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“Excellent experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Air Ventures Hawaii - Private Tours

Air Ventures Hawaii - Private Tours
3651 Ahukini Road, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
+1 808-651-0679
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Ranked #21 of 45 Activities in Lihue
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Air Ventures invites you to experience a unique and comfortable airplane tour of some of the most spectacular scenery you will ever see. Sit back and relax while your professional pilot and our specially designed, brand new Airvan, gently escort you to breathtaking vantage points around the diversely intriguing Island of Kauai. View the lush valleys and jagged cliffs of the NaPali Coast, the picturesque Waimea Canyon, cascading waterfalls and miles of Kauai's scenic beaches. Air Ventures now offer Waco Bi-Plane tours. THE ONLY OPEN COCKPIT BI-PLANE RIDE ON KAUAI! The YMF-5 is specifically designed to carry a pilot and two passengers. While the pilot operates the controls from the rear, our passengers sit side-by-side in the comfortable OPEN cockpit. We provide each passenger with a nostalgic cloth helmet and goggles, along with a modern headset that provides continuous two-way communications with the pilot.
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

For our 10th anniversary, we wanted to do something really special and memorable and Tropical Biplanes did not disappoint! While helicopter tours are all over the island and have their benefits, a trip into the skies in a biplane is like no other. Snoopy 2 (red Waco plane call sign) is a beautiful machine that provides a one of a kind view...talk about having the best seat in the house, the wind in your face and a really unique tour with an absolutely fantastic guide. Kevin knows his stuff, is an excellent pilot and tour guide to boot. He took the time to not only point out the memorable sites but to provide some history and context behind them. A really cool tour that is great for couples. I can't recommend him enough!

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“Highly Recommend!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We chose Air Ventures for our air tour recently based on recommendations on Trip Advisor. We arrived to the airport early for our tour, checked in, weighed in with everything we were planning to take on the tour, and hung out until it was time to go. There are several other companies housed in the same building as Air Ventures. There are restrooms nearby as well. Our pilot, Harry, introduced himself to the four of us taking the tour with him that day. He was very nice and reassured us the strong winds would not be an issue. He said he had four years of experience and thousands of flights under his belt, so we felt at ease. We took a group photo with him and the plane in the background (they e-mailed it to us right away!), then he strategically seated us in the plane, most likely to even out the weight. It was nice having such a small group. The plane is newer looking but had a few small tears in the seats. Otherwise, nice but small. We were each provided head phones so we could hear Harry's narrative tour of the island. I took lots of photos and they turned out great! Make sure you wear a dark color shirt if you're a shutter bug. It was more amazing than we ever dreamed, and we had been on a cruise around the island previously, and driven from one end of the island to the other several times. The air tour really put things in perspective, and it was neat to see things we would have never seen by car. We learned a great deal about the island from Harry, and even though we were pre-warned parts of the ride would be very bumpy (and they were) we would not hesitate to go again, or recommend this trip to anyone!

Visited March 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

We were able to see so much more of Kauai than by land. Our pilot was great. Even did some whale watching. A "must" for this island.

Visited March 2013
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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“Excellent breath-taking views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Highly recommended especially if you are not familiar with the island. The pilot did a great job of pointing out places that we could visit more closely later on. He also took time to look for and found some whales! Breath-taking views you can't experience anywhere else!

Visited February 2013
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Upland, California
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“Fantastic views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

The entire staff was a pleasure to deal with and made this an experience we will never forget. Harry was very informative and made sure we all had a clear view of the sights below. It was a very windy day but he made sure we experienced as little turbulence as possible. I would highly recommend this as a "must do" on the island. It was a lot of fun!

Visited March 2013
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