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Safari Helicopters

3225 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1108
+1 808-246-0136
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Awesome helicopter tour!

We did the waterfalls tour a couple weeks ago and Paka was our guide. He was a great pilot and... read more

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_lmbrown96
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Saint Charles, Missouri
Scenic helicopter ride

Professional and polished. Nice guide Paka, made you feel comfortable. Well informed. Great safety... read more

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For 26 years Safari has been taking people on helicopter tours to the inaccessible wonders of Kauai. Guest safety and satisfaction are Safari Helicopters top priority. Take an air tour with Safari Helicopters to find out why they've been named best of Kauai 3 years in a row.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“safety record” (58 reviews)
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3225 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1108
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+1 808-246-0136

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Reviewed yesterday

We did the waterfalls tour a couple weeks ago and Paka was our guide. He was a great pilot and guide for this tour. He took us on a smooth, calm ride and was very professional as he told us all about the island he...More

Thank _lmbrown96
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Professional and polished. Nice guide Paka, made you feel comfortable. Well informed. Great safety record.

Thank Ellie B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were two parents and three teen daughters and loved this ride. Julia was great with facts and answering questions as well as being an awesome pilot. Only thing is that we were five adults and copter seats six...not sure how another adult would squeeze...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took the whole family (mom, dad, two teens) on the waterfall tour, for mine (dad's) birthday. Safari had the whole thing down to a science and run it well. Our van driver / emcee (Cherelle?) was funny as well as informative. He's a real...More

Thank Jonathan C
Paul M, Chief Pilot at Safari Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Aloha Jonathan, Thank you for you honest and insightful review. It can be a little tight in the rear seats sometimes but the seat is computed for everyones safety. Our Guests are our focal point, so I am a bit surprised your birthday was not...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

My friend and booked a 60 minute helicopter tour last week. I found our pilot to be very informative and interesting to listen to. The views, of course, were breathtaking. We saw many beautiful waterfalls, and the aerial view of Kauai was like nothing I...More

Thank MSL-Reno
Paul M, Chief Pilot at Safari Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Aloha, Thank you so much for your informative & positive review. Kauai by air is just a must! That is sometimes hard to explain into words. Seating is based on weight and height , the weight portion is done by computer for safety and is...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband, three daughters and I recently took Safari Helicopter's Eco-Tour!! Not only did our pilot, Bruno, do an amazing job with telling us about all of the sights we were seeing, but we also saw the things that keep Keith Robinson looking so young!...More

Thank snookums1313
Paul M, Chief Pilot at Safari Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Aloha, To be honest, it is difficult for us to explain in words how worth it the experience really is. One tip I have for people is to truly dive into the experience. Turn off your phone. Put down your camera from time to time....More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great tour, the only way to really appreciate Kauai. Pilot professional and ride smooth. Breathtaking views thru the canyons. Would get five stars if not for being seated in the back middle seats... The two middle back seats do not provide the visibility of the...More

Thank Dogar P
Paul M, Chief Pilot at Safari Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Aloha, We are glad you enjoyed the flight, however to be clear, the seating is not random. It is based on a computed weight and balance for safety. This determines seating for the flight. Thank you for your review. Paul Matero Chief Pilot

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had one of the three female pilots in Hawaii - Julia. Great narration of the trip, answered all our questions. Very knowledgeable. Smooth ride, felt very safe and entertained. Price for video incredible reasonable. Driver to the airport, Jake, was very friendly. All employees were...More

Thank ShelliLMT
Paul M, Chief Pilot at Safari Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, Julia is a pretty amazing pilot and we are so lucky to have her. Thank you for taking the time to give her a shout out. We will be sure to let her know.Thank you so much for taking the time to give us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply an incredible experience. Very smooth ride, great pilot and super friendly office staff. The view is spectacular. Will certainly recommend Safari to friends.

Thank Richard S
Paul M, Chief Pilot at Safari Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Thank you for taking the time to give us your positive review. We are still a small family operated business and we highly appreciate when any of our Guests take out the time in their day to do this. Paul Matero Chief Pilot

Reviewed 1 week ago

A couple in our family of five were a tad nervous, but if we were ever going to ride in a helicopter we thought this was the place to do it! After seeing all the different helicopter ride advertisements in all of the brochures we...More

Thank alee1308
Paul M, Chief Pilot at Safari Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, I'm so glad that you gave this adventure a chance although some of you were nervous. To be honest, it is difficult for us to explain in words how worth it the experience really is. We are very proud of our staff, they do...More

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beevet
23 March 2017|
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Response from JoeySue66 | Reviewed this property |
The one good thing about rain - the waterfall switch was turned ON! We saw many many many waterfalls that earlier in the day were switched OFF according to our pilot :) I plan to go a again some time to see the view... More
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VACNUT
8 March 2017|
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Response from JoeySue66 | Reviewed this property |
I sat in the best seat in the chopper - the front right. But you don't have a say in it - it's based on weight distribution by your pilot at the last minute.
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Joanie F
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Response from Pat H | Reviewed this property |
By booking on line you pay a lower rate. If I remember correctly it was $190 / person. Just a few days notice should be enough, but call them directly to make sure. The lady's running the desk are very helpful. At the... More
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