Makani Kai Hawaii Helicopter Tours (from Honolulu / Waikiki)

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Take a unique helicopter tour offering superb comfort and first-class audio. Each tour visits highlights of Oahu for a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

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Touring by helicopter is the only way to see many of Oahu’s natural attractions, including the Sacred Falls, lush rainforests and hidden valleys of the interior, as well the jagged mountain ridges eroded by eons of wind and weather. These tours take you above places like Pearl Harbor, with passes over the Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri, Ala Wai Yacht Harbor, Aloha Tower, historic Honolulu Harbor, the National Cemetery of the Pacific, as well as Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, and the stunning Ko'olau Mountains.
Please Note: Guests staying in the Ko Olina area should book one of the Oahu Helicopter Tours by Makani Kai Helicopters (from Ko Olina / Aulani Resorts).

A-STAR
Seating Type
Capacity
6 passengers
Individual Weight Limit
249 lbs (112 kg)
*First Class Combined Weight Limit
340 lbs (181 kg)
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Price
Ali'i Sacred Falls Flight [60 mins]
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
You can book a maximum of 6.
Adult (Age 2 & over)
USD 303.00
USD 303.00
Adult (250-299 lbs)
USD 478.00
USD 478.00
Adult (300 lbs & over)
USD 606.00
USD 606.00
Infant (Age 0-1)
free
free
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 2 & over)
USD 303.00
USD 303.00
Adult (250-299 lbs)
USD 478.00
USD 478.00
Adult (300 lbs & over)
USD 606.00
USD 606.00
Infant (Age 0-1)
free
free
GE Tax 4.712% & Fuel Surcharge included
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    Alii Sacred Falls Flight
Makani Kai's 60-minute Ali'i Sacred Falls Flight is the most comprehensive Oahu helicopter tour available.
Highlights include:
  • Waikiki Beach & Diamond Head Crater
  • Hanauma Bay, Makapu'u Point & Kaneohe Bay
  • Chinaman's Hat
  • Sacred Falls
  • World-famous North Shore Beaches & Waimea Falls Park
  • Dole Pineapple Plantation
  • Pearl Harbor & the USS Arizona Memorial


Please Note:

  • Ticket prices vary depending on the activity date. Please consult the availability calendar for pricing details.
  • Any two Open Seating passengers from the same reservation whose combined weight exceeds 430 pounds may be required to purchase a comfort seat.
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 1.5 - 2.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up:
    You can choose either Pick-up (additional fee) or Check-in (free).
    • Round-trip from Waikiki free x per person
      Round-trip from Waikiki free x per person
  • Inclusion: Guide
  • Schedule
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  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
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  • Drop-off/Check-out
    Time & Location
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Starting time: 08:00 - 16:00 (Show details)
Starting time: 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 (Hide details)
  • 07:00-07:30 Pick-up from Waikiki Hotels
  • 07:30 Check-in at Helipad
  • 08:00 Ali'i Sacred Falls Helicopter Tour (60 mins)
  • 09:00-09:30 Check-out from Helipad or Drop-off at Waikiki Hotels
Add-ons:
First Class Seating Upgrade + USD 40.00
First Class Seating Upgrade + USD 40.00
For two passengers with a combined weight of under 340 lbs. Sit next to the pilot and enjoy extra arm and leg room, as well as unobstructed views out of the helicopter's front window.
Comfort Seat per group + USD 175.00
Comfort Seat per group + USD 175.00
Any two Open Seating passengers from the same reservation whose combined weight exceeds 430 pounds may be required to purchase a comfort seat.
Package detail / Schedule
Doors Off Flight [50 mins]
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
You can book a maximum of 4.
Adult/Child (Age 3 & over)
USD 235.00
USD 235.00
Adult (Age 250-299)
USD 380.00
USD 380.00
Adult (Age 300 & over)
USD 470.00
USD 470.00
Infant (Age 0-1)
free
free
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult/Child (Age 3 & over)
USD 235.00
USD 235.00
Adult (Age 250-299)
USD 380.00
USD 380.00
Adult (Age 300 & over)
USD 470.00
USD 470.00
Infant (Age 0-1)
free
free
GE Tax 4.712% & Fuel Surcharge included
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Feel the wind in your face and experience an incredible "Doors Off" adventure in an MD-500, the iconic helicopter from the Magnum PI television series!
Highlights include:
  • Waikiki Beach
  • Hanauma Bay
  • Makapu'u Lighthouse
  • Mount Olomana
  • Arizona Memorial


Please Note:

  • Ticket prices vary depending on the activity date. Please consult the availability calendar for pricing details.
  • Any two Open Seating passengers from the same reservation whose combined weight exceeds 430 pounds may be required to purchase a comfort seat.
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 1.5 - 3 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up:
    You can choose either Pick-up (additional fee) or Check-in (free).
    • Round-trip from Waikiki free x per person
      Round-trip from Waikiki free x per person
  • Inclusion: Guide
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off/Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

Starting time: 08:00 - 16:00 (Show details)
Starting time: 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 (Hide details)
  • 07:00-07:30 Pick-up & Check-in
  • 08:00 Helicopter Flight (50 mins)
  • 08:50-10:00 Check-out & Drop-off
Add-ons:
First Class Seating Upgrade + USD 35.00
First Class Seating Upgrade + USD 35.00
For two passengers with a combined weight of under 340 lbs. Sit next to the pilot and enjoy extra arm and leg room, as well as unobstructed views out of the helicopter's front window.
Comfort Seat + USD 145.00
Comfort Seat + USD 145.00
Any two Open Seating passengers from the same reservation whose combined weight exceeds 430 pounds may be required to purchase a comfort seat.
Package detail / Schedule
Hidden Oahu Flight [45 mins]
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
You can book a maximum of 6.
Adult/Child (Age 2 & over)
USD 235.00
USD 235.00
Adult (250-299 lbs)
USD 380.00
USD 380.00
Adult (300 lbs & over)
USD 470.00
USD 470.00
Infant (Age 0-1)
free
free
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult/Child (Age 2 & over)
USD 235.00
USD 235.00
Adult (250-299 lbs)
USD 380.00
USD 380.00
Adult (300 lbs & over)
USD 470.00
USD 470.00
Infant (Age 0-1)
free
free
GE Tax 4.712% & Fuel Surcharge included
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    Hidden Oahu Flight
View all of Oahu's "must-see" attractions and scenic vistas on this amazing 45-minute flight.
Highlights include:
  • Honolulu Harbor, Ala Moana Beach Park & Magic Island
  • Hanauma Bay, Makapu'u Point & Kaneohe Bay
  • Chinaman's Hat
  • Ka'a'awa Valley (made famous in Jurassic Park)
  • Sacred Falls
  • Dole Pineapple Plantation
  • Pearl Harbor & the USS Arizona Memorial


Please Note:

  • Ticket prices vary depending on the activity date. Please consult the availability calendar for pricing details.
  • Any two Open Seating passengers from the same reservation whose combined weight exceeds 430 pounds may be required to purchase a comfort seat.
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 1.5 - 2.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up:
    You can choose either Pick-up (additional fee) or Check-in (free).
    • Round-trip from Waikiki free x per person
      Round-trip from Waikiki free x per person
  • Inclusion: Guide
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off/Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

Starting time: 08:00 - 16:00 (Show details)
Starting time: 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 (Hide details)
  • 07:00-07:30 Pick-up from Waikiki Hotels
  • 07:30 Check-in at Helipad
  • 08:00 Hidden Oahu Helicopter Tour (45 mins)
  • 08:45-09:15 Check-out from Helipad or Drop-off at Waikiki Hotels
Add-ons:
First Class Seating Upgrade + USD 35.00
First Class Seating Upgrade + USD 35.00
For two passengers with a combined weight of under 340 lbs. Sit next to the pilot and enjoy extra arm and leg room, as well as unobstructed views out of the helicopter's front window.
Comfort Seat per group + USD 145.00
Comfort Seat per group + USD 145.00
Any two Open Seating passengers from the same reservation whose combined weight exceeds 430 pounds may be required to purchase a comfort seat.
Package detail / Schedule
Pali Makani Flight [30 mins]
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
You can book a maximum of 6.
Adult/Child (Age 2 & over)
USD 170.25
USD 170.25
Adult (250-299 lbs)
USD 270.25
USD 270.25
Adult (300 lbs & over)
USD 340.50
USD 340.50
Infant (Age 0-1)
free
free
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult/Child (Age 2 & over)
USD 170.25
USD 170.25
Adult (250-299 lbs)
USD 270.25
USD 270.25
Adult (300 lbs & over)
USD 340.50
USD 340.50
Infant (Age 0-1)
free
free
GE Tax 4.712% & Fuel Surcharge included
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    Pali Makani Flight
Easily the most popular Oahu helicopter tour available, this 30-minute flight shows off some of the island's most well-known destinations.
Highlights include:
  • Waikiki & Diamond Head Crater
  • Hanauma Bay, White Sand Beaches & the Ko'olau Mountain Chain
  • Nu'uanu Pali Pass
  • Pearl Harbor & the USS Arizona Memorial


Please Note:

  • Ticket prices vary depending on the activity date. Please consult the availability calendar for pricing details.
  • Any two Open Seating passengers from the same reservation whose combined weight exceeds 430 pounds may be required to purchase a comfort seat.
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 1 - 2 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up:
    You can choose either Pick-up (additional fee) or Check-in (free).
    • Round-trip from Waikiki free x per person
      Round-trip from Waikiki free x per person
  • Inclusion: Guide
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off/Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

Starting time: 08:00 - 16:00 (Show details)
Starting time: 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 (Hide details)
  • 07:00-07:30 Pick-up from Waikiki Hotels
  • 07:30 Check-in at Helipad
  • 08:00 Pali Makani Helicopter Tour (30 mins)
  • 08:30-09:00 Check-out from Helipad or Drop-off at Waikiki Hotels
Add-ons:
First Class Seating Upgrade + USD 20.00
First Class Seating Upgrade + USD 20.00
For two passengers with a combined weight of under 340 lbs. Sit next to the pilot and enjoy extra arm and leg room, as well as unobstructed views out of the helicopter's front window.
Comfort Seat per group + USD 100.00
Comfort Seat per group + USD 100.00
Any two Open Seating passengers from the same reservation whose combined weight exceeds 430 pounds may be required to purchase a comfort seat.
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
  • All Packages
    • This activity is wheelchair accessible.
    • Wheelchair Accessibility: A transfer vehicle equipped with a lift is available upon request. Please specify your accessibility needs during booking.
    • Passengers weighing more than 250 lbs (113 kg) will be charged for an additional seat equal to 1/2 the tour price. Passengers weighing over 300 lbs (136 kg) are required to buy an extra seat.
    • Any two Open Seating passengers from the same reservation whose combined weight exceeds 430 lbs (195 kg) may be required to purchase a comfort seat.
    • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
    • Children 3 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All Packages
    • A valid government-issued photo ID
Requirement(s) - Others
  • All Packages
    • Participants will be weighed upon check-in.
    • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.
    • Minors are required to have a parent or guardian sign their liability waiver.
    • First Class Seating upgrade require a minimum of 2 passengers and each passenger’s weight must not exceed 180 lbs (82 kg); the combined weight of two First Class passengers must not exceed 345 lbs (156 kg).
    • Due to enhanced security, guests are encouraged to leave their purses, backpacks and other items in their hotel rooms or in the hotel room safe. The only items allowed on the helicopter are cameras and video cameras. All other items must be left behind.
    • All cameras and cellphones must have a secure wrist strap.
    • Please wear secured shoes, i.e. sneakers, boots, etc. Do not wear footwear that could potentially fall off during the flight, i.e. flip-flops, slip-on sandals, etc.
    • Due to the cold temperatures at higher altitudes, it is recommended that passengers wear long pants and a jacket. Hats and other loose articles of clothing are not permitted on board the helicopter.
    • Passengers with long hair will need to put their hair in a ponytail or braid.
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
    • Complimentary parking available.
    • Due to variable weather patterns, tours are not confined to specific flight routes. Flight times are estimates and may vary due to weather and air traffic.
    • Japanese narration is available upon request.
    • 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.
    • A DVD of your actual flight, with narration provided by the pilot, can be sent anywhere in the US for a $40 fee. DVDs can be sent overseas for a $50 fee. Although the DVD recording success rate is 99.9%, perfect recordings cannot be guaranteed every flight due to weather and possible technical issues.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
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FAQ
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If I don't get a window seat, what will the visibility be like?
  • The helicopter is built specifically for touring so visibility is great wherever you are seated. Solo travelers will most likely get a window seat unless weight balance make it impossible. For couples, it is easy to look over your partner from the inner seat.
Is there a safe place to store my belongings while on tour?
  • Lockers are available for a very small fee and you can take the key with you on the helicopter. The lockers are large enough to hold several handbags.
How far in advance should I book this activity?
  • We recommend booking at least 1-2 weeks in advance. If you have very specific schedule requirements and are not flexible, please book sooner. Last-minute bookings are often possible, but availability is limited.
Is giving a tip (gratuity) required?
  • Gratuity is never required, but if you enjoyed your experience a tip is always greatly appreciated!
What kind of helicopter will be used?
  • Makani Kai Helicopters primarily uses the superb Eurocopter jet turbine, six-passenger AS350. The low vibration and exceptional visibility of the A-Star allows passengers to relax and enjoy a comfortable ride with spectacular views.

    A-Star Features: Recent upgrades include a more powerful and fuel-efficient Honeywell LTS 101 600A3-A American engine, an air-conditioned cabin, Bose noise cancelling headsets with two-way communication, allowing for conversation between passengers and the pilot, and a 5-camera DVD recording system.
What are the seating arrangements like?
  • Seating is split into two sections (the front and the back).

    Front (First Class Seating): Enjoy a wider view from the two individual seats up front next to the pilot. An individual First Class passenger’s weight must not exceed 180 pounds, and the combined weight of two First Class passengers must not exceed 345 pounds. First Class Seating must be booked as a couple (two passengers) and is not available for single passengers.

    Back (Open Seating): Up to four passengers can share a bench seat in the back of the helicopter.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 4 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
From USD 170.25
From USD 170.25

Taxes & fees included

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(58 reviews)
Pick-up Available
Duration incl. transportation 1 - 3 hour(s)
Availability Daily
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LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

by: Sharen O'connell
Thanks Jim , absolutely fabulous, great knowledge of the area, best sights not available anywhere else, well worth taking this tour we had a perfect day to fly, my daughter was a bit nervous but wante...more
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by: HI Convert
Amazing!! A "must do" for any new visitor. Even my spouse who lived here before saw things that he had not seen before.
by: Tomas
We had Jim as our pilot entertained us with facts and fun! You need to do this to see Hawaii as it was. He got in close to the mountains and the falls where you could never hike it was unforgettable a...more
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