Oahu helicopter tours, pricing & reviews

We wrap up our Hawaii helicopter series with Oahu. Tours of the island can begin from Honolulu airport, Ko Olina and Turtle Bay.

We list the starting prices for tours, but each company offers more options than just their base tour. So, be sure and check out each tour company’s website for more options and details.

Paradise Helicopters
Website: Paradise Helicopters
TripAdvisor reviews: link to reviews of Ko Olina tours and link to reviews from Turtle Bay
Current pricing: starts at $189 for 20-minute tour.
Notables: Paradise offers tours departing from Turtle Bay and from Kapolei/Ko Olina. Paradise offers an option for “doors off” tours that offer better viewing and photography.

A-1 Helicopters
Website: A-1 Helicopters
TripAdvisor reviews: link – note that reviews for their other tours are blended into the same review listing
Current pricing: starts at $262.90 for 45 to 50-minute tour.
Notables: If you have a Hawaii Entertainment Book, they often have deals for 50% off retail value.

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
Website: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
TripAdvisor reviews: link
Current pricing: starts at $220 for 30-minute tour.
Notables: Blue Hawaiian offers tours departing from Honolulu airport and from Ko Olina.

Mauna Loa Helicopters
Website: Mauna Loa Helicopters
TripAdvisor reviews: link
Current pricing: starts at $264 for a 45-minute tour.
Notables: Mauna Loa offers open seating and private tours. Doors can be taken off for better viewing and photography.

Magnum Helicopters
Website: Magnum Helicopters
TripAdvisor reviews: link
Current pricing: starts at $235 for 50-minute tour.
Notables: This is a doors-off tour in the same type of helicopter used in the television show Magnum PI. We have taken this tour and it was excellent!


  • All pricing was accurate as of July 2018. The starting costs that we’ve listed should provide a general comparison of pricing between companies. Pricing is always subject to change, so check directly with the providers for their current pricing.
  • For more tips, see our advice on choosing a Hawaii helicopter tour.

Have you taken a helicopter tour of Oahu? Which tour company did you use? Did you enjoy the experience?

1 comment
  1. We took a tour with Blue Hawaiian in May. For me, it was the highlight of our trip! Our pilot was Kristie, and she was funny and informative. I highly recommend them!

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