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Jack Harter Helicopters - Tours

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Address: 4231 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1262
Phone Number: +1 808-245-3774
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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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Breathless!!!!

Well...what to say??!!! We did the DOORS OFF tour with Jason. Wow! Just go do it. We had clouds, rain and wind, but it was still breathtaking...because of the beauty, the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I live here on Kauai and sent my sister on this trip, wouldn't let her go if I didn't feel safety was their main concern. Took the doors off tour and she saw such spectacular sites and had an awesome time. Be sure to bring jacket and keep camera around your neck. Miles did a lot of 360 degrees turns... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well...what to say??!!! We did the DOORS OFF tour with Jason. Wow! Just go do it. We had clouds, rain and wind, but it was still breathtaking...because of the beauty, the fact that there were no doors and the weather was just slightly rough (probably not for Jason, probably me just being a weenie!!) This is a great way to... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the doors on tour in November and it was amazing in every respect. Great pilot, incredible views, lots of waterfalls since it had rained heavily the day before, and great narration from our pilot. Had never been on a helicopter before and was not sure what to expect, but it was a blast. He let us know when... More 

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Gunnison, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us took the doors off flight with our pilot, Jason. We had a great time as we saw places we never would be able to see from land. It is a fantastic experience definitely worth the expense. A few things: you are weighed and told your place to sit based upon weight. Our son was behind pilot on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the doors off tour! So amazing! The views we fantastic and we saw places on the island that we wouldn't have seen any other way! So magical! We got up close to waterfalls, saw Waimea Canyon and Na Pali coast. There were only 4 guests and the captain on the helicopter. Every seat is a great seat! Loved... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the doors off in order to take some cool photos. I was warned my girlfriend will be in the middle since she is light. I would be next to doors next to her. Yet it was surprise to see how little space I had when I was seated, you basically cannot move around and its very difficult to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must do activity in Kauai! We took our first helicopter ride here a few years ago and were totally blown away. On our recent visit we found Jack Harter. They take you to some of the most spectacular sights on the island, many of of which are inaccessible by any other means. Doors-on helicopters are a more... More 

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Thank Heymyk
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As scared as we were to do this we were kept at ease by the professionalism and caring of your team! Hats off to pilot "Brad". If you are going to do only one thing while you are on vacation then this is a must. The doors off, the turns, the scenery and the narrative made it a once in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a doors off helicopter tour and it was an awesome experience! Would do it again in an instant. The pilot was awesome and knew lots about the stuff we were seeing. It does get cold with no doors, so dress warm!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a doors-off tour during our week in Kauai. It was the high point of a spectacular week. Amazing views, great overview of the island. Understood the layout and geology and weather much better after this trip. The hour went by in a flash. Great narration by pilot. Safe. Glad I wore a windbreaker as was cold and windy.

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