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Jack Harter Helicopters - Tours

#4 of 33 Tours in Lihue
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Address: 4231 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1262
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+1 808-245-3774
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Jack Harter is the Originator of Helicopter Tours on Kauai. Coming to Kauai...

Jack Harter is the Originator of Helicopter Tours on Kauai. Coming to Kauai in 1962, Jack began offering helicopter tours and charter flights with a focus on safety and quality. Jack's dedication to these important qualities is carried on by the company's hand-picked pilots and ground crew staff that are dedicated to continuing Jack's founding principles. The company offers scenic tours in two types of helicopters: Jack Harter Helicopters' luxurious 6-passenger Eurocopter AStar helicopter features huge floor-to-ceiling windows, BOSE noise-cancelling headsets, air-conditioning, and a cabin layout that has no physical obstructions to viewing the scenery outside. For the more adventurous, their 4-passenger Hughes 500s are flown with the doors removed. There is no luxury in the Hughes 500, but the doors-off flight is very cool! (Double meaning intended!) We ask you to be aware that there are WEIGHT LIMITATIONS for all helicopter tours. The 2 front passenger seats in BOTH helicopter types have more restrictive weight limits, so the SMALLEST PASSENGERS ON ANY GIVEN TOUR ARE USUALLY SEATED IN THE FRONT SEATS. Please look at the company's website to view the aircraft seating diagrams. The company's 60 and 90-minute tours feature Kauai's beautiful Na Pali Coast, the spectacular Waimea Canyon, numerous waterfall-filled valleys including the Hanalei Valley, and Mt. Waialeale, one of the wettest places on earth.

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I'll start this review off by saying I'm terrified of heights. But that wasn't going to stop me from taking the "doors off" flight with my husband and teenage son! I was given the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'll start this review off by saying I'm terrified of heights. But that wasn't going to stop me from taking the "doors off" flight with my husband and teenage son! I was given the spot in the middle/front next to our pilot Myles and I'm sooooo glad as you do not get to choose! It took a bit of time... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife, parents, and I did the "open door" helicopter tour in Kauai, and it was an incredible experience. The pilot was knowledgable and did a great job making us feel safe. We got to see most of the island, including the Na Pali Coast which is gorgeous. It was a 60 minute tour, while most other tours are 45... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Myles was our pilot and made us feel safe in the "doors off" ride. Our stay in Kauai is brief and taking this tour helped us get a really good sense for the island for future visits. The views are breathtaking!

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Plantation, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I had the best ride ever. "Doors Off" . The pilot answered all of our questions and gave us all kinds of great information about the island. We would definitely do it again. This was our favorite excursion in Hawaii. We booked it through Kauai by Stephanie. The views are spectacular. Worth every penny.

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Greer, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We did the doors off tour with Pilot Cliff. This was our first ever helicopter experience and wow, did we pick the best one. We saw so many hidden waterfalls and so much of the island that is completely unaccessible by land. Such a great way to see the entire island. Have to admit having the doors off added a... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful crew working at Jack Harter from start to finish. Did open doors ride me and my teenage son loved it. Highly recommend this excursion when on Kauai.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took the most amazing helicopter tour while on Kauai last week. So good we took the tour twice in 1 week. Jack Harter Helicopters tours was above amazing. Both times we took the 60 minute tour in their Hughes 500, DOORS OFF. I knew there would be no other way to see the beauty that Kauai... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You start by checking in and confirming weight, very fast. Quick safety tour, but surely thrall. Quick can ride to the helicopter, already warming up, so you will load hot. They tell you where to sit for weight requirements, on our trip all couples were together. Our pilot was Miles, very informative! We had tried for the 90 minute tour,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is AMAZING!!! Hands down worth every penny! We did the doors off tour and I highly recommend this. Wear long pants and a windbreaker and you'll be set. This is the best way to see the island!!! Our helicopter pilot/guide was very informative and pointed out areas of interest along the way along with some culture aspects. He was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 4 was so excited to experience an open air helicopter ride through Jack Harter so we booked nearly 4 months in advance and Jack Harter was so helpful in answering questions and helping us get a ride scheduled for our family. Unfortunately our airline canceled our flight so we missed 2 days in Kauai, including our helicopter... More 

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