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Mauna Loa Helicopters Tours

#3 of 32 Tours in Lihue
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Address: 3501 Rice St Ste 212, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1764
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+1 808-652-3148

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This was a spectacular trip. A bit hair-raising with the doors off but totally worth it. Being in a small helicopter seating 2 in the back seat was much better for a couple than... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
car215
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Greater Newcastle, Australia

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Greater Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a spectacular trip. A bit hair-raising with the doors off but totally worth it. Being in a small helicopter seating 2 in the back seat was much better for a couple than previous heliflights we had done with 3 or 4 people as you really feel immersed in the scenery..it was hard to take good photos so best... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been on many helicopter rides around the world, and this rates the best one yet. The views are SPECTACULAR. This is a MUST SEE activity if you are visiting Kauai. They put safety before money. Our first scheduled flight was postponed due to wind conditions. Our Irish helicopter pilot was very friendly, and you could ask as many... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seeing the island with Mauna Loa Helicopters was a highlight of our vacation in Kauai! My daughter, granddaughter and I scheduled a helicopter tour with the company - doors off. It was spectacular. You check in at a trailer (I know it seems weird) which is well-maintained, air conditioned and comfortable. The service was very good. We were then taken... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us went for the doors-off option - and loved it! The scenery is spectacular... beyond words, really... and our pilot Adrian was knowledgeable about all of the landmarks as well as Hawaiian lore. Waterfalls, rainbows, jagged peaks, a mist-shrouded crater, humpback whales off the north shore and the pristine Na Pali coast were incredible. Easy-to-operate headsets made communication... More 

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Bermuda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a day trip to Kauai from Honolulu. Most people will advise you not to but, you can absolutely do this if you are short on time in Hawaii. We flew in around 9 a.m., rented a car, drove 10 mins to Mauan Loa Helicopter Tours and checked in. I've never been on a helicopter before. Quite frankly, I... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a private, extended tour with Guy, and it was one of the most spectacular experiences I've ever had. Not only is he an unbelievable pilot, but he grew up on the island and was a wealth of knowledge about the history, culture and legends of the island. An absolute must when visiting Kauai!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've previously taken helicopter tours with two other competitors on Kauai and had booked with one of them for this trip. When that company (Jack Harter) called 30 minutes before a scheduled tour and cancelled due to mechanical issues and couldn't reschedule for a doors off ride until after our departure date, we called Mauna Loa. From booking through our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought a helicopter tour was too touristy but lots of people said it was so worth it they were absolutely right. I purposely chose Maura Loa helicopters because it was doors off- full view of everything- and meant we would each get a window seat. We saw other tours where people weee smushed in the middle. My husband and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just took the trip with Bruno. He was fantastic, knowledgeable, and fun. The sights are so difficult to describe. The waterfalls the Napali coastline the valleys. And as a bonus we saw a pod of breaching humpback what's a couple mile offshore that we flew over to see at a distance. Great memories!!!

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Argyle, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family of five. We split into two helicopters and what an awesome ride it was. Our college aged son said it was his favorite thing we have ever done on vacation. The views are indescribable. Our pilots were very informative, and they stayed together. We were able to wave to each other during the flight. I get... More 

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