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Kauai Shore Excursion: 55-minute Helicopter Adventure Flight

Lihue, United States

From $349.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 55 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


See the natural wonders of Kauai from the air on this scenic helicopter flight from Lihue. Sights include Waimea Canyon (known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific), Manawaiopuna Falls (Jurassic Park Falls), Na Pali Coast State Park, the Hanalei Valley waterfalls, and more. Cruise port pickup and drop-off provided from Nawiliwili Harbor. Select a departure time when booking.
  • Take a scenic helicopter flight over Kauai
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Take in views of Waimea Canyon, Na Pali, and waterfalls
  • Shore excursion gets you back to your boat

What's Included

  • Fuel surcharge
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Gratuities
  • DVD (available to purchase)

Departure & Return

This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.

Departure Point

  • 3730 Ahukini Rd, 3730 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA

    HOTEL CUSTOMERS : Please check-in at Lihue Airport, located at 3730 Ahukini Rd. Look for the sign Sunshine Helicopters ' – 45 minutes before FLIGHT TIME

Pickup Details


Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

Please Note

CRUISE SHIP PICK UP- NAWILIWILI We ask all guests to please plan to be at the designated departure location at least 1 hr prior to FLIGHT TIME. When departing the ship, please proceed to where all taxi cabs are located and look for the vehicle marked 'SUNSHINE HELICOPTERS'.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.
  • We ask all guests to please plan to be at the designated departure location at least 1 hr prior to flight time on your booking voucher.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Weight Limit: 240 lbs Passengers over 240 lbs would need to purchase a comfort seat, which is the cost of another seat.
  • Infant age: In order for a child to sit on a parents lap the infant must not be older than 23 months. By 24 months and older the child is required to sit in their own seat per FAA regulations. This seat must be purchased.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Operated by C Big Island LLC

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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39 reviews
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What a view!
Thomas_L, May 2022
Seeing the waterfalls and flying thru the canyons was a trip! The ride was much smoother than helicopter rides I have had before.
Response from Host, May 2022
Wonderful to hear Thomas! Kauai is so stunning by air. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review😊
Take this trip
Albert_V, May 2022
Ease of reservation, pick-up, and pre-flight instruction were mentionable. If you come to this island take this trip.
Response from Host, May 2022
Aloha Albert for the review. So glad you enjoyed the flight
Worth every cent!
Heather_G, May 2022
Wow! What an incredible excursion. Words cannot describe the awe we took in. Our pilot...Eli? told us information on all of the sights- Kaua'i raised. He was also smooth w the flight. I was quite nervous but this was a highly recommended experience! To get so close to the waterfalls and see all the sights from multiple angles can't be experienced from the ground!
Response from Host, May 2022
Aloha Heather, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review :) So glad you fully enjoyed your pilot and helicopter tour of Kauai. I would honestly say it is the most stunning flight out of all the islands......even over the big island volcano ❤❤
Amazing views.
Anonymous, Apr 2022
Experienced pilot. Informative. Phenomenal views. As a short person stuck in the back, had obstructed views, but what I did see was beautiful. Weight distribution is important for safety.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Aloha yes Kauai is most beautiful by air I would agree. everything is done by FAA weight and balanced regulations. Thank you for understanding
Big art was excellent...
paul, Mar 2022
Big art was excellent pilot and tour guide…it was the best helicopter tour that I’ve done in the islands!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you Paul for taking the time to leave a review! Kauai really is best seen by air ❤
A must while visiting Kauai
Baruch_S, Feb 2022
Seeing the island from above is incredible. Really gives you a feel for the magnificent landscape which is inaccessible any other way!
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Aloha Baruch, so happy to hear you had a bewildering experience. The helicopter does provide a unique perspective to the islands. Thank you for your wonderful feedback.
Such a thorough...
Joan_M, Jan 2022
Such a thorough experience around the whole island and up and personal with those ridges. Also very knowledgeable pilot. Thank you.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Thank you for the review Joan. Yes it is quite an experience getting so close to those ridges!
simply gorgeous
Josephina_H, Dec 2021
beautiful beautiful beautiful! guide was very knowledgeable and we loved the whole ride. the best way to see Kauai is by helicopter and this company did it right
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Thank you Joseph so very much for taking the time to leave a review. This means the world to us😊
1 traveler found this review helpful
Stunning Views!
John_B, Dec 2021
Arthur was a great guide and pilot. When we went it was cloudy and bumpy, but it was still a gorgeous view of the island. Arthur made sure we were all able to see the landmarks. It was stunning view of the island and one you cannot see driving!
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Thank you John for taking the time to leave a review. So glad you enjoyed your pilot Arthur and the beautiful island of Kauai. 😊
Must Do!
Michael_J, Nov 2021
Unbelievably beautiful! Great excursion! Our pilot Bogart was an incredible guide....super knowledgeable!
Response from Host, Nov 2021
So glad you enjoyed your Kauai flight! Thank you for the review ❤
Amazing Fly Over!
Edgar_P, Sep 2021
I wanna start by saying that Oleathia was amazing in helping us out. We booked our helicopter tour and we switched the the days and times a couple of times. They where able to switched out our reservations every time I requested it. They where fast in responding back to me. The flight was awesome, beautiful view of the island and the pilot would tell us everything about each place we where flying. I will definitely be booking with them if I come back to visit the island again. Thank you for a beautiful fly around the island.
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Thanks Edgar, you're making me blush! I most certainly was happy to help firsthand. Thank you for the wonderful review.....not too often the behind the scenes people like me get noticed. So this really made my day!😁
Worth it!
Cheryl_Q, Sep 2021
Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Lots of fun! Highly recommended to see parts of the island not usually accessible.
Response from Host, Sep 2021
So glad tp hear you enjoyed your flight and the staff! Thank you for joining us :)
Unbelievable views
Meggan_R, Sep 2021
The company was very professional. The experience was great. The pilot was an informative narrator for the flight. I liked that he flew the helicopter so both sides could view the sights making it so there were no “bad” seats. I felt safe and comfortable. The views were unbelievable.
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Aloha, I'm so glad you mentioned no bad seats as that is one of the most things customers are usually worried about. So very glad you enjoyed your trip with us. Thank you for the review ❤
Nice flight
PierreOlivier_J, Sep 2021
Nice flight. We see every important site on the Island. Very safe pilot, veteran of Vietnam war. Weather was nice, not too cloudy.
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Yes, Kauai is most stunning my the air for sure. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review :)
Heaven on Earth!
Shannon_H, Aug 2021
Amazing views! We enjoyed the narrative throughout the flight. Great experience. Would highly recommend!
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Kauai island really is amazing by air. so glad to hear you enjoyed! Thank you for reviewing :)
Memorable Experience
Stephane_H, Aug 2021
Very professional staff. Comfortable seats and we felt safe. Despite the noise of the engine, etc. the headphones were sufficient in cutting as much noise out, as possible. Our pilot, Russell, did a great job and we could hear him very clearly. The windows were great and we could could take great pictures even from the back seats. Kauai is beautiful!
Response from Host, Aug 2021
So glad you enjoyed the flight! Thank you for the review ❤
It was epic!
Keegan_D, Jul 2021
This was worth every penny! The flight was amazing and breathtaking!!! The staff at sunshine helicopters were very friendly and helpful! I highly recommend this to anyone that wants to see the island! You won’t regret it!!
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Thank you, Keegan! I agree with you. I have personally done helicopter flights on every island and I have to say Kauai takes the cake! Thank you for the review
Must do activity
Christopher_H, Jun 2021
Great tour! Pilot was awesome!! Helicopter was new and clean. Would definitely do it again the next time I come to Kauai!!
Response from Host, Jun 2021
SO glad you enjoyed the Kauai flight! Yes there is a thorough cleaning done after every flight :)
Highly recommend
Phuonganh_L, Jun 2021
Took the 9am ride with perfect conditions. Best way to end our Kauai trip after hiking around Have a and Waimea Canyon parks. Views from the middle back seat were obstructed but still enjoyable, definitely jealous of the front 2 seats. Pilot still did his best to manuever the helicopter in such a way that everyone was able to get good views. Every single moment we were in absolute awe. Ride actually lasted 35-40min rather than 55.
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Kauai really is a stunning place by air! Thank you for sharing your love for Kauai by air
Helicopter ride
John_L, Jun 2021
An awesome experience!! We saw more than we could’ve seen in a week of driving all over the island. Pilot was very knowledgeable and competent.
Response from Host, Jun 2021
I agree! Really the best way to see Kauai is by air. That Napali coat and Waimea canyon. Wow breathtaking! Thank you for the review


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