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Mauna Loa Helicopters Tours

#3 of 34 Tours in Lihue
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Address: 3501 Rice St Ste 212, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1764
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+1 808-652-3148

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Doors-off was exhilarating and there's really no bad seat

I did a lot of research before choosing a company to book our Kauai helicopter tour and I'm so glad we went with Mauna Loa. We had such a wonderful experience. It was easy to... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2015
Emily T

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Reviewed 28 September 2015

I did a lot of research before choosing a company to book our Kauai helicopter tour and I'm so glad we went with Mauna Loa. We had such a wonderful experience. It was easy to find where to park at their office. After you watch a safety video, you board a shuttle that takes you to the landing strip. We... More 

1 Thank Emily T
Mansfield, Texas, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

When planning our second trip to Kauai we decided to do something we hadn't done on our last trip - a helicopter tour. After much research and reading endless reviews of the various tour companies, we decided on Mauna Loa. The were a few reasons we chose them. One was the ability to have a more personal, private tour. It... More 

2 Thank Steve W
Hoboken, New Jersey
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

A helicopter tour of Kauai is a must do. I would recommend Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours because you can get a private tour with the doors off. It looked like Blue Hawaiian and the other bigger tours were packing 6 people into the same helicopter together. Totally different experience than riding in an agile little 4 seater without the doors... More 

2 Thank epl210
Houston, Texas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We had a big group wanting to go on helicopter tour of the NaPali coast and Waimea Canyon, and it was a great experience. We were originally booked with another helicopter company, but they were not very accommodating, so after seeing that Mauna Loa was highly rated, we switched over about half of our group and we were not disappointed.... More 

1 Thank DRZtripper
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

if you want to get the best possible photo opportunities, I can definitely recommend a doors-off helicopter flight. This was one of the major highlights of our Hawaii trip. The weather was a bit uncertain on that day (low visibility due to clouds/fog over Waimea canyon), and our pilot - Ronnie from Austria - asked us whether we wanted to... More 

1 Thank Annette L
new york, ny
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

Doors off is the way to go! Ronnie was our friendly, informative pilot. We felt entirely safe and comfortable and if there were slight "bumps" to encounter over the mountains, he would give us a heads-up so that it did not come as a surprise. The views are simply breathtaking and you are able to view areas of the island... More 

1 Thank jlynyc
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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191 reviews
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

This was our very first flight in a helicopter - and we couldn't wait to see the parts of the island of Kauai that can only be seen from the air. Our pilot, Guy, was great at going over the safety instructions...and we had chosen the "door off" option, as we wanted to have the best view and (hopefully!) get... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

Despite my initial fears caused by my motion sickness (cars, buses, boats..you name it), we have decided to book an extended doors off helicopter tour with Mauna Loa...and what a great decision that was!! The tour was probably the best experience we have ever done in our entire life. If you go on Kauai, you just can' t miss this!... More 

1 Thank Veronika C
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

My husband brought me to Kauai for my birthday and so we decided what better way to see the island than by helicopter. Mauna Lao helicopter tours were amazing start to finish. We opted for a doors off extended tour and it was totally worth it! Upon submitting our request for flight time we were contacted immediately and booked within... More 

1 Thank DeAnna L
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

I'll never forget that scene in Jurassic Park where the helicopter was flying through that awesome valley. I wondered if it was even real (with Photoshop, you can never tell). Who could have known that one day I would complete my helicopter pilot training and fly that very canyon myself - and MLH made it all possible! MLH flies Robinson... More 

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