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Jack Harter Helicopters - Tours

4231 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1262
+1 808-245-3774
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Wow, Wow and Wow Open Door Style!

This was easily one of the highlights of our trip. Everyone was very nice and patient and helpful... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2014
Michael S
San Jose, California
Great experience -

Do this when you first arrive - - Ben was a great pilot and the experience was wonderful. He... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2014
Robin M
Tampa, Florida
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4231 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1262
+1 808-245-3774

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Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was easily one of the highlights of our trip. Everyone was very nice and patient and helpful from booking, to checking in, to flying. I felt so safe with Eli as our pilot. He made sure to check with us throughout the trip to...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed July 11, 2014

Do this when you first arrive - - Ben was a great pilot and the experience was wonderful. He provided great info regarding the island and therefore it's perfect to help you plan your visit. They do put you where they need to depending upon...More

Thank Robin M
Reviewed July 10, 2014

We signed up for a 1 hour doors off adventure on a very small helicopter to get the thrill of sitting on the edge with nothing between us but air and land. We also didn't want glare for our pictures. My husband got that experience,...More

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helicopters-kauai, General Manager at Jack Harter Helicopters - Tours, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that your flight in our helicopter did not meet all of your expectations. We do not know your identity from your posting on TripAdvisor, so we have no way to determine who you are and how your reservation was made....More

Reviewed July 9, 2014

We took the 1 hour doors off tour and it was awesome! The staff were very friendly at check in and informative as to what to expect. You do have a weigh in at the office. This helps them assure they are not overloaded and...More

Thank John D
Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

This was my second visit to Kauai. I came by myself this time. A helicopter tour was #1 on my list as I missed out last time. I booked the doors off tour because I'd heard it was worth the extra $. I am unbelievably...More

1  Thank Craig K
Reviewed July 5, 2014

I'll start by saying I have an intense fear of heights and did NOT want to do a helo tour. My husband, however, was so excited about the opportunity to see the island that I just couldn't say no...and I'm so happy I went along...More

1  Thank cookcour
Reviewed July 4, 2014

We know many are afraid of helicopters and some think they are not environmentally "correct", but given that Kauai's interior is quite inaccessible (unless you have days/weeks and the fitness/ stamina to devote to hiking the interior and even then much is inaccessible), a helicopter...More

Thank RJB77
Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Took the one hour helicopter tour with Jack Harter. It was truly wonderful. Our pilot was very knowledgeable and fun without being corny. We got to see all the areas of the island. Some we had already seen but this have us a much better...More

1  Thank Dogger
Reviewed July 2, 2014

The highlight of our trip! One hour ride with views you would not see otherwise! Fantastic crew! Wear dark colors to avoid glare in the pictures and you will get some awesome pics! They literally take you around the entire island and the island is...More

1  Thank Heidi L
Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

What an amazing hour in the sky! This was our second trip to Kauai, and I felt that a helicopter tour was a necessity this time. I was insanely nervous beforehand, to the point that I booked our tour for the last day of our...More

2  Thank P-Fow
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have on-board embalming services, in case my wife dies of fright?
April 14, 2017|
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Response from Jack-Harter-Heli | Property representative |
Aloha! You win the award for the funniest question of the week! The direct answer to the question is no, we do not. But seriously, if you and your wife are considering a flight with our company and the doors-off option... More
What is the best GO PRO video setting for an open door helicopter ride? I have the go pro hero 5 and will be going on a 60-min open door helicopter tour in Kauai next week. Based on my limited research, I heard 2.7k at 60fps with a wide view would be best so I can have image stabilization and get great crispness in the video.
February 2, 2017|
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Response from Jack-Harter-Heli | Property representative |
Aloha, GoPro cameras are permitted on our helicopters. The best way to use them is on a short stick of some kind that has a wrist strap on it. The stick and camera total length must be 12" or less. The stick cannot be the... More
Did your daughter take something for her motion sickness before the helicopter ride? How bumpy it is it? It sounds like great fun, but I did have some trouble on a bush plane ride once before. I don't want to be miserable for an hour. Thanks for your help
January 28, 2017|
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Response from BlushingBride99 | Reviewed this property |
I found no reason for motion sickness. Just a smooth ride with awesome views and very informative pilot!