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Jack Harter Helicopters - Tours

4231 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1262
+1 808-245-3774
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Very scary at first, spectacular in the end

The helicopter pilot tries to gloss over any concerns you have which could have made me enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Austin, Texas
Outstanding Flight with Jack Harter Helicopter tours

We went back to Kauai to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. I scheduled a number of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris S
Kansas City, Missouri
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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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4231 Ahukini Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1262
+1 808-245-3774

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The helicopter pilot tries to gloss over any concerns you have which could have made me enjoy the full 60 minutes not just the last 40. In the front section of the "doors off" ride there are 3 seats- pilot, middle and right side. The...More

Thank sammieh25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went back to Kauai to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. I scheduled a number of activities for the week which we just came back from. I knew the helicopter ride would be awesome, however I didn't realize how fantastic it would be. Our pilot...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I flew with Jason and my son and his partner flew with Miles. Doors off morning tour is a must do amazing experience. Also big shot out to Jeffrey who buckled us in took great photos and was helpful pre and post...More

Thank 692notatraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The doors off tour is fantastic, but just as so many other reviews have mentioned, the smallest person gets the short end of the stick. If you are the smallest in your group (like my wife was) you will get a seat that is half...More

Thank Timothy s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was super excited to do the doors-offs helicopter tour and very happy when my husband and I were given to the back seats on the 5 person helicopter. We went in the afternoon becuase we thought the sun angle would be best. Most of...More

Thank kg92253
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I took this tour on our honeymoon. We went last Monday and Myles was our guide. He was very informative and really made the trip great. The only downfall is there is a middle seat in the front row and if you...More

Thank Christied712
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My hubby and I went on a doors off tour with Jack Harter yesterday and it was truly a once in a lifetime experience. I was terrified, and the flight was exhilarating, but after a few minutes I realized we were in great hands with...More

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is hands down a must do, with doors off. Kauai is any photographer or nature lover's dream. Jack Harter added to our experience of Kauai. We took the tour around 11am and thought this would be late in the day but turned out it...More

Thank Emilia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My fist helicopter ride and it was the highlight of my tour. Miles, who collected me from the cruise ship, was fantastic and the whole team are professional. I would highly recommend this company to anyone.

Thank Mvalentic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did the doors off so I could take pictures. My face and hands were frozen from poking them out the side, but the pictures were definitely worth it. Also, ladies...you're hair is going to get soooo fuzzy from whipping around in that wind. Go in...More

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Justin R
28 July 2017|
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Response from Bellabutterfly28 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Justin, We booked first thing in the morning to beat the trade winds. 8:30am or 9:30am would be best. Enjoy! It's definitely an experience you'll never forget!
Maria G
13 July 2017|
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Response from Jack-Harter-Heli | Property representative |
Our website has all pricing information. $289 inclusive for 60-65 minute tours. The 6-passenger Doors-On AStar has a discount on our website of $30 per person. There are no discounts available anywhere for the... More
4 July 2017|
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Response from kansaskayaker | Reviewed this property |
sorry for the late answer. I would say your chances are high of being put in the middle seat. That is where they put the lightest person on the flight. You can't choose seats, they are assigned by weight for safety... More