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“Don't miss it - worth the price! The BEST way to see Kauai.”

Island Helicopters Kauai
Ranked #8 of 34 Tours in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The perfect way for families of all ages and abilities to see the island in detail.
Reviewed March 13, 2013

We loved our ride on Island Helicopters. We took the early morning ride at 8:00 am. Left from the airport, cruised over the south shore, through Waimea Canyon, and ducked in and out of the Na Pali coast before cruising over to Mt. Waialeale, an extinct volcano, which we circled inside of before heading back to the airport.

Helicopter is the only way to really see most of the island, particularly Waimea and Na Pali. We also took a sunset cruise of Na Pali, but the ocean was so incredibly rough we didn't see as much as we would have liked, and I got seasick. The helicopter, believe it or not, was MUCH smoother and more comfortable a ride (though if you do get motion sickness I recommend taking a dramamine an hour prior to the flight).

My skeptical family was impressed and delighted with the helicopter ride. Don't miss it!

2  Thank dolores2175
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Highly recommend a flight over Kaui with Island Helicopters. Pilot Jody was great and had lots of information of the island to share. We were up close to waterfalls, in the valleys and Waimea Canyon - it was amazing!! Would do it again for sure!! Their price was reasonable too.

2  Thank Carolyn L
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

It was the most exciting tour we took on the island and it was the first of the many we did do and by far the best! We saw practically the whole island by air and landed down near the famous falls where Jurasic Park was filmed for 25 minutes to take pictures! Then, flew out from the falls into the beautiful Waimea Canyon and along the Napapli Coast Line. Gorgeous, lush and colorful! Great pilot, very professional and personable....gave history of the island and ask whatever questions you may have and get more history of the beautiful island of Kauai! Take this tour first thing to see the areas you most want to visit when driving! Well worth the money!!!!! We will go back and that will be the first thing to do on my list once again! Thanks "Island Helicopters" for a great day with you!

4  Thank Twinlake
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Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

If you are thinking about a helicopter tour, think no longer and do it. This is the best way to see the island with captain andy and hiking the other ways to see the island. We did not land at the waterfall but would have been cool. Pilot was born and raised on the island and very knowledgeable and fun. People were a little scared at the beginning but everyone was very comfortable throughout.

1  Thank Drock1347
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

I greatly enjoyed the circle tour of Kauai. The pilot was very professional and had a great speaking voice. He answered all questions in detail, and was very personable. He expertly guided the helicopter so that all riders had excellent views of the marvelous sites.

1  Thank wdavew
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