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Safari Helicopters

#6 of 31 Tours in Lihue
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Address: 3225 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1108
Phone Number: (808) 246-0136
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For 26 years Safari has been taking people on helicopter tours to the...

For 26 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 they've been named best of Kauai 3 years in a row.

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Amazing experience!!!

By far the best tour I have ever taken. Martin was our pilot/guide and he was amazing, knowledgable and funny. He made us feel safe and explained everything in detail since we... read more

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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

By far the best tour I have ever taken. Martin was our pilot/guide and he was amazing, knowledgable and funny. He made us feel safe and explained everything in detail since we took the doors off tour which I highly recommend. The sights are just incredible. Something you will never forget. I definitely recommend Safari helicopter tours 👍

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is hard to rationalize spending almost $200 a person for a 60 minute experience however after the flight my wife turned to me and said "That was an experience of a lifetime worth every penny" Paka was our pilot and guide and was both professional and friendly and gave details in the air about specific questions regarding Kauai and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have went with Safari two years in a row. Both times the rides were definitely one of the highlights of my vacation. The views are stunning. Felt very safe and the ride was smooth. I highly recommend them and definitely doing a helicopter ride when visiting Kauai.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This ranks in my top ten list of the most amazing experiences of my life. I was a bit nervous since I have severe motion sickness but the ride was very smooth. You will see things beyond imagination. Worth every penny. Plus, this is the company my husband (a pilot) chose due to the safety of the aircraft.

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Thank Alicia S
Robbie M, General Manager at Safari Helicopters, responded to this review

Aloha Alicia, We are so honored to be a part of your top ten!!! We are humbled by your ranking. Safety has always been a number one priority for us. We are so glad that your husband noticed. Thank you so much for taking the time to give our family operated business a 5-star review. These mean a lot to... More 

Bath, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will say I was very nervous about doing this. The other 6 in the family wanted to do it so I agreed. I am SO happy I did. The staff are friendly. Our guide that prepares us and transported us to and from the helicopter was very funny! Our pilot was very nice and informative. The trip was smooth... More 

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2 Thank Heather S
Robbie M, General Manager at Safari Helicopters, responded to this review

Aloha Heather, I'm so glad that you gave this adventure a chance although you were nervous. I'm also glad that you got a little rain. Rain = spectacular waterfalls. It may seem like a bummer but in all honesty, I love those flights, I think they are much more interesting than when it is dry. Thank you for taking the... More 

Issaquah, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Safari Helicopters provided us with a great view of the island. We all felt totally safe on the trip, and our family of 4 totally enjoyed the trip, which was well worth the cost.

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Robbie M, General Manager at Safari Helicopters, responded to this review

Aloha Jerry, Thank you for taking the time to give us your positive review. We are still a small family operated business and we highly appreciate when any of our Guests take out the time in their day to do this!!! Thank you again and we are so happy that you and your family had a wonderful time. Mahalo, Robbie... More 

Arviat
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I decided to take a helicopter tour with Safari Adventures, which was outstanding, and by far, the highlight of our time spent on Kaua'i. I was sitting in the middle in the back and I had an excellent view of the entire tour. I did not bring my camera as I had intended to purchase the video... More 

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Robbie M, General Manager at Safari Helicopters, responded to this review

Aloha Phil, Thank you so much for your positive review. I'll need to look into what happened with your video since this is not how any of this should have happened. Would you mind emailing me directly your full name, date and time of your flight so I can investigate what is going on with our ground crew? I appreciate... More 

Burnet, Texas
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From my initial phone call inquiry to the end of our flight everything was handled professionally. Our first attempt was cancelled due to rain and and poor visibility,(as a professional airline pilot, I liked that.. no pressure to go), but the reschedule the next day was a go. At check in we were given a funny but thorough briefing by... More 

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Robbie M, General Manager at Safari Helicopters, responded to this review

Aloha Doug, Our weather here on Kauai is completely unpredictable. Our staff has quite the challenge of rescheduling our Guests, sometimes almost daily, depending on what the weather is deciding to do. Preston, the owner & previous main pilot, has always made safety his #1 priority. That is still Safari's #1 priority today. I'm so glad that you stopped taking... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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77 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful afternoon flight over Kauai. Good pilot, who made sure both sides of the aircraft got a good view of all the sites. I was in one of the worst seats: back middle, and I felt I could see everything. If you are one of the bigger people, expect to be placed in the middle of the... More 

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Robbie M, General Manager at Safari Helicopters, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for your positive review although it seem our ground crew needs a reminder. If you wouldn't mind, could you please email me directly your name, date & time of your flight so that I may execute the proper corrections? It's important to me to hear from our Guests when we can do something better or things are... More 

Garland, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were thrilled with our helicopter tour on both Kauai and Hawai'i with Safari Helicopters! Kauai was absolutely beautiful and is a must do for that island. Waimea Canyon is so awesome to see and just cannot be done any other way. We loved the landing at the Canyon and meeting Mr. Robinson! Unfortunately the weather was not as nice... More 

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1 Thank macrn685
Robbie M, General Manager at Safari Helicopters, responded to this review

Awesome!! Thank you so much for choosing us to fly you on BOTH islands! We are honored. Meeting Keith is such a treat and our staff on both islands is great. Thank you for taking the time to give us a positive review! :) A hui hou (until we meet again), Robbie Myers More 

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