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Kauai ECO Adventure Helicopter Tour provided by Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Kauai

Kauai ECO Adventure Helicopter Tour

Kauai ECO Adventure Helicopter Tour
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Tour snapshot
See the Garden Isle from the air on a Kauai helicopter tour
Duration:
50m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
6
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    50m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    6
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Get a bird’s-eye view of Kauai on an Eco-Star helicopter tour that takes you over the entire island in just under an hour. With large viewing glass, executive-style seats, and a design that cuts overhead noise by 50 percent, there’s no better way to see the Waimea Canyon, Na Pali Coast, Poipu Beaches, and more. Finish with an unforgettable descent into the crater of Mt. Waialeale, the wettest spot on Earth.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 50m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Get amazing aerial views of the Waimea Canyon and Na Pali Coast
  • Drop into the dormant crater of Mt. Waialeale
  • Eco-Star aircraft reduces overhead noise pollution
What to expect
Meet your pilot at the Lihue heliport and board a new American Eurocopter Eco-Star, designed to reduce noise pollution and provide prime sightseeing through expanded viewing glass. Ride in comfort in business class-style seats and communicate with your pilot via a two-way headset. The flight begins over the Hanapepe Valley, next swooping above Mana Waiapuna falls, featured in Jurassic Park. See the red ravines of Olokele and Waimea Canyons, the towering spires of the Na Pali Coast, the curve of Hanalei Bay, and the resorts of Princeville. Weather permitting, the grand finale is a dip into the spectacular Mt. Waialeale crater, which gets more rainfall than any place on the planet. You’ll take in stunning views of the jagged crater walls and tropical waterfalls dropping 3,000 feet (915 meters) into the center. Your tour ends back at the helipad.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 50m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Get amazing aerial views of the Waimea Canyon and Na Pali Coast
  • Drop into the dormant crater of Mt. Waialeale
  • Eco-Star aircraft reduces overhead noise pollution
What to expect
Meet your pilot at the Lihue heliport and board a new American Eurocopter Eco-Star, designed to reduce noise pollution and provide prime sightseeing through expanded viewing glass. Ride in comfort in business class-style seats and communicate with your pilot via a two-way headset. The flight begins over the Hanapepe Valley, next swooping above Mana Waiapuna falls, featured in Jurassic Park. See the red ravines of Olokele and Waimea Canyons, the towering spires of the Na Pali Coast, the curve of Hanalei Bay, and the resorts of Princeville. Weather permitting, the grand finale is a dip into the spectacular Mt. Waialeale crater, which gets more rainfall than any place on the planet. You’ll take in stunning views of the jagged crater walls and tropical waterfalls dropping 3,000 feet (915 meters) into the center. Your tour ends back at the helipad.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23786P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of Bose Aviation-grade, electronic noise-cancelling headsets
  • Use of microphones with 2-way communication with pilot
  • Pilot Guide who are also State of Hawaii Certified Tour Guides
  • All taxes and fees
Exclusions
  • USB in-flight video and photo packages available after flight for purchase.
  • Transportation to and from heliport
  • Parking fees at heliport
Duration
50m
Departure details
  • Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Lihue Airport, 3730 Ahukini Rd #8, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
Additional information
  • Heliport and helicopter are wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair lift is available at base to assist boarding.
  • Children 23 months and younger are complimentary and considered a lap child.
  • Check-in is 45 minutes prior to tour time. You will receive confirmation of tour time after booking. Late arrivals may not be accepted and non-refundable.
  • For each guest weighing 240 pounds (108 kg) or more, an adjacent empty seat is required to safely balance the aircraft. The second seat charge is half off of the regular tour price. Please arrange your additional seat after booking.
  • Tour sights vary depending on weather.
  • At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place.
  • No scuba diving within 24 hours of departure.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Use of Bose Aviation-grade, electronic noise-cancelling headsets
  • Use of microphones with 2-way communication with pilot
  • Pilot Guide who are also State of Hawaii Certified Tour Guides
  • All taxes and fees
Exclusions
  • USB in-flight video and photo packages available after flight for purchase.
  • Transportation to and from heliport
  • Parking fees at heliport
Departure details
  • Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Lihue Airport, 3730 Ahukini Rd #8, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
Duration
50m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Heliport and helicopter are wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair lift is available at base to assist boarding.
  • Children 23 months and younger are complimentary and considered a lap child.
  • Check-in is 45 minutes prior to tour time. You will receive confirmation of tour time after booking. Late arrivals may not be accepted and non-refundable.
  • For each guest weighing 240 pounds (108 kg) or more, an adjacent empty seat is required to safely balance the aircraft. The second seat charge is half off of the regular tour price. Please arrange your additional seat after booking.
  • Tour sights vary depending on weather.
  • At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place.
  • No scuba diving within 24 hours of departure.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
    Lihue Airport, 3730 Ahukini Rd #8, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Manawaiopuna Falls (Jurassic Park Falls)
    Waimea Canyon State Park
    Kauai
    Hanapepe
    Olokele Canyon
    Hanalei Bay
    Princeville
    Kapaa
    Lihue
    Eleele
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
1,468 reviews
Excellent
1,305
Very good
93
Average
23
Poor
15
Terrible
32

Michael D
15 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Absolutely the best way to see the island because too many beautiful places (waterfalls, beaches, caverns, lava tubes, landscapes, crater) are simply not accessible by land. This is a 55 minute flight that seemed to last longer. Great visibility from any of the 6 seats. If you want to be in the 2 front seats (less camera lens reflection), pay extra. The helicopter ride is smooth and comfortable; pilots are experienced and informative. You can pop a couple dramamine an hour beforehand if you're still a bit quezzy. They video your flight which you can get for $85. A very memorable experience.
Written 24 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SessaBocasconsin
Florida127 contributions
Nov 2020
This is a "must do" experience when you are visiting the Island of Kauai, as there is no better way to experience the beauty and majesty of the incredible Napali Coast. This was my second trip on the helicopter, and the pilots are always very experienced and professional.

The winds in the canyons were up to 50 miles an hour the day of my trip, so we did experience some pretty turbulent air during the 50 minute trip to the coast. Blue Hawaiian is very serious about COVID-19 safety, and because of the disinfection of the headphones and microphones between passengers, the headphones were not working for the three family members seated behind me, and they were unable to hear the wonderful narration provided by the pilot during the journey. Although it was my second helicopter ride with this company, I was more than a bit disappointed, as I was traveling alone and paid an extra $100.00 to be seated in the front of the helicopter next to the pilot. Because there were three family members traveling together and seated behind me, I would have received the exact same seat had I not agreed to pay the additional $100. 00 to be the "co-pilot". The office agent refused to refund the additional money when I questioned why I needed to pay the extra $100.00.
Written 17 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Windsorwild
Chandler, AZ11 contributions
My wife and I heard about this tour from a YouTube influencer. After watching his video we booked right away. We were blown away by the beauty of Kauai. This is a must take tour while you’re on the island. Excellent customer service from beginning to end. Our pilot John was ultra professional and gave an excellent description of the sights around the island. The fleet of helicopters are well maintained and we felt completely safe.

This was our second helicopter tour. We took a Vegas Strip tour at night. That one lasted 12-15 minutes and cost us more money than this 50 minute tour.
Written 11 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vpgates
Madison, WI11 contributions
Phenomenal, once in a lifetime experience! Our pilot Greg made us feel at ease and had a lot of interesting knowledge to share. He was professional yet relatable. He made sure to cue the music at the right times (including the Jurassic Park theme as we approached *the* waterfall, which was a highlight!). We paid extra ($100 per person) to sit in the front row. My husband enjoys photography and I knew he would appreciate the superior views compared to the back row, which he definitely did. Make sure to double check your check-in time; I didn’t notice it amid the fine print in the lengthy confirmation email and we arrived 20 minutes late. We still made it on our flight but felt a little flustered. Staff were professional, efficient, and seemingly used to -although still annoyed by- guests arriving late. Overall, even though it was very expensive I would recommend 10/10. Purchase the video at the end of the trip so you’ll never forget it. A must do!
Written 11 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

rnmscnor
Massachusetts32 contributions
The scenery was beautiful, however Chelsea the pilot was not dynamic. She was very blah. When it came to the Jurassic Park falls she played the theme song and then said Jurassic Park yeah. This is an expensive trip and was looking forward to seeing the falls and she made it not very interesting. She was very mono tone. A helicopter left before us and arrived after us. If you do not want to pay to be upgraded to the front seats then I would suggest to sit on the right side of the aircraft. Perhaps a more enthusiastic pilot would have given this tour a better rating .
I did love the sites that we saw. We had done a boat tour a couple of days prior to this tour and the captain of that tour gave a far more superior explanation of the Doreen that we saw.
Written 12 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Scott B
3 contributions
Staff in the main office could have been more friendly and the price of a ticket is higher than I would have expected for a 50 minute flight. However, our pilot handled the helicopter with grace and skill and the views are simply breathtaking. Would recommend doing this at least once.
Written 11 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PickyDad308
El Cerrito, CA14 contributions
My first helicopter ride and everything I was hoping for! The freedom to go into canyons and over mountains is exhilarating. Our pilot Keith new every waterfall and how they were changing that day and week. Covers the entire island with all its different aspects. I don’t know to express what it’s like to fly into the central extinct volcano with vertical yet green walls 3,000’ high, mists above and waterfalls streaming…transcendent? Be aware there are 6 seats, 2 in front with the pilot, 4 in the back. Without question the best seat is front right window. You can pay extra $100 to guarantee front row and I’d say worth it. Also the right side seats are favored 80% of the ride because it’s basically clockwise tour. If you weigh 250+ you will pay a bit extra and take up two spots. They will literally weigh you on site it’s part of flight planning. Window seats can take excellent photos and videos through the windows with iPhone or real camera. They also take a continuous HD stabilized video of the whole flight with an external camera including audio from the pilot and passengers which they will sell to you after for $60. I was happy with my own shots. My wife doesn’t like to fly and gets seasick but had no motion sickness problems and said although she was anxious it was well worth it! We had about 20 seconds of turbulence at one point early and I was worried but it ended and the rest of the ride was very smooth. I was worried they might cancel for weather, we had 15-25 winds and scattered rain (which is like every day in Kauai…) and it wasn’t a problem. We briefly went through a rain shower which was amazing! Mostly sunny. Amazing smooth landing. I highly recommend doing it once and paying for best seats!
Written 3 October 2021
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MarcEdwards1966
Melbourne, Australia45 contributions
I only had 1 full day on the island of Kauai. As I was pressed for time, I thought the best way to see the island would be by helicopter.
I was not disappointed. US $289 very well spent
The views of the waterfalls ( Jurassic park) were fantastic. You also fly over the Olokele canyon and the most inspiring Waimea canyon which is described as the “Grand Canyon of the pacific). You fly over the Na Pali coast as well as other areas of significance.
Our pilot Barrett is a highly skilled pilot and the commentary is most informative. The ground crew and reception staff are fantastic and all are very proud of their product, and rightly so. They are filled with that Aloha spirit.
The flight time is about 50 minutes as advertised.
You do need to check in 45 minutes before you scheduled flight. This is to allow for all passengers to be weighed as distributing the weight is very important. There is also a mandatory safety briefing.
Points to note:
*You may not get to specify where you want to sit, due to weight distribution. But don’t worry, every seat has a great view.
*Go to the toilet before you depart, there is no toilet on board
* The departure lounge is comfortable and they provide complimentary tea, coffee and water.
*General flight is really smooth, but it does get bumpy (very short periods) when you cross over ridges.
*Most importantly, sit back, relax and enjoy.
Mahalo Blue Hawaiian Helicopters.
Written 22 February 2020
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Andrew F
Johannesburg, South Africa25 contributions
Jun 2022
If you're thinking about doing this, stop thinking and just book it. Hands down one of the most amazing experiences I've done while travelling, worth every cent. I'd happily do it again. You see Kauai from such a fantastic perspective. Their helicopters also appeared much better than other companies who also leave from the same terminal. The pilot was incredibly professional and also gave great details about the island while flying around. Note: While you *can* walk between the main airport and the Blue Hawaiian terminal, it would likely take you a good 20 minutes especially with luggage. Better to drive there, and then return a rental car only after you finish the helicopter ride.
Written 17 June 2022
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April Mace
7 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Greatly enjoyed the one-hour tour of Kauai on Blue Hawaiian helicopter tours. First, the front office staff are professional, organized and have a great sense of humor. My flight was cancelled in the morning due to weather, but the staff were dedicated to reschedule everyone to another convenient date/time. Their safety instructions and procedures were clearly explained, and I felt so safe. For the tour, our pilot Russell shared so much detailed information about Kauai it completely impressed our tour group. And Russell’s flight skills were steady. I highly recommend touring with Blue Hawaiian - they will have you safely seeing views of Kauai only available from the air.
Written 10 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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blmkwit60
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Simply the BEST!!!
The Blue Hawaiian helicopter tour was FANTASTIC!!! Our pilot was incredible, gave us great information on the isla
Matthew M
Matthew M
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Awesome
Whole family of 6 able to take helicopter tour and loved it. The pilot was very informative and we had an exception
Frances H
Frances H
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Breathtakingly beautiful experience
Stunning beyond imagination and very professional staff! A complete thumbs up (both hands)---amazing!
Louis H
Louis H
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Not terrible, but for the price once was enough.
Not very friendly when we checked in,when I inquired about sitting up front was told it was the pilot who decided,U
lgxthatsxme
lgxthatsxme
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Breath Taking!
Seriously the best way to experience Kauai if you are going by air. We had an amazing time. The ride was smooth and
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ginadX3795BL
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Spectacular!
If you want to see ALL of Kauai, by air is the ONLY way to do it - and Blue Hawaiian does an excellent, classy job!
Jeffreykmd
Jeffreykmd
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Fun Trip
Great way to see Kauai. Mark was our pilot. He did a fantastic Job. My wife and really enjoyed the trip.
Aimee B
Aimee B
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Amazing experience
Our pilot was Chelsea. She was friendly and very knowledgeable. The tour was great. Highly recommend. Only negative
angelalO9530JQ
angelalO9530JQ
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Best way to see the island
Greg our pilot was great. My kids loved seeing the Jurassic Park landscape and he had the music playing. The Norths
vcw85
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The Waterfalls!
Yes, helicopter rides are pricey but well worth the cost. I don’t have another to compare to but felt the professio
Susan G
Susan G
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The Way To See Kauai
This experience has been on my bucket list for a very long time. Blue Hawaiian did not disappoint. An incredible
Ga-ATL
Ga-ATL
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all about the money!
What an awesome flight out of Maui over to Kauai. The cliffs the valleys and waterfalls. On the way we saw a couple
Chauncee
Chauncee
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Big Island Tour
This company is amazing! The views are fantastic and the company helped my boyfriend propose! There is no other wa
CindeeAndrade2019
CindeeAndrade2019
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Bucket List ✔
Greg & Barrett(I called him Bear🐾)gave us a once in a lifetime view of Kauai! Such a spectacular experience. This
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Very nice trip
We had a very nice and interesting captain (who used to be a captain in the US-Navy) on our helicopter tour over Ka
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