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Island Helicopters Kauai
Ranked #8 of 34 Tours in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The perfect way for families of all ages and abilities to see the island in detail.
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2014

My family of 6 just went on the grand tour of Kauai with Island Helicopters. The entire staff was friendly and professional from beginning to end. Booking was a breeze and the price compared to other companies was fantastic. Our pilot, Warren, flew us into the canyons with waterfalls and would turn the copter slowly so everyone was able to view from all angles. The flight was sooo smooth and Warren's narration during the tour and his knowledge of the Island was second to none. He was able to answer every question we had regarding the land and its history. I highly recommend Island helicopter. It will be the highlight of your trip.

Visited August 2014
3 Thank AliciaJCo
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Breath taking”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

The over 1-hr helicopter trip over the Waimea Canyon was the experience of a lifetime. Did it thsi morning and can't wait to do it again.

Experience one of the most beautiful places on earth with this company...and, if you're lucky, you'll get Jody (Joseph) as your pilot & guide. We landed at Jurassic Falls - incredible. And flying over the ridges of the canyon was thrilling and serene at the same time.

The. Best.

See you next time!

Visited August 2014
5 Thank Matthew M
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San Francisco, CA
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not worth it”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Staff were too busy to help when we called to book. No clear instructions about where to park when checking in. Robin(staff) lied about seating arrangements. Overall it's not worth spending the extra $$$.

The pilot however was a really nice person and did a fantastic job of describing the places ( although we could see very little being crammed in the back).

Visited August 2014
4 Thank CFY C
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islandhelicopters, Owner at Island Helicopters Kauai, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We are somewhat confused as to how or when you flew with us since your opening comment is "staff too busy to help when we called to book". Whether it is over the phone or by email we give very explicit instructions to our office and for those individuals who do not write it down, we are on Google maps. We do take issue for you to state that one of our employees lied to you; we have been in business over 34 years and Robin has been a part of our team over 15 years. During those 15 years, not one passenger has ever accused her or anyone else in our company of lying. If the implication is that you requested a particular seat but were not seated in that seat; keep in mind that we do seating in accordance with an FAA approved weight and balance and also you were probably not the only one making a seating request. All passengers have the option of chartering the helicopter for themselves allowing you the opportunity to select your own seats provided there are no weight and balance issues.
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Evanston, Illinois, United States
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42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Vow renewal at Jurrasic Park Falls - amazing!”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

This review is for anyone considering a marriage ceremony/vow renewal at Jurrasic Park Falls.

In short, this was one of the best experiences of my life! The landing spot by the falls was incredible, and although we're allotted a limited time there the ceremony was perfect and we had time for pictures, including the one included with this message.

If you are considering a marriage ceremony/vow renewal, keep in mind you'll have about 15 minutes for the ceremony, and will have room for a total of 6 passengers including yourselves. For our 25th anniversary vow renewal, we brought our two teen boys, the officiant, and a a professional photographer. It was wonderful.

So, if you are considering a ceremony, I'd highly recommend the experience assuming you're okay with the limitations.

And regardless, the helicopter tour was simply amazing.


Visited August 2014
3 Thank John S
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132 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“A great experience”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We have visited Kauai numerous times for extended multi week/month vacations, but for some reason had never before availed ourselves of this attraction. We were very glad that finally got around to this activity. Despite the clouds and rain we were still able to view the beauty of this island that previously we had only seen from the ground or the ocean. Seeing the NaPali coast from the perspective of the air gave it a totally new and even more dramatic dimension than what we had ever experienced before. Our pilot was super not only technically but also in terms of his knowledgeable narration. Having a very good working knowledge of Kauai we found ourselves able to spot our favorite landmarks, beaches, and settlements before having to be told what they were. Seeing it all from the air made it appear even more spectacular. Everything from making our reservation, to dealing with the ground crew/safety orientation and the actual flight itself were handled without a hitch. This is not an inexpensive tour, but definitely worth it.

Visited August 2014
2 Thank TravelHoundUtah
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