot! This is a MUST DO if ... moreyou come to Oahu! You will be soooo glad you did! Two thumbs WAY WAY WAY UP!
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