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Jack Harter Helicopters - Tours

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Address: 4231 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1262
Phone Number: 808-245-3774
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Jack Harter is the Originator of Helicopter Tours on Kauai. Coming to Kauai...

Jack Harter is the Originator of Helicopter Tours on Kauai. Coming to Kauai in 1962, Jack began offering helicopter tours and charter flights with a focus on safety and quality. Jack's dedication to these important qualities is carried on by the company's hand-picked pilots and ground crew staff that are dedicated to continuing Jack's founding principles. The company offers scenic tours in two types of helicopters: Jack Harter Helicopters' luxurious 6-passenger Eurocopter AStar helicopter features huge floor-to-ceiling windows, BOSE noise-cancelling headsets, air-conditioning, and a cabin layout that has no physical obstructions to viewing the scenery outside. For the more adventurous, their 4-passenger Hughes 500s are flown with the doors removed. There is no luxury in the Hughes 500, but the doors-off flight is very cool! (Double meaning intended!) We ask you to be aware that there are WEIGHT LIMITATIONS for all helicopter tours. The 2 front passenger seats in BOTH helicopter types have more restrictive weight limits, so the SMALLEST PASSENGERS ON ANY GIVEN TOUR ARE USUALLY SEATED IN THE FRONT SEATS. Please look at the company's website to view the aircraft seating diagrams. The company's 60 and 90-minute tours feature Kauai's beautiful Na Pali Coast, the spectacular Waimea Canyon, numerous waterfall-filled valleys including the Hanalei Valley, and Mt. Waialeale, one of the wettest places on earth.

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Our pilot Myles was good about pointing out the areas we were flying over along with some of the history. The open door ride felt like we ourselves were flying! The close up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Leslie H
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Boise, Idaho

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our pilot Myles was good about pointing out the areas we were flying over along with some of the history. The open door ride felt like we ourselves were flying! The close up views of the areas were wonderful. Was well worth the cost.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friend and I got the courage to do the helicopter tour, with doors! Booking was easy, the staff was responsive to our questions and provided tips for us in preparation of our tour. Staff at the office was very nice and professional. We were both very nervous but were soon totally enjoying our ride. Our pilot Myles was outstanding,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When you take any of these helicopter tours, the views can be limited due to your seating arrangement. I read in several places that you my need to ask the pilot to maneuver the chopper so that all could see, but our pilot did this without request. He was very knowledgeable and made another, nervous passenger feel comfortable. This was... More 

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Anjuna, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I took the no-doors tour yesterday and were absolutely amazed. We recommend hiking the kalalau trail a day or two before the trip just like we did - it's incredible to see the island from above. Brad was our pilot and he was fantastic! So glad we did this!! Thank you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the 8:30 am ride and it was totally awesome! I was a little nervous but as soon as we were in the air, I was so relaxed and in awe of all the beauty of this island. They gave a great safety talk and told us everything to do and expect. Our pilot was Brad and he was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were discussing amongst ourselves what we would do if we had just one day on Kauai. Well....that question has been answered. This Jack Harter doorless helicopter tour is an absolute blast! You are able to see the entire island and parts of this beautiful place can ONLY be seen on one of these tours. The canyons & waterfalls are... More 

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San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was AWESOME!! Our pilot Myles was super great. He's very knowledgeable about the island. This was our first helicopter ride and it was smoother than most airplane fights we've had. This is a great way to check out the island and see what areas you want to go to and where your at. To see the waterfalls, mountains... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a FANTASTIC time! We selected the helicopter ride without the doors and was not disappointed! Be sure to take Bonine or non-drowsy Dramamine, as those, who did not, were sick on the other helicopter rides (with doors). The 4 of us took non-drowsy Dramamine and were not sick. Our pilot was Cliff, and he did an awesome job!... More 

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Grafton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the 'doors off' tour and it was AMAZING! Fantastic views and great photo opportunities! Very friendly staff and the pilot made sure everyone was comfortable and enjoying the ride. One woman got sick on our ride and the pilot was very accommodating without compromising the trip for the other passengers. Highly recommend!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Trust what you read about all the reviews in regards to scenery!!! My wife and I did the doors off tour and she is usually scared of heights but said she felt safe. Doors off adds that extra sense of the most stunning scenery you will see of Kauai Island. Price is on par with most helicopter tours but after... More 

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