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Island Helicopters

PO Box 831, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808 245 8588
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Ranked #8 of 35 activities in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Description: The perfect way for families of all ages and abilities to see the island in detail.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

This 60 minute tour was a highlight of our trip to Kaua'i in March. We booked the day before because the forecast was for clear skies all day, and the weather was beautiful. The ride was smooth, the pilot's commentary was great, and the views were stunning!

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Racine, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I was in Kauai the first part of March, and pre-booked with Island Helicopters. We were on the Norweigen cruise and saved $$ by booking directly with Island Helicopters. Our pilot, Jody, was fantastic, such a smooth ride and he got us very close to waterfalls and craters. There were six in our party and we were all able to... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

If you go to Kauai, you must take a tour on a helicopter. Despite being a little concerned, about my stomach and flying in a whirly bird, our pilot was great. I think his name was Claude? He had a certain calmness about him which made the flight so relaxing I was able to focus on the sites and not... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Seeing is believing!!!. Our pilot is very skilled and professional. He piloted the helicopter in a way that gave us such amazing views for photography shots. The Waimea Canyons, the Jurassic falls , the Na Pali beaches and the crater and aerial view of Kauai were awesome!

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews 101 reviews
26 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

If you want to see the real beauty of Kauai, you must do it by helicopter, as most of the island is not reachable by car. This outfit is the only helicopter group with permission from the Robinson Family to land at Manawaiopuna Falls (Jurassic Park film site). Helicopter only can take 6 people plus pilot. Our pilot played excellent... More

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Malibu, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Friendly & informative staff. Made everything easy & fun. Very knowledgeable pilot. Beautiful views. Sooo amazing to be able to touch down & get out & take pictures of the waterfall! Really something special. Spectacular views of the Napali coast and Waialeale crater. Such a lush place. So green, so alive. So much appreciation for the rain that grows the... More

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Brandon, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We took a tour with Isaac this AM for a 60 minute tour. Needless to say, if you are thinking about this tour, do it - won't be sorry. Was able to get into areas you can only see by helicopter and the area is magnificent. Able to see all kinds of waterfalls. Staff are all professional and safe. Will... More

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Seattle, Washington
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I took a helicopter tour with Island Helicopters because everyone said it was a must do while on Kauai. This company was exceptional and we had a very good time. One of the few locally owned helicopter companies and landing at the Jurassic park falls was truly something to be remembered. Thank being said, I also took a boat tour... More

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islandhelicopters, Owner at Island Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We always appreciate feedback from our customers. We are in total agreement that a boat tour along the Napali Coast is a lot of fun and definitely compliments a helicopter tour of Kauai. One experience cannot be compared to the other as they are two entirely different experiences. A boat... More

12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Watch the weather then book your flight once you get to Kauai. This would be very disappointing on a cloudy/windy day. I used Island helicopters while staying at the Saint Regis due to the convenience of being the only operator out of Princeville. Very modern helicopters with a smooth ride. I went for the first class seat up front and... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This tour is simply incredible. A must do if you are in Kauai. My only regret is that the I did not go on the tour that lands at the waterfall. That is not available on Thursdays. Simply put, I have been many places in my life. Great wall of China, diving the barrier reef, Australia's great ocean road, Angkor... More

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