Your tour begins at the Turtle Bay Resort on the island’s famous North Shore, where you’ll receive a safety briefing and prepare to board the 4-passenger, MD500 helicopter. The chopper is a replica of the one flown by T.C. in the television series Magnum P.I.—a crime drama from the 1980s that was set right here on Oahu.
Over the course of the tour, imagine yourself hunting down clues and leads like Tom Selleck in the show, and soar high above sandy Sunset Beach and the surfers at Waimea Bay. Looking down on the central valley, take photos of the famous Dole Plantation and its enormous pineapple maze, before flying directly above Pearl Harbor and the USS Missouri. You’ll buzz the shoreline of Waikiki like the opening scene of the show, and see the 1,000-foot (305-meter) Sacred Falls as it splashes its way down the mountains.
Finally, no flight based on Magnum P.I. would be complete without viewing the Robin’s Nest, a vast oceanfront estate that was the property of Robin Masters.
Optional upgrades are available as follows:
Doors off: Experience the added rush of adrenaline when the helicopter doors are removed.
Landing: Make a scenic landing in the Ko’olau Mountains above the Kualoa Ranch, where you can take photos of the scenery and views looking out from the ridge.