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Jack Harter Helicopters - Private Tours

4231 Ahukini Rd., Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808-245-3774
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Ranked #4 of 35 activities in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Jack Harter is the Originator of Helicopter Tours on Kauai. Coming to Kauai in 1962, Jack began offering helicopter tours and charter flights with a... more » Owner description: Jack Harter is the Originator of Helicopter Tours on Kauai. Coming to Kauai in 1962, Jack began offering helicopter tours and charter flights with a focus on safety and quality. Jack's dedication to these important qualities is carried on by the company's hand-picked pilots and ground crew staff that are dedicated to continuing Jack's founding principles. The company offers scenic tours in two types of helicopters: Jack Harter Helicopters' luxurious 6-passenger Eurocopter AStar helicopter features huge floor-to-ceiling windows, BOSE noise-cancelling headsets, air-conditioning, and a cabin layout that has no physical obstructions to viewing the scenery outside. For the more adventurous, their 4-passenger Hughes 500s are flown with the doors removed. There is no luxury in the Hughes 500, but the doors-off flight is very cool! (Double meaning intended!) We ask you to be aware that there are WEIGHT LIMITATIONS for all helicopter tours. The 2 front passenger seats in BOTH helicopter types have more restrictive weight limits, so the SMALLEST PASSENGERS ON ANY GIVEN TOUR ARE USUALLY SEATED IN THE FRONT SEATS. Please look at the company's website to view the aircraft seating diagrams. The company's 60 and 90-minute tours feature Kauai's beautiful Na Pali Coast, the spectacular Waimea Canyon, numerous waterfall-filled valleys including the Hanalei Valley, and Mt. Waialeale, one of the wettest places on earth. « less
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Philadelphia, PA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Doors-off was probably not the best choice for my first helicopter tour; I could not let go of the strap for the whole hour. But I managed to take some very pretty pictures with my free hand and I was very impressed with the pilot (Bob), who warned us about turbulence and made sure to circle over some of the... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We went on a helicopter tour with no doors during out stay in Kauai. The views are outstanding! We got so many amazing pictures! It gives you a great perspective of all the amazing beauty the island has to offer. Though it is expensive, this was without a doubt the best activity we did on our honeymoon in Kauai.

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Moorpark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

This was one of the top 5 things in my life we have ever done. An open door helicopter was the way to go and our pilot Jason was fantastic, very informative and an excellent pilot. Would do it again in a minute.Bravo Jack Harter helicopter tours Kauai.

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Los Altos, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I had been looking forward to this for weeks and it didn't disappoint in any way. My family were vacationing on Kauai for the first time and we wanted to do a heli flight. When I discovered Jack Harter had machines with no doors and exactly the right number of seats, I was sold! My wife and two sons (11... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My Husband and I treated ourselves to the four seater/doors off flight with "Jack Harter" during a trip to Kauai in February. 1.We are both afraid of heights and 2. Apart from a sedate flight up the Grand Canyon the previous week - we had never been in a Helicopter. We are however, both agreed that this was the most... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This was one of our favorite excursions while on our honeymoon in Kauai. We opted for the doors off experience and it was fantastic. You see the whole island and get a great overview of some of the history and must see spots. I would recommend doing this on one of the first days of the trip so you can... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

If you take this tour I can only advise you to not take it in the left rear seat! Most of the flight all I could see was the ocean while everyone else was ouuuing and awwwing at the coast. By most of the flight I mean over half an hour. Really wasn't worth looking at the back seats of... More

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Montreal
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Super helicopter ride with Harry. Great pilot and the door less ride us a must. Don't leave the island without doing this. Nothing to fear and the views are 100 times more amazing. No Jack you can't have my jacket!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I had flown in open cockpit vintage biplanes so I did not have any apprehension about flying in the Hughes 500 without doors. I was pleasantly surprised as to how smooth the Hughes aircraft handled. Seating is tight and you are seated inches from the open door so I would not recommend this flight to persons with a fear of... More

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This was so much fun and interest we did it with 2 adults and 2 kids. They had so much fun!! We would totally recommend it to people!!!

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