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Island Helicopters

PO Box 831, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808 245 8588
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Ranked #10 of 37 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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

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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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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

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Kauai, Hawaii
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This was my husband's and my first helicopter ride. We were very excited until we were boarded on the helicopter. We were assigned seats 5 & 6. Seat 5 is the middle back and seat 6 is the right window. They place the heaviest passengers in the two back middle seats so therefore the people in the back window seats... More

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islandhelicopters, Owner at Island Helicopters, responded to this review

We would like to first, than you and your husband for flying with Island Helicopters. One of the biggest challenges for all tour helicopter companies is the seating. Everyone wants what they consider to be the best seat. The A Star helicopter is the most widely used tour helicopter in the world. Our custom ceiling to floor windows provide added... More

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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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

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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

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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

Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We got Jody (Joseph) as our pilot and he was awesome! He was so knowledgable and the flight was smooth! It was cool to learn that he served as a former US helicopter pilot during Vietnam! *Salute* Jody made sure each side of the helicopter got full views of important areas as well as allowing everyone to get in plenty... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The only good thing about Island Helicopters was the really nice front office staff. Apart from that, a very bad experience! - no air conditioning in the rear of the helicopter, the entire row consisting of four people was sweating like hell - I felt very sick for the first time being on a helicopter (have already flown two times... More

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islandhelicopters, Owner at Island Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. At the beginning of each day the air conditioning levels and individual controls are check and unless a passenger or passengers notify the pilot that he or she is not receiving enough air, there is no way for the pilot to know that the passenger is uncomfortable. We are not quite certain that you did... More

Mabank, Texas, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My family and I, (wife, mother in law and sister in law) went on the Jurassic Park tour yesterday morning. We shared out helicopter with another couple. The staff were friendly, the other couple were pleasant however my wife had by far the worst seat. She was in the second row in the middle, so could see very little indeed.... More

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islandhelicopters, Owner at Island Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We appreciate all comments, even those that we may not completely agree with. Island Helicopters, like most helicopter tour companies in Hawaii, fly six passenger AStars. Our Astars have ceiling to floor glass windows and doors to provide optimum viewing that no other type of jet helicopters can offer. Weight and balance of the aircraft... More

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great trip, you got really close to the falls and the canyons etc. it really took our breath away sooo special. Fantastic value for money for the length of trip, seeing the whole island and we felt in safe hands with the company. A MUST to do when you are in Hawaii.

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