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Safari Helicopters

#6 of 33 Tours in Lihue
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Address: 3225 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1108
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+1 808-246-0136
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 17:30
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For 26 years Safari has been taking people on helicopter tours to the...

For 26 years Safari has been taking people on helicopter tours to the inaccessible wonders of Kauai. Guest safety and satisfaction are Safari Helicopters top priority.

Take an air tour with Safari Helicopters to find out why they've been named best of Kauai 3 years in a row.

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Absolutely worth it. Exciting experience

This is my second time I had an helicopter ride. The first one was in Los Angeles and I loved it. This time, the location is absolutely stunning and Kauai was going to surprise... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
rocco c
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Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is my second time I had an helicopter ride. The first one was in Los Angeles and I loved it. This time, the location is absolutely stunning and Kauai was going to surprise me. I really forgot the name of the pilot. A mid 50's years old man, extremely prepared, confident, knowledgeable and funny. I booked on line for... More 

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Thank rocco c
Paul M, Chief Pilot at Safari Helicopters, responded to this review

Aloha, We are so happy that you had a wonderful time with us. Thank you for taking the time to send us your positive review. Let us know if you are a return Guest. Paul Matero Chief Pilot More 

belmont nc
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34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I'd give them five stars. They were very upfront about the weather conditions. As we waited to get info (we were the first flight of the day) the ground crew entertained us with stories and information and other recommended to do and to go places on the island. In the end they told us it was our choice to fly... More 

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Paul M, Chief Pilot at Safari Helicopters, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy life to send us this positive review. We are so appreciative because we are still a small family operated business. One of the last here on the island. Kauai's weather keeps our reservationists on their toes with it's dramatic changes. Paul Matero Chief Pilot More 

British Columbia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a helicopter tour of Kauai today , with our pilot Dana, that was the absolute highlight of our trip. We researched all the companies and Safari had the best safety record by far in our opinion. Our pilot Dana was humorous, entertaining, and knowledgable. We would not hesitate to recommend Safari Helicopters for their excellent service. Fantastic way... More 

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Paul M, Chief Pilot at Safari Helicopters, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you so much for doing your research & choosing us. We are still a small family operated company & sometimes it's difficult for us to compete. So we pride ourselves on safety & service. We are so stoked that you had a wonderful time with us & were able to see the beauty of Kauai that is just... More 

Seminole, Florida
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took the waterfall tour in early April. It was a clear day. The views were amazing! Very friendly staff that are safety conscious. I was very nervous about going up in a helicopter for an hour so I researched the companies and picked Safari because I didn't find any previous accidents on their record. Followed their... More 

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Paul M, Chief Pilot at Safari Helicopters, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a positive review & recommendation. We are still a small family operated company & sometimes it's difficult for us to compete. We pride ourselves on safety & service. We are so stoked that you had a wonderful time with us. Thank you for choosing Safari Helicopters. Paul Matero... More 

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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing views, with highly experienced and informed pilot! This company is one of two companies allowed to land in a private canyon, where the owner of the canyon met up with us and told us some of the history of the land, as well as how he is working to restore some endangered plant species! Also, great for movie buffs,... More 

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Paul M, Chief Pilot at Safari Helicopters, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a positive review. We are so appreciative because we are still a small family operated business. One of the last here on the island. We are so happy that you had a wonderful time with us. Paul Matero Chief Pilot More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent flight with a very competent pilot, Julia. Well organised, professional company. I thoroughly enjoyed the flight and the commentary and of course the scenery is just so spectacular. I would recommend this to everyone.

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Paul M, Chief Pilot at Safari Helicopters, responded to this review

Aloha, Julia is a pretty amazing pilot and we are so lucky to have her. Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a positive review & recommendation. We are still a small family operated company & sometimes it's difficult for us to compete. We pride ourselves on safety & service. We are so stoked that you... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to get the overview of Kauai from the air. Our pilot was competent and clearly loved his job. We had a good hour in the air in a 6-passenger helicopter. You can't request seats, but I was lucky enough to be up front. Even my husband in the back had good views, though, and appreciated that our pilot gave... More 

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Paul M, Chief Pilot at Safari Helicopters, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a positive review.We are still a small family operated company & sometimes it's difficult for us to compete. So we pride ourselves on safety & service. We are so stoked that you had a wonderful time with us & were able to see the beauty of Kauai that... More 

Orem, Utah
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed this! The check-in process was simple and quick. The helicopter ride was smooth and comfortable. The pilot (Julia?) was terrific,very calming voice as she narrated the flight and educated us on the islands history and landscape. I loved seeing the majority of the island that is hard to access otherwise. The Na Pali Coast was breathtakingly beautiful!... More 

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Paul M, Chief Pilot at Safari Helicopters, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a positive review . We are lucky to have Julia with us. She truly loves what she does and does it very well. The Na Play Coast is always special and Mt. Waialeale, although very rainy usually, is always a delight. Paul Matero Chief Pilot More 

Fresno, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tour is going to be mind-blowing no matter the tour operator. However, our pilot, Paul, was an amazing guide and narrator and a top-notch pilot as well. I was moved to tears by the landscape of Kauai and the Na'Pali coast and Paul was at the ready with a handkerchief! I didn't want to land. And my 10 year... More 

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Paul M, Chief Pilot at Safari Helicopters, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a positive review. I enjoyed the flight as much as you did. The fact that you were moved to tears shows that you understand the incredible beauty of Kauai, it is overwhelming. Your son was a great co-pilot and I imagine he will one day become a pilot... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an amazing trip on our helicopter ride with Julia. You get to see so much of the island when flying above. I do recommend Safari Helicopters for everyone.

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Thank Marc V
Paul M, Chief Pilot at Safari Helicopters, responded to this review

Aloha, We are so happy that you had a wonderful time with us. Thank you for taking the time to send us your positive review.We are very proud of Julia and consider ourselves lucky to have her in the Safari Family. Paul Matero Chief Pilot More 

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