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Island Helicopters

PO Box 831, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808 245 8588
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Ranked #8 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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DC
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155 reviews 155 reviews
15 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This is a tough review to write because I really wanted to love Island Helicopter's Jurassic Park ride. Unfortunately, after reflecting for a couple weeks, I realized that several elements made it one of the more disappointing parts of our Hawaiian vacation. In the end, it is less expensive and more fun to see Kauai's sites from ground level on... More

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Sacramento, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We took our mom for her 75th birthday to Kauai. While there we took a helicopter tour of the island with Island Helicopters. Our pilot's name was Warren. He has over 30 years experience. I highly recommend him! He is so knowledgeable about the history of the island, and a narrative voice that compares to Morgan Freeman! He maneuvered the... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The staff at Island Helicopters is first rate, very helpful & accommodating. I booked my family of 4 of us & spoke to pretty much all the large helicopter tour companies on the island, Blue Hawaiian, Jack Harter, Safari, etc., & Island helicopters was the only one that wasn't going to require me to buy an extra seat, because of... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was a last minute tour and I am so glad we spent the money to experience Kauai from the air! The scenery is utterly amazing. You read about it and you see it from the ground, but to experience it from the air is indescribable...the vastness, the waterfalls, the jagged sea cliffs, the canyons. Don't limit yourself to one... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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248 reviews 248 reviews
22 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a beautiful island and a helicopter tour is a great way to see it. Your experience on the tour greatly depends on where you sit. Two people sit up front next to the pilot and four sit in the back. If you're in the back and in the middle you don't see as much as the person sitting... More

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islandhelicopters, Owner at Island Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. As you stated in your post, a helicopter tour is a great way to see our beautiful island. Only the helicopter can bring you up close to some of our spectacular waterfalls, fly you through the Waimea Canyon, and into the valleys of the Napali Coast and Mt. Waialeale Crater.... More

Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The only helicopter company that's allowed to land at the famous Jurassic Falls! Worth every penny. After you land at the falls and take your pictures, the tour continues for another 50 minutes or so. You see the Na Pali coast, tons of other waterfalls from the air and breathtaking other views. Our pilot Warren has been flying planes and... More

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Seattle, Washington
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109 reviews 109 reviews
22 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We booked for one hour tour for two people and we were charged $380; it looks like a little bit expensive for what they offer. We were advised to wear dark colors so we would not reflect ourselves on the windows and people could take nice pictures. That includes the pilot, however the pilot's arm is almost in all my... More

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islandhelicopters, Owner at Island Helicopters, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Our website stat4es that you will be contacted within 72 hours with a confirmation. It appears from your comments, that you submitted a reservation on a Saturday and wanted to book a 50 minute "Kauai Grand". You were apparently contacted to see if you were available to fly on Sunday as we offer a special... More

San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Jurassic Park Landing tour was so worth it. It was an easy walk from the helicopter landing spot to the base of the falls. Because only Island Helicopters is the only one who has permission to land, it is only the customers on the tour at the time that are at the waterfall. . . .no fighting the crowds... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I cannot recommend this trip highly enough. The flight was smooth and we had fantastic views from most angles. The soundtrack as we flew over Kauai was a nice touch. We landed at the Jurrasic waterfall, well worth the extra money. We had a beautiful day so had spectacular views over the Napali Coast. A must do in Kauai!

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Morgan Hill, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

I highly suggest you do this tour...... and do it first on your trip. It helps lay out for you key areas to visit later in the trip. Aside from that, it was amazing! Excellent and professional! Beautiful scenes and awesome locations! Thanks for an awesome experience!!!!!

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