Before arriving in Hawaii we had decided that the best way to see Kauai was going to be by helicopter and if we were going to do that we should do it in style and go doors off.
On the day of the trip we were both a little apprehensive about what it was actually going to feel like being up that high in a helicopter with no doors. When we arrived at the offices of Jack Harter the ground staff were lovely and the guy giving the safety briefing was so relaxed that he put us all at ease. Once we got to the airfield and saw the size of the helicopter though the nerves were back but we had been assured that our pilot, Chris, was one of the best and having flown in war zones we were going to be in safe hands.
After being strapped into our seats, the wait on the tarmac became quite nerve-wracking but the second we took off that feeling completely disappeared. Chris gave fantastic commentary throughout the whole flight, telling us both about the island and what we were seeing, as well as about himself and his family. He was even playing Jack Johnson in the background which just added to the whole experience. Chris's catchphrase was "Alright, let's have some fun" and that is exactly what we did. He flew the helicopter down canyons, through valleys and up waterfalls - amazing.
This is an experience definitely not to be missed by anyone visiting Kauai and we would love to do it again sometime.
Thanks Chris and the whole team.
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