Kauai Helicopter Tours
Kauai is not an extremely large island, meaning that Kauai helicopter tours will allow you to see all of the island in very little time. There is so much tropical wonder to behold here that you won’t believe your eyes. Whether you want to see the rugged coastline, the world famous beaches, the lush rainforests, or the mountain heights, there are thoughtfully designed Kauai helicopter tours to get you there.
Since deciding between similar excursions can often be difficult and time consuming, we thought we would boil it down to our two top picks. There are a pair of Kauai helicopter tours, in particular, that we find especially compelling.
The first is a “doors off” waterfall tour. This air tour lasts for about an hour and 15 minutes, and focuses on getting you up close to several of the iconic cascades scattered throughout the island. Among the most famous are Opaekaa Falls and Wailua Falls. The former features a dramatic 150 ft. dual plunge that flows down a wall of volcanic basalt, while the latter one, not too far away, is 175 ft. tall and was once featured on the credits to the TV show, “Fantasy Island.” Another collection of waterfalls you’ll see during this helicopter tour is the Wall of Tears at Mt. Waialeale. Here, on the eastern face of one of the wettest locations on Earth, you’ll see over a dozen streams of rushing water against a lush, green backdrop.
If that’s not enough, don’t forget that this air ride is doors off, meaning that there’s literally nothing standing between you and each waterfall—not even a pane of glass! The effect: you’ll feel the cool air and mist come off of each cascade, making this far more than a visual experience. You’ll actually feel and taste the water!
What a comprehensive look at Kauai?
The second of the two Kauai helicopter tours we want to mention is a 90-minute comprehensive expedition over the entire island. Like we said, it’s relatively easy to navigate the 500-square-mile landmass when you’re air born, so you can see quite a lot in an hour and a half.
Among the sites you’ll check out on this second excursion are Waimea Canyon, which is known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, due to its resemblance to the northern Arizona landmark; the Napali Coast, with its 17 miles of verdant sea cliffs and deep valleys; and the mile-high summit of Mt. Waialeale, which is covered in vegetation thanks to 450 inches of annual rainfall! In addition, you’ll check out spectacular Hanalei Bay, the cove at Kipu Kai, and various other coastal gems.
As you can tell, there’s no shortage of things to see on Kauai. Now, getting to all of them would be a challenge were you traveling by foot or wheel, but that’s not the case when you’re in the air. In other words, appreciating the entirety of this Hawaiian island is no problem with the help of Kauai helicopter tours.