Kauai Helicopter Tours
See Kauai by Helicopter & Plane on an Aerial Tour
Tours by Air in Kauai are stunning. You can fly over the island in air-conditioned comfort, or take a wild ride with one of the companies that use open helicopters…louder and windier, but the absolute best for photographers since there are no windows to interfere with your pictures. Check out this list of possible helicopter tour companies if you’re interested in seeing this beautiful island from the air.
- Safari Helicopters (East Shore) From any of our Kauai vacation rentals, the east shore is convenient and a short drive. Fly over Waimea Canyon and past The Na Pali wilderness area is inaccessible by vehicle, so unless you get on a boat, board an aircraft, or backpack the trails, you can’t see it. An air tour gives you a birds-eye view and lets you experience its full grandeur.
- Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours (East Shore): A private tour for two or three guests! It’s a much more personal experience and everybody gets a window seat. You can choose to fly with doors on or doors off. If you’ve got a generous budget, try their photography tour, where you get to decide where the pilot takes you.
- Air Tours Kauai (Port Allen Airport on the South Shore): This is a very affordable option! You’ll get to see Waimea Canyon and the Na Pali wilderness area, waterfalls and coffee fields. If you’re full on crazy, you can book a skydiving tour. Or finish off your air tour with a zipline adventure. The company to call if you’re an adrenaline junky!
- Jack Harter Helicopters (on the east shore, next to the airport in Lihue): Jack Harter has been offering helicopter tours of Kauai since 1962! You’ll love your doors-off ride in a 4-passenger helicopter, with the most knowledgeable pilots around. No pre-recorded tour info here, you’ll be in two-way communication with your pilot the whole time, and all commentary is live.