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Island Helicopters Kauai

#8 of 31 Tours in Lihue
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Address: 3651 Ahukini Road, #1, Lihue Airport, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: 808 245 8588
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This attraction is at Kauai Island Airport
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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The perfect way for families of all ages and abilities to see the island in...

The perfect way for families of all ages and abilities to see the island in detail.

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Bird's eye view of Kauai

Amazing way to see Kauai - especially those places inaccessible any other way. From start to finish this was an excellent trip - worth every $! The pilot, Jodie, was incredibly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Anonymous186225
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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing way to see Kauai - especially those places inaccessible any other way. From start to finish this was an excellent trip - worth every $! The pilot, Jodie, was incredibly knowledgeable and witty too. He is a very skilled pilot, flying close to mountains and waterfalls and giving the best views to take photos. If you do anything on... More 

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Thank Anonymous186225
Wayne, New Jersey
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wanted to experience this air tour of Kawaii with my husband. He has a fear of heights but wanted to experience it with me. I mentioned to the staff several times that he was afraid. The linemen just said it would be OK. They did not speak to him directly to help him feel more comfortable. They placed him... More 

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Thank Beverly M
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our family of 4's first time in a helicopter. As a gear head i loved the experience of being in a helicopter and got to sit upfront with the pilot. However since i was so focused on taking pictures it was just too much to take in all at once. We had the doors on since it was... More 

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Thank Vincent T
Oxenhope, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I travel to Kauai from the UK each year and have wanted to land at Manawaiopuna for some time. This trip is more expensive than others, but boy, is it worth it! I was amazed when numerous people, including the resort concierge, tried to talk me out of the trip by saying that it's not worth the extra expense to... More 

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Thank Crazyann
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When looking at Helicopter tours of Kauai you will notice the experience is expensive. However, if you can afford it, I highly recommend doing this. It is a great way to experience the entire island. We looked at a number of companies and chose Island Helicopters because they are well rated and they are a great value compared to their... More 

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Thank Tara K
Putney, Australia
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was fantastic. The total tour was around 85 minutes. About 20 minutes at the falls and 65 minutes flying. Flying into valleys and canyons. Many waterfalls gorges and valleys. One of them is reminiscent of the Grand Canyon formed by lava flows. The pilot was excellent and gave a great commentary. Words cannot describe the experience. I can... More 

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Thank William B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great fight covering all the island. The pilot who's name escapes me now has been living their for over 30yrs and was very knowledgeable and passionate. Highly recommended

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Thank JimiP25
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was going back and forth between choosing a doors off helicopter ride or Island Helicopters where you land at the famous waterfall from Jurassic Park. I'm so glad we decided to go with Island Helicopters. The approach and landing at the waterfall as well as the waterfall itself were unforgettable. Taking off from the falls, the pilot maneuvered the... More 

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Thank jmw345
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

YES! There are so many competing and wonderful memories from this experience. This was our first time on a helicopter, but the staff (especially pilot Isaac!) was so friendly and knowledgeable that we felt safe. We took the Jurassic Falls tour (so recommended) and I was so impressed with how close we could get to the falls. Well worth the... More 

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Thank dbloom2016
Litchfield Park, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went at 9am and on the drive over from Poipu it was rainy and ugly. We were concerned that the flight would be mostly obscured by clouds. It turned out that although fairly cloudy, it was a beautiful flight. A few times we flew into the rain, but mostly that was deep in a canyon. It was not bothersome... More 

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