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Safari Helicopters

3225 Akahi Street, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808-246-0136
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Ranked #7 of 36 Activities in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Winnipeg, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were picked up at the Pride of America pier at 8:40. We got checked in at their office, were given the safety briefing and then waited for the other two passengers to arrive. When all six were ready, they drove us to the helicopter pads, we got buckled in, headphones on and took off. A side note: I had... More

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Fort Salonga, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Going on a helicopter while in Kauai is just a must. It is really breathtaking to see the views of the lush greens among many other reasons to take this tour. It was really fun and you really have a great view. My husband and one son sat in the front while my other son and I sat in the... More

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Mobile, Alabama, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We definitely wanted our first trip to the islands to be a memorable one. We had heard that a helicopter tour was the best way to see Kauai. My wife was reluctant about flying in a helicopter. The staff at Safari did a good job of putting her at ease. Our pilot, Buffy, was very professional and also very knowledgeable... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We recently went on the 60 minute helicopter tour of Kauai with Safari Helicopters. My parents had done a similar tour on their honeymoon years ago, and my dad was eager to share the experience with my brother, my husband, and myself. Our pilot was Bryan, and he was an excellent pilot and extremely knowledgeable about the island. He was... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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
1 review
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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