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“Great trip, great pilot, beautiful views”

Air Ventures Hawaii
Ranked #4 of 40 Outdoor Activities in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Experience a 60 minute air tour of some of the most spectacularly beautiful scenery you will ever see. Air Ventures Hawaii offers 3 unique options for flight travel around the beautiful island of Kauai. Board our 6 passenger G-8 Airvan for breathtaking views of our diversely landscaped Island of Kauaii. During your 60-minute flight, you will view, from your large bubble window, the lush valleys, picturesque Waimea Canyon, cascading waterfalls, miles of Kauai's scenic beaches, as well as the magnificent Kalalau cathedrals of the NaPali Coast. For a more private air tour we offer a Cessna 182 affording the same awe inspiring views, but with only two or three passengers per flight on your 60-minute tour. Air Ventures Hawaii also offers you the ride of a lifetime in our 60-minute air tour in Kauai's only open cockpit bi-plane, our YMF-5 Classic Aircraft. While the pilot operates the controls from the rear, our passengers sit side-by-side in the comfortable OPEN cockpit. Each passenger has the option of wearing a nostalgic cloth helmet and goggles, together with a modern headset providing continuous two-way communication with the pilot.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed November 10, 2013

We took the Air Ventures flight as part of the Best of Kauai tour. We've done the helicopter before and enjoyed this flight much more. We were a party of 6 which is the same number of seats available on the plane so we had it just for us. The pilot was exceptional - very professional and gave detailed commentary of what we were seeing. Waterfalls, Waimea Canyon, and Na Pali Coast were breathtaking. Weather was good so we got to fly into the crater area which was an extra benefit. Wouldn't hesitate to take this trip again. Even my 85 year old Aunt loved it! so it's appropriate for all age groups. And, as a plus, they provide you with a free photo of your party with the pilot at flight completion.

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank kauai4me
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

This was my 3rd trip to Kauai, but to see it from the air was even more breathtaking than i imagined! Nick not only is a skilled pilot, but also did a fine job describing the gorgeous scenery. Robin, manning the phone and front desk, greeted us warmly, and took & emailed photos of us in front of the plane.

Date of experience: November 2013
Thank moosegrille
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

We were picked up from Robin on the morning of our flight and found her to be a lovely knowledgeable local. We weighed in and didn't have to wait long before we were heading out to the plane and given our seats,my husband scored the front seat,there was only 6 of us and the pilot,little plane but all good. The views we seen were spectacular and no photo could do it justice,wow.We had a great flight but unfortunately the lady behind me was violently ill the whole flights so it was a little uncomfortable for me but would do it again in a heartbeat.It was the smallest plane I ever went on but it was fine,a little bouncy but felt completely safe at all times.

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank binbali
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Everyone gets a window seat....how cool! This is much quieter, smoother and all around a better option. Our pictures were perfect. I do suggest doing this at the start of your stay. Do not hesitate to use Air Adventures!! Thanks to Reese and Harry for a perfect outing.

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank Kendal H
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We were three couples that were visiting Kauai for the first time. We wanted to make the most out of our trip so we signed up for a tour that included air, water and land. We started out with a one hour plane ride that was amazing. We saw all parts of the island ---------amazing views that were spectacular. Then we did a river boat tour and finished up with a wonderful guide that showed us so many wonderful things while riding in a van. It was a long day, but we felt like we really had a great introduction to Kauai. We were particularly thrilled to be seeing the island by plane. Highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank LSGB
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