Open-Door Helicopter Tour | Oahu, Hawaii


On a recent trip to Oahu, Hawaii, I was surprised with an open-door helicopter ride around the island. It was an incredible way to start the trip and see the island layout for a better understanding of where I was staying and visiting.

The crew over at Mauna Lao Helicopter Tours were absolutely incredible and our pilot was informative and made the trip super fun. I highly recommend this experience if you find yourself in Hawaii.

Mauna Lao Helicopter Tours:

Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours

A Private Helicopter Tour Like No Other

Mauna Loa Helicopters has been offering private sightseeing tours over Kauai since 2006, and recently expanded to offer tour operations from their island bases on Oahu and the Big Island. Along with our impeccable safety record, they take pride in making each tour a spectacular, personalized experience. They exclusively use the incredibly reliable and energy efficient Robinson helicopters.

Their Pilots

Mauna Loa Helicopters started out as a flight training school and has been training professional helicopter pilots for 22 years. As a result, all of their pilots are highly trained and have years of experience flying over Hawaii’s varied terrain, and navigating its uniquely diverse weather conditions. They are also Certified Flight Instructors, especially skilled and current in safety operations. Because of this blend of skills, they are a great source of information about not only local landmarks, but also the operation of helicopters, and the unique aspects of life in Hawai’i. During your flight, each pilot provides a personal narration accompanied by an individually selected soundtrack.

Their Office

Need more information or interested in scheduling a tour? Their highly trained office staff is happy to assist you. On Oahu and The Big Island they can be reached from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm with additional coverage until 10:30pm. On Kauai they can be reached 7 days a week from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Hawai’i Standard Time.

Learn to Fly With Them

If you are interested in learning more about Mauna Loa Helicopters Training Schools, please visit their sister website at



Experience one of the ultimate helicopter tours of Oahu in VIP luxury. We flew doors off around Oahu just like the TV show Magnum P.I!. We departed Honolulu airport and began our helicopter adventure by flying over Waikiki’s shoreline, where the modern metropolis of Honolulu meets the white sands of Waikiki’s iconic beaches. Our tour continued down the leeward coast to Diamond Head, Koko Head and the historic Makapuu Point Lighthouse.

Continuing north up the windward coast, we passed over Kailua Beach, the famous landmark Chinaman’s hat and the pristine waters of Kaneohe Bay. The tour continued north to Kaaawa (Jurassic) Valley and Sacred Falls. Breathtaking views of Oahu’s famous North Shore followed. Views of Banzai Pipeline and Waimea Bay, home of Oahu’s legendary monster waves, were spectacular. Our tour closed with a slow flyover of Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona.


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