Best of Kauai Helicopter Tours

by Jack Cheng
Kauai helicopter tours - Hawaii

Kauai is an island that must be seen from the air. Like an overgrown garden sprouting in the middle of the Pacific, no other island in Hawaii is quite like it. With dramatic, soaring cliffs carpeted by thick jungles, rainforests, and plunging waterfalls, much of Kauai’s rugged and untamed terrain is inaccessible from the ground.

Discover Kauai Helicopter Tour

Kauai helicopter tour Jurassic Fall

Zip along the verdurous forest of Hanapepe Valley and visit Manawaiopuna Falls, where parts of the Hollywood classic Jurassic Park were shot in 1993. The tour covers central and northern parts of Kauai and soars above Olokele and Waimea Canyons. The flight swings by Na Pali’s undulating valleys before finishing off by circling above the aquamarine waters of Hanalei Bay.

Duration: 45 minutes

Kauai Eco Adventure/Deluxe Grand Helicopter Tour

Kauai helicopter tour beaches


Covering more ground than the Discover Kauai Tour, the flights also sweep by Hanapepe Valley, and the red cliffs of Olokele and Waimea Canyons, before hovering over Na Pali Coast’s crystalline shoreline for a bird’s eye view. The tour then circles south toward the heart of the island and into Mount Waialeale.

Known as one of the rainiest spots on earth, this ancient volcano is home to a series of graceful waterfalls cascading from the sides of its lush green forest hills, called the “Wall of Tears”. The final stretch of the tour swings by the quiet, sandy beaches of southern Kauai.

Duration: 50 minutes

Epic Doors-off Helicopter Tour

Kauai helicopter tour doors off

Get the ultimate adrenaline rush by flying thousands of feet in the air, doors-off. Speed by the picturesque cliffs of Waimea Canyon. Feel the exhilarating rush of wind in the cockpit as you soar by Kauai’s winding valleys in search of hidden waterfalls. The flights make swift turns around Na Pali Coast’s secluded beaches and jagged shoreline, before making rounds around Hanalei Bay’s turquoise waters.

Duration: 60 minutes

Popular Helicopter Tour Operators


  • Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
  • Jack Harter Helicopters
  • Safari Helicopters
  • Sunshine Helicopters
  • Island Helicopters
  • Niihau Helicopters
  • Wings Over Kauai
  • Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours

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