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Kauai Shore Excursion: 55-minute Helicopter Adventure Flight provided by C Big Island Tours

Kauai Shore Excursion: 55-minute Helicopter Adventure Flight

Kauai Shore Excursion: 55-minute Helicopter Adventure Flight
4.5
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£235.86
per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
This 45-55 min flight covers all of the highlights the island of Kauai has to offer! There is free round trip transportation from your cruise ship docked at Nawiliwili Harbor to the Lihue airport a few minutes away. Some of the most spectacular sights include: Jurassic Park Falls , Waimea Canyon, also know as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific" where several waterfalls cascade down steep cliffs, Jagged cliffs of Na Pali coast, Hanalei Valley of waterfalls, National Tropical Botanical Garden Bali Hai and much more! There is a maximum of 6 passengers per helicopter.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 55m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 55m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 22796P12
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Fuel surcharge
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • DVD (available to purchase)
Duration
55m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • CRUISE SHIP PICK UP- NAWILIWILI We ask all guests to please plan to be at the designated departure location at least 1 hr prior to FLIGHT TIME. When departing the ship, please proceed to where all taxi cabs are located and look for the vehicle marked 'SUNSHINE HELICOPTERS'.
  • 3730 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA HOTEL CUSTOMERS : Please check-in at Lihue Airport, located at 3730 Ahukini Rd. Look for the sign Sunshine Helicopters ' – 45 minutes before FLIGHT TIME
  • Ports:
  • NAWILIWILI
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.
  • We ask all guests to please plan to be at the designated departure location at least 1 hr prior to flight time on your booking voucher.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Weight Limit: 240 lbs Passengers over 240 lbs would need to purchase a comfort seat, which is the cost of another seat.
  • Infant age: In order for a child to sit on a parents lap the infant must not be older than 23 months. By 24 months and older the child is required to sit in their own seat per FAA regulations. This seat must be purchased.
  • 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
  • Fuel surcharge
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • DVD (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • CRUISE SHIP PICK UP- NAWILIWILI We ask all guests to please plan to be at the designated departure location at least 1 hr prior to FLIGHT TIME. When departing the ship, please proceed to where all taxi cabs are located and look for the vehicle marked 'SUNSHINE HELICOPTERS'.
  • 3730 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA HOTEL CUSTOMERS : Please check-in at Lihue Airport, located at 3730 Ahukini Rd. Look for the sign Sunshine Helicopters ' – 45 minutes before FLIGHT TIME
  • Ports:
  • NAWILIWILI
Duration
55m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.
  • We ask all guests to please plan to be at the designated departure location at least 1 hr prior to flight time on your booking voucher.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Weight Limit: 240 lbs Passengers over 240 lbs would need to purchase a comfort seat, which is the cost of another seat.
  • Infant age: In order for a child to sit on a parents lap the infant must not be older than 23 months. By 24 months and older the child is required to sit in their own seat per FAA regulations. This seat must be purchased.
  • 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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    3730 Ahukini Rd
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Hanalei Valley Lookout
    Na Pali Coast State Park
    Manawaiopuna Falls (Jurassic Park Falls)
    Waimea Canyon State Park
    Hanapepe Valley Lookout
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
9 reviews
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Sbonilla
Ranson, WV3 contributions
Breathtaking Views
This was a great way to see the island. It was also nice to get a bit of history and knowledge on specifics we were touring. The helicopter had an advantage over others as it had its doors but also had plenty of windows to see out of.I would recommend this for couples and families, and solo as well.
Written 25 September 2021
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Oletocbig
Yep, excellent views! Glad you mentioned the windows and seating as that is what most customers are worried about.Thank you for the review.
Written 27 September 2021
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ScaryLarry2014
Las Vegas, NV10 contributions
Go Safari! Kyles GREAT!
Excellent experience all around. From booking to staff/ ride to airport. Our pilot/ guide was friendly and informative. Great ride and sites!
Written 11 August 2021
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Oletocbig
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! THis alway s means a lot to us 🧡
Written 13 August 2021
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Keenan G
2 contributions
DONT PAY IN ADVANCE
Jun 2021 • Couples
Don't book/pay in advance. I paid $640 for my reservation and the booking agent got it wrong. I wasn't even in Hawaii and was charged $640 for a flight I never was on.
Written 15 June 2021
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Oletocbig
Aloha Keenan, I apologize that you booked the wrong date and were not yet in Hawaii. If the Viator agent made a mistake they should honor your funds back to you. As the operator, there is no refund for no-show customers.
Written 17 June 2021
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Jane A
Douglas, GA6 contributions
Sunshine helicopters
While in Kauai we flew with Chelsea around the beautiful island. She was an amazing pilot and we loved seeing Kauai from the air. The Sunshine Helicopter Tour people were THE BEST! We highly recommend this company and it's staff.

Written 28 February 2020
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Oletocbig
Kauai really is spectacular! Out of all the islands it is defiantly my personal favorite. Glad you enjoyed your pilot, and mahalo for the review
Written 1 March 2020
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Greg
1 contribution
Helicopter Adventure w/ Eco-Refuge Stop Was Great!
Nov 2019
My husband and I took a more expansive version of this helicopter adventure in late November, with a forty minute stop midway through in which we landed atop a mountain bordering an immense ravine amidst an amazing eco-refuge (an option available on the Safari website).

Upon landing, the owner of the property, Keith Robinson, whose family has played an important role in Kauai for generations, came uphill and greeted our helicopter, personally showing us around the 15-acre mountaintop landing area that he works constantly in his quest to protect the island's most-threatened indigenous flora.

Undeniably breathtaking and informative, the tour was well worth the splurge, and I'd strongly recommend it to anyone who stops on the island of Kauai. The pick-up from the cruise terminal was easy, the driver friendly (a fellow originally from Guam, named Jesse, with an unexpected fondness for country music), and the safety instructions given us beforehand clear and quick. Once in the air, the view quickly became stunning. In one moment we six tour-takers would be awing over a stretch of beautiful shoreline, only to be hanging in front of one of dozens of windblown, shoestring waterfalls a moment later, and then moving on to hover amid some massive crater, the whole time being informed by our quite knowledgable and friendly pilot, Kyle.

Truly an unforgettable experience. Someday we hope to go again.
Written 4 December 2019
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CAPTKAB
Baltimore, MD14 contributions
Great Finish!
Nov 2019
After a week enjoying both the north & south shores of this marvelous island, and some serious hiking in the mountains, we were able to take this helicopter tour on our last full day. It had been easily rescheduled from earlier in the week due to poor visibility weather. Fortunately we had a beautiful morning. Capt Jedi & the flight team were professional and engaging and we absolutely loved cementing our memories of Kauai from the air. A dicey headset compromised the captain's narrative a bit but it was certainly a blast sitting up front next to him.
Written 20 November 2019
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Oletocbig
Happy to hear you fully enjoyed your Kauai helicopter flight and pilot. Kauai really is one of the prettiest islands to see by air and I definitely highly recommend it. Thank you for the review :)
Written 21 November 2019
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jholiday17
Brampton, Canada26 contributions
A must do!
Sep 2019
Terrific views of the island! The scenery is so beautiful has to be seen for the air!
Pilot was terrific, very friendly and knowledge and felt very safe!
Written 23 September 2019
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Oletocbig
Thank you for the excellent review! I still say Kauai is best seen by air.
Written 23 September 2019
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Alan M
Oakdale, CT12 contributions
Breathtaking Aerial Tour
Mar 2019 • Couples
We were picked up on time at 7:00 am at our Cruise Ship and driven to the Sunshine Helicopter Tour Office. There, we were checked in, given a safety briefing and driven to the Airport. There were 6 of us plus the pilot in the helicopter. We were each given noise-canceling headphones to listen to the pilot's narrative and there were 2 microphones to pick up and ask the pilot questions. The helicopter was very well maintained and looked brand new.
The ride was super comfortable and quiet. The pilot was a real expert in smooth maneuvering of the craft with no sudden dips or direction changes. This was a sightseeing ride, not a thrill ride.
What we saw was absolutely beautiful. The early morning sunshine made the scenery really pop. We started along the coast and then went inland to view several beautiful canyons and waterfalls. The pilot's live narrative was informative and fun. He really knew his island. We saw so much that the time just flew by (no pun intended) and before we knew it, we had completely circled the island and were landing back at the airport. The office location made it convenient for us to spend the rest of the morning at a beautiful nearby beach.
Bottom Line: Great tour, knowledgeable, personable pilot, highly recommended.
Written 2 April 2019
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Oletocbig
Thanks Alan for this spectacular review and so glad you fully enjoyed! The Kauai helicopter flight is one of the most amazing flights for sure. I Agree with what you said Great tour, knowledgeable, personable pilot, highly recommended.
Written 3 April 2019
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madaliene2018
Santa Rosa, CA11 contributions
Cruising with a helicopter
Aug 2018 • Couples
This helicopter tour was recommended by our cruise line. It was an excellent suggestion. I have never been in one before and was a little nervous. My day had not been going well at all. I had a couple nosebleeds prior to the flight and the folks working there were wonderful. Let me sit and calm down, gave me Kleenex, water, etc. without any pressure. Preflight Safety information was ample. Getting on the helicopter was easy and pictures were taken along with a video of our flight. Liftoff and return were easy with our super trained pilot. Not only was our pilot skilled at flight, he was knowledgeable about the area and narrated what we were seeing. It was beautiful, informative, fun, exciting, and educational. I LOVED it. Thank you for an amazing tour!
Written 27 August 2018
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Aloha Madaliene, I am so glad to hear you enjoyed the Kauai helicopter. It really is one of the best ways to see all those kauai sites. Thank you again for the wonderful review.
Written 3 September 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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charylk2016
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Absolutely amazing!
Absolutely loved being so close to such majestic creatures! We saw 8 different manta rays and they kept feeding wit
Sunshine611513
Sunshine611513
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4 manta rays - great guide!! Buddha!!!
Buddha!!! Found best spot and 1-2-3-then 4 manta ray. Incredible experience. Forgo CAPT name, but he very nice man.
cynthiabN1883NH
cynthiabN1883NH
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Awesome
Buddha and Capt. Chris were wonderful. I would highly recommend them and thus experience. Better then the other co
jenniferhE2917KC
jenniferhE2917KC
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Good adventure
Great adventure, lots of fun. I learned a lot from Buddha about the Manta Ray’s. It was fun to see so many at once
V2818VSbradm
V2818VSbradm
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Absolutely incredible!! A must do activity
This was the highlight of our fantastic trip to Hawaii. We read other reviews and selected C Big Island Tours base
Stephen M
Stephen M
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Must do activity in Kona
Buddha is truly the manta whisperer. We had 7 mantas rolling under us for most of the time. He and Chris couldn’t h
920russellf
920russellf
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Amazing layover
My crew and i booked this last minute as a layover excursion. Honestly, since it was a last min. Booking, most tour
Brittany S
Brittany S
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My top thing we did in Hawaii!
One of the best things I have ever done! Chris and Budda took extra time to find the Manta Rays as they weren't in
weng1017
weng1017
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Awesome experience
I highly recommend this activity. The captain and the co-captain were very nice, with good customer service skills.
Julovelyyy
Julovelyyy
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Worth the money for the experience!!!
Trip was great! Captain was friendly, funny, and informative. Shout out to Buhdda, we saw a good amount of Mantas,
Ajoop27
Ajoop27
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Life changing experience!
First off the staff, Buddha and Kris were amazing! Very laid back and knew exactly what they were doing. My boyfrie
GreenThumb331
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Kona Cruise Stop. Part 1
Kona is the second stop in Hilo on our cruise. We booked a whole day tour with C Big. We started seeing green turt
Rainbowtravel64
Rainbowtravel64
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Safety not first priority
I’d like to start that I am a certified diver and I have realistic expectations when doing this type of trip. My is
BPetz5
BPetz5
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Excellent tour stops and guide
Even though it was raining, but that is not unusual for Hilo, the sightseeing was breathtaking. Our guide Dre was
Marigold252
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Fabulous tour with Giovanni
Our tour was five stars all the way. We were only on the bus gor a few minutes when Giovanni spotted two big green
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