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Safari Helicopters

3225 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1108
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Safari Hilo Helicopter Tour

Highly recommended! Our pilot, Kyle, was the best - smooth ride and very knowledgeable. Amazing... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cynzum
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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From flying above beautiful shores to flying deep between amazing cliffs on Kauai

Our experience started with Shirell, who gave us the required safety info in the office before... read more

Reviewed yesterday
georgephilip321
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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For over 30 years Safari has been taking people on helicopter tours to the inaccessible wonders of Kauai. Guest safety and satisfaction are Safari Helicopters top priority. Take an air tour with Safari Helicopters to find out why we are the best in the business.
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  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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3225 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1108
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Highly recommended! Our pilot, Kyle, was the best - smooth ride and very knowledgeable. Amazing views! Doreen was a lot of fun and super nice too. This was our favorite activity that we did on the island!More

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Murphy-Safari, General Manager at Safari Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded today

Aloha, We will pass on your kind words to the staff. All of us here at Safari Helicopters are dedicated to the safety and well being of our guests. We love to have fun with you all, and it is a job we truly love....More

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Reviewed yesterday

Our experience started with Shirell, who gave us the required safety info in the office before driving us in a van to the heliport. But, it wasn't just safety info: Shirell must have another career as a stand-up comedian! He was so entertaining, he could...More

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Murphy-Safari, General Manager at Safari Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded today

Aloha George, It was a pleasure to have you and your family with us on the tour. Your right Sherill is one of a kind, and we are proud to have him on our team. We will pass on your kind words, he will love...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Safari Helicopters flew me over the Kilauea volcano on a flight out of Hilo. It was my favorite thing I did during my 8 days in Hawaii. My pilot, Richard, was super knowledgeable about the island, and his own fascination with the geology and ecology...More

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Murphy-Safari, General Manager at Safari Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha Sean, Thank you for your review and for your patronage. We are thrilled to hear you had a great time and for your high praise. Thank you again for choosing us as your tour provider, and we hope to see you on a future...More

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Reviewed yesterday

we sat in the front for the tour. great place to sit. Did a tour of the na pali coast and Jurassic park water fall, the crater and tried to see the wettest spot on earth, but covered by clouds. Helicopter trips super expensive, we...More

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Murphy-Safari, General Manager at Safari Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha , Sorry about the motion sickness, we do try our best to limit the rate and steepness of the turns. I will make sure we bring this up at our next meeting. We thank you for flying with us, it was a pleasure to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I traveled from Kauai to Hilo - over and back, same day - to fly with Kyle of Safari Helicopters over the very active Kilauea volcano. It was a quick helicopter flight - about 45 minutes - with the majority of that...More

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Murphy-Safari, General Manager at Safari Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha Dave, It was a pleasure having you with us, and we look forward to sharing the experience with your son and his family as well. We are thrilled that you had such a good time, and we hope you will take these memories with...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Once in a lifetime trip over the active volcano and the Hilo waterfalls. It is something none of us will ever forget. Felt very safe and the pilot was very knowledgeable about the area.

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Murphy-Safari, General Manager at Safari Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha Christina, We agree, Once in a lifetime and we think everyone should experience this. Hope the rest of your adventures kept you safe. Till we see you again, Safari Helicopters

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After waiting for 2 days for the tour, they canceled the trip because their wasn’t 6 people, so if you don’t have 6 in your party this tour group is too unpredictable! Would not recommend. Poor customer service, let you sit and wait wasting hours...More

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Murphy-Safari, General Manager at Safari Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha, As we explained to you on your google review as well as during the cancelation, We can understand your frustration over the situation. This is not a typical issue for us but there was a mistake in the booking process. This is our fault...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I took the volcano and waterfall tour and it was simply amazing! The staff were all friendly and easy to work with. Our pilot was very knowledgeable and made every effort to ensure both sides of the helicopter had great views! The helicopter was very...More

Thank Michael C
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Murphy-Safari, General Manager at Safari Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha Michael, Thank you for taking the time to share you experience with us. We are currently working on the video system on the helicopters and hope that it will be operational by the end of July at the latest. Thank you for your kind...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Just returned from my holiday to the Big Island & taking a few moments to reflect on my flight with Safari Helicopters. My experience was top notch, from booking online & prompt response to my enquiry, through to checking in & flight briefing, to the...More

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Murphy-Safari, General Manager at Safari Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha Scott, Its true Mother Nature is both beautiful and destructive at times. Where it is exciting to see the volcanic acitivity it is also must be acknowledge the loss that many of our neighbors and residents have endured. Our hearts go out to them,...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Words cannot describe what we witnessed flying to and around the Kilauea volcano eruption site. Our pilot Kyle was a wealth of information and was able to answer everyone's questions which covered a wide variety of topics. We felt well taken care of during our...More

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Murphy-Safari, General Manager at Safari Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Aloha Cheri, It was a pleasure to have you with us and we would love to see you on a future tour. Safari Helicopters

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SusanneAkehurst
May 18, 2018|
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Response from Murphy-Safari | Property representative |
we do offer group discounts for 12 or more passengers. Please call our office during normal business ours at 808-246-0136 so that we may better serve you. Sincerely, Safari Helicopters
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Rdizazzo
March 10, 2018|
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Response from Murphy-Safari | Property representative |
We a flash drive with your tour video on it for $26 or a flash drive with 102 professionally taken photos for $20.
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Lisa K
February 15, 2018|
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Response from Murphy-Safari | Property representative |
our helicopters seat 6 passengers and 1 pilot.
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