I selected Safari Helicopters primarily based on their safety record and also for their ECO-Tour package that allows them to land on Waimea Canyon property owned by Keith Robinson. Keith will educate you about the islands native plants that are struggling to survive the onslaught of invasive non-native plants, goats, and wild hogs.
This was the first time that my wife and I have been on a helicopter and it was truly a remarkable experience. We had very good service from the initial scheduling with the front desk, the driver that took us to the helipad, and from the pilot (Donald). The entire staff couldn't have been any better prepared or in a happier mood.
We enjoyed the terrific views of the entire island thanks to the weather being simply perfect. Kauai doesn't disappoint. There isn't a bad seat on the helicopter. We were in the back row. My wife sat on the left side window and I was next to her and we both had exceptional views.
Donald, our pilot, was very entertaining and provided just enough commentary during the flight. He was very personable and kept us laughing with his jokes. The entire group of passengers responded well to him and kept things moving along. He's a very accomplished pilot and we felt safe during the flight and both takeoffs and landings.
Our trip back from the helipad went smoothly and we were not pressured to buy anything extra once we arrived back at the office.
I would highly recommend Safari Helicopters Kauai as a wonderful way to see the island from the air.
Mahalo for the great service, keeping us safe, and allowing us to enjoy every minute of the Kauai experience on 9/12/2011.
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