12 years old for Doors-Off, 7 years old for Doors-On
Age
1 Hour
Duration
Honolulu, Oahu
Location
Available 8:00am to 3:45pm
Tour Times

UPDATED 2021: Description of activity subject to change without notice due to new limitations and updated capacities. Thank you.

Schedule:

  • Availability: 
    • April-May: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (Closed Wednesday)
    • June-March: Daily
  • Tour Time: 8:00 AM, 9:15 AM, 10:30 AM, 1:15 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:45 PM
  • Duration: 1 Hour

Take an Aerial Photo Tour of the Best landmarks on Oahu!

Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours presents the ultimate photo flight for the professional (and seriously good amateur) photographers visiting Oahu. This is a special photo flight — no commentary, just the best music tracks piped through your headset as we cruise from Honolulu airport to famous sites like Sacred Falls via the Pali, Three Peaks, Stairway to Heaven, the Sandbar at Kaneohe, and the iconic Jurassic Valley.

You can also decide where to go — choose your altitude, angle, and location for that perfect shot. You choose between sunrise/daytime or golden hour. This special photo flight has been created for photographers who wish to capture the magnificent O’ahu landscapes.

Book today and we will work with you to help you capture that perfect shot. (See the gallery for examples of photos taken by the pros on our tours.)

Inclusions:

  • Guaranteed window seats and your very own private pilot
  • This is a highly customizable flight for professionals. We work with you to ensure the right light, positions, and obtain permissions to make sure you get what you want.

Recommendations:

  • On a doors-on flight, we recommend that you wear dark outer layers to minimize reflection in the windows during photography. Because you are not exposed to the elements, whatever clothing you are comfortable with at sea level is adequate for your flight. 
  • An open-door experience is exciting and fun and we want you to enjoy your flight without being distracted by wind or chill. A warm outer layer that you can zip up, such as a windproof jacket, is ideal. 
  • If you are particularly prone to motion sickness, we do recommend that you prepare with oral motion‐sickness medication so you can enjoy your flight, free from worry. Please request an “Aloha Bag” from our pilot prior to takeoff or during the flight.

Restrictions/Requirements:

  • Max passenger weight of 275 lbs. Per FAA regulations, all passengers plus carry-on items will be weighed at check-in. Seat assignments may be subject to weight and balance restrictions of the aircraft.
  • For groups of 3 passengers, no more than one person can be 200+ lbs
  • Minimum age is 7 years old for a doors-on tour and 12 years old for doors-off
  • All passengers must check-in with a valid photo ID 
  • Helicopters hold up to 3 passengers, reservations of 4 or more will be split between helicopters.
  • We strongly advise against wind-susceptible clothing such as dresses and hooded items. In winter, long pants are highly recommended.
  • To keep you and your belongings safe, we cannot permit any loose objects on your doors-off flight. This includes hats, visors, scarves, hair clips, and strapless sandals.
  • Eyeglasses are permissible. Hair that is long enough should be tied tightly with an elastic band. Any equipment must be secured to you via a strap.
  • Routes or flight times may vary due to weather conditions. Mauna Loa Helicopters reserves the right to cancel any tour due to unsafe weather. If cancellation due to weather occurs prior to the flight, any money collected will be refunded. If the flight has begun and must be canceled due to weather within 10 minutes of takeoff, the tour price will be refunded in full. If the flight has exceeded 10 minutes, the passengers will be refunded for the percentage of the flight that did not take place.
  • Customers who are sick inside the helicopter during flight will be charged a $100 cleaning fee.
  • Please note that all body parts must remain inside the helicopter for the duration of the tour. We do not allow “foot selfies” or similar on our tours for safety reasons.

Location: Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours
Address: 134 Nakolo Place, Suite 203 , Honolulu, HI 96819
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Parking: We have free parking!

Special Notes:
Please arrive 30 minutes prior  to your tour time.

Activity Company: Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours