Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours in Kauai, HI

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters3651 Ahukini RoadLihue, Kauai, HI 96766
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Overview

Offered by Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, the Kauai ECO Adventure lets guests enjoy an incredible tour of Kauai aboard the state-of-the-art American Eurocopter ECO-Star, featuring a spacious interior, comfortable seating, two-way communication with the pilot and expansive windows for seeing the island’s natural beauty. Guests can see waterfalls, an ancient volcano, Waimea Canyon and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Lihue, Kauai Travel Experts
  • Tour routes and sights visited may vary according to wind and weather conditions. Volcanic activity varies hourly.
  • Tour duration: approx. 55 minutes.
  • Two-way communication between you and your expert Blue Hawaiian pilot.
  • Bose® aviation-grade noise-canceling headsets.
  • 4-camera digital DVD in-flight recording available for purchase.
  • Sights include Wailua Falls, Mt. Waialeale, Hanapepe Valley, and Mana Waiapuna, commonly referred to as "Jurassic Park Falls."

Description

from Blue Hawaiian Kauai Helicopter Tours
According to National Geographic, Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours is “Hawaii’s premiere helicopter tour company.”

In 2001 Blue introduced the 21st-century "quiet-technology" Eco-Star helicopter to Hawaii, featuring first-class seating for every guest, an expansive cockpit, and incomparable panoramic views. Blue was the first company on Kauai to offer you this phenomenal, state of the art aircraft.

When you choose Blue on Kauai, you’ll enjoy:
  • Bose® aviation-grade noise-canceling headsets

  • 4-camera digital DVD in-flight recording

  • Two-way communication between you and your expert Blue Hawaiian pilot—each of whom is a State of Hawaii Certified Tour Guide

  • The most honored mechanics and customer service in the industry

Treat yourself to a first-class ECO Adventure over the Garden Isle of Kauai in the incredible new American Eurocopter ECO-Star. This state-of-the-art marvel gives you 23% more interior room, individual Business Class style seats, two-way communication with your pilot, and expansive glass for outstanding sweeping views of Kauai's incomparable natural beauty.

Sculpted by nature for six million years, Kauai’s legendary beauty is epitomized by the Na Pali Coast – 14 miles of sea cliffs ascending 3,000 feet above the untamed shoreline, with sheer-walled valleys and cascading waterfalls—and sensational Waimea Canyon, the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” Most of Kauai’s awe-inspiring sights are inaccessible from the ground and can only be seen by helicopter, yet not all helicopters are equal. To truly appreciate Kauai’s epic beauty, you have to experience it aboard a Blue Hawaiian Eco-Star.

Duration of Flight: Approximately 55 minutes.

Tour Departures:
Morning - 7:00am - 10:30am
Mid-Day - 10:30am - 1:00pm
Afternoon - After 1:00pm
(A Reserve Direct representative will contact you within 48 hours after booking to confirm your actual flight time.)

Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

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Mackenzie L
Seattle, Washington
"Incredible tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 24, 2018 NEW
We did their 1 hour tour over the island of Kauai in May 2018. It was absolutely amazing! The scenery is unbelievable and to fly over the entire island and see all the sights from a helicopter was incredible. Highly recommended! Note - we were originally scheduled to do it on a Sunday but just before we were supposed to go, it was cancelled due to bad weather. I'd much prefer not to fly in bad weather so I was happy with their decision but sad not to go. However, they rescheduled us to a few days later and we able to do it no problem that time. Thanks for you customer service!
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Scott C
"Awesome Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 24, 2018 NEW
Our helicopter pilot Scott McGregor was great. They’ve got this down. We were canceled earlier for safety concerns which is fine - safety first. They added a time slot for us at end of day. Informative, saw sites you couldn’t see hiking or boating, and got around entire island in less than an hour. Pricey for a family of five, but something all of us will always remember.
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edrita2018
"blue hawaiian helicopters - kauai 6/14/2018"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 19, 2018 NEW
my wife and i had a pilot by the name of brody. excellent pilot with his skills and knowledge. equally impressed with his personality and values.definitely recommend taking this beautiful flight over kauai with blue hawaiian helicopters and ask for brody
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Kate S
Oshawa, Canada
"Worth. Every. Cent."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 19, 2018 NEW
Trip Date: June 13, 2018 Travellers: 21 years to 52 years We booked our Blue Hawaiian helicopter tour of Kaua’i well in advance of our trip (months) to ensure that we got a spot. We chose Blue Hawaiian based on family recommendations and Trip Advisor reviews. There is no doubt it is a costly excursion as there were four of us @ $200 each US ($260 Cdn at the time we travelled) and we weren’t sure we wanted to spend that much. However, after going, we agreed we would do it again in a heartbeat. There is so much of Kaua’i that you cannot see/get to other than by boat or helicopter and it is a visual experience like no other. Two of us were concerned about the possibility of motion sickness, and we took Dramamine just in case. We didn’t need to be concerned at all. We could not believe how smooth the ride was – it was slow - not what you imagine from watching reruns of M*A*S*H! Neither of us had any issues whatsoever (driving some of the roads can be way worse than the motion of the helicopter). We booked on the EcoStar because everyone gets their own seat (versus bench seating that is available in other helicopters). We were concerned about getting ‘window’ seats but again, that concern was unfounded. The viewing area from this helicopter is extremely large and the seats are based on your weight so that they can balance the helicopter – it’s that plain and simple. In addition to the enormous windows, the pilot does a 360 degree sweep of all of the key sights so that everyone gets a view. Everyone has a comfortable head set and a small microphone that allows them to speak with the pilot and ask questions. Our pilot, Brody, was amazing. He is native to the island and had a wealth of information to share with us. He was also very engaging and funny. His love of the islands was very evident. We purchased the video of our ride for $40 (US) and again, are happy that we did. You can take stills off the video and all of the chatting you do with the pilot is captured. There are cameras inside and outside to record the trip and we look forward to watching it when we get home. Having said that, it is easy to capture photos during the trip as the ride is so smooth although you will get reflection and distortion at times from the bubble shape of the windows (which is why we went for the video). You don’t have to worry if you wake up to clouds the morning of your ride (we booked the 1:00 p.m. flight as it is often cloudy in the morning with clearing in the late morning/early afternoon). There are so many micro climates on the island, and the tour takes you around the entire island – so no matter what you wake up to, you will likely experience cloud, sun, and rain on your tour (our tour was 50 – 55 minutes in length).
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neilhudgens101
Pueblo, Colorado
"A Fantastic Flight!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 19, 2018 NEW
Garrett, the Pilot was great the whole trip was unbelievable! Not to be missed. The narration was great, who ever planned the music was a genius
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Hawaiian Kauai Helicopter Tours

Do you make a video of our actual tour? How long is it?
Every flight is captured on a high-quality DVD. Each helicopter is equipped with four cameras; three external and one in the cabin. The video recording begins during the boarding process. On the video, you'll most likely first see yourself as you approach the aircraft for boarding. To orchestrate the most interesting video, the pilot chooses between the forward, side or internal camera as the flight progresses. The cabin camera, for example, usually shows you right after lift-off as it is so much fun to capture our guests’ expressions of amazement. The recording is continuous until landing and includes digital quality music chosen to complement the changing scenery, plus all the pilot's narration. The video is available for purchase right after you return from your flight.


What should we wear?
Our helicopters are temperature-controlled so dress comfortably but wear dark clothing to minimize any window reflections. If your flight includes a landing at higher elevations, bring a sweater in case it's chilly. Hats are not allowed to be worn around the helicopters as they can fly up into the rotors and damage the aircraft. We will be happy to hold any hats for you until you return from your tour.


Do you recommend taking anti-motion sickness medication?
If you are particularly prone to motion sickness, taking a precautionary anti-motion sickness medication is a good idea. However, our flights are very smooth and turns are slow and gentle. This is a professional scenic tour, not a thrill ride. Most people do not experience motion sickness and do not need an anti-motion sickness medication.


Will we be the only ones in the helicopter? How is seating arranged?
Unless you charter the complete helicopter you will be sharing the flight with other guests. We try to seat couples and families side-by-side as much as possible. We cannot guarantee particular seating as it is often dictated by our FAA approved “weight and balance” program. However, visibility from every seat is excellent in both our A-Stars and Eco-Stars, since there are no cabin partitions that would block part of the view as is the case on other types of helicopters.