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“Great value, service, and experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wings Over Kauai Air Tours

Wings Over Kauai Air Tours
3651 Ahukini Rd., Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
+1 808-635-0815
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Ranked #1 of 45 Activities in Lihue
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Owner description: Climb aboard for your personalized Grand Deluxe Tour. This is the ultimate air tour of the Garden Isle. Please use the web link to go directly to our site for personalized service. We like to work with our customers to give you the best tour we can and that is best handled through the Wings Over Kauai Web Site. Mahalo, Ellen
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Mission, Canada
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“Great value, service, and experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We had a helicopter tour in mind, but after researching on Trip Advisor, it was sounding like a flight with Wings Over Kauai was the way to go. I wouldn't even consider looking any further- you won't regret booking with this company! Great value, great experience, and a company that you feel good about supporting. It was a highlight of our honeymoon- we just got home tonight and despite being up at 4 am, I'm already taking the time to spread the word about how great Bruce and the team were so that's saying something!

I booked the smaller plane. My husband was a bit nervous when we got outside and he saw how small it was, he was nervous that it would be a rougher ride, but he ended up loving it!

Here's what we loved:
Half the price of a helicopter tour.
Much less fuel consumption than a helicopter (aka more environmentally friendly!)
A knowledgeable, capable and friendly pilot - Bruce, though we've only heard great things about Josh too.
A free ride from the Anchor Cove mall -which was a quick walk or free shuttle from the cruise ship.
Friendly staff (Jennifer and Sophia were great!).
No hidden costs.
Great communication- we inquired and booked online and Ellen emailed and happily answered all of my questions.

Really no downside. Not one complaint or concern.

Plan for 2 hours from pick up to return time.

There is no way to see the beauty of Kauai from the ground, we would do this trip again and again. Mahalo to the Wings Over Kauai team for such a special and personal experience.

~ Lance and Jessika, Mission BC

Visited December 2012
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nampa
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“Tour through the air”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Amazing! The best customer service ever! Fun little extras they throw in. Friendly staff. Organized.

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Poipu, Hawaii
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“First Class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

You can stop looking for your aerial tour company NOW. Wings over Kauai is first class, incredibly polite, and most of all genuine. The detail in the fine "touches" of this very intimate experience is what took this tour for myself, my wife, and my 3 year old Keiki over the top!! Cpt. Bruce is a must have!

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Bakersfield, California
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“Fantastic way to see Kauai, knowledgable pilot, great value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

My girlfriend and I were on a cruise and decided to take a flight tour of Kauai the morning we arrived in port late November. We called a couple helicopter tour companies that were full for the day and they recommended an airplane tour with Wings Over Kauai. I'm a private fixed wing pilot so that was perfect for us, and it's also much more affordable than a helicopter tour.
I love the fact that they are a small family run business and Ellen came to pick us up free of charge from the cruise ship. Checkin was simple, quick, and it was great talking with Ellen.

Josh, a former American Airlines pilot, flew us and another couple around the entire island on a glorious clear day with only a small portion of the mountain peak covered by the ever present cloud that makes this the wettest place in the US(or planet, I can't remember). The flight lasted about an hour and was an incredible value, especially considering you can't get to most of the places we were able to see from the air, what a beautiful island!

Josh is incredibly knowledgable about Kauai and the Hawaiian islands, in addition to being a terrific pilot. All of the seats in their Gippsland G8 AirVan have active noise cancelling headsets, which made talking to each other and listening to Josh really easy(not the case in many small aircraft). Although a fixed wing airplane can't fly quite as close to some of the canyons as the helicopters, everyone gets a window seat(many helicopters are 3-4 across).

Ellen took a beautiful photo of us next to the plane, emailed it too us, and gave us a DVD with a short video montage from previous flights set to music. Overall a fantastic experience!

FYI, although we didn't do it, if you're a pilot and want hands on flying they can do a lesson in their Cessna 172.

Visited November 2012
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“AN ABSOLUTE MUST!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012 via mobile

This was highly recommended & did not disappoint! They treated us like friends & took extra care when we had concerns about motion sickness. Very informative trip. EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!

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