Adventure with the helicopter off my door Magnum helicopter One of the highlights of my Hawaii trip! Let me share it with you!
While in Hawaii, people usually think of cruising, snorkeling, diving and other island sports. However, some tourists are not familiar with the helicopter ride, ignoring Hawaii’s stunning island!
It can be overwhelming to think that you will be on a helicopter ride – “It sounds expensive and luxurious!” Well, we will not deny that a helicopter ride can be expensive, but we all know it’s worth it! Especially if you’re going to do it in Hawaii! Ah, the scene!
In this article, I want to share with you one of my most memorable and exciting trips to Hawaii. I had the experience of boarding an open door helicopter for 50 minutes to travel around the island of Oahu in Hawaii!
Helicopter view over the sky
There are 3 Magnum Helicopter experiences that you can choose from. As I mentioned above, I did the Door of Helicopter Adventure so I will summarize the overall highlights of my tour to get an idea of what you are going to feel!
Closed Door to Magnum Helicopter Helicopter Adventure
This is what I visited! The experience is completely different from all my previous helicopter flights because it is more exciting without doors! This 50 minute ride will let you see the natural beauty of Oahu. Above, you will see the island’s popular landmarks and attractions. Here are the highlights of what you will see:
Kihi Lagoon, Magic Island and Waikiki Beach
To start the tour, I got a stunning view of Kehi Lagoon which is a popular place for canoeing and boating. The journey continues over the historic Honolulu Harbor, Aloha Tower and the Pacific Natural Memorial Cemetery. As you fly, you’ll have a great view of Mount Kulau, Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island and Waikiki Beach. The main highlight of this part of the tour is that you can also witness surfers from Waikiki and if luck is on your side, you can get a chance to see sea creatures like dolphins and turtles.
Diamond Head, Kahala and Hanauma Bay
Next view you will see Diamond Head, Kahala and Hanauma Bay. This aerial tour will amaze you with stunning views of Diamond Head, Kahala and Hanauma Bay. Enjoy the tour as you continue to admire the magnificent coral formations of Mount Olomana, Kailua, Kaniohe and Kanohe Bay.
Uncle Valley, Sacred Falls and North Shore and Pearl Harbor
Finally, as the tour draws to a close, it ends with a stunning view of the island’s most popular historical landmarks such as Pearl Harbor, Battleship Missouri, Sacred Falls and the Arizona Memorial.
Remember before and during the helicopter ride
According to the Magnum Helicopter policy, you need to know the most important rules before take-off:
- Only one camera or phone per person on the tour, and they must have a secure strap. Straps available for purchase.
- No hats allowed.
- No purses or bags are allowed.
- There are no loose items in your pocket.
- The minimum age for passengers sitting next to an open door is 12 years.
- Children ages 3 to 11 must sit in the middle front seat between the pilot and a responsible adult.
- Passengers over 250 pounds may be subject to a capacity fee.
- Passengers over 300 pounds may need to purchase a comfortable seat.
Also, be sure to wear sunglasses as they are very airy and sunglasses will keep air away from your eyes. Do not wear loose sandals or slippers as you need to remove them before the flight. To be safe, it is better to wear closed toe shoes. The flight can also be cold, so I recommend wearing a jacket.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How to book a ride?
You can book directly here.
2. How much does it cost?
It costs $ 295 for 1 guest.
3. What if the weather is not good, do they offer a refund or rescheduling?
Yes they do! Magnum Helicopter offers a 100% refund if you cancel at least 48 hours before your due date. In case of adverse weather, they offer 100% refund or rescheduling.
4. Do they offer other tours besides Door of Adventure?
Yes! If you want a more exciting experience without skipping the scenery, you can take an extra trip Exclusive Mountain Top Landing. Here, you will find a private landing place in the mountains only accessible by helicopter.
Without it, you can try Navy SEAL experience Where you can jump helicopter in the sea! After that daring leap, enjoy the stunning underwater view by scuba diving with their Navy SEAL instructor / guide.
5. Would you recommend this helicopter ride?
Of course yes! While this isn’t really advisable for the unconscious-hearted, this activity is perfect for thrillers and adventure-seekers like me! Imagine seeing the beauty of Ohu Island from above. You will not always see such a scene! When the door is closed, the vibration it gives is completely different from seeing the island from inside the plane. Also, Magnum helicopters ensure the safety and security of their guests so you don’t have to worry about anything.
If you plan to visit Hawaii, this is an activity I recommend for you!