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Air Ventures Hawaii
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$145.00*
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Entire Kauai Island Air Tour
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$262.50*
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Vintage Biplane Tour of Kauai
Ranked #4 of 34 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.
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

We had perfect weather and a smooth flight. The pilot took special care to make sure both sides got see all sights. He circled a pod of whales...which was spectacular! The flight allowed us to see the inaccessible parts of the island. Highly recommend this charter.

Thank slimpiks
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

My husband and I took an Air Ventures Kauai tour in the air van, and we loved it!

We chose the air van (6 person plane) because the cost was substantially cheaper than a helicopter tour. We heard from locals that all the planes and helicopters take the same route. We also liked that it uses less fuel than helicopters!

We loved how the plane took us over the Waimea canyon, and we loved the views of the rugged Napali coast. However, our favourite part was when we saw 6-7 humpback whales from the plane. The pilot circled around the whales for a few minutes so we could take it in.

1  Thank OceanMountain
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Took the BiPlane tour with Kevin - the views were amazing and Kevin did a great job letting us know what to look for. It was not cold or windy - we had on some great cloth helmets that were adorable. Only downside is that you cannot take photos in an open air plane.

Thank TeriKay
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Reviewed January 13, 2014

So so wonderful! I know that helicopter rides are well-loved (and I have heard great things from my mother-in-law and many friends), but being in an open air cockpit is an amazing experience. The plane is cloth over wood, standard construction for a century. The plane is new (not an antique). The ride was very solid, cozy, and comfortable. We saw a large pod of whales, flew through tropical rain forest canyons, saw volcanic craters with multiple waterfalls. Nick, our pilot, was able to address our questions knowledgeably. If you enjoy the history of flight and want to get an extra experience in addition to seeing Kauai from the air, consider a biplane ride. The only caveat: two in the front seat is cozy. My husband is 6ft 2in and I am 5ft 5in.

Thank Loree K
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

What a great experience. We took an early morning flight on the biplane with Harry as our pilot. Harry showed us all around the island, pointing out all the beaches and canyons. We saw at least a dozen rainbows. A surprisingly smooth flight.

Thank MARGARET S
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