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O‘ahu: Magnum Experience

4.94 out of 5 based on 32 customer ratings
(32 customer reviews)


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O‘ahu: Magnum Experience

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Magnum Experience

DURATION:  1 hour  


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Covering the island of O‘ahu from above, our Magnum Experience will show you all of the island’s highlights. See stunning views of the fabled North Shore, Pearl Harbor, Lē‘ahi (Diamond Head), Kaliuwa‘a (Sacred Falls), and more!  You will even fly the same thrilling route seen in the opening sequence of Magnum, P.I., which takes you offshore above the ocean as you cruise past iconic Waikīkī.  Fly with Paradise and get your moustache on by taking a flight in the only exact replica of Magnum, P.I.’s Chopper!


Morning and afternoon departures
Turtle Bay Resort Helipad / North Shore, Oahu

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  • Approx. 60 minute* tour in MD500 helicopter
  • All window seats

* total flight time typically varies from 55-60 minutes


  • Precise MD500 Magnum PI replica helicopter!
  • Kaliuwa‘a (Sacred Falls)
  • Ka’a’awa Valley
  • Lē‘ahi (Diamond Head)
  • Waikiki Beach
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Low level flight off the shores of Waikīkī


Experience spectacular vistas at our exclusive landing zone for $100 more per person.

Make it EXTREME and Fly Doors Off for $50 more per person. 


Easy:  Suitable for adults, children, and seniors.


  • Two-way communication between you, your pilot, and your group
  • Fully narrated tour
  • All taxes and fuel surcharge included


  • Please check in for your flight 45 minutes prior to departure.
  • Passengers over 250 lbs may be subject to weight restriction fee.
  • For answers to common questions please read our  faq

32 reviews for O‘ahu: Magnum Experience

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    On a recent family vacation we booked the Magnum Helicopter experience. It was incredible! Booking it was easy, follow up and information provided was handled incredibly well, the safety briefing was helpful, and the actual flight was amazing. It was a wonderful way to see Oahu, its sights, and its beauty. My family loved the overall experience. I highly recommend Paradise Helicopters and the Magnum experience. Thank you Daniel and Josh!

  2. 5 out of 5


    Great from start to finish. Helpful ground crew explained how to stay safe. Even provided ginger mints to prevent motion sickness. Our pilot Josh was amazingly smart and great explaining details as we flew. Definitely would recommend!

  3. 5 out of 5


    Mike: An awesome experience & would definitely do it again.
    Alisha: Bob was amazing! Best anniversary & worth every cent.

  4. 5 out of 5


    Simply awesome experience. Pilot- great! Ground Crew- great! Thank you!

  5. 5 out of 5


    Josh and Briana were excellent!

  6. 5 out of 5


    Awesome pilot! Awesome greeter/safety brief person! A memorable & worthwhile experience!

  7. 5 out of 5


    Always wanted to do this. Never been in a helicopter before – had a blast …so did my hair… Thank you guys for a great first time!! 🙂 Thank you so much!! The only way to tour the island.

  8. 5 out of 5


    Great flight with brilliant commentary from Bob, loved it!

  9. 4 out of 5


    Bob made all our wishes come true. Great experience even for reluctant flyer!

  10. 5 out of 5


    Beautiful, amazing & AWESOME!

  11. 5 out of 5


    Flight was great. Josh provided an excellent tour. Great experience upgrading to doors off.
    Jill and Maria were very helpful booking.

  12. 5 out of 5


    Unbelievable flight. Pilot was awesome! Funny, knowledgeable of history and movie filmings on island. Beautiful, beautiful flight!

  13. 4 out of 5


    Amazing experience.

  14. 5 out of 5


    It was great!!

  15. 5 out of 5


    Outstanding. Semper FI!

  16. 5 out of 5


    was such a thrilling experience. Everyone was so nice and make the experience so much better. Suggestion go without the doors.

  17. 5 out of 5


    More than five stars, Absolutely a must do. Well worth the drive from Waikiki. Kids (9&11) loved it. Do it with the doors off!

  18. 5 out of 5


    We booked Paradise because of the Magnum helicopter. Absolutely breathtaking, best thing we have done in Hawaii. Great experience overall.

  19. 5 out of 5


    awesome excellent trip

  20. 5 out of 5


    We booked for TC’s chopper! This was really incredible, made our vacation! If you come to Oahu and don’t do this tour you are missing the best part!

  21. 5 out of 5


    Our second time flying with Paradise. Great experience! We would love to see some island hopping tours.

  22. 5 out of 5


    Best location right at Turtle Bay. Truly paradise!

  23. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    So much fun! Will do again next time 🙂

  24. 5 out of 5


    Awesome Experience! Most bang for your buck, great reviews, and very friendly, professional staff!

  25. 5 out of 5


    great pilot, very friendly and knowlegeable

  26. 5 out of 5


    beautiful day

  27. 5 out of 5


    A couple of Magnum fans! The flight offered up everything we wanted to see. The best experience in Hawaii – and we went in a shark cage!

  28. 5 out of 5


    I took the Oahu Experience tour, in the “Magnum Chopper”, and I could not have been more satisfied. Staff was friendly and courteous, providing ample time before and after the tour for pictures with the chopper, and the tour itself was breathtaking. We even got to fly over the “Robin Masters Estate” and take some great pictures, which was a real plus since the actual grounds aren’t viewable to the public from the street. I would highly recommend this to anybody visiting Oahu, and especially if you’re a Magnum PI fan!

  29. 5 out of 5


    I had made reservations for my daughter, granddaughters, & I to take the 20 minute Waterfall tour. Because of an error with time zone changes, I had the ride listed in my calendar for a different time. We actually missed our reservation time. The office made multiple phone calls to try and get a hold of us. When we realized what happened, we immediately walked over to the office to see what could be done to reschedule our trip. The guys were able to get us in right away. We went thru some pre-flight instructions and we were on our way. The flight was amazing and worth every penny I paid for it. Paradise Helicopters made our trip to Hawaii an amazing time. Everyone connected with the organization was amazing. It was definitely a fantastic adventure!

  30. 5 out of 5


    My husband and I did the doors off tour in Oahu and it was great. It was really easy to book the appointment. They make sure you are comfortable and do a little safety orientation beforehand to explain everything. Could be a little scary at times when the helicopter would make some of the sharper turns but overall it was fun.

    Make sure you REALLY tie up your hair nice and secure if you have long hair! There’s so much wind that it hurts when pieces of your hair hit your face. It also gets a little chilly up there so be sure to wear warmer clothes.

  31. 5 out of 5


    Paradise Helicopters set up a fabulous flight for my family and me! I truly appreciate the flexibility of the team at Paradise in setting up the time for us and working with our schedule. Thank you!

    My family and I had a absolute blast. Kalei was an absolute professional as both pilot and tour guide—we thoroughly enjoyed the flight, what we saw, and what we learned from him on the tour. Without a doubt, the flight was one of the coolest things I have done in my two years in Hawaii. Flying in the Magnum PI chopper with the doors off was a particular thrill. I have already recommended to several of my friends that they charter a tour with Paradise Helicopters. Enthusiastically recommended!

  32. 5 out of 5


    Flying in the magnum chopper was unreal! Like a flying Ferrari! … with the doors off – we really got some unbelievable shots. Great time all around. Would definitely do this again.

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