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Kauai Helicopter Tour from Lihue

Kauai Helicopter Tour from Lihue

On the Kauai Helicopter Tour from Lihue, you will enjoy amazing sights on a 60 or 90 minute tour of the island. This is an excellent overview and introduction to all of Kauai's scenic wonders.

You will see Nawiliwili Harbor and the Menehune Fishpond, Kipu Kai and the Tunnel of Trees, Manawaiopuna Falls in Hanapepe Valley, Olokele Canyon's pristine beauty, Waimea Canyon - the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, Na Pali's spectacular sea cliffs and valleys, The North Shore beaches from Ke'e to Hanalei, Beautiful Hanalei Valley, Mt. Waialeale - The heart of Kauai's ancient volcano, and finally, Wailua Falls.

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Tour/Activity Details

Length

Approximately 75 minutes

Time

Multiple Daily Departures

8:00 am to 3:00 pm daily

Please Note: Times shown on availability calendar are not scheduled flight times; they are REQUESTED flight times and you will be contacted with options if the time you have requested is unavailable.

No Children Under Age 10 Allowed On Hughes Helicopter. Pickups are available from selected locations (details provided on your E-Ticket). You must provide each passenger's height and weight on the Order Form. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Description

About the Pilots

Your pilots have spent many hours personally researching Kauai's history, geology, biology and botany. They have read extensively about Kauai and personally spoken to many kupuna (elders) and kamaaina (someone native born) about Kauai's special places and stories. This extensive knowledge is incorporated into the live narration presented during each flight. They have provided helicopter services for many Hollywood movies from None But The Brave in 1964 and De Laurentis' King Kong to filming the IMAX movie Hidden Hawaii and commercials for McDonalds. Most recently, they scouted locations for Jurassic Park III. Their vast knowledge of Kauai's varied terrain makes them a top choice of many movie scouts.

About the Helicopters

Choose between the Astar 6-passenger helicopter or the Hughes 4-passenger helicopter (this one flies with the doors off! Sorry, no children under age 10 allowed on the Hughes). You must note your helicopter preference on the order form.

  • Eurocopter AS350 Astar
  • Seating for 6 passengers plus pilot
  • Huge windows for great visibility - no physical obstructions to viewing
  • Air-conditioned cabins
  • Hughes 500
  • Seating for 4 passengers plus pilot
  • Flown with the DOORS OFF

These helicopters are equipped with two-way intercom systems which allow your pilot to easily converse with you. They do not play prerecorded narratives during our flights as do some other helicopter tour companies; your pilot narrates each flight. You are encouraged to pick up the microphone and talk with the pilot during the flight. This interaction gives the pilots some insight into your interests and allows the narration to be tailored to you. These narrations receive high marks from passengers and the authors of guidebooks. All tours originate from the Lihue Heliport and usually explore the island following a clockwise path around Kauai.

Weight Restrictions

You must note the names and weights of each passenger on the order form. MAXIMUM WEIGHTS: 250 pounds for one person or 400 pounds total for 2 persons. If weights exceed these limits, you must purchase an additional seat.

Highlights

  • Nawiliwili Harbor and the Menehune Fishpond
  • Kipu Kai and the Tunnel of Trees
  • Manawaiopuna Falls in Hanapepe Valley
  • Olokele Canyon's pristine beauty
  • Waimea Canyon - the Grand Canyon of the Pacific
  • Na Pali's spectacular sea cliffs and valleys
  • The North Shore beaches from Ke'e to Hanalei
  • Beautiful Hanalei Valley
  • Mt. Waialeale - The heart of Kauai's ancient volcano
  • And finally, Wailua Falls

Weather Policy

If your pilot feels that the weather is such that it is not worth your time and money for a flight, they will not fly your tour. Keep in mind that weather patterns vary from hour to hour on Kauai. The fantastic waterfalls for which Kauai is famous will be viewed on every flight; however, they become less abundant soon after the rain stops. Do remember that it does take rain to make rainbows! So, do not let a little rain keep you from taking a flight around Kauai. Each tour is unique, and the exact path flown will vary depending on the weather.

No Children Under Age 10 Allowed On Hughes Helicopter. Pickups are available from selected locations (details provided on your E-Ticket). You must provide each passenger's height and weight on the Order Form. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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Rates All rates are in US Dollars

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October 22, 2017

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