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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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Such a friendly and accomodating staff!

I had to change my flights a few times due to scheduling conflicts but the staff never became upset but instead remained very patient and helpful. Upon arriving everyone was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Missoula, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Helicopter tours are not inexpensive, but this is the best way to see Kauai since most of the island is inaccessible by car. Our pilot, Brian, was fantastic. His calm and friendly demeanor really made us feel comfortable and well-educated about the island's sights. The reception we felt by all of the staff members was very welcoming. This company has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It's expensive (about $180/person) but it's. A super cool way to see the coast and the canyon. You get a Little adrenaline rush when you go up, it's fun. Not something you need to do every single time you're here but I recommend you try it once. :)

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I had to change my flights a few times due to scheduling conflicts but the staff never became upset but instead remained very patient and helpful. Upon arriving everyone was positive and extremely informative. The flight was incredible and we had the only female pilot on all of Hawaii! For two ladies this was inspiring and basically just rad! We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Julie was fabulous and fun!!! We got a great view of the island, and Julie was great with our children. Definitely a must-do on the island.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Really appreciated the emphasis on safety instructions pre-flight as we had one nervous flier. Great experience from arrival at office through flight. We took the Eco adventure flight with landing in Eco preservation area. It was informative and the views into the valley were amazing. Pilot gave excellent narrative throughout flight, making sure we not only saw all the points... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Sent my teens on this in the first class seats. They had a fabulous trip. Found the conditions and services to be top notch. If you are going to do a heli tour, take all the questions out of your seat assignment and visibility and book first class!

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The staff was professional and entertaining. The pilot did a great job and the views were stunning. Would highly recommend a tour with Safari.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We have had other helicopter tours in Hawaii. This was by far the most disappointing. It was very cloud so visibility was not very good. They cannot control the weather. The pilot was very dry but informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was our second helicopter tour with Safari. They are amazing! Sherill kept us totally entertained and Julia was an awesome pilot. We will recommend Safari to everyone we know!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Our first helicopter experience ever, and it was outstanding. From Terri and Wayne in the front office to the delightful and witty Sherell on transport to pilot Brian, we enjoyed everyone we met through Safari. Professional, friendly and personable, they made every moment count. We took the afternoon flight with the landing at the ecological preserve owned by a local... More 

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