Air Ventures Hawaii
Private Tours • Air Tours
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9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
About
Experience a 60 minute air tour of some of the most spectacularly beautiful scenery you will ever see. Air Ventures Hawaii offers 3 unique options for flight travel around the beautiful island of Kauai. Board our 6 passenger G-8 Airvan for breathtaking views of our diversely landscaped Island of Kauaii. During your 60-minute flight, you will view, from your large bubble window, the lush valleys, picturesque Waimea Canyon, cascading waterfalls, miles of Kauai's scenic beaches, as well as the magnificent Kalalau cathedrals of the NaPali Coast. For a more private air tour we offer a Cessna 182 affording the same awe inspiring views, but with only two or three passengers per flight on your 60-minute tour. Air Ventures Hawaii also offers you the ride of a lifetime in our 60-minute air tour in Kauai's only open cockpit bi-plane, our YMF-5 Classic Aircraft. While the pilot operates the controls from the rear, our passengers sit side-by-side in the comfortable OPEN cockpit. Each passenger has the option of wearing a nostalgic cloth helmet and goggles, together with a modern headset providing continuous two-way communication with the pilot.
Lihue, Hawaii

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Travelers' Choice
2022

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Stephanie B
4 contributions
Apr 2022
What a cool experience! Ray and his wife were very welcoming, organized and attentive during the check-in process, and made sure everyone felt safe and informed before we took off (and made sure we left on schedule). The air tour itself was spectacular - we got lucky and went on a beautiful day with limited clouds, so had amazing views of the entire island. We started by flying over the south side of the island, into Waimea Canyon, then the Napali Coast, followed by a little bit of the North Shore and ended with flying over Wailua Falls. Ray was an expert pilot and shared his knowledge of the island’s history with us throughout the journey. 10/10 experience - I’d recommend this tour to anyone!
Written April 15, 2022
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Ambassador812802
Bel Air, MD1 contribution
Apr 2022
Fantastic! The stunning views were exceeded only by Ray's great narration and experienced piloting! The large glass windows and Ray's skill in getting us close to Kauai's terrain that is not accessible any other way afforded a priceless experience. The cabin air was comfortable and they even provided cold towels and water bottles for each to ease any motion sickness. This is SO MUCH LESS than helicopter rides and you see every bit as much, possibly more! Strongly recommend this outfit. We'll come again!
Written May 8, 2022
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sfanatic1234
1 contribution
Jun 2022
Me and my friend got the private flight for 2 people, I cannot tell you how much the extra 50 dollars per person is worth it. Ray was the best pilot and person I have ever been around the 2 person experience was awesome and we were much more comfortable and in the air. Views were amazing and they cater to you excellently. Service was fantastic and the people were more than happy do help.
Written June 4, 2022
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airventures
Mahalo for taking the time to post this glowing review of Ray and the entire staff! Meeting the two of you was a great experience for us, as well. When you fly with us we strive to treat you as a member of our ohana (family) and Ray loves showing people with an appreciation of nature's beauty just how magnificent our "Island Paradise" is from above! Feel free to stop by any time to say, 'Hi".
Written June 4, 2022
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deepumaragal
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
Ray, the pilot was excellent and flyed through many views of the entire Kauai island - many water falls, Canyons, Napali Coast. The views on Napali coast in North-West were awesome. I highly recommend anyone visiting Kauai to view Napali coast views either through air or boat or hike (permit needed). Canyons can be visited by car.
Written April 20, 2022
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Brumiko
Los Angeles, CA20 contributions
Nov 2021
From the first contact through the flight we couldn't have been happier with the decision to choose Air Ventures Hawaii to tour Kauai by air! We saw online that everything was booked but decided to call just in case. Good that we did. Although there was not an opening, Jill worked hard to figure out how they could accommodate our schedule! What a gem she is! Eventually we scheduled with her Husband Ray to take the 2 of us up in a Cessna for a private tour. Turns out Ray was a career pilot for United who started this company in retirement. We were blown away by the level of service, attention to safety and thoughtfulness to make sure we felt comfortable and had an amazing experience. Our flight exceeded all of our expectations. Ray provided so much insight on the island and specifically highlighted details. Like so many days on Kauai there was a bit of rain but we successfully kept one step ahead of it and were chased by rainbows!! It was just incredible. We were able to view the whole island including waterfalls, Napali Coast (we now know were the best paths, beaches and sea caves are), Waimea Canyon North Shore and gardens. But the best thing is that the whole experience seemed like we were being guided by a good friend. It was really a rare experience!
Written December 2, 2021
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sriramprasathkumar
Phoenix, AZ1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Family
Air ventures are really good at this touring services. Both Jill and Ray are extremely helpful in making customers happy, comfortable with the flight etc., Absolutely I would recommend for anyone who wants to take an aerial tour of Kauai.
Written March 19, 2022
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PastorTye
1 contribution
Aug 2022
I'm an airplane nut, and let the young man know that he could take us in some spots that the average tourists might not appreciate. And as luck would have it the weather was a little socked in with low visability. Not only was I confident in our pilot's skil level, but I was impressed with his use of several devices that gave us information on weather and air traffic. Caden was friendly and knowelegable and we enjoyed our experience greatly.
Written September 2, 2022
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Peggy C
Monroe, OR13 contributions
Nov 2022
My partner and I took the Big Kahuna aerial tour of Kauai. Our captain, Makana, took us on a smooth flight, showed us all the highlights of Kauai, making sure both sides of the plane got to see everything. He brought us down in the smoothest landing I have ever experienced. I highly recommend AirVentures!
Written November 19, 2022
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BackPacker601269
1 contribution
May 2022
My flight around Island was excellent, our pilot Ray was very experienced in both flying and the Island below. going on an airplane ride and not helicopter is a good choice airplane flies much slower so you get to spend more time flying around. I was running a little late getting back to cruise ship, Ray gave me a ride back in his personal vehicle. Great Folks highly recommend
Written May 10, 2022
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rlfuselier
Castle Pines, CO1 contribution
Nov 2021
Everyone at Air Adventures was extremely professional and fun to talk with.Our pilot Nate was very smooth on both takeoff and landing as well very knowledgeable in the locations and history of the island. I would absolutely recommend flying with them and hope I can have an opportunity to use them in the future!!
Written November 11, 2021
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