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“What a ride!”

Inter-Island Helicopters - Tours
Ranked #1 of 7 Tours in Hanapepe
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Owner description: Looking for maximum adventure on YOUR next vacation to Kauai, Hawaii? At Inter-Island Helicopters we want your flight to be the very best it can be! We feature Robinson Helicopters with GUARANTEED WINDOW SEATING, which has no middle back seats! This means everyone gets an amazing view. And by flying with the DOORS OFF, not only do you get the best view, you get exceptional photos - no glare. Experience the beauty of the island with us here at Inter-Island Helicopters. Try our WATERFALL ADVENTURE TOUR today!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Scottsdale, Arizona
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“What a ride!”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

My husband sat in the front seat next to the pilot and I sat in back. No doors means it's windy. If you do doors off and have longish hair, I suggest a headband or bandana to keep your hair from whipping about your face/eyes.
The pilot has the best office in the world! He was very knowledgeable about the island and its history, the flora and fauna too. It was an amazing experience and we got some beautiful photos.

Visited July 2013
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Austin, Texas, United States
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“island adventure”
Reviewed 29 March 2014

this was our first time to Kauai and wanted to do all the touristy things. we called several helicopter tours prior to getting to the island with little response. so went thur the hotel we were staying at and they hooked us up with inter island helicopters for a private ride, doors off. this was one of the most exciting things I have done. the pilot was very competent. the office staff-very friendly. if you are thinking of a helicopter ride this is the one for you. it was a bit scarey at first, but with the pilots soothing voice the view took over and was a wonderful experience.

Visited March 2014
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Calgary, AB
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77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Only company to offer doors off experience in Kauai! ”
Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

We booked the day before and arrived 30min prior to our 2:30 departure.

Few clouds in the sky but easily avoidable by our skilled helicopter pilot, Spencer.

We choose Inter Island for two key reasons:
1. Only helicopter company in Kauai to offer a true doors off helicopter experience.

2. Smaller r-44 helicopter allowed for a truly private and intimate flight experience for just the two of us. This proved to be huge for us and our ability to get unobstructed views at all times.


The 55min flight took us over some of the most breathtaking scenery this planet has to offer. Because it was just the two of us, we appreciated being able to talk and engage Spencer our pilot with any and all the questions that came to mind.

Spencer was a charismatic and professional host and did everything to make it an unforgettable experience for us.

Robin in the office was organized and professional and made us feel comfortable and safe with all pre flight requirements.

We heard blue Hawaiian was the "Cadillac" of helicopter tours in Kauai however we were much happier with our private, more intimate doors off flight tour of this truly magnificent island paradise.


Highly recommend Inter Island! Door off all the way!

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San Jose, California
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61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic Island Tour!”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Small helicopter, no doors, great views...what's not to like!? This outfit was recommended to me by a boat captain I went fishing with out of Port Allen. Said, if you're gonna take a helicopter ride, definitely check these guys out! Booking was great and easy. I was able to get in with a couple from Canada who was hoping a third person would show up so they could go. As a result, the booking gal gave me a huge discount on the longer tour. He took time to go over safety procedures, the headphones for the radio communication, and we were off! Our pilot was very knowledgeable about the places he showed us on the island, and took time to make sure we all got to see out both sides so all could take some awesome photos! It was pretty windy out that day, and I was glad to be in a helicopter instead of a small plane. Definitely less turbulence in the helicopter. I got some amazing photos which I had framed and are now gracing the walls of my condo in Kapaa.

Visited May 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Great ride”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

I took this company's Kauai tour and it was amazing. From check in to a final soft landing Stephanie and Eli ensured ensured we were safe, comfortable and had the best viewing experience possible. The open doors allowed great photos and Eli turned the helicopter to ensure both sides got unobstructed views of every major view. The sights themselves were spectacular, from the entrance to Waimea Canyon, multiple waterfalls, the canyon itself and, of course, the Napali Coast. Highly recommended!

Visited March 2014
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