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Jack Harter Helicopters - Tours
Ranked #4 of 34 Tours in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Jack Harter is the Originator of Helicopter Tours on Kauai. Coming to Kauai in 1962, Jack began offering helicopter tours and charter flights with a focus on safety and quality. Jack's dedication to these important qualities is carried on by the company's hand-picked pilots and ground crew staff that are dedicated to continuing Jack's founding principles. The company offers scenic tours in two types of helicopters: Jack Harter Helicopters' luxurious 6-passenger Eurocopter AStar helicopter features huge floor-to-ceiling windows, BOSE noise-cancelling headsets, air-conditioning, and a cabin layout that has no physical obstructions to viewing the scenery outside. For the more adventurous, their 4-passenger Hughes 500s are flown with the doors removed. There is no luxury in the Hughes 500, but the doors-off flight is very cool! (Double meaning intended!) We ask you to be aware that there are WEIGHT LIMITATIONS for all helicopter tours. The 2 front passenger seats in BOTH helicopter types have more restrictive weight limits, so the SMALLEST PASSENGERS ON ANY GIVEN TOUR ARE USUALLY SEATED IN THE FRONT SEATS. Please look at the company's website to view the aircraft seating diagrams. The company's 60 and 90-minute tours feature Kauai's beautiful Na Pali Coast, the spectacular Waimea Canyon, numerous waterfall-filled valleys including the Hanalei Valley, and Mt. Waialeale, one of the wettest places on earth.
Lethbridge, Canada
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

The best way to see Kauai in an hour. Spend the $$ and do it. The ground crew and Marty were great and very informative although we failed the test at end! Excellent trip!!!

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83 reviews
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“So exciting!”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

We went for a trip on an open-door helicopter. Our pilot, Kelby, was phenomenal! It was beginning to rain and was quite blustery out there, but we pushed on and he gave us a wonderful tour of the island from above. Unforgettable experience!

Visited January 2013
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Vancouver BC
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

The four of us took the doorless helicopter today - and it was great! Better even than the 6 passenger helicopter that we took two years ago - it was thrilling, but dress warmly as recommended as the temperature dipped to 60 degrees at times. We would highly recommend the Jack Harter tour - particularly if you can manage to have Marty as your pilot. He was informative and very professional. Great fun!

Visited February 2013
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69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“This is a great way to see Kauai”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

Our group of four booked a closed door helicopter ride over Kauai and no one was disappointed. Of course the scenery was the major attraction but the pilot, Jason, made the experience top notch. His knowledge of Kauai as well as his ability to pilot the helicopter left nothing to be desired. He was extremely attentive to moving around so that everyone - front seat, back seat, right and left side passengers could get a full view of wherever we were. Would definitely take this trip again, and again and again.

Visited February 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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“Great time”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed the doors off experience, the views were amazing. The pilot was excellent, and shared lots of great information. Ground crew were friendly and efficient in getting to/from the helicoptor.

Visited January 2013
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