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Safari Helicopters

3225 Akahi Street, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808-246-0136
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Ranked #7 of 37 Activities in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I booked the delux waterfall safari on line with no problems at all from my wife & I. I also took up the offer of half price front seats that was made afterwards. After checking in, we were kept highly entertained by the guy (sorry, but didn't catch his name) providing our safety briefing & acting as driver from the... More

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A great (really the only) way to experience the island of Kauai in all its diversity. Amazing views, smooth ride, nice people. We had Buffy as our pilot - she was wonderful: very knowledgable and informative (and at the same time, not needing to be the center of attention by talking at us the whole time). She frequently checked on... More

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Milan, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We did a tour in Kauai with Safari helicopters and one in big island with blue hawaian. Both of them were very worthy, but the safari one was also very funny thanks to our pilot Buffy and the amazing crazy guide SHIRREL! He introduces you lowering the tension of flying but also making you feel safe. Kauai from above is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This morning, after reviewing every helicopter tour company in Kauai I decided to make reservations with Safari; for tomorrow morning. About two hours after I had made reservations I received a call from Safari telling us they had someone cancel for today and wanted to know if my wife and I wanted to fill the empty spot. We accepted and... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This experience is totally a "must do"!! we loved it. The staff is realy nice, they explained everything perfect, and the trip is long enough to see the important points of view without hurry. Moreover they have chosen a lovely soundtrack for all trip! you will enjoy it, sure!!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We did the Waterfall Helicopter trip and it was awesome. This was only the second time either of us had been on a helicopter so there was some trepidation but we were made to feel really safe with Sharelle (our ground supporter) and Bryan the pilot. The magnificence of the scenery was reinforced by the music which played over the... More

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North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The experience was good for a first time. The pilot made a great effort to make everyone feel safe. His flying skills were impressive, very smooth. You can't beat the scenery. Only issue was, I had an inside, non-window seat. The view does get restricted, especially if you are taking pictures. One guest in the front seat disregarded the companies... More

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Denver, CO
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I had to take a hard swallow when signing the credit card slip at the shop before we went...but this one is cheaper than some others, and ultimately it was SO worth it. We spent 5 days on Kauai, but I felt like this gave us the best overview and "experience" of the island. Pilot was fun and knowledgeable, accommodating... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I have owned a travel agency for 25 years and have used this company for several clients. When I took my cousins and the other agency owner - for a total of 6 people - on a helicopter tour of Kauai, we chose to book with Safari. Unfortunately, the reservation process before arriving in Kauai was difficult and I found... More

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

We inform all our passengers that we need to download the video chip to our video computer in order to burn copies including keeping them on file for several weeks. The video confirms the flight was not 45 minutes but longer as advertised. This person is in complete error. Being a travel agent, one would already know that a company... More

Quito, Ecuador
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
42 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was our 1st helicopter ride but I am a private pilot and fly little cessnas. A helicopter was similar to a small plane but honestly more enjoyable since it was able to get into places a plane couldn't. Seeing the island from a helicopter was definitely a treat but what really made the trip for us was our excellent... More

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