Kauai Eco Adventure Helicopter Tour

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters3730 Ahukini Rd #8Lihue, HI 96766
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Experience stunning views of Waimea Canyon, beautiful waterfalls like Manawaiopuna Falls– aka “Jurassic Park” falls–, the dormant Mt Wai’ale’ale volcano, and more! This Blue Hawaiian Kauai Eco Adventure Helicopter Tour will fly you over Hawaii’s Garden Isle for a bird-eye view from the executive-style seats of an Eco-Star helicopter.

up to 0.8 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Lihue Travel Experts
  • Tour routes and sights visited may vary according to wind and weather conditions. Volcanic activity varies hourly.
  • Tour duration is approximately 50 minutes.
  • Includes Bose Aviation-grade, noise-canceling headsets and microphones for two-way communication with the pilot.
  • 4-camera digital DVD in-flight recording available for purchase following your tour.
  • Sights include Wailua Falls, Mt. Waialeale, Hanapepe Valley, and Manawaiopuna Falls, also known as "Jurassic Park" falls.


from Kauai Eco Adventure Helicopter Tour
Kauai is a natural wonder. Nature's forces have sculpted and reshaped Kauai for over six million years, resulting in some of the world's most beautiful scenery. The island of Kauai is named the "Garden Isle," and is covered in lush green valleys, towering sea cliffs, dense jungle vegetation, winding rivers, and stunning cascading waterfalls.

Many of Kauai's most beautiful sights are inaccessible by land due to the lack of a road that circles the island. The famous Na Pali coast, which stretches 17 miles along Kauai's North Shore and features 3000 ft. sea cliffs and valleys, is one of these remote scenic attractions. The Waimea Canyon, also known as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific," is located southwest. With so much to see and do, a Kauai helicopter tour is a must.

About Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters develops, maintains, leads, and exceeds industry standards. Setting us apart from others:
  • Only Blue: Has a voluntary FAA Safety Management System (SMS) implemented program accepted and approved in May 2015.
  • Only Blue: Requires the highest pilot-hour minimum in Hawaii, over 2,500 flight hours, and 5+ years of experience.
  • Only Blue: Requires all aircraft equipment for pilots to be instrument rated and trained in instrument maneuvers and recovery in an Inadvertent Entry Into Instrument Meteorological Conditions encounter.
  • Only Blue: Has the highest number of voluntary participants in the FAA Safety Team Program.

Blue Hawaiian's fleet consists of the best touring helicopters in the industry. Featuring state-of-the-art Airbus Eco-Star helicopters:
  • Airline-standard, Terrain Awareness Warning System.
  • Bose Aviation-grade, Electronic Noise-Cancelling Headsets.
  • Microphones for guests with 2-way communication with the pilot.
  • Advanced 4-camera in-flight video system with pilot narration and cinematic music choreographed to the scenery.
  • Custom upgraded VIP interior.
  • Flotation system for extended over-water flights.
  • All forward-facing seats with 180º views & a “theater-style” platform in the rear seating.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Kauai Eco Adventure Helicopter Tour

Where does the tour depart?

The Kauai Eco Adventure Helicopter Tour departs from Blue Hawaiian Helicopters at the Lihue Airport, 3730 Ahukini Rd, Lihue Heliport #8, Lihue, HI 96766.

How long is this Kauai helicopter tour?

The Kauai Eco Adventure Helicopter Tour is approximately 50 minutes.

What time should I check-in for the tour?

You will need to check in 45 minutes prior to your tour.

What should we wear?

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters' aircraft are temperature controlled, so dress comfortably. Wear solid dark-colored clothing to minimize your clothing reflection in your photos. Hats are not allowed around the helicopters as they can fly up into the rotors and damage the aircraft.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes. Even if you plan to buy the inflight video, you will not want to miss an opportunity to save these memories.

Is anti-motion sickness medication recommended?

Taking a precautionary anti-motion sickness medication is a good idea if you are particularly prone to motion sickness. However, Blue Hawaiian's flights are very smooth, and turns are slow and gentle. Most people do not experience motion sickness and do not need an anti-motion sickness medication.

How much experience do the pilots have?

All Blue Hawaiian Helicopters pilots are highly experienced. Each is required to obtain certification as a State of Hawaii Tour Guide. Blue Hawaiian is the only helicopter tour company in Hawaii with its own state-of-the-art Flight Simulator and the only one that puts its pilots through annual factory and FAA recurrent training.

Will we be the only ones in the helicopter? How is seating arranged?

You will be sharing the flight with other guests. Couples and families are seated side-by-side as much as possible. They cannot guarantee particular seating as the FAA-approved “weight and balance” program often dictates it. However, visibility from every seat is excellent in the Eco-Star helicopters since there are no cabin partitions that would block part of the view, as with other helicopters.

Does this tour have any weight restrictions?

An adjacent, empty seat purchase is required for each guest weighing more than 240 pounds. The charge for an adjacent empty seat is 50% off the regular tour price. This open seat ensures comfort for you and all of the guests on your flight.

Do they make a video of our actual tour?

Every flight is captured on a high-quality DVD. Each helicopter has four cameras; three external and one in the cabin. The video recording begins during the boarding process. You'll likely first see yourself on the video 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. The recording is continuous until landing and includes digital quality music chosen to complement the changing scenery and the pilot's narration. The video is available for purchase right after you return from your flight.