96% of employees in America agree that taking vacations is important to them. In 2017, Hawaii saw a record of 9.3 million visitors, which was a 4.6% increase from the previous year and also highlighted the 12.5% increase in spending on summer vacations from the previous year. Some of the best vacations come from having a great view. And where better to get that than Hawaii helicopter tours?
Known as “The Gathering Place,” the island of Oahu (O’ahu) is the third largest and most populated of the Hawaiian Islands. Nearly 900,000 people share Oahu’s 600 square miles of mountains and beaches – that’s a full three-quarter of the state’s population. Almost half live in the bustling city of Honolulu and nearby resort town of Waikiki. Oahu is also the most visited of all the Hawaiian islands, at approximately 4.5 to 4.7 million visitors annually – that’s approximately half of all the visitors to the state each year. Spanning 597 square miles, Oahu offers something for every vacation dreamer out there.
Oahu is home to the Hawaii state capital of Honolulu, historical landmark Pearl Harbor and the world-famous Waikiki Beach. These areas host thousands of tourists daily. It’s fair to say the island attracts visitors from around the world. But Oahu is much more than Honolulu or Waikiki – it may well be the most beautiful of all the major islands. You simply have to know where to go to experience the beauty that is Oahu.
Oahu is made up of two separate but overlapping volcanoes, known as a volcanic doublet. Its asymmetrical butterfly shape is formed by two mountain ranges: the Waianae Range in the west and the Ko’olau Range in the east. Slicing through the center is the flat Leilehua Plateau. Recent volcanic eruptions in the southeastern portion of the island which formed the Diamond Head, Koko Head and Punchbowl craters can be blamed for Oahu’s uneven shape.
The only way to truly appreciate it all and get the best view of everything Oahu has to offer is through an helicopter tour over the island.
Magnum Helicopters provides an all-in-one, 50-minute Hawaiian Doors Off helicopter tour that immerses you in the natural beauty of Oahu. In one amazing tour, you’ll soar over the island’s most picturesque locations—all narrated by our expert pilot/tour guides. Flying with the doors off the aircraft will give you a front row seat to the island’s best landmarks and attractions (and yes, it is 100% safe. Your tour guide will not expect you to skydive on your first go around).
But why should you take a helicopter tour over Oahu? You know Hawaii is on your bucket list. Seeing Pearl Harbor. Attempting to catch a wave on the North Shore (even though you’ve never surfed a day in your life). Flying over the intensely beautiful tropical rainforests spanning the island. Helicopter tour. If this isn’t on your Hawaii bucket list, what is?
Your Hawaiian Doors Off helicopter tour begins with a beautiful view of Keehi Lagoon and continues over historic Honolulu Harbor, Aloha Tower and the Natural Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. You’ll also get an incredible birds-eye view of the Koolau mountains, Ala Moana Beach Park and Waikiki Beach. also included on the tour are some of Oahu’s most stunning vistas, including Kaawa Valley, Sacred Falls and the North Shore, also known as Surfer’s Paradise. Finally, your helicopter tour will conclude with a breathtaking view of Oahu’s most historic sights, including Pearl Harbor, the Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri.
As seen in the iconic television series, Magnum P.I.. Magnum Helicopter Tours are Hawaii’s premiere Doors Off experts, committed to making your flight the most memorable part of your vacation and ensuring your complete satisfaction from start to finish. For the best helicopter tours in Oahu, choose Magnum Helicopter for the Oahu experience you will never forget.