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Jack Harter Helicopters - Tours

4231 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1262
+1 808-245-3774
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Kauai from Above

7/19/2018 Jack Harter helicopter tour was our final tour on this trip. We booked the 90-minute... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mike G
Doors off Delight!

What a fantastic way to see Kauai! Ben was a great pilot with perfect information to help you... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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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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4231 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1262
+1 808-245-3774

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Reviewed 2 days ago

7/19/2018 Jack Harter helicopter tour was our final tour on this trip. We booked the 90-minute tour. Our pilot was Kalina. He did an excellent job. He circled around when we passed by different sites so that both sides of the helicopter could get the...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a fantastic way to see Kauai! Ben was a great pilot with perfect information to help you understand what you were seeing and appreciate every moment. Waimea Canyon was impressive but the NaPali coast literally took my breath away. We booked this early in...More

Thank JulieandDon
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have never been in a helicopter, and was a little intimidated by the open door aspect of this tour, but my wife and I absolutely LOVED the experience. I don't see much point driving to the canyon after we did this. You get to...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour is amazing. We went with friends with children ranging from 5-9yo and everyone loved it! Expensive but well worth the money. Tour guide was great and knowledgeable & the views were amazing.....waterfalls, mountains, beaches, etc. Ive never done anything like this and was...More

Thank elizabethandjoshua
Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say that hasn't already been said about Jack Harter Helicopters? This was EASILY the best thing my wife and I did in our 10 days in Hawaii. Highly recommend you do this early in your Kauai time to give yourself a great...More

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose Jack Harter tour because u could fly with the doors off. Request to sit in the back so u have open door on each side of u. Great way to see Kauai since so much of the island isn't accessible via car or...More

Thank esimpson92
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd love to write a wonderful review like so many have but honestly I can't because I never went on their tour. What I did do however was complete their online reservation TWICE several weeks apart and NEVER HEARD BACK FROM THEM. If you never...More

3  Thank lynnking04
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the doors off helicopter tour and it was absolutely amazing! Our pilot was knowledgeable about the island and did a great job making sure we were comfortable and safe during our trip. The views were absolutely breathtaking, and because there were no doors...More

Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, two teenager daughters and I took an afternoon tour. They came to our hotel and picked us up. When they say it's an hour flight, they mean it! We were definitely in the air for that long. Ben, our pilot, was great! He...More

Thank kjtklax
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading many reviews of the helicopter flights we decided to go with Jack Harter and certainly glad we did. They picked us up from the Pride of America Cruise Ship and were right on time too. The scenery is out of this world. Our...More

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Justin R
July 28, 2017|
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Response from Bellabutterfly28 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Justin, We booked first thing in the morning to beat the trade winds. 8:30am or 9:30am would be best. Enjoy! It's definitely an experience you'll never forget!
Maria G
July 13, 2017|
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Response from Jack-Harter-Heli | Property representative |
Our website has all pricing information. $289 inclusive for 60-65 minute tours. The 6-passenger Doors-On AStar has a discount on our website of $30 per person. There are no discounts available anywhere for the... More
July 4, 2017|
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Response from kansaskayaker | Reviewed this property |
sorry for the late answer. I would say your chances are high of being put in the middle seat. That is where they put the lightest person on the flight. You can't choose seats, they are assigned by weight for safety... More