We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Island Helicopters

PO Box 831, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808 245 8588
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #10 of 36 Activities in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Write a Review

455 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    391
    36
    14
    4
    10
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

After reading a few reviews, I was hesitant and afraid of I not having a "good seat". The helicopter is two rows, 3 people in the front (one of them the pilot) and 4 people in the back. I sat next to the window behind the pilot. I regret not remembering his name as he was wonderful and knowledgeable. It... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cairns, Australia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed the Jurassic Falls landing helicopter ride. We really appreciated that the front desk ladies were able to book us onto this flight last minute, after a different helicopter mob cancelled our flight. The ride was fairly smooth and we had perfect weather during our ride. The landing was very cool and we got to spend a bit... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phuket, Thailand
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Thanks to our waiter we got the shuttle to the small mall next to kalapakki beach and got the hour long flight for half the price of the ship cost. Only 230 dollars each for an hours ride and ask for seats up front. The pilot was very professional and we both felt very safe. Considering 70% of the island... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It is pricey but so worth it. This was our favorite thing we did on the island, unforgettable. The pilot was also very kind and knowledgeable.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York, New York, United States
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My first time ever on a helicopter and they were so reassuring. I mean the views you get of Kauai from up in the sky are unbelievable. The lush green mountains and waterfalls are all over- you feel like your in Jurassic park. The fact that they are the only ones that can land at the waterfall also makes it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This tour was amazing. It was my fist helicopter flight and it couldn't have been any better. Our pilot was knowledgeable and professional. The stop at the Jurassic Park Falls was spectacular. The entire flight was amazing. It was the highlight of our trip. We will definitely be back. Thank you for the amazing hospitality.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We picked this tour because it was the only one that offered a landing at Jurassic Falls. It was a bit more expensive and for that reason and I'm not convinced it was worth it. I actually think a fly by for less money would have been sufficient but if you're set on landing and spending a few minutes taking... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
islandhelicopters, Owner at Island Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We also fly a tour that does not land; it is discounted on line on Sundays and most often on Thursdays. As well, we fly the shorter (without the landing) tour at special times every day along with our Jurassic Falls Landing Adventure. We pay landing fees to the landowner as well as provide flora/fauna... More

San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were a group of 6 and each one of us thought this was the highlight of our week long stay on Kauai We landed at the amazing waterfall which I very highly recommend We've done other helicopter tours, one other on Kauai, and this was so special. A definite must do? Our pilot Isaac was wonderful- very confident, outgoing,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I booked this tour as it was the only one to offer landing at the 'Jurassic Falls' as this is one of my husbands favourite films. We were not disappointed! We were sat in the back row alongside another couple and we were both able to capture beautiful photos whilst flying over the island. Being able to land at Jurassic... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

This could have easily been the highlight of my vacation but instead it was the worst decision I made. The only reason I took the tour was to get amazing pictures, that was 95% of why I took this tour. Instead I got great narration and awesome scenic views but my position in the copter did not offer the opportunity... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
islandhelicopters, Owner at Island Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you Robin, for your compliments about our tour; however, your criticisms are somewhat bewildering as we do not advertise our air tour as a photo flight. We offer a sightseeing tour by air at the best price available on Kauai, flying you through the Waimea Canyon and into the valleys of the Napali Coast (most companies fly over the... More

Been to Island Helicopters? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Island Helicopters?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing