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Mauna Loa Helicopters Tours

#4 of 33 Tours in Lihue
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Address: 3501 Rice St Ste 212, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1764
Phone Number: +1 808-652-3148

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One of the BEST experiences I've ever had

This was my first trip to Hawaii and in general, it was terrible. Rained every single day we were there. The one and only highlight was the helicopter ride with Mauna Loa. We did... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Jenna M
San Jose, California

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my first trip to Hawaii and in general, it was terrible. Rained every single day we were there. The one and only highlight was the helicopter ride with Mauna Loa. We did the doors off extended tour and it was worth every single penny we paid. I don't think you can truly get the feel for Kauai without... More 

Thank Jenna M
McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I am so glad I chose Mauna Loa! Private and personal helicopter tour of the most amazing scenery imaginable. You'll have a comfortable head set on and can speak with the pilot. He explains everything perfectly as you tour. Like floating on a cloud. DOORS OFF PEOPLE! We had Guy take us up. Very mature and kind. The nice ladies... More 

Thank Danny F
London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We signed up for the 'doors off' helicopter tour and I was a bit nervous because some say it is cold/wet.... However, after the initial take off, there absolutely no worries. Our pilot, Bruno, was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and reassuring during the entire flight. My husband has flown small fixed wing craft and he was thoroughly impressed with... More 

Thank KMM806
Schertz, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

WOW. What an excursion. Our first helicopter ride and it was the best. I found this company through Trip Advisor, and so happy I took the chance. We did an extended ride (75) minute ride, doors off. Bruno was our pilot for the trip and made it priceless. The doorless carries two people and the pilot, no bad seats. But... More 

Thank Apostolow
Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ian flew us with great skill. As a7th generation Hawaiian he knew every mountain range, every waterfall, every Valley and provided lots of info. A very professional and safe company to fly with. Thank you

Thank OMGYumYum
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked originally with Jack Harter tours but was put off when told i had to buy an extra seat due to the fact that my wife and i were over a 400lb maximum weight restriction. Booked with Mauna Loa and had no problem. Smaller Helicopter meant a private tour for less money. The Pilot Bruno made sure we were... More 

Thank drewmdayton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We did a one hour tour with Mauna Loa, hosted by Matt, our pilot. It could not have been a better experience. My other half and I are a photographer/videographer team, and I have my pilot's license. I love to be in the air! We chose this company because you have a private tour, and we wanted doors off so... More 

Thank Annalise K
Port Hadlock, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Mauna Loa for the doors off option. 2 additional benefits were the private ride and the fact that the helicopter is relatively small, so our pilot (Ian) was able to take us into the crevices and valleys, not just along the open coastline. We went at 10am the day after a big rain and the amount of waterfalls... More 

Thank LJS247
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was determined to doors off because of my new found hobby of photography. I initially booked with Jack Harter Helicopter's but was told I would most likely be in the middle because of my weight. So I decided to go with Mauna Loa, bc it is a smaller aircraft you are guaranteed a window seat and we had our... More 

Thank Ladyivy1
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I couldn't go to Hawaii and not do a helicopter tour. I received several great recommendations for helicopter tours on TA, but I decided to go with Mauna Loa since they offer the doors-off tours. It's pricey, but well worth it. Our tour guide, Bruno, was very friendly and knowledgeable about the island. He took us over countless beautiful waterfalls,... More 

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