My wife and I were in Kauai for our 20th anniversary and as a former pilot I wanted to see the island from the air. I researched all the helicopter tour companies and some sounded interesting, however we decided to try Wings Over Kauai as they appeared to offer a more personal touch, we were not disappointed! Ellen and Bruce were so welcoming and unhurried they put us at ease immediately. I had asked for the tour in the 4 seater Cessna172 instead of the 6 seater Airvan, as I used to fly the Cessna. Bruce (who pilots either aircraft for the tour) took us up and showed us Kauai as I'm sure we would never have seen it in a helicopter. He took the time to explain every detail of the flight with a running and often humorous commentary on all we were seeing, and took the time to answer any and all questions we had. It was a fantastic tour and one we will always remember with much fondness.
I'm sure some of the heli tours can be exciting, if you don't mind paying twice the price, and perhaps give you an adrenalin rush, but they want you in and out quickly to maximize their profit and will never take the time that Wings Over Kauai did to make the flight personal and something special you will always cherish. Thanks Bruce!!