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Makani Kai Helicopters

#15 of 310 Tours in Honolulu
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Address: 130 Iolana Pl, Honolulu International Airport, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96819-1840
Phone Number: +1 877-255-8532
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This attraction is at Honolulu Intl Airport
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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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Amazing Ride

We did this doors off helicopter ride November 27, 2016 and it was our favorite activity for the trip. We had an 11 year old and 17 year old in the front with our pilot who was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did this doors off helicopter ride November 27, 2016 and it was our favorite activity for the trip. We had an 11 year old and 17 year old in the front with our pilot who was awesome. My daughter-in-law and I were in the back. I got so many really good photos of Pearl Harbor, Haunama Bay, a waterfall,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I booked this excursion for our trip to Oahu and this was the first helicopter ride for both of us. The experience started off amazing with Makani Kai calling us to confirm our reservation after we had booked online. Afterwards, we needed to change the time which they were able to do without a problem. We were... More 

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

Thank you, Emily, for the great review. We tend to get rainy weather November through February but I'm glad you elected to go for it. That's what makes the waterfalls after all. We look forward to your return. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All I can say is amazing. We did a doors off ride. Bring a coat as it does get chilly. The pick-up service was on time and a great driver. The doors off experience is unbelievable. Highly recommend it. Our pilot did a magnificent job of showing us the island. It is well worth the expense. A must do experience.

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

I'm glad you had an amazing time, Tom. To me, Doors Off is the only way to go and thanks for pointing out the need for a jacket or sweater. Thanks also for your recommendation. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Our pilot Jim was great. The view can not be described. A once in a lifetime experience!

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

Cool, Rebecca. Once in a lifetime? Not if you come back one day and visit us again. Thanks for the great review. More 

Lochinvar, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 50 minute doors off flight over Oahu the day after we had done the Circle Island tour by bus, and the two complemented each other perfectly. It gave a different perspective, and the two trips enhanced each other to give a good overview of the Island. We also got to see the Sacred Falls. (Having no aviation... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pilot Jim was awesome. Very entertaining and knowledgeable. We did a 30 minute tour across Waikiki, over Diamond Head, up thru the east side of the Island back thru the valley over to Pearl Harbor. A must do when your in Waikiki. Pick up directly from your hotel. A word of advice book thru your hotel.

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

Thanks, David, for your review and kind comments about Jim. I'm curious about your advice to "book through your hotel". Is there an advantage to that method? More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of 4 today do the open door tour. It was very exciting . The pilot, Jeff was so informative, and we saw awesome sites, from the falls to the Arizona. We all highly recommend this tour. The whole staff was great. We loved it !!!

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

Thanks, Danyle, especially for your comments on our staff. They work hard to make everything run smoothly. I'm happy that you enjoyed your tour. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the doors off adventure and I can tell you first hand, you haven't flown until you do so with these guys. Being a veteran remote area fire fighter (having flown in various helicopters many times in remote locations)... My pilot was ex military, and boy could he fly the MD-500, a ride and experience i will never forget.... More 

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

Super review, Jamie. Thank you so much for flying with us and for your terrific comments. More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The combo is an amazing deal. You could see the whole Oahu island from both sky and deep in the sea. The staff are pretty nice and the explanation is also very good.

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

Ah, William, you discovered our combo packages. They're a great way to enjoy two great activities and save money to boot. Cheers. More 

Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on this tour with 2 kids. We all loved it. Best way to see Oahu. Our pilot Jim was great. Very knowledgeable and funny. He made our tour very personal by knowing our names and addresing us by such Would feel safe riding with him anytime.

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

Say hey, Sam. Thanks for taking the time to post a review. I'm glad you and the little ones had a good time. More 

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