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Safari Helicopters

3225 Akahi Street, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808-246-0136
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Ranked #8 of 46 Activities in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Tours, Adventure
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great experience. Highly recommended. Very smooth ride and quite peaceful. You see sites that can't be seen any other way. Really gives you a unique impression of this beautiful island . Safari was first rate. Our trip was cancelled two days in a row due to unusual weather conditions but the company was upfront and were honest about not just... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Do this trip early in your stay to have a quick overview of the entire Island. The information on the trip was excellent. They are well organized. I would definitely recommend this company for the helicopter ride.

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boulder city, nv
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Crammed six of us so two did not get window seats and hard to get good photos. Be sure to get discount either online or with coupon. Next flight had only two passengers and wondered if it was private or poor scheduling for more enjoyable seating.

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

This was a group of six so someone had to sit in the middle in the backseat; however, the middle seats are only 18 inches from Mega-windows and have great views. All the helicopters on the island that carry six passengers have two seats in the middle away from the windows. An operator on another island carries six passengers and... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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153 reviews 153 reviews
36 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

What a great way to see the beautiful landscape. It's not cheap, it's $185/person. But they did a great job. The tour was organized and safe and we were in the air for about an hour. It's not something I'd do every time to go to this island, but I'm really glad I experienced it.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were a little hesitant to book this tour, because of the hefty price and the fact that the last time my husband took a helicopter tour, not Safari, he had a hot dog for a pilot and got sick and scared. Not to worry this time. We decided to do it, knowing if we didn't, we would regret it.... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We were impressed from the moment we stepped into the office. The receptionist was so nice and Sherril, the pre flight guide, was so funny that we felt like we got a comedy show before our tour! Our pilot, Buffy, was friendly and knowledgeable and made sure we were all comfortable throughout the tour. I would recommend a Safari helicopter... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

OK so not cheap but neither is getting to Hawaii and this really is the best way to see parts of the island unreachable by any other means. This operator was excellent, very friendly and efficient and fully recommended,

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Rueschlikon, Switzerland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

After some surf to chose the best helicopter tour of Kauai, we found the Safari Helicopters one. Despite the "5 days in advance reservation", we called yesterday and we got the possibility to join the 9:30 am tour. The lady at the call-center was amazingly nice, and although we had some issues with weight and height conversion (from Kg to... More 

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Rohnert Park, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I cannot say enough about Safari Helicopters! Love everyone there! So friendly and caring I felt like I had known the forever. Michelle the beautiful gal at the front desk is great! Love her! Everyone was so much fun, they were very knowledgeable, funny, and you could tell they love their job. It's the only way to see all of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

The helicopter tour in Kauai was one of our favorite excursions of our two-week Hawaiian honeymoon. The cost was less than other company outings (sign up online for a discount!) and the pilot and pre-flight guide were funny and super friendly. We knew that we had done our share of hiking, etc. during the rest of our trip, so we... More 

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