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“Big time recommended!”

Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours
Ranked #3 of 34 Tours in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Kauai’s most beautiful geographical wonders are inaccessible by roads or trails, and can only be viewed from the air! Discover the awe-inspiring beauty of this hidden paradise in comfort and style. All flights feature removable doors for any of our individual passengers. Our private helicopter tours of Kauai are for 1-3 people, guaranteeing that each passenger has a window seat. Don't share your helicopter experience in Kauai with anyone but your own special friends. Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours "The Private Helicopter Tour Company"
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed December 6, 2010

We went for theoptional "doors open" flight over Kauai, mid November 2010 with Mauna Loa Heli's.
All was arranged very professional, safe and friendly. Instructions were very clear, safety first ('doors open' option was chosen for better photographs). My girlfriend sat next to the pilot (i.e. door closed) and i was in the back (no doors, but safely attached to the chair).

The flight was absolutely fabulous!! Although i have high anxiety, this was gone within 5 minutes due to the soft& relaxing music over the headphone, plus the explanations by the pilot.

All in all it was a great experience and the collest thing we did on the island. Would for sure go again any next time!! Greatly recommended.

Phil, the Netherlands

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Reviewed November 22, 2010

Thank you Mauna Loa Helicopters and our pilot Mark. We booked a doors off flight for the two of us. Mark took us around the island, pointing out various landmarks. We even attempted going into the crater, but the cloud cover was a bit heavy. No better way to see Kauai then from the air. It is absolutely gorgeous and I would recommend doing so to anyone.

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Reviewed November 17, 2010

Thank you Mauna Loa Helicopters for an unforgettable time.
We booked the heli ride with doors off. Window seats are guaranteed, 3 passengers max with Mauna Loa.
We booked as a couple and got to fly just the two of us and the pilot. We got to see it all. The pilot explained and showed us everything on the Garden Isle, manouvered the helcopter around so each of us could get a good look and take pictures. We had a great time and the trip was well worths the money.
Beforehand the service was excellent, staff replying fast and in detail to all our questions. Easy booking process.
Mauna Loa is not much more expensive than other companies in Kaui and guarantees a window seat and has the doors-off-option. We compaired well in advance with other companies flying with up to 6-8 passengers and are happy to have decided for Mauna Loa.
Would certainly do it again!!!!!

Thank Ivonne78
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Reviewed November 11, 2010

Thank you so much, Mauna Loa Helicopters, for an unforgettable experience!
We were treated with professionalism and friendliness from the first contact and all the way.
I think you will get much more out of one of Mauna Loa Helicopter´s private tours than from a tour with one of their competitors in a bigger helicopter.
The pilot, who´s name I think is Ian, was very nice and knew very much about the Hawaiian islands.


Thank Niklas73
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Reviewed November 9, 2010

We took the private tour with doors off on Oct 29, 2010 for $270.00 per person and it was well worth the money! A bargain actually. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We were hesitating on the doors off and they were very helpful in comforting us and we were very glad we did it, turns out it was a cake walk, not near as bad as you would think. You are very secure in your seat and you have handles in front of you if you need them. Our original trip was scheduled for the 25th but we had to reschedule due to the trade winds so we chose the second to last day we were there… we had rain all day that day : ( I’m sure they would have let us reschedule again with no problem but the way the weather pattern had been all week we figured it would clear up by 11, but never did. Even with the rain it was fabulous, the distant views weren’t there but there was plenty to see nonetheless. I would book with Mauna Loa Helicopters for their flexibility, professionalism, friendly and informational, and the price… not that much more than other tours and this was doors off and PRIVATE! You can’t go wrong with Mauna Loa Helicopters.

Thank lb4ally
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