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Address: 3225 Akahi Street, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: +1 808-246-0136
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Description: For 26 years Safari has been taking people on helicopter tours to the...
For 26 years Safari has been taking people on helicopter tours to the inaccessible wonders of Kauai. Guest safety and satisfaction are Safari Helicopters top priority. Take an air tour with Safari Helicopters to find out why they've been named best of Kauai 3 years in a row.
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Absolutely worth every penny!

There were four of us, first time to Hawaii. This was a highlight excursion! Fabulous, splendid and very breath taking!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

There were four of us, first time to Hawaii. This was a highlight excursion! Fabulous, splendid and very breath taking!

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Woodinville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This helicopter tour was the highlight of our trip to Kauai. We loved everything about the tour and the music was perfect. Since getting our DVD, we've watched it several times to bring back the wonderful feelings we experienced over Kauai. We have told anyone who would listen, and might be going to Hawaii, that they should NOT miss taking... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I was miserable the entire time. I took Dramamine just in case but I usually don't have an issue with bad motion sickness. Five minutes into the flight I was puking my guts out. Granted, I have a unique experience as I didn't get to enjoy the view but some things after the fact bugged me a bit. I had... More 

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Paul M, Chief Pilot at Safari Helicopters, responded to this review

It is very unusual for someone to become ill that early into a flight. At that portion of the flight there is rarely any turbulence. We can encounter turbulence during other portions of the flight because of the wind passing over the mountains, but the pilots are able to adjust the way they fly when it is encountered. We do... More 

Marblehead, Massachusetts
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99 reviews 99 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This was our 2nd trip to Kauai and our 1st time viewing by helicopter! I highly recommend it! The beautiful, lush scenery and hidden waterfalls are inspiring. The Safari team made our visit ideal from the first moment on checking in to the last touchdown at the air strip. A great, professional attraction!

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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The staff was excellent from the reception to the van, to the pilot. I took the waterfalls tour and saw some awesome sceneries of Kauai. The helicopter had windows at the front bottom which was a bonus to see the beautiful scenery below. They circle around water falls for all to get a better view.Very comfortable well balanced and good... More 

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Metairie, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you go to Kauai, HI you should treat yourself to a helicopter tour of the island. My wife and I along with another couple picked Safari Helicopters. It was an excellent choice. They picked us up at the pier and took us to their office for check-in and safety briefing. We were also introduced to Jimmy the Chicken (you... More 

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tubbyl0ve
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I am not big fan of flying but thought this was a really cool experience. It is the best way to see Kauai and get to see some unforgettable scenery. (We flew into an inactive volcano that is now the wettest spot on earth!). Julia was a great guide. We loved her sense of humor and her ability to not... More 

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Grandville, MI
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162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We took the waterfalls tour. Take off is very smooth, along the south coast, along the Napali coast and into Waimea canyon, then north up to Hanalei bay then it was clear enough for us to get into the wettest spot on earth: Mount Waialeale where there were many waterfalls along the inside. The safety instruction with Sherell was great---he's... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I did this on our first full day in Kauai and I am so glad we did. This is a locally owned company (support local!) and the service from the very beginning to the very end was superb! We arrived early and the woman at the reception desk was very sweet and helpful- she gave us a... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This was our first Hawaii trip and we visited Kauai and Maui islands for 9 days. Without doubt, the helicopter tour of the Kauai island turned out to be the best among all the amazing experiences we had. We were fortunate to have a bright and sunny day on our side, the day of this tour. Our pilot, Julia was... More 

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