Island Helicopters Kauai
Island Helicopters Kauai, Inc. has been providing deluxe helicopter tours from the Lihue Airport longer than any other company. In addition, they are the only company on Kauai that is permitted to land at a waterfall during a helicopter tour. All of Island Helicopters’ highly skilled professional pilots have thousands of hours, and numerous years of flying experience.
Taking a helicopter tour is consistently one of the top-10 bucket list items people desire to experience during their lifetime. Whether you are a first-time passenger or a helicopter-enthusiast, there is no better venue than Kauai to enjoy this type of exhilarating ride. With over 80% of the Kauai’s diverse terrain inaccessible by car, so much of the magnificent island can only be viewed from the air. A tour by Island Helicopters Kauai is the best way to see the island’s spectacular waterfalls, canyons, mountains, valleys, rainforests and secluded beaches. There is only one legally permitted waterfall landing tour on Kauai and only Island Helicopters Kauai offers the unique opportunity to land at Hawaii’s most famous waterfall.
Island Helicopters’ fleet of six-passenger, Airbus (formerly Eurocopter) “AStar” helicopters boast paramount viewing opportunities with their custom ceiling-to-floor windows. Due to Kauai’s daily variable weather conditions (i.e. temperature, humidity, precipitation, wind), Island elects to fly “doors-on”. With their helicopters’ distinctive windows, Island’s tours provide passengers with the best views, in an AStar’s quiet and safe, climate-controlled environment.
Curt and Bonnie Lofstedt, owners and operators of Island Helicopters Kauai, Inc., are long-time island residents with a home in the town of Kalaheo. They have kept their company small by choice, but their standards are always the highest. The safety, comfort and satisfaction of each customer are their main concerns. Since 1980, Island Helicopters has specialized in providing personalized tours for the independent traveler, families, and groups of all sizes. With the majority of this picturesque island unreachable by car, a helicopter tour is the most ecologically friendly way to see one of the most beautiful places in the world in its entirety.
See also: Kauai’s Waterfall Landing Adventure