If you want to soak up the most impressive views of the Aloha State, there’s nothing better than a doors off helicopter tour from Oahu. With the doors wide open, you’ll be treated to unobstructed, birds’-eye views of Hawaii and a truly thrilling experience. But while a no-doors flight presents an amazing opportunity for adrenaline-junkie photographers, it might not be ideal for those who are uncomfortable with heights or prefer a more enclosed and secure environment. So, should you choose a doors on or doors off helicopter tour in Oahu?

At Honolulu Helicopter Tours, we offer flights above Oahu lasting from 18 minutes to an hour and over, giving you the chance to gain a unique perspective on this incredible island as you take to the skies with a highly experienced pilot. Our standard, ‘doors-on’ tours are truly awe-inspiring, but you can choose to fly with the doors off on many tours – including our 18-minute flight – at no additional charge. Call us today to learn more about our flight options. Keep reading to determine whether you’d be better off booking a doors on or doors off helicopter tour.

Preparing for a doors off helicopter tour in Oahu

Doors On or Doors Off Helicopter Tour in Oahu? Questions to Ask Yourself

Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to decide whether opting for the doors off is the right choice for you:

Do you have a fear of heights?

Even though we can guarantee with complete confidence that doors off flights are just as safe as flights with the doors on, we understand you may feel apprehensive about a flight with nothing separating you from the outdoors. But if you do decide to push your limits, you can rest assured you’ll arrive back in Oahu safely.

What are you looking to get out of your helicopter tour?

Are you just flying for the aerial views of Oahu? Or do you want to take to the skies to feel the thill of a helicopter flight? Most people would agree that a doors off flight is much more thrilling than a doors on flight. Doors on or off, there’s still nothing quite like soaking up the Hawaiian landscape from above.

How important are photographs?

You’ll undoubtedly capture some amazing shots of Hawaii during a helicopter tour whether the doors are open or closed. But choosing a doors off flight will give you the chance to capture unobstructed photographs of the ground below as well as provide you with more backdrops and angle opportunities. If you’re a professional photographer, opting to have the doors off is pretty much a necessity.

How important is your comfort?

Some people enjoy feeling the wind against their skin during a doors off helicopter tour from Oahu. However, other passengers prefer to avoid what can be cold temperatures by keeping the doors closed. Keep in mind that on doors off tours, the unobstructed airflow can be chilly at high altitudes – you’ll need to bring appropriate clothing.

Enjoying a doors off helicopter tour above Oahu

Learn More about Our Doors Off Helicopter Tour in Oahu

Doors on and doors off helicopter tours both have their pros and cons. If you have a slight fear of heights, prefer to avoid windy conditions, or enjoy the comfort of a secure cabin, you may want to consider booking a doors on tour. However, if you’re looking for a thrilling experience and the opportunity to capture professional-grade photographs, you’ll probably prefer our doors off helicopter tour in Oahu. At Honolulu Helicopter Tours, we’ll gladly plan a trip that aligns with your preferences and exceeds your expectations. Book your tour today or call us for more information.