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Makani Kai Helicopters

Phone: 808-834-5813
Toll Free: 877-255-8532
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Year Established: 1988
Makani Kai Helicopters, established in 1988, provides premium aerial tours over the island of Oahu. Makani Kai is an FAA Part 135 air carrier and offers charter flights throughout the islands.

ACTIVITIES:

Pali Makani Flight

This tour begins with a beautiful view of placid Keehi Lagoon and continues over historic Honolulu Harbor. Here you will see Aloha Tower, once the tallest structure on the island, as well cruise ships from distant ports. Next is downtown Honolulu, featuring the only royal palace in the country.

Above the city stands Punchbowl, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The tour continues above Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island, the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor and Waikiki Beach. Beyond, you'll see Diamond Head crater from a dramatic perspective, the "Gold Coast" where multi-millionaires make their homes, and spectacular Hanauma Bay.

Rounding the east end of the island, you'll see rugged coastline, inviting Sandy Beach and Makapuu Point and lighthouse. Your aerial tour continues over Sea Life Park, the estate where TV's Magnum P.I. was filmed, and miles of white sand beach.

You'll be treated to a stunning view of Mount Olomana and, later, the Nuuanu Pali where King Kamehameha's warriors won a decisive battle to unite the islands.

On your return to the airport, you will be treated to a terrific view of the Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri at Pearl Harbor.

Hidden Oahu Tour

This spectacular tour shows you the very best of the island. Depending on weather conditions, the pilot will select the most suitable route to show passengers all the "must see" attractions and scenic vistas, from serene Keehi Lagoon and historic Honolulu Harbor, to Aloha Tower, Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island and world famous Waikiki Beach.

On the eastern end of the island is Hanauma Bay, the remnants of a volcanic crater that is now a marine sanctuary and popular snorkel spot. Up next come the Halona Blowhole, Sandy Beach, Makapuu Point and lighthouse, and colorful Sea Life Park.

After cruising above the powdery white sands of Waimanalo Beach, the tour continues over the gorgeous coral formations of Kaneohe Bay, distinctive Chinaman's Hat, and then up into "Jurassic Park" valley, where a dozen major motion pictures have been filmed. The highlight of the tour is Sacred Falls, a shear and splendid 1,000-foot cascade.

On your way over Oahu's Central Plain, you'll see the world's largest agricultural maze at the Dole Pineapple Plantation and the "birthing stones" of Hawaiian royalty. Your tour concludes with a panoramic vista of Pearl Harbor.

Ali'i Sacred Falls Tour

This helicopter tour is our finest offering and is far and away our most popular tour on Oahu. This grand adventure includes everything in our other helicopter tours but continues on past Sacred Falls, over the Polynesian Cultural Center, one of Hawaii's most popular visitor attractions, and the Mormon Temple in Laie.

You'll also see Turtle Bay, the aquaculture farms and Kahuku Point. Don't be surprised if you see humpback whales offshore here during the winter months.

The tour continues along the storied North Shore, with a dramatic view of world-renowned surfing spots including Sunset Beach, Pipeline and Waimea Bay. On your way over Oahu's Central Plain, you'll see the Dole Pineapple maze and the "birthing stones" of Hawaiian royalty. Your tour concludes with a panoramic vista of Pearl Harbor.

Pali Makani Combo

This tour begins with a beautiful view of placid Keehi Lagoon and continues over historic Honolulu Harbor. Here you will see Aloha Tower, once the tallest structure on the island, as well cruise ships from distant ports. Next is downtown Honolulu, featuring the only royal palace in the country.

Above the city stands Punchbowl, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The tour continues above Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island, the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor and Waikiki Beach. Beyond, you'll see Diamond Head crater from a dramatic perspective, the "Gold Coast" where multi-millionaires make their homes, and spectacular Hanauma Bay.

Rounding the east end of the island, you'll see rugged coastline, inviting Sandy Beach and Makapuu Point and lighthouse. Your aerial tour continues over Sea Life Park, the estate where TV's Magnum P.I. was filmed, and miles of white sand beach.

You'll be treated to a stunning view of Mount Olomana and, later, the Nuuanu Pali where King Kamehameha's warriors won a decisive battle to unite the islands.

The Sky & Sea Combo also gives you your choice of an Atlantis submarine adventure or a Navatek sunset dinner cruise. Both are exceptional experiences and the Combo Package allows you to save money over the regular price of both events.

Hidden Oahu Combo

This spectacular tour shows you the very best of the island. Depending on weather conditions, the pilot will select the most suitable route to show passengers all the "must see" attractions and scenic vistas, from serene Keehi Lagoon and historic Honolulu Harbor, to Aloha Tower, Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island and world famous Waikiki Beach.

On the eastern end of the island is Hanauma Bay, the remnants of a volcanic crater that is now a marine sanctuary and popular snorkel spot. Up next come the Halona Blowhole, Sandy Beach, Makapuu Point and lighthouse, and colorful Sea Life Park.

After cruising above the powdery white sands of Waimanalo Beach, the tour continues over the gorgeous coral formations of Kaneohe Bay, distinctive Chinaman's Hat, and then up into "Jurassic Park" valley, where a dozen major motion pictures have been filmed. The highlight of the tour is Sacred Falls, a shear and splendid 1,000-foot cascade.

On your way over Oahu's Central Plain, you'll see the world's largest agricultural maze at the Dole Pineapple Plantation and the "birthing stones" of Hawaiian royalty. Your tour concludes with a panoramic vista of Pearl Harbor.

The Sky & Sea Combo also gives you your choice of an Atlantis submarine adventure or a Navatek sunset dinner cruise. Both are exceptional experiences and the Combo Package allows you to save money over the regular price of both events.

Sacred Falls Combo

This tour is our finest offering and is far and away our most popular tour. This grand adventure includes everything in our other tours but continues on past Sacred Falls, over the Polynesian Cultural Center, one of Hawaii's most popular visitor attractions, and the Mormon Temple in Laie.

You'll also see Turtle Bay, the aquaculture farms and Kahuku Point. Don't be surprised if you see humpback
whales offshore here during the winter months.

The tour continues along the storied North Shore, with a dramatic view of world-renowned surfing spots including Sunset Beach, Pipeline and Waimea Bay. On your way over Oahu's Central Plain, you'll see the Dole Pineapple maze and the "birthing stones" of Hawaiian royalty. Your tour concludes with a panoramic vista of Pearl Harbor.

The Sky & Sea Combo also gives you your choice of an Atlantis submarine adventure or a Navatek sunset dinner cruise. Both are exceptional experiences and the Combo Package allows you to save money over the regular price of both events.

Doors Off - Open & First Class Seating

What a rush! Feel the wind in your hair. Embrace the elements. There's nothing between you and the sky. For a truly great helicopter adventure, try the Doors Off experience. Every seat has an excellent view. Doors Off means superb photography. Colors are vibrant and the lush Hawaii landscape incredibly sharp when you avoid shooting through Plexiglas.

MD500 Helicopter
Two way communication with your pilot
Guaranteed window view for all passengers
Free shuttle from Waikiki
Most experienced pilots on Oahu

Waikiki Spectacular - Open & First Class Seating

This tour begins with a sweeping vista of the resorts at Ko Olina and the marina area. Here you'll get an aerial view of the infamous Queen Anne?s Revenge, Captain Jack Sparrow?s ship from The Pirates of the Caribbean. Ships of a more recent vintage occupy your next highlight, Pearl Harbor. In addition to the Navy?s latest, you'll see two WWII icons, the Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri, often referred to as the "Bookends of WWII." Up next is placid Keehi Lagoon, home of a variety of ocean sports, and historic Honolulu Harbor. You?ll see Aloha Tower, once the tallest structure on the island, as well cruise ships from distant ports.

Next is downtown Honolulu, featuring the only royal palace in the country. Above the city stands Punchbowl, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The tour continues above Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island, the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor and Waikiki Beach. See surfers, marine life and the sparkling white sand of the world's most famous beach. At Diamond Head, you?ll turn and head over Honolulu proper, the University of Hawaii campus and on up the Nuuanu Pali. Here you will get a fine view of Lulumahu Falls and a grand perspective of Honolulu.

On your return to the resort area you'll see the campus of Kamehameha Schools and Oahu's Central Plain.

Waikiki Spectacular - Doors Off

This is the best 30 minutes you will spend during your visit. Designed especially for visitors staying at the Four Seasons, Disney?s Aulani Resort and Ko Olina, this thirty-minute tour begins at the beautiful Ko Olina Marina. Your first landmarks are Pearl Harbor and the bookends of WWII, the Arizona Memorial and the USS Missouri. Next is historic Honolulu Harbor where you?ll see Aloha Tower, once the tallest structure on the island, as well cruise ships from distant ports. To your left is downtown Honolulu, featuring the only royal palace in the country. Above the city stands Punchbowl, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The tour continues above Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island, the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor and Waikiki Beach. Beyond, you?ll see Diamond Head crater from a dramatic perspective. Your tour takes you up into Nuuanu Valley to view Lulumahu Falls, after which you?ll cruise above the hills surrounding Honolulu and head back to Ko Olina.

Ko Olina Circle Island Spectacular - Open & First Class Seating

Get a bird's eye view of Pearl Harbor and the bookends of WWII, the Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri. You'll see historic Honolulu harbor, bustling Aloha Tower Marketplace and downtown Honolulu, as well as Punchbowl, the National Cemetery of the Pacific. The tour continues above Ala Moana Beach Park, Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head Crater. Then it's out to pristine Hanauma Bay, inviting Sandy Beach and Makapuu Point and Lighthouse. You'll see the gorgeous coral formations of Kaneohe Bay, distinctive Chinaman's Hat and "Jurassic Park" valley. The highlight of the tour is Sacred Falls, a shear, thousand foot cascade. Next you'll fly over the Polynesian Cultural Center, lovely Turtle Bay and world renowned surfing spots on the storied North Shore. You'll also fly over Kolekole Pass, the route Japanese warplanes flew on their date with infamy in 1941. No other tour in Hawaii offers you this combination of beauty and history.

Circle Island Spectacular

This tour is a spectacular way top spend an hour in Hawaii. You'll begin by flying low over the Ewa plain and see Honolulu and Diamond Head in the distance. You'll pass over Pearl Harbor and get a great view of the Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri. The tour continues with a beautiful view of placid Keehi Lagoon and historic Honolulu Harbor. Here you will see Aloha Tower, once the tallest structure on the island, as well cruise ships from distant ports.

Next is downtown Honolulu, featuring the only royal palace in the country. Above the city stands Punchbowl, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The tour continues above Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island, the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor and Waikiki Beach. Beyond, you?ll see Diamond Head crater from a dramatic perspective, the ?Gold Coast? where millionaires make their homes, and spectacular Hanauma Bay.

Rounding the east end of the island, you?ll see rugged coastline, inviting Sandy Beach and Makapuu Point and lighthouse. Your aerial tour continues over Sea Life Park, the estate where TV?s Magnum P.I. was filmed, and miles of white sand beach.

Your flight continues above Waimanalo Beach, the gorgeous coral formations of Kaneohe Bay, distinctive Chinaman?s Hat, and then up into ?Jurassic Park? valley, where scenes from a dozen major motion pictures have been filmed. The highlight of the tour is Sacred Falls, a sheer and splendid 1,000-foot cascade.

The tour continues along the storied North Shore, with a dramatic view of world-renowned surfing spots including Sunset Beach, Pipeline and Waimea Bay. On your way over Oahu?s Central Plain, you?ll see the Dole Pineapple maze and the ?birthing stones? of Hawaiian royalty.

Then, the aircraft will head south through the Kolekole Pass, where Japanese warplanes flew on their date with destiny back in 1941. Before landing, you'll be treated to an aerial perspective of the Four Seasons and Disney?s Aulani and the Ko Olina Resorts.

Kilauea Volcano Doors Off

Feel the wind in your face and the heat of the molten lava below. This doors-off adventure is one you?ll talk about for years to come. This is perhaps the finest way to see Madam Pele's handiwork because you are exposed to the elements and become part of the scene. Plus, it is hands down the best way to photograph the volcano and surrounding areas. You?ll fly in comfort in a Hughes 500 that provides excellent visibility for all. Departing Hilo, you will skim over the beautiful and lush rainforests of the Hilo area and be treated to beautiful views of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. In addition to Kilauea Volcano, you will get a bird's eye view of lovely Rainbow Falls. Accommodates up to four persons.

Kilauea Volcano

Of all the fascinating natural phenomena present on our planet, an erupting volcano may be the one most ideally suited for viewing from a helicopter. Kilauea Volcano, on the southern flanks of Mauna Loa, has been treating visitors to ongoing eruptions for more than 20 years, and this tour will give you the most spectacular view of all. In total, you'll see five volcanoes, incredible valleys and waterfalls, white and black sand beaches, breathtaking coastlines and more. The Big Island, the largest of the Hawaiian Islands (and still growing), is a wonderland of scenic delights. You'll depart from the Kona Airport in an executive Bell 407 and, in about two hours, see enough grandeur to satiate the most avid adventurer. Accommodates up to six persons.

Volcano and Valley Landing

The Volcano and Valley Landing tour is the same tour route as the Kilauea Volcano tour with the addition of a landing at an exclusive valley location. The amazing three hour adventure features a tour of the Big Island including the current eruption activity at Kilauea Volcano, Hilo town and the rugged Hamakua and Kohala coasts with their majestic waterfalls and valleys. During the tour you will land in a remote and secluded valley for lunch. Guests can get out of the aircraft to relax, soak up the sights and enjoy a Hawaiian themed picnic lunch with local fruits, salads and sandwiches. Optional menus are available. Your Piper Chieftain is waiting upon your return to Kona to take you back to Oahu. Accommodates up to six persons.

Warbird Adventure - Mission: Pearl Harbor

Here's your chance to immerse yourself in WWII history, learn about Pearl Harbor, fly a vintage airplane and create memories to last a lifetime. This is one of the most fascinating Hawaii adventure tours available, putting you in the cockpit to survey Oahu battle sites after the attack that spurred America's entry into the war.  Mission: Pearl Harbor is an intensive, involving and historically accurate recap of the details and events of December 7, 1941.

This tour takes you back to the first days after the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. You are a member of the Aviation Detachment assigned to conduct a photo survey mission to determine the extent of the damage at Pearl Harbor and other sites around the island of Oahu. But first, you will be given a confidential briefing that describes the Japanese attack in detail and outlines your duties during this sortie. You will fly in the venerable Navy SNJ (AT-6), take pictures for the G-2 Intelligence Department, and actually fly the aircraft yourself.

There are many air tours in Hawaii, but only one warbird airplane experience. Rediscover the past and schedule your mission today.

Complimentary DVD of your flight included.

Charter Flight

When you charter one of our modern Eurocopter A-Stars, the aircraft and pilot are at your disposal. You can fly anywhere in the island chain. No need to worry about long security lines or invasive and cumbersome X-rays. In some circumstances, we can even land at the hotel or golf course of your choice.

Kalaupapa Experience - Departs Topside Molokai

Kalaupapa Experience - Departs from Island of Lanai

Among all the things you can do when in Hawaii, a visit to Kalaupapa surely ranks among the most memorable.  Here, where blessed Father Damien gave his life in his mission for Hansen's disease patients, you will come to know the devotion and historical context of the canonized saint.

Your experience begins with at the airport where your private aircraft awaits.  Without delay, you will fly in comfort to Kalaupapa, met by your guide and taken on a comprehensive ground tour.  You'll be provided with insight and understanding of a most remarkable chapter in Hawaii history.

Your aircraft awaits you at the Kalaupapa Airport and, on your private flight back to Lanai, you'll be treated to a stunning view of the Molokai sea cliffs, the highest in the world, as well as the mountains, valleys and waterfalls of this unspoiled island. The entire exclusive trip, door-to-door, will take approximately seven hours.

Box lunch and bottled water provided. You will have an opportunity to purchase snacks and authentic souvenirs.

Kalaupapa Experience - Departs Oahu

Among all the things you can do when in Hawaii, a visit to Kalaupapa surly ranks among the most memorable.  Here, where blessed Father Damien gave his life in his mission for Hansen's disease patients, you will come to know the devotion and historical context of the canonized saint.

Your experience begins with a convenient mini bus ride to the airport where your private aircraft awaits.  Without delay, you will fly in comfort to Kalaupapa, met by your guide and taken on a comprehensive ground tour.  You'll be provided with insight and understanding of a most remarkable chapter in Hawaii history.

Your aircraft awaits you at the Kalaupapa Airport and, on your private flight back to Oaha, you'll be treated to a stunning view of the Molokai sea cliffs, the highest in the world, as well as the mountains, valleys and waterfalls of this unspoiled island.  You'll then be returned to your hotel in short order.  The entire exclusive trip, door-to-door, will take approximately seven hours.

Sky & Sea Combo with Submarine Adventure

This exciting combination package gives you the spectacular half-hour Pali Makani tour and an unforgettable Atlantis Adventure, a fascinating submarine voyage off Waikiki. Combo package saves customers up to $50 per couple.

Sky & Sea Combo with Dinner Cruise

This exciting combination package gives you the spectacular half-hour Pali Makani tour and a romantic sunset cruise complete with sumptuous dinner buffet aboard the sleek Navatek, a twin-hulled vessel designed with technology to minimize wave action. Combo package saves customers up to $50 per couple.

Pali Makani Tour and Royal Dinner Cruise

This tour begins with a beautiful view of placid Keehi Lagoon and continues over historic Honolulu Harbor. Here you will see Aloha Tower, once the tallest structure on the island, as well cruise ships from distant ports. Next is downtown Honolulu, featuring the only royal palace in the country. Above the city stands Punchbowl, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The tour continues above Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island, the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor and Waikiki Beach. Beyond, you'll see Diamond Head crater from a dramatic perspective, the "Gold Coast" where multi-millionaires make their homes, and spectacular Hanauma Bay.

Rounding the east end of the island, you?ll see rugged coastline, inviting Sandy Beach and Makapuu Point and lighthouse. Your aerial tour continues over Sea Life Park, the estate where TV?s Magnum P.I. was filmed, and miles of white sand beach.

You'll be treated to a stunning view of Mount Olomana and, later, the Nuuanu Pali where King Kamehameha's warriors won a decisive battle to unite the islands.

On the Navatek portion of the Combo Package, you'll be treated to a glorious sunset repast of savory steak and lobster, plus live entertainment.

Hidden Oahu Tour and Royal Dinner Cruise

This spectacular tour shows you the very best of the island. Depending on weather conditions, the pilot will select the most suitable route to show passengers all the "must see" attractions and scenic vistas, from serene Keehi Lagoon and historic Honolulu Harbor, to Aloha Tower, Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island and world famous Waikiki Beach.

On the eastern end of the island is Hanauma Bay, the remnants of a volcanic crater that is now a marine sanctuary and popular snorkel spot. Up next come the Halona Blowhole, Sandy Beach, Makapuu Point and lighthouse, and colorful Sea Life Park.

After cruising above the powdery white sands of Waimanalo Beach, the tour continues over the gorgeous coral formations of Kaneohe Bay, distinctive Chinaman?s Hat, and then up into "Jurassic Park" valley, where a dozen major motion pictures have been filmed. The highlight of the tour is Sacred Falls, a shear and splendid 1,000-foot cascade.

On your way over Oahu's Central Plain, you'll see the world's largest agricultural maze at the Dole Pineapple Plantation and the "birthing stones" of Hawaiian royalty. Your tour concludes with a panoramic vista of Pearl Harbor.

On the Navatek portion of the Combo Package, you'll be treated to a glorious sunset repast of savory steak and lobster, plus live entertainment.

Ali'i Sacred Falls Tour and Royal Dinner Cruise

This tour is our finest offering and is far and away our most popular tour. This grand adventure includes everything in our other tours but continues on past Sacred Falls, over the Polynesian Cultural Center, one of Hawaii's most popular visitor attractions, and the Mormon Temple in Laie. You'll also see Turtle Bay, the aquaculture farms and Kahuku Point. Don't be surprised if you see humpback whales offshore here during the winter months.

The tour continues along the storied North Shore, with a dramatic view of world-renowned surfing spots including Sunset Beach, Pipeline and Waimea Bay. On your way over Oahu's Central Plain, you'll see the Dole Pineapple maze and the "birthing stones" of Hawaiian royalty. Your tour concludes with a panoramic vista of Pearl Harbor.

On the Navatek portion of the Combo Package, you'll be treated to a glorious sunset repast of savory steak and lobster, plus live entertainment.

Waikiki Spectacular 30-Minute Aerial Tour and Dolphin Snorkel Adventure

This tour begins with a sweeping vista of the resorts at Ko Olina and the marina area. Here you'll get an aerial view of the infamous Queen Anne's Revenge, Captain Jack Sparrow's ship from The Pirates of the Caribbean. Ships of a more recent vintage occupy your next highlight, Pearl Harbor. In addition to the Navy's latest, you'll see two WWII icons, the Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri, often referred to as the "bookends of WWII." Up next is placid Keehi Lagoon, home of a variety of ocean sports, and historic Honolulu Harbor. You'll see Aloha Tower, once the tallest structure on the island, as well cruise ships from distant ports.

Next is downtown Honolulu, featuring the only royal palace in the country. Above the city stands Punchbowl, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The tour continues above Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island, the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor and Waikiki Beach. See surfers, marine life and the sparkling white sand of the world's most famous beach. At Diamond Head, you'll turn and head over Honolulu proper, the University of Hawaii campus and on up the Nuuanu Pali. Here you will get a fine view of Lulumahu Falls and a grand perspective of Honolulu.

On your return to the resort area you'll see the campus of Kamehameha Schools and Oahu's Central Plain.

Dolphin Encounter - Hawaii is the ideal place to swim with dolphins. The friendly crew and fleet of boats of Ko Olina Ocean Adventures are standing by to give you the thrill of a lifetime and turn an ordinary vacation into an extraordinary experience. Our speed boats will zip you to three unforgettable sites for your adventure. Enjoy an exhilarating passive and non-intrusive encounter with wild spinner dolphins. Following your dolphin encounter, your adventure concludes with snorkeling through coral gardens among schools of brilliantly colored reef fish and exotic ocean creatures.

During the winter months, you may also be treated to the sight of humpback whales, as well as a variety of rays and Hawaiian monk seals.

Tour features complimentary hot drinks and muffins for our early morning tour, and hot and cold drinks and snacks for our mid-day tour. Lunch is served at the marina following your tour. Choice of a Hawaiian-style pulled pork, teriyaki chicken sandwich or a veggie burger, as well as fruit salad, chips, and hot and cold drinks. Bottled water is provided onboard the boat.

Our crew equips you with high quality snorkeling gear; prescription masks up to a #5 are available.


Waikiki Spectacular 30-Minute Aerial Tour and Catamaran Snorkel and Sail

This tour begins with a sweeping vista of the resorts at Ko Olina and the marina area. Here you'll get an aerial view of the infamous Queen Anne's Revenge, Captain Jack Sparrow's ship from The Pirates of the Caribbean. Ships of a more recent vintage occupy your next highlight, Pearl Harbor. In addition to the Navy's latest, you'll see two WWII icons, the Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri, often referred to as the "bookends of WWII." Up next is placid Keehi Lagoon, home of a variety of ocean sports, and historic Honolulu Harbor. You'll see Aloha Tower, once the tallest structure on the island, as well cruise ships from distant ports.

Next is downtown Honolulu, featuring the only royal palace in the country. Above the city stands Punchbowl, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The tour continues above Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island, the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor and Waikiki Beach. See surfers, marine life and the sparkling white sand of the world's most famous beach. At Diamond Head, you'll turn and head over Honolulu proper, the University of Hawaii campus and on up the Nuuanu Pali. Here you will get a fine view of Lulumahu Falls and a grand perspective of Honolulu.

On your return to the resort area you'll see the campus of Kamehameha Schools and Oahu's Central Plain.

Catamaran Sail & Snorkel - Our catamaran cruise also provides you with a chance to see dolphins up close, but you'll stay aboard rather than swim with the creatures. The catamaran snorkel adventure tour is more relaxed than the dolphin encounter, but you'll still have ample opportunity to see gorgeous coral reefs and the colorful fish that inhabit the area. After seeing the dolphins, you'll visit two snorkel spots including "Turtle Town", a natural turtle cleaning station. You'll watch the ever friendly green sea turtles gather to get their shells and skin cleaned by algae-eating reef fish.

During the winter months, you may also be treated to the sight of humpback whales, as well as a variety of rays and Hawaiian monk seals.

Tour features complimentary hot drinks and muffins for our early morning tour, and hot and cold drinks and snacks for our mid-day tour. Lunch is served at the marina following your tour. Choice of a Hawaiian-style pulled pork, teriyaki chicken sandwich or a veggie burger, as well as fruit salad, chips, and hot and cold drinks. Bottled water is provided onboard the boat.

Our crew equips you with high quality snorkeling gear; prescription masks up to a #5 are available.

Circle Island Spectacular 60-Minute Aerial Tour and Dolphin Snorkel Adventure

Circle Island Spectacular - Get a bird's eye view of Pearl Harbor and the bookends of WWII, the Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri.  You'll see historic Honolulu harbor, bustling Aloha Tower Marketplace and downtown Honolulu, as well as Punchbowl, the National Cemetery of the Pacific.  The tour continues above Ala Moana Beach Park, Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head Crater.  Then it's out to pristine Hanauma Bay, inviting Sandy Beach and Makapuu Point and Lighthouse.  You'll see the gorgeous coral formations of Kaneohe Bay, distinctive Chinaman's Hat and "Jurassic Park" valley.  The highlight of the tour is Sacred Falls, a shear, thousand foot cascade.  Next you'll fly over the Polynesian Cultural Center, lovely Turtle Bay and world renowned surfing spots on the storied North Shore.  You'll also fly over Kolekole Pass, the route Japanese warplanes flew on their date with infamy in 1941.  No other tour in Hawaii offers you this combination of beauty and history.

Dolphin Encounter - Hawaii is the ideal place to swim with dolphins. The friendly crew and fleet of boats of Ko Olina Ocean Adventures are standing by to give you the thrill of a lifetime and turn an ordinary vacation into an extraordinary experience. Our speed boats will zip you to three unforgettable sites for your adventure. Enjoy an exhilarating passive and non-intrusive encounter with wild spinner dolphins. Following your dolphin encounter, your adventure concludes with snorkeling through coral gardens among schools of brilliantly colored reef fish and exotic ocean creatures.

During the winter months, you may also be treated to the sight of humpback whales, as well as a variety of rays and Hawaiian monk seals.

Tour features complimentary hot drinks and muffins for our early morning tour, and hot and cold drinks and snacks for our mid-day tour. Lunch is served at the marina following your tour. Choice of a Hawaiian-style pulled pork, teriyaki chicken sandwich or a veggie burger, as well as fruit salad, chips, and hot and cold drinks. Bottled water is provided onboard the boat.

Our crew equips you with high quality snorkeling gear; prescription masks up to a #5 are available.

Circle Island Spectacular 60-Minute Aerial Tour and Catamaran Snorkel and Sail

Circle Island Spectacular - Get a bird's eye view of Pearl Harbor and the bookends of WWII, the Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri.  You'll see historic Honolulu harbor, bustling Aloha Tower Marketplace and downtown Honolulu, as well as Punchbowl, the National Cemetery of the Pacific.  The tour continues above Ala Moana Beach Park, Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head Crater.  Then it's out to pristine Hanauma Bay, inviting Sandy Beach and Makapuu Point and Lighthouse.  You'll see the gorgeous coral formations of Kaneohe Bay, distinctive Chinaman's Hat and "Jurassic Park" valley.  The highlight of the tour is Sacred Falls, a shear, thousand foot cascade.  Next you'll fly over the Polynesian Cultural Center, lovely Turtle Bay and world renowned surfing spots on the storied North Shore.  You'll also fly over Kolekole Pass, the route Japanese warplanes flew on their date with infamy in 1941.  No other tour in Hawaii offers you this combination of beauty and history.


Catamaran Sail & Snorkel - Our catamaran cruise also provides you with a chance to see dolphins up close, but you'll stay aboard rather than swim with the creatures. The catamaran snorkel adventure tour is more relaxed than the dolphin encounter, but you'll still have ample opportunity to see gorgeous coral reefs and the colorful fish that inhabit the area. After seeing the dolphins, you'll visit two snorkel spots including "Turtle Town", a natural turtle cleaning station. You'll watch the ever friendly green sea turtles gather to get their shells and skin cleaned by algae-eating reef fish.

During the winter months, you may also be treated to the sight of humpback whales, as well as a variety of rays and Hawaiian monk seals.

Tour features complimentary hot drinks and muffins for our early morning tour, and hot and cold drinks and snacks for our mid-day tour. Lunch is served at the marina following your tour. Choice of a Hawaiian-style pulled pork, teriyaki chicken sandwich or a veggie burger, as well as fruit salad, chips, and hot and cold drinks. Bottled water is provided onboard the boat.

Our crew equips you with high quality snorkeling gear; prescription masks up to a #5 are available.
Cancellation Policy: Makani Kai Helicopters has a 72-hour cancellation policy. Customers cancelling flight within 72 hours of their selected tour may be charged for their flight. Please call us at (877) 255-8532 at least five days prior to your tour to confirm your hotel pick up address and time. Open Seating passengers weighing in excess of 250 pounds may be charged an additional fee equal to one-half the cost of one seat. Open Seating passengers weighing more than 300 pounds will be charged for an additional seat. Any two Open Seating passengers from the same reservation whose combined weight exceeds 430 pounds may be required to purchase a comfort seat. An individual First Class passenger's weight must not exceed 180 pounds; the combined weight of two First Class passengers must not exceed 345 pounds.
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