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Address: PO Box 831, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: 808 245 8588
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Description: The perfect way for families of all ages and abilities to see the island...
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Captain Jodi (Vietnam vet) was outstanding and a true professional. He flew in and out of the canyons as close as you would like. Very knowledgeable and the perfect amount of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Loomis, California
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Loomis, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Captain Jodi (Vietnam vet) was outstanding and a true professional. He flew in and out of the canyons as close as you would like. Very knowledgeable and the perfect amount of time. An outstanding trip. My only issue was my wife got stuck in the middle back seat. They cram 6 in (total) pretty good (which leaves two in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

WOW! What a ride! Beautiful scenery on the Napali coast to Waimea canyon and the best of all....landing at the private( island helicopter only)landing at the bottom of the jurassic falls. The young man (unfortunately I can't remember his name now) was a superior pilot! We felt extremely safe. One of the best things on Kauai to do!

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Eatontown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We took the Jurassic Falls tour, and really enjoyed the ability to get out of the helicopter of walk around and take pictures at and in front of the waterfall from Jurassic Park. The helicopter ride wasn't over, and we got to see so many beautiful places. Not for those with weak stomachs, though there are air sickness bags.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed seeing Kauai by air. Recommend it highly. There's so much to see, that you can't get to by foot. I was a little overwhelmed trying to figure out which helicopter company to choose. I chose Island helicopter because you get out of the helicopter and view Jurassic falls. The entire experience was breathtaking.

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was great! Our pilot was only about 24 yrs old but is a seasoned pilot. They cancelled our first reservation because the weather was not right. Glad to know they don't take chances. He is friendly, very informative, answered our questions, and did a great tour. I was in the middle of 4 in the back and still had... More 

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I always wanted to do a helicopter tour in Kauai. I did not book anything in advance, and when I was in Kauai I called probably all the helicopter companies. Heidi was the nicest person and most processional. She was very nice and very helpful. Excellent communication and the best customer service.Thank you again Heidi for such a great service... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My husband and I had a great time on our helicopter tour. The tour was about an hour. We circled the whole island. It was a bit cloudy and rainy, but it did not hinder anything. The pilot plays music through the head phones and points out specific landmarks. We loved seeing the island from the air! If anyone is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I found Island Helicopters via a web search and booked directly via their website, after a couple of email exchanges to confirm a date and time. I found their staff to be very friendly and helpful, both before and on the day of the tour. Such tours are subject to the weather, but thankfully it was on my side the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We have taken our PhotoFly Travel Club members on helicopter rides in Zimbabwe, Brazil, South Africa, Big Island Hawaii, & numerous other countries and the folks at island helicopter might have taken the cake. Probably the best helicopter ride we've been on. Pilot was fantastic with some pretty impressive (and adrenaline pumping) skills. The Jurassic Falls tour (the one we... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

On our visit to Kauai, we were trying to decide between a boat trip or this helicopter tour of the island. I was a bit nervous about doing the helicopter tour as we've never been on a helicopter before and we weren't sure what to expect. I am so glad that we decided on the helicopter tour. This tour was... More 

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