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Tropical Biplanes

3651 Ahukini Rd., Lihue, Kauai, HI
+1 808-246-9123
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Ranked #22 of 37 activities in Lihue
Type: Tours
Owner description: We are located at the commuter/tour terminal of the Lihue International Airport.Air Ventures Hawaii and Tropical Bi-Planes have teamed up together... more » Owner description: We are located at the commuter/tour terminal of the Lihue International Airport.Air Ventures Hawaii and Tropical Bi-Planes have teamed up together making Air Ventures Hawaii the largest and most professional Airplane tour company on Kauai. The owners have over 60yrs of flying experience in Hawaii. « less
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Sawyer, North Dakota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We arrived on the island early Monday morning and by Tuesday afternoon we had driven up the Waimea Canyon road, out to Princeville and along the coast. Wednesday morning we arrived for our biplane air tour. It was great, showing us more of the island than we could ever see by car. It is better in the open cockpit biplane... More

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Lexington, KY
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72 reviews 72 reviews
5 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I've been to Kauai several times and have seen and done most things there. Told my wife I wanted to do something I hadn't done before. I saw the biplane flying one day and decided that would be it. The trip was simply incredible. The seating is a little snug for two, but the trip was smooth and relaxed. Even... More

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Irvine, California, United States
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

My wife and I loved our first bi plane experience, so different from sitting in an enclosed helicopter, feeling the wind on our arms, and faces when we looked out of the cockpit was fantastic. The thrill of the engine starting up and take off and landing is not to be missed, awesome job of our pilot to circle around... More

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Wahiawa, Hawaii, United States
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The pilot allowed me to fly the aircraft the majority of the flight. It was the smoothest handling aircraft that I have ever flown, stable and responsive. It felt like flying in a World War I aircraft. It was an experience of a bygone era in aviation.

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lansing MI
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

At first my wife was a little nervous about taking an open cockpit flight, but on arrival Kevin's friendly manner and professional instructions quickly dispatched her fear. In our leather hats and two way communication system, we headed down the runway for the ride of a lifetime. We did the 45 minute North route that took us along the coast,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

For our 10th anniversary, we wanted to do something really special and memorable and Tropical Biplanes did not disappoint! While helicopter tours are all over the island and have their benefits, a trip into the skies in a biplane is like no other. Snoopy 2 (red Waco plane call sign) is a beautiful machine that provides a one of a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

I must say we were incredibly impressed with Tropical Biplanes!! If you have never flown in an open cockpit plane, it is definitely a must. My wife and I went for our anniversary and it was a time we will never forget. Nick is an absolute professional. He's laid back and makes you feel right at home in the cockpit.... More

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San Diego, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

My grandson and I recently flew with Nick in his Kauai based Waco. Wonderful experience - great pilot - excellent narration - great value! And, Nick took the time to go through the features of the Waco with us. Beautiful airplane! Highly recommended.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Nick with this company completely wasted both my fiancé and my time while on our trip to the island in August 2012. We set up a time with him, which he cancelled a few hours prior (not a huge deal, things happen). He then rescheduled with us for the following day at 5pm. We drove halfway across the island only... More

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La Grange, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

We had seen advertisements for air and helicopter tours. But never expected to see a biplane tour. We took both the standard plane tour, which was wonderful also. Then we spotted the biplane sign, I had to do it! We made an appointment and my brother-in-law Joe and I went for the ride with our pilot Nick DuBay. He was... More

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