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Jack Harter Helicopters - Tours

4231 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1262
+1 808-245-3774
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This is our first Kauai trip and this tour was recommended to us by a friend. The entire... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2015
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I am thrilled I chose the doors off helicopter ride with the Jack Harter company. Having no doors... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2015
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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 August 15, 2015 via mobile

This is our first Kauai trip and this tour was recommended to us by a friend. The entire experience was perfect and we highly recommend it to anyone considering a helicopter tour! The entire staff was very pleasant, welcoming and highly competent - the reservation,...More

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Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

I am thrilled I chose the doors off helicopter ride with the Jack Harter company. Having no doors was exhilarating and great for photos. Our pilot, all the support staff were terrific. Our pilot, Harry, has been flying helicopters for 25 years and is a...More

1  Thank Teri B
Reviewed August 14, 2015

Now this is the way to see the garden island of Kauai! There is no other way to really see all the beauty this island holds except in the air zipping around valleys, canyons and coastline. It truly was a magical experience. We took the...More

Thank PJB B
Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I'm so glad my husband and I decided to go with the no doors Jack Harter helicopter tour! It was one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had. It was so exhilarating and the views were spectacular!!! It was far better than I had...More

1  Thank Nicole B
Reviewed August 12, 2015

Family of four did the open-door helicopter tour. Worth every penny. Definitely exceeded my expectations. Beautiful, fun and well narrated by the pilot. A great operation.

1  Thank BusLeisDad
Reviewed August 4, 2015

My wife and I had a fantastic doors off tour on 7/28/15. Our pilot Jason took us to the most gorgeous places on the island. I took over 200 photos on the tour. Jason gave info on the sites we would see and answered all...More

Reviewed August 4, 2015

We highly recommend Jack Harter Helicopters and our pilot, Eli, was the best. We had the tour with NO doors and only way to see the island. No doors provides best camera shots and fresh air along with feeling like you're "right there". Eli did...More

1  Thank ShermanSUV
Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is one of the coolest experiences! We flew the open air helicopter (seats 4 passengers and 1 pilot) all over the island. This is the BEST way to view the Napoli Coast. So amazing!

Thank Brad B
Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

This is a blast- what a way to get an overview of the island, and learn some history. Our pilot Harry even chilled out a little after our 17 year old started getting airsick. We did doors off(awesome!) do it first on the island, and...More

Thank deanvt89
Reviewed July 28, 2015

It's easy to sound enthusiastic about this way to see Kauai. First of all, unless you're planning to hike (and camp) through the Waimea National Park, this is the only way to see more than you can by driving the road to the canyon lookouts,...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