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Makani Kai Helicopters

#14 of 307 Tours in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: 130 Iolana Pl, Honolulu International Airport, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96819-1840
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+1 877-255-8532
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This attraction is at Honolulu Intl Airport
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Don’t settle for second best. Makani Kai Helicopters is Oahu’s oldest,...

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.

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We Would Do It Again!

My son and I took the doors off tour and pilot Jim was an awesome guide. Tell him: "I want to see it all"

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Concord, California
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Concord, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My son and I took the doors off tour and pilot Jim was an awesome guide. Tell him: "I want to see it all"

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Thank Mistered7591
PJ O, Manager at Makani Kai Helicopters, responded to this review

I've heard of wanting to do it all, or wanting to have it all...but seeing it all is a new one for me. But if anyone could make that happen, it's Pilot Jim. Thanks Mistered for your review. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Margot was a terrific pilot. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. She was top of the line. We'd ride with her again.

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PJ O, Manager at Makani Kai Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for your vote of confidence, Rebecca. I'm glad you enjoyed your Doors Off tour enough to want to do it again. I hope that's sooner than later. More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We flew in an open door chopper, which was excellent, although a little scary at the beginning. Our pilot, Doug was awesome, taking us along the stunning coastline, then inland over world famous movie locations, a beautiful hidden waterfall that can only be seen from the air and finally over Pearl Harbour. Along the way he provided a commentary with... More 

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PJ O, Manager at Makani Kai Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks, Kay, for your recommendation. I'm glad Doug was able to provide you with a great tour and the chance to get some memorable photos. Be sure to look us up when you return. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family was unsure about spending the money for a one hour helicopter ride over Oahu, but we decided to spurge. So glad we did! Great overview of all the best sites and places to go, and of course, the stunning natural beauty of Oahu. Really impressive! The pilot, Evan, was superb - confident, knowledgeable and friendly. We had a... More 

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PJ O, Manager at Makani Kai Helicopters, responded to this review

How wonderful that your impulse led to a great family experience. Thank you for your comments about Evan...I've known him for 30 years and he's a terrific person, not to mention an accomplished tour pilot. More 

Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Doors Off tour on Oahu and it blew my mind!! One of the members of our group had been on a few heli rides and she said it was easily the best flight she's been on!! Our pilot (Jeff?) was a great guide - I felt completely at ease riding with him. We had a few modest... More 

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PJ O, Manager at Makani Kai Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks, Chad. I assume from your moniker that you live here and to get this great review from a local is high praise indeed. I'll make certain to pass along your comments to Jeff. More 

Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I travelled with our cousins and spent 2 weeks in Oahu. We took the 1 hour flight with doors on and it was awesome. Nathan was our pilot and he was very knowledgeable and we all had a great time. The best advice given was to wear a dark colored shirt to prevent a reflection in the... More 

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PJ O, Manager at Makani Kai Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and the helpful tip: dark clothing also helps your fellow passengers get great pictures by reducing reflections in the Plexiglas. I'm glad you enjoyed your DVD. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the 50 min Oahu Doors Off Adventure. I have never been on a helicopter before and this experience did not disappoint!! What a way to see the island! Our pilot was very friendly and informative. Some of the sights we saw from the sky were Waikiki, Diamond Head, The Punchbowl, Pearl Harbor/Arizona, mountains leading to the North Shore,... More 

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PJ O, Manager at Makani Kai Helicopters, responded to this review

I love an enthusiastic review. Seems like you really enjoyed your helicopter baptism, Addison, and I thank you for posting this. We've had more waterfalls due to winter rains. More 

Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Professional from start to finish. We did the 45 minute door on helicopter tour of Oahu. Pilot Jim from Makani Kai was awesome. The clear weather and Obama leaving the island meant Jim took us to some off the menu amazing places which was a real treat. Recommend this way to see Oahu. We will do the doors off ride... More 

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PJ O, Manager at Makani Kai Helicopters, responded to this review

Much as we admire all the President does, it's nonetheless a relief when he departs because we can then show guests some of the greatest sights on Oahu. I'm glad you feel Makani Kai is, "professional from start to finish." More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Unbelievable experience.. the very best way to see honolulu! The views are epic! Big thanks to jimbo the pilot. Knows his way around and definitely knows his history! What a great guy. This is a MUST if visiting hawaii people!

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PJ O, Manager at Makani Kai Helicopters, responded to this review

I've never communicated with a real Mafioso, but I'm pleased you enjoyed your tour enough to make it a "must" if visiting Honolulu. You hear that people? Book your tour today. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the doors off flight in the Magnum chopper. It was fantastic!! Seats max of 4 passengers, tight fit if you get front middle seat, but you do have the best view. Great way to see Oahu and appreciate that it has a lot more to offer beyond the bustle of Waikiki. Flight lasts 30 minutes but you cover... More 

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PJ O, Manager at Makani Kai Helicopters, responded to this review

Thanks, Bailey, for taking the time to write this review. Good tips about wearing something warm and making sure your camera has a wrist strap. We have pouches with lanyards for cell phones. More 

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