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Makani Kai Helicopters

130 Iolana Pl, Honolulu International Airport, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96819-1840
+1 877-255-8532
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Don’t settle for second best. Makani Kai Helicopters is Oahu’s oldest, largest and best aerial tour company. Our pilots are the most experienced flying these skies, period. They’ll show you the very best sights and help create memories to last a lifetime.
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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130 Iolana Pl, Honolulu International Airport, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96819-1840
This attraction is at Honolulu Intl Airport
+1 877-255-8532
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Reviewed yesterday

We went on the 50 minute Doors Off helicopter tour around Oahu. I always do one thing while on holiday to test my phobias and this was it. I have a fear of heights and to go to such heights in a helicopter with no...More

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed yesterday

I am a former pilot, an experienced traveler and a "more bang for your buck" kind of guy. By these standards the "Secrets of Oahu" flight was a great success. Everyone at Makani Kas super friendly and full of the "Aloha" spirit. Th flight was...More

Thank Roger P
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was scared to death of flying in helicopters but my husband wanted to go so badly that I decided I needed to try. We booked a tour over Oahu with Makani Kia Helicopters and were fortunate enough to have had Jim as our pilot....More

Thank krebs1186
PJ O, Manager at Makani Kai Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Good for you, Debi, for having the gumption to go with your husband. It wasn't so bad after all, eh? Thanks for your kind comments about Jim and thanks for the five star review.

Reviewed 2 days ago

I didn't regret spending a single penny on our amazing doors off helicopter tour. Thank you Nathan for making a 50 min flight pleasant and unforgettable. It was amazing to see this island from the air, especially the Sacred Falls and the Jurassic World filming...More

Thank jazzSt_Louis
PJ O, Manager at Makani Kai Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Ah, Nathan's the best isn't he? Thanks, Jazz, for calling out our driver and desk staff as well. It gives us great joy to do what we do...and your review makes it all a little more worthwhile.

Reviewed 3 days ago

I started to book a flight then got in to the fine print where I find because I am over 250 pounds I have to pay for another 1/2 price fare  well we will be booking with another company as both my wife and I...More

Thank Odds O
PJ O, Manager at Makani Kai Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It is common practice in the helicopter tour industry to establish weight limits. We do not hide this fact nor do we use "fine print" to describe the limits. You and your wife may not be fat, but at over 250 pounds, you are larger...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pilot Jim was so amazing he was so funny and informative. The views were unreal!! I loved how fast and efficient the boarding and deboarding was, the entire team was helpful and made me feel safe

Thank Kenzie J
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've always wanted to do a helicopter tour, but was put off by the price for the time spent in the air. What a pleasure it was to ride with Doug. Definitely the price was right for our tour. This tour offers hotel pickup with...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a highlight of my Hawaii holiday. We did the doors off helicopter which was absolutely amazing! Lucky enough to be upgraded to first class seating due to weight restrictions. Perfect few from front and both sides of the helicopter. Great commentary from the...More

Thank YoungTravellerAussie
PJ O, Manager at Makani Kai Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Great review, YTAussie. I'm glad your tour was the highlight of your Hawaii visit. May you return to our islands again and again.

Reviewed 5 days ago

My partner and I where in Honolulu for 14 days and went on this Doors Off excursion run by Makani Kai Helicopters. The company picked us up from our Hotel and took us to the airport where the company is based. During the the ride...More

Thank Homer1962
PJ O, Manager at Makani Kai Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Well, thanks, Homer, for your comprehensive review. I'm happy you felt that your Doors Off tour is "...the best excursion on the island." Mahalo for writing.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Another typical well organised tour operation that I would recommend. Pickup from hotel in company shuttle was clean and efficient. Greeted on arrival and before long we were briefed and airborne. A never ending vista of amazing views and a flight over pearl harbour was...More

Thank Crakas
PJ O, Manager at Makani Kai Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Sounds as though this wasn't your first rodeo, Crakas, and I'm pleased that we met your standards. Thank you for taking the time to post and thank you for your recommendation.

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9 July 2017|
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Response from elainew123 | Reviewed this property |
They do pick ups from most of the main hotels. If not there then next door sort of thing.
9 July 2017|
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Response from Tina F | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jo, We had 2 rear seats and 2 front seats all with full harness belts in our doors off tour. Fantastic and well worth it! Have fun!
2 July 2017|
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Response from PJ O | Property representative |
We do not offer a regular helicopter tour of the Big Island. Some people charter our helicopters for that purpose but it is very expensive. We offer a charter airplane tour to either Hilo or Kona, and then a helicopter tour... More